Signature Experiences

Make unforgettable memories both above and below the waves. Find the best breaks on a surfari, enjoy a family picnic on a deserted beach, encounter incredible marine life, star-gaze with an expert astronomer or fuel your adrenaline with a range of exciting water sports.

 

Stay-Aboard Charters

Plan your bespoke itinerary with our captain and set a course for the horizon. Enjoy the luxurious Soneva in Aqua experience with a one-night stay, or voyage around the Maldives’ most beautiful atolls on a four-night adventure. Upon request, we can add an experienced dive master, surf instructor, astronomer or digital storyteller to our crew.

Discover our Voyages

Signature Experiences on Soneva in Aqua

Boom Swing

Why simply jump off Soneva in Aqua’s upper deck when you can swing off like Tarzan? We attach a rope to the yacht’s boom and you’ll be swinging in no time

Dolphin Sled

The Dolphin Sled experience, the only one of its kind in the Maldives, on Soneva in Aqua is a unique way to explore the magnificent underwater world and encounter curious dolphins along the way. As you fly through the depths on a glider, there’s no need to hold on — the supporting seat means you only use your hands to adjust your descent and ascent. With minimal effort, you can relax and stay under the water for much longer periods of time, taking in those magnificent subaquatic views. Dolphins are fascinated by the sled, and will swim right up to take a friendly look. Guests wanting to try the Dolphin Sled experience will need to be able to swim and should be comfortable in the water without a life jacket.  

Jigging for Chokka

Try your hand at catching squid after the sun has set and the stars are out. Learn how to use a very specific jig and a bright light to lure in the squid.

Night Snorkelling

Head below the surface of the Indian Ocean at night to get a glimpse of what the underwater marine world is like after dark.

Skurfing

Who needs to catch waves when there is skurfing? Be towed behind Soneva in Aqua’s tender in this sport that mixes surfing with wakeboarding.

Snorkelling & Diving

PADI-certified guests whose interest lies in diving are offered day, night and sunrise dives, with the possibility to dive twice during the day. Snorkeling is also available. Sailing lessons, including map reading, are also given to our guests interested to learn. For information and prices: Visit the Soleni Dive Centre website

Soneva Surfari

The Baa and Noonu Atoll have several local spots in addition to Goidhoo, which is one of the most well-known areas in the Maldives for surfing. Soneva in Aqua is the perfect platform for a surfing holiday, the added benefits of having your very own world-class chef, spa therapist, surf instructor — and lets not forget having a private tender to take you right to the breaks — make this a package not to be missed.

Wake Skating

Skateboarding meets wakeboarding in this exhilarating sport. With a board shaped similarly to a large skateboard ride the wake made by Soneva in Aqua’s tender.

Itineraries Around the Maldives

Day Experience

Set sail from Soneva Fushi or Soneva Jani for an unforgettable day-long voyage on Soneva in Aqua, our luxury yacht in the Maldives. After breakfast on shore, your captain and crew will welcome you aboard, and plot a course for the best snorkelling spots in the atoll. Look out for turtles, dolphins and possibly even manta rays, depending on the season. Enjoy a delicious lunch on-board, with a personalised menu prepared by your dedicated chef. After lunch, head out for a paddle on a kayak or paddleboard, make a splash from the boom swing or grab your fins, mask and snorkel for some underwater sightseeing. There’s also a selection of unforgettable experiences you can add on to your trip, including adrenaline-fuelled water sports such as fun tubes or wake boarding, or our new Dolphin Sled. Soak up the sun on deck, enjoy some well-earned relaxation time in the open-air Jacuzzi, then indulge in a treatment of your choice from the on-board wellness therapist. As the sun sets, stretch out in our bowsprit nets and search for playing dolphins. As you return to the resort, our chef will pop a bottle of something sparkling, served with delicious canapés.

Overnight Experience

Depart Soneva Fushi after breakfast and enjoy a leisurely sail to some of the incredible snorkelling and diving areas within the Baa Atoll, the only UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in the Maldives. Here, we may be lucky enough to spot turtles, dolphins and possibly manta rays (*season and weather dependent). After lunch, snorkel at leisure in the Coral Garden and enjoy a four-course dinner on-board Soneva in Aqua. Retreat for the evening to the indoor spa tub with the glass bottomed floor for a different view of the breath-taking marine life. Return in the morning to Soneva Fushi after a session of sunrise yoga on the top deck and a light breakfast.

Baa Atoll Discovery

A 3-day, 2-night trip covering the best of the Baa Atoll, including culture, relaxation, and marine life. Look for dolphins and live the castaway life with a picnic on a sandbank. Snorkel and dive reefs teeming with fish and coral. Visit Goidhoo’s gardens and coffee shops as you learn about the history of the three islands. After breakfast, we will welcome you on-board Soneva in Aqua where we will set sail to the deserted island for reef snorkelling (passing by turtle point and dolphin lookout), followed by a Castaway Picnic. In the afternoon, enjoy a spa treatment from our Soneva in Aqua spa menu on the beach, in the privacy of your cabin or on the upper deck. As the sun sets, relax on our spacious outdoor loungers with sparkling wine and canapés while enjoying the sights and sounds of the Baa Atoll. Don’t forget to look out for dolphins! When you’re ready, a four-course meal will be served. Enjoy learning about the very unique Maldivian sky, which reveals stars and constellations from both the northern and southern hemispheres, before retiring for the evening. Start fresh in the morning with sunrise yoga on the foredeck followed by a short sail to the islands or reefs of your choice. In keeping with our exceptional culinary standards, our on-board chef offers only the freshest, world-class ingredients for all of your on board meals, and can even cook up an on-shore BBQ on Castaway Island. With two snorkelling sessions per day, simply inform the crew what you’d like to see and they’ll take you to a hidden reef unknown to both visitors and locals in the Maldives. For Open Water certified divers, custom packages and dive sites can be discussed based on ability in collaboration with the Soleni Dive Centre. There are unlimited islands, sandbanks and reefs to explore within the Baa Atoll. For the adventurous, Goidhoo offers the largest lagoon in the atoll with three islands that offer local excursions, guest houses, sandbanks, uninhabited islands and more. As an important historical site and former prison island, guests can soak in the history while also visiting the many gardens and coffee shops. Depending on the season, dolphin, manta ray and pilot whale sightings are common. In the morning, enjoy a sunrise Tai Chi session on the deck followed by breakfast, before returning to Soneva Fushi.

Goidhoo Experience

For diving and surfing enthusiasts, the new four-day, three-night Goidhoo experience onboard Soneva in Aqua is not to be missed. Goidhoo is an island in the south of the Baa Atoll that is not often frequented by divers and surfers, and is teeming with vibrant marine life and thriving coral reefs. Visit the wreck of the Corbin, a French galleon that sank in 1602 and snorkel the Rose Garden, where the coral looks like a sprawling field of roses. The Goidhoo Pass is known for producing some of the best waves in the Baa Atoll, with local surf competitions often held there.

Ever Soneva So Connected: Four-Atoll Adventure

Get the full Maldivian island experience by exploring four of the most beautiful Atolls in the archipelago: the Baa Atoll, the Raa Atoll, the Noonu Atoll and the Lhaviyani Atoll*. Day one: After boarding Soneva in Aqua, hoist the sails and make passage to the northern Baa Atoll with a full day of activities, spa sessions and customised meals prepared by your very own chef. Anchor in the shallow waters of Veyofushi, where dolphins and manta rays swim playfully. Island excursions are a guest favourite, as well as sunset on our top deck with cocktails and canapés before a candle-lit, four-course dinner. Day two: Start with a sunrise yoga session and a light breakfast then sail to the Raa Atoll, with its many islands and shallow reefs. Right up until the 1990s, this atoll was off-limits to tourists so is relatively unspoiled. There is even a ghost island left from the tsunami of 2004. Raa Atoll offers many fabulous locations to swim, snorkel and perhaps explore on our stand up paddleboard. A leap off the top deck of the yacht is another guest favourite! You can also enjoy having your own on-board spa therapist with a massage in the privacy of your own cabin or on any one of our many decks. Day three: Begin your third day with a fresh coffee and island breakfast before making passage to the Noonu Atoll. Here you’ll see an abundance of sea life in and around its many reefs. Snorkel or dive at locations such as Christmas Rock, often frequented by sharks. Stop for a late lunch at The Crab Shack at the Soneva Jani, recently voted the ‘World’s Most Romantic Restaurant’ on CNN.com. Return to the yacht and sail to a protected anchorage where it is not uncommon for spinner dolphins to put on a sunset aerial display. Day four: Enjoy a wellness session of sunrise meditation or yoga before breakfast. Be awed by snorkelling with the highest density of fusiliers and snappers in the Maldives, then rest on the top deck with a spa treatment while we cross over to the Lhaviyani Atoll. The diving here is exceptional, with only five occupied islands in the whole atoll. After lunch, dive the Kuredu Caves and spot sleeping turtles resting in the underwater caverns and nooks. Anchor off Vavaru Island, which is perfect for a private beach barbecue and a star-gazing session. Day five: Get the adrenaline flowing after a morning meditation by swinging off the boom into the calm waters surrounding our anchorage. Relax and unwind on the stern hammock hanging over the ocean as we leave the anchorage and head back to the Baa Atoll. The route back takes us right past the unique Hanifaru Bay, which in season attracts hundreds manta rays and whale sharks, both of which are amazing to swim with. Enjoy your last spa treatment after a light lunch as we head back to Soneva Fushi. *Note: This itinerary can be customised based on your preferences.

Sailing the Ocean and Island Hopping Crusies

Contact our Reservations Team to find out more about our Indian Ocean charters on Soneva in Aqua, and design your bespoke journey across the seas or voyage between Soneva’s resorts.

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