A 25-minute sea plane from Male International Airport, LUX* South Ari Atoll resort & Villas is one of the leading 5* resorts, set on one of the biggest resort islands in the Maldives, a perfect island paradise.
Surrounded by 4 kilometres of beach the resort’s 193 villas are dotted around the island, 88 of which are over-water. The thatched beached villas and smaller pavilions provide comfort and a traditional island charm, while the water villas are sanctuaries with fresh white interiors and floor to ceiling windows to soak up the stunning views.
Whilst All Inclusive is optional, it offers when of the best choices of restaurants of any resort in its class. Five of the seven dining outlets are included in the package as are the three bars. Guests will be spoilt for choice and not left frustrated that the fine dining options are all excluded.
For some water sports adrenaline, there is complimentary snorkelling equipment, canoe, pedal boats, kayaks and snorkelling trips to the house reef. At a fee sports include, diving, windsurfing, parasailing, stand-up paddle board, wakeboarding and many more. On land bicycles can be hired for a small daily fee and complimentary table tennis and tennis is available.
With 15 exclusive spa villas the LUX* Me Spa is not surprisingly an impressive facility. There is a full range of beauty treatments on offer, plunge pools, sauna and a hammam bath to complete the pampering experience.
The Travel Galley Take – LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas has established itself as one of the leading 5* resorts in the Maldives and we recommend booking on the All-Inclusive basis, in order to take full advantage of the dining options. The range of accommodations caters to different budgets, we particularly like the Beach Villas which offer space and improved privacy.