As the only settlement on the island of Dhidhoofinolhu in South Ari Atoll LUX Maldives is a wonderful resort island with lots of activities and a great choice of dining options.
The lagoon is ideal for snorkelling and whale shark spotting, while two pools and a spa at this idyllic Maldives Resort offer a welcome break from the beach. Follow secret pathways through tropical gardens and taste authentic island cuisine at our numerous restaurants.
Whether suspended over the water or scattered along the beach, every room, suite and villa at LUX* Maldives is designed to make the most of its island surrounds.
Light, breezy and spacious with splashes of bright island colour, each room has a sophisticated sense of simplicity with views over the lagoon and beach.
36 Beach Pavilions
Enjoy island living in the leisurely comfort of your Beach Pavilion. Sunlight filters through lofty thatched roofs, while the luxurious bathroom offers a private garden with a refreshing outdoor shower. The Beach Pavilions are also ideal for families with a baby or child.
12 Sunset Junior Suites
Shaded by sprawling Badamier trees and palms, each spacious suite faces the sunset and enjoys breath-taking views over the ocean. The simple, minimalist design is accented with warm wood and splashes of red and orange inspired by the reef.
46 Water Villas
The spectacular Water Villas are suspended on stilts over the water and offer views of the Indian Ocean with direct access to the lagoon. Fall asleep to the gentle sound of the ocean and then sink into a generously sized bathtub with sweeping views out the large bay windows.
3 Family Water Villas
These spacious two-bedroom Villas are perched atop the water on stilts and provide the perfect secluded spot for families to spend an unforgettable holiday. Look out over the lagoon from your private terrace and plan another action-packed day together on the island.
45 Beach Villas
Light sand and ochre tones reflect the island setting beyond the terrace, while subtle décor echoes the ebb and flow of the ocean. All guestrooms enjoy en suite outdoor bathrooms where the open sky, bright hibiscus and beautiful banana trees provide privacy in a natural setting. Each Beach Villa has ample room for two adults and one teenager or child.
12 Beach Pool Villas
Enjoy views over the lagoon from your spacious, west-facing Beach Pool Villa. All guestrooms offer en suite bathrooms that open onto a private garden, along with a shower and separate bath. Relax in your secluded garden with its sunken swimming pool, wooden deck, sun loungers and outdoor shower.
Featuring unparalleled views over the lagoon and island surrounds, the LUX* Villa is the ultimate in luxury island living. Sink into your infinity plunge pool that merges with the lagoon or watch the kaleidoscope of sea life swim beneath your feet through the glass floor in the living room. With a master bedroom suite and guest bedroom both featuring handcrafted LUX* Sleep Tight beds and direct access to the deck, the LUX* Villa is ideal for a party of four. Make the most of your stay with a 24-hour personal butler to cater to all your needs.
38 Prestige Water Villas
Luxurious over-water villa offering perfect privacy and direct access to the sea
Room, Suite and Villa Facilities
- Air conditioning and ceiling fans
- Bathroom with bathtub, separate shower and separate toilet
- Satellite television and DVD player
- Telephone with international direct dialling
- Hairdryer and shaver sockets
- 220-240v electric sockets
- Private sunbed
- Wi-Fi Internet access
LUX* restaurants - enjoy the very best dishes, flavours and textures that the island's many cultures and influences have to offer at any one of our authentic dining environments.
The Island Kitchen With tables set out on the beach under thatched roofs and slow turning ceiling fans, guests can sink their feet into the warm sand below while tucking into mouth-watering buffets for breakfast and dinner.
Senses Inspired by North African, Lebanese, Indian and Indian Ocean cuisine, Senses never fails to delights with its tempting menu of tagines, tandoori prawns and unique tropical sorbets.
Senses Bar and LoungeSenses Bar and Lounge 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.
East Restaurant and Bar Suspended above the water, East inspires with its incredible view out over the lagoon. The menu features the best of Cambodian, Indonesian, Thai, Sri Lankan, Hong Kong and Chinese-style buffets. East Bar offers fresh fruit cocktails and local evening entertainment.
Allegria Restaurant and Bar Located right on the beach, this open kitchen allows guests to watch our skilled chefs at work as they create pizzas, pastas and gnocchi dishes. For a more intimate atmosphere, Allegria's wine cellar can be booked for private dinners.
Umami Perched on stilts over the water, Umami features a Japanese-style teppanyaki table. Sit under beautiful silk paper lanterns surrounded by wooden latticework while you enjoy the simple yet delicate flavours.
The BeachThe best pizza we can make, in the most relaxing setting, right on the beach.
Veli Pool Bar & Lunch 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.
Lagoon Bar On the beach, facing the sunrise, close to the lobby and the boat house, enjoy island music and reggae favourites while sharing your experiences from the last dive or water sports session.
Café LUX* Enjoy Island Blend of certified green organic beans.
Our convenient 24-hour in-villa service ensures that you can enjoy all the delights the island has to offer without leaving the comfort of your room.
LUX*Me Spa and FitnessCombine fitness, spa, nutrition, yoga, retreats and experiences into one venue. From luxurious facials, massages and scrubs to invigorating yoga classes and a broad array of dynamic and fun exercise programmes, LUX* Me is all about you.
For those wanting to explore the depths of the ocean, LUX* offers access to some of the nation's most beautiful dive sites, where scuba enthusiasts can see an abundance of parrotfish, butterfly fish, sting rays, manta rays, tuna and barracuda, not to mention impressive yet gentle whale sharks. You might even encounter an elusive hawksbill, dolphin or green turtle.
Two diving sessions are hosted daily, with at least one trained monitor for every four divers. The dive centre also has a Euro Divers five-star PADI certification for complete peace of mind. Courses include Discover Scuba Diving, Scuba Diver (leading to PADI Scuba Diver certification), and an Open Water Diver Course. NITROX diving courses are also available.
Water Sports Complimentary reef snorkelling, kayaking and pedal boats. There's also a wide range of water sports available at the boathouse, such as windsurfing, rubber ring and banana rides, flyboarding, water-skiing, wakeboarding and jet-skiing for an additional fee. Or explore further afield with a private catamaran trip and picnic parties to neighboring islets.
Land-Based Activities Beach table tennis, volleyball and tennis on floodlit courts LUX* Me fitness - tailor-made training session complete with beach yoga, cycle around the lush island setting or challenge someone to a game of billiards and table soccer at our indoor games centre.
In the evening, head out to Musik, our lively island nightclub, where an eclectic mix of rock, salsa and techno mixed by our in-house DJ will have you dancing until the sun comes up.
Enjoy your wedding or vow renewal at Lux* Maldives - please note that rather than hosting multiple weddings in one day there is a policy of only one such occasion per resort each day.