Summer days at Soneva

Published: 12th August 2022

Embrace the island life, with vast private villas, exquisite dining with Michelin-starred chefs, transformative wellness sanctuaries and one-of-a-kind experiences

As the summer holidays beckon, discover the true meaning of the Slow Life at Soneva’s award-winning island resorts in the Maldives and Thailand. Long, sun-drenched days await at Soneva Fushi, Soneva Jani and Soneva Kiri – the perfect opportunity to relax with the sand between your toes, reconnect with your loved ones and make a lifetime of new precious memories.

Family Time, Soneva-style

With endless soft, sandy beaches, edged by swaying palms and leafy mangroves, Soneva’s luxurious resorts are ideal for a care-free family getaway. Whether surrounded by lush jungle gardens and just steps from the beach, or located directly over the ocean, with panoramic sea views, a choice on island and over-water villas offer a secluded hideaway where you can relax and unwind with your family or friends in perfect privacy.

Each resort is home to The Den – a vast playground for imagination where children and teens can unleash their creativity. An inspiring space for fun and learning, with Lego rooms, dressing up, music and more, every Den also hosts a daily programme of engaging, family friendly activities – supported in the holidays by UK-based mentoring experts Oppidan Education, which takes learning outside of the classroom. Across Soneva’s resorts, the Soneva Academy invites older children and teens to be curious about the natural world that surrounds them, with courses that cover everything from the night skies and the marine environment to the Adventure of the Corbin, following in the wake of an ancient treasure ship

A Moment to Indulge and Unwind

With every last detail tailored to you, not to mention a 24/7 Barefoot Butler on hand to answer your every whim, every moment you spend at Soneva is an opportunity to indulge, relax and let your cares slip away.

Dine on a feast of flavours across world-leading restaurants, where the cuisine doesn’t just taste and look delicious, but is also wholesome and healthy, avoiding refined sugars and starches, dairy and red meat. With 11 dining experiences at both Soneva Fushi and Soneva Jani, and eight at Soneva Kiri, there is something to tempt every appetite. Try Soneva Fushi’s Flying Sauces, the world’s first fine dining biplane experience, or exquisite sushi from Chef Akira at the So Hands On sushi counter. At Soneva Jani, discover the Crab Shack, names one of the world’s most romantic restaurants, or pair your meal with a classic movie at Director’s Cut. And at Soneva Kiri, the bucket-list Treepod Dining offers breath-taking views from the treetops, while Kruaa Mae Tuk serves traditional Thai dishes crafted from the freshest ingredients from the catch of the day and Soneva’s organic gardens.

Reconnect mind, body and soul with transformative treatments at Soneva Soul, Soneva’s new wellness concept at Soneva Sushi and Soneva Jani, or the tranquil surrounds of the Soneva Kiri Spa. Wellness therapies unite ancient healing rituals with the latest restorative innovations, with personalised programmes that focus on all aspects of your health and wellbeing, whether relaxing massages, traditional treatments such as Ayurveda, acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine, or targeted, rejuvenating and healing therapies, such as protein-rich plasma, cryotherapy or hyperbaric oxygen.

A Sparkling Line-up of Visiting Stars 

Whatever time of year you visit, the Soneva Stars calendar ensures that no stay at Soneva is ever quite the same, and this summer is no exception. Soneva’s intimate chefs’ tables will be hosting some of the world’s top chefs: Alberto Faccani, Mark Lundgaard, Jonathan Zandbergen, Bart de Pooter, Nina Matayer and Micheal Viljanen. It is a rare chance to dine face-to-face with culinary luminaries whose own Michelin-starred restaurants often have lengthy waiting lists to secure a table.

Younger guests can join fun football camps and home their skills with former players including David Villa, Marcel Gurk and Rafa Marquez, who will all be taking up a soccer school residency over the summer months.

And explore the constellations at Soneva’s observatories with Sarafina Nance, an astronomer who has been named one of Forbes’ 30 Inspirational Women, as well as being a respected science communicator, who regularly shares her expertise on the Discovery Channel, the BBC and NPR.

For more information about summer at Soneva, go to soneva.com/summer-at-soneva