Some of the most fantastic experiences in life are born on a whim. In many ways, it was such serendipity that led us to Soneva Fushi. We dreamed of a castaway island to call our own, a home where nature's beauty reigned and the everyday world was but a distant memory.
We scoured the globe looking for a place that spoke to us. And when we heard the whisper of the palm fronds and the murmur of the waves on Soneva Fushi, it was the love song to end all love songs.
Soneva Fushi, the first ‘Robinson Crusoe’ style hideaway in the Maldives, is set on the privately owned tropical island of Kunfunadhoo in Baa Atoll, the latest UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.
The resort can be reached by a scenic 30-minute sea plane flight direct from Malé International airport or for guests scheduled on evening flights by domestic carrier flights via nearby Dharavandhoo airport, just 12 minutes away by speedboat.
They have private airport lounge for Soneva guests at seaplane terminal.
The island is 1,400 metres long and 400 metres wide, one of the largest islands in the Maldives. Apart from the crystal clear waters, white beaches and tropical climate, the island’s unusually rich vegetation offers a unique natural experience.
Villas are scattered along the beach and tucked into the lush greenery, providing the ultimate privacy. Fringed by white sand beaches that shelve gently into the azure blue sea, the iconic Soneva Fushi looks like a Robinson Crusoe idyll, however the finest creature comforts are always at hand.
Its remoteness is central to its charm, offering the ultimate in barefoot sophistication for which the oft borrowed expression “No News, No Shoes” was coined. Welcome to a world where the natural reality of the destination unites with understated yet sophisticated luxurious experiences and style. This is Intelligent Luxury. Soneva Fushi’s down to earth feel is reflected in its guest’s casual dress code and its naturally-designed architecture.
Soneva Fushi offers just 57 villas, which capture the very essence of a luxurious castaway fantasy.
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Each villa opens to its very own stretch of white sand beach just a few steps away, whilst many also include private swimming pools.
Each villa has a bathroom that extends to a private garden, and utmost care is given to the environment.
Six Senses Spa
Central to the Six Senses Spa is a large reflecting pond and waterfalls, setting the tone for soul therapy.
Chose from a menu of holistic and traditional treatments conducted by highly skilled therapists using all natural products or indulge in one of Six Senses signature journeys. Thai, Balinese and doctor-assisted Ayurvedic treatments and nutritional programs are also available.
Spa programs are complimented by a fully equipped gym and a yoga pavilion for wellness therapies such as yoga, meditation and Tai Chi.
Soleni Dive Centre
The Soleni Dive Centre’s multi-lingual PADI instructors as well as the small dive group sizes ensure that guests of all levels get the best service at all times.
There are more than 30 tempting dive sites with rich sea life near Soneva Fushi. The Soleni Dive Centre also offers free-diving courses ranging from introductory half day courses to 1 to 3 star AIDA qualifications.
The first open-air cinema in the Maldives with the widest screen in the Indian Ocean measuring 13.8 meters wide!
Reminisce over a classic movie at Cinema Paradiso on Turtle beach, lie back under the stars and enjoy popcorn, selected dry snacks, Soneva homemade ice cream and a wide selection of beverages.
Cinema Paradiso is available to rent for private screenings.
Equipped with a striking Meade RCX400 telescope, the Observatory in the organic garden is a special addition to Soneva Fushi’s unique guest experiences and offers magnificent views into the starry sky.
The Den is a playground for the imagination.
Children will enjoy a music room filled with instruments, a library and cinema room with a roll-down cinema screen and a projector, a dress up and make up room where children can dress up as their favorite fantasy characters, a Lego room, a DJ corner where teens can have a go and be the DJ for the teen pool party.
A mocktail bar, a learning area, 2 swimming pools – one for children and one for toddlers, a pirate ship which is a perfect outdoor playground, a teenage lounge and a soft play and chill out area for children to enjoy soft toys and board games. The Den even has its own kitchen for cooking classes and other fun activities such as sweet and cookie baking.
Soneva in Aqua
Soneva in Aqua will further elevate the guest experience by offering the option of a boat villa which will combine all the benefits of this iconic resort’s services and amenities with the freedom and exclusivity associated with a private boat charter.
The ultra-luxurious and highly refined yacht measures 22.6 metres in length and 6.40 metres wide with a cruising speed of 6 knots. Whilst supported by engine power, the yacht’s mainsail will rely on nature to provide the majority of its energy. The boat has a maximum occupancy of four guests to provide the ultimate sense of exclusivity and privacy whilst offering intelligent luxury of the highest international standard.
The two-cabin boat features a spacious master suite with a glass sunken bath and shower facilities. The second cabin offers a king-sized bed and en-suite facilities. Other features include an external raised sun and dining deck, a lower level bar and dining area plus daybeds, lounge seating and a Jacuzzi.
Additional sun deck space is also available on a lower level for spa treatments and an internal library, lounge and dining room provide additional areas ideal for entertaining. The design features natural materials such as rich brown leathers, woods and organic cottons. Soneva in Aqua has been built with environmentally zero-emission materials and all equipment including engines and generators are to the highest specification with regards to fuel saving efficiency.
Soneva Fushi offers a full range of complimentary and chargeable activities for you to enjoy.
- Bicycling and jogging on the island’s many trails
- Fully equipped fitness centre
- Table tennis, badminton, tennis, beach volleyball
- Stargazing in the Observatory
- Yoga and Tai Chi
- Board games
- Outdoor Cinema Paradiso – the largest outdoor cinema in the Maldives
- Tour the impressive ‘Eco Centro’, our ‘Waste to Wealth’ centre, turning our used items on the property into recycled treasure
- Childrens’ Den
- All non-motorized water sports activities – Hobie Cat, kayaks
- Snorkeling the house reef
- Picnic or stay overnight on the sandbank
- Waterskiing and wakeboarding
- Snorkeling excursions to different reefs in UNESCO World Biosphere Baa Atoll
- Freediving with our resident expert
- Dolphin cruises
- Private sunrise and sunset cruises
- Sustainable Fishing trips
- Scuba diving
- Marine Biology tutorials from our in-house experts
- Excursions to local and uninhabited islands
- Kite Surfing and Parasailing.
Check the Villas and book your accomodation at the Selected Hotels below.