The flagship property of Soneva Resorts, Soneva Fushi not only redefined the Maldives when it opened in 1995, but it also reinvented luxury resorts throughout the tropics. ‘Intelligent Luxury’ became a concept synonymous with simple sophistication, exceptional service and indigenous design, and nearly two decades later no one has come up with anything better.
The island of Kunfunadhoo takes about an hour to circuit on foot and the choice of accommodation, as well as the use of rattan, thatch and natural fabrics, contribute to the feeling that this is a sprawling ethnic village rather than a carefully-conceived resort. All 57 rooms, suites and villas are hidden away amidst the jungle-like greenery, most with their own pools. Families will particularly enjoy the 3-, 4- and 5-Bedroom Villas and children’s Den. Days here are primarily geared towards water sports and spa treatments and dining is an experience –from the seafood tapas and premium vintages of the overwater Bar(a)Bara, to the Fresh in the Garden restaurant set high above the jungle on a tree-top platform. Don’t expect the star gazing at the Observatory or the movies of the outdoor Cinema Paradiso to bring you back down to earth!
7 nights from £3,195pp including flights, transfers and breakfast. Half-board and full-board optional.
OUR RECOMMENDATION by Karen Boulton “Robinson Crusoe never had it so good…”
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Private Seaplane transfers are 25 minutes from Malé Airport / 57 Rooms, Villa Reserves & Suites / 2 Restaurants & 2 Bars / Water Sports / Fitness Centre / Tennis / Spa / Children Welcome with Complimentary Kids Facilities.