LUX* Maldives Hotel Rating(formerly Diva Resort)

This is a private island resort, just a 30-minute seaplane flight from Male, with a prime diving site and 4 km of sandy beach.


Presidential Villa with a Master bedroom, guest bedroom, lounge area, pantry room, deck with an Infinity Plunge Pool, panoramic view of the lagoon and local islands and 24-hour butler service.

87 Water Villas - Contains a private terrace overlooking the sea, Maldivian wood flooring, with Egyptian cotton sheets and Pierre Frey fabrics from Paris. The décor has been inspired by the lagoon, with touches of turquoise and shades of beige and ochre. The lagoon itself is clearly visible from both the bed and the bath. Each Villa has its own bathroom with a sunken bath, and the bedroom can sleep two people, as well as a child under 12. A cot can also be provided.

12 Beach Pool Villas - There is a view of the lagoon and sunset even from the bed itself. The rooms, with their en-suite bathrooms, use of local wood for the floors and fittings, as well as the Pierre Frey fabrics from Paris.
The individual terrace is more like extended living space, with its wooden decking. There is also a table, large enough for meals or for use as a writing desk. Each Villa has a private garden on its far side, featuring a sunken swimming pool with a wooden deck surround, 2 sun loungers and an outdoor shower.

45 Beach Villas - The Beach Villas are similar to the Beach Pool Villas with larger gardens but without individual swimming pools.

48 Junior suites - All the Junior Suites look out to sea and are near to the sea on both sides, as they are located on the narrow ends of the island. Each Suite has a bedroom, en-suite bathroom, terrace and private garden area. The bathrooms look out both over the garden and towards the sea. Many of the Suites have communicating doors with the next room and the others have a single bed that can accommodate a child under 12.

Eating and Drinking

SENSES - European Flavours with Arabic Influence Guests in the Water Villas have exclusive use of the restaurant for breakfast. Thereafter, it is open to all guests, serving salads, grills and seafood at lunchtime, with an a la carte dinner menu. The restaurant leads on to a terrace and an infinity pool, stretching as far as the sea. A lounge bar features a selection of cocktails, rums, liqueurs, beers and international brands of spirits, as well as a selection of famous teas.

NOO Restaurant - Noo is a shell-shaped restaurant, featuring international cuisine. The restaurant is by LUX* Maldives central beach, serving breakfast, and dinner, with themed evenings.

IRU Bar - Champagne Bar - The brightly coloured circular bar, is by the beach, facing the sea. With a selection of finger snacks, champagne and a “Shoe less” concept.

VELI Pool Bar - The bar adjoins the circular swimming pool that extends out to sea, looking out onto the lagoon on three sides. Light Mediterranean-style snacks, such as Spanish tapas, mezze and antipasti are served in Véli throughout the day.

PURE - Standing on stilts over the water, Pure features Japanese-style open cooking. It has a sushi bar and a Tepaniaki table, where the Chef performs a “live” show as he prepares their dishes in front of the guests. The restaurant is open evenings only and tables should be reserved in advance.

EAST - This is the resort's main restaurant, standing on stilts over the water, It is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, featuring, amongst others, Cambodian, Indonesian, Thai, Sri Lankan, Hong Kong and Chinese-style buffets.

Activities and Entertainment

Facilities on the Resort - Gym, gift shop and night club.

Excursions - Male Tour, Island Hopping, Night Fishing, Seaplane Trips, Private Yacht.

Water sports - Banana Boat riding, Water Skiing, Wakeboarding, Canoe, Snorkelling, Jet ski pedal boats and kayaking

Entertainment Facilities - Beach Volleyball, table tennis, badminton, tennis courts, billiards, table football and games machines.


Dive Centre Partner - Euro Divers PADI 5star.


Spa Centre - Yes.

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Transfer Time:
25 minutes
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Sea plane
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Customer Review

Honeymoon to South Africa, Maldives, Zambia and Botswana during September 2012

Customer Review

Everything was a highlight, we cant choose a favorite place! From staying at Monwana, to visiting the falls and doing the Devils Pool, then to Chobe and finally relaxing in the Maldives, we had a wonderful experience!

Rated... 5stars


Naomi Harris & Adin Birchall

Maldives Factfile

GMT +5
Officially Dhivehi but English is widely spoken
Rufiyaa and Laaree
Best time:
November to April
10 hours from Europe
Free 30 days Visa upon arrival for all visitors
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