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Experiences

DON’T MISS . FAMILY . WATER . LAND . CULTURE




WELCOME

As guardians of places that have existed long before us, our unique vision is inspired by nature’s magnitude, mystery and enchanting beauty.

Founded on shared passions and masters of innovation, we are a thriving community working hand in hand with the environment to craft beautiful, beyond bespoke experiences where discovery is a way of life.

With our Hosts as your personal guide, we invite you to explore and delight in the possibility of each moment as time melts away and lose yourself in experiences that will stay with you for a lifetime.

Sonu and Eva


Inspiring a lifetime of rare experiences

At Soneva, our creativity is driven by our understanding of what true luxury is for our guests; many of which spend most of their time in urban environments. It is about understanding their daily lives and offering them experiences that are both ‘new’ - in that they are rare, unusual and exceptional, but at the same time ‘true’ in that they are highly desired and cherished.

With our team, we continue to question and challenge what is rare, and hence a real luxury. We have curated the following rare and authentic experiences to help create precious, life-enriching stories and memories.




Hidden among dense island foliage within the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Soneva Fushi inspires the imagination with a collection of spacious beachfront and over-water villas. Everything about this magical place feels otherworldly, from the crystal-clear turquoise water and dolphins at sunset, to the delicious cuisine available at the resort’s multiple dining venues.

Nature is nurtured at the resort and each signature experience brings you one step closer to discovering its untouched beauty.

DON’T MISS


Astronomical Dinner Cruise

This incredible experience begins at sunset, featuring a four-course meal with wine pairings. Our resident Astronomer will guide you through the wonders that stare back at you across the night sky, sharing secrets of the cosmos.

Duration: 3 - 4 hours


Sonu's Picnic

Take your castaway experience to another level, and try Sonu’s favourite – lunch on a deserted island prepared by your own personal chef. Dip yourself in the crystal-clear blue sea with our snorkelling guide while your chef prepares gourmet temptations in the most romantic of settings.

Duration: As per the guest’s wishes

Private Sunrise Breakfast on the Sandbank

There’s nothing more magical than waking up to a glorious sunrise. Sail over to our private sandbank where a continental breakfast awaits your arrival. Cherish the moment when the sun emerges beyond the horizon and bathes the shore with warmth and light.

Duration: 3 hours

Private Sandbank Overnight Experience

Spend a romantic night camping under the Maldivian skies on your own private sandbank in a luxurious Bedouin-style tent, which even comes with its own bathroom. Make your way to a candlelit dinner, set up by personal attendants before they depart to allow you to experience the unspoiled island. Breakfast will be delivered at a pre-arranged time of your choice.

Duration: 12 hours

Sunset Dolphin Safari

Get ready for one of the most breath-taking experiences of your holiday; watching dozens of playful dolphins in the light of the setting sun. While you cruise into deeper waters, you will be served a selection of canapés and flute of Champagne.

Duration: 1 hour

Guided Snorkelling with our Marine Biologist

Accompany our resident Marine Biologist on a guided snorkelling trip to one of the spectacular reefs found in the Baa Atoll. They will introduce you to the various species of marine life. You might be lucky enough to encounter beautiful sea turtles and manta rays, which are common in this part of the Maldives.

House reef snorkelling and night snorkelling are also available. Peer through darker waters at moray eels, lionfish, octopus, lobsters, sleeping parrot fish, and bioluminescent plankton.

Duration: 2 hours

Glassblowing Class

Enjoy the truly rare experience of learning how to blow glass in Soneva Fushi’s Art & Glass Studio. Our experienced team of glass specialists work very closely with our guests to create their very own masterpiece to take home.

All works created at the Art & Glass Studio are made using recycled glass bottles from Soneva Fushi and other nearby resorts.

A personalised tour of the Soneva Art Gallery and the Soneva Glass Boutique is available upon request.

Duration: 90 minutes

Tour of our Private Residences

Owners of our Private Residences can enjoy the comforts of home with all the luxuries of a resort. Explore the Private Residences with our Soneva Villa Ownership team, each Residence has its own unique design and layout, and discuss how you can customise certain details and the options on offer.

Duration: Dependent on guest request and villa availability


FAMILY



Family Picnic with Guided Snorkelling

Pick your favourite unspoiled island and allow us to arrange for our resident Marine Biologist to escort you on a guided snorkelling experience through one of the best reefs in Baa Atoll. Following the underwater expedition, make your way back to dry land for a gourmet picnic, complete with a personal chef and waiter on hand.

Duration: 4 - 5 hours

Private Cinema Experience

Kick your feet up and lie back on the cushioned lounger with your family as you catch your favourite classics at Cinema Paradiso, our outdoor movie theatre. The waves lapping the shore, the gentle rustle of the trees and the glimmering night sky will only add to the experience. An additional option of a barbecue dinner served during the movie is available at an extra charge.

Duration: Dependant on the movie

The Den

The Den is a playground for the imagination. Children can explore a pirate ship, two swimming pools, a Lego room, a dress-up area, a cinema, a library, a learning area, and a music room with instruments.

Open from: 10:00 - 17:00 daily





Barefoot Bookseller Experiences

Meet our Barefoot Bookseller, who has a wealth of knowledge about books and writing. They are on hand in our pop-up bookshop, the ultimate destination on the island for bibliophiles. Ready to recommend books to entertain, educate and inspire you as you unwind, they also host the following activities, as well as other events:

Creative Writing Classes
Holidays are a rare moment to relax and unleash your creative spirit. The class includes writing and collaborative exercises, as well as feedback sessions to writing endeavours.
Duration: 1 hour

Bibliotherapy
Be introduced to books that lend perspective to the preoccupations in your life and expand your reading horizons for the future, as an individual or a couple looking to read together.
Duration: 45 minutes

Academic Tutoring (ages 9-18)
Whether the student has materials brought for holiday revision from school or is looking to learn the best revision techniques, our tutoring service will encourage and inspire.
Duration: 1 hour

The Barefoot Bookseller’s Literary Lecture
Listen to a presentation on the philosophy of fiction, imagination and artistic empathy. Join in the discussion of ideas, take a book away for further reading or just sit back and enjoy your drink - it’s a complimentary service.
Duration: 1 hour

Digital Detox Session
Our lives are overtaken by screens – from emails, to Instagram and apps. Holidays feel like an opportunity to digitally detox, but what if we could change our relationship with our digital devices once we returned home? Come for a personally tailored digital detox session with our Barefoot Bookseller, and discover how to re-shape your screen-time.


WATER


Freediving

Freediving is the exhilarating practice of discovering the underwater world using only a single breath. You will learn our finning technique to propel yourself through the ocean, increase your breath hold capacity, the ability to both relax and focus, equalisation and of course safety, which is paramount.

Duration and Price: Available on request

Snorkel with Manta Rays

Join us as we search for the enigmatic, graceful, inquisitive and charismatic manta rays in the waters of the Baa Atoll. If the conditions are right, we will go to Hanifaru Bay, just a 20-minute speedboat ride from Soneva Fushi, which has one of the world’s largest populations of manta rays. When time and tide align, fortunate snorkellers get to observe and capture a rolling, whirling feast where it may be possible to see hundreds of these large, yet harmless, creatures congregate to gorge themselves in the plankton-rich waters. There are also several other locations close to Soneva Fushi where manta sightings are common, so the exact itinerary of the trip may vary to maximise the chance of seeing these magnificent creatures. If mantas are not seen on the trip, the Marine Biologist will lead an underwater discovery tour to showcase the stunning scenery of the marine life in the Baa Atoll.
*Manta sightings are frequent but not guaranteed.

June-October
Duration: 1.5 - 3 hours


Diving at Soneva Fushi

The Soleni Dive Centre’s multi-lingual PADI instructors and the small dive group sizes ensure that you always get world-class diving experiences, whether this is your first or your hundredth dive. There are many dive sites with rich marine life around the resort, sure to tempt all marine enthusiasts.

Duration and Price: Please consult the Soleni Dive Centre

Non-Motorised Water Sports

We offer a range of complimentary non-motorised water sports, including kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, windsurfing and catamarans. Private tuition is available at an additional charge on an hourly basis.

Duration: As per the guest’s wishes

Motorised Water Sports

Experience the ocean with complete freedom. Gliding, diving, skimming – all of this is possible with a SEABOB. Learn to move through the water like a fish, on the surface and beneath the waves.

eFoils use a silent electric motor mounted on an all-carbon fibre hydrofoil. Riders, from beginners to those already skilled on a board, can fly for over an hour of fun at speeds of up to 40km per hour!

What happens if you fit a surfboard with a motor? You get an eSurf-board. The eSurf lets you get up to speeds of 56km per hour, making this an exhilarating water sport.

Duration: As per the guest’s wishes

Eco-Friendly Surfing

Discover the beautiful Maldivian waters with a surf trip to one of more than 11 different locations in the Baa Atoll. Surf perfect waves in the warm sun, with no one else in sight but your own private instructor. All spots are located within 30 minutes of Soneva Fushi and are suitable for beginners through to advanced surfers. We offer half day and full day surf trips with an instructor, as well as hourly surfing classes. Surfboards are available to be borrowed at no extra charge. May to September offers the biggest waves, although beginners will enjoy the surf year-round.

Half day: 4 hours

Full day: 8 hours

Hourly classes are also available

Sunrise Fishing with Breakfast

As daylight breaks, set sail from Soneva Fushi on a private fishing experience to learn the traditional art of pole and line fishing - a sustainable method that's been used in the Maldives for centuries. Early mornings are the most active time for the abundant schools of fish in the clear, clean waters of the Baa Atoll. Your skilled fishing guide will navigate you to the best spots to cast off.

Once you've worked up an appetite, it's time for a sumptuous breakfast picnic on the sands.

Private trips that focus on casting and trawling are also available


Sustainable Evening Fishing

Head out in the boat just before the sun sets to enjoy the spectacular natural scenery, stunning sunsets and rich underwater life of the Maldives, while enjoying some canapés and cool beverages. Our captain will take you to secret spots known for big game, yet away from the reef to avoid causing any damage.

The crew can provide assistance to fishing enthusiasts of all levels, and can teach the basics of fishing with a simple line and a sharp hook. A maximum of two fish per person can be kept, while everything else must be released back into the ocean. For those lucky enough to bring back a sizeable catch, a meal featuring the fruits of your labour will be prepared by the chefs at the resort.

Time: 16:00 - 19:00

Soneva in Aqua Day Experience

After your on-shore breakfast, the captain and crew will welcome you aboard Soneva in Aqua and set sail for snorkelling spots within the Baa Atoll, the only UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in the Maldives. Keep your eyes peeled for turtles, dolphins and possibly manta rays (*season and weather dependent). Enjoy a bespoke lunch menu on-board, prepared by your personal chef.

After lunch, grab your fins, mask and snorkel for some underwater sightseeing in some of the best spots in the area, followed by some hard earned relaxation time in the sun or in our outdoor Jacuzzi. Enjoy a personalised treatment of your choice from our on-board massage therapist. As the sun sets, lie in our bowsprit nets and search for playing dolphins. The chef will prepare canapés and pop the sparkling wine upon your return to Soneva Fushi.

Duration: 8 hours


LAND




Jungle Dinner

Experience nature in all its splendid glory with an intimate dinner in the middle of the jungle. We will pick you up from your villa and take you blindfolded to our secret jungle location. There, our chef will have created a culinary journey where each course tantalises one of your senses.

Duration: 3 - 4 hours




Full Moon Dinner

Once a month, over the lunar cycle, we craft a unique dining experience served on our private sandbank. In celebration of the full moon, we create a moon-shaped seating arrangement under the splendidly lit night sky. Please ask your Barefoot Butler about the dates of the next full moon.

Duration: 3 - 4 hours




Private Stargazing

Get drawn into a world of celestial glory as you gaze at the night sky through the lenses of our state-of-the-art telescope. Tucked away from the lights of civilisation, our resident Astronomer will introduce you to the splendours of the galaxies that few have been fortunate to witness. We also offer private tuition on astronomy for those keen to learn more.

Duration: 1 hour

Sunbathing on the Sandbank

Retreat to the tranquillity of our private sandbank to enjoy a relaxing time in total solitude as you soak up some sun. The experience is yours for two-hour slots and a sun umbrella, towels and water are included.

Duration: 2 hours


Floating Breakfast

Start the day as you mean to go on with a sumptuous breakfast served on a tray in your own private pool. Enjoy freshly baked pastries and an array of fresh seasonal fruit, as well as fruit juice and an optional bottle of Champagne.

Duration: As per the guest’s wishes


Island Castaway Picnic

Let us whisk you away to one of our lush, uninhabited islands for a true castaway experience. Hop aboard our boat and sail to the island with your picnic basket and snorkel gear where you will be left to enjoy your day in the sun.

Duration: 4 - 5 hours

Private Sandbank Dinner

Treat yourself to a memorable dinner on our private sandbank set in the middle of the Indian Ocean. After meeting with you, our executive chef will design a bespoke menu to suit your palate and your Hosts will set up a beautiful table at the water’s edge.

Duration: 3 - 4 hours

Private beach dinners are also available

In-Villa BBQ

Why leave the comfort of your own private villa to enjoy a delicious BBQ, prepared by our skilled culinary team at a time of your choosing? The menu is personalised to your own tastes, from plant-based dishes or freshly-caught seafood to a succulent selection of meats, all sizzled to perfection on the grill.

Duration: As per the guest’s wishes



Cooking Class

Learn to cook a variety of different cuisines, from Thai and Japanese to Maldivian and Indian. Our chefs will personally guide you through the ingredients and preparations and once your cooking is finished you can take your seat and enjoy the fruits of your labour, accompanied by a glass of champagne.

Duration: 2.5 hours

Six Senses Spa

From soothing scrubs and oils from 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.

Duration and Price: Please consult the Spa Menu

View our Spa Menu


CULTURE


Trip to Eydhafushi Island

Pay a visit to the capital island of the Baa Atoll to immerse yourself in the local culture by watching the islanders as they work, rest and play. Learn how they build their houses, the traditional dhoni boats and prepare their food. We request that you please observe the dress code as detailed in the A-Z compendium.

Duration: 1 - 2 hours


Trip to Maalhos Island

Visit the island of Maalhos and watch at the local ladies weave mats and baskets using the same method that has been handed down on the island for hundreds of years. We request that you please observe the dress code as detailed in the A-Z compendium.

Duration: 1 - 2 hours

Island Hopping by Speedboat

Get a quick taste of two neighbouring islands and enjoy a special snorkelling trip to one of the reefs in Baa Atoll. Experience Maldivian islander culture as you visit the mosque, school, boat-building areas, and talk to some of the locals, Afterwards enjoy an authentic Maldivian lunch on Maalhos Island. We request that you please observe the dress code as detailed in the A-Z compendium.

Duration: 3 hours


CONSCIOUS EXPERIENCES



Wildlife Explorer

Discover the flora and fauna native to the island of Kunfunadhoo. Follow the expedition guide along island trails, learning tricks to spot wildlife, how to read animal tracks, the names of each plant and animal spotted in Dhivehi. At the end of the experience younger guests will earn a Wildlife Explorer badge at The Den.

Duration: 1.5 hours

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Namoona Island Visit

Learn more about our Soneva Namoona initiative with a visit to our neighbouring island of Maalhos. Discover the history of Maalhos, as well as the recent Soneva Namoona activities on the island. The visit begins with a tour of the sustainability initiatives and the island’s efforts to Reduce, Recycle and Inspire local communities, Maalhos’ Eco Centro, the former waste burning area and water bottling plant (Soneva Water). Enjoy local refreshments and learn to weave with screw pine leaves, a tradition unique to Maalhos.

SLOWLIFE Journey

Take a deep look into Soneva’s philosophy, which places sustainability at its core. Tour our Eco Centro and organic gardens, see how we make the most out of the island’s coconuts, from composting to making coconut oil. Then head to the gardens around Fresh in the Garden to learn about permaculture before choosing ingredients for a delicious three-course lunch.

Duration: 2 hours



Fishing is a Family Matter

Embark on an ocean adventure with Soneva Fushi’s Maldivian fisherman, Rocket, and his family to learn how to fish sustainably. Rocket has been supplying fish to Soneva Fushi since it was in construction, he knows what the chefs need and knows where to find the fish. After fishing, guests can have their catch of the day prepared for them back at the resort using Rocket’s wife’s marinade recipe.

Duration: 1.5 – 2 hours


Price List


All prices are in USD

DON’T MISS


Astronomical Dinner Cruise



Sonu's Picnic


Private Sunrise Breakfast on the Sandbank


Private Sandbank Overnight Experience


Sunset Dolphin Safari



Guided Snorkelling with our Marine Biologist




Private Guided Snorkelling with our Marine Biologist


Tour of our Private Residences


ART & GLASS


Glassblowing Lesson



Sand-Casting Lesson


Paperweight Lesson

395++ per person (By Dhoni, minimum 2 guests)

550++ per person (By Soneva in Aqua, minimum 2 guests)


Starting at 845++ per person


290++ per couple


2,000++ per couple


175++ per person

950++ for private safari (maximum 8 guests)


Baa Atoll snorkelling: 125++ per person

Night snorkelling: 80++ per person

House reef snorkelling: 65++ per person


225++ per person (maximum 6 guests)


Complimentary




300++ for private lesson, 500++ per couple

600++ per 3 persons


120++ per person


100++ per person




FAMILY


Family Picnic with Guided Snorkelling


Private Cinema Experience


The Den


Barefoot Bookseller Experiences

770++ per person


585++ per movie


Complimentary


Creative Writing: 350++ per person

Bibliotherapy: 150++ per person

Academic Tutoring (9-18 years old): 350++ per person

The Barefoot Bookseller's Literary Lecture: Complimentary

WATER


Freediving


Snorkel with Manta Rays


Private Guided Snorkelling with our

Marine Biologist


Diving at Soneva Fushi


Non-Motorised Water Sports


Motorised Water Sports


Eco-Friendly Surfing


House Reef Surf Lesson


Sunrise Fishing with Breakfast


Private Fishing Experience, Casting and Trawling


Sustainable Evening Fishing


Soneva In Aqua Day Experience

Available on request


150++ per person


225++ per person (maximum 6 guests)



Please ask the Soleni Dive Team


Complimentary


Seabob, eFoil or eSurf: 75++ per guest per 15 minutes


Please ask the Surf Team


250++ per person


500++ private boat


500++ private boat


165++ per person (minimum 4 guests)


4,200++ per couple, per day

450++ per additional person

LAND


Jungle Dinner


Full Moon Dinner


Private Stargazing


Floating Breakfast


Sunbathing on the Sandbank


Island Castaway Picnic


Private Sandbank Dinner


In-Villa BBQ


Cooking Class


Six Senses Spa

350++ per person


450++ per person (minimum 6 guests)


250++ per session


75++ per tray


165++ per person


Starting at 470++ per person


450++ per person (minimum 2 guests)


395++ per person


175++ per person


Please consult the Spa Menu

CULTURE


Trip to Eydhafushi Island


Trip to Maalhos Island


Island Hopping by Speedboat



90++ per person


90++ per person


450++ per couple


CONSCIOUS EXPERIENCES


Wildlife Explorer


Namoona Island Visit


SLOWLIFE Journey


Fishing is a Family Matter



100++ per person


200++ per person (minimum 2 guests)


300++ per person


350++ per person

ADDITIONAL SERVICES


Photography and Videography with our
Storytellers


Private Marine Biologist Hire


Swimming Lessons



Available on request



Available on request


85++ per person, per hour



The prices are subject to 10% service charge and 12% GST tax

Experience prices may vary between Soneva resorts due to logistics

For more information or to book one of our experiences, please contact your Barefoot Butler


Inspiring a lifetime of rare experiences

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