A Conde Nast Traveller award winner and one of the most luxurious resorts in the Maldives, the Soneva Fushi is the epitome of a luxury island getaway in the middle of nowhere.
The property is complete with 65 suites and villas, all peppered across the property in such way that provides privacy to each and every guest. Situated on the Baa Atoll, the resort is located at the Kunfunadhoo Island, which is the Maldives’ 4th largest island yet sparsely populated. Giving a new name to the word eco-chic, Soneva Fushi’s lush jungles and pristine white sand beaches are undeveloped and untapped, providing the ultimate seclusion and exclusivity to guests.
Offering a calm environment, guests will find the rustic hideaway villas as the perfect stuff of dreams. Turquoise lagoons and breathtaking natural surroundings are just the tip of the iceberg in this ultra chic and rustic luxury resort.
The Villas & Residences
Guests can take a pick from one bedroom suites to a full 9-bedroom villa that offers the very same luxury of a private residence with the service of a 6-star hotel.
Villas situated on the beach offer private access to their very own private beach only steps away. The building structures are mostly made with natural materials, which make for a beautiful accommodation that allows you to commune with nature with the luxuries of every modern amenity you can ask for in a resort.
Each villa comes with a personal Mr. or Mrs. Friday, who serves as the guests’ butler throughout the duration of the stay.
Most of the villas have private infinity pools and outdoor showers while others have a fully-equipped kitchen, a wine cellar, a library, private spa, steam, and sauna.
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The Soneva Philosophy
The resort is managed and owned by the Soneva Group, who are world leaders in the industry of sustainable luxury resorts. Originally of the Six Senses Spa success, the owners traversed the world for intimate and exclusive locations to develop their luxury resorts, and they found this piece of property on the Maldives as the perfect island getaway to provide absolute luxury while enjoying the spoils of nature.
The beaches, jungle, and natural environment of the island remain untapped, with the resort blending into the jungle as opposed to forcing a modern resort amidst a natural setting. Everywhere you look from the villas are massive trees that provide shade, as well as promoting a cool temperature despite being in a tropical island.
One of the resort’s impressive features is its devotion to sustainability. Soneva Spa has the Maldives’ largest solar power plant, their very own waste management facility, and contains a marine conservation programme within the property.
Among the exclusive experiences guests can enjoy at the resort is their open-air theater featuring showings of old Hollywood classic films, a planetarium with state of the art telescopes, a Six Senses Spa, a Glass Studio where local artists showcase the art of glass blowing, a playground for kids called the Den – filled with endless entertainment and learning opportunities for kids and families, as well as a wide array of watersports activities such as kayaking, scuba diving, and snorkeling.
There are a total of 7 places within in the resort that offer dining experiences. Mihiree Mitha is located right on the beach and serves the daily buffet breakfast, as well as offers a la carte lunch. The signature restaurant of the hotel is Nine, offering dinners and buffets. Fresh in the Garden is perched high up in the jungle, offering a different menu everyday, while the By the Beach restaurant offers authentic Japanese and Korean cuisine.
For ice cream and chocolate lovers, the So Hot and So Cool restaurants offer homemade ice cream and artisan chocolates. So Delicate offers hams, cheeses, and cold cuts.
By the Bar offers custom cocktails with seating areas right on the sand, while the Wine Cellar has over 7000 bottles on offer that range from rare champagnes to vintage cognacs.
If you want to give yourself the reward of absolute calm and luxury, the perfect place to give you just that is Soneva Fushi. With absolutely breathtaking surroundings, a serene and private location, and an endless number of activities right on the resort itself, it’s the ultimate epitome of a perfect island getaway. (www.soneva.com/soneva-fushi)