Soneva unveils new limited edition flavours for International Ice Cream Day

Soneva has added between four to six limited edition flavours to each of its resort’s line-up of unusual and unique ice cream flavours in honour of World Ice Cream Day on July 21.

This year, Soneva has developed 15 new flavours across Soneva Fushi and Soneva Jani in Maldives and Soneva Kiri in Thailand. These flavours — developed in addition to the rotating roster of flavours at each resort — will only be available for the next 12 months, after which they will change.

Guests at Soneva Fushi’s So Cool can sample the new Popcorn, Rosemary Honey, Papaya Lime sorbet, and Blackcurrant sorbet flavours, whilst at Soneva Jani’s So Cool, Toasted Coconut, Sonu’s Sugar Free Strawberry sorbet, and Rocket and Lime sorbet join the broad range of flavours.

Soneva is known for its complimentary ice cream parlours; specifically for how many flavours are on offer and for the unusual flavour combinations. Guests will find flavours such as Rocket Leaf Sorbet, Garlic and Honey, Pineapple and Chili Sorbet amongst Salty Caramel, Roast Banana, and Pistachio Milk in the ever-changing ice cream parlours of Soneva Jani and Soneva Fushi.

Both Soneva Jani and Soneva Fushi frequently use ingredients that are grown in the resorts’ organic gardens as well as those that are native to countries in and around the Indian Ocean.

World-leading luxury resort operator Soneva runs two resorts in the Maldives, Soneva Fushi and Soneva Jani.

In 1995, the award-winning luxury resort Soneva Fushi set the standard for all desert island barefoot luxury hideaways in the Maldives. Located in the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Soneva Fushi pairs Robinson Crusoe fantasy with intelligent luxury.

Sixty-two private villas with their own stretch of beach are hidden among dense foliage within touching distance of a pristine coral reef. Intuitive service is provided by Mr./Ms. Friday butlers.

Highlights include the open-air Cinema Paradiso, counting Saturn’s rings in the high-tech Observatory, the home-made chocolate and ice cream rooms, five hundred wines to choose from, six different restaurants and countless destination dining options. In November 2015, Soneva launched a floating villa concept, Soneva in Aqua, a treasure trove children’s Den and a multi-purpose facility encompasses a glass gallery, boutique and studio where guests can learn the art of glass blowing.

If the experiences are magical, the philosophy is simple: No news, no shoes. No pretensions either.

Opened in December 2016, Soneva Jani is Soneva’s newest property and the world-leading luxury hotel group’s second resort in the Maldives.

Soneva Jani is located on the island of Medhufaru within a 5.6 kilometre lagoon in the Noonu atoll, and has uninterrupted ocean views in all directions. The lagoon is 35 minutes by seaplane from Velana International Airport and one hour by speedboat from Soneva Fushi.

Meaning ‘wisdom’ in Sanskrit, Soneva Jani currently comprises 24 overwater villas and one island villa, with additional villas to be built in phase two. Five islands encircle the lagoon, each one with soft white sands and covered in rich tropical vegetation. Four of the five islands will remain untouched, making Soneva Jani the lowest density development in the Maldives. The overwater villas are spaced across the expansive lagoon, offering privacy and extensive views over the Maldives’ turquoise waters. The island villas will be tucked into the lush greenery, providing the ultimate privacy, and all within steps of the beach.

Soneva Jani’s main guest facilities are located at The Gathering, the heart of the overwater villas. This dramatic three story structure is home to the main dining outlets, in addition to the Soneva Spa, library, retail area and wine cellar. It is located next to the Maldives’ first overwater Observatory.

Facilities on the island include the overwater Cinema Paradiso, the Eco Centro Waste-to-Wealth centre, organic gardens, tennis courts, water sports champa and Zuhair’s Beach on a desert island in the lagoon.

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