Heaven – LUX South Ari Atoll in the Maldives




 After an amazing haven in the Maldives? LUX South Ari Atoll is for you.
LUX’s latest five-star resort has been entirely reimagined after a $26 million update across dining outlets and adults only sanctuary, with a chic beach-house style.
Innovative and trend-setting, it features a contemporary atmosphere while protecting the cocooned tropical island atmosphere.
World-renowned luxury resort and hotel operator LUX Resorts & Hotels is known for a different style of holidaying – offering a lighter, brighter way of celebrating life.
The 193 super-spacious retreats designed by P49 Deesign include seductive flood-lit over water villas.
The 46 Romantic Pool Villas each with private 7metre suspended infinity pools, and three Temptation Pool Water Villas boasting a 14metre pool, form the resort’s adults-only sanctuary.
There are twin showers, private terraces, a unique couples’ love nest and a deck with steps down to the turquoise blue waters of the Indian Ocean.
The spectacular range of eight restaurants and five bars offer a sophisticated take on a bustling over water night market.
Guests can head to East Market where they can enjoy flavours from Vietnam, Thailand and Sichuan, among others.
Umami Restaurant promises fine dining from the open sushi kitchen, teppanyaki and robata counters as well as the Maldives’ largest selection of sakés and Japanese whiskies.
Allegria, Senses and MIXE Restaurants satisfy international palates with Mediterranean to Maldivian specialities. The new Beach Rouge introduces a fresh beach-club dining experience to the island where guests can dance the night away to a DJ, or simply dip their toes in the warm ocean.
Chill out at the spa
The LUX Me spa and over water treatment villas set the tone for a Zen-inspired reboot of its own.
The spa incorporates a traditional Chinese teahouse, a dedicated zone for brand new skin and body care experiences and an extended lagoon view relaxation area. For those in search of the ultimate personalised spa experience, try the once-in-a-lifetime 10 hands massage.
A Zen wellness pavilion accommodates a wide range of alternative wellbeing activities including yoga, meditation, pilates, tai chi and qigong, all overseen by an expert wellness concierge. It is all about a tailored approach to wellbeing, whether it be spa, fitness, yoga, meditation, nutrition or a unique combination shaped to your needs.
Water Sports
There’s also a choice of water sports including the new flyboarding and hoverboarding and has introduced another Maldives’ first: jet-surfboarding.
An onsite marine biologist can be found at a dive centre and other features include a Cafe LUX, ICI ice-creams, a gym, kids’ club, organic gardens, a Tree of Wishes and an outdoor Cinema Paradiso.
LUX Photo Fanatics
Photo Fanatics, a unique image-capturing experience will help guests create and capture moments that matter, using a smartphone traditional camera, or SLR.
Junkart Studio & Gallery
Guests are invited to have fun making one-off artworks and sustainable souvenirs from recycled materials.
Wanderlust Library
LUX has curated the ultimate collection of books and magazines, to be enjoyed in a cocooned air-conditioned library, that will stimulate your travel senses and expand your horizons.
Master Chef
Get the whole family involved in the joy of cooking and creating new dishes. Cook with a professional chef and take home some new tricks to try.
Cultural calendar
Guests can also expect an interesting cultural calendar. Entirely new for the Maldives, LUX South Ari Atoll has launched some short expert-led workshops throughout the year, hosted by leading personalities from diverse and inspiring walks of life.
Think painting lessons with Jeannine Platz, a motivational workshop with Ron Kaufman, food art with Samantha Lee and photography with world-renowned travel photographer, Michel Freeman.
For those looking for health and fitness options, there’s masterclasses from fitness guru Anna Victoria, and the opportunity to explore the underwater world with freediving world record holder, William Winram.
For more information visit www.luxresorts