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LUX* South Ari Atoll Maldives

Discover LUX* South Ari Atoll Maldives

Just 30 minutes by speedboat from the international airport, LUX* South Ari Atoll offers a great value tropical island paradise with All Inclusive options. Choose from a variety of accommodation possibilities including Beach Pavilions just steps from the beach or Water Villas with steps directly into the ocean. Alternatively, opt for a Water Villa with private plunge pool and hang out on your private poolside deck.

Perfect for families or couples alike, LUX* South Ari gives you the option to do as little or as much as you like. Dine in specialty restaurants, learn a new water sport, head to Beach Rouge for the daily DJ sunset session by the beach, or choose from a range of local, carefully created LUX* experiences - from a divine sandbank dinner to a sunset yoga and sound bath experience aboard a wooden Dhoni. Like all LUX* resorts, sustainability is at the heart of island life including a plastic-free environment and one of the Maldives largest floating solar farms.

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Expert View

  • 3 miles of sandy beaches and an extensive lagoon
  • A great value resort experience with a range of LUX* experiences
  • Great for families with superb age-appropriate activities at the kids club
  • One of the Maldives largest spas offering everything from relaxation to detoxification
  • On-site Marine Biology Centre for coral planting and adoption programs

At a glance

  • 181 Suites & Villas
  • All Ages
  • Open All Year
  • Family Rooms
  • Bed & Breakfast, Half and Full Board, All Inclusive
  • Beach Icon Beach

Our sustainable tourism rating

We handpick partners who share our commitment to protecting their environment, conserving wildlife and benefitting local communities.

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"The LUX* South Ari Atoll is one of the best places to see whale sharks year-round, so head off on a whale shark safari and the chance to see other spectacular marine life including manta rays and turtles."

Indulge your passions


Adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most.

  • Boat Trip Icon Boat Trip
  • Ocean Safari Icon Ocean Safari
  • Conservation Experience Icon Conservation Experience
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Experience
  • Canoeing Kayaking Icon Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling Icon Cycling
  • Fishing Icon Fishing
  • Snorkelling Scuba Diving Icon Snorkeling/Scuba Diving
  • Tennis Icon Tennis
  • Watersports Icon Watersports
  • Kids Club Icon Kids Club
  • Star Gazing Star Bed Icon Star Gazing/Star Bed
  • Wellness Spa Icon Wellness/Spa
Sample Itineraries


From majestic wildlife to out of this world natural wonders, cultural melting pots and enchanting beaches, every bespoke Mahlatini journey is thrilling. Unsure where to visit? Whether it’s a bucket-list adventure, a milestone celebration or simply a much-needed escape, experience the joy with this inspiring selection of favorites.

  • Bespoke itineraries
  • Flights and transfers included
  • Best rates guaranteed
Start your unique journey


At Mahlatini, we like to make things easy for you. Browse our website for inspiration or pick up the phone. Whether you’re full of ideas or unsure of where to start, we’re here to help. Serial safari-goer or first-time visitor, we’re ready to create your ultimate tailormade itinerary.

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