LUX* South Ari Atoll celebrates winning best Indian Ocean hotel title at World Travel Awards
LUX* South Ari Atoll is celebrating its win at the World Travel Awards Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony, for being named the best hotel in the region.
The prestigious World Travel Awards Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony took place at the five-star Sun Aqua Vilu Reef resort in Maldives on Saturday, with hospitality leaders from across the region in attendance.
At the ceremony, LUX* South Ari Atoll was presented with the Indian Ocean’s Leading Hotel award.
“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,” Glenn Daniels, General Manager of LUX* South Ari Atoll, was quoted in a statement celebrating the win.
Fresh from its relaunch late last year, cutting-edge designer villas and world-class dining can be found only a 30-minute seaplane flight away from the main Velana International Airport, making LUX* South Ari Atoll one of the most exciting resorts in the Maldives.
With 187 private villas dotted at the water’s edge along four kilometres of powder fine beach or perched on stilts above a crystal clear lagoon, these spacious pavilions and villas bring an entirely original vibe of coastal, beach house chic to the Maldives.
Excellent eating and drinking is always a cut above the rest at LUX* and at South Ari Atoll, there is authentic South East Asian street food in the Maldives’ only over-the-water gourmet night market and world-class Chinese cuisine at East, along with the Japanese restaurant, Umami, which offers live teppanyaki and dazzling selection of sakés.
While the resort has a PADI-certified dive centre, two infinity pools, a floodlit tennis court, a fitness centre and a renowned spa which hosts a wellness concierge and a menu of indulgent treatments, what set the property apart from its neighbours are surprises, or better known as #ReasonstogoLUX. Designed to create lasting memories for guests, these ‘reasons’ can range from island-roasted coffee in Café LUX* to impromptu movie screenings at cinema paradise and the chance to hang your wishes on the Tree of Wishes.