Tropical Dream

Soneva Fushi Resort

A natural paradise

Soneva Fushi is just 35 minutes by helicopter from Male International Airport. How else can one approach paradise except from the sky? The view from above is nothing short of breathtaking: sparkling sand-fringed coral atolls and truly incomparable powder-white beaches surround the shimmering turquoise sea. Further into the distance, your eyes will feast on striking reefs protected by lagoons waiting to be explored.

Soneva Fushi Resort is set on the 100 acre Kunfunadhoo Island, the first real tourist development in the remote Baa Atoll region - unexplored and protected - and this is just one of the reasons why Soneva Fushi is unique. The island is almost one and a half kilometres in length and more than half a kilometre in width. It can take an entire afternoon to explore the lush natural vegetation.

The architecture and interior design has successfully captured the essence of a Robinson Crusoe desert island, whilst still retaining the modern-day amenities and luxuries one can expect in a resort of this calibre.

Soneva Fushi Resort comprises 63 rooms offering guests a choice of luxury accommodation fitting to a unique holiday: 25 Rehendi rooms, 12 Crusoe villas, three deluxe Crusoe villas, 14 Soneva Fushi villas and five Soneva Fushi villas suites. There is also a residential villa comprising three separate buildings with a total of four bedrooms. The accommodation is but a representation of the identity and the philosophy of our resort: 'Luxuriously back to nature'.

Soneva Fushi by day

During the day, you can enjoy private picnics in uninhabited islands, explore the underwater world of diving, relax in the sun, read a book, play tennis, badminton or volleyball, visit the nearby fishing villages Eydhafushi and Mahlos or simply enjoy the watersports. Soneva Fushi's crystal clear lagoon and the nearby sandbank make excellent areas for windsurfing, water-skiing or sailing off on a hobie cat. However, exploring the beautiful, undisturbed reefs is a luxury for the diver at Soneva Fushi. Many new diving sites have been discovered, each one with its own unique features. Grey sharks are frequently seen, schools of batfish, whale sharks, manta rays and a rich variety of marine life for which this area is famous. However, if you are not a keen diver, snorkelling in the lagoon can be just as rewarding, with many beautiful fish within steps of the water's edge.

Enjoyment by night

In the evenings, one can enjoy cocktails while watching the sun set, go night fishing, have a beach barbecue or wine and dine in either of our two restaurants. The diversity of our food and beverages will enable you to either dine simply, enjoy a barbecue or feast on more sophisticated dishes that are a blend of various influences accompanied by a fine selection of wines. For those desiring a romantic and tranquil evening, as the sun goes down an evening bar opens up on the beach so that one can slowly sip a cool drink and gaze at the sunset. Alternatively, for those desiring privacy, dining in your villa is, of course, also available at Soneva Fushi.

Soneva Fushi also provides basic conference facilities for those wanting to hold meetings whilst at the resort. We can cater for around ten to 12 people for meetings in one of our open air champas. Conference and incentive packages can be tailor-made on receipt of applications by the individual group.

Soneva Fushi has an environmentally friendly culture. Decorative items such as twig pencils and rough bamboo canisters used for delivering messages, and armchairs made from raw branches conjure up the feeling of being at home with nature.

Not only has Soneva Fushi been built with the environment in mind - the resort has actually been created around the island, in perfect harmony with nature.

For more information: Sophie Mullins, Soneva Pavilion Hotels and Resorts (London). Tel:+44 181 743 0208, Fax: +44 181 743 6788