What’s New at Soneva

Stay up-to-date with all our island news, events and exciting happenings. Find your new favourite book with reading recommendations from our Barefoot Booksellers, read stories from our Hosts, discover new experiences and offerings at each of our resorts, and more!

November 2023

The Secret is Revealed

Thirty years in the making, Soneva Secret is our new, ultra-personalised resort concept that celebrates highly intuitive service and rare experiences in a one-of-a-kind island setting. Located in the sparkling waters of Dhipparufushi in the Maldives’ Haa Dhaalu Atoll, our debut Soneva Secret 2024 resort is now open for reservations. We look forward to welcoming our first guests on January 10, 2024.

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Soneva Named the World’s Best

Soneva’s Maldives resorts were recently honoured in the inaugural World’s 50 Best Hotels 2023 list, with Soneva Fushi in the Baa Atoll ranking at No. 7 and recognised as the ‘World’s Best Beach Resort’, while Soneva Jani in the Noonu Atoll was named No. 36. Our Co-Founder Sonu Shivdasani also received the SevenRooms Icon Award as a pioneer in responsible luxury tourism.

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Learning From the Best with Fernando Torres, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and Daniil Medvedev

As part of Soneva’s Winter Collection in the Maldives, football icon Fernando Torres, renowned British sailor Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and tennis icon Daniil Medvedev will be hosting a series of exclusive coaching sessions in the Maldives.

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The Winter Collection 2023/24

Throughout the winter season, Soneva’s resorts in the Maldives and Thailand will be hosting creative dining journeys with acclaimed Michelin-starred chefs such as Tim Raue, complemented by fresh seasonal menus, signature cocktails and exclusive ice cream flavours.
Guests can also enjoy inspiring events with visiting Soneva Stars, new voyages onboard Soneva in Aqua and exceptional family-focused offerings.

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Soneva Fushi Welcomes Chef Tim Raue to Flying Sauces

Chef Tim Raue will be bringing the best of Berlin’s two Michelin-starred Restaurant Tim Raue to Soneva Fushi in the Maldives. Helming the kitchen at the resort’s popular zipline fine dining restaurant, Flying Sauces, the exclusive 15-week residency will take place from October 12, 2023, until January 24, 2024.

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Our 2023 Awards

Forbes Travel Guide 2023, 5-star rating, Soneva Jani

Robb Report, 50 Greatest Luxury Hotels 2023, Soneva Fushi

Cosmopolitan Must-Visit List 2023, Best All-Inclusive Resort, Soneva Jani – No. 8

Elite Traveler, World’s Finest Top 100 Suites 2023, Soneva Fushi’s Private Reserve

Condé Nast Traveller Wellness & Spa Awards 2023, Leading Destination to ‘Bring the Family’, Soneva Jani

Travel and Leisure Luxury Awards Asia Pacific 2023, 3rd place of Most Outrageous Villas, Soneva Jani

Travel and Leisure Luxury Awards Asia Pacific 2023, 4th place of Maldives Best Resort for Families, Soneva Jani

Travel and Leisure Luxury Awards Asia Pacific 2023, 5th place of Maldives Best Resport, Soneva Fushi

Soneva Stars

Master Sifu Aniket

A highly accomplished maestro in the field of energy healing, meditation and martial arts, Master Sifu Aniket brings his unique expertise as an international yoga teacher from the Himalayan tradition, certified crystal-reiki master, hypnotherapist and a gold medal winner holding black belts in Hapkido, Taekwondo and Kung Fu.
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Jonathan Owen

A master fitness trainer, Jonathan Owen is a multi-faceted coach and consultant with more than 20 years of experience. A lifelong athlete, he has amassed a diverse skillset during his career and is passionate about guiding, inspiring and educating others to achieve optimum health and reach their ultimate potential. Working with clients from all walks of life, Jonathan’s intuitive coaching is intentional, attentive and motivational, building a strong connection with his clients to help expand their well-being practices. His focus is to inspire them to gain or regain control of their life through effective mindset, nutrition, movement and recovery. His passion lies in designing programmes and courses that incorporate nature, as well as helping his clients move more efficiently, breaking through pre-conceived boundaries, and enabling them to enjoy life to the fullest.
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Hortensia Corredoira

During her 15-year career, Hortensia has collaborated with the UN, Olympics Sports Federations and several private clinics. She has a Master’s in Osteopathy and degrees in Sports Education and Physiotherapy. Originally focused on a traditional osteopathic approach to treating sports injuries, Hortensia’s methodology evolved to reflect evidence that stress, emotions and unchanneled trauma have a direct impact on the body. She works closely with you to get to the root of your concerns, using a unique, multi-pronged approach that combines traditional osteopathy with her deep knowledge of the body’s biodynamic, skeletal, muscular and craniosacral systems.  
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Sir Robin Knox-Johnston

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston first joined the British Merchant Navy in 1957, passing his Master’s Certificate in 1965. Whilst based in India, he built his 32-foot Ketch “Suhaili” and sailed her back to London via the Cape of Good Hope. In 1968, he participated in the Sunday Times Golden Globe race, a challenge to be the first person to sail alone, non-stop around the world. Of the nine starters, he was the only finisher after 312 days alone at sea.   He subsequently achieved Line Honours in the 1971 Cape Town to Rio Race, won the two-handed round Britain Race in 1970 and 1974, crewed in the British Admiral’s Cup Team in 1973 and 1975, won the RORC Class One points Championship in 1976, Line honours in the second and 4th Legs of the Whitbread Around the World Race in 1977/8, the Class 2 Multihull championship in 1985 and in 1994, with Peter Blake, won the Jules Verne Trophy for the fastest non-stop circumnavigation of the world in just under 75 days. In 1996 he established the Clipper Around the World Yacht Race for amateur sailors, which has given more than 6,000 people the chance to race in the oceans of the World.  The 14th in the series started on the 3rd of September 2023.  He took time out in 2006/7 to participate in the solo Velux around the world race, coming 4th. Four times British Yachtsman of the Year, in 1995 he was the International Sailor of the Year. Apart from training the 6,750 crews for the Clipper Race, he was President of the Sail Training Association from 1993 to 2002 and served on the Council, and as a Trustee of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution for 37 years. He continues to sail, visiting the Caribbean during 2002/3 and recently made a voyage to the Arctic Circle in Greenland.
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PRP Q&A with Dr Michelle Valdez

Naturopathic Doctor

What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a regenerative treatment derived from a patient’s own blood. It involves extracting a small amount of blood and spinning it in a centrifuge to separate the plasma from other components. The resulting plasma is rich in platelets, which contain growth factors and proteins that promote healing and tissue regeneration. PRP is often used in various medical and cosmetic procedures to accelerate healing, reduce inflammation and improve tissue repair.

In what ways can PRP be used?
PRP can be used in various ways to address aesthetic and medical concerns. In aesthetics, PRP can be applied topically or injected to improve skin texture, reduce wrinkles, and enhance overall skin appearance. It can also be utilised for hair restoration by injecting PRP into the scalp to promote hair growth. In a medical context, PRP injections can be used to aid in tissue healing and repair, addressing musculoskeletal injuries, joint pain and promoting recovery after
certain surgical procedures.

What drew you to want to use PRP in your practice?
As a naturopathic doctor with an interest in aesthetics, I was drawn to the use of PRP in my practice due to its natural and holistic approach to rejuvenation. PRP harnesses the healing power of a patient’s own blood, utilising the growth factors and proteins found in platelets to stimulate collagen production, improve skin texture and reduce signs of aging. It aligns with my philosophy of promoting the body’s innate ability to heal and restore itself, providing safe and effective aesthetic enhancements without synthetic substances.

Who could benefit from receiving a PRP treatment?
PRP treatments can benefit a diverse range of individuals. Those seeking aesthetic improvements, such as reducing fine lines, wrinkles and improving skin texture can benefit from PRP’s collagen-stimulating properties. Patients experiencing hair loss or thinning can also benefit from PRP’s potential to promote hair regrowth. Athletes and individuals with musculoskeletal injuries may benefit from PRP’s ability to accelerate tissue healing and reduce inflammation. Additionally, individuals who prefer natural and minimally invasive approaches to rejuvenation may find PRP treatments appealing.

Could PRP be combined with other treatments or therapies for enhanced results?
In my practice, I’ve seen that combining PRP with other natural therapies can truly enhance the results. I often recommend complementary treatments like scalp massage to boost blood flow, tailored topical oils to nourish the scalp and personalised nutrition and supplement recommendations to ensure optimal intake of essential vitamins and minerals for healthy hair. It’s crucial to remember that everyone is unique, so treatment plans will be tailored to individual needs in order to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Island Tales

Barefoot Bookseller Recommendations

Our Barefoot Booksellers share their reading recommendations.

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Lost and Found in the Maldives

Follow our island bunnies on a magical adventure at Soneva Fushi, written by Amie Malmström, with illustrations by Pitchayut Samutsarn.

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Soneva Cocktail Book

Discover our signature cocktails from Soneva Fushi, Soneva Jani and Soneva Kiri, inspired by our SLOW LIFE philosophy and expertly shaken and stirred by our mixologists.

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Luxury Resorts in the Maldives and Thailand - 25 Years of Sustainable Luxury

Slow Life Magazine

Learn more about our storied past and our plans for the future. The Slow Life Magazine is packed with fascinating features on sustainability, nature, art and design, gastronomy and so much more.

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My Island Adventure

An enchanting tale of discovery at Soneva Jani, rendered in charming rhyme and watercolour.

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