LUX* Maldives (5*)

LUX* Maldives is the only resort on the island of Dhidhoofinolhu in South Ari Atoll, featuring 4 km of beaches, an extensive choice of 7 restaurants and 6 bars, charming accommodations, a world-class diving centre, two pools and a spa. Guests staying at the resort will enjoy spontaneous new discoveries, from impromptu cinema screenings on the beach and pop-up musical performances to secret pathways through tropical gardens and an array of multi-colored fish



Hotel Details

  • 7 restaurants and 6 lively bars
  • world-class PADI diving centre
  • private lounge at Malé International Airport
  • winner of several awards
  • conference facilities
  • LUX* Me – a unique concept that combines spa, fitness, yoga, and other retreats and experiences in one venue
  • the resort is a unique spot for whale shark watching all year round
  • 2 swimming pools, both on the sunset side of the island
  • child and teen facilities, including kids club
  • complimentary Wi-Fi access throughout the resort


Room Features

All guestrooms feature:

  • bathrooms with bathtub and separate shower
  • satellite TV and DVD player
  • minibar
  • safe
  • 220-240v electric sockets
  • private sunbed
  • Wi-Fi access
  • air conditioning and ceiling fans


Beach Pavilions:

  • feature luxurious bathrooms with a private garden and a refreshing outdoor shower


Sunset Junior Suites:

  • shaded by Badamier trees and palms
  • sunset facing with beautiful views over the ocean
  • simple, minimalist design accented with warm wood and splashes of red and orange, inspired by the reef


Water Villas:

  • suspended on stilts over the water with incredible views of the Indian Ocean
  • direct access to the beach
  • generously sized bathtub with sweeping views out of the large bay windows


Prestige Water Villas:

  • private terrace
  • tranquil décor inspired by the soothing blues and light sandy tones of the ocean


Beach Villas:

  • private terrace
  • subtle décor echoes the ebb and flow of the ocean
  • en suite outdoor bathrooms where the open sky, bright hibiscus and beautiful banana trees provide privacy in a natural setting




  • The Island Kitchen – serves delicious buffets for breakfast and dinner with tables set out on the beach under thatched roofs and slow turning ceiling fans, where guests can sink their feet into the warm sand below
  • Senses – restaurant inspired by North African, Lebanese, and Indian cuisines that offers seats at the water's edge overlooking the infinity pool
  • Senses Bar and Lounge – offers a selection of cocktails, rums, liqueurs, beers and spirits, as well as a refreshing selection of Sri Lankan teas in the afternoon
  • East Restaurant and Bar – perched above the water and offering an incredible view out over the lagoon, the restaurant features Cambodian, Indonesian, Thai, Sri Lankan, Hong Kong and Chinese-style buffets
  • East Bar – offers fresh fruit cocktails and lively local evening entertainment
  • Allegria Restaurant and Bar – located right on the beach, this open kitchen allows guests to watch skilled chefs at work as they create pizzas, pastas and gnocchi dishes
  • Umami – suspended over the water, the restaurant features a Japanese-style teppanyaki table where chefs entertain guests with their culinary skills.
  • The Beach – serves pizza in a relaxing setting, right on the beach
  • Veli Pool Bar & Lunch – located near the swimming pool, the bar offers a casual menu of tasty pizzas, sandwiches and spring rolls, as well as Mediterranean-style tapas, mezze and antipasti
  • The Island Bar – serves delicious island cocktails and tasty canapés on the wooden deck in a laid-back ambience
  • Lagoon Bar – located on the beach, it’s a casual bar with laid-back atmosphere
  • Café LUX* – serves coffee from delicious Island Blend of certified green organic beans



  • complimentary activities include snorkeling equipment, pedal boats, kayaks, snorkeling trips on house reef, tennis and table tennis, billiard, table football, video-game machines
  • payable: diving, windsurfing, fun tube rides, waterskiing, jet-skiing, kite surfing, catamaran trips, whale shark safaris, private trips with speedboat or dhoni, morning and sunset fishing, bicycles


Please Note: Time restrictions and extra charges may apply for some activities, watersports or facilities. Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only, have a dress code in effect and/or require reservations. While Sparkling Voyages makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information contained herein, it cannot be held responsible for changes, omissions or errors.