Experiences

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




WELCOME

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 guiding principle of ‘Intelligent Luxury’, which is about understanding what true luxury is for our guests; many of which spend most of their time in urban environments. It is about understanding the daily lives of our guests 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 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 late 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

Gourmet Gastronomy and Oenology Experience

Make your way to our extensive wine cellar for a tasting session with one of our Sommeliers. Broaden your knowledge of grapes and wines and select your favourite to enjoy later with an indulgent meal crafted by our Executive Chef at either Dolphin Beach or Turtle Beach, our most secluded spots on the island.

Duration: 4 - 5 hours


Sonu's Picnic

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

Duration: As per the guest’s wishes

Finolhu Private Sunrise Breakfast

There’s nothing more magical than waking up to a glorious sunrise. Sail over to our private sandbank where a continental breakfast will await 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 fascinating 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 area 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 personalized tour of the Soneva Art Gallery and the Soneva Glass Boutique is available upon request.

Duration: 3 hours

Tour of our Private Residences

Owners of our Private Residences can enjoy the comforts of home and the luxuries of a resort. Explore the Private Residences with our team, each with a unique design and layout, and discuss how you can customise every detail 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 Chrissy, our Barefoot Bookseller, who has a wealth of knowledge about books and writing. She is 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, Chrissy will also be hosting 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 exercises, collaborative exercises and 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 more 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 – how to propel through the ocean, increase your breath hold capacity, 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, located only 20 minutes by speedboat from Soneva Fushi, which has one of the world’s largest population 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 maximize the chance of seeing these magnificent creatures. If mantas cannot be seen on the trip, the Marine Biologists 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 get world-class diving experiences, whether you’re doing 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-Motorized Water Sports

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

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 activity year-round.

Half day: 4 hours

Full day: 8 hours

Hourly classes are also available

Sustainable Evening Fishing

Arguably the oldest profession in the Maldives, fishing is one of the most relaxing activities for the busy traveller. Those who might rank themselves as talented fishermen with a sixth sense for good fishing spots would find it a worthy challenge to test the plentiful waters of the Indian Ocean for an impressive catch. Heading out in the boat just before the sun sets is a chance to enjoy the spectacular natural scenery, stunning sunsets and rich underwater life of the Maldives, while enjoying some canapés and cool beverages to make the experience even more unforgettable. 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 also teach the basics of fishing with a simple line and a sharp hook. A maximum of two fish per person can be kept, while all others caught must be released back into the ocean. For those lucky enough to bring back a sizable catch, a meal featuring the fruits of your labour will be prepared by the chefs at the resort.

Time: 16:00 - 19:00


LAND



Dinner and Dance on the Sandbank

Just say the word and we will request our musicians to accompany you to our private sandbank for an intimate evening with loved ones. Lie back on your rattan mat and enjoy live music by local musicians, all while our chefs put together a selection of indulgent dishes.

Duration: 3 - 4 hours



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 Mr./Ms. Friday 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 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 on your own as you soak up some sun. The experience is yours for two-hour slots and the sun umbrella, towels and water are included.

Duration: 2 hours



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




Six Senses Spa

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.

Duration and Price: Please consult the Spa Menu


CULTURE


Trip to Eydhafushi Island

Pay a visit to the capital island of the Baa Atoll to immerse 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 you to please observe the dress code as detailed in the A-Z compendium.

Duration: 1 - 2 hours


Trip to Maalhos Island

area where the local ladies weave mats and baskets as it has been done on the island for hundreds of years. We request you to 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. Soak in the Maldivian islander culture as you visit the mosque, school, boat-building areas, talk to some of the locals and enjoy an authentic Maldivian lunch on Maalhos Island. We request you to please observe the dress code as detailed in the A-Z compendium.

Duration: 3 hours


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