Inspired by the adventures of Robinson Crusoe, the Soneva Fushi offers stunning views, luxurious rooms and impeccable service in a remote location with a luxurious castaway character. Surrounded by turquoise crystal clear water, the retreat is a superb paradise for diving and snorkeling and thanks to its location within the Baa Atoll, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, home to colorful corals, dolphins and thousands of fish. With sustainability in mind, the eco-friendly resort supports local programs and is highly committed to keeping its ecological footprint as small as possible.

Location

Why is the Soneva Fushi one of the best places to stay during your trip?

The Soneva Fushi is located in the Maldives, consisting of an archipelago of 1,192 islands. The capital city, Malé, is home to around 133,400 people and one of the most densely populated cities in the world. Located on the Baa Atoll, which consists of three natural atolls, the Soneva Fushi is a tropical paradise in the middle of crystal clear azure waters with uninterrupted ocean views and surrounding islands as little dots on the horizon.

Key Facts

  • the Baa Atoll is home to a globally significant biodiversity
  •  impressive coral reefs with a high variety of reef animals
  •  only a 25-minute seaplane flight from Malé

What is special?

  • sustainability is at the core of Soneva’s ethos: the hotel runs carbon neutral, recycles 90 % of waste on-site and has planted over 500,000 trees to minimize the resorts’ environmental impact
  • every private residence was built to accentuate the natural beauty of the surrounding locations, inspired by the hues and textures of Mother Nature, all while treading lightly on the earth
  • the protected reef gives endangered species a home and provides guests with a slice of untouched underwater heaven

What do the guests say?

  • conscious travelers highly appreciated the ‘leave no trace’ approach and the resort’s positive impact on the environment and local culture
  • the ecological outlook and understated luxury of the resort gave guests the perfect laid back atmosphere to fully immerse themselves in the slow island life
  • guests love the perfect mixture of remote jungle vibes and pristine beaches with turquoise waters

Accommodation

How is my private space at the Soneva Fushi? Will I be able to see the ocean from my room?

57 spacious villas are tucked away into lush jungle foliage that is part of the UNESCO protected reef. All villas are furnished in a rustic and eclectic style and with sustainability in mind: most of the furniture is locally made on the island using natural and eco-friendly materials. The indoor/outdoor bathrooms open onto private spaces and every villa has direct access onto a sublime stretch of beach. And to top it all off, your own private butler will gladly assist you with all your needs and wishes.

Key Facts

  •  villas feature a viewing tower 11 meters off the ground for jaw-dropping 360° views
  • private sunken outdoor dining area for intimate dinners
  • each individual pool has its own water slide for endless fun

What is special?

  • awaken from a peaceful slumber, step out of your beachfront villa and start your day with a dip in the azure Maldivian Sea
  • enjoy the freedom of the outdoors and take a shower under the stars in your own private outdoor bathroom
  • spend an intimate night with your significant other camping on a private sandbank in a luxurious Bedouin-style tent under the starry Maldivian night skies

What do the guests say?

  • the outdoor bathroom with its huge garden was loved by vacationers and often called a true oasis
  • guest enjoyed living so close to nature and connecting with their surroundings
  • the Soneva Fushi is being called “utter heaven”

Pools & Spa

Where can I rest after a long day of sun bathing and swimming in the crystal clear water?

Relax by the pool and enjoy the stunning ocean view or retreat to the Six Senses Spa which offers treatments ranging from soothing coconut scrubs to Tibetan hot stone massages. Embark on a sensory journey of authentic treatments from around the world. The combination of holistic treatments with the healing benefits of the surrounding environment and the expert knowledge of therapists makes the wellness programs at the Six Senses Spa an exceptional experience, which will impact your life and lead you on a path towards a healthier lifestyle.

Key Facts

  • wide variety of healing, beauty and pampering treatments
  • restorative combination of the tropical environment, serene wellness facilities and talented therapists
  • best experts in alternative medicine, offering physical and spiritual therapies

What is special?

  • experience the power of the healing touch from one of the skilled therapists, who will reunite your mind and body in ultimate relaxation
  •  the visiting practitioners add to the spa’s permanent collection of treatments with their unique approach to alternative treatments
  • promote your physical and mental well-being with the help of ancient secrets of unique Ayurveda treatments

What do the guests say?

  •  guests recommend the Ayurvedic treatments from Vipin, which have been passed down in his family for generations
  • especially massages by therapist Thuy from Vietnam are a treatment favorite among visitors of the Six Senses Spa
  • ayurvedic healers, focusing on body and mind, offer the perfect treatment to unwind from everyday stress

Culinary

How is the Maldivian cuisine? Do I have more than one restaurant to choose from?

The resort surprises with its numerous restaurants and bars: from Fresh in the Garden by Sobah, high above the organic gardens, where you can handpick your salad ingredients, to the overwater dining at Out of the Blue – everyone’s tastes buds will be satisfied. The Michelin-starred Once Upon a Table impresses with its fusion of international cuisine including Maldivian, Indian, Sri Lankan, and Japanese delights.

Key Facts

  • a wide array of different cuisines to choose from, such as Asian, Mediterranean, international as well as traditional Maldivian 
  • in-villa dining options include breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night snacks
  • every menu can be customized to meet special dietary needs
  • wine cellar with a collection of over 7,000 bottles of finest wines and liquors

What is special?

  •  make use of Sonu’s picnic offer – lunch on a deserted island – and have your personal chef prepare your favorite lunch options right in front of you
  • make your Candyland fantasy come true and take advantage of never-ending chocolates, truffles and ice cream in the special dessert room
  • let your imagination run wild and create your own exclusive menu with the executive chef, and have your meal set up wherever you want: out on the sandbank, deep in the jungle or in your villa

What do the guests say?

  • having a Sri Lankan buffet in the vegetable garden with fresh produce from the garden was a loved option by many travelers
  • Chef Chris is a food magician!” – Guests were mesmerized by all the flavors and menu options
  • guests fell in love with the homemade truffles and ice cream flavors in the dedicated chocolate and ice cream room
  • the variety at the sushi bar and the ‘build your own’ option impressed even the biggest sushi lovers

Activities

How can I spend my day on the island? What can I do during the day?

The Soneva Fushi offers various activities in the resort, on the island and in the ocean. The crystal clear waters and shallow lagoons await you as the perfect backdrop for snorkeling, diving and observing the diverse marine life. Watch the playful dolphins during sunset, while indulging on champagne and the setting sun during the private dolphin cruise. Or drop your kids off at the kids club, take a moment for yourself and work on staying in shape in the gym.

Key Facts

  • eco-friendly water sports like surfing with sustainable and recycled surfboards
  • land excursions to sights like the Malé Friday Mosque, one of the oldest and most ornate mosques in the city of Malé
  • the kids club offers plenty of entertainment and takes care of the imagination and creativity of all young guests

What is special?

  • watch an entertaining movie under the night sky with a fresh ocean breeze and a big batch of popcorn at Cinema Paradiso
  •  learn about astronomy from the knowledgeable staff and get drunk on the sea of stars at the island’s observatory
  • discover the diverse sea life with knowledgeable diving guides and swim with sharks, dolphins, manta rays, and thousands of fish of the most incredible colors

What do the guests say?

  • travelers recommend taking part in every excursion offered, as each of them is a one of a kind experience and shouldn’t be missed
  • according to vacationers a cooking lesson with Chef Ravi is the best way to learn about Indian food and tasting very unique flavors
  • lovebirds enjoyed an intimate anniversary dinner on the beach, with flowers, candles and lots of romance