Experience the epitome of castaway chic at the incredible Soneva Fushi resort.
This innovative hotel in the Maldives has set a standard to which others will aspire, with its unique approach to eco-friendly luxury living. As you wake up and stroll outside onto the private beach, you will feel as though you are in your very own world. Yet, all of the amenities you could desire from any luxury holiday to the Maldives are at your fingertips in this exclusive retreat.
If you are looking for barefoot luxury, this resort’s philosophy will resonate no news, no shoes.
From the stylishly minimalist design of the undeniably impressive accommodation, where rooms and villas are crafted out of sustainable woods and natural fabrics, to the incredible facilities the resort boasts, such as an open-air cinema and observatory, this resort never fails to impress.
Each room gives breathtaking views of the pristine beaches and glistening turquoise lagoons, with the Indian Ocean just a few footsteps away. The island breeze awaits your call, and the balmy waters will greet you as you dip your toes in the sea for the first time.
Dining at Soneva Fushi
As you would come to expect from the Soneva portfolio and just like its sister resort the Soneva Jani, The cuisine on this delightful island is as diverse as the accommodation, with a choice of gourmet restaurants, including the renowned organic ‘Fresh in the Garden’ and the impressive wine cellar boasting over 7,000 fine tipples to taste.
Whether you dream of diving with manta rays and spotting dolphins by sunset, or simply desire a classic Maldives holiday spent lounging in the sun after an indulgent spa treatment, Soneva Fushi will realise all of your wishes - and more.
Soneva Fushi comprises 57 spectacular villas and suites, each opening on to its own stretch of white sand beach. Bicycles are provided with all rooms for island exploration. For something extra special, spend a night on a private sandbank.
The resort shares some of the best Maldivian cuisine across its several eateries, as well as offering unique destination dining everywhere from deserted sandbanks to in your own villa. There are also two bars to spend the evening with friends.
This traditional Maldivian restaurant is located on its own uninhabited island, accessible by speedboat. Experience local dishes with a modern twist under the starry skies.
Nestled among the banana trees, this garden restaurant offers stunning panoramas to take in as you enjoy Mediterranean-inspired dishes cooked using produce from the grounds itself.
Mihiree Mitha is the perfect breakfast or lunch pitstop, offering a range of fresh treats including juicy fruits, bakeries, sushi, salads, wood-fired pizzas and grilled fish. Round it all off with over 60 homemade ice creams and sorbets.
Down to Earth is based around the ritual of sharing food, recreating this intimacy with a range of delicious banquets, all prepared before your eyes and shared with family and friends in beautiful surroundings.
The aptly-named Out of the Blue is an overwater dining facility, offering an eclectic array of great cuisine from five distinct kitchens. Whether sushi, Teppanyaki, seafood, steak or Michelin-star delights, expect explosive flavours and the very best quality produce.
Visit The Wine Cellar to sample a vast collection of over 7,000 rare champagnes, grand cru clarets, vintage cognacs, organic and biodynamic wines. Tastings run throughout each week to enjoy with a delicious selection of amuse-bouche dishes.
Activities and Entertainment
The resort offers a veritable universe of activities and entertainment for guests of all interests and ages, from basket-weaving and to island hopping.
Adrenaline seekers will love the resort’s range of complimentary non-motorized water sports, including kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, windsurfing and catamaran rides. Alternatively, try out surfing at 11 prime locations. Private tuition is available for all of these thrilling pursuits.
Diving and Snorkelling
The Soleni Dive Centre’s PADI instructors give guests a world-class Maldives diving experience, whether you’re a beginner or an experienced free diver. Take a speedboat to Hanifaru Bay, to see Manta Rays whirling through the sea, plus a menagerie of tropical marine life.
Sunset Dolphin Safari
Animal lovers will also relish the opportunity to watch dozens of joyful dolphins frolicking in the setting sun, as you dine on canapés and sip on champagne.
Alternatively, avid anglers can head out into the Indian Ocean before sunset to spot big game with an experienced guide, all without any impact on the marine environment. Enjoy some canapes and cool beverages and take in the stunning landscape.
Stargazing at The Observatory
Head to the Observatory, with its state-of-the-art telescopes, to see the Plough of Saturn or count moons of Jupiter, all crystal-clear from the remote island locale. Soneva Fushi is the first resort in the world to offer 3D astronomy. Alternatively, head out on an astronomical dinner cruise.
Soneva Fushi runs an innovative programme exhibiting locals’ traditional arts. All of the pieces are created on the premises, with an emphasis on upcycling waste materials from around the island. You can even learn how to blow glass and create your own masterpiece.
The facilities here are unmatched. Whether you want to remain active throughout your stay or simply indulge and relax, you can find all you need here.
Fitness Centre and Tennis Courts
Soneva Fushi offers fantastic sports and fitness facilities, with a fully-equipped fitness centre for your daily workout, plus tennis courts for a friendly (or competitive!) game with friends.
Six Senses Spa
Alternatively, for a more easygoing experience, visit the Six Senses Spa, nestled in a peaceful enclave where you can enjoy sensory experiences with treatments from Tibetan hot stones to massages, facials and holistic treatments performed by a residency of expert visiting practitioners.
Every now and then, you need a break from all of the fast-paced activities to just sit back and relax. But don’t spend the evening on your phone, instead visit the enchanting open-air theatre, Cinema Paradiso. Certainly, our pick of best outdoor cinemas a hotel has to offer, here you can enjoy a classic film screening on the beach, with complimentary popcorn. Should you desire a delicious cocktail, the cinema hosts will be happy to oblige.
What will you watch at Cinema Paradiso?
The Den and Kids’ Club
The resort has formulated a trailblazing kids’ club like no other. With no technology allowed, it’s all about exploring nature and creativity, with everything from a library and cinema room to a music room and even a DJ with a mocktail bar where kids can mix their own juices. Your children can cook up a feast from the organic garden, relax in a botanical garden full of swings, play on the huge pirate ship or swim in several spools.
Soneva Fushi is located on Baa Atoll, a 35 minute seaplane transfer from Velana International Airport.
1/12 - Overview of Soneva Fushi Villas, Maldives, Indian Ocean
2/12 - Private Reserve Master Bedroom at Soneva Fushi, Maldives, Indian Ocean
3/12 - Bedroom in Sunset Ocean View Pool Reserve at Soneva Fushi, Maldives, Indian Ocean
4/12 - Crusoe Villa with Pool at Soneva Fushi, Maldives, Indian Ocean
5/12 - Bedroom in Villa 14 at Soneva Fushi, Maldives, Indian Ocean
6/12 - Private Pool in Villa 42 at Soneva Fushi, Maldives, Indian Ocean
7/12 - Out of the Blue Restaurant at Soneva Fushi, Maldives, Indian Ocean
8/12 - Beach dining at Soneva Fushi, Maldives, Indian Ocean
9/12 - Daybed next to the pool in Villa 14 at Soneva Fushi, Maldives, Indian Ocean
10/12 - 3 Bedroom Villa Suite with Pool at Soneva Fushi, Maldives, Indian Ocean
11/12 - 3 Bedroom Villa Suite with Pool at Soneva Fushi, Maldives, Indian Ocean
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