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LUX* South Ari Atoll Maldives

Dhidhoofinolhu Island, South Ari Atoll, Maldives Access

LUX* South Ari Atoll Maldives

Dhidhoofinolhu is a 2 kilometres long and 200 metres wide Island in Maldives. A real haven of tranquillity with lush tropical vegetation running alongside 4 kilometres of white sandy beaches. The island is surrounded by a magnificent sheltered lagoon featuring a rich animated marine life particularly with the fascinating ballet of manta rays and colourful tropical fish. At the heart of this beautiful setting LUX* ISLAND RESORTS has created the latest jewel in its collection LUX* MALDIVES previously DIVA MALDIVES a masterpiece combining the natural beauty of Maldives and a tropical outdoor style of life close to nature with refined luxury and elegance.

Diva Maldives is found on the Dhidhoofinolhu Island in the south Ari Atoll


  • Internet
    FREE WiFi
  • General
    Air conditioning
  • Hotel service
    24-hour security
  • Onsite laundry
  • Security
  • Travelling with others
    Children welcome
  • Family plan
  • Pets welcome
  • Events
    Conference facilities
  • Meeting rooms


  • Communication
    High speed wireless
  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub/shower combination
  • Closets in room
  • Hairdryer
  • Food & Beverage
  • Entertainment
    All news channel
  • DVD player
  • Business
  • General


  • Pool
  • Wellness
  • Sport
    Scuba diving

Food and Drink

  • Outlets type

House policy

  • Check-in Time: 14:00
  • Check-out Time: 11:00

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Travel with others

Children policy
When children aged under 12 share a room they are free of charge for Bed and Breakfast. For other meal plans children have discounts that apply automatically in the rate.

Pets are allowed upon request. Charges may be applicable.

Payment type


Language spoken

  • English


Property's Green Action

Lighter, brighter holidays shouldn’t cost the Earth. And with the help of our guests, they don’t have to. At LUX*, we recognise that we have a duty of stewardship over the places we operate and the planet we inhabit, and we strive to achieve complete carbon neutrality in every LUX* resort and hotel. We ask every guest to give €1 a day to offset 100% of the carbon emitted during their stay. It’s a small price to pay, but it has an enormous impact.

Of the money raised, a third goes to carefully vetted offsetting projects in the regions where we operate. The rest is invested into pioneering measures and initiatives that lighten our footprint and improve our energy efficiency. So far, it’s enabled us to bottle our own water on site; to use chemical-free, eco-friendly cleaning agents in housekeeping; to improve our waste management and recycling of everything from water (which irrigates our gardens) to kitchen oil (which is turned into biofuel), and to begin introducing low-energy plasma and LED lighting in every resort.

Rather than wasting paper, we’ve created the tablet-based booking system LUX* Valet to communicate products and services to our guests and, thanks to a motion-sensitive energy-management system, we’ve cut down on wasted energy when rooms are vacant, too.

There’s still more to be done of course, and we will continue to introduce new green technologies and eco initiatives over the coming years. Thanks to our guests, our tread gets lighter every day.

  •  Healthy interiors: use eco-labeled products to clean, paint and floor
  •  Local food


Green Globe

Green Globe’s International Standard for Sustainable Tourism is a certification scheme that requires hotels to report on their sustainability performance throughout their supply chains. It traces its roots back to the United Nations Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit in 1992, where 182 Heads of State endorsed the Agenda 21 principles of Sustainable Development. The standards are a collection of over 330 compliance indicators that are applied to 41 individual sustainability criteria - these can be divided into four themes:

• Sustainable Management
• Social/Economic
• Cultural Heritage
• Environmental

Clients can calculate their CO2e footprint, the financial cost of that CO2e, and track their performance of energy and water consumption and non-recyclable waste production. The certification is only awarded to members that have a compliance rating of at least 51%. The award can then only be maintained if members continually improve by 3% every year.

Most helpful reviews 10 38 reviews

Smitha Gopal
9 months ago – Google


Absolutely stunning services and ambiance. Staff have gone the extra mile to ensure we felt at home. Mirella and Elena deserves a thumbs up!

Mohammed Umar
10 months ago – Google


We are frequent holiday makers and have travelled to many high end resorts around the world and for us a good hotel and standards is a must. Third day at Lux and would normally not take time out whilst on the holiday to leave a review however I am highly impressed with the excellent, warm and friendly customer service. Upon arrival we had a issue with the villa we booked however the manager Nadiya straight away moved us to a more comfortable villa as she understood the importance of her guests to be comfortable. She also went the extra mile and accommodated us to a water villa for our last night to make it even more special that shows how important guest are to lux Maldives. All the staff at this resort are extremely friendly, helpful and accommodating. The food at all the restaurants so far is very good. And would highly recommend their resort.. The hotel head manager personally comes and visits all the guests and provides high personal card for any information or advice or concerns.. But nadiya in particular made our experience better. Mohammed Umar

Alan Lee
1 year ago – Google


The best hotel I've been ever in my life until now. I had a dream like honeymoon here. I would recommend it 100%. The rooms are big and clean. The service and the staff treatment were remarkable.

Jb Seruwagi
1 year ago – Google


Well where do I start ... word are not enough to describe this beautiful resort!

1 year ago – Google


Very nice place, excellent food, very friendly staff, wonderful location. Only the sound insulation of the rooms could be improved

1 year ago – Google


Honeymoon is a period which makes two people more close after getting married. It provides time to share and understand each other. The Maldives honeymoon is a dream of every couple. Because of natural beauty and fascinating facilities this dream has become the biggest desire of every couple. Among most beautiful and attractive places of the world for honeymoon the Maldives is number one. It is an island surrounded by great oceans, mountains and resorts. The Maldives honeymoon is famous because you can enjoy your early days in special privacy and comfort. The calm nature and attractive bays are the features of honeymoon there.

Fred C.
1 year ago – Google


Fantastic place. No filter or any photoshop will be needed for tour pictures. Staff good and location are amazing.

Nishma Robb
1 year ago – Google


This is paradise! Great luxury resort. Lots to do and fabulous food. Even at its busiest you still feel like your on your own private island. Wonderful friendly staff.

Zoe Zambakides
1 year ago – Google


The staff are brilliantly trained and everything is planned down to the last detail: without a hint of pretension LUX* delivered the most magnificently indulgent and relaxing holiday of our lives. The food is fit for foodies. We went all inclusive; covering everything from fresh cold drop coffee in the morning before breakfast, to the ice cream parlour and cocktails at sundown. There are lots of hidden spots to enjoy, you never felt like you are on a busy island. The spa was terrific and everything throughout the resort is designed to the last detail. We went as a group with a young child who was welcomed and accommodated brilliantly with a playgroup at the heart of the resort. We stayed in a water villa and waking up to the glow of pink purple and blue every morning was breathtaking. The sunset from the bar at Senses was 👌🏽.

Quentin Muyshondt
1 year ago – Google


You don't just take a vacation here, you experience it ! Super resort that I very highly recommend. 5 stars !!

Katarina Tuskan
1 year ago – Google


The most incredible resort I have ever been too! From the moment we landed at the airport till we took off on our way home, the staff from LUX took care of us. The service, the food and the facilities exceeded all my expectations. Will definitely be coming back in the near future!

kelvin yick
1 year ago – Google


Amazing place for a holiday.....the hospitality put the experience over the top!

Florin Panescu
1 year ago – Google


One of the best properties in Maldives, very good food and amazing staff

Shatoo Luqman
2 years ago – Google


Because is so nice i want to go 😭😭😭

kim allen
2 years ago – Google


It was great. A beautiful resort everyone was so friendly and kind. They cater to your every need and the place is amazing. They have a great free movie selection to watch and the staff is just amazing. You do have to take a sea plane to get there so if you have flying issues you might not like.

Serey Kim
2 years ago – Google


Love this resort! My wife and I celebrated our honeymoon @ Lux and we enjoyed every thing about this island. The beautiful honeymoon suite, friendly staff members, extracurricular activities, and the delicious food on the island. We fell in love with our honeymoon suite and did a mini honeymoon shoot. Not easy trying to set my camera on a timer/ tripod =P We are definitely coming back here!

Zaheerah Bham-Ismail
2 years ago – Google


Amazing hospitality. Wonderful resort. A slice of paradise.

Ali Ismail
2 years ago – Google


The place to be in Maldives, highest level of service, best food and most friendly staff..

Muna Rasheed
2 years ago – Google


Beautiful sandy beaches and romantic water villas. Food is extremely delicious and the staff are so hospitable.

Jensen Chua
2 years ago – Google


Nothing short of superlatives ! Discover love again :)

Mart E
2 years ago – Google


I celebrated my 50th birthday att this beautiful island . Postcard beaches and friendly staff in i perfect mix.

2 years ago – Google


If anyone is looking for a great deal on hotels you can check it out on HotelRaven. com Booked this hotel on there and they had the cheapest rates around... My husband and I stayed at LUX for our honeymoon. One of the most beautiful hotel we've ever been to. From the arrival to departure this hotel was spectacular, it exceeded our expectations. We stayed at the romantic pool water villa and was unbelieavable. The food was amazing as the hotel offer 7 variety of restaurants. We definitely would like to come back. We highly recommend this hotel.

David Sheridan
2 years ago – Google


The hotel and location is very beautiful and the rooms are second to none in the region. The disappointing part is the additional costs once you are there and distance around the resort. Some of the rooms are over 1 KM from restaurants and the transport around the island is inconsistent, especially if it rains.

mariana jardim
2 years ago – Google


My husband and I stayed at LUX for our honeymoon. One of the most beautiful hotel we've ever been to. From the arrival to departure this hotel was spectacular, it exceeded our expectations. We stayed at the romantic pool water villa and was unbelieavable. The food was amazing as the hotel offer 7 variety of restaurants. We definitely would like to come back. We highly recommend this hotel.

Vikas Rao Jukanti
2 years ago – Google


Excellent place in wonderful beauty the resort was good food was excellent Ambience the reception was great one of those places I would I would really like to visit again

Niteen Prajapati
3 years ago – Google


It's quite literally paradise with clear waters and fantastic staff!

Biao Yu
3 years ago – Google


This place is fantastic. Staffs are so friendly and always smiling and greeting at you. Food is delicious. We lived in the beach villa with pool and the signature water villa which on our honey moon trip. Highly recommend family or new couple to come visit this island resort.

Bobby Mukkadan
3 years ago – Google


Love this place

CHEMOZONE - Chemtronics
3 years ago – Google


Ultimate in Luxury. Must go once in life time experience.... Great hospitality, Great food, Real relaxation & rejuvenating ....Great well maintained property....I got opportunity to visit twice .... Beach villas & sea villas are out of the world experience....

Chris Jeffreys
4 years ago – Google


My wife and I had the most incredible two week honeymoon here in January. The service was fantastic. Every member of staff happy to help and always smiling. The restaurants, beaches and facilities were all of the highest quality. We would love to go back one day!

Angel Díaz-Dávalos
5 years ago – Google


My wife and I loved it. We went there for our honeymoon very recently and we couldn't have made a better decision. We will be posting our review on Trip Advisor soon.

Ashley Browning
6 years ago – Google


Because of a poor service and a low quality/price value, I would not recommend this hotel to anyone. The experience we found the most disappointing was our forced departure at 3pm, 8 hours before our flight. At the exceptionally high price we payed for the transfer, we expected better than that. We have requested a late transfer to the airport, but even though there are flights till 6pm, our flight was scheduled for 3pm. Overall service was way below average and unacceptable for a 5 star hotel. - Our fan was broken during our entire stay of 2 weeks (it worked only on the slowest speed which was not even noticable) and every once in a while our air conditioner was making horrible noises in the middle of the night waking us up. - The stuff was very inconsistent regarding reservations. In Senses we were firstly told that to get a table on the beach we just need to come early and that reservations were not taken for the tables on the beach, while some other day we were told that we had to make a reservation and that all the tables on the beach were already booked. Even though we were told that a restaurant was fully booked, there were still many empty tables and around 9pm most guests were leaving and no guests were coming leaving more and more available tables which for some reason were not available for new guests. - We were billed $80 for the drinks we already had covered by our All Inclusive package. - The stuff in the shop was extremely inconsistent. One day I was told that a piece of jewerly was made of a real flower on a silver chain, while another day another person told me that it was made of plastic and the chain was some cheap metal and not silver at all. I did not know what to think about all that and did not buy it as I initially intended to. - The stuff in watersports center was also inconsistent. Once I made a call to make a reservation for a snorkeling trip at 9h30 (the time mentioned in our leaflet) and I was told that there was no such a trip. I insisted that it's the time mentioned in the leaflet, but the person on the phone insisted that there was no trip at 9h30. So I had to walk all way down to the watersports center to find out why the information in my leaflet was incorrect. What I found out was that the information was actually correct. It was the person on the phone who gave me wrong answer and refused a reservation for no apparent to me reason. I have booked the trip directly in the watersports center. There are much better hotels in Maldives at the same or lower price than Lux. We were totally in love with Halaveli and Moofushi, but we'll stay away from Lux.