Chinese New Year at Soneva

Soneva’s family of resorts in the Maldives and Thailand is celebrating the Year of the Dragon, reflecting its symbolism of prosperity, happiness and abundance. Discover sumptuous feasts as our talented chefs blend tradition and innovation to create memorable delicacies, enjoy live dragon and lion dance performances and captivating cultural shows, and experience the rich heritage of this special season with signature Soneva flair. Welcome the Lunar New Year at Soneva and enjoy exclusive offers on our signature overwater and island villas from February 7 to 11, 2024.


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Exceptional Dining

Discover themed feasts featuring authentic flavours and traditional dishes, modern interpretations of classic favourites and pop-up dining experiences that are designed to delight.

What’s On

Our Soneva Stars calendar features exclusive experiences with visiting Michelin-starred chefs, wellness specialists and sporting legends.

Nicole Nyholm

An experienced yoga and meditation teacher and Reiki healer, Nicole Nyholm has dedicated her life to guiding others towards a path of self-discovery, healing and deeper connection. Nicole has hosted retreats around the world, sharing her teachings of ancient yogic traditions and modern insights, which culminate in a unique blend of mindfulness, movement and healing. As a Reiki healer, Nicole’s healing touch radiates warmth and solace, providing a safe space for others to embark on their healing journeys.
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Vicky Ratnani

Born and bred in Mumbai, Vicky’s wit and charm has a duality that is reminiscent of natural Indian spice. A foodie at heart, he is a heady cocktail of flavours, some still undefined. The initial explosive burst of personality and flair is followed through with a wild imagination, delicately layered with sensual middle notes, being excitable, entertaining, inviting, spontaneous and devilish. Through his culinary journey, Vicky taught at the White Star Chef’s Training School onboard QE2, in Manila and St. Nazaire, training over 180 chefs. Currently, Vicky consults as a Culinary Director with GIPL and conceptualises restaurant menus and food concepts for places such as Pizza Express, The Runway Project, The Market Project, The Poona Project, Ministry of Crab and Nihonbashi. He is most recently revamped The Bandra Project, which is a communal style, casual-yet-chic, all-day eatery serving global cuisine. Vicky’s travels and his knowledge of global trends have led him to develop a web series called Vicky The Gastronaut, which is streaming on his Facebook page. The series has gained over 10 million views. He has filmed in Peru and Australia and is now filming the third part of the series at Chiang Mai in Thailand.
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May Chow

May Chow is the Canadian-born, Hong Kong-based chef founder of Little Bao and Happy Paradise with a reputation for creating unexpected Chinese flavour twists, mixing fine-dining techniques and traditional local ingredients. Happy Paradise was named Tatler’s Best 20 Restaurants in Macau and Hong Kong 2019 and 2020, Time Magazine’s World’s Greatest Places 2018, and selected in the World’s 50 Best Discovery list. The success of both restaurants has propelled her onto the global food scene where she is widely considered one of the most dynamic and respected culinary figures. Chef May was awarded Asia’s Best Female Chef in 2017 by the World’s 50 Best and has appeared on popular TV programmes such as Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown, MasterChef Asia, MasterChef UK, and Top Chef, and was a speaker at the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival. She has also been featured in international media such as BBC, CNN, Vogue, Forbes, Food & Wine, The Food Network, Eater, and more. Chef May is on the board of Eat Forum, Save Hong Kong F&B and is an outspoken supporter for LGBTQ rights, diversity and female empowerment.
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Dr Henrik Melin

Dr Henrik Melin is an astronomer and a James Webb Research Fellow at the University of Leicester, UK. Growing up in Sweden, he became fascinated by the beauty and strangeness of the universe and went on to do an undergraduate and PhD degree at University College London, UK. Passionate about the giant planets within our own solar system, he is currently studying how these planets interact with their surrounding space environment, generating magnificent displays of northern and southern lights, also known as aurora. He has also previously worked in Los Angles, where he contributed to the very successful Cassini mission to Saturn, framing the aurora of the ringed in a completely new light. Having worked extensively with telescopes both in space and on the surface of the Earth, he recently started working with the brand new James Webb Space Telescope, the largest and the most advanced space telescope ever constructed and launched into space. This telescope offers unrivalled detail and clarity of the universe, from planets in our celestial backyard to the earliest galaxies and stars formed in our universe.
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Alberto Faccani

Italian chef Alberto Faccani has been passionate about the restaurant industry since he was a small child. Named by prestigious Italian food and wine guide, Identità Golose, as one of the ‘100 chefs who have changed Italian cuisine in the last 10 years’, his dynamic style of cuisine is self-taught, blending styles, forms and traditions. After working at the Michelin-starred La Frasca and Enotecca Pinchiorri restaurants, aged just 27, he decided to open his own restaurant, Magnolia, in 2003. Within just 18 months, it had received its first Michelin star, and today has two Michelin stars to its name. In 2005, Faccani joined the Jeunes Restaurateurs d’Europe group, before starring on the popular Italian TV show, La Prova del Cuoco, between 2008 and 2010. Passionate about preserving and enhancing regional culinary traditions, he is a member of the Chef to Chef Emilia Romagna Association, and also runs a cookery school in partnership with KitchenAid.
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Mark Lundgaard

The chef and director at Kong Hans Kælder Restaurant, located in the oldest building in Copenhagen. In Mark’s universe, food is not a gift sent down from heaven. In order to understand the taste and composition of a dish, it is essential to respect its origin and understand the craftsmanship in its preparation. With a distinctive mix of classic French cuisine and a new Nordic kitchen, Mark creates dishes that define palatability at its best.
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Weingut Wittmann

Since 1663, the Wittmanns and their ancestors have been wine farmers in the town of Westhofen, Germany, in the southern part of the Rheinhessen appellation. Today Philipp Wittmann, his wife Eva and Philipp’s parents divide the tasks of running the estate. Riesling is the dominant grape of choice but also the Pinot varietals (Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris) and Silvaner have a long tradition in Westhofen. For more than twenty years their vineyards have been organically cultivated. The vines root deep in the living system of the soil which strengthens the expression of vineyard character year after year. This is complemented by the intensive hand craftsmanship in the tending of the vineyards to achieve the highest possible grape quality. Weingut Wittmann will be hosting wine-tasting experiences exclusively for guests at Soneva Fushi and Soneva Jani.
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Signature Experiences

At Soneva, every magical experience is designed to create unforgettable memories. Take a zipline through the rainforest and dine in the sky, swim with manta rays and whale sharks, escape for a picnic on your own island hideaway, or let us surprise you on your next stay.

Exclusive Offers

Book direct to enjoy signature savings as well as complimentary extras and experiences.

Soneva Fushi

Family Offer

Book the ultimate family getaway in the Maldives’ Baa Atoll. Complimentary full board stays for children under 15 and signature child-friendly experiences.
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Soneva Jani

Soneva Jani Great Escape

Embark on an extended journey at Soneva Jani in the Maldives with complimentary nights. Reserve a three-night stay, which includes daily breakfast, and enjoy one complimentary night.
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Soneva Kiri

Soneva Kiri Great Escape

Extend your stay at Soneva Kiri on the unspoilt Thai island of Koh Kood island with complimentary nights. Reserve a three-night stay, which includes daily breakfast, and enjoy one complimentary night.
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Soneva Jani

Family Offer

Escape to Soneva Jani in the Maldives for the ultimate family vacation. Complimentary full board stays for children under 15, with signature child-friendly experiences.
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For Families

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