Soneva luxury resorts pioneered the concept of ‘barefoot luxury’ that today can be found in their renowned properties the world over. With a portfolio of Soneva Kiri in Thailand and the stunning Soneva Fushi and Soneva Jani in the Maldives, the group offers guests a superb experience in some of the world’s most magnificent places. Read on to discover a handful of the many reasons Soneva resorts number amongst the globe’s finest…
“No news, no shoes”
Although this policy isn’t strictly enforced, guests are encouraged to detach from everyday stresses, kick off their shoes, and focus fully on relaxation. Wifi is available for guests who require it, though you’ll find it difficult to tear yourself away from the stunning beach, crystal-clear waters and amazing surrounds. Tranquillity and immersing yourself in the environment is key, like at Soneva Kiri, where the rainforest location is perfect for ‘getting away from it all’. Here you can embark on the Koh Kood Discovery Tour, or explore with the resort’s Tropical Ecologist.
Since launching Soneva Fushi in the Maldives in 1995, Soneva has continued to champion luxurious relaxation, while also making a conscious effort to promote eco-friendly sustainability. Resorts actively empower local communities, from implementing female employment targets to offering swimming classes for children. They also minimise their environmental impact by bottling their own water and using cooking charcoal. Soneva Fushi itself recycles an incredible 90% of waste onsite, including glass; which is upcycled at The Glass Studio, where glass blowing classes are available for guests.
At Soneva resorts, you’re guaranteed to find opulence, comfort and a reluctance to leave! All villas have an amazing outdoor bathroom, rustic chic furnishings and wonderful views. Whether you opt for an intimate one-bedroom retreat or Soneva Fushi’s incredible nine-bedroom Private Reserve, you’ll find your perfect tropical home away from home. At Soneva Jani, villas feature a retractable roof for stargazing, while many also come equipped with their own waterslide, perfect for the young… and young at heart!
As if their epic locations weren’t already enough, Soneva Fushi, Soneva Kiri and Soneva Jani also feature an array of incredible facilities. Enjoy al fresco films at Cinema Paradiso, indulge in the ice cream parlour or chocolate room, and marvel at starlit skies in the observatory. For extra indulgence, Soneva In Aqua is an ultra-luxe two-bedroom yacht that combines all the pampering of a Soneva resort with the thrill of sailing around the crystal-clear Maldivian waters.