An Imaginative Hideaway
Hidden among dense foliage within touching distance of a pristine, UNESCO-protected Biosphere Reserve, Soneva Fushi inspires the imagination. The award winning resort truly defines the essence of barefoot luxury with Robinson Crusoe simplicity.
The resorts down to earth personality is reflected in its nature-inspired architecture. If the experiences are magical, the philosophy is simple; no news, no shoes.
Located in the Baa Atoll, Kunfunadhoo Island is one of the largest islands in the Maldives. The resort can be reached by a senic 30 minute seaplane flight direct from Male international Airport or a 12-minute speedboat ride for guests scheduled on domestic flights at the nearby Dharavandhoo Airport. Soneva Fushi has a private airport lounge exclusively for Soneva guests.
at the seaplane terminal
The resort features 71 private water villas & island villas with their own stretch of pristine beach. Designed to offer ultimate privacy and a pure connection with nature, each retreat features open-air bathrooms that extend into a private garden.
Here is a list of their accomodation:
- One Bedroom Villa Suite with Pool
- One Bedroom Water Retreat
- Two Bedroom Villa with Pool
- two Bedroom Villa Suite with Pool
- Two Bedroom Water Retreat
- Three Bedroom Villa Suite with Pool
- Three Bedroom Beach Retreat with Pool
- Three Bedroom Residence with Pool
- Four Bedroom Villa Suite with Pool
- Five Bedroom Residence with Pool
- Six Bedroom Residence with pool
- Nine Bedroom Residence with Pool
See below for a taste of some of the luxurious accommodation:
Escape to a world of jungle fantasies with the palm-frond roofs, woven ropes and tree branch banisters.
- Mr./Ms. Friday’s room
- Spa with steam room
- Sauna and massage room
- Private pool with large sunken dining area
- Outside sitting area
2 Bedroom Crusoe Residence with Pool
Sleeps Max of 4 adults and 3 children
Escape to your very own island adventure in this blissful two-storey villa suite. Just steps back from the beach the Crusoe Suite is all about laid-back luxury.
- Living room
- Sun deck
- Plush daybeds
- Outdoor master bathroom
- Sun loungers
- Private pool
- Catamaran net
- Outdoor dining areas
4 Bedrooms, 8 Adults and 4 Children
We created this very special Jungle Reserve, a sprawling villa engulfed by the dense green forest. The immense reserve surrounds you in nature while offering up caverns and terraces of luxurious space.
- Outdoor bathrooms
- Sitting room
- Private pool
- Chidren’s pool
- Dining room
- In-villa wine cellar
- Spa suite with treatment room
- Steam room
- Sunken dining sale
- Office with library
The Villas at the resort are designed to offer guests the utmost comfort and luxury during their stay. With that in mind, every villa is equipped with an array of amenities that includes:
- Mr or Ms Friday (Butler) service
- Direct beach access with daybeds and sunloungers
- Television and Bose sound system with extensive movie & music playlists
- Open air bathrooms with bathtub and shower
- Bicycles or tricycles for every guest
- Overhead fans, air conditioning and a personal safe
- Wifi with an on/off switch
At Soneva Fushi, each experience is in tune with nature’s rhythm. Dining venues feature gourmet menus using only quality organic ingredients. Guests who desire a bit of adventure can enjoy castaway dining experiences around the island.
Out of the Blue
A two-storey overwater structure that houses five unique dining outlets. Feast on the creations of top chefs from around the world in intimate settings. From delicious grilled meats and seafood, Teppanyaki, sushi and secret menus conjured by Michelin-starred chefs.
Once Upon A Table
A culinary theatre showcasing some of the biggest names in fine dining. There is no menu, allowing the creativity and skills of the chef to take centre stage. Seats eight
So Hands On
Our sushi counter sees someone of the world’s best sushimasters behind its sake-polished Japanese pine, known as ‘hinoki’, counter top. The intimate five-seater sushi counter lets you experience the chef’s dextrous skills up close.
Flames and smoke set the stage for So Bespoke, Out of the Blue’s open-air Teppanyaki table.
Fresh in the Garden-
Surrounded by tropical banana trees, this restaurant without walls rises above our herb and vegetable garden, with sublime panoramas stretching as far as the eye can see.
Down to Earth
Inspired by the primal bonding ritual of sharing food, it recreates this intimacy with dishes designed for sharing, crafted around nine different cooking methods.
Shades of Green
Plant-based Maldivian and Southeast Asian with Nordic cooking techniques. Danish Chef Carsten Kyster celebrates the garden with five-course menus featuring colours.
Translating to ‘here it is’, this is the culinary heart of the island, featuring an endless spread of fresh fruits, live cooking stations, freshly caught and grilled-to-order fish and a collection of Asian dishes and Maldivian specialities. The wood-fired oven offers freshly baked pizzas. Guests can design their own pizza by choosing from the choice of toppings.
By the Bar
A serene oasis of calm, ideal for relaxing, the bar has one of the best selections of cocktails, spirits and liqueurs in the Maldives.
A relaxed overwater bar with catamaran nets and daybeds set at the edge of the jetty, it is the perfect venue for spotting dolphins while enjoying refreshing beverages and light bites during the day or indulging in organic pre-dinner cocktails.
So Guilty & So Cool
Guests with a sweet tooth will love the chocolate parlour serving handmade treats by our in-house chocolatiers. At So Cool, guests can choose from over 60 flavours of homemade ice cream and sorbets at this innovative culinary destination.
Experiences and Activities
Embrace the castaway life and try Sonu’s favourite – lunch on a desert island prepared by your personal chef. Take a dip in the crystal clear, blue lagoon with our in-house snorkelling guide while your chef prepares gourmet temptations in the most intimate of settings.
Guided by our team of glass specialists create your very own masterpiece to take home. All pieces created at the Soneva Glass Studio are made using recycled bottles from Soneva Fushi and other nearby resorts. A personalized tour of the Soneva Art Gallery and Boutique is available upon request.
Specially designed for Young Sonevians and their families, this immersive experience lets them get up close to the wildlife that calls Kunfunadhoo island their home. Learn about the flora and fauna that inhabit the island, their names in Dhivehi, stories about them and learn how to spot animal tracks
Six Senses Spa
From soothing scrubs to Tibetan hot stones, we invite you to embark on sensory treatments from near and far. A revolving residency of visiting practitioners adds to the spa’s collection of treatments with their respective forms of expertise.
Namoona Island Visit
Get an in-depth look into the impacts of Namoona Baa, our programme that seeks to drastically reduce the amount of single-use plastics in the Maldives. Tour the neighbouring island of Maalhos to see the sustainability initiatives, Eco Centro and water bottling plant. Then learn how to weave with screw pine leaves at the family home of one of our Hosts.
Fishing is a Family Matter
Specially designed for Young Sonevians and their families, this immersive experience lets them get up close to the wildlife that calls Kunfunadhoo island their home. Learn about the flora and fauna that inhabit the island, their names in Dhivehi, stories about them and learn how to spot animal tracks.
Our Den is a technology-free zone, where we encourage all our young guests to learn, play, discover nature, and let their creativity and curiosity run wild. To ensure everyone is engaged in their activities we ask you to make sure their phones and tablets are left in your villa before they come to The Den.
Slow Life Journey
Delve into our philosophy that places sustainability at its core when you tour Soneva Fushi’s Eco Centro and organic gardens at Fresh in the Garden. See the many ways that we use island-grown coconuts for food and materials, while also gaining an in-depth understanding of the principles of permaculture before picking greens and herbs for your lunch which will be prepared to your liking.
Gaze through our state-of-the-art telescope at the cosmos. Catch a glimpse into the nature of our universe with 3D astronomy that lets you see space and deep sky objects as they are. Soneva Fushi is the first resort in the world to offer this technology to its guests.
Diving and Snorkeling
The Soleni Dive Centre’s multi-lingual PADI instructors and small group sizes ensure you world-class diving experiences. Choose from a number of diving courses and equipment is available to rent.
Snorkel Hanifaru Bay, home to one of the world’s largest populations of manta rays. Conditions and season (June to November*) permitting, watch hundreds of mantas as they feed on plankton. If there are no mantas, our Marine Biologist will take you to another snorkelling spot
Sunset Dolphin Cruise
Get ready for one of our most sought-after experiences; watching dozens of playful dolphins in the light of the setting sun. While you cruise ever deeper in the sea, you will be served a selection of canapés and a flute of Champagne, all accompanied by the beats of traditional Maldivian Boduberu drums.
We invite you to join a classic film screening in our open-air theatre. Complimentary popcorn and over 60 flavours of ice cream are the perfect munchies for our on-the-sands theatre experience. Should you desire a cocktail, or something more substantial, our cinema Hosts will be happy to oblige.
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