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 latest UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The resort can be reached by a scenic 30-minute sea plane flight direct from Male International airport or for guests scheduled on evening flights by domestic carrier flights via nearby Dharavandhoo airport.
The island is 1,400 metres long and 400 metres wide, one of the largest islands in the 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, the iconic 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 world where the natural reality of the destination unites with understated yet sophisticated luxurious experiences and 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.
Distance from Airport (INIA):
Transfer type: - Seaplane - Domestic flight + speed boat transfer
Number of rooms:55 Rooms
TOTAL AREA 235 SQM, 8 UNITS
The Robinson Crusoe castaway experience inspired Soneva Fushi in terms of name and design. Walk the rope-tied gangway leading to your tropical terrace. Shower beneath sun or stars in your garden bathroom. The beach is at your doorstep. Tucked amidst the greenery on the island's white sands, the beauty of nature surrounds.
CRUSOE VILLA WITH POOL
TOTAL AREA 235 SQM, 6 UNITS & SWIMMING POOL
Perch over your private pool sheltered in the trees, or take a dip in its refreshing waters. Should you wish to take to the sea, the clear Maldivian ocean awaits only steps away. Soneva Fushi created each of the villas with a sense of whimsy. Relax amidst the playfully rustic-chic rooms and terraces and give in to the castaway spirit.
CRUSOE VILLA TWO BEDROOM WITH POOL
TOTAL AREA 649 SQM, 1 UNITS & SWIMMING POOL
Strolling the pristine sands and jungle greenery of our island, far from any mainland shore, we fell in love with the feeling of being blissfully lost from the world, shipwrecked on a deserted isle with only its natural bounty at our disposal. Embracing this sensation, Soneav Fushi designed this Two-bedroom Crusoe Villa with tropical whimsy: raw wood that retains its gnarls and bends, woven ropes, recycled planks, palm thatch. You and your family can relish its Robinson Crusoe spirit as you laze amidst its terraces on levels high and low, splash around in its private pool, or lounge on the beach at your doorstep.
SONEVA FUSHI VILLA
TOTAL AREA 395 SQM, 3 UNITS
Our favourite spot in this villa is the large, luxurious open-air garden bathroom. Soak in the oversized bathtub surrounded by lush greenery, or shower by starlight enjoying the cool night breeze. Then drift to sleep on the soft cotton sheets of your four-poster canopy bed. Awaken to morning's early rays and step directly onto the white sands of the beach right outside your villa.
SONEVA FUSHI VILLA TWO BEDROOM WITH POOL
TOTAL AREA 395 SQM, 1 UNITS & SWIMMING POOL
The most important experiences in life are those you share with the ones you love. These Two-bedroom Soneva Fushi Villas were designed to set the stage for such magical memories. Savour moments together as a family in your private seawater pool. Set directly on the beachfront, the bounty of Maldivian nature is at your beck and call. Snorkel the clear waters, introducing your children to the amazement of the underwater world, then retreat for romance in your open-air garden bathroom sheltered by whitewashed courtyard walls and the lush greenery.
SONEVA FUSHI VILLA SUITE WITH POOL
TOTAL AREA 594 SQM, 7 UNITS & SWIMMING POOL
Sometimes on holiday we wish to go out and explore, and other times we take advantage of the opportunity to shelter ourselves away. This villa is the perfect enclave for a romantic escape. In addition to your spacious bedroom with it soft king-sized canopy bed, you have reign over a separate deserted-island chic sitting room, outdoor sitting areas, cushions and daybed, extravagantly large open-air garden bathroom and private pool – as well as the white sands and crystal waters of our house lagoon, direct from your beachfront villa suite.
SONEVA FUSHI VILLA SUITE TWO BEDROOM WITH POOL
TOTAL AREA 594 SQM, 1 UNITS & SWIMMING POOL
Who would not love to be shipwrecked on a lush magical isle like Soneva Fushi? The hard part has been taken care of for you; the thatched roof has been woven, the beams hewn, the hammock strewn, your own “lagoon” (a private swimming pool) dug and tiled. All you and your family have to do is enjoy it. Frolic in your spacious Two-bedroom Soneva Fushi Villa Suite and its refreshing pool. Hit the sand outside your door; your villa suite is directly on the beach. Or take to the bicycles and explore the island trails.
SONEVA FUSHI VILLA SUITE WITH POOL AND TREEHOUSE
TOTAL AREA 594 SQM, 1 UNITS & SWIMMING POOL
Frolic in your spacious Two-bedroom Soneva Fushi Villa Suite and its refreshing pool. Hit the sand outside your door; your villa suite is directly on the beach. Wake up to the sounds of nature in the two-bedroom adjoining treehouse, or simply enjoying relaxing in the shady enclave 2.5m above ground.
TWO BEDROOM CRUSOE SUITE WITH POOL
TOTAL AREA 649 SQM, 6 UNITS & SWIMMING POOL
When Robinson Crusoe washed ashore, he encountered a wild world full of discoveries. We offer your family a similar burst of excitement in this playfully indulgent suite. Upstairs and downstairs bedrooms, a choice of sitting areas on high and low, a swimming pool of your very own, direct beach access, two lush open-air garden bathrooms, personal bicycles for island exploring and more. Anticipate discovering your own favourite spot. Ours? The private balcony reached via the gangway off the upstairs bedroom.
THREE BEDROOM CRUSOE SUITE WITH POOL
TOTAL AREA 935 SQM, 1 UNITS & SWIMMING POOL
A beautiful hideaway where a family or group of friends can enjoy this spectacular location in total privacy. The Three-bedroom Crusoe Suite with Pool offers this – and a little more. An expansive beachfront suite with a two-storey and separate one-story 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.
TOTAL AREA 1365 SQM, 1 UNITS & SWIMMING POOL
There is something magical about sunrise over the ocean. The swirl of colours. The quiet of early morning. The day full of possibilities. And the possibilities really are endless in this sprawling retreat placed on one of the island's best stretches for taking in the dawn spectacle. Three bungalows, each two storeys, make up the retreat – though each features its own individual surprises. Promenade the suspended walkway. Swim the elongated pool. Bathe in the moonlight in the open-air garden bathrooms. Share a gloriously leisurely meal within your elevated dining pavilion, plucking bottles from your in-villa wine cellar.
TOTAL AREA 1290 SQM, 1 UNITS & SWIMMING POOL
Some of us are early risers, taking in the dawn and its peaceful atmosphere. And others of us revel in the spirit of the evening, leaving the early hours for the birds. The Sunset Retreat was created more for the latter set – though absolutely everyone will enjoy its luxuries. With this retreat, we offer you two bungalows of two-storeys each. Incredibly spacious, within its walls and sprawling outdoor spaces you will find balconies with breathtaking views, a raised dining pavilion, wine cellar, steam room, gym and a private swimming pool to float away your cares or splash away in tropical surrender.
TOTAL AREA 1400 SQM, 1 UNITS & SWIMMING POOL
The name reflects its premier status. Villa One enjoys a legendary reputation amongst guests. The magnificent three-bedroom escape is a luxurious playground of bamboo and other sustainable woods under a traditional thatched roof. Explore dramatic indoor living areas and tropical open living spaces, romantic terraces, scenic decks, idyllic walkways and a huge private seaside swimming pool.
TOTAL AREA 2250 SQM, 1 UNITS & SWIMMING POOL
Feel at home...in paradise...in this rustic-chic residential style villa. A vision in thatch, bamboo and sustainable woods, your family or friends will live out their castaway-style holiday in spacious indoor-outdoor living areas. Balconies and terraces. Daybeds and sun loungers. Soft cushions or the swinging hammock. Starlit bathing. We offer you an expanse of spaces to while away the day, soaking in the sun or sheltering in shade. Your personal Mr or Ms Friday is on hand to cater to every wish.
TOTAL AREA 5540 SQM, 1 UNITS & SWIMMING POOL
Soneva Fushi’s 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.
MIHIREE MITHA - INTERNATIONAL
BREAKFAST 07:30 AM - 10:30 AM/LUNCH 12:30 PM - 14:30 PM/
In the words of Oscar Wilde, “Nothing succeeds like excess.” In that spirit the resort has gone delightfully overboard for you at the culinary heart of the 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. 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.
BY THE BEACH - JAPANESE AND KOREAN
DINNER 19:30 PM - 22:30 PM
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.
BY THE BAR - BEVERAGES
DINNER 19:30 PM - 22:30 PM
By the Bar exemplifies the laid-back luxury 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.
BAR(A)BARA - COCKTAILS
BREAKFAST 10:00 AM - AM/
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.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.
THE WINE CELLAR - WINES, CHAMPAGNES AND VINTAGE COGNACS
The mark of any great home is a fantastic wine cellar. Soneva Fushi has made sure to create a cave that rivalled the world's finest collections. The collection: rare champagnes, grand cru clarets, vintage cognacs, organic and biodynamic wines. Before any dinner, the 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.
FRESH IN THE GARDEN - MEDITERRANEAN
LUNCH 12:30 PM - 14:30 PM/DINNER 19:30 PM - 22:30 PM
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.
NINE - INTERNATIONAL
DINNER 19:30 PM - 22:30 PM
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. Select your meal from a menu crafted around nine different methods of cooking: steaming, poaching, roasting, braising, baking, grilling, stir-frying, pot cooking and pit cooking.
Camp on a private sandbank beneath the wide Maldivian skies. Catch the sun's first illuminations over the Indian Ocean as you share a gourmet breakfast for two. Sunbathe and snorkel on an uninhabited island. Embark on a fishing expedition and then let our chefs teach you how to make Maldivian curry with your glorious catch. Find out what local life is really about as you stroll the white sand lanes of a tiny village, then set out on a traditional wooden dhoni for a dolphin safari. Drawing inspiration from their childlike wonder, The Den (launching in 2015) is is a playground for the imagination. Children can explore a pirate ship, two swimming pools, a children's mocktail bar, lego room, dress-up area, cinema, library, learning area, sound-proof music room filled with instruments, and the Tunnel. A 14-metre channel clad in roots, branches and hidden surprises, it leads children to organic gardens filled with flowers, swings and nests tucked into the trees. Every age is catered to – from the quiet toddlers sleeping area and their own safe, shallow pool to our teen-exciting zip line through the jungle and the DJ corner.
SOLENI DIVE CENTER
- Discover Scuba
- PADI Scuba Diver & Open Water
- Refresher Dive
- Resort Course
- PADI Referral, Experience and Advanced
- Provides PADI certification
- Canoeing & Kayaking
- Catamaran Sailing
- Wind Surfing
- Private picnic on a desert island
- Sunset Cruise by Sailing Dhoni
- Island Hopping by Dhoni
- Robinson Crusoe Castaway Picnic
- Private Sandbank Overnight Experience
- Private Dolphin Safari
- The Observatory
- Cinema Paradiso
- Private zipline for kids
SIX SENSES SPA
5 INDOOR TREATMENT ROOM AND 2 JUNGLE TREATMENT ROOM
DAILY, 09:00 - 21:00
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. Discover the joy and relaxation that a Tibetan hot stone massage can bring. Deep movements that help align your body and spirit. Alleviate mental stress and pay close attention to your body through dentle postures and the ancient Indian practice of Yoga. A revolving residency of visiting practitioners enhance the spa's permanent collection of treatments with their respective forms of expertise.
- Facial Care
- Hand & Foot Treatment
- Massage Treatment
- Body Treatment