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Hidden among dense foliage within touching distance of a pristine, UNESCO-protected Biosphere Reserve, Soneva Fushi inspires the imagination, taking the concept of barefoot luxury travel to a new dimension.


Located in the Baa Atoll, Kunfunadhoo Island is one of the largest islands in the Maldives. The resort can be reached by a seaplane or speedboat. Once arriving guests are spoilt for choice with over 71 private water and island villas with a private pristine beach frontage. Designed to offer ultimate privacy and a pure connection with nature, each retreat features open-air bathrooms that extend into a private garden.


Recently announcing a new collection of “Water Retreats”, Perched above the turquoise depths of the Indian Ocean, the eight new one and two bedroom water retreats are scheduled to open to guests on September 25th, marking the start of a remarkable new chapter for this iconic Maldives resort. Designed to exist in complete harmony with the Baa Atoll’s idyllic island setting, the new water retreats adhere to Soneva’s pioneering sustainability ethos, as well as its renowned ‘no news no shoes’ philosophy of barefoot luxury. 


The water retreats have been carefully designed to ensure the utmost privacy for guests, as well as to make the most of the picture-perfect ocean vistas. Each villa has a private pool, a curving slide that plunges directly into the ocean, a large alfresco deck, a sunken seating area, catamaran nets over the ocean, a retractable ceiling for stargazing in the master bedroom, as well as Soneva’s signature open-air bathroom. 


"We are very proud to announce this exciting new phase for Soneva Fushi", said Soneva’s CEO and Founder, Sonu Shivdasani.

"When we first launched Soneva Fushi in 1995, we redefined tourism in the Maldives with our unique vision that pioneered the concept of sustainable luxury. After 25 years at the forefront of the global luxury tourism sector and as a bucket-list destination in the Maldives, we are always striving to evolve with our guests’ ever-changing needs".

"While we will always remain true to the much-loved spirit and laid-back ethos of Soneva Fushi, the new Water Retreat villas will elevate our offering. Having overwater villas gives our guests the luxury of choice, to stay amongst the deep greens of the jungle with the beach just steps away, or wake up to panoramic views of the ocean".

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