Soneva launches Eid al-Adha offer with once-in-a-lifetime experiences

Soneva has announced a special offer for the upcoming Eid al-Adha holidays, inviting GCC residents to celebrate the joyous occasion in Soneva Fushi and Soneva Jani in Maldives.

With Eid al-Adha falling in August this year and coinciding with school summer holidays, it is the perfect time to plan a family getaway. Head to one of two Soneva properties in the Maldives, where exclusive discounted rates on villa accommodations plus other great benefits are offered, from August 1 until August 31. Guests can also enjoy complimentary experiences such as spa treatments and a cooking class with a visiting chef.

To make the celebration even more memorable, Soneva has created a five-day programme full of captivating experiences.

From August 11-15, guests can join an array of activities specially tailored for Eid visitors. Glide through the azure waters on a search for playful dolphins on the Sunset Dolphin Safari, join the Sunrise Breakfast Fishing cruise and catch the days meal whilst appreciating the calming ocean scenery, savour a Middle Eastern Culinary Voyage, search for magnificent rays on the Manta Snorkelling excursion or spend the day at a secluded private sandbank with the Robinson Crusoe Picnic. Soneva is known for its fine dining, with two Michelin-starred chefs on site during this period, from Japan and France.

In addition, each of the properties will host a bespoke culinary journey to celebrate the festivities. The Eid Food Journey will have guests embark on an epicurean tour of surprise culinary venues.

At Soneva Fushi, start the evening with drinks on its sandbank, with live drumming from traditional Boduberu performers. Whet your appetite with a cold mezze selection at at the resort’s overwater bar, then try your luck at the popular ring shooting game en route to the biggest banyan tree for hot mezze and local band, Shan & Huyam.

Pick up an authentic Lebanese pide at the flatbread station, or sample a mouth-watering kofta, courtesy of Chef Loc, serenaded by talented musician Ali Hisan’s feel-good tunes.

Make a final stop at Mihiree Mithaa, with live music and a delectable array of main courses and desserts prepared by the resort’s master chefs, from a sizzling barbecue and succulent lamb Casbah station, to hand-crafted desserts, artisan chocolates and the finest cheeses from around the world.

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.

For more information about the offers, visit www.soneva.com  or  email reservations@soneva.com.

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