Soneva Fushi, Baa Atoll Maldives

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Barefoot luxury for the entire family to enjoy!

the Low Down

Dotting the powder-white beaches of a private island in the Maldives, boutique hotel Soneva Fushi’s eco-chic villas are the stuff of castaway fantasies. The spacious luxury villas are hidden among the loveliest greenery located within the Baa Atoll, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Accessible by a 30-minute seaplane transfer from Male International Airport, cast off your shoes and your worries and prepare to relax with assistance from your personal butler service who can arrange everything from glass blowing workshops, various watersports and open-air cinema experiences at Cinema Paradiso to stargazing at the observatory, culinary theatre at Once Upon A Table and private picnics on deserted islands.

the Peaks Promise

complimentary experience

Each booking will receive a complimentary unique experience, choose between a Sunset Dolphin cruise or a guided snorkelling tour with the in-house Marine Biologist.

the Peaks Purse

60 USD to spend at the resort on whatever you wish!

The Best Room For You

  • No news, no shoes means you can life your best barefoot life!
  • Some villas have private sea water pools, and all have their own secluded stretch of white sand beach
  • The island is home to over 200 black and white bunnies that join you for breakfast every morning
  • There is a Six Senses spa offering high – touch, high- tech and hand-crafted treatments.
  • Responsibility and sustainability are at the core of the resort’s philosophy
  • It has one of the largest solar powered plants in the Maldives, and the resort has kept pockets of the island coastline untouched so turtles can continue nesting there
  • Food is grown and sourced locally where possible, and there’s even a purpose-built centre for waste management and recycling, as well as a marine conservation program
  • Soneva Fushi is home to the largest kid’s club in the Maldives offering hours of endless fun and activities! It is also a technology free zone – that means no ipads, mobiles or laptops.
  • During your stay, you can gaze through the state-of-the-art telescope at the cosmos at The Observatory
  • Very close to the island you can snorkle at Hanifaru bay which is home to one of the world’s largest population of manta rays
  • Make the most of the complimentary ice cream, cheese, charcuterie and chocolate, available all day, every day!
  • There’s a range of complimentary non-motorised water sports at Soneva Fushi as well as a fully equipped gym and tennis court. Private tuition is available at an additional charge on an hourly basis.
  • Accommodation:
    The villas at Soneva Fushi are located on the sunset or sunrise side of the island. While both sides have the Maldives signature white-sand beaches and crystal-clear azure waters, there are a few differences. The sunset side is perfect for snorkellers as 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 the neighbouring island, Eydhafushi, approximately 650 metres away. Guests who want more privacy may consider staying on the sunrise side of the island. Villas range from one bedroom to 6-bedroom. Most of the villas are on the island but there are a few over water villas with attached water slides.
  • Location:
    Soneva Fushi is a private-island getaway on unspoilt Kunfunadhoo, in the western Maldives’ Baa Atoll.
  • Getting there:
    Fly into the capital Male and jump on a seaplane direct to Soneva Fushi which takes around 30 minutes.
  • What to pack:
    Think island chic – we recommend plenty of swimwear and light clothing and don’t worry too much about footwear.
  • Restaurants:
    There are nine restaurants to choose from offering a mix of specialty dining experiences and restaurants as well as two bars. From Fresh in the Garden serving Mediterranean under the starry sky and Out of the Blue offering Asian fare to Mihiree Mithaa, the all-day dining and Down To Earth by Ravi offering Indian cuisine, there is so much to choose from. Destination, private and in-villa dining is also available.
  • Spa:
    From soothing scrubs to Tibetan hot stones, you’ll be invited to embark on sensory treatments from near and far. Set around a pond and waterfall nestled in the jungle, a revolving residency of visiting practitioners adds to the spa’s collection of treatments with their respective forms of expertise. Local coconut is used in body scrub and massages treatments, and there are massage workshops, meditation training and yoga classes too.
  • Signature Activities:
    Slow life journey: Delve into Soneva’s philosophy that places sustainability at its core when you tour Soneva Fushi’s Eco Centro and organic gardens at Fresh in the Garden. See the many ways that they use island-grown coconuts for food and materials, while also gaining an in-depth understanding of the principles of permaculture before picking greens and herbs for your lunch which will be prepared to your liking.
    Sonu’s picnic: Embrace the castaway life and try Sonu’s favourite – lunch on a desert island prepared by your personal chef. Take a dip in the crystal clear, blue lagoon with our in-house snorkelling guide while your chef prepares gourmet temptations in the most intimate of settings.
    Dolphin cruise: prepare for one of the most sought-after experiences; watching dozens of playful dolphins in the light of the setting sun. While you cruise ever deeper in the sea, you will be served a selection of canapés and a flute of Champagne!
  • 10% service charge, 2% Carbon tax, 12% Good & Service Tax and USD 6 Green Tax per night per persons will be applied to your room rate

  • Up to two children (under 15 years old) receive complimentary stay and full board when sharing with two paying adults with minimum 4 nights stay.

  • Kids Club: The kids club is a technology-free zone, where the team encourage all young guests to learn, play, discover nature and let their creativity and curiosity run wild. There are secret passageways, a clownfish-shaped wading pool for toddlers and a large pool with a slide from the main building, a pirate ship, ping-pong hut, trampolines, a children’s mocktail bar, lego room, dress-up area, cinema, library, learning area, music room filled with instruments, a zip line, and swings hanging from the trees in the botanic garden. There is also a cinema room and music room with DJ corner, as well as the art, craft and cooking classes.

  • Babysitting: Babysitting services are available for a supplement of USD 31 per hour for children aged 1 year and above.

The Maldives are a year-round destination with a near constant temperature of 86°F (30°C). The water temperature remains steady, never falling below 77°F (25°C) and reaching 84°F (29°C) during high season. However, the islands are tropical and therefore also subject to two distinct seasons, or monsoons. April is a transitional time between these two seasons and is known for the clear water, which is appealing to divers. The iruvai (northeast monsoon) is hot and dry and runs from December to April, making this the official high season when the islands enjoy little rain and low humidity. Rain is more likely from May to November (during hulghangu, or southwest monsoon), making this the official low season.

Rates Include:

  • The rates are in USD and are inclusive of breakfast.
  • The rates are exclusive of Service Charge (10%), Carbon Tax (2%), Goods & Services Tax (12%) and USD 6 Green Tax per night per person.
  • Stay between 10 May – 17 Dec 2021 to receive USD 250 of resort credit, per night per villa, to be used on experiences and spa treatments.

 

 

COVID guidelines: The Soneva group has strict Covid-19 precautions. Each resort has a PCR machine to test everyone on arrival. No later than 24 hours before flying you must submit this health-declaration form and provide a certificate for a negative test result from a test taken up to 96 hours before arrival, and you’ll need to fill in an Immigration Arrival Card. If you have symptoms on arrival, you’ll be isolated and tested. All passengers will be screened on, and the Airport Host greeting you will wear a mask and gloves; you’ll need to wear a mask too. Vehicles used for airport transfers will have their windows down and be sanitised. You’ll be met by your (masked) Barefoot Butler at the jetty; please keep your masks on until at your villa, which will have been sanitised. Guest luggage will be sanitised before it’s delivered. At your villa you’ll be tested again and you must wait indoors for 24 hours until results are ready. In the meantime, guests will get a credit towards food, drink and experiences (can be used for in-villa dining). If your test is negative you can use the whole resort. If it’s positive you’ll need to isolate for 14 days. In this case, Soneva will waive the fee for the room for 14 days (charges will be for incidentals) and guests can use their villa, surrounding gardens and adjacent beach. Housekeeping and room service will be available in line with safety protocols. After 14 days or 10 days after first symptoms, you can use the resort. Guests must have their temperature taken daily by their butler, and another PCR test if staying more than five days. Cleaning measures have been increased (with a focus on door handles and produce brought into the island), hand-sanitiser is available throughout, and some changes have been made: pastry chefs will man the chocolate room and the breakfast buffet will be table service. Spa therapists are regularly tested and can wear gloves and/or a mask.

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Average Room Rates in USD

**the above rates are based on Soneva Fushi Villa type and apply to the Sunsets and Slide Offer during 10 May - 17 Dec 2021

Visa Cost

.A 30-day free visa is issued on arrival for all nationalities. For more information click here.

Top Tip

Don't pack alcohol in your suitcase as they will take it off you at the airport

Local Currency

The official currency used is the Maldivian rufiyaa

Weather

The Maldives are a year-round destination with a near constant temperature of 86°F (30°C)

Location

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