Located Area - Baa Atoll | Distance From Airport | 113 Km / 70.22 Miles
Transport to hotel aprox 40 Mins by Seaplane or 20 Mins by Domestic Plane plus 12 minutes by Speed Boat
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Soneva is committed to offering a wide range of culinary and dietary options for our guests. We can prepare special menus and exquisite dining options for guests who are
vegetarian, vegan, celiac, gluten-intolerant, and who may have other food allergies.
Named after Chef Sobah, the ‘Best Chef in the Maldives’ award winner, Sobah’s is a traditional Maldivian restaurant located on an uninhabited island only 15 minutes away by speedboat from Soneva Fushi.
The cuisine is uniquely Maldivian with modern twists, and is prepared using traditional cooking methods. The beach restaurant seats only 18 for dinner and is open two nights per week, subject to a minimum number of diners. On completion of the dinner, guests will be given an introduction to the starry night sky from our resident astronomer, while enjoying some of our finest digestives. A not-to-be-missed experience.
Fresh picked delights from nature bring back memories of childhood – Midsummer strawberry picking, twisting dandelions in hand. In Soneva Fushi’s eternal summer, Fresh in the Garden rekindles these sensations from a very lofty perch.
Surrounded by tropical banana trees, this restaurant without walls rises above our herb and vegetable garden with sublime panoramas stretching beyond. Enjoy a long, leisurely meal of Mediterranean-inspired dishes, prepared with freshly plucked produce from your surroundings.
We aim to anticipate our guests’ desires. In the words of Oscar Wilde, “Nothing succeeds like excess.” In that spirit we have gone delightfully overboard for you at the culinary heart of our island. Mihiree Mitha means “Here it is”, and almost any dish you crave is here.
The day begins with a bounty of just-baked goodies, two dozen imported cheeses, eggs any way you like, a treasure chest of homemade jams and fresh fruits… luscious mango, papaya, passionfruits. For lunch or dinner, choose from the freshest sushi and sashimi, organic salads, wood-fired pizzas, grilled fish, delectable tandoori. For a sweet finish, more than 60 homemade ice creams and sorbets await, including unexpected flavours like honeycomb and rosemary, piña colada and chocolate-lemongrass.
The feeling of soft sand between the toes is, we believe, one of life’s greatest simple pleasures. Feel connected to nature as you savour an open-air candlelit dinner at your seaside table set in the sand, beneath the stars.
Linger over Japanese and Korean inspired cuisine to the sound of rolling waves. Feast on sashimi and sushi fresh from the ocean. Just-plucked ingredients from our island gardens complete each dish. Lounge amidst the tropical splendour and endless night sky as you savour the flavours at their source.
We have long embraced the spirit of laid-back luxury. The finest champagnes paired with bare feet in the sand. A long, healing spa treatment followed by a premium liqueur – because why not?
By the Bar exemplifies this casual approach. An oasis of calm, Soneva Fushi’s main bar is a relaxed shelter of trestled wooden beams where one of the Maldives’ best selections of spirits awaits.
Tipples by the ripples. Lie back on a cushioned hammock suspended over the Indian Ocean, cocktail in hand, and watch the dance of fish schooling beneath the waves. Look out for bottlenose or spinner dolphins frolicking in the sunset, or perhaps a majestic sea turtle gliding past just beyond arm’s reach.
Marrying nature and nurture, we created Bar(a)bara as a passionately charged retreat to foster romance or a feeling of warmth – with all the aquatic beauty of the Maldives literally at your feet. Soak in the setting with creative cocktails, fresh squeezed juices of organic fruits just picked from the tree or vine, luscious wines, cold beers and Soneva Fushi’s own crystal enhanced wellness waters.
We believe the mark of any great home is a fantastic wine cellar. As we built Soneva Fushi as our island home (yes it was our personal Robinson Crusoe hideaway before we expanded the “estate” to host guests), we made sure to create a cave that rivalled the world’s finest wine collections.
The collection: rare champagnes, grand cru clarets, vintage cognacs, organic and biodynamic wines. Before any dinner, our sommelier would be happy to descend with you to the subterranean wine cellar and show you around our collection of 7,000 bottles as he helps you pick your evening’s selection.
Tastings throughout each week tempt your palate with flights of unique wines, paired with a delectable assortment of amuse-bouche and interactive discussions guided by our sommelier.
When we created Soneva Fushi, we took the opportunity to seize a playground for our imaginations. It was our place to break the rules, to delve into fantasies, to relive childhood wonder. As such, we encourage you to dream up your own experiences.
Picnic on a private island and let us deliver you by speedboat. Nestle away in the jungle of Soneva Fushi. Pick the spot that piques your own fancy and craft a menu of your desires with our executive chef. Of course, you will probably want to accompany it with a little passion from the vine; select sips from our 7,000 bottle subterranean wine cellar.
Midnight desserts in the lunar glow? A family lunch where the children plan the menu and have it served by the pool – or perhaps in the tree house? A romantic gathering of sensual flavours on a private terrace for two?
As we designed each villa type, we lavished their architecture with an abundance of decks, terraces, sprawling verandahs and open-air courtyards. Take advantage of your tropical living spaces with breakfast, lunch, dinner or late-night treats in the intimacy of your villa. Choose from the overflowing pages of our in-villa dining menu, or imagine a meal of your very own and ask our chefs to bring it to life.
The sharing of food is a primal bonding ritual. Families around a home table, tribes around a fire, kin around a hearth. We sought to recreate this intimacy with dishes designed for sharing.
In one of the world’s most exquisite destinations, cherish in a sense of togetherness as you and your loved ones share in a mouth watering spread of crowd-pleasing dishes.
The Baa Atoll is the Maldives’ only UNESCO World Biosphere reserve, and is home to a tremendously high diversity of marine life, even for Maldivian standards. We encourage our guests to get up close and personal with our marine friends by scuba diving, snorkeling or by learning the art of freediving.
The Resort Partners at Soleni Dive Centre offer our guests the opportunity to explore more than 30 dive sites in the area, with visibility up to 35 metres. From June to November, guests will have the chance to dive in some of the best spots in the world and may be lucky enough to see Manta Rays and possibly even Whale Sharks.
A number of diving courses are available, including:
Freediving is the art of discovering the amazing underwater world on a single breath, without the supporting equipment. By holding our breath in the water, we are led to a state of simply ‘being in the moment’. Some of us freedive just for fun – to look at the colourful fish and beautiful corals or simply to relax. Others want to improve their aquatic skills, or to overcome fear and build self-confidence. In any case, freedivers usually have once-in-a-lifetime encounters with our marine wildlife.
Learn the art of freediving with our resident instructor Ken Kiriyama, a freediving champion. At the end of a course with Ken, guests can go from being surface snorkelers to a 50 foot freediver and experience the ocean in an entirely new way.
Bookings must be made strictly in advance.
We will always remember the first time we dipped below the surface of our lagoon and spied the palaces of colour and thriving denizens who glide between their spires and fans. Share our joys of discovering this realm just footsteps from shore. All guests are welcome to borrow the complimentary masks and fins and explore the magic of our house reef.
For adventures a bit further afield, our marine biologist will be happy to guide you to most unforgettable snorkelling spots of the Baa Atoll. Don’t miss the chance to swim with manta rays at Hanifaru bay as they migrate between the months of June to November. Additionally, with some luck you may see whale sharks.
For an extremely unique encounter, allow our marine biologist to guide you snorkelling in the dark to see the Maldivian reefs in the rarest way. Peer through the night waters at moray eels, lionfish, octopus, lobsters, sleeping parrotfish and bioluminescent plankton.
Gazing at the stars from out here in the midst of the ocean, far from the lights of civilization, we were amazed at how much could be seen with just the naked eye. And so we were inspired to take it to the next level.
Peer through the lenses of our state-of-the-art telescope and set your eyes upon the Plough of Saturn and its serene, translucent curves. Count the moons of Jupiter. Take advantage or our remote island locale, and see celestial bodies invisible from Europe and much of the world.
Waves lap at the shore. Breezes rustle the treetops. And stars shine on screen and overhead. We invite you to join a classic film screening in our open-air theatre. Lie back in your cushioned lounger atop the beach and immerse yourself in the magic of Cinema Paradiso.
Complimentary popcorn and over different flavours of ice cream are the perfect comforting munchies for our on-the-sands theatre experience. And should you desire a chilled cocktail, or something more substantial, our cinema hosts will be happy to oblige.
Preserving the marine ecology is one of our biggest priorities at Soneva Fushi. Hence we try to create memorable experiences for our guests that have limited impact on the environment. This is an ideal activity for guests whom enjoy fishing or would like to try something new. Our Dhoni (Maldivian wooden boat) is fully equipped with rods and lures for casting and trolling. We set sail before the sun rises, cruising through the Baa Atoll in search of the best fishing grounds. A wonderful Continental and organic breakfast will be prepared for you to enjoy at your leisure. We would like to advise you that one fish per person of a set size may be kept, and any other fish caught during this wonderful experience must be released.
We envisioned Soneva Fushi as an island of dreams – for all ages – so while creating a new children’s club we sought out the input of our smallest guests. Drawing inspiration from their childlike wonder, The Den is a playground for the imagination. Children explore a pirate ship, two swimming pools, a children’s mocktail bar, lego room, dress-up area, cinema, library, learning area, music room filled with instruments.
During family time, parents can even head over to The Den with their little ones to enjoy their very own shallow pool.
Of course the entire island and surrounding sea is a wonderland for families to enjoy together. Watch for dolphins on our traditional dhoni sailboat. Let our astronomer share star-gazing secrets before bedtime.
Some recommended family activities at Soneva Fushi:
Dotting the Indian Ocean, far from any mainland shore, the Maldives have developed an intriguing culture like nowhere else on earth. Shaped by life on the sea, touched by Islamic traders who brought their own rich traditions, the Maldivian people exhibit a warmth and strength of character that speak to us and lend their wealth of knowledge to our day-to-day life on this castaway island.
Passing dhonis, the traditional Maldivian sailboats with their graceful curving prows, are a familiar sight and offer a glimpse at the seafaring culture of our home. Many of our hosts come from nearby islands and would be proud to show your family around, teaching everyone a few words of the Dhivehi tongue along the way.
Some recommended cultural activities at Soneva Fushi:
From soothing scrubs and oils of local coconuts to Tibetan hot stones, we invite you to embark on sensory journeys of authentic treatments from near and far. Enter the peaceful enclave of the Six Senses Spa and choose from a variety of body treatments, specialist traditions and wellness therapies.
A revolving residency of visiting practitioners enhance the spa’s permanent collection of treatments with their respective forms of expertise.
Located in the Baa Atoll, Kunfunadhoo Island is one of the largest islands in the Maldives. The resort can be reached by a scenic 30 minute seaplane flight direct from Malé International Airport
Soneva Fushi Maldives Top Luxury Resort can also be reached by a 20 minute domestic flight to the near by Dharavandhoo island domestic Airport plus a 12 minutes speedboat ride from the domestic airport