The picture-perfect island of Dhidhoofinolhu is home to LUX* South Ari Atoll. This newly revamped luxury resort has 193 private villas. Some that sit on the water’s edge along two miles of powder-fine beaches. Some that sit along a jetty that juts out far into the reef. All over the resort a beach-club vibe buzzes under the island's skin. Indeed Beach Rouge is a Maldives' only beach club. Daytime chilled tunes accompany light bites. After dark, a floating dance floor provides party people the space to enjoy cocktails while they live it up. There are seven eateries and five bars to choose from. East Market is a sophisticated take on a bustling night market. Umami offers sushi, teppanyaki and robata counters as well as the Maldives’ largest selection of sakes and Japanese whiskeys.
The resort’s waters are a diver’s nirvana. Snorkel or visit with the resident whale sharks with the help of the five-Star PADI dive centre. On the island, there are two infinity pools, a floodlit tennis courts and a Technogym fitness centre. The LUX* Me Spa features a menu of indulgent and stimulating treatments.
LUX* wouldn’t be the brand we know and love without a few special touches. The coffee bar brews beans that roasted on the island. The ice cream parlour serves up delicious soft scoop. Impromptu screening show at the cinema.