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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
The Resort is the first “Robinson Crusoe” style hideaway in the Maldives, and 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.
Accommodation consists of just 55 villas, which capture the very essence of a luxurious castaway fantasy. Each villa opens to its very own stretch of white sand beach just a few steps away, whilst many also include private swimming pools. Each bathroom extends to a private garden, and utmost care is given to the environment.
Dining experiences are as diverse as they are memorable. From gourmet menus,to organic offerings, simple barbeques or elaborate romantic escapades. They start with what they can grow and fish for sustainably on their own fertile isle, and incorporate the talents of inventive chefs from East and West complimented with their extraordinary wine cellar.
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ONE BEDROOM VILLAS & SUITES
Villas come standard with the following services: Dining table and large daybed for two on terrace; Staircase from garden directly to terrace; Overhead fan, air conditioning, extensive mini bar and personal safe; DVD player and Bose Hi-fi system with docking station for personal iPods; iPods in all villas preloaded with music and movie selection; Open-air garden bathroom with bathtub, shower and a double sink unit with large over hanging mirror; Private outside sitting area with sun loungers and direct access to beach; Bicycles are provided for all villas; Wi-Fi connection is provided in villa on request; Mr/Mrs Friday (Butler) service for all villas; IDD telephones
Crusoe Villa (235sqm) located on the beach and accommodate 2 guests and is located on the Beachfront with upstairs bedroom and en-suite toilet; Downstairs living room with large daybed; Free standing bathtub and two separate showers in garden; Gangway with ropes leading to terrace
Crusoe Villas with Pool (235sqm) are Duplex Villas and located on the beachfront. Each boasting a upstairs bedroom and en-suite toilet. Downstairs the living room has a large daybed . Free standing bathtub and two separate showers are located in garden; Gangway with ropes leading to terrace; Private swimming pool
Crusoe Villa Suite with Pool (645sqm) Tucked comfortably into the natural line of trees, these newly designed luxury Crusoe Suites give a modern twist to the Robinson Crusoe experience. Maldivian Jungle surrounds, yet within touching distance of your own beach, or spend the day relaxing on the suspended seating area jutting over your sea water swimming pool.
Soneva Fushi Villa (395sqm) – Located a few steps from the beach. Our favourite spot in this villa is the large, luxurious open-air garden bathroom. An oversized bathtub that is surrounded by lush greenery, and a outside shower. Your bedroom has a fabulous Four-poster canopy bed.
Soneva Fushi Villa Suite with Pool (537) - This romantic villa is the perfect luxury getaway for couples or small families. A separate children’s room, ideal for a teenage or two young children, offers additional privacy. Our favourite part of this luxury villa suite is the observation deck, where you can bask in the beauty of the sparkling night sky from your very own plush daybed surrounded by lush views out to sea. Your villa suite is located on the beach, with its own veranda leading onto the sand. The star of your spacious bedroom is the king-sized, four-poster bed with frames made with local coconut, while the open-plan living room brings the outside indoors with floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Furthermore included in your villa is an open-air garden bathroom with water garden, outdoor shower, indoor shower and oversized bathtub.
Soneva Fushi Family Villa Suite (537sqm) – Perfect for Small Families or group of friends! This Villa suite is located on the beach, just a few short steps across the veranda to the warm Sea. Indoors there is an open-plan living room that brings the outside indoors with floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Further you will enjoy an open-air garden bathroom with water garden, outdoor shower, indoor shower and oversized bathtub. A separate children’s room, ideal for a teenager or two young children, offers additional privacy.
Soneva Fushi Family Villa Suite with Pool (537) Is perfect for Couples and small Families and located on the beach with direct access. These Villas have a separate children’s room, ideal for a teenage or two young children and offers additional privacy. Our favourite part of this luxury villa suite is the observation deck, where you can bask in the beauty of the sparkling night sky from your very own plush daybed surrounded by lush views out to sea. The star of your spacious bedroom is the king-sized, four-poster bed with frames made with local coconut, while the open-plan living room brings the outside indoors with floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Revel in your luxurious open-air garden bathroom with water garden, outdoor shower, indoor shower and oversized bathtub.
TWO BEDROOM VILLAS & SUITES
Crusoe Villa with Pool (649sqm) 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. Bedrooms are upstairs and Downstairs the living room has large daybed & a Private swimming pool Staircase from garden is directly to terrace.
Crusoe Villa Suite with Pool (649sqm) Here We offer your family a burst of excitement in this playfully indulgent luxury 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. Our favourite spot in these villas are definitely the private balcony which can be reached via the gangway off the upstairs bedroom.
Soneva Villa with Pool (395sqm) The most important experiences in life are those you share with the ones you love. These Villas were designed to set the stage for such magical memories. Set directly on the beachfront, with your open-air garden bathroom sheltered by whitewashed courtyard walls and the lush greenery.
Soneva Fushi Villa Suite with Pool (594sqm) Who would not love to be shipwrecked on a lush magical isle like Soneva Fushi? We have even taken care of the hard part 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 villa suite and its refreshing pool. Hit the Maldivian white sand outside your door; we have placed your villa directly on the beach. Or take to the bicycles we have provided for you at your villa and explore the island trails
Sunset Retreat (1290sqm) Due West and facing the beautiful sunsets, these villas offer you two luxury 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.
THREE BEDROOM VILLAS & SUITES
Crusoe Villa Suite three Bedrooms with Pool (935sqm) These Crusoe Villa Suite 3 Bedroom with Pool offers for a beautiful hideaway where a family or group of friends could enjoy this spectacular Maldivian location in total privacy. They are located on the beachfront and are duplex villas with upstairs and downstairs bedrooms. 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 –enjoying the personal butler service of Mr or Ms Friday.
Sunrise Retreat (1365sqm) 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 luxurious retreat that have been placed on one of the island's best stretches. Three bungalows, each two storeys, make up the retreat – though each features its own individual surprises. A suspended walkway, elongated pool, open-air garden bathrooms., own elevated dining pavilion, and in-villa wine cellar.
Villa 1 (1400sqm) Villa one enjoys a legendary reputation amongst guests. The name reflects its premier status as it is located at the private point of the Island. The luxurious 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.
Villa 14 (2250sqm) Feel at home...in paradise...in this rustic-chic residential style villa - 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. And off course... all wishes attended to by your personal Mr or Ms Friday.
Villa 41 (1680sqm) Natural simplicity Privacy and seclusion and no unsightly clutter is the setting of this Villa for the perfect castaway holiday. Living spaces are open .Two ground floor bedrooms have their own large open-air bathrooms, both with natural waterfalls, while the master bedroom comes with its own steam facilities. Expansive decks, idyllic walkways, your very own shaded plunge pool as well as a private seaside swimming pool, complete with a dedicated stretch of beach. Upper outdoor seating allows for evenings underneath the starry night sky, while lazy afternoons are best spent in the mezzanine TV lounge. Further facilities include a kitchenette, open-plan lounge and dining area, private study, a personal gym as well as a yoga champa and a sunken dining sala. Their ‘sunset-side’ villas are only a few footsteps away from the island’s most vibrant snorkelling spots, as well as the lush tropical forest.
This Villa is also combinable with the six bedroom Villa 42.
FOUR BEDROOM VILLAS.
Jungle Reserve (1720sqm) This Villa was created to incorporate the lush jungles of the Maldives. It is a special Jungle Reserve, a gargantuan villa engulfed by the dense green forest. Staying here you will love feeling lost in the wild as it is wound in and out of the tree trunks. The immense reserve surrounds you in nature while offering up caverns and terraces of luxurious space: three sumptuous bedrooms, huge open-air garden bathrooms, an indoor lounge with dining table for up to 10 and a separate outdoor sunken dining table just as large, an in-villa wine cellar, fully fitted-out kitchen, library, and your private spa suite with couple's treatment room, gym, sauna and steam.
Villa 15 (2375sqm) Space to breathe in and space to breathe out. And space for young ones to run around. A luxurious family home that hugs a statuesque jungle tree in the hallwayt. This plush residence with decadent space encapsulates everything you could dream of, with 4 sumptuous bedrooms, a study, a magical den for the children, even a room for their nanny. Outside there are plenty of options for lounging and dining – even the huge swimming pool has a sunken dining table and giant slide within. For quieter bathing moments, you’ll find an iconic Soneva outdoor bathroom tucked out the back for exotic jungle moments.
SIX BEDROOM VILLAS
Villa 42 (2250sqm) Clean lines with a luxurious minimalist aesthetic. The private residence’s ground floor bedrooms come with spacious open-air bathrooms, accompanied by a beautiful natural waterfall. The generous master bedroom is ideal for quieter moments, perfect for basking in spectacular views of the setting sun, or indulging in your personal steam room. Stroll around your own residential hideaway and get closer to the lush jungle on expansive walkways and wooden decks, followed by a lazy day in the villa’s steam room and sauna, or your beachfront swimming pool. Inside the villa, you can enjoy a private wine cellar and a spacious lounge complete with large TV, as well as a kitchen with open-plan dining. As evening draws in, the sunken dining area as well as large lounging sofas is ideal for intimate gatherings, taking in the quiet of a secluded retreat.
This Villa is also combinable with the three bedroom Villa 41.
NINE BEDROOM VILLAS
Private Reserve (5540sqm) The Islands vision of a playfully deluxe deserted-island mansion comes to full fruition on an oceanic scale in this villa. 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, you 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.
Villa 42 (2250sqm) and Villa 41 (1680sqm) can be combined into one 9 bedroom Villa as well
Deep Sea Fishing; Scuba Diving; Sea kayaking; Snorkelling; Waterskiing and wakeboarding; Cooking classes; Wine tasting; The Glass Studio; Open Air Cinema Paradiso; Six Senses Spa; Fully equipped fitness centre; The Den – Kids Club - Excursions that include at a fee Private picnic on a desert island; Robinson Crusoe castaway picnic; Sunset Cruise by sailing dhoni; Private sandbank overnight experience; Island hopping by dhoni; Bicycling and jogging on the island’s many trails; Table tennis, badminton, tennis, beach volleyball; All non motorized water sports activities – Hobie Cat, kayaks; Snorkeling the house reef; Stargazing in the Observatory; Yoga and Tai Chi; Board games, DVD and CD libraries; Outdoor Cinema Paradiso; Tour the impressive ‘Eco Centro’
Other Activities: Dolphin cruises; Private sunrise and sunset cruises; Excursions to local and uninhabited islands
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