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Soneva Fushi

Kunfunadhoo Island, Baa Atoll

Over-water villas with their own water slides splashing directly into the lagoon; a dense jungle-filled, Robinson Crusoe-esque interior to explore; free roaming bunnies; whole rooms devoted to ice-cream, chocolate and cheese; and ‘The Den’, which is practically a resort within a resort for younger visitors… Soneva Fushi is an adventure playground for everyone, with hundreds of deft touches to enhance your sense of getting away from it all. 

On-land villas are tucked away amidst foliage, with a sand ‘garden’ that leads directly to the ocean. Water-side, a smaller number of retreats hover above the azure sea. The sunset side of the island is great for snorkelers, while for uber-privacy the sunrise side is the way to go. In both cases, bright interiors are furnished with wood and natural linen and there’s a personal Barefoot Butler on hand to attend to your every whim. In addition, at Soneva you can be confident you’re staying at one of the most eco friendly resorts in the Maldives.


A 40-minute scenic seaplane ride from Male International airport brings you to Kunfunadhoo Island in the Baa Atoll, and all the attractions Soneva Fushi has to offer.

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  • Beachfront and over-water retreats

  • Personal ‘Barefoot Butler’

  • House reef for leisurely snorkelling

  • Diving, yoga, open-air cinema, astronomy

From a client…

We couldn’t recommend this resort enough if you’re looking for a memorable getaway. It’s really quite extraordinary.

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Bedroom water retreat with slide at Soneva Fushi
Bedroom at Soneva Fushi
Crusoe bedroom at Soneva Fushi
Crusoe bedroom at Soneva Fushi
Astronomy at Soneva Fushi
Astronomy at Soneva Fushi
Water retreat with slide at Soneva Fushi
Water retreat with slide at Soneva Fushi
Crusoe with pool at Soneva Fushi
Crusoe with pool at Soneva Fushi
Spa at Soneva Fushi
Spa at Soneva Fushi
Soneva Fushi island
Soneva Fushi island
The den at Soneva Fushi
The den at Soneva Fushi
Cooking class at Soneva Fushi
Cooking class at Soneva Fushi

Why we love it

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Food to write home about

Great food is almost a given in the Maldives, but Soneva Fushi takes it to a different level. Highlights include ‘Fresh in the Garden’ where delicious vegetarian cuisine is served nestled amongst the treetops, and ‘Shades of Green’, where Maldivian and South-East Asian cuisine, enhanced by Nordic techniques, is served following a tour of the chef’s garden. Time your stay right and you might also run into one of the ‘Soneva Stars’: celebrated chefs who spend time at the resort catering for exclusive dinner events.

Garden restaurant at Soneva Fushi

Graceful manta rays

For those visiting just outside peak season, the most memorable reward comes just 20 minutes away by speedboat in Hanifaru Bay. Here, manta rays gather to gorge in the plankton-rich waters. Although sightings don’t happen every day, they are frequent, offering the chance to see these huge, other-worldly creatures twirl and dance through the water.

What can you do there?

Dream up your perfect Maldives experience and your Barefoot Butler will do their very best to arrange it for you. In fact, for any classic Maldives experience on your bucket list, we’d put money on Soneva being able to make it even better than you’d hope. All of the usual suspects, including snorkelling and diving, are well provided for, and this is one of the few Maldives resorts to count surfing amongst their specialities. We’d also recommend learning about Soneva’s emphasis on sustainability, with complimentary tours of the Eco Centro and organic gardens always on offer.

Snorkel at Soneva Fushi

Uber-Luxury Family Holidays

Soneva Fushi has all the ingredients for a very special family holiday. Kids will feel right at home in ‘The Den’, with its pirate ship, swimming pools and Lego and Duplo room. Over-4s can be watched over by the resort’s child caretakers, whilst teenagers get a separate lounge area all to themselves. That’s if they’re not floating on the sea in the company of a marine biologist, or marvelling at the night sky with the resident astronomer. Reunite as a family with a private snorkelling expedition, followed by a gourmet picnic on an even more deserted island; an unforgettable experience that will appeal to everyone.

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Price from: £3,690 US$4,590
Ideal length 14 nights
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