Soneva Fushi

Maldives

A stylishly minimalist hideaway.

With rustic villas and a barefoot policy, Soneva Fushi is an escapists dream. Set on an idyllic island in the beautiful Baa Atoll, this eco-luxury resort was created by hoteliers Sonu and Eva Shivdasani whose vision of ‘intelligent luxury’ was not only an award-winning industry game changer but a blueprint which many have tried to replicate worldwide.

From the island’s pristine shores, you can barely see the villas tucked away in the trees like chic castaway homes. Well-spaced and screened, most come complete with saltwater swimming pool, its own private garden and direct beach access. Some face the sunrise, others the sunset and options range from romantic one-bedroom sanctuaries to a jaw dropping nine-bedroom reserve.

The cuisine on this island is as delightfully diverse as the accommodation, with a choice of gourmet restaurants, including the renowned organic ‘Fresh in the Garden’ and the impressive wine cellar boasting over 7,000 fine tipples. Destination dining is also exquisite – be it on a deserted sandbank or in the privacy of your villa.

Soneva Fushi has its own observatory for star and planet gazing, but its what lies below that’s the real draw. Go diving from the well-equipped Dive Centre, snorkel the mind-boggling house reef or venture further afield to Hanifaru Bay which is home to the worlds largest populations of Manta Rays.

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Location

The resort is located in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Baa Atoll, a 30 minute seaplane from Male then a short speed boat transfer to a uniquely Maldivian paradise.

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