Leave it all behind for the postcard-perfect beauty of the Maldives, staying in five-star luxury at LUX* South Ari Atoll – a drop in the ocean just a 25-minute seaplane ride from Malé. Winner of a Condé Nast Traveller Readers Choice award 2020, this dreamy resort is the setting for a once-in-a-lifetime Maldives escape.
Do as much or as little as you like in this island paradise. Relax beside two glittering infinity pools, taste your way around eight eateries and five bars – offering everything from sushi to island-roasted coffee – enjoy music and drinks at Beach Rouge beach club and restaurant, partake in yoga beneath the palms, catch a movie under the stars at Cinema Paradiso or try your hand at watersports. Use the onsite 5-star PADI dive centre to discover the colourful underwater world, with 50 dive sites nearby waiting to be explored, brimming with wildlife from sea turtles to dolphins and whale sharks.
Getting here is easy: connecting flights depart regularly from Dubai, Doha and Singapore, with direct flights available from London, New Delhi, Singapore and more. The Maldives is currently open to visitors, and a negative PCR test is required on arrival (current as of 29/11/2021). See here for the most up-to-date information on entry requirements.
Looking for overwater luxury? Upgrade to a dreamy Romantic Pool Water Villa, suspended on stilts over the lagoon, with direct sea access and its own private infinity plunge pool.