Soneva Glass Studio
Operating a resort on a remote island such as Soneva Fushi has unique physical and logistical challenges. We routinely ship significant amounts of materials and supplies to the island, so that we can offer our guests exceptional services and exquisite culinary offerings in our celebrated restaurants. Once these products are consumed, however, another challenge emerges. What do we do with the waste materials like glass bottles from wine, beer, and liquor?
Typically resorts in the Maldives will crush their bottles and sell the crushed glass to a recycling company, or simply dump the waste glass into the ocean.
Our solution to this is to take on this entire process ourselves. We begin by crushing the glass and melting it in our state-of-the-art glass furnace. We then use a variety of techniques, such as blowing, casting, and slumping to create extraordinary items that are of a much higher value than the glass was in its original form as a bottle. We Upcycle it!
Our skilled team of glass specialists create signature items for our restaurants and villas at Soneva Fushi and for our sister resort in the Maldives, Soneva Jani. Working with the Chefs at each of our restaurants we generate designs that celebrate the experience of art and food through their shared roots in culture and tradition. We also work with Sonu and Eva to enhance spaces with special glass details and installations that add new dimensions and accents. All of our pieces are available for purchase at So Glasscycle! and our online eGifting site.
Glass Blowing Courses for Guests
We offer our guests at Soneva Fushi the rare experience of learning how to blow glass. Our experienced glass working team at Soneva shares with our guests all the skills they require to create their very own glass masterpiece.