Journey across the Indian Ocean with Soneva’s luxury resorts and yacht in the Maldives.
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Spanning countries and continents, the vast Indian Ocean is home to dazzling blue waters and an abundant array of marine life. Set sail from Soneva Fushi or Soneva Jani and explore its open waters on Soneva in Aqua, a sophisticated 23-metre yacht that combines our signature luxury with a sense of freedom and adventure. Stay closer to the shores of our luxury resorts in the Maldives and surf uncrowded breaks, dive among shipwrecks, spot whale sharks, manta rays and dolphins, and snorkel untouched reefs with our signature experiences.
We offer a range of complimentary non-motorised water sports at Soneva Fushi. This includes kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, windsurfing and catamaran sailing. Private tuition is available at an additional charge on an hourly basis.
The Soleni Dive Centre’s multi-lingual PADI instructors and small group sizes ensure you world-class diving experiences. Choose from a number of diving courses and equipment available to rent.
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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.
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.
Experience the ocean with complete freedom. Gliding, diving, skimming – all of this is possible with a SEABOB. Learn to move through the water like a fish, on the surface and beneath the waves. The SEABOB is environmentally friendly, moving powerfully and almost silently as you explore the marine world.
eFoils use an advanced battery to power a silent electric motor that is mounted on an all-carbon fibre hydrofoil, which can be controlled with a wireless Bluetooth hand controller. Riders, from beginners to those already skilled on a board, can fly for over an hour of fun at speeds of up to 40km per hour!
What happens if you fit a surfboard with a motor? You get an eSurf-board with a carbon fibre body that is hydrodynamic and stable. The board also houses the motor, and you control the handheld throttle. The eSurf lets you get up to speeds of 56km per hour, making this an exhilarating water sport.
Take an aquatic adventure through the waters of the Noonu Atoll and discover the diversity of Maldivian marine life, guided by our resident Marine Biologist. The atoll-native sea turtles and rays may make a special appearance, as you experience the magnificence of life below the sea.
Enjoy an out-of-this-world experience watching playful dolphins in the light of the setting sun. Cruise into deeper water while indulging in a selection of canapés and sparkling wine, making wonderful memories along the way. Although dolphin sightings are not guaranteed, we know their favourite areas to play.
Browse our signature offers for every occasion, from family-friendly packages in the Maldives and Thailand, to a luxury charter across the Indian Ocean. Book direct for our best price guarantee, plus complimentary services and experiences.
With one to nine bedrooms, private pools and home-away-from-home details such as fitness suites and wine cellars, our expansive private villas in the Maldives have room for families and groups of all sizes. Choose to stay in an island villa or in the Maldives’ largest over-water villas, all boasting spectacular views over the azure ocean.
There’s something to delight every appetite at Soneva. Enjoy an intimate dinner with our Michelin-starred visiting chefs or embark on a gastronomic voyage of discovery around our world-leading dining destinations.
The Crab Shack
Out of the Sea
Fresh in the Garden by Mads Refslund
So Wild By Diana Von Cranach
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