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

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 Dolphin 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 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

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 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 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 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 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 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-Motorized Water Sports

We offer a range of complimentary non-motorized 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

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

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. 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 sizable 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



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 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



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 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


Price List


All prices are in USD

DON’T MISS


Astronomical Dinner Cruise



Gourmet Gastronomy and Oenology Experience



Sonu's Picnic


Finolhu Private Sunrise Breakfast


Private Sandbank Overnight Experience


Sunset Dolphin Safari


Guided Snorkelling with our Marine Biologist


Glassblowing Class





Tour of our Private Residences

395++ per person (Dhoni)

550++ per person (Soneva in Aqua)


295++ per person for a shared dinner

500++ per person for a private dinner


Starting at 845++ per person


290++ per couple


2,000++ per couple


175++ per person


125++ per person


350++ for private lesson, 600++ per couple

750++ per 3 persons

For more than 3 persons: 250++ person

with 30 minutes extra time for each additional guest


Complimentary

FAMILY


Family Picnic with Guided Snorkelling


Private Cinema Experience


The Den


Barefoot Bookseller Experiences

750++ 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-Motorized Water Sports


Eco-Friendly Surfing



Sustainable Evening Fishing


Motorized Water Sports


Soneva In Aqua Day Experience

Available on request


150++ per person


225++ per person (maximum 6 guests)



Please ask the Soleni Dive Team


Complimentary


350++ per person

1,000++ private boat (maximum 4 guests)


USD165++ per person (minimum 4 persons)


Please ask the Water Sports Team


3,550++ per couple, per day

450++ per additional person

LAND


Dinner and Dance on the Sandbank


Jungle Dinner


Full Moon Dinner


Private Stargazing


Sunbathing on the Sandbank


Castaway Picnic


Private Sandbank Dinner


Six Senses Spa

295++ per person (minimum 6 persons)


250++ per person


395++ per person (minimum 6 persons)


250++ per session


165++ per person


Starting at 470++ per person


900++ per couple


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

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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