LUX* South Ari Atoll, Maldives

Five-star, adults-only luxury resort, LUX* South Ari Atoll in the Maldives is reopening in September after a $26 million makeover, and it is one of the most idyllic honeymoon spots in the world!


Imagine powdery white, sun-drenched beaches and crystal blue water, deluxe over-water bungalows with infinity pools, exquisite seafood and a lavish spa where you can enjoy a massage for two while looking at the tranquil blue lagoon! If this is how you picture your dream honeymoon, then the LUX* South Ari Atoll in the Maldives is the perfect destination for you! This newly-renovated adults-only retreat has everything from romantic over-the-water bungalows to a floating dance floor! And it will be re-opened on 1st September 2016.


LUX* South Ari Atoll is nestled on one of the most beautiful islands of the Maldives archipelago and offers not only the highest possible level of luxury, but also uncompromised privacy for newly-weds. There are 193 pavilions and villas scattered along the two mile-long pristine sandy beach, where you can relax in your private room just steps away from the tranquil blue lagoon. On the island’s east side, you will find 46 pool villas, each boasting a private seven metre pool as well as three Temptation Pool Water Villas with fourteen metre infinity pools. Two kilometres to the west, there are 38 water villas, a two-bedroom LUX* villa and 105 beach villas, 12 of which feature private pools. All the pavilions and villas have been fully renovated by renowned design studio P49 Design, while award-winning landscape architect Stephen Woodhams ensured that the trees and plants that surround are abundant with wonderful fragrance.


The resort boasts seven restaurants and five bars specialising in Japanese, Italian, Indian and international cuisine and offering the best seafood. Renowned Chef Walter Lanfranchi has created exceptional menus so you can indulge in exceptional gourmet food as well as the finest wines, best whiskeys and delicious, refreshing cocktails.

A luxury wellness centre is another feature of the ideal honeymoon retreat, and LUX* South Ari Atoll offers a truly incomparable spa experience. LUX* Me Spa offers over-water treatment villas, a traditional Chinese tea house and the extended lagoon-view relaxation area, so you can have the perfect reboot on your honeymoon. The Zen wellness pavilion is dedicated to activities such as yoga, meditation, pilates, Tai chi and Qigong.


LUX* South Ari Atoll has been recognised as one of the top 10 resorts in the Maldives, and offers a luxury hospitality experience that is second to none. Being an adults-only sanctuary, it is certainly one of the most beautiful places in the world to spend your honeymoon or the perfect place to pop the question or even get married.

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