From Michelin-starred chefs to the Greatest Easter Egg Hunt, Soneva announces huge line-up of Easter experiences

Soneva has announced details of its Easter programme across its two properties in the Maldives, featuring Michelin-starred dining, exquisite wine tastings and a focus on family-friendly activities.

The World’s Greatest Easter Egg Hunt continues this year at Soneva Fushi and Soneva Jani on Easter Sunday morning (April 1, 2018), with grand chocolate prizes to be won.

At Soneva Fushi, embark on culinary adventures and dance to the grooves of the renowned French-American party band ‘The Phly Boyz’ with three of the world’s finest chefs: Chef Kenji Gyoten of Restaurant Sushi Gyoten, the youngest Japanese three-star Michelin chef; plus Chef Claus Meyer, co-founder of Noma in Copenhagen, of Bolivia’s best restaurant GUSTU, and of one-star Michelin Agern and Great Northern Food Hall in New York City; as well as Chef Max Mascia, of the two-star Michelin Ristorante San Domenico Imola, Italy.

Guests will also get a chance to participate in a one-of-a-kind dining experience that involves cooking over molten glass in So Glassycle, the only glass studio in the Maldives. Other highlights include the papier-mâché egg making, games in the huge Children’s Den, a children’s Mocktail Party in the Observatory, a magician, ventriloquists and much more.

At all properties, guests are invited to participate in Soneva’s acclaimed Easter Food Journey; a gastronomic voyage from one length of the resort to the other. Other experiences on offer include private astronomy sessions, Easter egg decorating, paper-mache classes, and a Cocktail Journey followed by a Maldivian cuisine Pop Up at Soneva Jani.

Peruvian dinners, wine tastings and cocktail and pizza making classes and more are also on the menu at Soneva Jani, Soneva’s newest overwater resort in the Maldives. Other activities include water polo, night paddle-boarding, Indian cooking classes and guided snorkelling. For the children there will be cookie making classes, Easter egg, gift and card making at the Den, as well as a pyjama movie night and dance party.

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

Established in 1995, Soneva Fushi is the original Soneva. The No News, No Shoes blueprint for all desert island barefoot luxury hideaways is located within the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in the Maldives. Soneva Fushi inspires the imagination with 65 spacious beachfront villas, ranging in size from one to nine bedrooms, hidden amongst dense foliage.

The iconic resort has bagged several international awards for eco-friendly tourism and green initiatives, including the 2017 Green Hotelier Award for the Asia Pacific region and the Sustainable Hotel Award by the Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP) as well as a spot in the Gold List compiled by Condé Nast Traveler China as the Best Hotel in the Maldives and amongst the best resorts in the world in the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2017.

Opened in December 2016, Soneva Jani is Soneva’s newest property and its second resort in the Maldives.

Soneva Jani encompasses a collection of 24 overwater villas and one island villa set in a 5.6 kilometre private lagoon located in the northern Noonu atoll. The resort spans five islands surrounded by pure white beaches, covered in rich tropical vegetation, offering the ultimate in privacy and luxury.

Each of the resort’s multilevel water villas has its own private pool and a retractable roof that allows guests to sleep beneath the stars. Many villas also have slides that transport guests directly from the top level into the lagoon below. Other hotel highlights include a spa, an observatory — home to the largest telescope in the Indian Ocean — and an outdoor cinema.

Since its opening, Soneva Jani has created a lot of buzz amongst luxury travellers with its exciting features such as the retractable roofs and the water slides. It has been named the Best Over-the-Top Luxury hotel of the year by, the best new resort in the world by CNN, and the Leading Luxury Hotel/Resort in South Asia and Leading Luxury Hotel/Resort in Maldives.

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