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. Our dive centre offers 37 incredible dive sites, two wreck sites and night diving, all within a short boat ride offshore.
Two diving sessions are hosted daily, with at least one trained monitor for every four divers. The dive centre also has a Euro Divers five-star PADI certification for complete peace of mind. Courses include Discover Scuba Diving, Scuba Diver (leading to PADI Scuba Diver certification), and an Open Water Diver Course. The latter lasts five to six days and leads to an internationally-recognised PADI scuba diving certificate and a card that entitles you to rent equipment and dive anywhere in the world to a depth of 18m during the day. NITROX diving courses are also available.
For those who'd like to enjoy a more casual swim, LUX* Maldives has two spacious swimming pools located on the sunset side of the island.
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, Flyboarding, water-skiing, wakeboarding and jet-skiing for an additional fee. Or explore further afield with a private catamaran trip and picnic parties to neighboring 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 our indoor games centre.
In the evening, head out to Musik, our lively island nightclub, where an eclectic mix of rock, salsa and techno mixed by our in-house DJ will have you dancing until the sun comes up.
PLAY and Studio 17
Island resort holidays aren't just for grownups anymore.
At LUX* Maldives, we've made sure there's always something for the whole family to enjoy.
PLAY offers children between the ages of 3 and 12 an opportunity to explore the many wonders and delights of island living. Supervised by a highly trained and enthusiastic team, kids are exposed to the nature and culture of the island's incredible surrounds, as well as a range of high-energy sports and outdoor activities. From art classes and treasure hunts to engaging and educational Teddy Tennis lessons, PLAY is everything your kids could hope for on an island vacation.
Studio 17 is our complimentary teens' club, where guests between 12 and 17 can get together, explore the island or just hang out. Run by trained and enthusiastic LUX* supervisors, teens can make the most of their island holiday with loads of activities including local dance and language classes, beach sports activities and exciting adventure trips around the island.
Both PLAY and Studio 17 are open every day from 9am to 7pm, with meal options available.
Wedding & Honeymoon in Maldives
Close your eyes and imagine your dream wedding - or vows renewal ceremony. Can you see the beautiful, deserted beach, with the waves gently lapping at your feet? The incomparable sunset, the coconut palms swaying gently in the breeze, the two of you hand in hand? Perhaps only your family and a few very special friends in attendance, an intimate and magical moment...
LUX* Resorts & Hotels offers a very special tropical island wedding experience.
Rather than hosting multiple weddings in one day, we have a policy of only one such occasion per resort each day.
Our LUX* wedding experts will invite you to choose from a variety of spectacular sun, sea and sand settings, taking special advantage of some of the quieter spots to stage a truly intimate and personal ceremony. The making of the vows is always magical and memorable, not least because of our experts' skill in using a variety of local wares and artefacts to add special, local touches - vintage sailing boats aged by sun and surf perhaps, or brightly-coloured sarongs hung between palm trees like an Indian Ocean equivalent of bunting.
The Maldives are the perfect location for utterly romantic vow renewals and symbolic ceremonies. How about saying I Do-AGAIN! on a Dhoni during a sunset cruise, or on a sand bank with the groom arriving by jet ski!
At LUX*, we are committed to the principle of Helping People Celebrate Life. What better promise to make when helping you plan what is surely the most important day of your lives?
Please note, wedding ceremony is a symbolic renewal of vows which are not legally binding, per Maldivian law.