Soneva Fushi Resort & Spa

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Kunfunadhoo Island, 20-05
Soneva Fushi Resort
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Costs 243% more than similarly rated 5 star hotels

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Local luxury resort

by MerlinZg about Royal Island, Baa Atol

We have been staying for one week (to short) in this paradise island last week in April 2006.
Accomodation was in beach bungalows. Small houses app. 60 square meters was nice and clean. Service was ok, but not to compare with South East Asia. Prices was too high for quality, but not for the location of these Island country. Diving was superb, snorkling as well. Price around 400 USD per night per bungallow is ok for Maldives. Some other islands are priced double or more but not so much better.
Children friendly.
In generaly beach villas are more conveniant then water villas. More space, jungle, beach, nicer for children.

I have visited nearby island Soneva Fushi luxury resort which prices over 1000 Usd per night tells thet it is not for every one. Most of the toursits there are Rusians. From bed to ocean is 4 meters.

A great relaxing romantic vacation

by shash1010


Maldives is a collection of around 1500 islands known as atolls . A few of these atolls have been opened as tourist resorts.
The normal tourist visa, does not permit visitors to go to the other non-resort atolls. To visit these atolls, one has to take special permission.
The visa is stamped at the airport on arrival and is valid for 30 days. However, please confirm the visa requirement before you travel


The resorts offered are from luxurious and expensive to comfortable and affordable.
Resorts such as Soneva Gilli, Soneva Fushi and Taj Exotica are on the higher end. Soneva Gilli offers "Crusoe" kind of residence for ultimate privacy. Each residence is in midst of lagoon and approximately 40 meters apart.
While on the lower end is Kudo Bandos which does not have water bungalows.
We choose Full Moon Beach Resort , an above average resort (4 stars) with water bungalows.

"Full Moon Resort"

We (My wife and me) took a package from Emirates Holidays which included return ticket from Dubai and 4 nights/5days stay at Full Moon on half board basis. The cost was around USD 2200/-.
December/January is the best time for a vacation in Maldives.
We took a short trip in the first week of December 2003.
Full Moon is a 4 star property. The resort has water bungalows as well as standard rooms. We choose water bungalows to stay in.


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Forum Posts

Huvafen Fushi or Soneva Fushi

by moipoi

We are planning a return trip to the Maldives (stayed at Rangali Hilton last time) and may do a two centre holiday this time - a week at the new Huvafen Fushi and a week at Soneva Fushi. They are both quite different which is what we want but I would be grateful for any tips from anyone who has stayed at either on which room type to book? We were thinking of a deluxe beach villa at Huvafen and a villa or suite at Soneva fushi on the sunset side of the island....any comments vould be much appreciated.


Re: Huvafen Fushi or Soneva Fushi


I am booked into the Deluxe beach villa for Aug 05. I am really excited the accomodation looks SO nice! Giving it is new opened in July 04 and only 48 rooms i think you would receive better service and have more privacey.

Advice on Soneva Fushi

by marius01

We are going to Soneva Fushi in November and want to know whether it is worth paying extra to upgrade from a Rehendi room to a Crusoe Villa. It costs an extra $230 per night which seems a lot. Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks.

Re: Advice on Soneva Fushi

by kiki13

I'm pretty sure Soneva F. resort won't be full during that period (you can check)...if that's the case they will most likely upgrade you automatically.
We were upgraded from crusoe villa to crusoe suite.

If they don't upgrade you, then I would'nt bother paying 230$ extra a nt.
Save your money for the food and none of these are included in the room rate.
Although very nice,everthing was over-priced in my opinion...and the the prices keep rising every year.
Have fun.

Re: Re: Advice on Soneva Fushi

by kiki13

oops, let me change that.
We we're upgraded from Crosoe villa to Soneva Fushi Villa.

Best place to learn to dive

by chinchilla1


I'm going out to the Maldives in late July, am thinking of staying at one of the following resorts (One & Only Reethi Rah, One & Only Kanuhura, Cocoa Island or Hilton Rangali) - do any of you know which resorts provide the best dive experience? or perhaps suggest some other resort I have not mentioned. Thanks!

RE: Best place to learn to dive

by kiki13

My husband & I were certified at Soneva Fushi on our honeymoon in 2000. Since then we've stayed at Kanuhura, Cocoa Palm resort & just returned from Huvafen Fushi about 3 wks ago.

Of all 4 resorts we (and my husband would strongly agree with this since he's now a certified dive instructor himself) liked Soneva Fushi diving & instructors the best. The diving spots in & around that atoll are some of the best. Not to mention the great house reef.

RE: RE: Best place to learn to dive

by chinchilla1

Thanks for your reply.

Since you have just returned from the Maldives, just a quick question about the weather. The weather report for Male seems to always show rain, is that really deceiving i.e. other areas of the Maldives can be sunny despite Male having rain? We are planning to go late July, so kind am worried about the weather - any comments and advice will be much appreciated

RE: RE: Best place to learn to dive

by chrissyann

Take no notice of the weather forecasts, when it rains it does'nt rain long,& the resbite from the heat, is sometimes a welcome relief, it would appear to
rain all year round, we went in December, and even tho the weather forcast was
rain every day, we only saw it twice, and for a few minutes only. So don't worry.

Travel Tips for Baa Atholhu


by GandalfOnTour


We spent 2 weeks on the glorious island of Horubadhoo, Located in Baa Atoll, 75km North West of Malé, the capital city of the Maldives. Also known as the Royal Island Resort and Spa. It is one of about 50 islands in the Baa Atoll and we found it to be a little slice of heaven. The island is relatively small, just less than 800m long and 250m wide. It is surrounded by a shallow reef that is ideal for snorkeling and is teeming with sea life. There are so many fish on the reef that means if you don't scuba dive you can still see some incredibly beautiful fish. We were even lucky enough to see a Manta Ray while snorkeling near the main service jetty.

"Great Beaches"

The beaches around the island are amazing. Every day we would walk around the island. There are two very nice sized beaches at either end of the island but to be honest we tended to stick to the beach right outside our villa, it was perfect!!!If you are planning on going to Royal Island I would recommend getting you travel agent to arrange one of the villas on the southern side of the island as the beach has been washed away a bit on parts of the Northern side.

"Great Diving"

Apart form the great beaches and relaxing times spent lying around and reading, one of the main reasons for us going to the Maldives was to do some diving. In all we did 10 super dives. Between May and July the Baa Atoll is influenced by the southern monsoon, which meant that there was lots of plankton in the water which is the main food for Manta Rays and Whalesharks. Unfortunately we didn't get to dive with a Whaleshark but we did have some special encounters with some Mantas, they truly are amazing creatures. Visability wasn't always great due to the plankton but the diving was out of this world. The abundance of sea life is staggering both in terms of fish and plantlife. I will definitely be back to try out some of the other dive sites as soon as possible


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Address: Kunfunadhoo Island, 20-05