It's no secret that the Maldives is one of the most sought-after diving destinations in the world and while there is most certainly plenty to do and see underwater, there's also a whole lot going on back on dry land.
For those wanting to explore the depths of the ocean, LUX* offers access to some of the nation's most beautiful dive sites
, where scuba enthusiasts can see an abundance of parrotfish, butterfly fish, sting rays, manta rays, tuna and barracuda, not to mention impressive yet gentle whale sharks. You might even encounter an elusive hawksbill, dolphin or green turtle.
Dive sites include Maamagili, suitable for beginners and those who have never dived before, Aa Thila for the more experienced, and Thinfushi Beru Tila for advanced divers. The hotel's dive centre offers 37 incredible dive sites
, two wreck sites and night diving, all within a short boat ride offshore.Swimming Pool
For those who'd like to enjoy a more casual swim, LUX* South Ari Atoll has two spacious swimming pools
located on the sunset side of the island.Water Sports
Make the most of your LUX* island getaway with complimentary reef snorkelling, kayaking and pedal boats
. There's also a wide range of water sports available at the boathouse, such as windsurfing, rubber ring and banana rides, water-skiing, wakeboarding and jet-skiing for an additional fee. Or explore further afield with a private catamaran trip and picnic parties to neighbouring islets
Take a break from the ocean with a game of beach table tennis, volleyball and tennis on floodlit courts. Visit LUX* Me fitness to enjoy a tailor-made training session complete with beach yoga, cycle around the lush island setting or challenge someone to a game of billiards and table soccer at the hotel's indoor games centre.
In the evening, head out to Musik, the lively island nightclub, where an eclectic mix of rock, salsa and techno mixed by the hotel's in-house DJ will have you dancing until the sun comes up.LUX*Me Spa and Fitness
LUX* Me is a unique concept which combines fitness, spa, nutrition, yoga, retreats and experiences into one venue. The Spa's concept is to allow guests to create their own integrated spa, fitness and lifestyle experience with the help of the hotel's LUX* Me experts. The unique 'Me Time' Menu is designed 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, LUX* Me is all about you.