Fresh, fun and utterly relaxed, this contemporary resort is blessed with white beaches and possibly the best choice of watersports in the Maldives with flyboarding and hoverboarding on offer plus the option to swim with resident whale sharks. LUX * Me is more than just a spa with personalised holistic therapies, nutritional and Chinese medicinal experts. Funky bars and exceptional dining add to the mix – be sure to head to the beach club for cocktails perfect for lazy days and cool evenings.
Why stay here? Watersports lovers will be in their element, whilst tots and teens are kept busy with dedicated clubs, pools and activities. Romance is also on the cards with sunset cruises, and couples’ yoga sessions.
Dive and snorkel The resort has a prime location for encountering whale sharks, rays and other marine life and the PADI diving centre is on hand to assist pros and novices.
Beach and pools Four kilometres of beach surround the resort plus a crystal-clear pool and pool bar.
Restaurants and Bars Buffet restaurants MIXE, featuring international cuisine, live cooking stations and evening entertainment and East Market specialising in Asian market inspired dishes. A la carte at Senses offering local seafood, Allegria serving Mediterranean dishes, the island pizzeria is Beach Rouge and Unami serves up Japanese fare. Sesnes Bar offers a selection of coktails, beers and spirits, and light Indian lunches. Lagoon Bar by the beach, and Veli Bar at the pool, serve drinks throughout the day, whilst East Bar serves cocktails and drinks throughout the evening overlooking the ocean. Please see opening times of restaurants, bars and AI in resort. Please note, other dining options may be available in resort.
Board Basis options Breakfast, half board, full board and all-inclusive.
Breakfast Buffet breakfast can be taken in MIXE or East Market.
Half board Includes buffet breakfast and dinner. Dinner in a choice of 5 restaurants including MIXE (Buffet) and Beach Rouge (a la carte). Dinner can also be taken in Unami restaurant for an additional supplement.
Full board Includes buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Lunch and dinner in a choice of 5 restaurants including MIXE (Buffet) and Beach Rouge (a la carte). Dinner can also be taken in Unami restaurant for an additional supplement.
All-inclusive Includes meals as above. Dinner can also be taken in Unami restaurant for an additional supplement (30% discount to AI guests). – Unlimited beverages served in all bars and restaurants, plus the Mini Bar (selected items only). – Unlimited access to the gym, tennis courts, table tennis, and beach volleyball. – Daily use of snorkelling equipment, kayaks, pedal boats, and snorkeling trips.
Please note, restaurant and other inclusions may change without prior notice. Restaurant and bar validity will vary depending on your room location and further information regarding the board basis will be provided to you in resort.
Other facilities LUX * Me Spa, a fitness centre, yoga, meditation sessions and tennis.
For families PLAY for children aged 4 to 12 and Studio 17 provides ages 12 to 17 with watersports, language classes and dance workshops.
Room upgrades 193 villas.
Resort transfer 25 minutes by seaplane.
What is included in the tour
- 5 nights in Lux South Ari Atoll 5*
- Beach Pavilion
- Full Board
- Return flight with Emirates from London Heathrow
With each luxury resort set on its own private island, a holiday in the Maldives is an otherworldly retreat from the buzz of daily life.
• Marvel at the atolls of the Maldives as you fly over them in a little seaplane.
• Sip champagne on an idyllic sunset cruise on a dhow, traditional wooden boats where the captain deftly steers the rudder with his foot.
• Swim with whale sharks – the gentle giants of the ocean – in South Ari Atoll.
• Plant coral on the reef, a special experience that helps to highlight the plight of this essential but fragile part of the marine world.
When to visit
The best weather is December to February, with low humidity, blue skies and only occasional rain, and pricing reflects that. Temperatures peak in March and April and prices tend to come down, with the lowest season being May-November (except August for school holidays) when there is a higher chance of rain and storms.
What to pack
Temperatures rarely drop below 25C, so take plenty of lightweight clothing. The Maldives is a Muslim country, so dress respectfully when in public places such as Malé, or if visiting local inhabited islands.