Soneva, the award-winning sustainable luxury resort operator, has announced the launch of Soneva Fushi’s first-ever overwater villas. Perched above the Indian Ocean, the eight new one and two-bedroom water retreats are scheduled to open to guests by April 2020, marking the start of a new chapter for the iconic Maldivian 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.
Like all Soneva’s carbon neutral villas, the eight water villas have been made from sustainable sourced materials, including plantation grown wood, recycled wood and glass and driftwood.
The new water villas at Soneva Fushi offer uninterrupted ocean views in all directions. All coming with private swimming pools and a slide, guests at Soneva Fushi have a choice of either sunrise or sunset views.
The water villas enjoy a large al fresco deck and an outdoor bathroom, as well as a retractable ceiling in all master bedrooms allowing residents to wake with the morning sun, or sleep under the stars.
Soneva Fushi is home to a selection of first-class services and amenities including a fully equipped gym and tennis courts to yoga classes held on Turtle beach, as well as a Six Senses Spa and an observatory.
In addition, guests can enjoy the home-made chocolate and ice cream rooms, nine different restaurants, both on the island itself and at Out of the Blue, the recently completed two-storey overwater restaurant.
The launch of the water villas at Soneva Fushi follows the success of the over water villas at sister resort, Soneva Jani, also in the Maldives, where there is a selection of water retreats for sale via Soneva’s villa ownership scheme (prices from $3.5m).
Soneva Fushi is also home to a selection of beachfront villas, which range in size from one to nine bedrooms, each with its own stretch of beach, with prices from $3m.
In 2011, Soneva became the first to offer luxury resort real estate in the Maldives and is still the only company to offer private ownership options to international buyers in the Maldives.
For further information on Soneva, call 44 1932 222450 or visit soneva.com.