LUX* South Ari Atoll in the Maldives is set for this summer, offering guests a total escape from everyday life, in a relaxing private island setting where the atmosphere is beachhouse chic.
This picture-perfect island of Dhidhoofinolhu, home to LUX* South Ari Atoll, is one of the largest islands in the Maldives. A slice of tropical heaven, where laid-back luxury blend itself with the warmth of traditional Maldivian hospitality, and complemented by sparkling events and experiences, LUX* South Ari Atoll is as ideal for families and groups of friends as it is for lovers’ romantic moments.
In addition to its stunning private villas with infinity pools, there is an almost unique wining and dining choice between eight restaurants and five bars, including a famous Beach Rouge bar and restaurant. Following a major refurbishment, LUX* South Ari Atoll has now brought fashionable island living to the Maldives for a real taste of the dolce vita.
Guests will be delighted, even amazed, by the wonderful avantgarde design style, the work of P49 Deesign, Thailand’s foremost interior designers. P49 Deesign has created to perfection a stylish atmosphere that is at once lively, playful and fun, delivering an unconventional atmosphere that integrates beautifully into LUX* South Ari Atoll island living. No detail has been overlooked – even small areas like the ladies and men’s restrooms have become attractive features in themselves, as the aim has been to create a bright, fresh feeling throughout the resort. There are particular spots on the island that have always enjoyed the most incredible sunrises and sunsets but LUX* South Ari Atoll now offers some really delightful moments and surprises everywhere guests turn.
The accommodation is an experience in itself whether guests choose to stay in rooms or villas dotted at the water’s edge alongside four kilometres of fine sandy beaches or perched on stilts above a crystalclear lagoon. There is an astonishing range of choices, including heavenly Temptation Villas, suspended over the ocean with private over-water pools, and Beach Villas also with their own pools. Every room, suite and villa at LUX* South Ari Atoll has been designed to make the most of the enchanting surroundings. Light, airy and wonderfully spacious, decked with splashes of bright island colour and with sweeping views of the beach and sparkling lagoon, each room breathes understated luxury.
Staying at LUX* South Ari Atoll gives guests the feeling that they’re living in a picturesque village in the middle of the ocean. For those staying in a private overwater villa there’s no better way to explore the island than by hopping onto the bicycle with which each of them is equipped – or on foot, as in all secluded places.
LUX* South Ari Atoll delivers everything that a LUX* lighter, brighter holiday promises, including its dine-around programme where half-board, full-board and all-inclusive guests can select from an amazing eight restaurants and five bars. The spectacular choice includes a sophisticated take on a bustling Asian night market – the spectacular East Market standing on stilts over the water. It provides a feast in itself, where guests can enjoy the savours and flavours of Vietnam, Thailand, Sichuan and more. Meanwhile, Umami is the place for fine wining and dining with its sushi open kitchen and teppanyaki and robata counters, as well as the Maldives’ largest selection of sakés and Japanese whiskies. For more international cuisine, guests can head to Allegria, Senses and MIXE with specialities ranging from Mediterranean to Maldivian specialities, while Beach Rouge offers beach-club dining. There are even occasions worth travelling for from the other side of the world as Beach Rouge, the East Market and even a sandbank regularly host music and culinary events. Where else can guests dance to a DJ with their toes in the always-warm waters of a tropical lagoon or experience a taste of the best of South-East Asia in a night market standing suspended over the sea?
On top of all that, LUX* South Ari Atoll has many of the famous Reasons To Go LUX*. It’s not the kind of conventional resort where guests soon know where everything is. LUX* is all about the discovery of the unexpected like its LUX* Photo Fanatics studio, Junkart Studio and its Wanderlust Library.
LUX*’s vision is to offer guests a different kind of luxury which celebrates life and makes each moment special. Guests may discover talents they never knew they had by signing up for LUX*’s famous and innovative expert-led workshops. The range varies from painting lessons with Sally Conwell, the Art of Travel Writing with Juliet Kinsman and Tibetan Sound Healing with Phoebe Joel. For those looking for new kinds of health experiences, there are masterclasses in DIY Kombucha, the hottest trend in health beverages, and Health Tonics with Gillian Kozicki, as well as DIY Chinese Medicine Therapies with Moxa Punk.
LUX* South Ari Atoll is full of wonderful sensations, where guests can expect to revel in the unexpected. And of course what sets this and all LUX* Resorts apart is the fantastic helpfulness and warmth shown by LUX* team members, an entirely different approach to helping guests have their best holiday ever.
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