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Maldives - South Ari Atoll
Escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life when you visit LUX* Maldives.
Found amongst frangipani and hibiscus, the hotel is surrounded by coral sand and the crystal blue lagoon, making it close to perfection. Located on one of the biggest islands in the Maldives, the resort offers you a variety of ways to spend your holiday.
Dive into the clear blue waters and explore the underwater world; sip a cocktail while watching out for whale sharks from the resort’s unique location, and afterwards head to the resort’s nightclub to dance the night away.
Or, if you fancy something more low key, simply visit the luxury spa and indulge in a stress-relieving massage. End your day savouring sumptuous delights in one of the hotel's venues as the sun sets at LUX* Maldives.
- There is WiFi available throughout the resort, as well as an internet lounge.
- Children are welcome at the hotel and can make use of the kid's and teen's club. Babysitting is also available.
- Relax in the private lounge at Male International Airport before you board the 25 minute seaplane journey to the resort.
- There is a world-class PADI diving centre and a variety of water sports on offer at LUX* Maldives.
- Four kilometres of beach surround the resort, as well as an extensive lagoon containing an array of multi-coloured fish.
- Cool off with the fig and ginger sorbet at Senses; it will get the taste buds tingling and is the perfect way to try something new while away.
- Sit on the pontoon at East and watch Babul, a local Maldivian, create a magical aquatic ballet as he feeds a family of sting rays that have formed an unusual bond with their above-water friend.
- Indulge in a treatment at the spa. The glass floors in some of the treatment rooms offer views of magnificent coral and tropical fish. You will be transported to a tranquil underwater sanctuary.
All accommodation features the following: individual air-conditioning, ceiling fans, luxury bathroom amenities, slippers, bathrobe, DVD, IDD telephone, minibar, complimentary tea and coffee making facilities, complimentary bottled water, safe, hair dryer, shaver sockets, private sunbed and WiFi access.
Beach Pavilion (65m²)
Feel right at home as soon as you enter one of these stunning and comfortable rooms. It’s an ideal spot for a family getaway as the room accommodates two adults and a baby or child.
Sunset Junior Suite (70m²)
Carefully designed to blend with its natural environment, these suites offer you a unique closeness to nature, shaded by sprawling Badamier trees and palms, while facing the exquisite Indian Ocean sunsets. Romance oozes from every corner of your thatched cottage.
Water Villas (71m²)
From your villa perched on stilts you can enjoy views of the sunrise or sunset; the choice is yours. Surrounded by the blue waters of the ocean, you can’t help but feel relaxed as you fall asleep in your romantic canopy bed. The Water Villa can accommodate two adults and one teenager, child or baby.
Beach Villas (95m²)
The floors and fittings of this stunning beach villa are made from local wood, giving the villa an authentic feel. All villas have en suite outdoor bathrooms where the open sky, bright hibiscus and beautiful banana trees provide privacy in a natural setting. Your terrace is an extended living space, the perfect place for lounging on the settee or sitting at the table while gazing over the lagoon. Each villa can accommodate two adults and one teenager or child.
Prestige Water Villa (98m²)
If you like the feeling of space and the calming nature of water then these villas are perfect for you. It’s fair to say that the lagoon is omnipresent in these villas; everywhere you look you are greeted by exquisite views. Even the bath promises a splendid outlook across the terrace and shimmering blue water below. The Prestige Water Villas can accommodate two adults and one teenager, child or baby.
Family Water Villas (129m²)
Space and luxury is all yours when you stay in one of these overwater villas with your family. The two bedrooms means that everyone can spread out and have the space they need while away. With direct access to the sea, it’s hard to find a reason to leave your villa. The Family Water Villa can accommodate four adults and two teenagers or children.
Beach Pool Villas ( 116m²)
These spacious, west-facing villas offer sensational views over the crystal clear lagoon. The interiors feature local wood, while sand and ochre colours mirror the views beyond the windows. Outside in your private garden you will find a tempting sunken swimming pool with surrounding wooden decking and sun loungers, inviting lazy days by the pool. The Beach Pool Villas can accommodate two adults and one baby.
Diva Villa (360m²)
These villas are the height of luxury and grand elegance in an exceptionally picturesque setting. Sink into the magnificent infinity plunge pool that merges with the lagoon and ocean, and watch the day slip effortlessly away. Panoramic views of the lagoon and islands surround you and, in the lounge, a glass floor provides a natural aquarium that sets the stage for a fantastic aquatic ballet of exotic fish. The Diva Villa has a master bedroom suite and guest bedroom, both with direct access to the deck. At any time of the day or night, a personal butler is available to care for all your needs, or cater for private dinners as desired. The Diva Villa can accommodate four adults, or two adults and two teenagers, children or babies.
The Island Kitchen
Savour the essence of authentic island living at The Island Kitchen. With tables set out on the beach under thatched roofs and slow turning ceiling fans, you can sink your feet into the warm sand below while tucking into mouth-watering buffets for breakfast and dinner. Live cooking stations offer everything from wood-fired pizzas and grills to stir fries with a tempting island twist. In the evening, enjoy genuine island entertainment performed by talented local performers.
When you walk into this restaurant you will notice that it really is in the perfect beach resort location, with terraces set by the water’s edge and tables overlooking the infinity pool, stretching to the sea beyond. Here you can try a delicious range of cuisine inspired by North African, Lebanese, Indian and Indian Ocean cuisine. At lunchtime, delicious salads, grills and local seafood are on offer, while dinner tempts diners with à la carte choices paired with some of the finest wines.
Senses Bar and Lounge
This venue offers a selection of cocktails, rums, liqueurs, beers and spirits, as well as a refreshing selection of Sri Lankan teas in the afternoon. It also offers light Indian Ocean lunches in the shade or by the pool if you don't feel like visiting one of our more formal restaurants. Enjoy a light snack in the evening while swaying gently in a giant hammock or challenge someone to a friendly game of billiards as the sun sets over the ocean.
An Asian-style restaurant that stands above the water on the same pontoon as Pure, with a wonderful view out over the lagoon that is reminiscent of sitting on the prow of a ship. Here you can tuck into the best of Cambodian, Indonesian, Thai, Sri Lankan, Hong Kong and Chinese-style buffets.
The adjacent East Bar invites you to linger after dinner with a fresh fruit cocktail as the sun begins to set.
Dine on authentic Italian food at this venue on the beach, with generous bay openings taking full advantage of the cool evening breezes cast off the ocean. An open kitchen format lets you watch the chefs at work through large windows. As the evening unfolds, the ambience builds in vibrant and colourful Italian style.
For those who prefer a more intimate atmosphere, Allegria‘s wine cellar can be booked for private dinners. This forms a restaurant within a restaurant, where a few tables sit at the heart of the wine cellar
Perched on stilts over the water, Umami features a Japanese-style teppanyaki table where the chefs entertain guests with their culinary skills. Sit under beautiful silk paper lanterns surrounded by wooden latticework while you enjoy the simple yet delicate flavours of Kobe beef sushi rolls served with scallops or fresh seaweed and squid salad.
Located near the crystal clear swimming pool that extends out to sea, with shimmering views of the lagoon on three sides, Veli Pool Bar offers a casual menu of tasty pizzas, sandwiches and spring rolls, as well as Mediterranean-style tapas, mezze and antipasti.
The Island Bar
Watch the sun set over the shimmering water as your sip on a delicious island cocktail or aperitif and tasty canapés at The Island Bar. Go for a stroll along the beach or simply soak up the laidback ambience on the wooden deck as you wind down another amazing day on the island.
On the beach, facing the sunrise, close to the lobby and the boat house, this is your regular laidback watering hole. Enjoy island music and reggae favourites while sharing your experiences from the last dive or your exciting water sports session.
Here they only serve their own delicious Island Blend of certified green organic beans. Roasted on the island and prepared for you with passion by the trained baristas, every cup of coffee served at the stylish Café LUX* is one to savour.
Spa and Fitness Create your own integrated spa and fitness experience from the indulgent 'Me Time' Spa Menu or allow the skilful spa concierge and therapists to tailor-make an experience just for you. From luxurious facials, massages and scrubs to invigorating yoga classes and a broad array of dynamic and fun exercise programmes, the LUX* Me Spa and fitness programmes have been designed to keep your body beautifully beach-ready and in harmony with your idyllic island surroundings.
In-room spa treatments are also available.
From the resort, guests can access some of Maldives’ most beautiful sites and encounter parrot fish, eagle and sting rays, clown fish, stone fish, and whale sharks. Two diving sessions are organised daily. The sites are about 1.5lm apart and there are ones suitable for all levels of divers.
House reef snorkelling trips, kayaks and pedal boats are available on a complimentary basis. At an additional cost, a wide range of activities may be organized by the boathouse, such as windsurfing, rubber ring and banana rides, water-skiing, wakeboard and jet-skiing. Private catamaran trips, excursions and picnic parties on neighbouring islets can also be also be arranged.
There are three shops located in the resort, one which sells souvenirs, one precious stones and the other beachwear, clothes and Maldivian items.
After dinner, get the party started with a visit to The Musik nightclub where an eclectic program of rock 'n' roll, salsa, techno or romantic slow music is provided by the in-house DJ until the early hours of the morning.
PLAY and Studio 17
Play offers children between the ages of 3 and 12 the opportunity to explore the many wonders and delights of island living with everything from art classes to treasure hunts.
Studio 17 is where guests between 12 and 17 can get together and participate in a range of activities from local dance classes to adventure trips.
Two swimming pools, beach table tennis, volleyball, tennis on floodlit courts, fully equipped fitness centre, billiards, games machines, private sessions of yoga on the beach, stretching or personal training can be arranged for a fee, internet lounge, information counter and 24 hour room service.
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