Sonu Shivdasani, President and CEO of Six Senses Hotels, Resorts & Spas, the operator of Soneva Fushi, has announced that the award-winning Soneva Fushi Resort & Spa in the Maldives will add eleven additional private swimming pools by mid-year.
“We are making this dramatic move due to the overwhelming popularity of private pools at our Sunrise and Sunset Presidential Villas”, said Mr Shivdasani. “Despite the fact that every accommodation at Soneva Fushi opens to a white sand beach and gentle waters over a coral atoll of the Indian Ocean, private pools add a new dimension to our philosophy of Intelligent Luxury”, he added.
Opened in 1995, Soneva Fushi Resort & Spa was the first Six Senses Resort and remains the flagship of the Soneva brand, underscored by the numerous accolades it receives, including being awarded World’s Best Resort, and Best of the Best in the year 2000 by Conde Nast Traveller, UK, and winner in the Beach and Ocean Hideaways category awarded by Harpers & Queen in 2002.
Set on its own private 100-acre island, the resort is 60 nautical miles northwest of Malé International Airport where guest transfers are made by seaplane. There are 65 luxury villas - soon with thirteen to include private pools - plus the holistic Six Senses Spa; restaurants and bars; a tennis court; library; conference facility and a wine cellar with several hundred vintages.
Most recently added were six new beachfront Crusoe Suites and five Soneva Fushi Suites, plus a second Presidential Suite - firmly establishing the resort’s niche, catering to the very highest end of the market.
With the opening of Soneva Gili in 2002, visitors to the Maldives are now able to combine two very different Soneva spa experiences by dividing their stay between Soneva Gili and Soneva Fushi.