Soneva, the leading luxury eco-resort operator, has announced the launch of the first-ever overwater villas at Soneva Fushi, its flagship private island resort in the Baa Atoll of the Maldives, which are scheduled to open to guests in April 2020.
Accessed via a gently curving jetty near Dolphin Beach on the main island at Soneva Fushi, the eight new one- and two-bedroom Water Retreats have been carefully designed to ensure the utmost privacy for guests, as well as to make the most of the picture-perfect ocean vistas. The 6,300-square-foot One-Bedroom Water Retreats and the 9,200-square-foot Two-Bedroom Water Retreats both have a private pool, as well as a slide that leads directly into the Indian Ocean. With a choice of either sunrise or sunset views, the villas feature a large outdoor deck, with a sunken seating area and catamaran nets over the ocean, as well as Soneva's signature outdoor bathrooms with direct access to the sea. Created with sustainably sourced materials such as reclaimed driftwood, the Water Retreats also offer vast floor-to-ceiling windows, and a generous living area inspired by the ocean setting. Even more, the master bedroom features a retractable roof, so guests can stargaze from the comfort of their bed.
The design and choice of location of the Water Retreats followed a comprehensive environmental assessment within the resort to ensure that the Baa Atoll's terrestrial and marine ecosystems remained unharmed by construction and the subsequent use and maintenance of the villas. As with all of Soneva's carbon-neutral properties, construction materials for the villas were sourced sustainably, while the low impact overwater design maintains and complements the natural beauty of the tranquil coastal setting.
The starting price for the new Water Retreats at Soneva Fushi is $2,626 per night for the One-Bedroom Water Retreat, and $5,232 per night for the Two-Bedroom Water Retreat.
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