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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* Maldives

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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Enhanced Health Measures

Date of last update:Aug 22, 2020

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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: 55%
  • 51 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

STANDARD CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel less than 10 days prior to arrival date, you will forfait 100%; you will forfait 90% if you cancel between 10 and 15 days; 55% if you cancel between 15 and 28 days; 30% if you cancel between 28 and 38 days; %5 if you cancel more then 38 days prior to arrival date

SPECIAL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) TERMS All reservations for arrivals between now and 22 December 2020 will not be subject to any cancellation or rebooking charges until 3 days prior to arrival.     Any prepaid amounts will be fully refunded for all reservations with arrivals between now and 22 December 2020.     For postponed stays with original arrival dates between now and 22  December 2020, no rebooking charges will apply, and the new stay dates will be confirmed at the same originally booked rate for new stay dates up to and inclusive of 22 December 2020. For new stay dates from 23 December 2020 onwards, these stays will be confirmed at the rate applicable and combined with any offers and promotions in force at the time of reconfirmation of the new stay dates.     

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

What to see

The exciting drift dives in the atoll's channels are what attracts divers to Faafu. The experience is added to by the healthy reefs, colorful soft and hard corals, mantas and the possibility of a whale shark.

You’ll also see rays, turtles, reef sharks, moray eels, groupers and lobsters. Ghost pipefish with camouflage-like patterns will drift by, and you might spot a frogfish using its flexible structure to blend in with the rocks. They swell when threatened and propel like they’re swimming the breaststroke.

The anemone corals are bright, and red sea fans are shaped like banyan trees.

You won’t be bored when you're exploring Faafu's dive sites.

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


Euro-Divers @ LUX* Maldives is a PADI 5* Dive Resort in South Ari Atoll. 

Daily boat trips depart for 40+ local dive sites. These include coral reefs, drift dive sites and wrecks. All dive sites are accessible within 1 hour of the resort, some only 5 minutes away. 

May till November brings occasional rain, but is the best time to see whale sharks. Between December and April, look out for manta rays. Fluo night diving is offered, with equipment to rent. 

Nitrox is provided free of charge, and kids diving courses are offered. All levels of PADI recreational training is available in 5 languages. 

There are 2 diving boats, both traditional dhonis with ample shade and space for up to 18 divers. 

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Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Battery Charging Station
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Beach Front Location
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • Filling Station

PADI® Courses Available

  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba Diving
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver
  • Divemaster
  • Kids Courses
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Underwater Videographer
  • Night Diver
  • Wreck Diver
  • Drift Diving
  • Boat Diver
  • Underwater Propulsion Vehicle
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Chinese
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Other

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Resort

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio

Resort Amenities

Sports & Watersports

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


  • Beach Front
  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Swimming Pool(S)


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

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning


  • Jet Skiing
  • Nightclub

Food & drink

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

Wellness & Relaxation

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

Great for families

  • Kids Club
  • Babysitting/Child Services

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. 
  • Luggage allowance per person is 20kgs plus 5kgs hand luggage. 
  • 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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