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Soneva Fushi

Baa Atoll, Maldives

Soneva Fushi is the ultimate in barefoot luxury with a range of secluded private villas all with their own beach gardens. Soneva Fushi is set in the remote Baa Atoll in the Maldives with access to some of the best dive spots in the world.

At a Glance

  • The house reef at Soneva Fushi is really accessible and has a wonderful array of sea life

  • 'No news, no shoes' ethos means that guests' shoes are taken away when they reach the island - the epitome of barefoot luxury

  • Soneva Fushi has its own observatory for star, moon and planet gazing

  • Soneva Fushi is a large island and so the bicycles provided make getting around a lot easier and more fun

  • An array of innovative and original dining options

Beach, Family, Honeymoon, Villa

Insider's View

Spend an evening dining at Fresh in the Garden followed by stargazing at the observatory - really special!

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

Your own bicycle makes getting around the island so much more fun and encourages you to explore

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

The house reef is fantastic and very easy to access from Bar(A) Bara

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

Have lunch in the vegetable garden where the chefs will cook you a private, traditional Sri Lankan meal

Alice Moseley

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Take a trip to the Chocolate Room or taste one of homemade ice creams - you will not be disappointed!

Alice Moseley

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The Children's Club - the Den is fantastic and a child's idea of heaven!

Alice Moseley

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So much wildlife to see on the island let alone in the surrounding waters, from rabbits and water hens (a.k.a. suicide chickens who run in front of your bike!), to lizards and an array of interesting birds

Amber Hopkins

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A really inspiring sustainability ethos, from desalinising water to provide guests with complimentary still and sparkling options and recycling glass waste from other islands in the Baa Atoll to making their own charcoal from coconut husks for BBQs

Amber Hopkins

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Enjoy a movie under the stars at Cinema Pardiso, it's so magical!

Anna Chaplin

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For a unique experience head to Glassycle where you can watch a world-renowned artist create a sculpture right in front of you out of waste glass

Anna Chaplin

Insider's View

As a vegetarian I was delighted to discover a vegan corner at lunchtime at Mihiree Mitha. They offer the most incredible selection of fresh, hand-picked salad leaves and other delightful vegetables together with a variety of homemade pestos and dressings, I recommend trying the mango pesto!

Gemma Dobson

Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Soneva Fushi

Description

Soneva are the pioneers of ’intelligent luxury’ in the Maldives; nowhere else evokes the Robinson Crusoe style better than this exemplary resort. The resort is set on the privately owned tropical island of Kunfunadhoo in Baa Atoll. It can be reached by a scenic 30-minute seaplane flight from Malé.

Apart from the crystal clear waters, white beaches and tropical climate, the island’s unusually rich vegetation offers a unique natural experience. The very spacious and stylish villas are built from wood and palm thatch, beautifully furnished with natural materials yet containing every conceivable luxury and they are nestled on the palm-fringed beaches that lead to the azure lagoon contained within a coral reef.

The service is faultless and the food divine, although it is the sense of privacy that comes from having only 65 villas on an island a mile long that continues to make Soneva Fushi one of our favorites.

Central to the property is the Spa experience. The Soneva Fushi Spa has a large reflecting pond and waterfalls which calmly set the tone for soul therapy. Guests may choose from a refreshing menu of holistic and traditional treatments conducted by highly skilled therapists using all natural products. Spa programs are complimented by a complete gym, beach side treatment villas and a Yoga Pavilion for wellness therapies such as yoga and Tai Chi.

Not content to rest on its laurels, Soneva Fushi has introduced innovations such as an organic tree top restaurant, private spa suites, an open air cinema and a champagne bar to keep their unique island concept feeling fresh.

Accommodation

There 65 villas on offer, each one opens onto its very own stretch of white sand beach, and many also include private sea water swimming pools. Each bathroom extends to a private garden, whilst utmost care is given to the environment.

Crusoe Villa

This 235m² beachfront duplex villa has an upstairs bedroom with king-size bed or twin beds and ensuite toilet. Downstairs is a living room with large daybed/sofa and private indoor and outdoor bathroom with free standing bathtub and two separate showers.

There is a private terrace with seating and dining area and direct access to the beach.

Soneva Fushi Villa

This 395m² beachfront villa with foyer entrance is on one level with a spacious bedroom with king-size bed, luxurious, open air private garden bathroom with water feature, oversized bathtub and separate shower, and living room with sofa/daybed. Outside it has its own private seating area and direct beach access.

Crusoe Villa with Pool

This 235m² beachfront duplex villa has an upstairs bedroom with king-size bed or twin beds and ensuite toilet. Downstairs is a living room with large daybed/sofa and private indoor and outdoor bathroom with free standing bathtub and two separate showers.

There is a private terrace with seating and dining area and direct access to the beach plus a private sea water swimming pool.

Soneva Fushi Villa Suite with Pool

This 594m² beachfront villa suite with foyer entrance is on one level with a spacious bedroom with king-size bed, luxurious, open air private garden bathroom with water feature, oversized bathtub and separate shower, and living room with sofa/daybed. Outside it has its own private seating area, swimming pool and direct beach access.

Crusoe Villa 2 Bedroom With Pool

This 649m² beachfront duplex villa places the master bedroom and ensuite toilet on the upper level with a large living room with daybed, guest bedroom, open-air bathroom with bathtub, shower and double sink unit and a steam room on the ground level. Outside there is a large private pool with a private seating and dining area, large daybed and direct beach access.

Soneva Fushi Villa 2 Bedroom With Pool

This 395m² two bedroom duplex villa has a master bedroom with master bathroom and another guest bedroom along a curved corridor with its own ensuite bathroom. There is an upper level with a large terrace for relaxing, and this villa also has its own private pool and steam room.

Soneva Fushi Family Villa Suite with Pool

This 634m² beachfront villa suite with veranda entrance is on two levels. On the ground level there is a spacious bedroom with king-size bed, open air private garden bathroom with oversized bathtub and separate shower, living room with sofa/daybed and separate children's bedroom ideal for a teenager or two small children. Upstairs it has an observation deck ideal for lounging. Outside it has its own private seating area, pool and direct beach access.

Crusoe Villa Suite with Pool

These newly designed 645m² beachfront duplex villas have a master bedroom with adjoining infant bedroom, living room with kitchen and bar counter, and open-air garden bathroom with bathtub, shower and a double sink unit. Outside there is a large outdoor seating and dining area and private pool with suspended catamaran style netting for lounging.

Sunset Retreat

This 1290m² beachfront villa gives, as its name suggests, spectacular sunset views. The Sunset Retreat has two bungalows on two levels. Each bungalow has a bedroom, bathroom, open-air bathroom and living room. The master bungalow also offers an in-villa wine celllar, steam room, gym and relaxation area. The second bungalow has an added study and kitchen. The private pool is overlooked by a raised dining pavilion.

Crusoe Villa Suite 3 Bedroom with Pool

These 649m² private beachfront duplex villas feature 3 bedrooms, 2 in the master suite along with 2 bathrooms (1 outdoor), living room with daybed, gym and walk-in mini bar and 1 in the guest suite along with a bathroom, outdoor bathroom and outdoor area with daybed. The villa features a large private pool and seating area with sun loungers and direct access to the beach.

Sunrise Retreat

This 1395m² beachfront villa is perfect for early risers, with beautiful sunrise views. The Sunrise Retreat has three bungalows on two levels. Each bungalow has a bedroom and bathroom, the 1st bungalow also offering a luxurious open-air private garden bathroom, private upstairs kitchen and in-villa wine cellar. The 2nd bungalow, connected by a suspended walkway, has a steam room and relaxation area, and the 3rd bungalow offers a large study, extensive balcony and outdoor relaxation area. Outside the villa offers a private swimming pool overlooked by a raised dining pavilion, and a private gym.

Jungle Reserve

The 1720m² 4 bedroom Soneva Fushi Jungle Reserve offers the ultimate in privacy. Complete with 4 king-size bedrooms, 3 luxurious open-air private garden bathrooms, large living room with two daybeds, private swimming pool as well as a smaller children's pool, large dining room and separate outdoor sunken dining table, fully fitted kitchen, library and a private spa suite with couple's treatment room, gym, sauna and steam room.

Childcare

Soneva Fushi was designed as a special place for all ages, and as such it was only a matter of time before one of the best kids clubs in the Maldives opened it's brightly colored doors for business. The Den is a base for kids of all ages, with two swimming pools, a pirate ship, a Mocktail bar, a whole room full of Lego, a cinema, a dress up area; there is even a music room filled with instruments for little people to jam on!

Of course, the Den is a base, but Soneva Fushi has a lot to discover beyond the confines of the club, and so there are a host of activities that can be enjoyed as a family such as a family dolphin cruise, snorkeling with a marine biologist, mother and daughter spa sessions, and a magical bedtime star gazing session at the observatory with the resident astronomer. This really is a kids club operating at another level!

Facilities

The facilities here seem endless, Soneva Fushi has the first open-air cinema in Maldives! In the organic gardens they have built an observatory which houses a striking Meade RCX400 telescope. There are two libraries offering a vast selection of easy reading and reference books, DVD, VCD, and CD for rental. A fully equipped fitness center, table tennis, badminton, tennis, beach volleyball and bicycles are also on offer.

Mihiree mitha is the resort's main restaurant where you can enjoy delicious fresh breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Dishes range from fresh sushi to organic salads to wood fire pizzas and grilled fish.

You could enjoy some beach side dining of ceviche, sashimi and sushi. The Down To Earth restaurant has a Mediterranean influence with dishes made to share. Tailor made dining can also be arranged where you can choose you own menu and location to create a memorable experience.

Activities

The Soleni Dive Center’s multi-lingual PADI instructors as well as the small dive group sizes ensure that guests of all experience levels get the best service. There are more than 30 tempting dive sites with rich sea life near Soneva Fushi. Guests can tailor their activities from snorkeling on the spectacular house reef, to excursions including dolphin cruises, sunset cruises, diving, fishing trips or any of the island based activities which seem endless. Soneva Fushi does not offer d water sports.

Location & Directions

Baa Atoll, Maldives

Soneva Fushi is set on the privately owned, tropical island of Kunfunadhoo in Baa Atoll in the Maldives.

When to go

The Maldives has a tropical climate distinguished by two seasons, or monsoons: the dry northeast monsoon from December to March, and the wet southwestern monsoon from May to November, with more strong winds and rain. April is a transitional period noted for clear water and heat. The temperature remains remarkably consistent at around 30°C.

February to April is the hottest period and resorts are almost all operating at capacity during this period. Mid-December to early January comes at even more of a premium due to Christmas and New Year and prices are even higher. Easter and the Italian vacation week in August also attract peak prices at most resorts.

Storms are more likely from May to November, though it’s still warm, skies can be cloudy and the humidity is higher. This is the low season, with fewer people and lower prices, with the exception of August.

Diving is good year-round, although a basic rule is that life on the reef is more varied and visibility better on the western side of any atoll from May to November and from the eastern side of any atoll December to April.

The surfing season runs from March to October, which is when resorts are cheapest.

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