The Maldives are known for lush over-water villas offering a dream escape for vacationers. Now, Soneva Fushi Resorts has upped the ante by opening luxurious new villas boasting some of the highest square footage in over-water villas anywhere, and 62ft waterslides.
Spacious Enough for the Whole Family
While they don’t hold the record for the most square footage for overwater villas, the space offered is lux by even land-villa standards. Soneva’s one bedroom villas boast 6,286 square feet, and the two bedrooms offer 9,224.
If that’s not enough space for you to let your hair down and stretch out, all you have to do is step onto the front porch and enjoy the endless vistas of the blue ocean stretching out in front of you. The roof above the master bed retracts, opening vertical space to the heavens and letting the imagination run wild in blue skies or starlit nights.
Waterslides and Glass Floors
Each villa has it’s own 62ft waterslide, allowing you enough time to enjoy the stunning vistas as you slide towards the warm, clear, stunningly blue water of the Maldives.
In the dining room, a glass floor allows diners to observe the wildlife directly beneath their feet while enjoying breakfast. If you want a closer look, all you have to do is step out into the al fresco dining porch. With relaxing neutral tones, a private swimming pool, and fantastic vistas surrounding you, the Soneva Fushi villas are sure to be a dream destination for all aspiring vacationers.
What the Property Has to Offer
According to the Soneva website, “This 2 Bedroom Water Retreat with Slide offers incredible views, whether over the interrupted horizon, into the clear blue depths of the ocean, or up towards the star-strewn night sky. The luxurious retreat, designed to ensure the utmost privacy, features an extensive outside deck, with its own private pool with catamaran net, a water slide that goes directly into the sea, comfortable loungers and sunken seating. An upper
deck, accessed from the living room, includes an al fresco dining sala and comfortable daybed. Inside, the living area features floor-to-ceiling windows to maximise the postcard-perfect vistas, while the master bedroom’s retractable ceiling is made for stargazing from the comfort of the king-sized bed. The spacious second bedroom features an en-suite and its own dressing room. There is also an al fresco bathroom, with an outdoor shower and bathtub and direct access to the ocean.
• “Over-water villa with a retractable roof
• Spacious master bedroom, with adjoining children’s sleeping area, en-suite dressing room and bathroom
• Large second bedroom with en-suite bathroom and dressing room
• Ground-floor living room
• Upper deck with dining sala and day bed
• Outdoor bathroom with direct ocean access
• Water slide from deck into the sea below
• Private pool
• Outdoor deck and seating area with sun loungers
• Sunken seating area
• Pantry with minibar, espresso machine and in-villa wine fridge
• Bicycles or tricycles for every guest
• WiFi, flat-screen TV
• PLH Italia lighting system
• In-villa safe, air conditioning and fans
• Mr./Ms. Friday butler service.”
DailyMail shares, “Eva Malmstrom Shivdasani, Soneva’s creative director, said: ‘I wanted to keep Soneva Fushi’s natural beauty, so it looks almost the same as the day we found it, with the villas hidden amongst the vegetation. When we had to add more villas, we didn’t want to touch the beach, as we believe it should be for our guests and the turtles that visit our shores.
‘So, we built over the ocean. We hired all the right people to come and assess the proposed location, ensuring there would not be any live coral in the area.
‘The new water retreats are very spacious and have been finished in Soneva Fushi’s rustic style. Everyone involved in building these overwater villas has done a fantastic job.
‘Everything is bespoke and the joinery craftsmanship is amazing. Our guests can now stay in an island villa or a water retreat without moving between resorts.'”
So What Will a Visit Run You?
The one bedrooms begin at $2,952 a night, and the two bedrooms start at $7,336 a night. With special attention paid to construction to minimize the sound of the waves lapping beneath the villa, and the sounds of people walking down the jetty, the price point is well worth the luxury you get in exchange.
Looking to get away from coronavirus and take that dream vacation? With childrens’ rooms behind the master bedroom that include special safety features to insure your precious little ones can snooze without worry they’ll take an unscheduled splash, this is exactly the place to unburden your mind and take some time in nature’s beauty.