Soneva Fushi Resort and Residences
Soneva Fushi is the original desert island hideaway. Everything about it feels right. The picture book palm trees. The perfect white sand. The colony of nesting turtles and of course its famous organic gardens and rocket salad. It’s the kind of place that makes you feel like a child again. Every guest has a bicycle to explore the island. At a kilometre long by half a kilometre wide with sandy paths criss-crossing dense jungle, the island is big by Maldivian standards. Whereas some Maldives islands can be toured in seconds, Soneva Fushi is a proper island with hidden treasures to explore at every turn. The beachside villas and private residences are hidden among dense foliage within touching distance of pristine coral reef. Vast, sigh-inducing beds induce the sweetest of dreams. Intoxicating tropical aromas pervade every bathroom. Many guests stay 'home', enjoying unrivalled peace and privacy with the best 'takeaway' food in the Indian Ocean. Others head out to explore the nine different dining options. To breakfast at Mihiree Mitha, the social hub of the island, or dine in Fresh In The Garden, a restaurant cooled by breezes above the heady scents of the famous organic herb and vegetable garden. The spa is always a great temptation. Watching movies at Cinema Paradiso, the open-air movie theatre with only the starlit sky above, is not to be missed. Nor is counting Saturn’s rings in the world class Observatory in the company of Dr Parag Mahajani, one of India's leading astronomers. Opportunities to venture beyond the island including sunset dolphin cruises, picnics on the island's own private sandbank or three deserted islands, breathtaking diving such as watching the majestic rays feed at Manta Point, or fascinating cultural visits to nearby islands. Soneva Fushi is the ultimate pioneer of memory-making experiences. As is the Soneva way, all this is offered while treading as lightly as possible on the earth. Sonu and Eva Shivdasani’s passion for enriching lives while protecting nature's precious resources pervades every aspect of this magical island. At the heart is Eco Centro, proving ground for the sustainable culture Soneva extols, where everything from the sun's rays – the island is part powered by solar panels – to fallen timber and driftwood is re-used. Soneva Fushi is committed to the Soneva Group’s SLOW LIFE philosophy: Sustainable-Local-Organic-Wellness Learning-Inspiring-Fun-Experiences. Don’t miss ! : Six senses SPA, Snorkling with Manta ray, Cruising with Dolphins, enjoy a deluxe gourmet picnic lunch, or spending the whole night in the luxury tent.