Soneva Fushi, Baa Atoll, Maldives
Soneva Fushi is the original desert island hideaway. Everything about it feels right. The seaplane arrival. The picture book palm trees. The perfect white sand. The colony of nesting turtles and of course its famous organic gardens and rocket salad.
Sixty beachside villas and five private residences are hidden among dense foliage within touching distance of pristine coral reef. Vast, sigh-inducing beds induce the sweetest of dreams. Intoxicating tropical aromas pervade every bathroom. Impeccable, intuitive service is provided by Mr./Ms. Friday butlers who know what you want before you want it.
Every visit makes you feel like a child again. Cycling round the island, never knowing when you might have to swerve to avoid bunny rabbits or lizard. Watching movies in Cinema Paradiso with only the starlit sky above. Counting Saturn’s rings in the Observatory. Deciding between sixty flavours of ice cream. Eleven types of pillow. Five hundred different wines. And nine dining options.
If the experiences are magical, the philosophy is simple: No news, no shoes. No pretensions either. From the moment you arrive you feel at home because Soneva Fushi is so comfortable with itself. Intelligent Luxury personified.
Soneva Fushi is committed to the Soneva Group’s SLOW LIFE philosophy: Sustainable-Local-Organic-Wellness Learning-Inspiring-Fun-Experiences.
Location and Transfers
From Malé International Airport, your vacation adventures begin with a 30-minute flight north to the island of Kunfunadhoo in the Baa Atoll.
Soneva Fushi offers just 65 villas, which capture the very essence of a luxurious castaway fantasy. The Jungle Reserve and the two Retreats offer the premier accommodation. Each villa opens to its very own stretch of white sand beach just a few steps away, whilst many also include private sea water swimming pools. Each bathroom extends to a private garden, whilst utmost care is given to the environment.
Rehendi Rooms – beach facing bungalows with king-sized bed or twin beds
Crusoe Villas (some with pool and one with two bedrooms) – beach front duplex villas with upstairs bedroom and ensuite toilet
Soneva Fushi Villas (some with pool and one with two bedrooms) – beach front villas with foyer entrance
Soneva Fushi Villa Suites (with pool and one with two bedrooms) – beach front villas with foyer entrance
Soneva Fushi Villa Suite & Tree House – Beach front villa with foyer entrance
Two Bedroom Crusoe Suite with pool – Beach front duplex villa with upstairs and downstairs bedrooms
Three Bedroom Crusoe Suite with pool – Beach front duplex villas with upstairs and downstairs bedrooms
The Retreat – Beach front villas, one on the sunrise and one on the sunset side, one with two bedrooms and the other with three bedrooms
Jungle Reserve – a beach front villa with foyer entrance, four spacious bedrooms with king-sized beds, three luxurious open-air private garden bathrooms, large bathtubs and separate showers
Soneva Fushi dining experiences are diverse and memorable – from gourmet menus across a variety of cultures and cuisines, to organic offerings, simple barbecues and romantic escapades – and all complimented by an extraordinary wine cellar and innovative bars.
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
Mihiree Mitha – International breakfast buffet with live cooking stations and a tropical fruit station
So Hot and So Cool – offers freshly churned homemade ice creams
So Delicate – offers gourmet hams, cold cuts, cheese and preserves during breakfast and lunch
So Fiery – Wood-burning pizza oven offers freshly baked pizzas during lunch and at the Saturday evening buffet
By the Beach – Peruvian and Korean fusion menu for fine cuisine lovers
Fresh in the garden – surrounded by tropical banana trees, this restaurant without walls rises above the organic herb and vegetable garden, with a sparkling sea panorama and sublime sunsets. Chefs in the open kitchen use only products from Baa Atoll to create a 100% carbon neutral Modern Maldivian menu
So Spiritual – the main bar has one of the best selections of freshly made cocktails, spirits and liqueurs in the Maldives
By the Beach Bar sits on the sunset side of the island. It is truly the most idyllic place to watch the sunset behind the blue waters of the Indian ocean
Bar(a)bara-Bar – all day drinks and snacks overlooking the vibrant reef on the west side of the island
Facilities and Activities
Six Senses Spa
Yoga and Tai Chi
Soleni dive centre
Libraries – two libraries on the sunrise and sunset sides offer a vast selection of easy reading and reference books, DVD, VCD, and CD for rental
Cinema Paradiso – the first open-air cinema in Maldives!
“Ever Soneva So Celestial” observatory
“Six Senses gallery and Sifani” gift Shop and Jewellery Shop
Bicycling and jogging on the island’s many trails
Table tennis, badminton, tennis, beach volleyball
Sunrise and sunset cruises
Excursions to local and uninhabited islands