About Soneva Fushi

An imaginative hideaway.

Hidden among dense foliage within the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Soneva Fushi inspires the imagination. The award-winning resort truly defines the essence of barefoot luxury with simplicity. The resort’s down-to-earth personality is reflected in its nature-inspired architecture.

If the experiences are magical, the philosophy is simple; no news, no shoes.


From Malé International Airport guests can take a seaplane directly to Soneva Fushi, please note that the seaplane only flies during the day, with the last flight leaving at 17:00. Guests may also choose to take a domestic flight to the nearby Dharavandhoo Airport, followed by a 15-minute speedboat ride to the resorts. The last domestic flight is at 23:15. The duration of both flights is 30-40 minutes. We recommend arrival by seaplane, as it offers a bird’s eye view of the beautiful islands of the Maldives. We also have a private airport lounge for Soneva guests at the seaplane terminal.


Eva and Sonu Shivdasani built Soneva Fushi, as well as their home, on the deserted island of Kunfunadhoo in the Maldives in 1995. They had no idea that their intensely personal vision of a locally crafted villa and environmentally responsible lifestyle would form the basis of a successful collection of world-class hotels, resorts and spas. But that’s exactly what happened. Soneva Fushi was the first ‘castaway’ resort in the Maldives, pioneering a trend for back-to-nature luxury holidays.