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LUX* Maldives - Luxury holidays to the Maldives

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  • About this holiday

    An Expressions holiday to LUX* Maldives is highly recommended for families as it is one of the few resorts in the Maldives where two adults and two children can be accommodated in one beach villa. It also has extensive facilities for children, including the PLAY children's club and the STUDIO17 teens' club, which offer both hands-on learning activities and more relaxed sports and games. Parents can enjoy some relaxation time in the spa or scuba diving, whilst the wide range of restaurants is available to the whole family, so guests can dine together in the evenings. Excursions are organised to nearby islands for shopping, giving guests a unique opportunity to explore more of the Maldives during their week or two week stay.

    The journey and how you get there

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights that are direct with British Airways from London Gatwick to Male or via Dubai with Emirates. We also offer Sri Lankan that do have both direct flights and indirect flights via Colombo, if you want to combine the Maldives with a stay in Sri Lanka. Once at Male, you are transferred from the airport to the island by seaplane, organised by the hotel. The flight by seaplane takes about 25 minutes.

    Complimentary

    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with Emirates London to Male via Dubai or with British Airways London to Male direct, sea plane transfers and bed and breakfast.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices here are for a family of 2 adults and 2 children under twelve for seven nights in the lowest priced room type for families.
    Low Season £7,880
    High Season £10,950
    Based on sharing a beach villa for four
    Many other room types are available on request from us
    The prices displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

    Special Offers

    • Stay Longer Special Offer 2018
      Stay more than 3 nights and receive a 20% Discount on our rates.

      Stay more than 6 nights and receive a 25% Discount on our rates.

      Stay more than 10 nights and receive a 30% Discount on our rates.

      Stay more than 20 nights and receive a 35% Discount on our rates.

      Offer is combinable with selected offers only. Applies to Bed and Breakfast rates only. Restrictions Apply.


    • Honeymoon and Anniversary Specials 2018
      Book now and receive a 35% discount per villa per night, plus other benefits, for those celebrating their honeymoon or anniversary. Applies to Bed and Breakfast rates only. Combinable with selected offers only. Restrictions apply.
    • Up to 35% and Complimentary Meal Plan Upgrade for 2018 to 2020
      Book before 31 October 2018 and receive up to a 35% discount on stays until 5 January 2020. Selected rooms only. In addition, guests will receive a complimentary upgrade from Bed and Breakfast to Half Board, Half Board to Full Board, or from Full Board to All Inclusive. Selected rooms only. Restrictions apply.
    • Expressions Holidays Maldives Early Booking Offer - save £125 per person
      Book a holiday to the Maldives with a duration of 10 or more paid nights before 31 October 2018 for travel between 1 October 2018 and 31 March 2019 and receive £125 per person off the price. Applicable to new holidays only.

    Hotel code

    EXH917

    Our opinion

    LUX* Maldives is one of the more recent resorts to open in the Maldives and has quickly gained a name for itself as catering extremely well to families yet also offering a range of activities that appeal to adults too.

    Hotel description

    LUX* Maldives, formerly known as Diva, is an island resort surrounded by a crystal clear lagoon and miles and miles of ocean. Just a 25-minute seaplane journey from Malé, this hotel offers a lighter, brighter holiday experience. The resort features a variety of accommodation, directly on the beach or over the water and with inter-connecting options available, this hotel is perfect for families. The sunset junior suites are located within close proximity to the sea and feature a private garden area for children to play in. The beach villas are spacious and luxurious and provide large terraces and private garden areas with ample room for families. The hotel offers a wealth of dining experiences in its seven restaurants and six bars, ranging from island inspired dishes to international cuisines. Fusions of Asian and Middle Eastern flavours at Senses can be sampled, Noo is a spectacular shell shaped restaurant whilst PURE offers Japanese fusion. Water sports and land sports are on offer along with diving and the hotel’s LUX* Me Spa is a haven for relaxation, with treatments given in garden villas or in one of the over water villas featuring glass floors through which the sealife can be admired. The resort's children’s facilities are excellent. Younger guests can enjoy a spot of Teddy Tennis with Head Ted or some decadent cake decorating at Cake Boss. PLAY is the kids club and offers lots of activities for guests aged 3-11, whilst STUDIO 17 is where the older children can relax and socialise. With two swimming pools, a variety of land sports & water sports, picnics on secluded islands, whale shark safaris and exceptional diving and snorkelling, there is something for all of the family at LUX* Maldives.

     

    Location

    South Ari Atoll

    Official star rating

    4 deluxe

    Annual opening

    All year

    Distance from airport

    25 minutes by seaplane

    Closest airport

    Male

    Room types

    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. Rooms are divided into the following categories:
    Beach Pavilion
    Beach Villa
    Beach Pool Villa
    Water Villa
    Romantic Pool Water Villa
    Temptation Pool Water Villa
    Lux* Villa

    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, full range of spa and massage treatments at Infinity spa, infirmary with resident doctor, wedding services, 2 swimming pools, 2 floodlit tennis courts, fitness centre, watersports.

    Water sports

    Chargeable: Jet skis, catamaran trips, scuba diving.

    Complimentary: 2 swimming pools, Pedal boats, kayaking, snorkelling.

    Land sports

    Chargeable: Cycle hire.

    Complimentary: Table tennis, tennis.

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Other activities include Night snorkelling, lagoon fishing. Diva is situated on a small island in the south Ari Atoll. Surrounded by miles of ocean the resort is perfect for water sports and relaxation. Excusions include shopping on nearby islands, cultural excursions, champagne sunset cruise are all available.

    Sports nearby

    Children

    Children aged 0 to 5 years stay free of charge on same meal plan as parents. One child aged 6 to 11 years may stay free of charge on a bed and breakfast basis when sharing with 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.

    Minimum stays

    Minimum stay of 4 nights applies year round.

    Other information

    Children's club: PLAY is open from 9am to 7pm and is available for children aged 3 to 12. A range of activities from pizza making to Sting Ray feeding are adapted to suit different age groups. Lunch and/or dinner can be served in the children’s club at an additional cost. The children’s club facilities include a TV and cinema lounge, library and computer room, siesta lounge, a play area, a nanny station, customized bathroom facilities, and a dining area with buffet. The club is complimentary.
    Teenagers' club: STUDIO17 is open from 9am to 7pm for teenagers aged from 12 to 17 years and encourages teenagers to relax in one place and socialise with each other. Facilities on offer are a Wii and Wi-Fi station, PlayStation, table football, pool table and table tennis. The club is complimentary.
    Babysitting: Available at a charge. Rates available per hour and in 6 or 12 hour packages. Staff are trained in first aid and there is a staff to child ratio of 1:2 at all times.
    Baby listening: Not available.
    Pre-ordering services: It is possible to pre-order snacks such as sandwiches and pasta to be provided in the room on arrival. Please contact us for further details.
    Children's entertainment: Aside from the children's clubs there are children's DVDs and books. The spa, Lux Me, offers half or full hour kids massages. Excursions with the Marine Biology Centre The Marine Biology centre runs a reef encounter with a marine biologist course where you learn about different species and snorkel for around USD 50 per person. There are a number of other courses offered at the Marine Biology Centre geared towards adults which older families may enjoy including snorkelling with whale sharks, underwater night discoveries and presentations.
    Medical services: There is an infirmary on the island with a resident doctor.  The nearest hospital is in Male.
    Family dining: Families are allowed in all of the restaurants at present. High chairs and family menus and options are available.
    Family rooms: Two adults and two children can be accommodated in Beach villas. For more space, families may prefer to take 2 interconnecting Beach Pavilions or a Family Water Villa which can accommodate up to 4 adults and 2 children. Parents must sign a disclaimer to occupy a water villa, which can hold 2 adults and 1 child.
    Children's amenities: Children's toiletries are provided. Haircuts available at a charge.

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    Capital:Malé
    Airport:15 minutes by speedboat. Please note that the resort is one hour ahead of official Maldives time.
    Size: 298 square kilometres of land on 1192 islands in an area of sea measuring 754 kilometres long and 118 kilometres wide.
    Currency:Rufiya (£1 = 17 rufiyas)Population 300,000
    Temperature:Temperatures are consistently hot averaging about 31 degrees Centigrade. Sea temperatures average about 27 degrees Centigrade. The year is divided into two monsoon periods, the north-east monsoon from December to March (drier) and the south-west monsoon from May to November (wetter months with stronger winds).

     

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    Airport: About 1 hour and 10 minutes by car.
    Size: 865 square kilometres
    Currency: Mauritian rupee (£1 = 35 Rs)Population 1.1 million
    Temperature: The hottest months are from January to April, although this is also the cyclone season and the weather can be humid with temperatures ranging from 25 to 35 degrees Centigrade. There is no distinct rainy season. The Mauritian winter months are June, July, August when temperatures average about 24 degrees Centigrade with the evenings being about 16 degrees Centigrade. However, the weather does vary from the east to the west coast. The east is breezier, and feels cooler during their winter months. The north-west near Port Louis is often the driest and the warmest part of the island. During their winter months you should have a jacket or jumper for the evenings. Dining is outside throughout the year.

     

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