It was their love for the environment that inspired Sonu and Eva Shivdasani to create Soneva – a collection of ultra luxury resorts where a barefoot philosophy and sustainable living are part of the natural order. Soneva Fushi, Soneva Jani and Soneva in Aqua in the Maldives, and Soneva Kiri in Thailand rebuke the traditional concept of luxury and instead promise the luxury of time, purity and solitude. Every day, guests are encouraged to discover sandy feet, inspired minds and full hearts.
Soneva Fushi in the Maldives has 59 spacious beachfront villas, ranging in size from one to nine bedrooms, hidden among dense foliage, all located within a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Watch as the Glass Studio turns waste materials into art, dine in our lush organic gardens, explore the rich coral reefs, or even swim with Manta Rays.
Set sail onboard Soneva in Aqua – a luxury yacht that combines imaginative luxury with the freedom to explore the Best of the Maldives. Choose between one, two, three and seven-night excursions and various charter routes around and beyond the Baa Atoll to experience the ultimate diving, snorkelling and surfing experiences.
On the unspoiled island of Koh Kood, very close to the Cambodian border and beyond Thailand’s tourist trail, Soneva Kiri offers unforgettable, authentic Thai experiences. Enjoy meals amidst the rainforest canopy with our Treepod Dining, hike through the jungle, visit secret waterfalls, and snorkel national parks.
At Soneva Jani, our newest luxury resort in the Maldives, each Water Villa opens onto its own sparkling stretch of our 5.6km lagoon and is complete with a private pool and a retractable roof above the master bedroom. Many villas have the added charm of water slides from the top deck into the clear water below.
All of our resorts offer a Den, some of the world’s best (and largest!) children’s clubs, an outdoor Cinema Paradiso that shows classic and modern movies, an Observatory with a resident Astronomer, and complimentary chocolate and ice cream rooms to indulge everyone’s sweet tooth. All guests can also enjoy complimentary non-motorised water sports, as well as reinvigorating treatments at our on-site spas.
We offer more than 30 different experiences at each resort, ranging from private sandbank and jungle dinners in the Maldives, to being hoisted up into the rainforest canopy with our Treepod Dining experience in Koh Kood. At Soneva we cater to all dietary requirements, including kosher diets, and we are proud to welcome some of the world’s finest chefs to our resorts as part of our regular programme of visiting Chefs. In late October 2017 we have six Michelin-starred chefs from Europe visiting our properties in the Maldives in addition to one of India’s finest sommeliers.
At all Soneva properties, our food and drink menus are highly customisable to ensure we go above and beyond our guests’ expectations. Guests with Kosher diets will find that we have an array of menus and unique dining experiences to enjoy, prepared by our international team of skilled chefs. While some may think it’s difficult to find Kosher ingredients on secluded islands in the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Thailand, the opposite is true. We can buy Kosher ingredients from around the world and have them delivered to us on request. We just ask our guests to advise us of their dietary preferences at the time of booking.