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Children: Children welcome. PLAY offers children between 3 and 12 years an opportunity to explore the wonders of island living, both its nature and culture, under the supervision of trained team leaders (open from 9am - 7pm). In addition Teddy Tennis lessons are available for children between the ages of 3 and 8 years, STUDIO 17 is open for guests aged from 12 to 17 years with activities including local dance and language classes, beach sport activities and adventure trips around the island. Note: Babies are categorized at age 2 or less, a child from 3-11 years and a teenager from 12-17 years.
Transfers: 25 minutes by seaplane. Luggage allowance on seaplane transfers at 25kg per adult or child. Each extra kilo is charged at $4USD. Infants under 2 years do not have a baggage allowance. Folded cots & buggies may be taken as part of the parents’ allowance. If this brings the total weight to more than 25kg, then the excess will need to be paid. Exclusive access to the lounge.
Facilities: 2 infinity swimming pools, tennis, table tennis, table football and a gym. Catamaran excursions, windsurfing, rubber ring rides, banana rides, water skiing, wake boards, jet skiing, fishing, 5* PADI dive centre, jet skis, nightclub, 3 boutiques, excursions and activities.
Renovation closure: LUX* South Ari Atoll will be closing between the 1st June 2016 - 31st August 2016 to carry out an exciting renovation.
LUX* ME Spa & Fitness: For luxurious facials, massages and scrubs to invigorating yoga classes and an array of exercise programmes.
Sports & Leisure: Complimentary reef snorkeling, kayaking and pedal boats. Wide range of watersports available at the boathouse including scuba diving, windsurfing, waterskiing, fun tubing, jet skiing, kite surfing, for a fee. Land based activities include table tennis, volleyball, billiards, table soccer and tennis on floodlit courts. Bicycles rides, catamaran trips, whale shark safaris, private speedboat and dhoni trips, morning and sunset fishing, and picnics to neighboring islets can be arranged. Musik nightclub where an in-house DJ plays a mix of rock, salsa and techno.
Beach: 4km sandy beach and calm safe lagoon
Wi-Fi & Internet Access: Complimentary
Amenities: 5 restaurants and 6 bars with dine around option for meal plan packages.
Room Service: 24 hours
Meal Arrangements: Room only, half and full board options are available.
Restaurants & Bars: Senses, The Island Kitchen, Umami, East, The Lagoon Bar, Allegria, The Island Bar, Veli and Cafe LUX*. Great selection offering extensive menus of local and international dishes from fresh seafood and buffets to island inspired favorites and oriental delicacies.
Dress Code: Casual dress, smart casual after 6.30 pm (shorts are not acceptable in the restaurant at dinner time)
Accommodation: The 193 pavilions, suites and villas all have sweeping views over the beach and lagoon -some suspended on stilts, others along the beach including family accommodation in 18 interconnecting rooms and 3 family villas.
Beach Pavilion: 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.
Sunset Junior Suite: Shaded by sprawling Badamier trees and palms, each spacious suite faces the sunset and enjoys breath-taking views over the ocean. The simple, minimalist design is accented with warm wood and splashes of red and orange inspired by the reef.
Beach Villa: Same facilities as the Pool Villas except for the pool - instead these villas have larger gardens and a small area of private beach and are located on both sides of the island. Light sand and ochre tones reflect the beautiful island setting beyond the terrace, while subtle décor echoes the ebb and flow of the ocean. All guestrooms enjoy en suite outdoor bathrooms where the open sky, bright hibiscus and beautiful banana trees provide privacy in a natural setting. Each Beach Villa has ample room for two adults and one teenager or child.
Water Villa: The spectacular Water Villas are suspended on stilts over the water and offer incredible views of the Indian Ocean with direct access to the beach. Fall asleep to the gentle sound of the ocean and then sink into a generously sized bathtub with sweeping views out the large bay windows. Maximum occupancy: 2 adults or 2 adults + 1 teen (no child or baby).
Beach Pool Villa: Enjoy sensational views over the lagoon from your spacious, west-facing Beach Pool Villa. Native wood accents and light sandy tones bring the natural beauty of island living inside, while a private terrace unfolds into a luxurious living space outdoors. All guestrooms offer en suite bathrooms that open onto a private garden, along with a shower and separate bath. Relax in the privacy of your secluded garden with its sunken swimming pool, wooden deck, sun loungers and invigorating outdoor shower. Maximum occupancy: 2 adults + 1 infant.
Signature Water Villa: Step out onto your private terrace and gaze at the turquoise waters drifting below your lofty villa on stilts. Inside, the soothing blues and light sandy tones of the ocean inspire the tranquil décor, while an exceptionally comfortable bed awaits you in the bedroom.
Family Water Villa: Situated on the eastern side of the island composed of two interconnecting Water Villas, these spacious two-bedroom villas are perched atop the water on stilts and provide the perfect secluded spot for families to spend an unforgettable holiday. Look out over the lagoon from your private terrace and plan another action-packed day together on the island. Maximum occupancy: 4 adults + 2 teens or 2 children
Presidential Water Villa: Featuring unparalleled views over the lagoon and island surrounds, the LUX* Villa is the ultimate in luxury island living. Sink into your infinity plunge pool that merges with the lagoon or watch the kaleidoscope of sea life swim beneath your feet through the glass floor in the living room. With a master bedroom suite and guest bedroom both featuring handcrafted LUX* Sleep Tight beds and direct access to the deck, the LUX* Villa is ideal for a party of four. Make the most of your stay with a 24-hour personal butler to cater to all your needs. Maximum occupancy: 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 teens or 2 children.