The award winning Soneva Fushi is an exclusive "Robinson Crusoe" style resort set on a private island. Soneva Fushi offers unsurpassed hideaway experiences with just 65 residences on the second largest island in the Maldives, and surrounded by a vibrant and colorful protective coral reef.
The Royal Suite (Chalet) comprises of two large bedrooms with jacuzzi, living room, modern kitchenette and are air-conditioned and have private baths, private balcony, hair dryers, mini bar, personal safe, tea & coffee making facilities, TV with 10 satellite channels and music. (Size: Bathroom - 14mÂ², bedroom - 26mÂ², balcony - 29.64mÂ², living room - 52mÂ²)
Coco de Mer accommodates families, however the â€˜Black Parrot' Junior Suites are restricted to guests above 14 years of age.
Restaurants & Bars
Soneva subscribes to sustainability, especially when it comes to sourcing produce - dishes will be started with what can be grown and fished on the resort's own fertile isle, incorporating the talents of inventive chefs from East and West. Mornings, you'll find a seemingly endless spread of fresh fruits, comforting classics and creative juices to get yours flowing. Take your picnic lunch on a nearby sandbank or on a deserted island after swimming amongst your underwater neighbours. Dine in your villa while sunbathing in the sand or return for an equally bountiful lunch buffet. Evenings are oriented around organic fare from Soneva Fushi's thriving gardens, the freshest seafood from the surrounding waters and introducing you to Modern Maldivian cuisine, with the European Executive Chef's twist on local traditions.
Through experience the resort has developed the idea of a light lunch of extremely high standard which is served by the beach in front of the main bar. This makes full use of a sea breeze and the magnificent ocean view. The style is "self-service" to enhance the relaxed nature of this feasting experience, giving guests the opportunity to set their own pace and try a little of everything. The concept is an international deli experience with a variety of pizzas, sashimi, sushi, salads, pasta and barbeque cooked to order. You are certain to enjoy The Ice Cream Parlour for dessert on a warm day.
So Spiritual Bar
The main bar has one of the best selections of freshly made cocktails, spirits and liqueurs in the Maldives. An oasis of calm for reading, playing a board game or relaxing after a spa treatment. It's also a wi-fi hot spot if you really need to catch up with the outside world.
By The Beach
To the sound of waves rolling onto the nearby shore, you take your seat at the private candle lit table set into the sand and under the stars. Your ceviche, sashimi and sushi come straight from the sea that very same day. Linger over Japanese and Korean inspired tapas, sharing and tasting off each other's plates.
Down To Earth
A mouthwatering Mediterranean menu in this newly-built restaurant brings a new dimension to Soneva Fushi cuisine. Menus have been designed for sharing.
Fresh in the Garden
The Fresh in the Garden Restaurant is near Cinema Paradiso and the tennis court. You will traverse organic fruit and herb gardens, and then climb broad winding stairs to a rope bridge that spans the banana plantation. A panoramic westerly aspect over the gardens and surrounding jungle will afford spectacular views of the sunset.
Bar (a) Bara
Bottlenose and spinner dolphins frolic around this day into evening overwater bar with sunsets as vibrant as creative cocktails and mocktails made from just picked organic fruits. Other liquid delights here include wines from around the world, beers and Soneva Fushi's own crystal enhanced wellness waters. Tables at the jetty's edge overlook fish filled waters as you dine leisurely on tapas and snacks. As turtles paddle past, ease onto a cushioned hammock strung over the Indian Ocean to watch traditional dhonis sail along the seemingly endless horizon
The Wine Cellar
Soneva Fushi boasts a high quality climate controlled wine cellar with a selection of the best wines from around the world. Guests may either order at the cellar or from the resort's wine list (with over 400 bottles to select from) and have the wine of their choice delivered to a restaurant or their villa in time to enjoy with their meal. Wine tasting is available (on request) for a minimum party of 4 guests.
Design your dream menu with the resort's European executive chef, select sips from the 7,000 bottle subterranean wine cellar and enjoy it all in romantic privacy wherever your imagination takes you across the jungle covered island, or you will be delivered by speedboat to your favourite sandbank.
If you are taken by the magic of the Maldives sky at night and wish to capture an unforgettable moment, experience the intimacy of "In-Villa Dining". Possible dining options are: course by course dinners, Indian, Thai, Maldivian, Clay pots and candlelight menus. A table is set up, using only natural light from the moon and candle light, on your own private beach garden. Dinner is discreetly served and as the waiter slips away, the rest is up to your imagination. You may even desire an in-villa breakfast the morning after. The "In-Villa Dining" experience is subject to availability. Let Atoll Paradise assist you in planning your romantic occasion down to the small details. A minimum of twenty-four hours (24 hours) notice is required.
Activities & Recreation
Breakfast at sunrise on your own private sandbank, spend the rest of the morning practicing yoga among the treetops, your afternoon snorkeling along the house reef with the resident marine biologist.
If watersports are your idea of heaven, the resort offers sailing, windsurfing, kayaks and kite surfing. Dive enthusiasts will head straight to the Dive Centre to book trips to marine hotspots such as Manta Point.
As the day winds down, you may like to sip champagne on a sunset cruise and watch dolphins cavort in crystal clear waters, watch stars on the silver screen under the starstruck sky at Cinema Paradiso and learn to find the constellations with an astronomy lesson in the Observatory.
Snorkel with the resident Marine Biologist
A pristine coral reef inhabited by a myriad of fish is right on the doorstep. The resident Marine Biologist will guide you through the wonderful underwater world and share her knowledge and understanding of the reefs. Between May and October, manta rays and whale sharks can be encountered en masse for unforgettable viewing as they feed upon the plankton.
Or try guided snorkelling in the dark and an amazing opportunity to study the less commonly seen marine life such as moray eels, lionfish, octopus, lobsters, sleeping parrotfish and bioluminescent plankton.
Soneva Fushi's Baa Atoll was recently named a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve for its high biodiversity, even among the Maldives, of thriving stony and soft corals, reef fish species, turtles, manta rays and whale sharks.
Whether you are taking your first breath underwater or you're an honourary sea creature, the dive center's professional dive instructors will guide you around more than 30 world-class sites with visibility to around 35 metres, including snorkelling at Hanifaru where whale sharks migrate between August and November and to Manta Point, considered one of the best spots on the planet to see these graceful rays.
Watersports abound in Soneva Fushi's turquoise lagoon, with canoeing, kayaking, wakeboarding, catamaran sailing, kite and windsurfing. The Maldives are also a fisherman's paradise, especially in the early morning. Come back on land to work out in the resort's jungle gym, jog around the island's nature trail, play tennis, badminton, table tennis or join a game of volleyball on the white sand.
~ Snorkelling Excursions lead by resident Marine Biologist
~ Fishing Trips
Soneva Fushi boasts its own large, moon-shaped sandbank, just 5 minutes from the resort by boat. Watch the sun rise over an early breakfast, enjoy a deluxe gourmet picnic lunch, or spend the whole night in your luxury tent â€“ an unmissable treat.
Stargaze in the Observatory
Visit the observatory to gaze in awe at distant galaxies. See the Plough standing upright or Saturn with its beautifully serene, translucent ring or count Jupiter's moons. Observatory hosts will impress with their passion, knowledge and insight following training with the resident expert astronomer.
Catch the sun's first illuminations on the Indian Ocean over gourmet breakfast on a sandbank. Have this spit of sand to yourself for sunbathing or with cocktails and tapas at sunset.
Go deep sea fishing then let the chefs teach you how to make Maldivian curry, or take a castaway picnic to a deserted island famed for its kaleidoscopic marine life and thriving coral.
Learn about ancient mariners who dropped anchor here by touring a nearby island's museum and find out what local life is really like. Come back for a private dolphin safari in a traditional sailing dhoni.
Star gaze beneath the stars in the Maldives first beach cinema. Lie back in your cushioned lounger and watch your favourite movie classics on the large outdoor screen at Cinema Paradiso whilst munching on popcorn or one of 60 flavours of homemade ice-cream.
The island's birds and bunnies may be the resort's younger guests most beloved features but family-oriented activities are also on offer, from classic board games to island treasure hunts to child-friendly films on the outdoor screen delivered with pizza and popcorn.
Children's and infant menus plus half portions are available at all restaurants and in-villa dining. The chefs will create special dishes for any family's diet without salt, sugar, spices or additives.
Your Mr. or Ms. Friday knows all the secrets to creating magical outdoor sleepovers around this jungle isle too.
Nestled among the treetops, this circular meeting room with a meeting table seats 12 people and is the ideal venue for that small executive meeting or discussion group. Available upon a request basis to residents of Soneva Fushi and Spa.
Six Senses Spa
The resort's Six Senses Spa is nestled in the beachfront jungle, where you can explore the uniquely restorative combination of a stunning tropical environment, invigorating wellness facilities and talented therapists delivering a comprehensive variety of healing, beauty and pampering treatments.
Local coconut is on the menu of the Kurumbaa Kaashi Coconut Rub, its raw skin applied as a natural scrub to prepare yours for an organic honey and papaya wrap. Also aromatic and relaxing, Soneva Bliss incorporates a Maldivian coconut oil massage with ginger, clove and nutmeg for a wrap of instant satisfaction.
The Six Senses Spa features a range of relaxing therapies, plus a sauna, steam room and plunge pool. Alternatively, indulgent treatments are offered in the privacy of your own villa, with dedicated Spa Suites available for every accommodation category (spa supplement packages include two treatments per day).
In personal spa suites, guests can enjoy a private treatment room, bathroom and gym for a special spa experience. Please consult with Atoll Paradise as to how you may book in advance to include a spa suite with your accommodation.
Effective and relaxing therapies from around Asia have been gathered for your pleasure at this jungle island spa.
Try a Tibetan hot stone healing massage, Chinese foot acupressure or float in the warm water for a Japanese watsu treatment.
Experience the healing benefits and vast knowledge of Ayurveda, an ancient Indian practice incorporating natural herbs to prevent disease, such as Shiro Dhara during which warmed healing oil is streamed over the forehead to stimulate the â€˜third eye'.
Enhance your holiday with private sessions in personal health and healing arts.
For couples that want to learn how to pamper each other, the spa offers two guided sessions in basic Swedish massage techniques and a four session master class to perfect your new skills.
The ancient Indian practice of yoga attends to the body and alleviates mental stress through gentle postures adaptable to suit anyone's physical condition.
Or allow the spa's qualified instructor to motivate and assist you towards achieving your personal fitness goals, whether it is cardiovascular fitness, advanced strength, flexibility and/or weight loss.
A Kids' Club is open only during the period of Christmas and Easter when resorts are very busy and parents are most likely to bring their children. Babysitting services can be arranged at times other than this but there are no organised activities included. The main restaurant provides a kids' menu that has dishes to suit young tastebuds. If you would like other suggestions for child friendly resorts that may better suit your family, please speak to an Blu Maldives Travel Consultant.
For a romantic getaway for lovers, you won't find many other islands in the world that give more intimate privacy than Soneva Fushi. With this in mind, there isn't much for organised entertainment- it just isn't that kind of a place. What you won't hear: loud music pumping from the resort down the way until the wee hours of the morning while you cover you ears with a pillow. With ONLY your resort on the island you can know that time together will be yours and yours alone. Couples will rejoice in this quiet sanctuary surrounded by nature and concealed by the leafy canopy. Let Blu Maldives assist you in custom designing romantic occasions for your loved one.
Spa connoisseurs can bask in a full-immersion spa experience in which guests participate. All-inclusive programs provide fitness activities, various therapeutic spa and body treatments, educational classes, and mind/body/spirit offerings to help you design a new, more healthful lifestyle to be at your personal best. The inclusion joining spa villas for almost every category of villa shows how the spa is at the heart of the design of Soneva Fushi Resort. Seen as the world's cre'me de la cre'me of spas for their extraordinary ambience, luxurious architecture, exceptional spa services, and excellent everything!
Sports and Activity Seeker
If you like a bit of action and exercise- you will find it here. The resort provides an array of complimentary non-motorised activities as well as motorised sports to "get your motor running". Whether you want the challenge of completing a fully certified PADI course or just an introduction to snorkelling and the fascinating world that lies beneath the surface, a resident biologist teamed with a professional dive centre are on-site to fulfil your underwater adventures. Who says you need to gain five pounds on vacation? With so many sports and activities you will merit your delicious dinner and even have room for dessert!
No News - No Shoes: Packing Tips
The island is very casual and perfect to remain laid- back and chill out. The all year round, warm and comfortable temperature in the tropical climate require only light and natural clothing and textiles such as cotton, linen or silk. A light jacket might be suitable for the drier evenings of the winter months when temperatures can go as low as 23 - 24 degrees.
Soneva Fushi and Spa is committed to creating a lost on a desert island experience from which you will never want to be saved and therefore encourage casual and comfortable clothing. Return guests often spend the week in polo shirts and shorts or a light summer dress or sarong. The Island also offers a laundry service; however, no dry cleaning facility is available so we would recommend that any items you may bring be washable.
We have a no shoe philosophy, (No News - No Shoes) so you will not need to wear shoes at any time during your visit except to workout in the gym or play tennis. Elegant or heeled shoes are not required and rather unpractical whilst cycling and strolling on the sandy paths of the island.
Awards and Recognition
A 'Dot in the Indian Ocean' Soneva Fushi Private Island Resort and Spa in the Maldives officially won the prestigious Conde' Nast Traveller Readers' Award for the Number One Hotel in the World. At the official awards ceremony held recently at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, well known British television actor Griff Rhys Jones presented Eva Shivdasani (the owners of the Soneva Fushi) with the awards of "Best Overseas Leisure Hotel", "Best of the Best" and the "Overall Winner: Conde' Nast Traveller Readers' Travel Awards 1990 - 2000". Conde' Nast Traveller, with editions published in the UK as well as the USA surveyed some 30,000 readers in its annual awards.
Soneva Fushi and Spa has been honored by Harpers & Queen - Harpers Abroad - as the Top Beach Hideaway for 2002.
The introduction to the feature in the January 2003 edition began - "We've combed the world's finest shores to bring you little plots of paradise: the choicest retreats in the most breathtaking settings, from the Maldives to Mozambique", before announcing the top honour being awarded to Soneva Fushi, Maldives. The publication went on to say that Soneva Fushi "...practically invented the concept of barefoot luxury, offering a more relaxed and unbuttoned approach to five-star comfort than conventional resorts".
In recognition of the resort's philosophy of No News - No Shoes, Harpers & Queen wrote: "This is the sort of place where you can leave your watch at the bottom of the suitcase along with your shoes".
The resort was proud to receive the Conde' Nast Traveller Award for "Robinson Crusoe" style hideaway in the Maldives in 2002.
We can't wait to see what is next to come as the resorts keeps getting better and better.
Rooms & Suites
Soneva Fushi offers villas, which capture the very essence of a luxurious castaway fantasy. One of the greatest features of the villas is the spaciousness, in and out, that provides an ideal hideaway from other guests. Each villa has the luxuries found in the best hotels but with a natural feel that is ideal for a Maldivian island atmosphere.
The Villas are placed so that your very own stretch of white sand beach is just a few steps away. There is dense vegetation in between each villa and garden patios let you admire the secluded beauty. Look out to the sea contemplating the beauty of nature and trying to spot fishing boats on the distant horizon. Bathrooms open onto a private garden.
Villas offer modern day facilities, yet the utmost care has been given to make the resort environment-friendly, and to reflect the dream of a Robinson Crusoe experience. Thus, the hairdryer is hidden in the drawer of a coconut wood desk; the mini-bar, safe, and quadraphonic hi-fi are concealed behind rattan; the TV and DVD can be set up where you like, if you want them at all.
• Open air private garden bathroom with separate bathtub and shower • Double sink unit with large overhanging mirror • Private outside sitting area with direct access to the beach • Air conditioning and overhead fan • Extensive mini bar • Personal safe • Hairdryer • Television and Video (on request) • CD, DVD, VCD stereo system with speakers in both bedroom and bathroom • WI FI connection provided upon special request • IDD Telephones • Bicycles
Villa 11 (8 Bedrooms)
Villa 11 is vast and ultra luxurious, comprising 8 magnificent bedrooms, and occupying a splendid 812 sqm of beachfront property. All private residences are designed to meet each owner's specific requirements, whilst remaining true to the Soneva values of SLOW LIFE (Sustainable, Local, Organic, Wellness, Learning, Inspiring, Fun, Experiences).
Villa 14 (5 Bedrooms)
Villa 14 is vast and luxurious, comprising 5 magnificent bedrooms, and occupying a splendid 647 sqm of beachfront property. All private residences are designed to meet each owner's specific requirements, whilst remaining true to the Soneva values of SLOW LIFE (Sustainable, Local, Organic, Wellness, Learning, Inspiring, Fun, Experiences).
Villa 12 (3 Bedrooms)
Villa 12 is vast and luxurious, comprising 3 magnificent bedrooms, and occupying a splendid 508 sqm of beachfront property. All private residences are designed to meet each owner's specific requirements, whilst remaining true to the Soneva values of SLOW LIFE (Sustainable, Local, Organic, Wellness, Learning, Inspiring, Fun, Experiences).
Soneva Fushi Jungle Reserve
The Soneva Fushi Jungle Reserve is Soneva Fushi's ultimate hideaway, including 4 bedrooms and sprawling over an impressive 1200 sqm, while occupying a prime position on the sunrise side of the island. This magnificent escape, built from bamboo and other sustainable woods under a traditional thatched roof, has been revitalised to improve
Villa 1 (3 Bedrooms)
Villa 1 occupies a prime location on the sunrise side and at the tip of the island adjacent to Dolphin Beach. This location enjoys exceptional 180 degree uninterrupted views over crystal waters and pristine white sand whilst at the same time benefitting from the seclusion and privacy afforded by the dense tropical jungle. Dramatic indoor
Sunrise Retreat (3 Bedrooms)
The Sunrise Retreat stretches over a total area of 873 sqm (internal space: 190 sqm) and includes 2 bungalows with two levels each, one on the sunrise and one on the sunset side. Each eco-chic sanctuary includes a 13 by 3 meter seawater swimming pool, with one villa for your full kitchen, private wine cellar, well lit study and a children's
Sunset Retreat (2 Bedrooms)
The Sunset Retreat stretches over a total area of 873 sqm (internal space: 190 sqm) and includes 2 bungalows with two levels each, one on the sunrise and one on the sunset side. Each eco-chic sanctuary includes a 13 by 3 meter seawater swimming pool, with one villa for your full kitchen, private wine cellar, well lit study and a children's
Soneva Fushi Villa Suite and Tree House
The Soneva Fushi Villa Suite & Tree House occupies a grandiose 445 sqm (4,790 sqft). This is a great place for children to sleep giving parents' privacy at a safe distance. Or if you are a big kid at heart, live your childhood dream and camp out a night in the comfortable tree house that has everything you need. Additional Facilities ~
Crusoe Suite (3 Bedrooms) with Pool (with Spa Suite)
The Three Bedroom Crusoe Suite with Pool (with Spa Suite) comprises a spacious 649 sqm and includes upstairs and downstairs bedrooms. Family and friends can swim together in the blue lagoon and seawater pool at this sprawling playpen with fully equipped gym, steam shower and double massage room. Two spacious bedrooms sit downstairs alongside
Crusoe Suite (2 Bedrooms) with Pool
The Two Bedrooms Crusoe Suite with Pool includes an upstairs bedroom on the sunset side, and stretches over 649 sqm. With your own private pool you may not even feel the need to leave the intimacy of your magnificent suite. For sensational sunsets, head just upstairs and sit back with your loved one watching the light show while your personal
Crusoe Suite (1 Bedroom) with Pool
The One Bedroom Crusoe Suite with Pool includes an upstairs bedroom on the sunset side, 544 sqm ( 5,856 sq.ft). With your own private pool, you may not even feel the need to leave the intimacy of your magnificent suite. For sensational sunsets, head just upstairs and sit back with your loved one watching the light show while your personal
Soneva Fushi Villa Suite (2 Bedrooms) with Pool
The Two Bedroom Soneva Fushi Villa Suite with Pool is spread out over a massive 594 sqm (6394 sq.ft). Good for families due to the sitting area that can be separated from the second bedroom by a curtain. Additional Facilities: ~ Private seawater Pool ~ Spacious bedroom with four-poster king-size bed / twin beds available ~ Guest Bedroom
Deluxe Soneva Fushi Villa Suite with Pool
Deluxe Soneva Fushi Villa Suites with Pool are spread out over a massive 594 sqm (6,394 sq.ft). Good for families due to the sitting room that accommodates 2 single beds at night and transforms into a sofa daybed during waking hours. Additional Facilities: ~ Private seawater Pool ~ Spacious bedroom with four-poster king-size bed / twin
Soneva Fushi Villa Suite with Pool
Soneva Fushi Villa Suites with Pool are spread out over a massive 594 sqm (6,394 sq.ft). Good for families due to the sitting room that accommodates 2 single beds at night and transforms into a sofa daybed during waking hours. Additional Facilities: ~ Private seawater Pool ~ Spacious bedroom with four-poster king-size bed / twin beds
Soneva Fushi Villa (2 Bedrooms) with Pool (with Spa Suite)
The Two Bedroom Soneva Fushi Villa with Pool (with Spa Suite) stretches over a total area of 594 sqm (internal space: 134 sqm). If you like the convenience of having a pool at the tip of your toes, make sure that you ask your Atoll Paradise Travel Consultant for this villa type. Amenities include: ~ 2 Spacious bedrooms with king-sized
Soneva Fushi Villa
Soneva Fushi Villas are each equipped with foyer entrance and spread out over 395 sqm ( 4,252 sq.ft). Additional Facilities ~ Spacious bedroom with king-size bed ~ large luxurious open air bathroom with water feature, large bathtub and separate shower ~ Private outside sitting area with sun lounges and direct access to beach ~ Overhead
Crusoe Villa (2 Bedrooms) with Pool (with Spa Suite)
The Two Bedroom Crusoe Villa with Pool (with Spa Suite) comprises a total area of 235 sqm (internal space: 102 sqm) and includes an upstairs & downstairs bedroom. Amenities include: ~ Private seawater pool ~ Downstairs living room with large daybed ~ Free standing bathtub and two separate showers in garden ~ Gangway with ropes leading
Crusoe Villa with Pool
Crusoe Villas with Pool (235 sqm or 2530 sq.ft) come with a king-size bed in the upstairs bedroom and allow guests to fully profit from the gorgeous sea-views. 2 single beds are available if needed, making for flexible sleeping options. Climb upstairs in this enchanting palm fringed duplex to see out to sea from the ultra padded day bed
Crusoe Villas come with a king-size bed in the upstairs bedroom and allow guests to fully profit from the gorgeous sea-views. 2 single beds are available if needed, making for flexible sleeping options. Inside, find plenty of space to sprawl in the airy living room while your naturally luxurious bathroom extends from covered bath with