Head to Kunfunadhoo, the largest island in the Maldives, to discover the luxurious Soneva Fushi! Located in the heart of the Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve (a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2011), this resort welcomes families every year seeking a change of scenery and discretion.
Imagine living for a few days in a postcard setting: waking up to the waves, strolling with your tribe amidst tropical vegetation and playing barefoot together on a white sand beach facing the crystal clear waters from the Indian Ocean … That’s the promise of a stay at Soneva Fushi!
We reach this little paradise by seaplane from Malé Airport (12 ‘) or by speedboat from Dharavandhoo Airport (25′).
Soneva Fushi offers oceanfront villas to its travelers. Each is generously sized and has an outdoor bathroom surrounded by lush private gardens, preserving the privacy of the residents.
The establishment also has a large number of facilities and services such as:
Villa 37 is an architectural jewel of 5 bedrooms built around a huge lagoon pool and located in the heart of a palm tree jungle with ocean views. While the children rush into the pool from the slide on the first floor of the villa, parents can enjoy their own daily spa (massages, treatments and sauna), their own gym and the incredible outdoor bathroom with waterfall. This residence is therefore a huge playground surrounded by a magnificent outdoor living space that invites you to share and relax. The major asset of this dream villa? Its raised dining area overlooking the ocean for an exceptional experience.
10 adults and 4 children
Two outdoor bathrooms, an observation tower 11 metres above the ground, a freshwater swimming pool with water slide, a TV lounge, a gym, a library, a snooker table, a table football table, a dining room, a kitchenette, hammams and saunas, a wine refrigerator, two elevated outdoor dining rooms, day beds and sun loungers.
A true architectural jewel with ocean views, Villa 38 is set around a gigantic lagoon pool and takes root in the heart of a palm tree jungle. While the children rush into the pool from the slide on the first floor of the villa, parents can enjoy their own daily spa (massages, treatments and sauna), their own gym and the incredible outdoor bathroom with waterfall. This residence is therefore a huge playground surrounded by a magnificent outdoor living space that invites you to share and relax.
Either 8 adults and 4 children, or 12 adults
A private swimming pool with water slide, two open-air bathrooms in the garden, a spa suite, a private gym, a terrace upstairs, a large garden
Villa Soneva Fushi is an extraordinary place for tribes seeking relaxation and privacy. A true architectural gem built in the heart of a palm tree jungle, the villa has a superb bedroom, an outdoor bathroom and a large water garden. This residence is nothing less than an immense oasis of luxury whose heart is a magnificent living space that invites you to share and relax.
Either 3 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child
Outdoor lounge area, dressing room, daybeds and sun loungers.
Ideal for families of 4 people, the Villa Suite Soneva Fushi features a beautiful bedroom, a cosy living room and an outdoor bathroom, all built in the heart of a palm tree jungle. This residence is nothing less than a huge oasis of luxury that no one will soon forget. The little extra of this villa? The emblematic swimming pool for intimate and peaceful moments in the heart of nature.
2 adults and 2 children
Water garden, private swimming pool, living room, outdoor lounge area, wine cellar, day beds and sun loungers.
Illuminated by the sunset, the 3 Bedroom Residence reveals itself in the middle of serene tropical vegetation. At once intimate and convivial, it looks like an oasis of happiness. Luxurious and unique, the interior is spread over two levels and offers two bedrooms with king-size beds (or twin beds) - the master bedroom has its own outdoor balcony with an oversized bathtub - and an outdoor bathroom with waterfalls. Revel in the incredible serpentine slide down to the pool or dive into the ocean to discover the local aquatic life. After your days of relaxation and diving, spend your evenings with your family under the starry sky from the sumptuous wooden deck. This pavilion can be connected to the Villa 42 to make a 9-bedroom villa.
6 adults and 4 children
Wi-Fi, bathrobes and slippers, television, bicycles, telephone, fully equipped kitchen, living and dining room, slide, sports and TV room, private swimming pool, deckchairs, dressing area and outdoor bathroom.
Every evening, illuminated by the sunset, the 2 Bedroom Crusoe Suite is revealed in the middle of serene tropical vegetation. Both intimate and friendly, it is designed as an oasis of happiness and has direct access to the beach. A true hideaway in the heart of the forest, this spectacular 2-bedroom hotel in the Maldives offers a spectacular view of the Maldives. The first room is on the upper level and features a King-size or twin beds, an outdoor bathroom accessible from a wooden spiral staircase and a balcony that can be reached via a small corridor. The second, on the ground floor, has a sumptuous king-size bed, a dressing room and an outdoor bathroom. Treat yourself to the luxury of a wide choice of lounges to spend convivial moments, a private swimming pool, direct access to the beach, bicycles to explore the islands and much more thanks to this extraordinary pavilion... not to be missed for anything in the world!
Either 6 adults, or 4 adults and 2 children
Wi-Fi, bathrobes and slippers, television, bicycles, telephone, fully equipped kitchen, living and dining room, private swimming pool, deckchairs, butler service on request, wine cellar, dressing area and outdoor bathroom.
Kids-club The Den welcomes children aged 4 to 12 from 10am to 5pm free of charge. On the program: pastry lessons, obstacle courses, cinema sessions, reading workshops, mini parade, visual arts, discovery of the pirate ship, learning a new musical instrument, mini volleyball and many other recreational activities ... Not to mention the games organized in the two pools of the kids club!
Children under 4 years are welcome at the kids club, accompanied by one of their parents or a babysitter (€21.40/h).
Teenagers can also enjoy an exclusive space where to relax and practice sports activities. They even have access to the hotel spa (teenagers aged 12 to 15 must be accompanied by one of their parents).
The Soneva Fushi provides families with stroller rental and room pots, cosmetics adapted to the sensitive skin of the little ones, children's and allergen-free menus, connected rooms, games and books, lifeguards, teen activities, a babysitting service, but also private tutoring sessions for primary and secondary students who would like to prepare their exams during their stay.
Hanifaru Bay is home to one of the largest populations of Manta rays in the world. This is where these beautiful sea creatures hunt their favorite dish from June to November: plankton. A biologist expert is responsible for finding the ideal bathing spot depending on weather conditions and movements of the species. A unique moment to share with your family!
Then, we recommend you the unique experience of a gourmet picnic on a deserted island where a personal chef prepares a delicious meal while you enjoy the warm and crystalline waters of the Indian Ocean with your toddlers.
In the early hours of twilight, embark your tribe aboard a sailboat and go together in search of a school of dolphins, mammals that enjoy running the ships that venture out to sea. Your getaway ends with a sumptuous sunset and a flute of champagne for Mom and Dad.
Back at the hotel, sit back in the open-air theatre and watch a classic of the seventh art or the best blockbuster family comedies. Your movie will be punctuated by unifying sweet pleasures such as cocktails, sodas, popcorns and ice creams.
Thirty dive sites await fans of the genre near the Soneva Fushi. The expert advice from PADI Soleni Diving Center instructors guides the most curious of you to the busiest seabed in the Maldives.
If water is your element of choice, also register for surf lessons (3h/session) lavished from May to September by experienced and accessible professionals.
Surprise your other half at a romantic dinner in the sweetness of the evening, from a sandbar lost somewhere in the middle of the Indian Ocean. A sunset, the sound of the waves and a light breeze animating the subdued atmosphere of dozens of lanterns; and voila ! Maybe the place and the perfect time for an unforgettable marriage proposal?
In this regard, who has never dreamed of saying yes in such a setting or under the gaze of tropical fish? These extraordinary wedding ceremonies come true thanks to the staff of Soneva Fushi! The hotel also celebrates birthdays and honeymoons.
Romantic couples roam the corridors of the hotel's spa. They offer duo facials, hot stone massages and the famous local coconut oil treatments.
Meanwhile, the children are pampered by the adorable nurses of the babysitting service (€21.40/h).
Expectant mothers are also entitled to a moment of relaxation at Soneva Fushi. A "special pregnancy" yoga programme connects them for one hour to the mind and body of their baby.
Every August, the hotel becomes the meeting place for many starred chefs. In 2018, the season begins with French chef Christian Le Squer (3 Michelin stars) and ends with Japanese chef Kenji Gyoten (3 stars) and Spanish chef Kiko Moya (2 stars).
Families staying at Soneva Fushi enjoy Chef Sobah’s cuisine throughout the year. Often crowned « Best Chef in the Maldives », he runs two of the resort’s restaurants: Fresh in the Garden and Sobah’s Restaurant, located on the beach of an uninhabited island just 15 minutes from the hotel.
Gourmands gather around the Mihiree Mitha buffet for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
The Down to Earth by Ravi brigade offers family-friendly lunches and the Out of the Blue serves international cuisine. Fans of Japanese cuisine are delighted to order their favorite dishes at Nikki @Out of the Blue.
The most intimate get together is at Once Upon a Table restaurant. It is here that eight guests can savour every Monday, Thursday and Sunday noon the cooking of great starred chefs. Eight seats are also set up at the outdoor restaurant So Bespoke. Headed by Japanese chef Katsuhiro To, you’ll enjoy exquisite grills, just like the Chinese Kitchen adds delicious woks to the menu. Do not forget to accompany your dishes with a good bottle of wine!
If you prefer cocktails, do not miss the Bar(a)bara! Connoisseurs then visit The Bar and Cellar‘s collection of 200 alcoholic beverages. Smoothies, tea and coffee are also served.
Children also have their favorite gourmet address at Senova Fushi. All flock to So Cool with its 1001 flavors of ice cream and chocolate. The parents make an obligatory visit to the So Delicate shop, which offers a fine selection of hams, cold cuts, cheeses and jams.