(Indian Ocean - Maldives )
*Inc all flights & 7 nights full board Beach Pavillion - excludes dive package
- Luxury resort for off grid retreats
- South Ari atoll only 25mins from Male (seaplane)
- 8 distinct room grades including family villas
- Perfect for snorkelling, diving and whaleshark spotting
Lux* Maldives brings a fresh concept of luxury hotels to South Ari Atoll in the Maldives. Shedding formality or pretension, Lux* Maldives resort offers a simpler, more relaxed holiday experience. Just 30 minutes from Male by seaplane, LUX* Maldives encompasses the entire island of Dhidhoofinolhu in South Ari Atoll and offers an authentic sense of unspoilt, island living. There are a total of 193 rooms and villas on the island yet no matter which room grade you select, you are guaranteed sweeping views over the beach and lagoon. The beach pavillions are comfortable with an outdoor terrace an direct beach access. For glittering views and a larger room, upgrade to the junior suite or beach villa. The beach pool villas have private pool and garden as well as beachfront location. Prestige water villa, signature pool water villa, grand pool water villa and even a Presidential villa (4 adults) complete the range of outstanding accommodation options for enhanced views, privacy and with their own luxurious touches. For the younger guests PLAY offers children aged 3-12 a host of cultural and nature experiences as well as sports and outdoor activities, all under the supervision of specially trained team members. For those aged between 12-17, Studio 17 runs a host of varied activities and island adventures. Lux* Maldives never fails to delight - both above the waterline and below. The spontaneous atmosphere presents everything from impromtu cinema screenings on the beach to classes with local artists. Take some time out at our LUX* Me spa and fitness centre. Try something from every menu at the seven restaurants and taste genuine local cuisine at our authentic Island Kitchen. Or enjoy a fresh island cocktail at one of six lively bars. Visit the world class PADI diving centre or go snorkelling amongst colourful corals and vibrant sea life, followed by a dip in one of the two swimming pools. There is even a marine biology centre on island with special interest in the atolls whaleshark population. LUX Maldives will be closed for maintenance 1st June to 31st August 2016
- Rooms: 193
- Fridge: Yes
- Room safe: Yes
- A/C: Yes
- Pools: 2
- Restaurants: 7
Dive Centre Facts
- Dive Centre: On site
- Dive Courses: PADI
- House Reef: No
- Boat Diving: Yes
- Shore Diving: No
- Nitrox: Yes
- Tech Friendly: No
- Season: All year
- Air Temp: 25-30C
- Water Temp: 27-28C
- Visibility: 20-30m
- Airport: 102km
South Ari Atoll is famed for its whaleshark and manta populations, making it a mecca for scuba divers. Prime whaleshark season is Jun - Nov whilst the manta are most prolific Dec-Feb. But this is not all there is. Nurse and leopard sharks are seen year round. Dive one of the few wrecks in the Maldives, the Kudhimma wreck. All of this and on top of the vast schooling fish and channel dives that make diving in the Maldives a must do dive destination.
Euro Divers schedule 3 dives on a typical day with the boat departing in the morning, afternoon and for the night dive. There are 2 traditional Maldivian dhonis, fully kited out for up to 20 dives. With over 50 dive sites to chose from, the diving each day is varied. Watch manta at Madi Varu swoop in to be cleaned or head to MPA for your chance to snorkel with whalesharks. Few thilas are as spectacular as Kuda Rah with its colourful soft corals. Or dive the Kudhimaa wreck for a macro fix. Whether you just want to dip you toe in the water occasionally or get in as much diving as possible, prepare to be amazed by the world underwater in South Ari.
- Incredible snorkelling and whaleshark spotting location
- Up to 50 dive sites with plegaic encounters, wreck diving and fast drift dives
- Nitrox available
- Learn to dive - PADI e-learning supported
- Try a Fluo night dive for a new experience
The 5 star service of Lux* Maldives is matched by the professional team of dive instructors at Euro Divers. All PADI courses from bubblemakers for the smallest divers right through to diivemaster are taught here. And if you want to cut down on your classroom time in the Maldives, why not try PADI e-learning to complete your theory before you fly. Spend more time diving the gorgeous reefs and playing with pelagics in the Maldives instead!
We are not able to take prepayment for diving package at LUX Maldives. We can reserve your dive package, which will be added to your bill locally.
Diving Rates & Prices
If you pre-book your diving as part of a holiday package with Scuba Travel you can take advantage of our special rates and make considerable savings on your dive package or dive course at Lux* Maldives.
- 1 days diving from: Price on request
- 3 days diving from: Price on request
- 5 days diving from: Price on request
Scuba Diving Courses
- PADI open water referral from: Price on request
- PADI open water course from: Price on request
- PADI advanced course from: Price on request
- Nitrox Specialty from: Price on request
- Other courses available on request
- Full set (Mask, Fins, BCD, Reg and wetsuit): Price on request
These prices are subject to change and you will be advised of the exact cost at the time of booking.
If you're in the market for a luxury Maldives resort, LUX* will not disappoint. The bars are super cool,, the restaurants (seven of them) are amazing and the rooms are sumptuous. Simon Rogerson, SCUBA Magazine
From time to time the resort and dive centre hosts a unique one off dive event. These will focus on a specific area of diving, covering a wide range of topics from underwater photography, technical diving, explore wrecks or conservation themed.
These special events are a brilliant way to learn from the accompanying experts (often a famous face!), improve your knowledge, develop new dive skills and of course, get to dive some of the most exciting destinations out there.
Make your next dive holiday that bit different!
We are also able to offer some discounts on specific dates if available - Those will show in red
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Each of the 193 Pavilions, Suites and Villas offer sweeping views over the beach and lagoon, whether suspended on stilts over the water or scattered along the beach.
Signature pool water villa
Suspended on stilts over water and boasting over 110sm, the Signature Pool Water Villas offer the ultimate in comfort and tranquil privacy. Each villa features a stylish bedroom, and a bright sunlit bathroom offering panoramic views and separate double rain-showers. State-of-the-art amenities including a 48 inch curved television or 110 inch projector screen. Guests can also enjoy their own luxurious terrace with private plunge pool, outdoor shower, a cosy, shaded love-nest.
Prestige water villa
The luxurious Prestige Water Villas are suspended on stilts over the water, offering incredible views of the Indian Ocean and direct access to the lagoon. With a spacious bedroom and king sized bed plus sofa bed, an over sized bathroom with a large bath tub and separate shower, plus a day bed and sun beds on the sun deck, the Prestige Water Villas make for the perfect romantic Maldives getaway.
Beach pool villa
Enjoy sensational views over the lagoon from your spacious, west-facing Beach Pool Villa. Native wood accents and light sandy tones bring the natural beauty of island living inside, while a private terrace unfolds into a luxurious living space outdoors. All guestrooms offer en suite bathrooms that open onto a private garden, along with a shower and separate bath. Relax in the privacy of your secluded garden with its sunken swimming pool, wooden deck, sun loungers and invigorating outdoor shower.
Take in all the sights, sounds and colours of authentic 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.