Soneva Fushi Maldives, is nestled in the island’s natural beachfront jungle. 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.
Hidden among dense foliage and located with the Baa Atoll UNESCO-protected Biosphere Reserve, Soneva Fushi inspires the imagination. The award-winning resort truly defines the essence of barefoot luxury with Robinson Crusoe simplicity. The resort’s down-to-earth personality is reflected in its nature-inspired architecture. If the experiences are magical, the philosophy is simple; no news, no shoes.
Located in the Baa Atoll, Kunfunadhoo Island is one of the largest islands in the Maldives. The resort can be reached by a scenic 30 minute seaplane flight direct from Malé International Airport or a 12 minute speedboat ride for guests scheduled on domestic flights at the nearby Dharavandhoo Airport. Soneva Fushi has a private airport lounge exclusively for Soneva guests at the seaplane terminal.
Benefitting from an ideal climate, with soothing tropical breezes and average temperatures of around 28°C (82°F) during the day and 23°C (73°F) at night, the Maldives is the perfect location for your next private residence.
The Maldives enjoys a stable and transparent legal system, relative political stability and a rate of growth that has averaged 7.5 per cent over the last 15 years. There are long-term, renewable leases are available.
Strategically located close to the Middle East and Far East, and served by an extensive travel network that includes four international and six domestic airports, the Maldives’ robust tourism industry is boosted by an educated and youthful workforce, and advanced telecommunication and ICT coverage.
Arriving by our private sea plane from the international airport in Malé, you glimpse the string-of-pearl atolls – the breathtaking rings of islands that make up the Maldives – their gleaming ivory sands contrasting the sapphire blue waters of the Indian Ocean. Soneva Fushi truly is a jewel of an island with pure white beaches, picture-perfect palm trees and a reef alive in shimmering colours.
Privacy and seclusion are the great advantages of Soneva Fushi. Unlike some Maldivian islands which are little more than sandbars, Kunfanadhoo is one of the largest islands in the Maldives at 1,400 metres long and 400 metres wide with dense tropical vegetation. Our private residences are hidden away and can barely be seen by the sea, despite being only a few steps from the beach.
There are no other resorts on the island, which is located half an hour by seaplane to the north of Malé, making it extremely easy to cast away on our shores. You will be gloriously stranded in luxury and a world of imagination only moments after you touch down at the country’s international airport.
A limited number of spectacular prime beachfront Private Residences are still available to purchase, each of which is uniquely-designed and carefully located to combine maximum privacy and tranquility whilst being close enough to enjoy Soneva’s first-class services and amenities. Benefitting from abundant natural light, lush foliage and picturesque views, the sprawling villas are made of sustainable materials and comprise detached living areas joined by wooden walkways, offering the luxury of space to villa owners and their families.
Each Private Residence is bespoke, designed to meet the owner and their family’s specific requirements, whilst remaining true to the Soneva values. Indulge in your childhood fantasies as we build the perfect holiday home – be it a kid’s tree-house, a special herb garden or your own star-gazing deck.
All residences include: an infinity-edged swimming pool, generous outdoor living areas and large outdoor bathrooms, one master bedroom and several guest suites, a walk-through dressing area, large terraced areas with sunloungers, a prestigious dining area, Bose hi-fi system with docking station for a personal iPod.
The larger residences include: a wine cellar, library, gym, children’s playroom and water slide. All furniture is exclusively designed for each villa and included in the price.
All residences can be customised to suit your family’s lifestyle. Additions include, among others: enlarged swimming pools, further bedrooms, widened entertainment decks, a private spa suite, a steam bath/sauna, a kitchen and sunken dining decks.
When Eva and Sonu Shivdasani built Soneva Fushi as well as their home on the deserted island of Kunfunadhoo in the Maldives in 1995 they had no idea that their intensely personal vision of a locally crafted villa and environmentally responsible lifestyle would form the basis of a successful collection of world-class hotels, resorts and spas. But that’s exactly what happened. Soneva Fushi was the first ‘castaway’ resort in the Maldives, pioneering a trend for back-to-nature luxury holidays.
It established a blueprint for a highly acclaimed international business, followed by spectacular Soneva Kiri on the unspoilt Thai island of Koh Kood in 2009 and Soneva Jani in the Noonu Atoll, Maldives, in 2016.
The success of the Soneva brand also paved the way for Six Senses Resorts and Spas with award-winning properties in Asia, the Middle East and Europe. Under Eva’s and Sonu’s direction the Six Senses brand gained a global following before being sold in 2012.
Today the Sonevas have many imitators, but no equals. Each Soneva – and a yachting experience, Soneva in Aqua– impresses on a wide range of levels. Breathtaking ‘remote but accessible’ natural locations, effortlessly chic accommodation, incredible food, truly memorable activities, an inspiring ethos of sustainability and service that is uncannily intuitive.
Synonymous with intelligent luxury, Soneva Private Residences raise the benchmark for intuitive service, environmental sensitivity and gracious living.
Available for private ownership, these extraordinary villas are located in some of the world’s most breathtaking locations. Constructed using time-tested indigenous techniques, they are made from sustainable materials that are sourced and adapted to preserve the integrity of the environment and the local communities that surround them.
Soneva made history by being the first developer to offer magnificent homes for foreigners in the Maldives.
As a Soneva villa owner, share rare and treasured moments with friends and family in the breathtaking natural beauty of our properties.
Indulge in the luxury of a lazy day or choose to fill your days with invigorating pursuits. From sunrise breakfast on our sandbank or a spot of morning yoga, to snorkelling along the house reef with our marine biologist. Cool down with water sports such as sailing, windsurfing, kayaking or go on a picnic and discover your own deserted island.
Imagine intoxicating aromas of the jungle inside your outdoor bathroom and impeccable, intuitive service. It’s the kind of place that makes you feel like a child again. Bicycles to explore the island, never knowing when you might have to swerve to avoid rabbits, lizards or turtles.
As the day winds down, sip champagne on a dolphin cruise, sample wine barefoot, watch the stars beneath the stars at our outdoor Cinema Paradiso or count Saturn’s rings from our observatory. Or, better yet, take inspiration from our ubiquitous bunny, and have the ultimate luxury – do nothing
There are many benefits to villa ownership at Soneva, including income sharing in the Villa Rental Programme, allowing for a return on your investment; discounts at Food and Beverage outlets, flight transfers and other leisure services; exclusive Soneva Club membership; special benefits at other Soneva properties; and exchangeability of owner days within all Soneva properties, subject to availability. Plus, all villa owners will benefit from the services of Mr. or Ms. Friday private butlers, who are on hand to cater to your every wish.
Local coconut is on the menu of the Kurumbaa Kaashi Coconut Rub, it’s raw skin is applied as a natural scrub to prepare the body for an organic honey and papaya wrap. Our Aromatic and relaxing, Soneva Bliss incorporates a Maldivian coconut oil massage with ginger, clove and nutmeg for a wrap of instant satisfaction.
Effective and relaxing therapies from many parts of Asia have been gathered for your pleasure at our 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 third eye.
More Information at https://www.soneva.com/