LUX* South Ari Atoll contributes to Maldivian Thalassaemia Fund

LUX* South Ari Atoll on Thursday celebrated its annual initiative by creating a difference for the Maldivian Thalassaemia Fund through its Tree of Wishes donations of USD 8,000.

An activity held twice weekly, the Tree of Wishes is inspired by Japan’s ancient Tanabata festival wishing trees, where guest will be given an auspicious red ribbon to write their wish before tying it around the branches of a banyan tree. This also creates an opportunity for guests to contribute by placing a voluntary donation at a dedicated area near the tree where all offerings received will be given to the identified charity organisation.

Every guest who participates in this event automatically becomes part of the annual Tree of Wishes Lucky Draw where one ribbon will be picked at random and the lucky owner of the selected ribbon will win a complimentary holiday to any property within LUX* Resorts and Hotels portfolio.

“Being able to support our Maldivian friends and local communities in this beautiful destination through our Tree of Wishes is a great honour and it is a cause for which we feel very passionately about. Our guests participation through sharing their wishes and their support of the Maldivian culture and people has made this donation possible and we remain committed to making sure our local friends and family here are able to celebrate life,” Jonas Amstad, General Manager of LUX* South Ari Atoll, was quoted in a statement, as saying.

With the aim of improving the services provided to patients suffering from the haematological disorder of thalassaemia, the resort and the Maldivian Thalassemia Fund have signed an agreement allowing both parties to interact on a greater scale, generating ways to foster cooperation amongst medical institutions. The charity support offered by the resort enables the Maldivian Thalassemia Fund to cater for more patients with dedicated initiatives to promote blood donation throughout the country.

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 LUX* 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 sets 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.

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