Soneva Fushi - Baa Atoll, Northern Maldives

IDEAL FOR

Couples or Honeymooners
Group - Land Based
Learn to Surf
Surf and Yoga

Longboarders
Uncrowded Waves
Single Parents
The Perfection Pass Holders

Surf Skill

Beginner - Advanced

Star Rating

Ultimate Luxury

Season

April, May, June, July, August, September, October

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Summary

Nestled in the middle of an UNESCO-protected Biosphere Reserve, Soneva Fushi is an award-winning resort that truly defines the concept of unforgettable surfing holiday experience.

 

Discover uncrowded and secret surf breaks in the Baa Atoll with experienced surf guides. All surf breaks are accessible within a 5 - 35 speedboat ride from the resort. All equipment is eco-friendly and made from recycled waste, making Soneva one of the first fully sustainable surfing programs in the world. 

Quick Facts
    • Eco-Friendly Surf Programme
    • Stunning, Ultra Luxury Property
    • All Villas with Direct Beach Access
    • Located within the Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve
    • Outdoor Cinema
    • Children’s Den - The Largest Kids Club in the Maldives
    • Private Sandbank
    • Water sports, Scuba Diving, Freediving and Snorkelling
    • Your Personal 24/7 Butler
    • Complimentary Chocolate & Ice Cream Rooms

Located in the Baa Atoll, Kunfunadhoo Island is one of the largest islands in the Maldives. The resort can be reached by a scenic 30-minute seaplane flight direct from Malé International Airport or a 12-minute speedboat ride for your scheduled on domestic flights at the nearby Dharavandhoo Airport. Soneva Fushi has a private airport lounge exclusively for Soneva guests at the seaplane terminal. The resort features 61 private villas with their own stretch of  pristine beach. Designed to offer ultimate privacy and a pure connection with nature, each retreat features open-air bathrooms that extend into a private garden. 

 

The villas at the resort are designed to offer you the utmost comfort and luxury during their stay. With that in mind, every villa is equipped with an array of amenities that includes:


• Mr or Ms Friday (Butler) service.
• Direct beach access with daybeds and sun loungers.
• Television to play DVDs, and Bose sound system with extensive movie & music playlists.
• Open air bathrooms with bathtub and shower.
• Bicycles or tricycles for every guest.
• Walk-in minibar with espresso machine and private wine fridge.
• Overhead fans, air conditioning and a personal safe.
• Wifi with an on/off switch.

 

At Soneva Fushi, each experience is in tune with nature’s rhythm. Dining venues feature gourmet menus using only quality organic ingredients. Guests who desire a bit of adventure can enjoy castaway dining experiences around the island.

 

Romantic escapes, playful leisure or island adventures, Soneva Fushi’s imaginative experiences cater to every kind of traveller. You can choose from nature walks, spa treatments, water sports and bicycling along the island’s many trails.

Accommodation

Soneva Fushi is like a paradise on earth, with the experience starting upon our arrival at the Soneva Lounge. You'll get to pick the details such as the aromas of your soap or type of your pillows. The attentive staff will look after your villa so that when you return back, your minibar will be re-stocked and everything is brand new again.

 

Each of the stunning and luxurious villas varies in size, from a 1-bedroom Crusoe Villa, a 2-floor hideaway where you'll feel like you are on your private island adventure, to a 9-bedroom private reserve, a stunning and huge property that offers you pretty much everything - from a kids room and water slide to a private spa, sauna and gym.

 

Whichever villa size you will choose, you will be assured of an amazing, once in a lifetime experience, living your life to the fullest.

 

1-bedroom villas


  • Crusoe Villa - feel like Robinson Crusoe. Enjoy the private observation deck, outdoor showers and luxury amenities.
  • Crusoe Villa with a Pool - a duplex villa such as above, with an extra private pool.
  • Soneva Fushi Villa - a one-storey retreat with beautiful outdoor bathrooms and an amazing mini wine cellar.
  • Soneva Fushi Family Villa Suite - one bedroom villa perfect for families. Features kids room and an observation deck.
  • Soneva Fushi Villa Suite with Pool - a luxurious private-pool retreat.
  • Crusoe Villa Suite with Pool - a large villa with a private pool, kids room, kitchen, dining area and upstairs terrace.
  • Soneva Fushi Family Villa Suite with Pool - the resort's largest 1-br property, perfect for small families and couples. It boasts an outdoor bathroom, kids playroom and your own private mini wine cellar.

 

2-bedroom villas

 

  • Soneva Fushi Villa with Pool
  • Soneva Fushi Villa Suite with Pool
  • Crusoe Villa with Pool
  • Crusoe Villa Suite with Pool
  • Sunset Retreat

 

3-bedroom villas


  • Soneva Fushi Villa Suite with Pool
  • Crusoe Villa Suite with Pool
  • Sunrise Retreat
  • Villa One
  • Villa 14
  • Villa 41

 

4-bedroom villas


  • Soneva Fushi Villa Suite with Pool
  • Jungle Reserve
  • Villa 15

 

6-bedroom villa


  • Villa 42


9-bedroom villa


  • Private Reserve
Surf & Other Activities

Surfing


Discover uncrowded and secret surf breaks in the Baa Atoll with Soneva's experienced surf guides. All surf breaks are accessible within a 5 - 35 speedboat ride from the resort.The best waves can be scored between May and September, and the waves range from waist to head high.

 

All equipment is eco-friendly and made from recycled waste, making Soneva the first fully sustainable surfing program in the world. Equipment, rash guard, wax, and sunscreen are provided for usage and available for retail.

 

Duration: 3 hours. Private boat trips are available 


Baa Atoll is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The most consistent breaks are found in the waters off of South Maalhosmadula Atoll. 


The region is largely unexplored. There are currently 13 named breaks on Baa Atoll, but only 4 are surfed on a regular basis. There are 3 other atolls that can be reach within a day by boat from Baa Atoll: Lhaviyani to the west, Noonu to the northwest, and Raa to the north. This is a fantastic area for surfers who want to surf newly discovered or completely uncharted surf spots.


The best time to surf the Northern Atolls is during the South-West Monsoon season, from April to October, with May-August period being the peak wave season. Amazingly, this also happens to be a low season in terms of Maldives travel calendar. This means that the resort prices are much lower than during the peak November-February period which caters for dive holidays during this period.


The water temperature is very consistent all year at 28 degrees.

 

Soneva encourages you to leave everything at home. They will provide the full surf gear: eco-friendly surfboards, rash guards, sunscreen, and wax. Join the sustainable surfing movement and let’s take care of our ocean home. 

 

Surfing Services: 


Introduction to Surf (Theory & Lagoon Lesson): For first time surfers to learn about the waves, conditions, safety  skills, and basic surfing  techniques in the safe and shallow waters of the resort's lagoon. 

 

Baa Atoll/Noonu Atoll Surf Transfers: Three hours.
Includes: Experienced surf guide, water, snacks, eco friendly board rental and eco friendly rash guard, sunscreen, and wax.

 

Soneva in Aqua Surf Charter within the Baa & Noonu Atoll. Max 4 adults & 2 children. Includes: All meals (excluding alcohol and soft drinks), Personal Surf Instructor/Guide, Mr. Friday, Spa Therapist, Chef, and Captain.

 

Surf Breaks 


  • Wave 1 - 20 mins from the resort, S/W or W/NW swell direction, left and right. Best for advanced + surfers.
  • Wave 1 - 20 mins from the resort, S/W or W/NW swell direction, left and right. Best for advanced + surfers.
  • Wave 2 - 20 mins from the resort, SW swell direction, left-hander. Beginner/intermediate wave.
  • Wave 3 - 30 mins from the resort, SW/NW swell direction,  left-hander. Best for advanced + surfers.
  • Wave 4 - 30 mins from the resort, S/SWswell direction, left and right. Beginner/intermediate wave.
  • Wave 5 - 20 mins from the resort, W/NW swell direction, right-hander. Best for advanced + surfers.
  • Wave 6 - 20 mins from the resort, S or W swell direction, left-hander. Beginner/intermediate wave.
  • Wave 7 - House break, SE swell direction, right-hander. Best for advanced + surfers.
  • Wave 8 - House break, SE swell direction, right-hander. Beginner/intermediate wave.
  • Wave 9 - 10 mins from the resort, E/W swell direction, right-hander. Best for advanced + surfers.
  • Wave 10 - 10 mins from the resort, E/S swell direction, left and right. Beginner/intermediate wave.
  • Wave 11 - 12 mins from the resort, E/S swell direction, right-hander. Best for advanced + surfers.
  • Wave 12 - 5 mins from the resort, SE swell direction, right-hander. Beginner/intermediate wave.



All-Inclusive Activities

 

  • Shared Dolphin Cruise 
  • Cooking Classes
  • Turtle Beach Champa - An amazing yoga shala with ocean views
  • Open Air Cinema (widest screen in the Indian Ocean)
  • Glass studio (watch world-renowned glass artists create masterpieces)
  • Private Observatory Session with a state-of-the-art telescope

 

Kids Club


Soneva Fushi features one of the most amazing kids clubs in the world: The Den. In this amazing, unique space, there are many great facilities such as 2 pools, a pirate ship, water slide and sun deck.


  • library and cinema room for movies, presentations and lessons
  • dress-up and make-up room - dress up as your favourite fantasy character
  • Lego and Duplo room - so that your little ones get creative
  • Music room - with guitar, full drum kit, keyboard and local instruments
  • Learning area with games and colors
  • Kitchen - learn to cook
  • Open space - fresh air and daylight: swings, seasaws, volleyball...
  • Pirate Ship - amazing playground for your kids


Experiences


• Gourmet Gastronomy and Oenology Experience   
• Robinson Crusoe Castaway Picnic                            
• Private Sandbank Overnight Experience
• Finolhu Private Sunrise Breakfast               
• Sunset Dolphin Safari                             
• Tour of Our Private Residences         
• Family Picnic with Guided Snorkelling                          
• Private Cinema Experience                                                            
• Sobah’s Dinner & Cruise
• Snorkel with Manta Rays
• Dinner and Dance on the Sandbank                                                    
• Jungle Dinner

• Full Moon Dinner                                                                                        

• Sunbathing on the Sandbank          
• Sonu’s Picnic                                                                                                                       
• Culture Trip to Eydhafushi                             
• Trip to Maalhos Island                               
• Island Hopping by Speed Boat  

  


Dining 


  • Out Of the Blue: Two storey overwater structure with 5 unique dining outlets, a bar and a cellar.
  • Once Upon A Table: A culinary theatre showcasing a no menu concept only for visiting chefs. 8 seats only.
  • Modern Japanese Kitchen: Sashimi, torched Wagyu, black cod and other Japanese favourites with a contemporary twist.
  • Chinese Kitchen: Modern Chinese cuisine.
  • So Bespoke: Flames and smoke set the stage for this outdoor Teppanyaki table.
  • So Hands On: An ode to seafood, this sushi counter has just 5 seats.
  • The Bar & Cellar: A collection of over 200 wines.
  • Fresh in the Garden: A Mediterranean restaurant without walls that rises above their herb and vegetable garden with panoramic views.
  • Sobah’s Restaurant: Located on an uninhabited island only 15 minutes away by speedboat, serving uniquely Maldivian dishes with a modern twist by award winning Chef Sobah.
  • Mihiree Mithaa: Daily buffet restaurant serving Asian, Mediterranean and International cuisine. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • Down to Earth: Cherish a sense of togetherness and share a mouthwatering spread of crowd pleasing dishes.  Mediterranean and International cuisine.
  • The Wine Cellar: The in-house sommelier can show you a collection of 7,000 bottles, that include biodynamic and organic wines to help you pick your evening’s pairing.
  • So Hot: An area with a tandoor oven, robata grill, josper grill and pizza area.
  • So Cool: The in-house ubiquitous chocolate and ice cream parlours.
  • So Fresh: The first overwater organic greenhouse in the Maldives, where you can pick the ingredients for your salads.
  • So Delicate: A specialty cheese room.
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TRANSFER INFORMATION

The resort can be reached by a scenic 30 minute seaplane flight direct from Malé International Airport or by a domestic flight from Male’ to Dharavandhoo (20 minutes) followed by a 12 minute speedboat ride. Soneva has a private airport lounge exclusively for Soneva guests at the seaplane terminal. When arriving at Male’ Airport, you  will be met by a representative holding a wooden sign with the Soneva logo. 

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