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Soneva Fushi Unique Experiences
Soneva Fushi Unique Experiences

Experiences for groups, couples, families as well as water sport, in land and cultural activities

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Staying at one of our Soneva Fushi villas means an array of activities to do and memorable experiences to live with your family and friends. Please contact us for prices and more information.

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Gourmet Gastronomy and Oenology Experience

Make your way to our extensive wine cellar for a tasting session with one of our Sommeliers. Broaden your knowledge of grapes and wines, and select your favourite to enjoy later with an indulgent meal crafted by our Executive Chef at either Dolphin Beach or Turtle Beach, our most secluded spots on the island.

Duration: 4 - 5 hours

Sonu's Picnic

Take your castaway experience to another level, and try Sonu’s favourite – lunch on a desert island prepared by your own personal chef. Dip yourself in the crystal clear blue lagoon with our in-house snorkelling guide while your chef prepares gourmet temptations in the most romantic of settings.

Duration: As per the guest’s wishes

Finolhu Private Sunrise Breakfast

There’s nothing more magical than waking up to a glorious sunrise. Sail over to our private sandbank where a continental breakfast will await your arrival. Cherish the moment when the sun emerges beyond the horizon and bathes the shore with warmth and light.

Duration: 3 hours

Sunset Dolphin Safari

Get ready for one of the most exhilarating experiences of your holiday; watching dozens of playful dolphins in the light of the setting sun. While you cruise into deeper waters, you will be served a selection of canapés and a glass of Champagne.

Duration: 1 hour

Guided Snorkelling with our Marine Biologist

Accompany our resident Marine Biologist on a guided snorkelling trip to one of the spectacular reefs found in the Baa Atoll. They will introduce you to the various species of marine life. You might be lucky enough to encounter beautiful sea turtles and manta rays, which are common in this area of the Maldives. House reef snorkelling and night snorkelling are also available. Peer through the darker waters at moray eels, lionfish, octopus, lobsters, sleeping parrot fish and bioluminescent plankton.

Duration: 2 hours

Glassblowing Class

Enjoy the truly rare experience of learning how to blow glass in Soneva Fushi’s Art & Glass Studio. Our experienced team of glass specialists work very closely with our guests to help them create their very own masterpiece to take home.

All works created at the Art & Glass Studio are made using recycled glass bottles from Soneva Fushi and other nearby resorts. A personalized tour of the Soneva Art Gallery and the Soneva Glass Boutique is available upon request.

Duration: 3 hours


Family Picnic with Guided Snorkelling

Pick your favourite unspoiled island and allow us to arrange for our resident Marine Biologist to escort you on a guided snorkelling experience through one of the best reefs in Baa Atoll. Following the expedition, make your way back to dry land for a gourmet picnic.

Duration: 4 - 5 hours

Private Cinema Experience

Kick your feet up and lie back on the cushioned lounger with your family as you catch your favourite classics at Cinema Paradiso, our outdoor movie theatre. The waves lapping the shore, the gentle rustle of the trees and the glimmering night sky will only add to the experience. An additional option of a barbecue dinner served during the movie is available at an extra charge.

Duration: Dependent on the movie

The Den

The Den is a playground for the imagination. Children can explore a pirate ship, two swimming pools, a Lego room, a dress-up area, a cinema, a library, a learning area, and a music room with instruments.

Open from: 10:00 - 17:00 daily

Barefoot Bookseller Experiences

Meet Chrissy, our Barefoot Bookseller, who has a wealth of knowledge about books and writing. She is on hand in our pop-up bookshop, the ultimate destination on the island for bibliophiles. Ready to recommend books to entertain, educate and inspire you as you unwind, Chrissy will also be hosting the following activities, as well as other events:

  • Creative Writing Classes

Holidays are a rare moment to relax and unleash your creative spirit. The class

includes writing exercises, collaborative exercises and feedback sessions to

writing endeavours.

Duration: 1 hour

  • Bibliotherapy

Be introduced to books that lend perspective to the preoccupations in your life

and expand your reading horizons for the future, as an individual or a couple

looking to read more together.

Duration: 45 minutes

  • Academic Tutoring (ages 9-18)

Whether the student has materials brought for holiday revision from school or is looking to learn the best revision techniques, our tutoring service will encourage and inspire.

Duration: 1 hour

  • The Barefoot Bookseller’s Literary Lecture

Listen to a presentation on the philosophy of fiction, imagination and artistic empathy. Join in the discussion of ideas, take a book away for further reading or just sit back and enjoy your drink - it’s a complimentary service.

Duration: 1 hour

  • Digital Detox Session

Our lives are overtaken by screens – from emails, to Instagram and apps. Holidays feel like an opportunity to digitally detox, but what if we could change our relationship with our digital devices once we returned home? Come for a personally tailored digital detox session with our Barefoot Bookseller, and discover how to re-shape your screen-time.



Freediving is the exhilarating practice of discovering the underwater world using only a single breath. You will learn our finning technique – how to propel through the ocean, increase your breath hold capacity, the ability to both relax and focus, equalisation and of course safety, which is paramount.

Duration and Price: Available on request

Snorkel with Manta Rays

Join us as we search for the enigmatic, graceful, inquisitive and charismatic manta rays in the waters of the Baa Atoll. If the conditions are right, we will go to Hanifaru Bay, located only 20 minutes by speedboat from Soneva Fushi, which has one of the world’s largest populations of manta rays. When time and tide align, fortunate snorkellers get to observe and capture a rolling, whirling feast where it may be possible to see hundreds of these large, yet harmless, creatures congregate to gorge themselves in the plankton-rich waters. There are several other locations close to Soneva Fushi where manta sightings are common, so the exact itinerary of the trip may vary to maximize the chance of seeing these magnificent creatures. If mantas cannot be seen on the trip, our Marine Biologist will lead an underwater discovery tour to showcase the stunning marine life in the Baa Atoll.

*Manta sightings are frequent but not guaranteed.June-October

Duration: 1.5 - 3 hours

Diving at Soneva Fushi

The Soleni Dive Centre’s multi-lingual PADI instructors and the small dive group sizes ensure that you get world-class diving experiences, whether you’re doing your first or your hundredth dive. There are many dive sites with rich marine life around the resort, sure to tempt all marine enthusiasts.

Duration and Price: Please consult the Soleni Dive Centre

Water Sports

We offer a range of complimentary non-motorized water sports, including kayaks, standup paddleboards, windsurfing and catamarans. Private tuition is available at an additional charge on an hourly basis. Soneva Fushi also offers guests the chance to explore the underwater world with the ease and skill of a dolphin with our SEABOB. Glide and dive below the surface with this eco-friendly way to move through the water.

Duration: As per the guest’s wishes

Eco-Friendly Surfing

Discover less charted and secret surf breaks in the Baa Atoll accompanied by our experienced surf instructor/guides. All surf breaks are accessible within a 5 - 35 speedboat ride. Surf season is dependent on Mother Nature’s mood, though it does peak from May - September. Waves range from waist to head height. All equipment is eco-friendly and made from recycled waste, making us the first fully sustainable surfing programme in the world.

Equipment, rash guards, wax, and sunscreen are provided for usage and available for retail.

Duration: 3 hours and private boat trips are available


Dinner and Dance on the Sandbank

Just say the word and we will request our musicians to accompany you to our private sandbank for an intimate evening with loved ones. Lie back on your rattan mat and enjoy live music by local musicians, all while our chefs put together a selection of indulgent dishes.

Duration: 3 - 4 hours

Jungle Dinner

Experience nature in all its splendid glory with an intimate dinner in the middle of the jungle. We will pick you up from your villa and take you blindfolded to our secret jungle location. There, our chef will have created a culinary journey where each course tantalises each of your senses.

Duration: 3 - 4 hours

Full Moon Dinner

Once a month, over the lunar cycle, we craft a unique dining experience served on our private sandbank. In celebration of the full moon, we create a moon-shaped seating arrangement under the splendidly lit night sky. Please ask your Mr./Ms. Friday about the dates of the next full moon.

Duration: 3 - 4 hours

Private Stargazing

Get drawn into a world of celestial glory as you gaze at the night sky through the lenses of our state-of-the-art telescope. Tucked away from the lights of civilisation, our resident Astronomer will introduce you to the splendours of the galaxies few have been fortunate to witness. We also offer private tuition on astronomy for those keen to learn more.

Duration: 1 hour

Sunbathing on the Sandbank

Retreat to the tranquillity of our private sandbank to enjoy a relaxing time on your own as you soak up some sun. The experience is yours for two-hour slots and the sun umbrella, towels and water are included.

Duration: 2 hours

Robinson Crusoe Castaway Picnic

Let us whisk you away to one of our lush, uninhabited islands for a true castaway experience. Hop aboard our boat and sail to the island with your picnic basket and snorkel gear where you will be left to enjoy your day in the sun.

Duration: 4 - 5 hours

Private Sandbank Dinner

Treat yourself to a memorable dinner on our private sandbank set in the middle of the Indian Ocean. After meeting with you, our executive chef will design a bespoke menu to suit your palate and your Hosts will set up a beautiful table at the water’s edge.

Duration: 3 - 4 hours

Soneva Soul Spa

From soothing scrubs and oils of local coconuts, to Tibetan hot stones, we invite you to embark on sensory journeys of authentic treatments from near and far. Enter the peaceful enclave of the Soneva Soul Spa and choose from a variety of body treatments, specialist traditions and wellness therapies.

Duration and Price: Please consult the Spa Menu


Trip to Eydhafushi Island

Pay a visit to the capital island of the Baa Atoll to immerse yourself in the local culture

by watching the islanders as they work, rest and play. Learn how they build their

houses, the traditional dhoni boats and prepare their food.

We request you to please observe the dress code as detailed in the A-Z compendium.

Duration: 1 - 2 hours

Trip to Maalhos Island

Maalhos is a quaint traditional fishing island with only 600 inhabitants. Visit the area where the local ladies weave mats and baskets as it has been done on the island for hundreds of years.

We request you to please observe the dress code as detailed in the A-Z compendium.

Duration: 1 - 2 hours

Island Hopping by Speedboat

Get a quick taste of two neighbouring islands and enjoy a special snorkelling trip to one of the reefs in the Baa Atoll. Soak in the Maldivian islander culture as you visit the mosque, school, boat-building areas, talk to some of the locals and enjoy an authentic Maldivian lunch on Maalhos Island.

We request you to please observe the dress code as detailed in the A-Z compendium.

Duration: 3 hours

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