Kunfunadhoo Island in the Baa Atoll is the home of the original luxury Maldives resort, the unparalleled Soneva Fushi. Opening its doors in 1995, this famed hotel encompasses all there is to adore about luxury Indian Ocean holidays: perfect blue waters, powder-white sands, ultimate seclusion and flawless villa accommodation.
Not only this, but guests will also be transported to a world of exciting and unique experiences including amazing dining concepts and sumptuous spa treatments. Soneva Fushi's activities and events programme also offers plenty of options to entertain the whole family.
So, let’s dive in and look at what’s on offer at this incredible resort destination.
Despite being a drop in the middle of the ocean, there is plenty to occupy your sun-drenched days at the resort, whether it is simply swimming in the pool or the warm sea, sunbathing on the beach, relaxing in and around the comfort of your private villa, or chilling out at the bar with a refreshing cocktail. Here are a few things that will keep you busy while enjoying your getaway at Soneva Fushi Maldives.
Soneva Soul – formerly Soneva Fushi Six Senses Spa – is a two-storey wellness complex of pure opulence and offers guests a wonderfully gratifying experience across its diverse programme of treatments. Choose from IV vitamin therapy, Ayurvedic remedies, yoga, beauty services and body treatments, a huge range of different massages, fitness training and much more. The aim of this tropical haven is to combine ancient healing methods with innovative and exciting therapies.
Sumptuous Soneva Soul Spa
Our expertise, worldwide connections, and the way we do things with a relentless drive means whatever your travels needs are, we can make it happen for you whenever, however, wherever and every time.
Families are well catered for at Soneva Fushi. Kids can enjoy the largest children’s club in the Maldives and South Asia at The Den. Occupying an area larger than six tennis courts, it is full of thrilling, unique activities as well as two shallow swimming pools, an eight-metre-tall pirate ship plus giant piano keys built into the floor. While you’re off having the best facial of your life, the children will be knee-deep in more than 8,000 pieces of Lego and Duplo, creating havoc in the music room, or chilling out with a book in their own little library. As well as the play side of things, there is an educational element for kids too with cooking classes, a cinema for movie nights and a weekly programme of fun activities to get stuck into.
Dining options are both plentiful and varied at Soneva Fushi and the surrounding unspoilt islands. Travel the globe with the resort’s inspired cuisine, where you can indulge in Vietnamese, Japanese and Indonesian fare at Out of the Blue, or let Chef Carsten Kyster take you on a tour of the garden followed by a planet-based, five-course tasting sensation of Maldivian flavours at Shades of Green. Perhaps you’ll fancy some tasty seafood at Fresh in the Garden, superb handmade pasta at the Pasta Counter, or just some casual Australian-style food while watching an open-air movie at Cinema Paradiso?
Delicious Maldivian fare
The best holidays to Soneva Fushi Maldives will most definitely include one or more signature experiences from its unforgettable programme, which offers a wealth of individual and entertaining things to do on and off site. Each experience can be tailormade to your specific requirements, whether it’s for groups, couples, individuals or for the whole family to celebrate a particular occasion or just as an extra special holiday treat.
Embark on the magical, hour-long Sunset Dolphin Cruise to try and catch a glimpse of these majestic creatures at play in the dazzling Indian Ocean waters, all while casually sipping on Champagne and nibbling canapés. Maybe you’d prefer to be in the water rather than above it, snorkelling with mysterious manta rays in Hanifaru Bay, a 20-minute speedboat ride away from the hotel and home of one of the world’s largest populations of this beautiful creature.
Catch a glimpse of beautiful dolphins on a tour
For a unique night away how about booking the Private Sandbank Overnight Experience where you will spend one night camping under a blanket of stars in a luxury Bedouin-style tent and enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner followed by a breakfast delivery in the morning before travelling back to the hotel.
As the resort is surrounded by water, it makes sense to take advantage of all the wonderful water sports on offer, motorised or non-motorised, each is as exciting as the next. From world-class diving with a multi-lingual PADI instructor, to kayaking, catamaran sailing, windsurfing and stand-up paddleboarding, there’s something for everyone from beginners to advance levels. The hotel’s SEABOB is also a fun and less taxing way to glide underwater and explore the local marine life below.
Water sports at Soneva Fushi
Soneva Fushi even has its own resident fisherman, Rocket, a local legend by all accounts who – along with his family – fish sustainably in the Maldivian waters and have been supplying fish to the hotel since its opening almost 30 years ago. Head out with Rocket for a couple of hours on the water to see how he masterfully secures his catch of the day, before going back and having your fish prepared for you using his wife’s epic marinade recipe.
The resort is located on the secluded island of Kunfunadhoo in the Baa Atoll, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, it is also one of the nation’s largest and most beautiful islands.
These stunning islands benefit from balmy temperatures all year, enjoying a tropical climate and day after day of sun-soaked fun, with temperatures averaging 30°C year-round. To discover more on when it's the best time to holiday to the Maldives, read our handy guide.
Yes, the hotel has several dining options and extensive menus including those who follow a plant-based, vegan, vegetarian or pescatarian diet for example. The skilful chefs can customise, prepare and serve meals according to your every wish.
Whether you're a fan of kicking back with relaxing and rejuvenating treatments at the sumptuous spa, diving into a huge array of exciting water activities, or tasting your way through various international cuisines - there's plenty to see and do at and nearby Soneva Fushi Maldives.
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