Enjoy an unforgettable Eid stay at Soneva Fushi, Soneva Jani or Soneva Kiri, with secluded private villas, rare experiences, a sparkling array of visiting Soneva Stars and one-of-a-kind culinary journeys.
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Time to Reflect, Relax and Indulge
This Eid al-Adha, make a lifetime of new memories under the endless blue skies of the Maldives or Thailand. Reconnect with those who matter most, with one-of-a-kind experiences, engaging family activities and exquisite cuisine. Our villas offer spacious luxurious indoor and outdoor living areas – all of which capitalise on the utmost privacy. Indulge in an intimate dinner with Michelin-starred guest chefs or enjoy a feast of flavours at our dining destinations. Train with renowned sports stars, or explore the star-strewn night skies with our visiting astronomers. Reconnect mind, body and soul at Soneva Soul or the Soneva Kiri Spa. Make a splash with an array of fun watersports and don’t miss the fun at The Den. Make the most of your stay by browsing our exclusive offers, from reduced villa rates to complimentary full-board stays for children.
Exciting Eid Programmes
Celebrate an unforgettable Eid, with exceptional dining events and festive feasts, visiting Michelin-starred chefs, an array of rare experiences, family fun, learning with Oppidan Education and Soneva Academy, innovative wellness and more. Browse our dedicated Eid holiday programmes at Soneva Fushi, Soneva Jani and Soneva Kiri.
Executive Chef at Restaurant Merlet in Schoorl, Netherlands, since 2015, Jonathan Zandbergen is considered one of the greatest Dutch culinary talents. With cooking methods that combine both tradition and innovation, he has won numerous prestigious awards, including the ‘Prix Culinary Le Taittinger’ in 2014, as well as being crowned Gault & Millau’s ‘Most Talented Chef’ in 2017. The Dutch public became better acquainted with Zandbergen through his TV appearances, most recently as a jury member in the RTL series, Topchef Academy and as a judge on Masterchef Holland in 2018.
With over 20 years of experience in Michelin-starred restaurants and cooking competitions, Zandbergen has created his own unique style of Dutch cuisine, inspiring people from all over the world through his culinary streaming platform, CHEFFD.
Chef Jonathan Zandbergen will be hosting a series of exclusive dining events at Soneva Fushi & Soneva Jani during his stay.
At just 30, Nina Metayer is the darling of Parisian patisserie. A fan of the city’s famed Café Pouchkine since its inception, she was chosen by Andrey Dellos as the group’s Creative Dessert Manager in the spring of 2017, and is now is Creative Pastry Director.
Originally from Mexico, Chef Nina discovered her vocation as a pâtissière while studying in France at the age of 16. On her return to France after graduating high school, she obtained her professional qualifications in baking in La Rochelle. A stint in Australia followed, working at well-renowned bakeries and restaurants in Melbourne, Dunsborough, Darwin and Port Douglas, before she returned to France. She then joined the Ferrandi culinary school and shortly after became a member of Camille Lesecq’s brigade at Le Meurice as a commis and then demi-chef de partie.
Chef Amandine Chaignot entrusted her with her first second-in-command role at Raphaël before appointing her to head pastry chef. In 2015, Metayer joined Michelin-starred chef Jean-François Piège as head pastry chef for the opening of his restaurant in Paris, which was awarded two Michelin stars just six months after opening.
With her famous chocolate-buckwheat creation in the running for the best chocolate dessert of the year in the Lebey Guide 2016, Metayer was also voted Pastry Chef of the Year 2016 by her peers in Le Chef magazine, and named Pâtissier of the Year 2017 by the Gault & Millau Guide.
Nina Metayer will take our guests on a delightful culinary journey at Soneva Fushi and Soneva Jani from July 16 to 30, 2022.
Sarafina El-Badry Nance is an astrophysicist, analogue astronaut, author, and science communicator. Sarafina is wrapping up her PhD in astrophysics in the United States of America as a National Research Foundation (NSF) graduate fellow at UC Berkeley on supernovae and computational cosmology and recently completed a Mars astronaut simulation at the Hawai’i Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS). She is a frequent on-air science expert (Discovery Channel, Seeker, NPR, BBC), and her debut children’s book, Little Leonardo’s Fascinating World of Astronomy, reflects her mission to bring the magic of the cosmos to the world. Sarafina is a Forbes 30 Under 30 awardee in Science, one of Forbes’ 30 Inspirational Women, a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2022 model, and an Arab American 40 Under 40 recipient.
During her visit, Sarafina will be hosting after-dinner stargazing sessions, along with talks about astronomy throughout the day. Sarafina will be at Soneva Fushi in the Maldives from July 25 to August 5, 2022.
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 the 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 new Nordic kitchen, Mark creates dishes that define palatability at its best.
Browse our signature offers for every occasion, from family-friendly packages in the Maldives and Thailand, to a luxury charter across the Indian Ocean. Book direct for our best price guarantee, plus complimentary services and experiences.
With one to nine bedrooms, private pools and home-away-from-home details such as fitness suites and wine cellars, our expansive private villas in the Maldives and Thailand have room for families and groups of all sizes. Choose to stay in an island villa, surrounded by jungle, or in the Maldives’ largest over-water villas, all boasting spectacular views over the azure ocean.
There’s something to delight every appetite at Soneva. Enjoy an intimate dinner with our Michelin-starred visiting chefs or embark on a gastronomic voyage of discovery around our world-leading dining destinations.
The Crab Shack
Kruua Mae Tuk
Out of the Sea
Fresh in the Garden by Mads Refslund
So Wild By Diana Von Cranach
Discover the array of rare experiences at Soneva and on the untouched islands surrounding us. Our Hosts are happy to customise each experience for a special occasion, celebration or simply just because.
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.
Take fine dining to remarkable new heights. Comfortably seated in a bamboo pod, we gently hoist you high up into the tropical foliage of Koh Kood’s ancient rainforest. Gaze out across the ocean as you savour gourmet delights and wines, delivered via your personal ziplining waiter.
Guests can choose from our Gourmet or Luxury Picnics in the air. Our Luxury Picnic can be combined with champagne and prosecco tastings. The Gourmet Picnic lasts for 1 hour whilst the Luxury Picnic takes you on a 2-hour long journey.
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 canapés and a flute of Champagne.
Experience the ocean with complete freedom. Gliding, diving, skimming – all of this is possible with a SEABOB. Learn to move through the water like a fish, on the surface and beneath the waves. The SEABOB is environmentally friendly, moving powerfully and almost silently as you explore the marine world.
eFoils use an advanced battery to power a silent electric motor that is mounted on an all-carbon fibre hydrofoil, which can be controlled with a wireless Bluetooth hand controller. Riders, from beginners to those already skilled on a board, can fly for over an hour of fun at speeds of up to 40km per hour!
What happens if you fit a surfboard with a motor? You get an eSurf-board with a carbon fibre body that is hydrodynamic and stable. The board also houses the motor, and you control the handheld throttle. The eSurf lets you get up to speeds of 56km per hour, making this an exhilarating water sport.
Join us as we search for the enigmatic, graceful, inquisitive and charismatic manta rays in the waters of the Baa Atoll. If the conditions are right, we will go to Hanifaru Bay, located only 20 minutes by speedboat from Soneva Fushi, which has one of the world’s largest population of manta rays. When time and tide align, fortunate snorkellers get to observe and capture a rolling, whirling feast where it may be possible to see hundreds of these large, yet harmless, creatures congregate to gorge themselves in the plankton-rich waters. There are also several other locations close to Soneva Fushi where manta sightings are common, so the exact itinerary of the trip may vary to maximize the chance of seeing these magnificent creatures. If mantas cannot be seen on the trip, the Marine Biologists will lead an underwater discovery tour to showcase the stunning scenery of the marine life in the Baa Atoll.
*Manta sightings are frequent but not guaranteed.
Dine under the stars or a full moon, with this personalised gastronomic experience on the soft sands of South Beach. Your personal chef and waiter will set up a table and present you with freshly caught seafood, grilled to perfection, served with an array of accompaniments and a chilled bottle of Champagne. This dining experience can be customised for marriage proposals.
Your health and wellbeing remain our number one priority – with stringent safety standards. For your peace of mind, our new, flexible Payment and Cancellation Policy protects you against the uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic, and enables you to plan ahead for your dream Soneva holiday.