by Lissa Poirot
This luxurious property is everything one would hope for a destination getaway to the Maldives. Families are welcome with special activities such as father-and-son picnics and mother-and-daughter spa days. Cooking classes for children and families take place, as well as family picnics on a deserted island and dolphin cruises. The Den is a children’s club and playground with two swimming pools, a mocktail bar, LEGO room, dress-up area, music room with instruments, cinema, pirate ship playground, library and a learning room. All guests can enjoy the resort’s beaches and water sports, outdoor cinema, observatory for fantastic views, snorkeling, and cultural activities to explore the Maldivian people and history.
Accommodations at Soneva Fushi are villas with sunrise or sunset views, the smallest of which are one-bedroom options. With one- and two-story villas, guests can enjoy private terraces and often private swimming pools. Two-bedroom, three-bedroom, four-bedroom options are readily available, with six-bedroom and a nine-bedroom private reserve villa offered as the largest accommodations. Larger villas feature children’s bedrooms, fitness centers and kitchens. With so much space to spread out, the resort also offers a number of dining options in which to enjoy the private atoll. Sobah’s Restaurant, Mihiree Mitha and Bar(A) Bara offer sea views, and guests may choice to dine by the beach, in the wine cellar or in the privacy of their own villas.
Our Editor Loves
- One- to nine-bedroom villas
- Children's club and family programming
- Luxury services and amenities
- Water Sports
- Children Programs
- Family Room 5+
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
- Kids' Pool
- Kids' Theme Meals
- Onsite Dining
We had the most amazing time in Soneva ☺️ First time in the Maldives celebrating our 4th Anniversary couldn’t be any better!! The whole experience is indescribable. Villa 68 will be always in our hearts thank you ❤️
We visited Maldives for the first time and though we had many hotel options to choose from we decided on Soneva fushi. And I am so glad that we did. Though getting there is a little cumbersome because you have to take a domestic flight to the island from the main airport of Maldives and then a 10-14 mts speedboat ride but the journey was well worth it.
Landing at the getty we were greeted by our butler Mahmood , Dehlia , my go to person for whatever I needed and the GM of the hotel Abhishek. Everything about the island and the staff which cater to you is beyond expectations. Our soft spoken butler was only a call away at every time of day and night and in case he was tied up the GM abhishek would step in instantly making sure we were well looked after.
Abhishek organised a special day for us “Soneva in agua” as we were celebrating my sons birthday the gorgeous yatch in which we spent the entire day snorkeling, dinning and we even had our own personal masseuse! The captain of our yatch Grant was a South American with 19 years of sea experience, the snorkeling experience under his guided tour was amazing. Every restaurant in the hotel was an experience in itself Esp Fresh in the garden , amongst the tree tops. The cinema Paradiso is something not to be missed , Julia their in house Photogragher captured some very precious moments for us making our holiday even more memorable.
Every member of the staff on the island is amazingly helpful , courteous and nothing that we asked for or that our heart desired was too much for them.
The 24*7 complimentary ice cream and chocolate parlor were my favourites, visiting them with my 14 year old son at all odd hours of the day and night !
The barbecue night at Down to earth is something not to be missed , the food is delectable.
My favourite part of the holiday was the No shoes policy ! My husband my son and I went three whole days with no shoes on the island running and cycling barefoot and enjoying every bit of it!
I would highly recommend Soneva and can’t wait to go back again .
Thank you everyone for making our stay special and memorable.