This popular large island has a great choice of facilities and sits in a top spot for whale shark watching.
LUX★ South Ari Atoll is one of the Maldives’ largest islands, so it’s perfect if you’re looking for more extensive resort facilities in an idyllic private island setting. As a LUX★ resort, service and features are top quality, and there’s a relaxed and playful vibe – you might find a few fun surprises during your stay. Guests are spoilt for choice with eight restaurants, so you could dine at a different place each night of the week. Favourites include Senses, serving boat-fresh seafood by the pool, and East Market, where it’s all about fiery south-east Asian favours in a street food-style setting.
This is a good island for families as there’s plenty to keep kids and teens busy. The huge choice of watersports includes lesser-found adventures like flyboarding and hoverboarding, plus you can hope to spot whale sharks year-round. On land, there’s tennis and volleyball. And with the kids entertained, you can sneak off for beach yoga or an overwater treatment at the LUX★ Me Spa.
Villas are light and airy, with thatched roofs and a chic white-washed décor. Keeping with its approach of catering for families and couples, rooms range from family pavilions perched by the shallow lagoon waters to romantic adults-only water villas with their own private pool and extras like a hanging bird’s nest swing and drop-down projector for your own cinema in bed.
In the very south of the South Ari Atoll
Good to know
193 beach and water villas
• Take a mini-flight around the lagoon on a flyboarding-hoverboarding adventure* • Spot dolphins on a tailor-made catamaran cruise* • Head out in search of whale sharks with the resident marine biologist*.
8 restaurants, 5 bars
Breakfast at MIXE or EAST Market.
Meal upgrade options (per person per night)
Half Board • Breakfast at MIXE or EAST Market • Dinner at MIXE, EAST Market, Beach Rouge or Senses
Full Board • Breakfast at MIXE or EAST Market • Lunch at Senses, Veli Pool Bar, Beach Rouge or Lagoon Bar • Dinner at MIXE, EAST Market, Beach Rouge or Senses
All Inclusive • Breakfast at MIXE or EAST Market • Lunch at Senses, Veli Pool Bar, Beach Rouge or Lagoon Bar • Dinner at MIXE, EAST Market, Beach Rouge or Senses • A wide range of selected drinks • Minibar refilled daily with selected wine, beer, vodka, gin, water, soft drinks, juices and snacks
Premium All Inclusive • As per All Inclusive plus: • 1 x dinner at UMAMI and 1 x dinner at Allegria (7-night minimum stay) • Premium brand drinks.
*Denotes local charge