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World Cup Retreat

Take a break from the action with an indulgent stay at Soneva’s award-winning Maldives resorts and exclusive rates for World Cup players 


The final countdown to the FIFA World Cup 2022 has begun. As teams from around the world and their loyal fans organise their Qatar travel plans, award-winning resorts company Soneva is offering players and their partners the opportunity for some respite and relaxation, away from the action on the pitch. With direct flights from Doha International Airport to the Maldives capital, Malé, the pristine sandy beaches, shimmering turquoise seas and unmatched luxury of Soneva Fushi and Soneva Jani are just a few hours away. 


Whether a mini mid-tournament retreat, or a rejuvenating post-event escape, at Soneva you can embrace the ‘Slow Life’, with exquisite private villas, 24/7 Barefoot Butler service, delectable dining and rare, unforgettable experiences. 


For the ultimate indulgence or for rest and recovery after the big match, both Soneva Fushi and Soneva Jani are home to expansive Soneva Soul wellness complexes – launched in late 2021, this new, integrated health and wellbeing concept from Soneva unites ancient healing wisdom with the latest science and innovation to reconnect mind, body and soul. Every Soneva Soul journey is personalised to your needs, from intuitive rituals and traditional practices, such as Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, yoga and herbalism, to break-through therapies and regenerative medicine, such as cryotherapy, PRP, major auto haemotherapy and prolotherapy. 


Soneva Fushi – the Maldives’ original barefoot hideaway 

With its ‘No News, No Shoes’ ethos, Soneva Fushi’s laidback take on luxury invites you to relax with the sand between your toes. Found within the tranquil waters of the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, stay in a vast beachfront villa, hidden from view by lush jungle gardens, or a Water Retreat, among the largest over-water villas in the world. 


Eleven dining destinations offer a tempting array of cuisines, alongside Michelin-starred guest chefs through the ever-changing Soneva Stars calendar. Magical experiences are designed to create unforgettable memories, whether exploring the constellations at the Observatory, watching a classic movie at the open-air Cinema Paradiso, swimming with manta rays in Hanifaru Bay, picnicking on a deserted sandbank, or trying the art of glassblowing at the Maldives’ only hot glass studio. 


Soneva Jani – over-water luxury at its finest 

Encircled by an azure lagoon, with uninterrupted ocean views in every direction, Soneva Jani in the tranquil Noonu Atoll is one of the world’s lowest density resorts. Its 51 iconic over-water villas have come to redefine over-water luxury, with vast pool terraces, slides into the lagoon and roofs that retract at the touch of a button to reveal star-strewn skies, while three island villas are surrounded by swaying palms and leafy mangroves and steps from the beach. 


Dine across 11 exceptional culinary concepts, with menus inspired by the freshest, organic ingredients, many of which are grown in the resort’s island gardens. Rare experiences reconnect you with nature’s beauty, from spotting dolphins on a sunset cruise, starting the day with a sunrise breakfast on a deserted beach, or exploring the atoll’s best reefs with the resident dive masters. 


Exclusive World Cup x Soneva Packages with SWM 

Soneva has partnered with SWM to offer a selection of World Cup Packages at Soneva Fushi or Soneva Jani in the Maldives. 


World Cup players will enjoy an extra-special SWM rate at both resorts – valid for professional footballers only, it offers a much-needed opportunity to unwind and relax in the Maldives sunshine after the exertions of the tournament. For more information on this limited-edition offer, please contact the SWM team. 


For partners looking for a pampering mid-tournament getaway within easy reach of Doha, Soneva’s indulgent World Cup packages include two days of complimentary access to Spa Unlimited for one guest, with limitless wellness rituals, massages, fitness sessions, Ayurveda, vitamin therapy, selected integrative medicine treatments, and so much more. 


Each World Cup package is valid for a four-night stay between November 1 and December 17, 2022, and includes luxurious accommodation in an expansive villa with private pool, sumptuous daily breakfast, 24/7 Barefoot Butler service, and complimentary roundtrip seaplane transfers from Malé. 


You will also enjoy wellness treatments at Soneva Soul, selected complimentary experiences (including a Castaway Picnic and a Guided Snorkelling Experience with the resident Marine Biologist), and dinner for two at selected Soneva dining destinations, including Soneva Fushi’s Flying Sauces, the world’s first fine dining zipline experience, and Once Upon a Table, which hosts an ever-changing line-up of the world’s top chefs, and Soneva Jani’s Overseas by Mathias Dahlgren, one of Sweden’s most acclaimed culinary talents, and an astronomy dinner at the So Starstruck Observatory. 


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