Barefoot Luxury – Inspiring a Lifetime of Rare Experiences – Soneva Fushi, Maldives
Soneva Fushi is the original blueprint for all luxury desert island hideaways.
With a ‘No News, No Shoes’ philosophy, Soneva Fushi encourages its guests to feel the sand between their toes, reconnect with nature and live in the moment. Luxurious eco-chic jungle hideaway, it boasts Robinson Crusoe-style villas along the blindingly white shore, a stellar spa, open-air cinema, world-class kids’ club and your-wish-is-their-command bespoke butler service.
Soneva Fushi‘s philosophy of “Intelligent Luxury” revolves around understanding what true luxury is for the guests.
Today, wealthy members of society are markedly different from those of the past, and their idea of luxury has similarly changed. For guests who live in concrete jungles, it is a luxury to dine on a freshly picked salad, grown in the organic garden while breathing clean air and enjoying a stunning view. Such experiences are rare in the modern world, and combined with the space, privacy and comfort of wonderful villas and the intuitive service provided by the Hosts, “Intelligent Luxury” is created.
Originators in the Robinson Crusoe Concept – using only sustainable and eco-friendly materials, all the villas blend seamlessly with their natural surroundings. Work of local craftsmen, the villas and their style define the effortless, rustic chic synonymous with Soneva.
As part of Soneva’s commitment to protect the fragile coral reef there are no overwater villas.
Ranging from a one-bedroom Crusoe villa to the nine-bedroom Private Reserve, all the accommodations boast al fresco bathrooms, terraces with hammocks, daybeds and most with a private pool, and each is surrounded by verdant jungle, just steps from the beach.
High Quality, Ethical and Organic Food – With endless creative dining experiences, every single cooking ingredient comes from ethical sources. Fishes are caught by line, vegetables come from organic gardens and they have an extensive list of banned endangered species and unethical produce.
Soneva Fushi’s creative menus use only the freshest, high quality ingredients to excite guests on a daily basis.
Hand-Picked Wine List and Visiting Wine Makers – Rare Champagnes, Grand Cru Clarets, vintage cognacs, organic and biodynamic wines are among the 7,000 notable bottles in the wine cellars, certainly some of the finest collections in the Maldives and on Koh Kood! The makers of these great wines often visit Soneva, offering insight and ideas into how to make the most of their grape inventions.
Cinema Paradiso – For an unforgettable experience, star gaze on the beach or on an atmospheric, overwater reservoir. Lie back and watch your favourite movie classics on the spectacularly large outdoor screen at Cinema Paradiso whilst munching on popcorn.
Observatory – Soneva Fushi’s state-of-the-art telescopes will allow you to see constellations, planets of the solar system and deep space objects beyond.
In-house astronomers will impress with their passion and knowledge, while a roster of visiting astronomers including Massimo Tarenghi and former astronaut Buzz Aldrin conduct special talks and stargazing sessions.
Water Sports – There’s a variety of complimentary non-motorised water sports, from kayaking, snorkelling, stand-up paddle boarding, windsurfing and kite-surfing. Motorised water sports, including the exciting Seabob that lets you explore the marine world with the ease of a dolphin, can be enjoyed for an additional charge. While guided snorkelling trips with our Marine Biologists, diving, freediving and our eco-friendly surfing programme will tempt any ocean lover.
Treetop Dining – Soneva Fushi’s Fresh in the Garden is accessed by a jungle rope bridge and rises above the aromatic herb and vegetable garden.
Wellness – Soneva welcomes a handpicked selection of the world’s finest, most innovative spa talents, raising the bar on resort spa experiences. The positive effects from their exceptionally talented and skilled visiting practitioners will endure long after a guest’s holiday. Guests regularly include ‘transformative’ and ‘life changing’ when describing these unique experiences by our team of acupuncture, Reiki, reflexology, massage, Ayurvedic and holistic experts.