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13 December, 2021

Soneva Fushi, the Maldives private island resort was just named as one of the Best Hotels and Resorts in Asia on Condé Nast Traveller’s Prestigious Gold List 2022.

Condé Nast Traveller 2022 Gold List highlights their editors’ all-time favourite hotels around the world that exemplify the gold standard of service and hospitality. The Gold List is one of four major hotel lists that Condé Nast Traveller assembles every year.

Soneva Fushi was also named the Best Hotel in the Maldives 2022 in this Gold List. 

Hidden among dense foliage within the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Soneva Fushi inspires the imagination. The award-winning resort truly defines the essence of barefoot luxury. Soneva Fushi is regarded as the first luxury resort in the Maldives, setting the trend for luxury holidays in the nation with 63 luxury beachfront villas and eight Water Retreats, ranging in size from one to nine bedrooms. It was the first Robinson Crusoe castaway-styled resort in the Maldives and offered the island nation’s first spa, the first pool villas, the first wine cellar, outdoor cinema, observatory, chocolate room and ice cream parlour,  hot glass studio, organic gardens, and waterslides.

Guests can embark on unforgettable culinary journeys while at Soneva Fushi through authentic culinary experiences from Soneva’s world-leading chefs. From Fresh in the Garden by Sobah, high above the fragrant organic gardens, to the overwater spectacle that is Out of the Blue, everyone’s tastes are catered to. Soneva Fushi also recently introduced an exhilarating new culinary concept: Flying Sauces. The first-of-its-kind dining destination is set to become a true bucket list experience for gastronomes and thrill-seekers alike, combining the adrenaline-fuelled excitement of a zip line with an exquisite gourmet menu.

Soneva Fushi also offers a unique selection of memorable, fun and once-in-a-lifetime experiences to last a life time. Whether it is exploring the cosmos in the Observatory, dolphin watching as the sun sets, learning the art of glassblowing, and discovering local Maldivian culture on nearby islands or even simply spending the night alone under the stars on a private sandbank in a Bedouin-inspired tent, Soneva Fushi has got it covered.

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Soneva in The Maldives

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World-leading luxury resort operator Soneva runs two resorts in the Maldives, Soneva Fushi and Soneva Jani.

In 1995, the award-winning luxury resort Soneva Fushi set the standard for all desert island barefoot luxury hideaways in the Maldives. Located in the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Soneva Fushi pairs Robinson Crusoe fantasy with intelligent luxury. If the experiences are magical, the philosophy is simple: No news, no shoes. No pretensions either.

Sixty-two private villas with their own stretch of beach are hidden among dense foliage within touching distance of a pristine coral reef. Intuitive service is provided by Mr./Ms. Friday butlers.

Highlights include the open-air Cinema Paradiso, counting Saturn’s rings in the high-tech Observatory, the home-made chocolate and ice cream rooms, five hundred wines to choose from, six different restaurants and countless destination dining options. In November 2015, Soneva launched a floating villa concept, Soneva in Aqua, a treasure trove children’s Den and a multi-purpose facility encompasses a glass gallery, boutique and studio where guests can learn the art of glass blowing. READ FULL REVIEW

The perfect combination of luxury and nature, Soneva Jani offers guests an unparalleled experience in idyllic surroundings. Opened in December 2016, Soneva Jani is Soneva’s newest property and the world-leading luxury hotel group’s second resort in the Maldives. This resort doesn't just have character, it has charisma. Soneva Jani is like someone with personal magnetism, someone who knows themself, knows the world and greets it with a big, welcoming smile.

Meaning ‘wisdom’ in Sanskrit, Soneva Jani currently comprises 24 overwater villas and one island villa. Each of the 24 water villas is superbly designed and has a private pool that looks out onto its own lagoon site, and some villas are equipped with water slides from the sun deck down to the lagoon. Feature of the villas is a retractable roof in the main bedroom, which is retracted at the touch of a button so guests can lie in bed and count the stars. Five islands encircle the lagoon, each one with soft white sands and covered in rich tropical vegetation. Four of the five islands will remain untouched, making Soneva Jani the lowest density development in the Maldives. The overwater villas are spaced across the expansive lagoon, offering privacy and extensive views over the Maldives’ turquoise waters. The island villas will be tucked into the lush greenery, providing the ultimate privacy, and all within steps of the beach.

Soneva Jani’s main guest facilities are located at The Gathering, the heart of the overwater villas. This dramatic three story structure is home to the main dining outlets, in addition to the Soneva Spa, library, retail area and wine cellar. It is located next to the Maldives’ first overwater Observatory.

The luxury resort is located on the island of Medhufaru within a 5.6 kilometre lagoon in the Noonu atoll, and has uninterrupted ocean views in all directions. The lagoon is 35 minutes by seaplane from Malé International Airport and one hour by speedboat from Soneva Fushi. Facilities on the island include the overwater Cinema Paradiso, the Eco Centro Waste-to-Wealth centre, organic gardens, tennis courts, water sports champa and Zuhair’s Beach on a desert island in the lagoon. READ FULL REVIEW

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