If ever you wanted to know the meaning of the term ‘barefoot luxury’, look no further than Soneva Fushi. Here, you’ll experience a head-spinning level of extravagance, yet never will you feel the need to don a pair of shoes or even dress up for dinner. Set on a coral fringed island in the Baa Atoll, with thatched-roofed villas tucked away into the jungle and untouched white sands calling to be lounged upon, the resort showcases a simply astounding array of facilities. On a desert island, who would have thought it possible to watch classic movies on the beach by candlelight, choose from sixty flavours of homemade ice cream, gaze upon celestial wonders in a spellbinding observatory, dine on a private island with dishes delivered by speedboat, or sip Champagne as you marvel at dolphins gliding beneath the waves on an evening cruise. It seems there’s nothing that can’t be done at this extraordinary island paradise.Location
In the Baa Atoll, a 25-minute seaplane flight from Malé airport.Accommodation
61 luxurious villas, from one to nine bedrooms, are dotted around the unspoiled island with direct access to the beach, and each luxuriously appointed with air-conditioning, overhead fans, CD, DVD and stereo systems, complimentary WiFi, open air bathrooms, and private outdoor living areas with sun loungers. With a variety of styles to choose from it’s best to ask our advice. The Crusoe Villas with Pool are wonderfully spacious with a downstairs living area and upstairs bedroom as well as a private saltwater pool. For families the Soneva Fushi Villa Suite and Pool is ideal – split over two levels, it features a bedroom with king-size bed, private garden bathroom with a large bathtub and separate shower, a living room with a sofabed, and a separate bedroom for children. The most impressive of Soneva Fushi’s accommodations, however, is the spectacular Jungle Reserve. Featuring a master bedroom as well as five guest bedrooms, a children’s bedroom and guest’s nanny’s room, this is luxury on a grand scale. The villa also features a gym, spa, TV lounge, open-air garden bathroom, and an amazing swimming pool that includes an open sunken daybed with cover roof and a sunken living area accessible by bridge and the water slide.Restaurants And Bars
We highly recommend the spicy barbecues and seafood feasts of the resort’s 2 candlelit restaurants, both steps from the ocean, with Sense by the Beach offering a fantastic fusion of Japanese and Peruvian dishes. For that extra special occasion, accompany the sommelier to The Cellar to choose the perfect bottle, while the executive chef creates the most amazing accompanying dish. There is also Fresh in the Garden Restaurant on stilts above the organic fruit and herb garden.A stunning two-storey structure with 5 distinct restaurants has recently opened, 'Out of the Blue' is the only all-day dining spot. Each restaurant serves different outstanding cuisine from the creations of top world-renowned chefs. From seafood and steakhouses to Teppanyaki, sushi and even secret menus designed by Michelin-starred chefs. Dining doesn't get better than this!Meal Plans
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Activities include tennis, PADI dive courses, snorkelling, sailing and windsurfing. You can also be forgiven for spending your time in the multi award-winning Six Senses Spa with its relaxing treatments, gym, sauna, steam room and beauty salon. Or what better way to end the day than with a classic film under the stars at the outdoor Cinema Paradiso.
- A luxury escape