Is this the most luxurious private island escape?

Dial down the pace at Soneva Fushi, and enjoy once-in-a-lifetime experiences at this desert private island escape

Wave goodbye to your busy schedule, embrace the ‘no news, no shoes mantra’, and stroll barefoot along the sand at this luxurious private island resort in the Maldives. Exclusive sanctuaries nestled on the sunset and sunrise side of the island await. If you need a little help deciding, we’d advise keen snorkellers to opt for a sunset side villa for easy access to three stunning house reefs (snorkelling with manta rays is a must-have experience here). If privacy is key, base yourself on the sunrise side for uninterrupted sea views. The latter is also a sound choice for early risers who want to take advantage of the sun’s gentle rays. 

Soneva Fushi, a luxurious private island escape

An incredible dining destination in its own right, Soneva Fushi is famous for its creative approach. Due to its links with the Michelin Guide, the island has played host to some of the world’s most celebrated and decorated chefs. As such, mealtimes are far from ordinary. From sampling the intimate, eight-seat no menu concept at Once Upon A Table to enjoying a nourishing dish from the plant-based menu Shades of Green, this is where fine dining meets fun. There’s a variety of culinary journeys to embark on, such as the Astronomical Dinner Cruise, which treats you to a four-course meal on a private boat under the stars. 

Chocolate chef at Soneva Fushi

It’s not all high-end high jinks, however, as the resort is also extremely family friendly. On top of making the most of nature’s playground, kids can investigate the sprawling children’s club, the Den, where a marine biologist can teach them more about the marine world. Sail away in search of dolphins, unwind with a Tibetan hot stone massage at Six Senses Spa, indulge inside the complimentary cheese, chocolate, and ice cream rooms, or learn a new skill, such as glassblowing. However you spend your days, you’re sure to leave with a fresh perspective.

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