FIVE STAR LUXURY HOLIDAY RESORT AND SIX SENSES SPA
This is Intelligent Luxury
Fringed by white sand beaches that shelve gently into the azure blue sea, legendary Soneva Fushi looks like a Robinson Crusoe idyll, however the finest creature comforts are always at hand. Its remoteness is central to its charm, offering the ultimate in barefoot sophistication for which the oft borrowed expression – No News No Shoes was coined. Welcome to a luxurious experience in which the natural reality of the destination unites understated yet sophisticated style. This is Intelligent Luxury.
No News No Shoes
Laid back and chilled out. That’s Soneva Fushi. The all-year-round comfortable tropical temperature requires only light and natural fabrics. Polo-style shirts and summer dresses and sarongs are ideal. A jacket or wrap may be suitable for winter, when temperatures can be as low as 23 degrees Celsius. Shoes are not practical on the soft sandy jungle paths, so we suggest that, like your hosts, they be avoided. Laundry service is offered, but there is no dry cleaning.
Soneva Fushi offers just 65 accommodations, which capture the very essence of a luxurious castaway fantasy. The Jungle Reserve and the two Retreats offer the premier accommodation. Each villa opens to its very own stretch of white sand beach just a few steps away, whilst many also include Private Sea Water Swimming Pools. Each bathroom extends to a private garden, whilst utmost care is given to the environment.
|Rehendi Room ||Crusoe Villa With pool |
|Soneva Fushi Villa With pool ||Crusoe Suite One Bedroom with pool |
|Soneva Fushi Villa Suite & Tree House ||Crusoe Suite Two Bedroom With pool |
|Soneva Fushi Villa Suite With pool ||The Retreat |
|Soneva Fushi Jungle Reserve ||Spa Suit|
Beach Front Duplex Villa with Upstairs Bedroom Sunset Side
Services & in-room facilities
6 Beach Front Duplex Villas with Upstairs and Downstairs Bedroom
Service & in-room facilities
Service & in-room facilities
2 Beach Front Villas, one on the sunrise side and one on the sunset of the island
Retreat has two bungalows on two levels.
|1st Bungalow Ground Floor
|2nd Bungalow Upstairs
Soneva Fushi Jungle Reserve (1,710 sq.m.)
The Soneva Fushi Jungle Reserve offers the ultimate in privacy complete with a master bedroom, large living space, massage pavilion and steam room, personal gym, private pool and Tree House. The master bedroom has an open water garden and the villa can be opened on all sides to enjoy the breeze – or air-conditioned. A footbridge connects to the Spa Villa that comprises a sitting room, a steam-room and shower, as well as massage pavilion. A personal air-conditioned gym is located in an adjacent pavilion. The private pool wraps around the villa in a half-moon free-form shape. The Tree House features a bunk bed and a single bed, a toilet and a slide into the swimming pool.
At Jungle Reserve an overall holistic experience is delivered right from enquiry until departure. It goes right from initial contact by the owners and General Manager followed by customization of the unforgettable experience by the Mr. and Ms. Friday. This ranges from preferences of gourmet delights to the finest malts, wines and spa preferences. Tailor making and this unique adventure go hand in hand, resulting in the delivery of unparalleled levels of customization of this very private affair
– Air conditioning
– Two treatment beds
– CD Hi Fi Stereo system with surround sound speakers
– Steam Generator
Guest Services at Soneva Fushi include:
Dining and Refreshments
Soneva Fushi dining experiences are diverse and memorable – from gourmet menus across a variety of cultures and cuisines, to organic offerings, simple barbecues and romantic escapades – and all complimented by an extraordinary wine cellar and innovative bars.
Set on the sunrise side of the island, under the mighty Uhnee and Banyan trees you will discover our Main Restaurant.
Modern Mediterranean a la carte menu a feast for all “Six Senses”. The food has a Mediterranean and seafood influence. The a la carte menu is prepared according to light and healthy cooking methods, using only the best ingredients available. The daily changing “Simply Soneva” menu represents a selection of premium produce, creatively assembled for your dining pleasure. To enhance your dining experience we host an Asian buffet on Tuesdays and an International BBQ every Saturday evening.
The Organic Garden Restaurant
The Organic Garden Restaurant is near Cinema Paradiso and the tennis court. You will traverse organic fruit and herb gardens, and then climb broad winding stairs to a rope bridge that spans the banana plantation. A panoramic westerly aspect over the gardens and surrounding jungle will afford spectacular views of the sunset.
Lunch : (minimum of six guests)
(Can be opened daily, except Tuesdays) The lunch is purely composed from our organic grown island produce, Maldivian seafood, fruit and vegetables.
Alternatively try a cooking class with our chef in the vegetable garden, where you can enjoy learning about Asian cuisine, and cook your culinary creations using the fresh herbs and spices available at your fingertips. Since we like our classes to be spontaneous, we offer a glass of wine or two to make the cooking a little less stressful!
Dinner : (Open daily, except Tuesdays)
From 7.30pm till 10.30pm
Offering well balanced cuisine, the dinner comprises a daily changing a la carte menu of five choices per course, in which all the dishes will be created from organic produce. We will also be offering dishes on the menu that are health-conscious, encompassing raw and well balanced cuisine.
Please ask for today’s menu, should you wish to dine in your villa
Me Dhuniye Restaurant [Reservations recommended]
Soneva Fushi evolves again to bring something new to the table. Always looking to enhance the culinary experiences we are pleased to introduce a Peruvian and Japanese fusion culinary adventure. The menu draws heavily on classic Japanese food with South American influences.
The main inspiration was to focus on the amazing quality of the raw ingredients already abundant in the Maldives such as the local fish delivered daily to the jetty along with some of the organic produce from the garden. To ensure we got the authenticity correct we were pleased to be able to work with Toshiro Konishi, Japanese born who immigrated to Peru in 1975. His restaurant in Lima has for many years attracted positive reviews and acclaim as one of the best Sushi restaurants in the world. You can now try some of his signature dishes and an array of subtle assorted Sashimi, a variety of hand made Niguiri sushi or Maki sushi rolls. Try Toshiro’s special Peruvian Ceviche’s.
With these tempting dishes we have also brought to you a selection of the finest Japanese sakes to enjoy, chilled or warm, plum wines and a fine selection of South American wines for your pleasure from Argentina and Chile.Me Dhuniye, is located on the sunset side of the island and is open for dinner.
In Villa Dining
All day dining – From 7am till 12 midnight
Our entire in villa dining menus can be found under the chapters “In Villa Breakfast”, “In Villa a La Carte”, “In Villa Beverages” and “In and Out of Villa Dining Experiences”. To appreciate the real Soneva way of life, or if you require a custom-tailored programme, you may contact our In Villa Dining Manager or Executive Chef (ext: 3268) for suggestions.
Our in villa team also acts as the reservation centre for the various food and beverage activities. The in villa dining team is very mobile, and we can cater to most of our guest needs at virtually any location. The sandbank dinners are without doubt a unique experience, but do not forget our garden lunches or cooking classes arranged by our in villa dining team.
All day drinks and snacks. From 8am until the last guest leaves.
The main bar is an oasis of calm for reading, a board game, a relaxed game of snooker, recuperation from strenuous spa treatments or even a wi-fi hot spot for sending an email. As the sun sets it becomes an idyllic setting for cocktails and conversation. The best selection of spirits and liqueurs are available within our stylish white and brown bar “….So Spiritual”. Peruse through one of the biggest collections of spirits within the Maldives.
- We offer an extensive variety of food throughout the day, not forgetting the cheese and ham gourmet room.
- We offer cocktail classes at midday in wet weather; this can also be arranged at any other time with your Guest Relations officer.
- Whisky tasting is held at 9.30pm hosted by our sommelier, and can be arranged by reservation for other times, everyday except Tuesday. Please make a reservation with your Guest Relations Officer one day prior.
Me Dhuniye Bar and Pavillion
Sunset Cocktails from 5.30pm until the last guest leaves Me Dhuniye bar sits on the sunset side of the island, which is truly the most idyllic place to watch the sun set behind the crystal blue waters of the Indian Ocean. Sunset cocktails on the beach 700 wines are available from the nearby cellar an extensive selection of whisky, rum and aperitifs. 20 wines are available by the glass. Sunset and Cellar Tastings in the Me Dhuniye Pavilion and Wine Cellar.
All day drinks and snacks. Open from 11am until 7.30pm
Situated at the end of Jetty B, over looking the vibrant reef on the sunset side of the island., this bar is a dream for our well travelled Robinson Crusoe…tasteful, indulgent and different.
Sunset Cocktails from 5.30pm until the last guest leaves Sunset cocktails on the board walk.
Soneva Fushi has gained worldwide recognition for the unique selection of wines available on this tiny island in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Adjacent to Me Dhuniye restaurant, our subterranean Wine Cellar holds up to seven thousand bottles in climate controlled peace.
At your conveniences with 20mins notice. We open the cellar for our guests to pick their favourite bottle with the assistance of our Sommelier. Choose any wine and we will arrange for it to be served anywhere on the island.
Every day, except Tuesday and Saturday, from 6.30pm [minimum of six guests] [Please confirm your reservation the day before]
Explore some of over 700 different labels at a wine tasting in the cellar. Six wines are tasted together with an assortment of amuse bouclé. Join our Sommelier in the cellar for an extended aperitif and find something similar, familiar, or broaden your horizons with something new.
* These evenings are an interactive discussion of six bottles with selected canapés to match the wines and our location. It is all the more enjoyable for the diversity of interests that gather around the tasting table. Thus, a minimum of six guests will have confirmed a reservation with Guest Relations before a tasting will go ahead. Cancellations after 3pm on the day of the tasting will be charged at sixty US dollars per guest.
Every day, with a minimum of four guests from 7pm (Please confirm your reservation the day before). For these indulgent dinners the menus are written after bottles have been selected. We create a suitable dish to match both the wine and your occasion. Our Executive Chef and Sommelier will arrange to meet with you the day before to discuss your preferences for the menu and wines.
Out of villa dining / activities
Desert Island (Sandbank)
- Available every day (weather permitting)
- Breakfast, dinner, BBQ, cocktail party or weddings
- Breakfast – Daily from 7am until you would like to be picked up
- Dinner – Daily from 7.30pm until you would like to be picked up
- Tuesdays after 8.30pm only
Without any doubt, the sandbank is the best location we have and is therefore the ideal place for romantic couples or fun loving families. For daybreak we will organize a luxurious champagne breakfast, in the evening we will create a kitchen to prepare your dinner. The various options for dining on the sandbank may be reviewed under the chapter “in and out of villa dining experiences”.
- Evening shows only :
- Open Wednesdays and Fridays, movie showing at 9pm.
Lie back under the stars and snack on popcorn, Soneva ice cream and a wide selection of beverages, whilst you enjoy a showing of one of the silver screen’s classics. We would be delighted to provide any special food and beverage requests for your enjoyment.
“Romantic evening under the stars”
Pre-arrange a romantic candlelight dinner, set menu or gourmet BBQ in front of your villa with our in villa service team. At your leisure, you will wine and dine with the sounds of the ocean and the overhead stellar show to entertain. For the ultimate indulgence you can retire to your sun beds for dessert and after dinner drinks to savour the evening sky.
Amenities and Leisure Activities
|Complimentary Amenities – [min of 3 nights stay]
Leisure Activities (Complimentary)
|Honeymoon Amenities [min of 3 nights stay]In addition to the above amenities, honeymooners will receive the extra benefits,
Water Sports and Tour Center
Diving at Soneva Fushi with Soleni Dive Center
Welcome to the World of Soleni, Baa Atoll’s longest established diving centre. Our multi-lingual staff, speaking English, French, German, Italian and Japanese, and our small dive groups ensure that you get the best attention at all times. Whether you have always wanted to take that first breath underwater, learn to dive or are a certified scuba diver, we can cater to your needs. We have over 30 dive sites to tempt you with and provide not only daily diving but also full day trips to sites a little further away. All you need to do is relax and enjoy!
Six Senses Spa
Central to the Six Senses Spa is a large reflecting pond and waterfalls, setting the tone for soul therapy. A refreshing menu of holistic and traditional treatments conducted by highly skilled therapists using all-natural products compliments the Six Senses signature journeys in addition to Thai, Balinese and doctor-assisted Ayurvedic and nutritional programmes. Private Spa Suites are an option with several villas.
The Soneva Fushi and the Environment
Sustainable development has become a guiding principle for governments, businesses, NGOs and the public sector. In recent years there has also been a growing interest in what is now termed ‘eco-tourism’, as the hospitality industry responds to increased consumer awareness of environmental issues. Travellers and guests now expect hotels and resorts to have policies and practices that: promote sustainable waste management; reduce energy use; encourage sustainable purchasing; and minimise carbon emissions.
Tourism is one of the largest and fastest growing industries and has significant social and environmental impacts, not only locally but globally. In order to develop in a sustainable way resorts should not consume renewable resources, such as forests (and timber), soil, water and fish stocks faster than they are replenished. Also, non-renewable resources (fossil fuels, minerals and ores) should not be exploited before renewable substitutes can be found. Similarly, pollutants, in the form of solid, liquid and gaseous emissions and greenhouse gasses in particular should not be released faster than they can be recycled within the ecosystem. Sustainable development is based on the premise that current needs are met without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.
Sustainability means doing things better – not doing without. Since the opening of Six Senses’ flagship resort in 1995, Soneva Fushi has made sustainability a priority, without compromising the experience and expectations of guests. Indeed, the resort has demonstrated that luxury and minimal environmental impact are compatible. The company’s core purpose “to create innovative and enriching experiences in a sustainable environment” as well as the Soneva philosophy of “Intelligent Luxury” indicate how much emphasis is placed on providing the ultimate holiday experience, while at the same time being socially and environmentally responsible.
This commitment has been recognised: Soneva Fushi has received the President of Maldives’ Green Resort Award twice (in 2000 and 2006) and the Green Leaf Award in 2003.
Winner of Luxury Travel Readers Awards 2008 – UK
Best Villa – Soneva Fushi by Six senses, Maldives
President of Maldives’ Green Resort Award
Green Leaf Award
President of Maldives’ Green Resort Award