SLOWLIFE Diaries

Keep up-to-date with posts and interesting facts from our resorts.

Best of the Maldives: Bookseller – Soneva Fushi

When Soneva Fushi announced their recruitment for a “Barefoot Bookseller” it was one of those fantasy jobs right up there with “Professional Cuddler” and “Ben & Jerry’s Flavour Guru” as one of the best jobs on the planet. The lucky …

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Soneva Jani is seeing turtles

Here in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives is home to some incredible marine life. The shimmering azure waters house some of the ocean’s most amazing creatures: sea turtles. The Maldives is home to five species of sea turtles, the most common are …

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World Seagrass Day

An unsightly nuisance to some, and a favourite food to others. March has become seagrass awareness month in many parts of the world, and on March 1 we celebrate World Seagrass Day. What is seagrass? Anything green in the sea could be mistaken as …

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Dolphins

‘The lady over there has 2,000,000 followers on Instagram,’ I’m told as I prepare to make my introduction to everybody on board the ship. ‘You’ll be live streamed across the world so you better get your facts straight.’ I look down at my …

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Creature of Many Talents

Today I’m going to introduce you to another of the many charismatic creatures that can be spotted around our jetty. This time it is the Squid! Squid, like the Octopus, are Cephalopods. This means that they are soft-bodied, with only a …

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Glasscycle Studio

The techniques required for glassmaking have barely changed over the 5,000 years that glass has been made. During the Middle Ages, the Venetian island of Morano was the epicentre of glassmaking. It was a secretive business, however, and those …

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A Trip to Soneva Water HQ

    The people of Maalhos buy their water in 1.5 litre disposable plastic bottles. On average, a household of four will go through 72 plastic bottles per month. That means that, incredibly, the island as a whole will use and discard …

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Look at What the Tide Brought In: Comb Jellies!

Don’t ever trust a marine biologist when they tell you what their favourite sea creature is, because it’s guaranteed to be something else the next day. Today, my favourite creature is the weird and wonderful comb jellyfish. Depending …

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A visit from Turtle Veterinarian Claire Petros

A couple of weeks ago we had an exciting visit from the Head Veterinarian of the Olive Ridley Project, Claire Petros. The Olive Ridley Project is a charity that was founded by Martin Stellfox in 2013 to help protect and rescue large numbers of …

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Best of the Maldives: Bookseller – Soneva Fushi

When Soneva Fushi announced their recruitment for a “Barefoot Bookseller” it was one of those fantasy jobs right up there with “Professional Cuddler” and “Ben & Jerry’s Flavour Guru” as one of the best jobs on the planet. The lucky …

Read more

Soneva Jani is seeing turtles

Here in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives is home to some incredible marine life. The shimmering azure waters house some of the ocean’s most amazing creatures: sea turtles. The Maldives is home to five species of sea turtles, the most common are …

Read more

World Seagrass Day

An unsightly nuisance to some, and a favourite food to others. March has become seagrass awareness month in many parts of the world, and on March 1 we celebrate World Seagrass Day. What is seagrass? Anything green in the sea could be mistaken as …

Read more

Dolphins

‘The lady over there has 2,000,000 followers on Instagram,’ I’m told as I prepare to make my introduction to everybody on board the ship. ‘You’ll be live streamed across the world so you better get your facts straight.’ I look down at my …

Read more

Creature of Many Talents

Today I’m going to introduce you to another of the many charismatic creatures that can be spotted around our jetty. This time it is the Squid! Squid, like the Octopus, are Cephalopods. This means that they are soft-bodied, with only a …

Read more

Glasscycle Studio

The techniques required for glassmaking have barely changed over the 5,000 years that glass has been made. During the Middle Ages, the Venetian island of Morano was the epicentre of glassmaking. It was a secretive business, however, and those …

Read more

A Trip to Soneva Water HQ

    The people of Maalhos buy their water in 1.5 litre disposable plastic bottles. On average, a household of four will go through 72 plastic bottles per month. That means that, incredibly, the island as a whole will use and discard …

Read more

Look at What the Tide Brought In: Comb Jellies!

Don’t ever trust a marine biologist when they tell you what their favourite sea creature is, because it’s guaranteed to be something else the next day. Today, my favourite creature is the weird and wonderful comb jellyfish. Depending …

Read more

A visit from Turtle Veterinarian Claire Petros

A couple of weeks ago we had an exciting visit from the Head Veterinarian of the Olive Ridley Project, Claire Petros. The Olive Ridley Project is a charity that was founded by Martin Stellfox in 2013 to help protect and rescue large numbers of …

Read more