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Soneva Fushi Maldives

Fringed by white sand beaches, Soneva Fushi is a stylish barefoot luxury haven located in the Baa Atoll in the Maldives.

A true Robinson Crusoe hideaway, the spacious villas ooze style and are built from wood and palm thatch. Each villa opens to its very own stretch of white sand beach, whilst many also include private sea water swimming pools. Guests are also assigned a Mr or Ms Friday butler to ensure that your stay is never less than superb.

Watch the sun set from an overwater hammock at Bar(a)bara and then dive into one of Soneva Fushi’s many dining experiences – from gourmet menus across cultures and cuisines, to organic offerings, simple barbecues and romantic meals. 

The Den is the place for children. This two-floor open-air playground boasts a Nemo-shaped toddler pool, a saltwater pool with slide and pirate ship, a music room full of instruments, dress-up area, cinema and bar for mixing mocktails.


Soneva Fushi Information

Location & Getting There

Located in the Baa Atoll, this resort has access to some of the best dive sites in the world, and is a 30-minute seaplane ride from Male International Airport.

Accommodation

Soneva Fushi has 65 villas, with options ranging from 1 to 9 bedrooms. The Crusoe Villas are 2-storey beachhouses with a terrace, private sitting area and direct access to the beach, while the Soneva Villas feature the latter two as well as an open-air garden bathroom. The Sunrise Retreat is made up of three 2-storey bungalows, connected by suspended walkways. Each features its own individual surprises such as a dining pavilion above the pool, a private gym, an in-villa wine cellar, a steam room and many more. Villa 11 which features nine bedrooms resembles a playfully luxe deserted-island mansion where no luxury is spared. Some of the exaggerate amenities include an expansive deck that lies at the heart of the massive swimming pool, a sunken dining area, and a water slide that leads to the sunken sala.

Activities

Visit Kudarikilu Island to see the museum, take part in an ancestral dinner, attend a Maldivian cooking class, go island hopping on a Dhoni, have a private picnic on a deserted island or embark on a family dolphin cruise. Water sports lovers, engage in the wealth of activities available to you at one of the best diving sites in the world that was named a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve in 2011 - it doesn't get much better than this!

Children

Soneva Fushi boast a newly renovated kid's club that is said to be the best in the Maldives. The Den keeps children occupied with its range of facilities such as a lego room, cinema, sound-proof music room, mocktail bar, a 14-metre tunnel and more. Every age is catered to, from toddlers requiring babysitting to teens looking for something exciting to take part in. Lots of activities are available for the family as a whole as well, such as the Father & Son Picnic, the Mother & Daughter Spa, the Family Dolphin Cruise and a Gourmet Dining Experience.

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Why we recommend Soneva Fushi

Soneva Fushi in the Maldives is the original barefoot retreat with its ‘no news, no shoes’ mantra and Robinson Crusoe-style villas. We’re also fans of the chic eco-credentials: the property has its own vegetable garden, a recycling centre, solar power plant and a glass-blowing studio to turn waste into works of art. The facilities for children here are also fantastic.

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