The original barefoot hideaway

Soneva Fushi is an unparalleled paradise of barefoot luxury, in a sustainable ecosystem of lush jungle, pristine beaches and crystalline waters.

Embrace nature’s majesty

Soneva Fushi is a natural treasure nestled in the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, and one of the largest islands in the Maldives. Sixty-four private island villas are ensconced in a verdant expanse of rich jungle. All feature vast living spaces and views towards the sunrise or sunset, and most enjoy their own pools, as well as being are just steps from the beach. Our eight Water Retreats are among the largest of their kind in the world, featuring a terrace with a private pool and a water slide into the ocean. All Soneva Fushi villas come with our personalised Barefoot Guardian service 24/7.

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What’s On at Soneva

Flying Sauces

Dine with chef Alberto Faccani and award-winning his team from two-Michelin-starred Magnolia Ristorante, who are currently running an exclusive 12-week pop-up at Flying Sauces at Soneva Fushi from February 1 until April 30, 2023. A rare opportunity to dine with one of Italy’s best chefs, the menu showcases his signature style that’s entirely driven by food, crafted using noteworthy ingredients with no anchoring to tradition and a focus on the dining experience as a whole.

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Soneva Fushi Experiences

Soneva Academy

Soneva’s Science Courses Soneva Fushi | Soneva Jani We are delighted to introduce you to the Soneva Academy, which offers educational courses to children and teenagers (aged 12 and up) at Soneva Fushi and Soneva Jani. All our courses consist of four modules (3 sessions and one exam). The certification level takes young Sonevians from junior to expert, adding a new dimension to their schooling.   

Snorkel with Manta Rays​

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.

Sonu’s Picnic​​

Take your castaway experience to another level, and try Sonu’s favourite – lunch on a desert island prepared by your own personal chef. Dip yourself in the crystal clear blue lagoon with our in-house snorkelling guide while your chef prepares gourmet temptations in the most romantic of settings.

Castaway Picnic​

Let us whisk you away to one of our lush, uninhabited islands for a true castaway experience. Hop aboard our boat and sail to the island with your picnic basket and snorkel gear where you will be left to enjoy your day in the sun.

Astronomical Dinner Cruise​​

This incredible experience begins at late sunset, featuring a four-course meal with wine pairings. Our resident Astronomer will guide you through the wonders that stare back at you across the night sky, sharing secrets of the cosmos.

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.

Wildlife Explorer

Specially designed for Young Sonevians and their families, this immersive experience lets them get up close to the wildlife that calls Kunfunadhoo island their home. Learn about the flora and fauna that inhabit the island, their names in Dhivehi, stories about them and learn how to spot animal tracks. 

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Browse our signature offers for every occasion, from family-friendly packages to romantic getaways. Book direct for our best price guarantee, plus complimentary services and experiences. Contact our Reservations Team to customise your dream Soneva holiday.

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Soneva Stars

Adam Dahlberg & Albin Wessman

For the past 10 years, chefs Adam Dahlberg and Albin Wessman have operated one of Stockholm’s most hyped Michelin-starred restaurants, Adam/Albin, offering a gastronomic dinner experience far from the traditional fine dining restaurant. Their restaurant group also includes Misshumasshu, Nori Bar, Ramen and a soon-to-be-open brasserie in the meat packing area of Stockholm. With their heritage rooted in Nordic cuisine and a passion for outstanding produce, the pair are on a mission to redefine luxury in the age of sustainability. While at Soneva Fushi and Soneva Jani, they will be combining their signature dishes with the locally grown greens from our organic gardens to create something truly unique.
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Tomáš Berdych

Tomáš Berdych began playing tennis in 1990 when he was five. He turned professional in 2002 and won his first ATP Tour match at the 2003 US Open. He won his first ATP title in Palermo and just a year later won ATP Masters 1000 title in Paris. In 2010 he made his first Grand Slam final, at Wimbledon. He played at 52 straight Grand Slams and 64 straight ATP Masters 1000 tournaments. Tomáš helped the Czech Republic win back-to-back Davis Cup titles in 2012 and 2013.
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Marcel Gurk

Hailed as one of the best football freestylers in the world, Marcel Gurk is the current German champion, holds ten Guinness World Records and is the author of the world’s first book on football freestyling. He made it to the semifinal of Germany’s Got Talent, Das Supertalent, and travels around the world sharing his unique skills. Having studied sport and media management in Dusseldorf, Marcel also specialises in working with children and has designed his own unique concept to help take his students’ skills to the next level. While in the Maldives, he will be hosting football freestyling workshops for Young Sonevians at Soneva Fushi and Soneva Jani.
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Frederic van Tricht

Frederic Van Tricht was born into a family of cheese experts. Forty-eight years ago, his grandfather Pieter Van Tricht opened up a gourmet shop with a great cheese selection in Antwerp, Belgium. When his son Michel took over the family business in 1978, he nurtured his passion for cheese, travelling to the best cheese affineurs (maturers) and artisanal producers across Europe. Selecting only the finest raw milk, artisan cheese, Kaasa Affineurs Van Tricht (Cheese Affineurs Van Tricht) gained an impressive reputation among Antwerp’s culinary community, supplying the finest restaurants in and around the city. Today, the company supplies nearly all Michelin-starred restaurants in Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxemburg and Ireland, and has been named ‘Europe’s best cheese shop’ by The New York Times. Frederic Van Tricht joined the business while studying to become a chef, helping out with the wholesale side of the company and working in the shop for an entire year before his father Michel let him come on board. Today, he oversees the day-to-day management of the wholesale business, curating an exceptional collection of the finest artisan cheeses from farmers and small businesses and working with chefs and restaurants across the world. His background as a chef enables him to find the perfect pairing of cheese for every dish, and also gives him the creativity to experiment in collaboration with his customers. Frederic’s favourite cheeses are Stilton and Roquefort.
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