Summer With Soneva: Explore Endless Possibilities and Summer Memories With Soneva
Skip the record heatwaves in the Mediterranean this summer—cool off at Soneva instead.
BY Robb Report Hong Kong  |  June 5, 2024
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According to rising trends, more and more travellers are planning trips out of season to avoid crowds and extreme weather patterns. Around the Mediterranean in particular, summertime means a period of unpredictable heatwaves, with the power to put a damper on any visit. Why not look to the refreshing allure of South Asia, where temperate climes still offer an abundance of sunshine, clear skies, and blue seas for the ultimate summer getaway?

A stay at Soneva means to live in the moment and bask in the ultimate indulgence of having the time, space, and privacy to reconnect with yourself, the people you cherish the most, and the precious natural world around you. With four remarkable resorts across the Maldives and Thailand, these eco-luxury pioneers have just the thing for those seeking a slice of paradise.

Newly opened, Soneva Secret 2024 is the latest addition to the resort portfolio, a labour of love that presents tailor-made hospitality on a remote private island in the Makunudhoo Atoll in the Maldives. Every detail of your stay is lovingly personalised to your preferences, so you can holiday exactly your way in an untouched destination awash with rich, bountiful nature.

Image courtesy of Moosa Haleem for Soneva

Families will embark on the summer vacation of a lifetime at Soneva Jani in the Maldives, where luxurious overwater residences look out across picturesque views and a turquoise lagoon. Visiting gastronomes and wellness practitioners keep the stay interesting and ever-changing while the spacious villas create a welcoming atmosphere for guests big and small.

Soneva Fushi, the resort that started it all and pioneered the hospitality group’s eco-luxury ethos, sits within the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in the Maldives. With 63 private villas to choose from, either on land within a lush jungle or perched above clear blue water, Soneva Fushi embodies barefoot luxury in a pristine, sun-kissed tropical paradise.

Located on a serene peninsula of Koh Kood, Soneva Kiri serves as the perfect springboard for guests to experience lush rainforests, idyllic beaches, and tranquil spiritual journeys through Thai temples, monk-led blessings, and guided meditations. Located just 90 minutes from Bangkok, Soneva Kiri offers beachside, jungle, or clifftop residences for a spectacular stay.

Image courtesy of Stevie Mann for Soneva

From unlocking the restorative potential of integrative health at the Soneva Soul wellness centre and movie nights at the one-of-a-kind Cinema Paradiso overwater theatre to a regularly refreshed activities programme for young guests at The Den— one of the largest family zones in South Asia—you and your loved ones are on the path to creating unforgettable memories.

Children of all ages will find plenty to do and love during their time at Soneva, as the resorts have programmed a wealth of daily complimentary activities focused on discovery, community, and nature, in partnership with British mentoring firm Oppidan Education. Older kids and teenagers can join the journey of disconnecting from the digital world and take part in exclusive get-togethers and enriching activities that focus on Soneva’s slow-life philosophy.

Soneva in Aqua takes guests on adventures across the Indian Ocean.

And the experiences don’t stop there—guests can also take to the seas with tailored charter trips across the Indian Ocean with Soneva in Aqua. Aboard the two-cabin yacht, bespoke itineraries and explorations are at your fingertips, from following in the wake of sharks or sailing alongside manta rays, sea turtles, dolphins, and whales.

Guests seeking a summer escape will not be the only ones to flock to Soneva this holiday season. Soneva’s Summer Collection invites a formidable roster of award-winning chefs, world-famous sports icons, and acclaimed experts to the islands for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in an intimate, one-on-one setting. Look forward to meals prepared by such culinary greats as Mark Lundgaard, Eric Räty, Heiko Nieder, Dietmar Sawyere, Jane Alty, and Karan Gokani, among others; play a set or two with tennis champs Mike Bryan and Wayne Ferreira; score a goal against football legend Mario Balotelli and Fara Williams; and let Dr James Gilbert guide you on an astronomical journey through the stars in the night sky.

High tea and treepod dining at Soneva Kiri.

Whether you choose to dip your toes in the clear blue waters of the Baa Atoll in the Maldives at Soneva Fushi, sink your heels into the unspoilt sand beaches of Soneva Kiri in Thailand, retreat into the overwater getaways at Soneva Jani, or unravel the beauty of privacy at Soneva Secret 2024, there’s a perfect Soneva destination that awaits your arrival this summer.

Find out more about the Soneva Summer Collection here.

All images courtesy of Soneva.