A new and exclusive seaplane transfer between Soneva Fushi and Soneva Gili å- the two premier resorts in the Maldives operated by Six Senses Hotels, Resorts & Spas - has been introduced to provide a new level of luxury for guests.
Picture:Seaplane, Soneva Resorts, Maldives
Flights from Soneva Fushi to Male International Airport make an additional stop at Soneva Gili, reducing the current transfer time to just twenty minutes rather than one and a half hours. Guests enjoying the Soneva Experience - staying at both resorts - board the flight from the lagoon pontoon at Soneva Fushi. The trip aboard a twin-engine seaplane brings guests to the off-shore platform at Soneva Gili and then a short dhoni ride to the island.
In keeping with the naming theme of water craft at the Soneva resorts, Ever-Soneva-So-Comfy joins the fleet as a sleek fifteen-meter super dhoni, fitted for those who appreciate relaxed inter-atoll travel with style. The craft carries up to twenty passengers, with a cruising speed of around sixteen knots per hour. It will be used for airport transfers, romantic sunset cocktails and excursions through the beautiful reefs of Male atoll. During the luxurious twenty-five minute airport transfer, guests are served champagne and canapés on board.
Seating aboard the super dhoni comes by way of signature Soneva daybeds. There is a bar and an upstairs roof-deck for eight, plus a kitchenette. The dhoni is 15.17-m in length and is powered by a Perkins Sabre 215hp at 1500rpm with a fuel capacity of 600 litres. Running speed is 15.6 knots per hour.
Six Senses is a Hotel and Resort Management and Development Company established in 1995, which owns the award-winning Soneva Fushi Resort in the Maldives and manages hotels and resorts under the brand names Soneva, Evason and Evason Hideaway. Soneva is a “Beyond Stars” boutique brand of luxury resorts with an Intelligent Luxury philosophy to offer luxuries of the highest international standard together with a sensitivity and local feel in design, architecture and service.