Our Holiday at Lux South Ari : Whale Sharks and the Lux Villa
This was our 2nd trip to the Maldives, but our first one with the kids. Thus, we were looking for a family friendly Maldives resort that also had easy access to the Whale Sharks. I sent an email off with this criteria to my Maldives contact, and he quickly wrote back “stay at Lux.”
I took his advice, and booked the Lux Villa at Lux South Ari Atoll. There is only one water villa at Lux that also has a pool, and that is the Lux Villa.
The other water villas, that have pools, are on the adult-only side of the resort.
I really wanted a pool, because we enjoyed it so much when we stayed at Per Aquum Huvafen Fushi. (Btw you should really check our our review on Per Aquum Huvafen Fushi)
It turned out that the Lux Villa was the right choice for us, and not just because it had a pool. The Lux Villa is also the only villa at the resort that has a 24 hour butler.
I know that sounds obnoxious and snooty, because who really needs a butler ?! While I certainly don’t need a butler, he made our experience at Lux South Ari Atoll very special. Our butler, Longy, was soooo much more than a butler. He became a friend to us and Murray especially took to him.
He took the kids to the watersports when they wanted to go tubing, helped Murray find the message in the bottles, played pool with the kids, and taught us a lot about the Maldivian culture. Those are just a few of the special things he did for us.
As you can see in our Maldives vacation video, we did not find the elusive Whale Shark during our stay at Lux. Nonetheless, we had an absolute blast and it was partly due to Longy’s presences in our vacation.[embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlpVDTK1ZCE[/embedyt]