Soneva Fushi, the first “Robinson Crusoe” style hideaway in the Maldives, is set on the privately owned, tropical island of Kunfunadhoo in Baa Atoll. The resort can be reached with scenic 30 minute sea plane flight.
The island is 1,400 metres long and 400 metres wide. It is one of the largest islands in Maldives. Apart from the crystal clear waters, white beaches and tropical climate, the island’s unusually rich vegetation offers a unique natural experience. Villas are scattered along the beach and tucked into the lush greenery, providing the ultimate privacy. 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. Soneva Fushi’s down to earth feel is reflected in its guest’s casual dress code and its naturally-designed architecture.
The villas at Soneva Fushi are located on the sunset or sunrise side of the island. While both sides have the Maldives’ signature white-sand beaches and crystal clear azure waters, there are a few differences.
Fifty-five vast, multi-bedroom villas or private residences are hidden among dense foliage within touching distance of a pristine, Biosphere UNESCO protected coral reef.
One Bedroom Water Retreat with Slide – Whether perched at the top of the undulating slide, lounging on the deck or gazing up at the stars from the master bedroom, this overwater retreat is all about those postcard-perfect views.
Two Bedroom Water Retreat with Slide – This stunning overwater villa exists in perfect harmony with its ocean setting, from its deluxe castaway interiors to its unmatched views over the pristine azure sea.
Villa One (3 Bedrooms, 1600 sqm) – A luxurious Residence offering spacious living areas, kitchen, dining area, sunken dining area, wine cellar, gym, TV lounge and games room.
Villa 11 (Private Reserve With Water Slide – Nine Bedroom Residence with Pool) – Vision of a playfully luxe deserted-island mansion comes to full fruition on an oceanic scale in Villa 11. No luxury is spared. At the same time, you escape in a world of jungle fantasies with the palm-frond roofs, woven ropes and tree-branch banisters. At the heart of the massive swimming pool, find an expansive deck that plunges you in the midst of the island playground. Spa, exercise, sauna and steam without leaving the forested mansion. Host dinners in your sunken dining area, gaze out from balconies and gangways, or spend the day lazing in and around curves of the lagoon-style pool.
Villa 14 (Private Residences 5 Bedrooms, 647 sqm) – A tropical Residence that feels like home. Villa 14 comes with a dedicated spa, gym, wine cellar, study, kitchen, dining and living rooms.
Villa 15 (Four Bedroom Residence with Pool) – A space for you to breathe freely and space for young ones to run around. A family home that hugs a statuesque jungle tree in the hallway, this plush residence with decadent space encapsulates everything you could dream of, with 4 sumptuous bedrooms, a study, a magical den for the children, a nanny room. Outside there are plenty of options for lounging and dining – even the huge swimming pool has a sunken dining table and giant slide within. For quieter bathing moments, find your iconic Soneva outdoor bathroom tucked out the back for fascinating jungle moments.
Villa 37 (Five Bedroom Residence with Pool) – A spectacular viewing tower that rises above the roof offers a great vantage of the lush greenery and shimmering ocean ahead. Explore the highlights of this villa, from dining experience with a panoramic view with the touch of the Maldivian sun. The five bedroom villa designed with a vast space, a kitchen and dining area. Experience the amazing feels of island life in this rustic and luxurious villa. Enjoy the water slide in the freshwater pool, get your golden glow on your daybeds and sun loungers or just drift into a deep slumber with the gentle sound of the ocean ahead. Gather together for a sumptuous meal at the sunken outdoor dining areas while the pure island air pampers your skin.
Villa 41 (Three Bedroom Residence with pool) – Lavish on this expansive residence featuring two spacious bedrooms on the ground floor with its own open-air bathrooms and relaxing waterfalls. The Masters bedroom has its own steam facilities for relaxation and rejuvenation. Embrace the peace of the luscious jungle hiding your sanctuary and follow the sound of the azure waters few steps away from the residence. Splash your way on the lagoon-like pool or let the kids and the inner kid in you frolic on the water slide. Villa 41 is a perfect getaway with family and friends, a place of comfort and class.
Villa 42 (Six Bedroom Residence with Pool) – Quieter moments and intimate gatherings, blissful walks and joyful talks this private residence is the perfect space for family and friends. Ground floor bedrooms comes with an open-air bathrooms with waterfalls and a spacious Master Bedroom designed for great serenity with its own steam room. Refresh on the villa’s sauna or immerse into your swimming pool, made perfect with a water slide. Elegantly presented with rustic interiors and amazing outdoor spaces. A very detailed sanctuary with its own definition of comfort and luxury.
Sunrise Retreat (3 Bedrooms, 190 sqm) – Made up of three duplex bungalows, this Retreat offers open-air bathrooms, a wine cellar, kitchen, dining pavillion, gym and steam room.
Sunset Retreat (2 Bedrooms, 190 sqm) – A retreat made up of two bungalows, offering open-air bathrooms, a pool, wine cellar, dining pavillion, study, gym and a steam room.
One Bedroom Soneva Fushi Family Villa Suite – At this indulgent playpen, swim in the azure lagoon just out front, take a break on cushioned sun beds on your spit of golden sand. Keep cool on the shaded outdoor day bed and dine by candlelight on your private spit of sand and unwind anytime inside the high ceilinged living area.
One Bedroom Soneva Fushi Family Villa Suite with Pool – A perfect getaway for a couple or family, swim in the azure lagoon just out front, take a break on cushioned sun beds on your spit of golden sand, and then get wet again in your own seawater swimming pool. Keep cool on the shaded outdoor day bed and dine by candlelight on your private spit of sand and unwind anytime inside the high ceilinged living area. Feel the glory of the sparkling night sky from your observation deck.
01 Soneva Fushi Villa Suite & Tree House (126 sqm)
Two Bedroom Soneva Fushi Villa with Pool (112 sqm) – Translucent waves unfurl onto the sand in front of your indulgent jungle retreat from the cushy outdoor day bed, the dining table on your private spit of sand and within view from the high ceilinged living area just inside. Live in comfort and luxury in this 2 bedroom villa with one Master Bedroom and a guest room complete with its own living room and bathroom. Dream sweet on your cloudlike canopy bed under a traditional pitched thatch roof.
03 Soneva Fushi Villa (1 Bedrooms, 208 sqm) – Single-storey sanctuaries, offering outdoor bathrooms and indulgent an in-villa wine fridge. Max Occupancy– two adults and one child or three adults
Two Bedroom Crusoe Villa with Pool (102 sqm) Your family will feel at home across this vast duplex secluded under soaring palms with a roomy seawater swimming pool sunk into the sand. One bedroom sits downstairs alongside the high ceilinged indoor living room, naturally lavish garden bathroom with dual sinks on a central island, covered bathtub and open air rain shower amidst the outdoor pond garden.
Two Bedroom Soneva Fushi Villa Suite with Pool (134 sqm) – The thatched roof has been woven, the beams hewn, the hammock strewn, your own “lagoon” (a private swimming pool) dug and tiled for your family to enjoy. Frolic in your spacious Two-bedroom Soneva Fushi Villa Suite and its refreshing pool. Live the luxury of having your own wine fridge, an outdoor bathroom and a corner for relaxation upstairs and a gym. Touch the sand outside the door; placing your villa suite directly on the beach or take to the bicycles at your villa and explore the island trails.
Four Bedroom Soneva Fushi Villa Suite with Pool – Relive a life so carefree and be overwhelmed by the magnificent island beauty. Stay cozy under a thatched roof of your sanctuary. A perfect enclave for family and friends that feels home. Live with comfort and ease in this four bedroom residence complete with outdoor bathrooms, open living spaces to relax on, sun loungers and a private pool.
5 One Bedroom Crusoe Suite with Pool (264 sqm) – Escape to your very own island adventure in this blissful two-storey villa suite. Just steps from the beach, the Crusoe Suite is all about laid-back luxury – from the spacious, double-height living area and oversized daybeds to the first-floor deck overlooking the shore. Surrounded by verdant tropical gardens, plunge into your own private swimming pool, or bathe under the stars in the outdoor bathtub. Take your pick from the well-stocked minibar, and relax as the evening falls from the comfort of your terrace swing.
06 Two Bedrooms Crusoe Suite with Pool (230 sqm) – Your family will feel at home across this vast duplex secluded under soaring palms with a roomy seawater swimming pool sunk into the sand. One bedroom sits downstairs alongside the high ceilinged indoor living room, wine cellar and naturally lavish garden bathroom with dual sinks on a central island, covered bathtub and open air rain shower amidst the outdoor pond garden. Climb the weathered wooden staircase and cross the charming gangway from the cozy master bedroom under a traditional pitched thatch roof to an ocean-facing balcony with intimate dining area and deck chairs.
Three Bedroom Crusoe Villa Suite with Pool offers a spectacular location in total privacy – and a little more. An expansive beachfront suite with a two-storey and separate one-storey villa, the whitewashed walls and thatched roofing blend perfectly with the stunning setting. Open-air bathrooms offer the allure of nature meets luxury. And then there is your own pool and outdoor sitting area – perfect for those days when all you want to do relax in your sanctuary, enjoying the personal butler service of Mr. or Ms. Friday.
08 One Bedroom Crusoe Villa With Pool (79 sqm) – Climb upstairs in this enchanting palm fringed duplex to see out to sea from the ultra-padded day bed or dining table on the palm fringed terrace, then snuggle up for the tropical night under a pitched traditional roof. Downstairs find plenty of space to sprawl in the airy living room while your naturally luxurious bathroom extends from covered bath with bespoke amenities to an outdoor rain shower in an intimate garden.
Soneva Fushi Jungle Reserve (4 Bedrooms, 1200 sqm) – Nestled in the jungle, this Reserve comes with a spa suite, gym, library, wine cellar – the perfect home for the island life.
Restaurants & Bars
- Mihiree Mitha – Mihiree mitha means “here it is”, and almost any dish you crave is here at our main restaurant, the culinary heart of the island.Bountiful breakfasts includes eggs any way you like, two dozen imported cheeses, just baked goodies with homemade jams, fresh fruits too like luscious mango, papaya and passion fruit that also go into delectable smoothies.
Enjoy the freshest sushi and sashimi, organic salads, sizzling wood fire pizzas, grilled fish, authentic Indian breads and meats from the tandoor oven.
Find room for one of more than 60 homemade ice creams and sorbets, including unexpected flavours like honeycomb and rosemary, piña colada and chocolate-lemongrass.
- Down to Earth – A mouthwatering Mediterranean menu in this newly-built restaurant brings a new dimension to Soneva Fushi cuisine. Menus are designed for sharing.
- Fresh in the Garden – Surrounded by tropical banana trees, this restaurant without walls rises above our organic herb and vegetable garden, with a sparkling sea panorama and sublime sunsets. Chefs in the open kitchen use only products from Baa Atoll to create 100% carbon neutral dining while introducing indigenous cuisine.
- By the Ber – The main bar has one of the best selections of freshly made cocktails, spirits and liqueurs in the Maldives. An oasis of calm for reading, playing a board game or relaxing after a spa treatment. It’s also a wi-fi hotspot if you really need to catch up with the outside world.
- Down To Earth – A mouthwatering Mediterranean menu in this newly-built restaurant brings a new dimension to Soneva Fushi cuisine. Menus are designed for sharing.
- The Wine Cellar – 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.
- Destination Dining – Design your dream menu with our executive chef, select sips from our 7,000 bottle subterranean wine cellar and enjoy it all in romantic privacy wherever your imagination takes you across our jungle covered island, or we’ll deliver you by speedboat to our favourite sandbank.
- In-villa Dining – From early morning until 2 a.m., your edible whim is our kitchen’s command.Guests have been known to joke that our extensive in-villa dining menu is thicker than a telephone guide but think of it as merely a reference guide to inspire your appetite’s desires.
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. Spa programmes are complimented by a complete gym, beachside treatment villas and a Yoga Pavilion for wellness therapies such as yoga and Tai Chi.