Soneva Fushi Maldives offers an easy-going elegance, highly personalised attention, and lush tropical greenery…
Soneva Fushi Maldives is a luxurious, deliberately understated resort. Wonderfully natural and simple elegance. The original “no news – no shoes“ hide and chic resort in the Maldives – frequently copied but never bettered. It is a welcome contrast to the many ultra contemporary oh so painfully stylish resorts that have sprung up in the Maldives. Here at Soneva, simplicity is part of the attraction. When Leonardo da Vinci said simplicity is the ultimate sophistication all those centuries ago, he could have had Soneva Fushi in mind!
It is located in the Baa Atoll, 30 minutes by seaplane (daylight hours only) from Male. One of the largest islands, 1400m long by 400m wide, wonderfully tropical with lush vegetation and soft sand beaches.
Soneva Fushi Maldives 64 private island villas are nestled in a verdant expanse of rich jungle.
All feature vast living spaces and views towards the sunrise or sunset, and most enjoy their own pools, as well as being just steps from the beach. All Soneva Fushi villas come with a personalised Butler service 24/7.
The eight Water Reserves are among the largest of their kind in the world, featuring a terrace with a private pool and a water slide into the ocean.
The Villas range from one bedroom up to six bedrooms, plus there is even one villa with nine bedrooms.
Each side of the island has its own preference based on individual requirements.
Sunset side: For snorkelers :
This side has three house reef access points and dolphins are more likely to be spotted in the channel. On this side of the island, it is possible to see the neighbouring island, Eydhafushi, approximately 650 metres away. Guests who want more privacy may consider staying on the sunrise side of the island.
Sunrise side: For privacy:
Enjoy virtually unimpeded views out to sea, as Maalhos, the closest neighbouring island on this side, is just a speck on the horizon. This side is perfect for early risers who want to enjoy the morning tranquillity.
The island owners are proudly conservation-focused so Soneva Fushi is much more tropical than most of the other resorts, with an abundance of coconut trees on the sea edge.
Note: As most villas have easy pool access you need to be sensibly cautious with younger children.
Highly original kids play den estate which will have parents longing to be young again! It’s huge with both in and outdoor options – without doubt, one of the largest we have seen anywhere in the tropics
Outdoor Cinema “Paradiso”
Several highly innovative restaurant options dotted around the island, including the recently opened Out of the Blue over-water facility, which has proved instantly popular
Soneva in Aqua – A new concept by Soneva Fushi Maldives, where an ultra-indulgent yacht can be chartered for the day, or overnight cruises from one to seven days. This would be a perfect way to explore the lesser-known Atoll’s within the Maldives
Soneva Fushi Maldives is one of the Maldivian resorts that has incredible client loyalty year after year.
They love the stripped down easygoing elegance, the highly personalised attention and the lush tropical greenery (rather unusual in the Maldives). It is wonderfully simple, rustic elegance and a world away from the flat-pack corporate luxury now found in so many of the newer resorts. It is expensive, no doubt, but that almost adds, rather than detracts from the appeal.
There is no main swimming pool, but most of the higher grade accommodation have their own. Plus, of course, the sea is wonderful.
Be sure to check out our separate feature on Soneva’s Experiential Luxury Yacht Charter – Soneva in Aqua. For some, this will be the ultimate Maldivian dream.
The “No shoes, No News” is much more than a marketing slogan here. They actually ask you to abandon your shoes upon arrival! The in-room TV’s are for DVD’s rather than 24 hour news depression!
Soneva Fushi Maldives
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