Soneva’s loos, bathtubs with views
Soneva is known for its signature outdoor bathrooms that come with lush gardens or expansive water features. Whilst these are found in all of Soneva’s villas, there are a number of loos and bathtubs that come with exceptional views at each resort.
At Out of the Blue at Soneva Fushi, bathroom goers are sure to get a delight from the view. Out of the Blue offers guests sweeping vistas of the Baa atoll and parts of the island that Soneva Fushi calls home. Whilst at the spa, the bathroom lets guests relax close to nature after a soothing or invigorating spa treatment. Also, at Soneva Fushi is the upstairs toilet that overlooks the island’s greenery from the lofty heights of Fresh in the Garden. The restaurant’s bathroom has a view let in through a floor-to-ceiling window that also allows in an abundance of natural light, making the space feel even larger.
This outdoor bathroom in the sprawling four-bedroom Villa 15 is surrounded by a tranquil water feature replete with stepping stones that take you to the outdoor shower. Although the bathtub is covered, guests can still experience showering with only the sky and forest canopy overhead. Verdant tropical vegetation brings nature even closer as guests can shower beneath the open sky.
Soneva Fushi’s Two Bedroom Crusoe Villa Suite with Pool has an outdoor bathtub and shower, stepping stones included. The sunken tub lets guests bathe by sunlight or moonbeams surrounded by the mirror-like water feature.
Soneva Jani’s Three Bedroom Water Reserve is home to this wooden bathtub that takes pride of place on one of the balconies, offering bathers panoramic views of the turquoise lagoon. Just the place to watch the sunset with a glass of Champagne close by.
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.