Soneva in Aqua
Baa Atoll, Maldives
Set sail on the Indian Ocean, on board Soneva in Aqua, and explore the Maldives in ultimate luxury. Soneva in Aqua is a unique concept, blending the flexibility of a private boat charter with the highest levels of service provided by Soneva Resorts.
At a Glance
Soneva in Aqua is a unique concept mixing a private boat charter with the hospitality and service of a luxury resort
There are just two cabins on board for the ultimate private getaway
Sail around the atoll at your leisure - the itinerary is tailor made according to guests' requests
Arrange a relaxing massage at sea, or alternatively try tai chi on a sand island
Take a dip in the Master Suite glass-bottomed bath and watch the marine life go by, or take in a sunset from the Jacuzzi
To start planning your vacation to Soneva in Aqua
Step on board the Soneva in Aqua and experience the Maldives like never before. This luxury yacht is operated by the renowned Soneva Resorts and Residences, providing guests with fantastic service and the utmost in comfort. The yacht departs from the Soneva Fushi resort, sailing around the Baa Atoll, but the itinerary is customized each day according to guests' requests. With just two cabins and a maximum of four guests, a stay on Soneva in Aqua is exclusive and intimate.
Soneva in Aqua is 19.25 meters long, 6.40 meters wide and cruises at 8 knots. The size of the yacht lends itself to a spacious Master Suite, which features an impressive glass-bottomed sunken bath at the center of the room. Surveying the underwater world below as you soak in this bath is a truly unique experience, and the ultimate in peace and relaxation. The guest cabin has a king-sized bed and en-suite facilities, ensuring comfort for all guests. Rooms are decorated with light cottons, brown leathers and woods, and the use of these natural materials provides a bright and airy atmosphere on board Soneva in Aqua.
The upper deck of the yacht features a comfortable lounge area for relaxing and outdoor dining, and the lower level has ample space for on-board spa treatments from an expert Six Senses trained therapist, and there is also a Jacuzzi for two. Indoors, there is a library, lounge and dining room for cosy evenings and entertaining. Soneva in Aqua also provides a handful of staff to assist guests during their stay, and the Captain will work closely with guests to plan their itinerary and stops for each day's sailing.
There are many sand islands throughout the atoll that are the perfect stopping place for a swim, or to enjoy lunch on the beach. Spa treatments or activities such as tai chi and yoga can be arranged on these islands, as well as at sea. For an extremely special evening, sleep under the stars on the sundeck as the minimal light pollution ensures fantastic stargazing, with the help of the staff who have been trained by Soneva's very own astronomer.
Diving opportunities are fantastic while on Soneva in Aqua, and guests will have the option of day, night and sunrise dives. Snorkelling is also available, and guests even have the opportunity to discover the art of sailing during onboard lessons for those interested in learning the skills required.
In late 2016 a new Soneva resort, Soneva Jani, will open, and guests will then have the option to visit both resorts, using Soneva in Aqua as a luxury transfer between the two. This is a superb alternative to the one-hour speedboat transfer, allowing guests to enjoy a leisurely day cruise in comfort and style.
The two cabins on board Soneva in Aqua are spacious and comfortable, and tastefully designed with natural materials such as organic cotton. The Master Suite features a glass-bottomed bath, as well as a shower, while the guest cabin has a king-sized bed and en-suite facilities. All modern amenities are provided.
The elevated top deck has a comfortable sun and dining deck. On the lower deck there are daybeds, lounge seating and a Jacuzzi, as well as an indoor dining room, lounge and library. Spa treatments can be arranged either on board or on a secluded island.
Diving is a popular pastime in the Maldives, and guests have the opportunity to take part in day, night and sunrise dives with the on-board dive instructor, as well as snorkeling. Sailing lessons are available while on board.
Soneva in Aqua is fully serviced by a Captain, Sous Chef, dive instructor, housekeeper and Mr Friday - the Soneva take on a butler.
Location & Directions
Baa Atoll, Maldives
Soneva in Aqua sets sail from its flagship resort, Soneva Fushi. The itinerary is determined on a daily basis according to guests' preferences. 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.
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 the exception of August. Diving is good year-round.