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LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas

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LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas

5 star hotel
South Atoll, Dhidhoofinolhu, South Ari Atoll, Maldives
193 rooms
FREE Internet

Euro-Divers LUX* South Ari Atoll

PADI 5 star dive center
Max 6 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • LUX* is a luxurious private island resort on South Ari Atoll
  • Mantas, whale sharks, tropical reef fish can be seen
  • Pinnacles, channels and sheltered coral gardens
  • Over-water and beachfront villas, some with private pool
  • 11 bars and resturants serving internationally-inspired dishes
  • 24 hour room service, LUX* Me Spa, watersports
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Travel Resources

Every traveller entering the Maldives must have a negative PCR test report (Nucleic Acid Test) for COVID-19 prior to their entry into the country. This also applies to those travellers who have completed the prescribed dose(s) of COVID-19 vaccine or have recovered from COVID-19. The sample for the PCR test must be taken no longer than 96 hours prior to the departure from the first embarkation point. This mandatory test, requested by the Maldivian authorities, applies to all tourists and short-term visitors, of all ages. Only infants 0-12 months of age are exempted from it.

• The Maldives Immigration has introduced “Traveller Health Self-Declaration” to fast-track pre-arrival and pre-departure health information in accordance to the health requirements of the Maldives. All travellers are required to submit an online health declaration within 24 hours, prior to their departure to and from Maldives, via the following link:


• The Government of Maldives recommends the following affordable insurance package for COVID-19, which needs to be purchased prior to the guests’ arrival in the Maldives.

All guests staying at LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas will be required to take a mandatory PCR test upon their arrival at the LUX* seaplane lounge. Children 6 years and above are also required to take this test. The guests will not be charged for this PCR test and they can start enjoying their holidays as soon as they arrive at the resort.

• Each guest is required to fill up a LUX* Declaration Form. This form needs to be completed and submitted by email back to us, no less than 24 - 48 hours before the arrival date, to the following email address STAY@luxmaldivesresort.com

• Should the guest require a new PCR test report before going to their next destinatio or country of residence, they can take the test at the resort clinic prior to their departure. The test can be booked and facilitated through the Front Office Team at the reception. Guests will be charged for this additional test. The cost of the PCR test is USD$ 125 per person, per test

Note that this information can change without notice and it is the responsibility of the traveler to be familiar with latest travel requirements.


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Enhanced Health Measures

Date of last update:Nov 23, 2022

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We have also made some service adjustments in consultation with SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, in addition to the precautionary measures recommended by the World Health Organisation. Use of gloves and masks for Team Members in all relevant areas Maintaining physical distancing protocols using signage and markings throughout the properties Installation of contactless hand sanitising stations throughout the properties Cleaning and disinfection cycles increased to ensure optimal hygienic standards Daily temperature checks for everyone accessing the hotels at all entry/exit points A trained Covid-19 Officer responsible for ensuring compliance with each hotel’s new operational regulations and procedures Doctor on call 24/7 and resident nurse available in all resorts Guestrooms All rooms between departures and arrivals to remain vacant for a minimum of 24 hours Minibars will remain empty with a wide selection of items available upon request Pedal bins placed into each guest room to provide safe disposal of face masks and other protective equipment Public Areas and Facilities Hand sanitiser stations throughout all public areas Frequent sanitisation of high-touch points areas using fogging equipment, electrostatic sprayers and wipes Regular sanitisation of high-touch areas (changing rooms, door handles, mirrors, hooks etc) Public Bathrooms Automatic single-use tissue dispenser Pool and Beach Facilities Re-arrangement of sunbeds to comply with physical distancing requirements Cleaning and sanitisation of sunbeds after each use with a “Cleaned and Sanitised” sign after sanitisation is completed. Frequent sanitisation of outdoor showers Restaurants Menus are presented either via iPads which are sanitised after each use and/or QR Codes so guests can access our menus on their own devices Buffet area or live cooking stations shielded with glass protection screens (buffets will be discontinued in the medium-term to respect physical distancing) Table arrangements adjusted to allow for physical distancing in all restaurants and bars Sanitisation of tables will be carried out after each guest. Outlets are sanitised after each service Spa Disposable face cradle, bedcover, sanitised eye pillows and disposable tissues will be provided for guests. Therapists will don disposable gowns. Treatment rooms will be sanitised thoroughly between treatments. In changing rooms, clean towels will be arranged in individual lockers.Lockers and showers will be sanitised after every use. Seat and loungers to be rearranged to comply with physical distancing requirements Fitness and Wellness Advance booking for selected time slots required. Thorough cleaning and sanitisation of all gym equipment in between time blocks Private fitness and wellness sessions indoors will be replaced by outdoor wellness classes (maximum 6 persons per class) Shoe sanitising mat placed at the gym entrance
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Booking process


Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot


We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final


You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 25%
  • 50 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 5.0% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 35 days prior to arrival
  • 25.0% will be charged if you cancel between 35 and 25 days prior to arrival
  • 50.0% will be charged if you cancel between 25 and 12 days prior to arrival
  • 75.0% will be charged if you cancel between 12 and 8 days prior to arrival
  • 100.0% will be charged if you cancel less than 8 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas

Dive Center


  • PADI 5* Dive Resort in South Ari Atoll
  • 40+ local dive sites, max 1 hour drive 
  • See whale sharks year-round
  • Full range of PADI courses, including kids courses
  • 2 traditional, shaded dhoni boats
  • Free Nitrox


LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas is famous for its marine diversity and especially for its whale sharks roaming around the resort all year round, which is one of the main reasons adventurers from all over the world visit the resort to get a rare encounter with the gentle giants of the Indian Ocean.

Our PADI 5-Star dive center offers various PADI courses. The protected lagoon is the perfect place for beginners to start their first Discover Scuba Diving experience.

For certified divers, there are around 50 beautiful dive sites within 10 to 60 minutes by our spacious traditional Dhoni boat. We are lucky to be just 10-15 minutes from the diving hotspot "Dhigurah channel," famous for its Thila dives! One of the most famous dive sites is ‘Kuda Rah Thila,’ the first national marine protected area in the Maldives with beautiful corals and thousands of blue-lined snappers.

Divers seeking adventure can add an underwater scooter (DPV) to a dive. With some explanation from your guide, off we go for a dive like never before. With a DPV, you can explore a more significant area and conserves air. Most importantly, it is FUN and EASY to handle. Perfect for exploring the Thilas in the Dhigurah channel.

Our morning, afternoon, full day, and night dives will bring you to the most amazing dive sites in South Ari Atoll for spectacular dives you will never forget.

Experience not to miss: FLUORESCENCE NIGHT DIVE! 



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Rental Equipment

  • Mask & Snorkel
  • Compass
  • Camera
  • Wetsuit – Shorty
  • Full-Foot Fins
  • Flashlight
  • Regulator
  • Dive Computer
  • Children Sizes
  • Bcd
  • Scooter (Dpv)
  • Aluminum Cylinders

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Chinese

Dive Center Facilities

  • Onsite Classroom
  • Adaptive Services Facility
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Dive Boat
  • Onsite Accommodation

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Resort

Resort Amenities

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Stand-Up Paddling
  • Kayaking
  • Pool/Snooker
  • Darts
  • Beach Volleyball


  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Eur)
  • Cash (Gbp)
  • Cash (Local Currency)


  • Jet Skiing

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Fitness Center/Gym
  • Spa Facility
  • Massage Services
  • Yoga

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • A La Carte
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Halal Food
  • Gluten Free Food
  • Kosher Food

Resort Description

LUX* South Ari Atoll is a luxurious, private island resort in the Maldives. 

Clear blue seas, mantas, whale sharks and multi-coloured reef fish are at home in this region of the world. Dive on protected coral shallows or drift through channels and past pinnacles. 

The resort is comprised of over-water and beach front villas. All are air-conditioned, with large beds, LUX* bath products and access to the turquoise lagoon.

There are 11 restaurants and bars, serving a selection of Asian, Mediterranean and Western cuisine, signature coffee and tropical cocktails. 

Enjoy 24 hour room service, LUX* Me Spa and a huge selection of water sports including fly boarding, sunset fishing and jet skiing.  

How to get there


  • Trans Maldivian Airways (TMA) provide seaplane transfers between the international airport and the resort. The journey is a 25 minute flight to the island which may include 1 stop en route. 
  • Depending on your flight arrival time, you may also take a 20 minute domestic flight with FLYME and then a 10 minute speedboat transfer.
  • Seaplane transfers only depart between 6 am and 4 pm, whereas domestic flights depart between 6 am and 11 pm. 
  • The luggage weight quota for both Seaplane and Domestic flight is 20 kg and 05 kg for hand luggage per adult. The excess luggage weight per additional kilo is USD 5 + applicable tax.
  • Check in is at 2pm. Early check in is charged at 100% of the room value (based upon availability). 


  • Check out is at 11am.
  • Late check out until 6pm is charged at 50% of the room rate, and after 6pm it is 100% of the room rate (based upon availability).
  • You will return to the international airport by either seaplane or domestic flight and speedboat, depending on your schedule. 


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