SLOWLIFE Diaries

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

Soneva’s Festival of Colour

Soneva is proud to introduce the Festival of Colour 2018, which celebrates a diverse collection of activities and experiences across all of our resorts. The Festival of Colour runs from February 2018 to February 2019, and includes visiting …

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World Environment Day and World Oceans Day

This week was marked by two important events: World Environment Day on the 5th of June and World Oceans Day on the 8th of June. This year’s themes are: “Beat Plastic Pollution” for World Environment Day and …

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Soneva Kiri, a dream come true

6 months in, and I’m figuring it’s time to introduce myself! I’m Eline, the new-ish Environment Officer and Marine Biologist at Soneva Kiri. Being Dutch-Thai, it is such a blessing to have been able to return to my home country and work on the …

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Cute but Deadly

The Yellow Boxfish (Ostracion cubicus) is a well-loved fish for its cute looks and bright appealing colouration. A small fish, reaching a maximum size of about 45cm, it’s body is comprised of a hard external skin, which is formed by many fused …

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The Never Ending Story of my Favourite Fish

As you know I have a long list of favourite fish and other creatures, Bannerfish are amongst them. Schooling Bannerfish, Heniochus diphreutes, are somehow magical because they hang around in groups – as told by their common name- , often …

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Mobula Rays – New Neighbours

Photo credits Alicia Warner Although we have been speaking in the past about Mobula Rays, something special has been happening in the past 3 weeks here at Soneva Fushi. I was on holiday when I received a message from Dayanne, “I have seen …

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UNDP Youth Camp – Marine Morning

At the end of March, 37 young adults between the ages of 16 and 20 from different parts of Maldives came together for Soneva’s Eco-Camp in partnership with UNDP. The 5 day camp focused on inspiring the participants to be responsible citizens as …

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Shark or Ray?

Here’s one interesting creature which has taken a liking to our lagoon. The Guitar Fish, or otherwise known as the Guitar Shark. The Guitarfishes scientific name is ‘Rhinobatis,’ which derived from the words ‘Rhinos’ meaning nose and ‘Batis’ …

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World Water Day

Yesterday, March 22, marked World Water Day. Did you know that 2.1 billion people lack access to safely managed drinking water? And that by 2050, the number of people who live in severely water-scarce areas is could be 3 billion? To make matters …

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Earth Hour

To put things into context for you, the average height of the Maldives is only 4ft above sea level. Here in the Maldives we are incredibly vulnerable to the effects of Climate Change.  Last Saturday, March 24th saw the global celebration of …

Read more

Soneva’s Festival of Colour

Soneva is proud to introduce the Festival of Colour 2018, which celebrates a diverse collection of activities and experiences across all of our resorts. The Festival of Colour runs from February 2018 to February 2019, and includes visiting …

Read more

World Environment Day and World Oceans Day

This week was marked by two important events: World Environment Day on the 5th of June and World Oceans Day on the 8th of June. This year’s themes are: “Beat Plastic Pollution” for World Environment Day and …

Read more

Soneva Kiri, a dream come true

6 months in, and I’m figuring it’s time to introduce myself! I’m Eline, the new-ish Environment Officer and Marine Biologist at Soneva Kiri. Being Dutch-Thai, it is such a blessing to have been able to return to my home country and work on the …

Read more

Cute but Deadly

The Yellow Boxfish (Ostracion cubicus) is a well-loved fish for its cute looks and bright appealing colouration. A small fish, reaching a maximum size of about 45cm, it’s body is comprised of a hard external skin, which is formed by many fused …

Read more

The Never Ending Story of my Favourite Fish

As you know I have a long list of favourite fish and other creatures, Bannerfish are amongst them. Schooling Bannerfish, Heniochus diphreutes, are somehow magical because they hang around in groups – as told by their common name- , often …

Read more

Mobula Rays – New Neighbours

Photo credits Alicia Warner Although we have been speaking in the past about Mobula Rays, something special has been happening in the past 3 weeks here at Soneva Fushi. I was on holiday when I received a message from Dayanne, “I have seen …

Read more

UNDP Youth Camp – Marine Morning

At the end of March, 37 young adults between the ages of 16 and 20 from different parts of Maldives came together for Soneva’s Eco-Camp in partnership with UNDP. The 5 day camp focused on inspiring the participants to be responsible citizens as …

Read more

Shark or Ray?

Here’s one interesting creature which has taken a liking to our lagoon. The Guitar Fish, or otherwise known as the Guitar Shark. The Guitarfishes scientific name is ‘Rhinobatis,’ which derived from the words ‘Rhinos’ meaning nose and ‘Batis’ …

Read more

World Water Day

Yesterday, March 22, marked World Water Day. Did you know that 2.1 billion people lack access to safely managed drinking water? And that by 2050, the number of people who live in severely water-scarce areas is could be 3 billion? To make matters …

Read more

Earth Hour

To put things into context for you, the average height of the Maldives is only 4ft above sea level. Here in the Maldives we are incredibly vulnerable to the effects of Climate Change.  Last Saturday, March 24th saw the global celebration of …

Read more