LUX* South Ari Atoll: A Maldives Desert Island Paradise

By Paul Joseph

Set in a laid-back, desert island paradise, LUX* South Ari Atoll is a tranquil hideaway that attracts vast numbers of visitors every year, lured here by the area’s year-round sunshine, stunning natural scenery, and array of activities to enjoy.

Made up of 187 private villas dotted at the water’s edge along four kilometers of powder fine beaches, the resort brings a distinctive vibe of coastal, beach house chic to the Maldives.

With a 5-Star-PADI Dive Centre, guests can immerse themselves in the oceanic wonders through action-packed activities including whale shark safaris and snorkeling. 

Guests have access to sunrise yoga and tai chi as well as floodlit tennis courts and paddle boarding to soak up the sunshine. 

Furthermore, at the state-of-the-art on-site luxury spa guests can curate their own spa and fitness experience through the guidance of the resident Wellness Concierge before choosing from rejuvenating fitness and yoga classes to gourmet cooking lessons and personalised spa treatments.

Each package is designed to leave guests feeling harmonised and rejuvenated, with tips on healthy living, both in the island and beyond.  

As for food and beverages, the resort is also home to a grand total eight eateries and five stylish bars.

Located in South Ari Atoll, LUX* South Ari Atoll is a 30 minute seaplane transfer from the Maldives capital of Malé.

By Paul Joseph