Soneva Fushi Resort, Maldives is the ultimate ‘desert island’ hideaway. Spacious luxury villas are nestled among dense foliage on the privately-owned island of Kunfunadhoo In Baa Atoll. It is reached by a 30-minute seaplane transfer from Male International Airport.
This eco-friendly resort has a ‘no news, no shoes’ ethos and is the last word in barefoot luxury. Guests are asked to drop their shoes in a cotton bag on arrival, allowing them to get grounded with nature and the entire staff go barefoot too as well.
White sands, turquoise seas and verdant forests are the perfect backdrop for a romantic getaway or family holiday. Explore this exquisite island on complimentary bikes and immerse yourself in unique experiences from snorkelling and diving to moonlit dinners on the sandbanks.
The villa suites are spacious and luxurious. Tucked away behind the trees and just steps away from the white, sandy beach. Most have a private pool and are spread over two floors. The décor of the villas ooze an airy, tropical chic with huge French windows and lofty wooden ceilings. King size beds draped in muslin, open-air garden bathrooms and a hammock all add to the secret beach hideaway charm.
The villa also includes a fitness room that doubles up as spa. So, you can relax and unwind with a spa treatment in the privacy of your own villa.
A welcome bottle of champagne greets all guests on arrival, and a Mr or Ms Friday host is on hand to help you settle in and make your stay a memorable one.
The gourmet cuisine at Soneva Fushi can only be described as ‘out of this world’. There are six restaurants to choose from and chefs are flown in from around the world, bringing culinary excellence to the resort. The beachside, Mihiree Mithaa offers an extensive buffet breakfast, freshly cut fruits, bespoke coffees and numerous cooking stations serving an impressive selection of Asian and international dishes. You’ll find it hard to resist Soneva’s world-famous, chocolate and ice-cream rooms. Best of all, these sweet treats are all home-made.
Out of the Blue restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner, serving an impressive selection of grilled meats, wood-fired pizzas, seafood and salads.
Dinner at the atmospheric, Fresh in the Garden is recommended. This lavish, ocean-front restaurant offers an extraordinary selection of South Asian and international dishes, made for sharing. You can choose to dine above Soneva’s lush organic garden and enjoy the scent of the aromatic plants below and the breath-taking sunset ahead of you.
What to Do
There’s a wealth of world-class facilities and activities to enjoy. Here are some of the highlights:
Soneva Fushi boasts a state-of-the-art observatory for moon, planet and stargazing some of the clearest night skies in the world.
- Enjoy a movie at Cinema Paradiso, the Maldives’ first outdoor cinema. Recline on comfortable loungers under the stars with complimentary gourmet popcorn and ice-cream.
- Snorkel in Hanifaru Bay, home to one of the world’s largest populations of manta rays
- Learn the art of glass-blowing with specialists at the glass studio using recycled bottles
- Spend an enchanting night camping under the Maldivian skies on your own private sandbank in a luxurious Bedouin-inspired tent
Our stay at Soneva Fushi was an unforgettable experience. Switch off your phone, remove your shoes and immerse yourself in this oasis of peace and tranquillity. The luxurious accommodation, beautiful white sandy beaches, delicious dining, and impeccable service from resort staff made for a truly memorable holiday.
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