Nestled on one of the Maldives’ most generously proportioned and picture-perfect islands, LUX* South Ari Atoll delivers a different kind of luxury. Inviting adventurous epicureans to effortlessly walk the line between beach relaxation and active adventure, the resort offers everything from cutting-edge spa treatments to the hottest trends in water sports in the ultimate beach chic setting.
Dotted at the water’s edge along two miles of powder-fine beach and perched on stilts above a crystal-clear lagoon teeming with colourful fish, reside LUX* South Ari Atoll’s 193 pavilions and villas. On land or water, sunset or sunrise facing, the top-to-bottom redesign of these super-spacious rooms and suites by renowned design studio P49 Design add a cool nautical vibe. Award-winning landscape architect Stephen Woodhams has also ensured that the tree and plant life abounds with fragrance everywhere.
Once settled, food and drink quickly becomes a way of island life at LUX* South Ari Atoll. The resort’s unparalleled offering of seven restaurants and five bars make every mealtime a thrilling experience.
As for wellness, the LUX* Me spa is a sanctuary within a sanctuary. Incorporating a traditional Chinese teahouse, a dedicated zone for brand new skin and body care experiences, a Zen wellness pavilion and lagoon-view relaxation area, the spa offers treatments for the mind, body and soul. There’s also a Zhengliao treatment specially designed for LUX* Me Spa and daily activities such as yoga, meditation, Pilates, Taichi and Qigong overseen by an expert wellness concierge.
Located at the core of one of Maldives’ largest marine protected areas, LUX* South Ari Atoll is a perfect place to dive into underwater delights. Climb aboard one of the daily boat trips guided by the resort’s Marine Biology Centre to search and swim with resident whale sharks, manta rays and sea turtles. Or take a traditional dhoni or luxury catamaran to be part of the unforgettable experience of getting close and personal with marine life while helping to protect it.