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 luxurious experience in which the natural reality of the destination unites understated yet sophisticated style. This is Intelligent Luxury. The island is 1,400 metres long and 400 metres wide. It is one of the largest islands in 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.
Dining experiences are diverse and memorable – from gourmet menus across a variety of cultures and cuisines, to organic fair, simple barbecues and romantic escapades – and all complimented by an extraordinary wine cellar and innovative bars. The food has a Mediterranean and seafood influence, which is in perfect balance with the climate and philosophy of the resort. Mihiree Mitha is an International breakfast buffet with live cooking stations, a tropical fruit station with fresh juices and smoothies and a collection of Asian dishes including Maldivian specialties. There is a wood-burning pizza oven that offers freshly baked pizzas during lunch and at the Saturday evening buffet. Sense by the Beach is a true destination for fine cuisine and wine lovers. The Peruvian and Japanese fusion menu draws heavily on classic Japanese food with South American influences. The dining choices are never ending. There truly is something for everyone’s pallet.
There are many choices for cool drinks and cocktails. There is a choice of three bars, all of which you will find are perfectly located to enjoy a sunset, or star gaze and listen to the water lapping beneath you at the end of the jetty.
Other facilities that will cease to amaze you include the spa, the gardens, the Cinema Paradiso, two libraries, and The Observatory, That is right experience magnificent views into the night sky. Other activities provided complementary at the resort include: Bicycling and jogging on the island’s many trails, fully equipped fitness center, table tennis, badminton, tennis, beach volleyball, all non motorized water sports activities, snorkeling in house reef with equipments, Star gazing in the Observatory, Yoga and Tai Chi, board games, DVD, CD libraries, and watching classic movies in Cinema Paradiso.
Other activities include: waterskiing, wakeboarding, snorkeling excursions to different reefs, dolphin cruises, sunrise and sunset cruises, fishing trips, and scuba diving.
Soneva Fushi offers just 65 accommodations, which capture the very essence of a luxurious castaway fantasy. The Jungle Reserve and the two Retreats offer the premier accommodation. Each villa opens to its very own stretch of white sand beach just a few steps away, whilst many also include Private Sea Water Swimming Pools. Each bathroom extends to a private garden, whilst utmost care is given to the environment.
Fifteen beach front rooms with king size bed or twin beds. The rooms have an outdoor, inside and bathroom daybed. An open air private garden bathroom with separate bathtub and shower with double sink. The rooms have air conditioning and an overhead fan. CD, DVD, VCD and HiFi system with speakers in both bedroom and bathroom are in all rooms.
SONEVA FUSHI VILLA WITH POOL
Fifteen beach front villas with foyer entrance and large and spacious bedroom with king size bed. Large luxurious, open air private garden bathroom with water feature, large bathtub and separate shower. All villa’s have air conditioning and overhead fan. CD, DVD, VCD and HiFi stereo system with speakers in both bedroom and bathroom are in all rooms. 10 Soneva Fushi Villas have their private sea water swimming pool. There are other choices of Villa’s available including one with a Tree House.
Contact us for details of other villa’s.
The dive center has multi-lingual PADI instructors as well as small dive groups to ensure that guests of all experience levels get the best service at all times. It is a PADI dive centre and is equipped with the latest equipment and many renowned dive sites including world famous Manta Point are within 10 minutes boat ride from the resort.
The water sports activity center has plenty of different schedules and activities to accommodate you needs. Upon arrival one of the staff members will be more than pleased to help you plan you your diving and extracurricular activities.
The atolls lie in the Indian Ocean, roughly 750kms S.W. of Sri Lanka (originally Ceylon). The atolls reach from 8 ° northern latitude to 1° southern latitude and are 80 km wide and 850 km long crossing the equator. The total area of the Maldives, made up of 19 atolls, is about 298 square kilometers. The atolls comprehend a total of 1196 islands of which approximately 220 islands are inhabited. There is 644 km of coastline.
At present 89 tourist islands have been established. The islands are very flat and are only 1,8m above sea level on average. With this entire coastline and hundreds of atolls, you better believe the diving is fantastic. There are many large and small creatures which graze on the reef or cruise the azure waters. Dive sites vary from sandy bottoms with rays nestled in the sand, pinnacles know as tilas, and outstanding reef walls. But not to forget the channel passages which act as feeding and cleaning stations for Manta Rays, Whale sharks and a variety of species of sharks. Guitar rays, eagle rays, leopard rays and porcupine rays are commonly spotted.
If you prefer macro the reefs are home to brightly colored nudibranchs, coral crabs, lionfish and plenty of small fish that make a rainbow of colors on the reef. At the start of this decade the Maldives suffered widespread coral bleaching due to the rising temperatures of the sea. Some areas are still colorful and have healthy coral. Although temperatures rose, and only coral skeletons were left it has not affected the abundance of sea life. Today the Maldives are a host to some of the world’s best diving.