SONEVA FUSHI, Maldives
Nestled within the lush foliage of the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve on the untouched island of Kunfunadhoo, Soneva Fushi stands as a trailblazer in the back-to-nature, barefoot luxury trend. Pioneering a seamless blend of the Robinson Crusoe fantasy with a sophisticated approach to service, aesthetics, and experiences, it establishes the gold standard for island resorts globally.
Perched on a pristine expanse of bright-white sand that sparkles like a crown jewel in the turquoise sea, Soneva Fushi, the inaugural Soneva resort, unveiled its eco-luxe haven nearly 25 years ago. Immersed in verdant tropical greenery, the resort's guiding philosophy is 'no news, no shoes,' inviting guests to wander the island barefoot, fostering a deep connection with the natural surroundings.
Each villa, boasting private beach access and harmonizing with the island's swaying palms, exudes the idyllic charm of a deserted island, ensuring utmost privacy and seclusion. Externally, the villas showcase voluptuous curves meticulously crafted from whitewashed wood, complemented by shingled roofs and understated architecture that allows the beauty of the natural environment to take center stage.
Internally, sophistication, spaciousness, and tranquility define the villas, featuring cozy corners and hammocks perfect for indulging in a good book. A palette of greens and purples mirrors the hues of the surrounding Indian Ocean, while furnishings made from all-natural materials such as wood, cotton, and wicker embody the essence of the Soneva brand.
Offering private pools, enchanting outdoor bathrooms with sunken bathtubs, and rainforest-shrouded showers set in enclosed garden areas, the villas at Soneva Fushi remain aesthetically pleasing, maintaining their allure since the resort's inception.
Soneva Fushi boasts an extensive array of extraordinary dining experiences, including the world's first zip-line restaurant, a holistic wellness spa, a rotating roster of celebrity chefs and fitness instructors, and attentive barefoot butlers. These remarkable elements elevate Soneva Fushi to the pinnacle of the world's best resorts.
Hot tip For Island Villas:
Sunset side: For snorkellers
This side has three house reef access points and dolphins are more likely to be spotted in the channel. On this side of the island it is possible to see our neighbouring island, Eydhafushi, approximately 650 metres away. Guests who want more privacy may consider staying on the sunrise side of the island.
Sunrise side: For privacy
Enjoy virtually unimpeded views out to sea, as Maalhos, the closest neighbouring island on this side, is just a speck on the horizon. This side is perfect for early risers who want to enjoy the morning tranquillity.