Abode Paradise - Maldives

LUX* Maldives

Location: South Ari Atoll, Maldives / Transfer Type: Seaplane / Room & Suites: 193

A slice of paradise in the Maldives; LUX* Maldives (formerly known as DIVA MALDIVES) envelopes guests in a warm embrace from the moment of arrival. Far from the bustle of modern life, this romantic getaway sits among frangipani and hibiscus, surrounded by coral sands and the crystal-clear lagoon of one of the Maldives' most inviting islands.

For those seeking the ultimate in honeymoon destinations, this exclusive beach resort in Maldives transforms romance into reality. The Infinity Spa offers a welcome sanctuary and for the whole family, water sports invite days of endless pleasure.

Sail the waters in a traditional dhoni, gaze over the lagoon from your private terrace, stroll pristine white sands and admire dolphins, whale-sharks and sting rays. This luxury Maldives resort also entices with a superb range of restaurants and bars offering culinary delights as the sun sets in magnificent colour, a prelude to a romantic, star-filled evening.

Embrace the beauty, friendliness and warmth of this tropical island, just 25 minutes from Malé by seaplane yet a world away in spirit. Here time stands still, providing days of tranquil pleasure, where every Maldives vacation moment becomes a discovery and an invitation to blissful surrender.

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Location: South Ari Atoll, Maldives
Basic Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast

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A sprawling Badamier tree here, a palm tree there, discreetly offering their soothing shade. The Junior Suite offers a unique proximity with nature. Everything has been carefully planned for the living spaces to smoothly blend with the site. This delicate fusion is well illustrated by the bathroom: a private garden, brightly coloured bougainvillea shrubs, a garden where mineral and vegetal subtly intertwine. The outdoor shower then becomes an intense moment of freshness and delight, a dreamy bathing experience, authentic well-being in communion with nature.


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The Suite Beach Villas are as attractive as the Beach Pool Villas, with larger gardens but without individual swimming pools.


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Sunrise or sunset: the choice is yours… The 84 water villas built on stilts are spread along the East (Water Villas) and West coasts ( Prestige Water Villas) of the island, all in total communion with the ocean and its magic, all in celebration of the water. Water surrounds those who choose these villas, an omnipresent, recurrent theme in the turquoise blue and sand-coloured cushions. In East-facing villas ( Water Villas) , the gentle breeze softly moves the canopy beds’ veils and the rooms offer a breathtaking uninterrupted view through all the bay openings and from the large bath.

In West-facing villas ( Prestige Water Villas) the lagoon is a dominant feature even in the shower which offers a splendid view over the water. The bath opens directly on the terrace and lower down, on to the lagoon, inviting you to escape. Recline on the main terrace and let your mind wander, sail far-off seas, meet the legendary pirates and mermaids.


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The Villas at west coasts of the island, all in total communion with the ocean and its magic, all in celebration of the water. Water surrounds those who choose these villas, an omnipresent, recurrent theme in the turquoise blue and sand-coloured cushions. In West-facing Prestige Water Villas the lagoon is a dominant feature even in the shower which offers a splendid view over the water. The bath opens directly on the terrace and lower down, on to the lagoon, inviting you to escape. Recline on the main terrace and let your mind wander, sail far-off seas, meet the legendary pirates and mermaids.


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The west-facing Beach Pool Villas offers sensational views of the lagoon and sunsets. The rooms, with their luxurious en-suite bathrooms, are pure elegance and the extensive use of local wood for the floors and fittings, as well as the Pierre Frey fabrics from Paris, give an added warmth. The décor is subtle and elegant, with sand and ochre colours that echo the beautiful sandy beach, just outside. The individual terrace is more like extended living space, with its wooden decking and a settee for reading, lounging or simply gazing at the lagoon. There is also a table, large enough for meals or for use as a writing desk. Each Villa has a private garden on its far side, featuring a sunken swimming pool with a wooden deck surround, 2 sunloungers and an outdoor shower. There is plenty of room for a cot and there is an overall feeling of spaciousness and a sense of being part of nature.


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Sunrise or sunset: the choice is yours, with spectacular Water Villas perched on stilts, and Prestige Water Villas along the coast. Turquoise hues stretch to the horizon and the sound of the waves lulls you to sleep: the perfect romantic getaway or luxury Maldives vacation. The blue waters of the ocean that surround the villas are reflected in the blues and sand-browns of the interior décor, and private terraces are just the spot to let your mind drift away. Water Villas, complete with romantic canopy beds, have breathtaking views through all their bay openings, including from the generous baths. In Prestige Water Villas, the lagoon is omnipresent; even the bath promises a splendid outlook across the terrace and shimmering blue water below. Water Villas and Prestige Water Villas can accommodate two adults and one teenager, child or baby.


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Presidential Villa is the height of luxury in these exceptionally beautiful settings in LUX* Maldives. Attention to detail is clear as soon as one steps into the villa, a refinement which contributes to a distinctive elegance in this grandiose setting. The glass floor in the centre of the lounge area is like a life size aquarium, provides a fantastic marine show, an exceptional viewpoint for your guests. The stage is set… the fantastic aquatic ballet can begin: at your feet there are thousands of multi-coloured fish such as yellow back fusiliers, sergeant major damselfish and other exotic species. This is natural beauty at its best... reflected in the fabrics and their regular pattern, just as the waves, as well as in the turquoise blue and orange hues. Relax in the lounge and admire the aquatic show or enjoy the serenity and luxury of the sumptuous terrace; a splendid combination of luxury wood decking and chequered granite slabs laid on the water. The infinity plunge pool merges with the lagoon and ocean… the horizon has disappeared…


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Take in all the sights, sounds and colours of authentic island living in the leisurely comfort of your Beach Pavilion. Sunlight filters through lofty thatched roofs, while the luxurious bathroom offers a private garden with a refreshing outdoor shower. The Beach Pavilions are also ideal for families with a baby or child.


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LUX* Maldives Spa

LUX* Me Spa and Fitness

At LUX* Me Spa, it's all about you. Create your own integrated spa and fitness experience from our indulgent 'Me Time' Spa Menu or allow our skilful spa concierge and therapists to tailor-make an experience just for you. From luxurious facials, massages and scrubs to invigorating yoga classes and a broad array of dynamic and fun exercise programmes, the LUX* Me Spa and fitness programmes have been designed to keep your body beautifully beach ready and in harmony with your idyllic island surrounds.

SPA PRIVE
We all love the luxury of a spa. But sometimes you just want to be pampered in privacy.

We understand our guests' needs. That's why the LUX* Me Spa has put together a number of handy DIY spa packages for you to enjoy all on your own. You are presented with all the products you need for a complete pamper session, plus a few pointers on how best to apply them. Of course, if you decide you might like one of our highly trained therapists to assist you after all, they'll be more than happy to oblige.

Treatment Rooms:

  • 10 Garden Villas with terrace, private shower and garden.
  • 1 Garden Villa with terrace and private bath in the garden.
  • 3 Double Treatment Villas spectacularly set on stilts over the sea.
  • 1 Treatment Villa elevated on stilts over the sea, with a luxurious private bath.

Perched on stilts over the water, Umami features a Japanese-style teppanyaki table where our chefs entertain guests with their culinary skills. Sit under beautiful silk paper lanterns surrounded by wooden latticework while you enjoy the simple yet delicate flavours of Kobe beef sushi rolls served with scallops or fresh seaweed and squid salad.

The restaurant opens at evening only, and tables should be reserved in advance. (7pm to 10pm)

The best pizza we can make, in the most relaxing setting, right on the beach. Crisp, thin crusts, topped with the freshest ingredients, baked to perfection and enjoyed with the feet in the sand, the eyes on the lagoon and the breeze in your hair. Heaven.
 (12pm to 6pm)

The adjacent East Bar offers fresh fruit cocktails and unforgettable local evening entertainment.
(4pm to midnight).

Vibrant Italian flair blends with the lively island ambience at Allegria. Located right on the beach, this open kitchen allows guests to watch our skilled chefs at work as they create pizzas, pastas and gnocchi dishes. For a more intimate atmosphere, Allegria's wine cellar can be booked for private dinners. Exclusive arrangements can also be made for small parties to dine in the cellar and indulge in a range cheeses complemented by our exceptional selection of French and New World wines.
(7pm to 10 pm /6 pm to 11pm).

Suspended above the water, East inspires with its incredible view out over the lagoon. Rustic decks and old ship's riggings add to the nautical theme, while bright cushions and light fabrics provide a lively island feel. The menu features the best of Cambodian, Indonesian, Thai, Sri Lankan, Hong Kong and Chinese-style buffets.
(7am to 10:30am / 7pm to 10pm)

Senses Bar and Lounge offers a selection of cocktails, rums, liqueurs, beers and spirits, as well as a refreshing selection of Sri Lankan teas in the afternoon. It also offers light Indian Ocean lunches in the shade or by the pool if you don't feel like visiting one of our more formal restaurants. Enjoy a light snack in the evening while swaying gently in a giant hammock or challenge someone to a friendly game of billiards as the sun sets over the ocean.
(9:30 am to 11 pm, lunch served between 12:30 pm and 5 pm)

Savour the essence of authentic island living at The Island Kitchen. With tables set out on the beach under thatched roofs and slow turning ceiling fans, guests can sink their feet into the warm sand below while tucking into mouth-watering buffets for breakfast and dinner.  Live cooking stations offer everything from wood-fired pizzas and grills to stir-fries with a tempting island twist. In the evening, enjoy genuine island entertainment performed by talented local performers.
(7am to 10.30am / 7pm to 10pm).

Inspired by North African, Lebanese, Indian and Indian Ocean cuisine, Senses never fails to delights with its tempting menu of tagines, tandoori prawns and unique tropical sorbets. Enjoy a light lunch of fresh salads, grills and local seafood, then take a seat at the water's edge overlooking the infinity pool for an exquisite à la carte dinner under the stars.
 (7pm to 10pm)

Located near the crystal clear swimming pool that extends out to sea, with shimmering views of the lagoon on three sides, Veli Pool Bar offers a casual menu of tasty pizzas, sandwiches and spring rolls, as well as Mediterranean-style tapas, mezze and antipasti.
 (8:30am to 6pm; light lunches served from 12:30).

Watch the sun set over the shimmering water as your sip on a delicious island cocktail or aperitif and tasty canapés at The Island Bar. Go for a stroll along the beach or simply soak up the laid-back ambience on the wooden deck as you wind down another amazing day on the island.
(12.00pm to 4pm for lunch, open for drinks until 2am)

On the beach, facing the sunrise, close to the lobby and the boat house, this is your regular laid-back watering hole. Enjoy island music and reggae favourites while sharing your experiences from the last dive or your exciting water sports session.
(10:30am to 5pm)

Nothing beats a really great cup of coffee. That's why at LUX* we only serve our very own delicious Island Blend of certified green organic beans. Roasted on the island and prepared for you with passion by our trained baristas, every cup of coffee served at our stylish Café LUX* is one to savour.
(6am to 6pm).

Note: Some of our restaurants may be closed on certain days for operational reasons.

Our convenient 24-hour in-villa service ensures that you can enjoy all the delights the island has to offer without leaving the comfort of your room.

It's hard to say what makes the Maldives more renowned: its romantic honeymoon packages, or superb diving. For those wanting to explore the big blue, Diva beach resort offers access to some of the nation's most beautiful dive sites, where scuba enthusiasts can encounter a magical abundance of parrotfish and butterfly fish, sting rays and manta rays, tuna and barracuda, sweet little clown fish or enormous (and harmless) whale sharks. It is also possible to meet hawksbill, dolphins and green turtles, which may move in closer to take an inquisitive look.

Diva has two stunning swimming pools located on the sunset side of the island to capture those perfect beach holiday moments. House reef snorkelling trips, kayaks and pedal boats are available on a complimentary basis. At an additional cost, a wide range of activities may be organized by the boathouse, such as windsurfing, rubber ring and banana rides, water-skiing, wakeboard and jet-skiing. Private catamaran trips, excursions and picnic parties on neighbouring islets can also be easily arranged for a vacation getaway to remember.

This tropical island getaway offers a profusion of activities, including beach table tennis, volleyball and tennis on floodlit courts. Diva also has a fully-equipped fitness centre, billiards, table soccer and games machines. Private sessions of yoga on the beach, stretching or personal training may be arranged for a fee.

Diva also offers three tempting boutiques: Simply Diva for souvenirs, Sifani Jewelry for lovers of precious stones, and Caprices for beachwear, clothes and Maldivian items. And for those with a taste for festivities after dinner, head to The Musik nightclub, where an eclectic program of rock 'n' roll, salsa, techno or romantic slow music is provided by the in-house DJ until the early hours of the morning.

The complimentary kids club, The Nest, allows children aged between 3 and 12 years of age to enjoy their Maldives holiday throughout the day and evening with a range of age-tailored programs created by our friendly, experienced and highly trained team. The club is brightly decorated and has an outdoor area close to the sand, as well as a library overflowing with children's books and a siesta lounge for little ones. A tempting lunch and dinner is also provided to satisfy the fussiest of eaters. On request, babysitting can be provided for a fee.

Alternatively a teens’ club, The Place, offers a space for those aged between 13 and 17 years, to relax and have fun with friends. Amongst its many facilities are table tennis, table soccer and games machines, to name a few.

  • Trips by high-speed lauchn or dhoni
  • Snorkelling trips (one hour or half-day)
  • Night fishing
  • Shopping on nearby islets
  • Cultural excursions
  • Champagne Sunset Cruise
  • Internet lounge
  • Three shops (Island Breeze)
  • Night Club
  • Infirmary with a resident doctorInformation counter
  • Wi-fi (free)
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