Soneva Fushi Experiences

Browse our unique selection of memorable, fun and once-in-a-lifetime experiences that we have on offer at Soneva Fushi. From thrilling water sports, an introduction to the art of glassblowing, to cultural excursions to nearby local islands.

This is not the first time I've stayed at Soneva Fushi and I fall in love with the resort more and more every time I visit. The villa is only steps from the sea. It's spacious and has everything you need. What a great vision the owner of this resort has. I loved cycling around the resort and enjoy seeing birds, rabbits and even fruit bats. Believe me, you won't know where the time goes when staying here.

annpiyahatai, TripAdvisor

First time in Maldives, so we went straight for the best. So glad we did! The experiences at Soneva Fushi were amazing. We did the Robinson Crusoe picnic lunch, private dinner by the beach, Cinema Paradiso and the restaurant near the cinema for the excellent Peruvian dinner. Truly out of this world, we will definitely return again!

ssyahaha, TripAdvisor

This was our third visit to Soneva Fushi and each time it gets better and better. It provides a destination that manages to please every one of the members of our very large tribe of 13, aged from 4 months to way over 70. The children love the Den - a kids club like no other - and also took really well to snorkelling. The older children enjoyed a taste of scuba diving. One of them was very nervous, but his instructor handled him beautifully and allayed his fears. We plan to return as soon as we can.

cmh18, TripAdvisor

Soneva is hands down the best resort in the Maldives. For me, the quality of service, food, and housing is world class, and at the absolute highest level of luxury standard, but then beautifully executed in a down to earth, understated personal fashion that is very hard to replicate. This is my favorite luxury resort, end of story

mikkelhbs, TripAdvisor

So I need to mention that I am generally a city girl. I enjoy places like London and Amsterdam. I never thought I would come to enjoy a place like Soneva Fushi, but not only did I enjoy it, I loved it. Everything from being barefoot to the minimalistic luxury was a breath of fresh air. I couldn't stop smiling and couldn't imagine being on holiday anywhere else in that moment. Definitely recommend this place for anyone who wants to disconnect completely and try a different type of resort. You won't be disappointed!

Amani H, TripAdvisor

Sonu's Picnic

Embrace the castaway life and try Sonu’s favourite – lunch on a desert island prepared by your personal chef. Take a dip in the crystal clear, blue lagoon with our in-house snorkelling guide while your chef prepares gourmet temptations in the most intimate of settings.
Duration: As per your wishes

Glassblowing Class

Learn this timeless art with our team of glass specialists, who will work closely with you to create your own masterpiece to take home. All pieces created at the Soneva Glass Studio are made using recycled bottles from Soneva Fushi and other nearby resorts. A personalised tour of the Soneva Art Gallery and Soneva Glass Boutique is available upon request.
Discover the Soneva Glass Studio
Duration: 3 hours

Six Senses Spa

From soothing scrubs to Tibetan hot stones, we invite you to embark on sensory treatments from near and far. A revolving residency of visiting practitioners adds to the spa’s collection of treatments with their respective forms of expertise.
View Six Senses' site
Duration and prices: Please consult the Spa Menu

The Den

The Den is where our younger guests can unleash their imagination, creativity and curiosity. Explore the outdoor pirate ship, take cooking or mocktail classes, learn a musical instrument or take part in arts and crafts. There is a separate pool for toddlers, as well as a separate area for teenagers.
Watch the Den video and view an example of our Den Programme
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The Observatory

Gaze through our state-of-the-art telescope upon the Plough of Saturn and its translucent curves. Our remote locale lets you see celestial bodies invisible from Europe and much of the world. Catch a rare glimpse into the nature of our universe with 3D astronomy that lets you see space and deep sky objects as they are. Soneva Fushi is the first resort in the world to offer this technology to its guests.


The Soleni Dive Centre’s multi-lingual PADI instructors and small group sizes ensure you world-class diving experiences. Choose from a number of diving courses and equipment is available to rent.
Explore Soneva in Aqua's Diving and Experiences brochure for diving yacht charters
For information and prices: Visit the Soleni Dive Centre website

Snorkel with Manta Rays

Snorkel Hanifaru Bay, home to one of the world’s largest populations of Manta Rays. Conditions and season* permitting, fortunate guests might get to see hundreds of Mantas as they feed on plankton. There are several Manta spotting locations, so the itinerary may vary. If there are no Mantas, our Marine Biologist will take you to another snorkelling spot. *June - November Manta sightings are frequent but not guaranteed.
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes to 3 hours


Learn to dive on a single breath. Our courses consist of theory lessons, breathing and relaxation techniques, stretching, confined water and open water practice. You will learn how to propel yourself thorough the ocean, increase your breath hold capacity, how to equalise and safety procedures. *This experience is season and weather dependent
Duration and price: Available on request

Sunset Dolphin Cruise

Get ready for one of our most sought-after experiences; watching dozens of playful dolphins in the light of the setting sun. While you cruise ever deeper out into the sea, you will be served a selection of canapés and a flute of Champagne, all accompanied by the beats of traditional Maldivian Boduberu drums.
Duration: 1 hour

Eco-Friendly Surfing

Discover less chartered and secret surf breaks in the Baa and Noonu Atolls with our surf instructors/guides, all within a 5-35 minute speedboat ride. Surf season is weather dependent, with the peak from May to September. All our equipment is eco-friendly and made from recycled material, making us the first fully sustainable surfing programme in the world - and so we encourage you to leave your equipment at home.
Explore our Eco-Friendly Surfing experience

Cinema Paradiso

We invite you to join a classic film screening in our open-air theatre. Complimentary popcorn and over 60 flavours of ice cream are the perfect munchies for our on-the-sands theatre experience. Should you desire a cocktail, or something more substantial, our cinema Hosts will be happy to oblige.

Private Sandbank Overnight Experience

Spend a romantic night camping under the Maldivian skies on your own private sandbank in a luxurious Bedouin-inspired tent, which comes with its own water closet. Make your way to a candlelit dinner, set up by personal Hosts before they depart so you can experience the unspoiled island. Breakfast will be delivered at a pre-arranged time of your choice.
Duration: 12 hours

Astronomical Dinner Cruise

Join us for an astronomical adventure and head out into the Indian Ocean to dine under a canopy of stars. Enjoy dinner and wines while watching the sun set over the Indian Ocean, then learn the secrets of the night sky from our resident Astronomer.
Duration: 3-4 hours


Experience the ocean with complete freedom. Gliding, diving, skimming - all of this is possible with a SEABOB. Learn to move through the water like a fish, on the surface and beneath the waves. The SEABOB is environmentally friendly, moving powerfully and almost silently as you explore the marine world.

Complimentary Water Sports

We offer a range of complimentary non-motorised water sports at Soneva Fushi. This includes kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, windsurfing and catamaran sailing. Private tuition is available at an additional charge on an hourly basis.
Duration: As per the your wishes

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