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soneva fushi


Inspiring a lifetime of rare experiences



Hidden among dense foliage within touching distance of a pristine, 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 Male' 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 exclusivily for Soneva guests at the seaplane terminal.


The resort features 71 private water villas & island villas with their own stretch of pristine beach. Designed to offer ultimate privacy and a pure connection with nature, each retreat features open-air bathrooms that extend into a private garden. 

Common Amenities
The villas at the resort are designed to offer guests the utmost comfort and luxury during their stay. With that in mind, every villa is equipped with an array of amenities that includes:

  • Mr or Ms Friday (Butler) service

  • Direct beach access with daybeds and sunloungers

  • Television and Bose sound system with extensive movie & music playlists

  • Open air bathrooms with bathtub and shower

  • Bicycles or tricycles for every guest

  • Overhead fans, air conditioning and a personal safe

  • Wifi with an on/off switch



At Soneva Fushi, each experience is in tune with nature’s rhythm. Dining venues feature gourmet menus using only quality organic ingredients. Guests who desire a bit of adventure can enjoy castaway dining experiences around the island.

Out of the Blue
A two-storey overwater structure that houses five unique dining outlets. Feast on the creations of top chefs from around the world in intimate settings. From delicious grilled meats and seafood, Teppanyaki, sushi and secret menus conjured by Michelin-starred chefs.

Once Upon A Table
A culinary theatre showcasing a no menu concept only for visiting chefs. 8 seats only.


So Hands On
Soneva Fushi's sushi counter sees someone of the world's best sushi masters behind its sake-polished Japanese pine, known as 'hinoki', counter top. The intimate five-seater sushi counter lets you experience the chef's dextrous skills up close.


So Bespoke
Flames and smoke set the stage for So Bespoke, Out of the Blue’s open-air Teppanyaki table.


Fresh in the Garden
Surrounded by tropical banana trees, this restaurant without walls rises above our herb and vegetable garden, with sublime panoramas stretching as far as the eye can see.


Down to Earth
Inspired by the primal bonding ritual of sharing food, it recreates this intimacy with dishes designed for sharing, crafted around nine different cooking methods.


Shades of Green
Plant-based Maldivian and Southeast Asian with Nordic cooking techniques. Danish Chef Carsten Kyster celebrates the garden with five-course menus featuring colours.


Mihiree Mitha
Translating to ‘here it is’, this is the culinary heart of the island, featuring an endless spread of fresh fruits, live cooking stations, freshly caught and grilled-to-order fish and a collection of Asian dishes and Maldivian specialties. The wood-fired oven freshly baked pizzas. Guests can design their own pizza by choosing from the choice of toppings.


By the Bar
A serene oasis of calm, ideal for relaxing, the bar has one of the best selections of cocktails, spirits and liqueurs in the Maldives.


A relaxed overwater bar with catamaran nets and daybeds set at the edge of the jetty, it is the perfect venue for spotting dolphins while enjoying refreshing beverages and light bites during the day or indulging in organic pre-dinner cocktails.


So Guilty & So Cool
Guests with a sweet tooth will love the chocolate parlour serving handmade treats by our in-house chocolatiers. At So Cool, guests can choose from over 60 flavours of homemade ice cream and sorbets at this innovative culinary destination. 
So Guilty & So Cool are open 24 hours!!!

Romantic escapes, playful leisure or island adventures, Soneva Fushi’s imaginative experiences cater to every kind of traveller. Guests can choose from nature walks, spa treatments, water sports and bicycling along the island’s many trails.


Private Sandbank Dinner
Treat yourself to a memorable dinner on our private sandbank set in the middle of the Indian Ocean. After meeting with you, our Executive Chef will design a bespoke menu to suit your palate and your hosts will set up a beautiful table by the water's edge.


Freediving is the exhilarating practice of discovering the underwater world using only a single breath. You will learn our your breath hold capacity, the ability to both relax and focus, equalization and of course safety, which is paramount.


Sonu’s Picnic
Take your desert island experience to another level, and try Sonu’s favourite – lunch on a deserted island prepared by your own personal chef. Dip yourself in the crystal clear blue lagoon with our in-house snorkelling guide while your chef prepares gourmet temptations in the most romantic of settings.


Cinema Paradiso
Waves lap at the shore.The sea breeze rustles the treetops, and stars shine on screen and overhead. We invite you to join a classic film screening in our open-air theather. Lie back your cushioned lounger atop the beach and immerse yourself in the magic of Cinema Paradiso. Complimentary popcorn and over 60 different flavours of ice cream are the perfect comforting munchies for our on-the-sands theatre experience. Should you desire a chilled cocktail, or something more substantial, our cinema hosts will be happy to oblige.


Astronomical Dinner Cruise
Join us for an unforgettable astronomical adventure, where you will head out into the Indian Ocean for a unique dining experience under the stars. Enjoy dinner and wines while watching the sun set over the Indian Ocean, before learning the secrets of the sky from our resident Astronomer.

Sunset Dolphin Cruise
Get ready for one of the most fascinating experiences of your holiday; watching dozens of playful dolphins in the light of the setting sun. While you cruise into deeper waters, you will be served a selection of canapes and a flute of Champagne.


Six Senses Spa & Wellness
Six Senses signature journeys feature wellness therapies and traditional treatments, including soothing scrubs and massages with oil from local coconuts. The spa is complemented by a fully-equipped gym and yoga pavilion.


Snorkel with Manta Rays
Snorkel the Baa Atoll in search of Manta Rays in Hanifaru Bay, which has one of the world’s largest populations of Manta Rays. Conditions permitting, fortunate guests might get to see hundreds of Mantas as they gorge themselves on plankton. There are several locations where Mantas can be spotted, so the itinerary may vary. If there are no Mantas, our Marine Biologist will take you to another beautiful snorkeling spot.


Private Sandbank Overnight Experience
Spend a romantic night camping under the Maldivian skies on your own private sandbank in a luxurious Bedouin-style tent, which even comes with its own water closet. Make your way to a candlelit dinner, set up by personal attendants befo re they depart to allow you to experience the unspoiled island. Breakfast will be delivered at a pre-arranged time of your choice.


Eco-Friendly Surfing
Discover less charted and secret surf breaks in the Baa Atoll accompanied with our experienced surf instructor/guides. All surf breaks are accessible within a 5 - 35 minute speedboat ride. Surf season is dependent on Mother Nature’s mood though it does peak from May - September. Waves range from waist to head high. All equipment is eco-friendly and made from recycled waste making us the first fully sustainable surfing program in the world.




Wander across the resort to indulge in imaginative experiences, each a marvelous treat for your senses.


Soleni Dive Centre
With more than 30 spectacular dive sites rich with marine life near the resort and multi-lingual PADI instructors, Soneva Fushi is the perfect destination to explore the awe-inspiring wonders of the ocean.


The Observatory
Equipped with a high-power telescope, the Observatory offers guests views of the magnificent galaxies and the opportunity to earn about the universe from the visiting astronomers.


A playground for the imagination, the Den offers younger guests the freedom to explore their creativity with engaging activities such as music and cooking classes, Lego building and much more.


So Glasscycle 
The first glass studio in the Maldives, featuring a retail boutique and art gallery, where guests can watch world-renowned glass artists create works of art, and learn the art of glass blowing.


Eco Centro
Our ‘waste-to-wealth’ centre transforms the used articles and materials at the resort into recycled treasure.


Turtle Beach Champa
A gorgeous, glass-walled sala with forest and ocean views, this venue plays host to relaxing yoga classes and is a wonderful backdrop for weddings and blessing ceremonies.


Vegetable Gardens
Located at the heart of Kunfunadhoo Island, two large organic gardens supply a variety of the fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs and mushrooms to the resort’s kitchens.


So Soneva Gallery
The quaint gift shop includes everything from holiday clothing and jewellery to locally made handicrafts and iconic resort items, such as glassware and ornaments. 

Soneva in Aqua  
A luxurious floating villa that sets sail from Soneva Fushi , Soneva Aqua affords guests the luxury of three charter routes that sail around and beyond the Baa Atoll. Guests can choose between one, two and three-night excursions depending on how much of the awe-inspiring sights of the Indian Ocean they wish to explore.


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