The myriad activities on offer: snorkeling, kayaking, tennis, beach volleyball and more
The diving: The Ari Atoll has some of the Maldives' best
A four-hand massage at the elegant spa
One of the few family-friendly resorts in the Maldives
Seven restaurants and six bars to choose from
What To Know
The 28-acre resort is large by Maldivian standards, with 193 rooms
Getting to this remote island involves a 25-minute seaplane ride from Malé that costs about $363 per person each way
Better for families and active couples — romantics looking for complete privacy might be disappointed
A Green tax of $6 per person, per night will be collected at the property for stays from November 1 2015.
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With a stay at LUX* South Ari Atoll in Dhidhoofinolhu Island (South Ari Atoll), you'll be minutes from Dhidhoofinolhu Marina. This 5-star resort is within the vicinity of Manta Point and Vakarufalhi Beach.
Make yourself at home in one of the 193 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and DVD players. Rooms have private furnished balconies or patios. LCD televisions with satellite programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature deep soaking bathtubs and complimentary toiletries.
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. After dipping into one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools, you can spend some time at the private beach. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).
Enjoy a meal at one of the resort's dining establishments, which include 7 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access 24-hour room service. Relax with a refreshing drink from a poolside bar or one of the 6 bars/lounges. Buffet breakfasts are available daily for a fee.
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, express check-in, and express check-out. Event facilities at this resort consist of a conference center and a meeting room.
LUX* South Ari Atoll
South Ari Atoll
Dhidhoofinolhu Island, Maldives
How to Get There
Male International (MLE): Approximate travelling time to Diva Resort and Spa is 155 minutes by speedboat and 35 minutes by sea plane. Distance is 106 kilometres (65 miles).
Please note that seaplane transfers operate between 6 AM and 5 PM only.
Arrivals: Transfers depart immediately after landing whenever possible. If your international flight arrives into Male after 5 PM, your seaplane will depart the following morning. You may either wait at the airport or you may independently reserve a room at the airport hotel.
Departures: If your international flight is scheduled to depart before 6 AM or after 5 PM, you will be transferred to Male by the last seaplane departure.
Please contact the hotel directly to inform them of your flight arrival details.
Getting around: The best way to get around the islands is by sea plane or speed boat.