Dining Destinations

Acclaimed Visiting Chefs

Viktor Beley

Soneva Fushi: November 1 – 6, 2022 Soneva Jani: November 6 – 10, 2022 A medalist of the prestigious international culinary competition Bocuse d’Or, Viktor’s gastronomic career was inspired by his father and brother, who were also chefs. Over the past 20 years,  the multiple award-winning has since mastered his skills under the guidance of some most famous, Michelin-starred chefs around the world, including Björn Frantzen at Frantzén in Stockholm, David Muños at StreetXO in Madrid and Christian Puglis at Relae in Copenhagen. Currently, Viktor is the brand chef of Moscow’s Uhvat restaurant, where he specialises in locally-grown produce and age-old cooking methods, seamlessly combining them with the latest techniques in the culinary arts. Constantly surprising guests with his original interpretation of traditional cuisine, he uses his original clay wood-burning stoves to cook delectable dishes before adding modern techniques and an author’s presentation.
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Asma Khan

Rajput on her father’s side and Bengali on her mother’s, Asma moved to Cambridge from Calcutta in 1991 to join her academic husband. After studying law, she went on to do a PhD in Law at King’s College London. Cooking was her passion and she began her food career in 2012 with a supper club in her home. In 2015, she opened a pop-up in a Soho pub and Darjeeling Express restaurant opened its doors in June 2017. A year later, her cookbook Asma’s Indian Kitchen was published by Pavilion in October 2018. The book was the winner in the U.K. category for food publishing in Indian cuisine in the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. Asma’s Indian Kitchen was also shortlisted for best debut cookbook in the Fortnum & Mason 2019 awards. Asma is the first British chef to feature in Netflix’s Chef’s Table. The series’ sixth season, which includes Asma’s episode, was nominated for an Emmy in the Outstanding Documentary section. The Evening Standard listed Asma in The Progress 1000 as one of London’s most influential people 2019. In June 2019, Business Insider named her number 1 on their list of “100 Coolest People in Food and Drink”. Asma has been included in the eighth edition of the GG2 Power List –profiling Britain’s 101 most influential Asians. Her restaurant Darjeeling Express has been listed in the Michelin Guide 2019 and 2020. In addition, Michelin highly recommended Darjeeling Express in their 2020 top 10 Indian restaurants in England & Ireland.
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Claus Meyer

For more than 30 years, Claus has been a gastronomic entrepreneur. Through countless initiatives within the food and restaurant industries, he has inspired generations to expect the next meal to be delicious and healthy and to consider eating an agricultural act. Inspired by his learnings from building three-Michelin-starred noma with Rene Redzepi and initiating the Nordic cuisine movement, he went on to pursue his dream to help unfold culinary potentials outside of Scandinavia. In 2010 he established the Melting Pot Foundation, through which he founded food schools in Danish state prisons, Bolivia, Colombia, the USA and most recently in Morocco. In August 2015, Claus moved to New York City with his family to steer the 2016 opening of fine dining, Michelin-restaurant Agern and Great Northern Food Hall. Agern won a Michelin star after just six months of operation, and the Food Hall was called out in New York Times as “Nirvana, Nordic Style”. After returning to Denmark with his family in 2018,  he joined IKEA Foods Advisory Group to help propel a new, sustainable, and more delicious food offering. He also co-founded and is an active board member of Madens Folkemøde (the Peoples Public Food Assembly), an annual summit in Denmark. Besides his countless companies employing more than 800 staff, Claus is an affiliated professor and distinguished alum at Copenhagen Business School and Social Impact Fellow at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley. Claus is a Knight of the Order of the Dannebrog under the Royal Danish House and a receiver of the French Order, Merit Agricole; he has been named on the EAT Foundation and The Culinary Institute of America’s Plant-Forward Global 50; is a member of the Advisory Board for the Stone Barns Center, USA; and a member of the Danish Gastronomic Academy.
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Paul Svensson

Paul Svensson is a Swedish chef and restaurateur who lives and works in Stockholm after several years in the kitchens of London. Having spent 11 years as Creative Leader at Fotografiska, which in 2018 was voted the World’s Best Museum Restaurant and in 2020 was awarded a green star from the Michelin Guide, Paul now runs Paul Taylor Lanthandel, a neighbourhood restaurant that is known and respected for its circular outlook and thinking. Spring 2022 also saw the launch of his latest project Studio 2000, an edible experiment that strives to disrupt the food system and change the way we think about land use, soil health and flavour whilst also becoming the most equitable and fun way to look at the future of food. Passionate about the ‘Green Kitchen’ and questions sustainability in every decision he makes, Paul strives for a kitchen that achieves zero waste – a subject he also lectures on. His cookbooks are much loved and have won a number of awards, earning him distinction as one of Sweden’s most popular and loved TV chefs.
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Heavenly Delights

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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 at the water’s edge.

Sunset Dolphin Cruise

Enjoy an out-of-this-world experience watching playful dolphins in the light of the setting sun. Cruise into deeper water while indulging in a selection of canapés and sparkling wine, making wonderful memories along the way. Although dolphin sightings are not guaranteed, we know their favourite areas to play.

Castaway Picnic​

Let us whisk you away to one of our lush, uninhabited islands for a true castaway experience. Hop aboard our boat and sail to the island with your picnic basket and snorkel gear where you will be left to enjoy your day in the sun.
Experiences at Soneva -Cinema Paradiso

Private Cinema Paradiso​

Watch classic and contemporary favourites beneath the stars or take your Cinema Paradiso experience to new heights, while our chefs craft a menu of comfort food and nibbles. Refreshing cocktails, complimentary popcorn and ice creams can also be arranged.
So Starstruck Astronomy Dinner

So Starstruck Astronomy Dinner

Come to the state-of-the-art, Bond-inspired observatory for star-lit dining experience. Sit back and enjoy great food and drinks as our in-house Astronomer takes you through a journey of the night sky and beyond. Using a 16” telescope that rises from the ground, there is plenty to see, talk about and learn.

Astronomical Dinner Cruise​​

This incredible experience begins at late sunset, featuring a four-course meal with wine pairings. Our resident Astronomer will guide you through the wonders that stare back at you across the night sky, sharing secrets of the cosmos.

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