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Vacation of a lifetime!
Holy moley, I can't recommend Lux South Ari Atoll enough! It really is just like the pictures, no Photoshop needed. I joked that I was on my own Fantasy Island. Definitely worth the 26 hours of travel from the States. The staff takes excellent care of you, from landing at the airport and guiding you through the process of getting on the seaplane (our wait was only about 20 minutes), through showing you through all the restaurants and photo spots on the island, to ensuring you know exactly what's happening every day. They even walk you through to your flight in the airport when you leave! It was phenomenal service. Inthi took care of us throughout our week-long stay and provided us with everything we needed, practically before we knew we needed it. He even sent us a text when there were reef sharks and a manta at the arrival jetty so we could go see them. Even the staff that drives the mini-vans that shuttle you from one end of the island to another were friendly and helpful, making the stay feel so enjoyable and memorable. (Hi, Mafiesel and Shakwat!) Oh, and the bartender at the East Market Bar! I forgot his name, but he's a great bartender -- funny and knowledgable. In particular, I wanted to point out the wonderful service of Razan. As we were checking in for our flight in Chicago, the airline was not letting my friend board because her name wasn't on the reservation information that I had. We called Lux (at 3am Maldives time!) and Razan answered the phone. Within 15 minutes, he sent an email to us confirming her stay at Lux and we were able to board the plane so we could experience our Maldives vacation! Without his help we never would have made it. We were able to thank him in person, and we were all a little teary-eyed. The food and drinks were phenomenal! Everything was delicious. If you can, get to the Maldives night at Mixe for local cuisine and a music/dance show. And don't miss the Lux Lemonade for a refreshing non-alcoholic drink. I would recommend Lux to anyone who needs a break from reality. It's luxury from beginning to end with a staff that makes you feel like a treasured friend. I can't wait to return. Thank you to all the staff for an unforgettable vacation!
The island of our dreams
We spent 15 nights at LUX* South Ari Atoll and didn't regret our choice for one single minute. If you are looking for a peaceful, relaxing, but also entertaining place in the Maldives, this is the place to go. There is a great amount of things to do, such as snorkeling, diving, other water sport activities, SPA, yoga, fitness center, tennis court and so on. The island is quite "big", so you will always find new spots to discover and we didn't get bored at all. Positive things: - huge variety of food and drinks (6 restaurants for dinner, but 2 of them are not included in the all inclusive meal plan, you pay extra if you want to eat there) - additionally several bars for lunch - outstanding service - fun entertainment program (bingo night, quiz night, movie night, white party, DJ,...) - special food opportunities throughout the week (burger shack, Maldivian night, fish market,...) - cleanliness of the island - great eco-friendly thinking (f.e. hardly any plastic, solar panels, electric shuttle busses,...) - smooth transfer to and from the resort Negative things: - the room service was the only thing that was not outstanding in our opinion. Our room was clean all the time, but they didn't empty the bins every day and left old towels hanging plus didn't always bring new ones. A special thank belongs to the amazing dive-crew: Rabie, Zam, Jaey and Hanna. You made us feel perfectly save under water. Also their boat crew is amazing. If you like diving, this is the place to go! We saw sooo many things, such as Whale sharks, tons of reef sharks, Eagle Rays, Mantas, Sting rays, turtles,... Furthermore we would also like to thank the following people for their outstanding service: Zahir, Deloware, Mai, Hassan, Shawkat, Vivian and the whole lagoon bar team Saju, Mohamed and Haris. We miss you all dearly! So all in all, we can highly recommend LUX* South Ari Atoll and hope to come back one day (maybe if we get picked in the Tree of Wishes lottery :-))!
The best I've ever known! service prevents, extremely comfortable accommodation is an amazing structure. the water is very clear and has marine life, which makes it more attractive. they have attractions for children and we saw many families there. we went on our honeymoon and were warmly received with a sparkling wine, decoration and sweets. We love staying at Lux!
Loved every minute
My wife and I spent a week at LUX* South Ari Atoll. It was a joy from start to finish. All the staff were super friendly, especially Zahir who took great care of us. He even created a beautiful couple art display at our table for Maldivian night. Zahir went above and beyond to make our stay extra special. He was a great friend to us during our stay, teaching us all about the Maldives Islands and its local people. There was lots to do with scuba diving, snorkelling and water sports. There are some amazing fish to see here including whale sharks. The food was amazing with 4 or 5 different restaurants to choose from during our stay. Elena was also really helpful informing us on the daily activities every morning and booking us in for anything we wanted to do. We enjoyed a complimentary massage and sunset boat cruise as it was our honeymoon also. I’ve never experienced anything quite like LUX* Our water villa was amazing. The staff made animals out of towels and wrote lovely honeymoon messages on our bed every day. What an unforgettable experience. I would highly recommend this place. We will definitely be going back.
The most amazing resort and the most incredible staff!
Went to Lux for our honeymoon and could not fault the resort at all. Our Romantic villa with pool was amazing and so were all the staff. Everyone we encountered was so friendly and welcoming and always went above and beyond for us. Special mention is needed for Nihaan the marine biologist who helped my wife when she had a medical issue! Would go back to the resort in a heartbeat!
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