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LUX* Maldives is a luxury 5-star resort located on Dhidhoofinolhu Island, one of the longest islands in the Maldives, a real haven of tranquility with lush tropical vegetation running alongside 4 kilometres of white sandy beaches.

Part of the South Ari Atoll, the island is surrounded by a magnificent sheltered lagoon, with an infinite wealth of marine life. It is a LUX* Resorts' masterpiece, combining the natural beauty of the Maldives and a tropical outdoor style life, close to nature, with refined luxury and elegance. There are 193 pavilions, suites and villas located on the beach and over the water. All are fully furnished and feature modern facilities including satellite TV and complimentary WiFi internet access. Facilities include a wealth of culinary choice with seven restaurants and six bars to choose from, a full water sports facility, table tennis, two tennis courts, two swimming pools, complimentary bicycles, a dive centre and an Infinity spa.

Families will be pleased to know that there are extensive child and teen facilities including a club for both age groups, keeping everyone entertained all day long. Transfer to the resort is a 25 minute seaplane journey from Malé International Airport.

Euro Divers

Euro Divers operate the PADI 5-star dive centre offering a full range of diving courses, and boat diving on dhonis to over 50 dive sites including Kuda Rah Thila, the first nationally protected dive site in the Maldives. The lagoon is a safe environment for those who are looking to discover scuba diving, no matter what your age!

It’s possible to dive both the east and west side of the Atoll, allowing divers the opportunity of manta ray and whale shark encounters year round, especially at Maamigili Outside. Most dive sites are full of critter life including nudibranch, frog fish and shrimp, great for underwater photographers. Nitrox is complimentary for qualified divers.

Key info

  • Ideal for:
    • Honeymooners
    • Non-divers
  • Diving suitable for:
    • Beginner
    • Intermediate
  • Nitrox available
  • Dive boat: Speedboat
This accommodation is located in:

Central Atolls

The central region comprises Malé and Ari atolls, Felidhoo, Faafu and the smaller Rasdhoo Atoll. It is the most popular area for both dive resorts and liveaboards, with excellent shore diving from house reefs and large pelagics on drift dives.

  • Ideal for viewing: whale shark, grey reef shark, napoleon wrasse, spotted eagle ray, reef manta ray
  • Excellent for: Liveaboard diving, Resort based diving, Shark diving, Whale shark, Manta ray, Learn to dive, Shore diving, Snorkelling, Underwater photography