Luxury hotel holiday Lux Maldives Maldives

The small private island of the four star deluxe LUX* Maldives offers all the facilities of the larger resorts, but with a more intimate feel. Rooms are graced with Maldivian character, and some overwater villas have glass floors. Spend your days enjoying the white sandy beach, the diving, snorkelling, sailing, and surfing facilities, and the activity clubs tailored to each age group.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Male or Emirates via Dubai to Male
  • Seaplane transfer Male airport to hotel and back
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, board and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bepoke holidays to LUX*, Maldives

Lux Maldives is a 5-star boutique resort offering sophisticated simplicity amongst sublime nature. Surrounded by miles of ocean the resort is perfect for water sports and relaxation

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location South Ari Atoll

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Malé

Distance from airport 25 minutes by seaplane

Hotel facilities and services

7 Restaurants, 6 Bars, Seaplane Transfer to and from Malé Airport, 24-hour Room Service, Babysitting Services, PLAY Kids' Club and STUDIO 17 for teenagers, Spa and Massage Treatments at Infinity Spa, Infirmary with Resident Doctor, Wedding Services, 2 Swimming Pools, 2 Floodlit Tennis Courts, Fitness Centre, Watersports.

Complimentary watersports

Snorkelling in some areas

Chargeable watersports

Diving, Paddle Boarding, Snorkelling Excursions, Jet Skiing, Kite Surfing, Night Snorkelling, Lagoon Fishing.

Land sports

Table Tennis, Tennis, Cycle Hire (for a charge).

Out and about nearby

Diva is situated on a small island in the south Ari Atoll. Excusions include shopping on nearby islands, cultural excursions, champagne sunset cruise are all available.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Beach pavilion for 7 nights

From about

£2,290 low season

£3,640 high season

Holiday Code EXH917

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bepoke holidays to LUX*, Maldives

Surrounded by a secluded lagoon, with gracefully curving beaches, lush tropical gardens and floral bursts of colour, LUX* Maldives shimmers in the turquoise waters of the Ari Atoll. The suites and villas, whether perched over water or scattered along the beach, are furnished in a contemporary style with a great sense of space, opening onto the beach or lagoon. Seven restaurants and six bars are set in stunning locations and offer a wide choice of culinary options, whether the mood is for European, Middle Eastern, Indian or Asian flavours. The Island Kitchen is the main restaurant, while Senses offers a taste of North Africa and the Indian Ocean, and East offers an enticing menu of oriental flavours amongst a rustic nautically themed decor. There is plenty to do at LUX* Maldives including house reef snorkelling trips, kayaks, windsurfing and water-skiing, whilst on land, beach table tennis, yoga and tennis are on offer. LUX* Maldives' PADI diving centre offers 37 different stunning dive sites within an hour's boat ride, some just ten minutes away. Next door is FenMaaDhiguRan, the Maldives' first Marine Protected Area, created with LUX* Maldives' support and home to many whale sharks. The kids' club, PLAY, provides a fun range of age-tailored activities for children aged between 3 and 12 years. Babysitting can be provided on request for a fee. For teenagers, STUDIO 17 offers a space to relax and have fun with friends. For some relaxation, the beautiful LUX* Me Spa offers a welcome sanctuary and the glass floors, in some of the treatment rooms, offer views of the magnificent coral and tropical fish below. LUX* Maldives is the ultimate choice for a honeymoon and also offers days of endless pleasure for the whole family. This island offers a true sense of unspoiled, island living.

Room descriptions

Lux Maldives has 193 suites and villas with air conditioning, outdoor shower, Telephone with direct dial, LCD TV screen with DVD, mini bar, safe, hairdryer, magnifying mirror, complimentary tea and coffee making facilities and wi-fi connection.

Beach Pavilion
Beach Villa
Beach Pool Villa
Family Lagoon Pavilion
Water Villa
Romantic Pool Water Villa
Temptation Pool Water Villa
Lux* Villa

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Beach pavilion for 7 nights

From about

£2,290 low season

£3,640 high season

Holiday Code EXH917

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bepoke holidays to LUX*, Maldives

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Lux* Maldives, the Maldives, Expressions Holidays includes flights from London to Male with British Airways direct (winter season only) or Emirates via Dubai. The flying time is about 13 hours. Lux* Maldives is reached from Male airport by seaplane in about 25 minutes and Expressions Holidays includes the seaplane transfer in your holiday price.

Additional information

Minimum stays: Minimum stay of 4 nights applies year round.

Children: Children aged 0 to 5 years stay free of charge on same meal plan as parents. Children are not allowed in the Spa. Children may stay in the Water villas, provided that their parents sign a disclaimer. Some water sports have age restrictions.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Beach pavilion for 7 nights

From about

£2,290 low season

£3,640 high season

Holiday Code EXH917

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bepoke holidays to LUX*, Maldives

About Maldives

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to the Maldives is ideal for visitors looking for a relaxing and luxurious holiday in serene surroundings. The small republic of the Maldives is a luxury holiday destination that possesses some of the most astonishing and beautiful underwater life in the world. Consisting of over a thousand tiny coral islands, the Maldives is traditionally a fishing and trading nation which converted to Islam in the 12th century. Aware of its magnificent natural resources, in recent years the country has striven to maintain its traditional way of life and preserve the natural beauty of the islands whilst offering visitors a secluded and exclusive holiday experience. With turquoise seas, coral sand beaches, swaying palm trees and thatched huts and cottages, the Maldives represents for many the perfect picture of a typical deserted tropical island, a dream holiday destination offering peace and quiet with hotels which epitomise barefoot luxury. The Maldives hotels and island resorts we feature really are the very best. Whilst they all look idyllic, and clearly with the deluxe resorts we offer, you will receive luxurious accommodation and outstanding service, there are important distinctions that our sales team can draw your attention to: distance from Male and how you travel to the resort (speedboat, seaplane or domestic flight plus boat), the size of the island (some are very small and intimate, others are found on larger islands or connecting islands, beach or overwater villas (the overwater villas are usually, but not always, more expensive than beach villas) and the range of facilities (dining options, water sports and diving).

Highlights of the Maldives

For many, the Maldives offer some of the most fascinating underwater exploration available, from both snorkelling and diving. There are over a hundred different species of fish, from angelfish to flying fish, snapper and triggerfish, stingray and shark, as well as turtles and numerous corals of a multitude of colours. If your resort is near Malé then the capital is worth a brief visit with its mosques, traditional houses with rounded corners and tea shops with a selection of ‘short eats’ including rice pudding, curried fish cakes and small bananas.

Cultural highlights of the Maldives

Bodu beru traditional music and dance, traditional seating - the undholi (like a hammock) and the joli (a net seat hung from a wooden frame), local crafts including mats, lacquer work and jewellery, traditional dhoni boats.

Facts in brief

Capital Malé
Airport Malé International Airport
Size The Maldives consist of 1,192 islands, dispersed over an area of 35,000 sq. miles
Population 436,000
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