alexa LUX* South Ari Atoll Wins 'Best Indian Ocean Hotel' at World Travel Awards 2017

LUX* South Ari Atoll Wins 'Best Indian Ocean Hotel' at World Travel Awards 2017

LUX* South Ari Atoll triumphs at the World Travel Awards Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony, taking the award for Best Indian Ocean Hotel. 

LUX* South Ari Atoll contended with seven other leading hotels in the Indian Ocean category to win the award. Since the resort's conception, they have been featured at World Travel Awards on numerous occasions; winning "Indian Ocean's Leading Beach Resort" three years in a row, and "Indian Ocean's Leading Hotel" in 2012. 


Celebrating their success, General Manager Glenn Daniels said, "We are delighted to have been awarded the "Best Indian Ocean Hotel" by World Travel Awards 2017. We would like to thank everyone who has voted for us and most importantly, I want to thank our team members at the resort who show us on a daily basis their passion and focus on delivering on our service promise." 

LUX* South Ari Atoll on Dhidhoofinolhu Island at Maamigili is a 25-minute seaplane journey from Velana International Airport. The blissful escape, formerly a picture-perfect picnic island, has recently undergone a major transformation. The resort was relaunched after refurbishments and developments by P49 Design, a world-renowned design studio. LUX* South Ari Atoll currently adopts the signature style; a lighter, brighter way of celebrating life. 

True to its recently embraced motto, the resort's 187 private villas exude an oceanic, beach house vibe. The guest pavilions are dotted along the shoreline, both over water and on land, offering the choice of villas facing the sunrise or sunset. All over-water villas are fitted with private plunge pools, twin showers, private terraces, and steps that lead straight into the resort's lagoon.  

The resort features exceptional island dining in its more luxurious form, with a wide selection of eateries and bars. LUX* restaurants entertains different tastes and flavors, serves diverse cultural cuisines and offers authentic dining experiences. The resort's food and beverage scene consists of the East Market, Umami, Senses Restaurant, Senses Bar and Lounge, Allegria Restaurant, Beach Rouge, Veli Bar, Café LUX*, Lagoon Bar, East Bar and Mixe; making LUX* South Ari Atoll the only resort with the most restaurants and bars on one island.