Common guests of TheDesignAir could know that we’re huge followers of the Soneva Group. We’ve additionally been fortunate sufficient to expertise all three properties. Whereas Soneva is the equal to Singapore Airways within the lodge world, the group solely has three very unique properties around the globe (plus a non-public yacht for aquatic journey lovers).
Whereas the lodge chain partnered with Thai Airways final 12 months providing Enterprise Class or First Class friends a complimentary evening of their Thai resort Soneva Kiri, passengers considering travelling to the Maldives could also be focused on exploring each Soneva Jani or the unique Soneva Fushi properties too.
With all providing an identical expertise, scratch the floor and also you’ll see three distinctive personalities. This easy information to the resorts will make it easier to decide the resort most suited to you. Wherever you could journey, you’ll be assured a keep that continues to deliver friends again – 12 months after 12 months.
The Escape Artist
For the traveller wanting to really escape from the trendy world, swap off, do nothing and calm down in a tranquil, slower resort, then look no additional than the unique Soneva Fushi within the Maldives. The resort is barefoot luxurious, and wherever you tread within the resort, anticipate heat coral sand between your toes.
With a trusty bicycle you possibly can discover the small island, from its numerous eco-chic eating shops to your individual Robinson Crusoe villa – that includes your very personal butler. There are additionally glass blowing studios, island gardens, conservation excursions and a wonderful out of doors cinema. This isn’t all simply eco and no luxurious although.
Bose sound programs, hidden away flatscreen TVs and a few of the most interesting wines within the Maldives are all available to make sure you are pampered inside an inch of your life (do you have to need!) However this island is all about curling up with an excellent e book, getting near the marine life on the resorts personal home reef, and watching probably the most unbelievable sunsets presumably on the planet.
‘Again to Nature’ Tradition Vultures
Whereas Fushi could provide the whole lot you might presumably need from a vacation, these in search of a extra native contact to their escapes, ought to head to Soneva Kiri, now only a one hour personal airplane experience from Bangkok Worldwide Airport. The resort presents a few of the largest personal swimming swimming pools, a non-public seaside solely accessible by a 5 minute long-boat experience from the resort and in addition the well-known Khun Benz restaurant, located within the coronary heart of the island’s mangroves.
However it’s the native tradition that units Kiri aside from its counterparts. Virtually all of the workers are Thai, and being positioned on the northern-most tip of Thailand’s fourth largest island Koh Kood, means there’s additionally life outdoors of the resort. The lodge lays on incredible ‘Discovery Journeys’ that lead friends out of the resort in air-conditioned 4x4s with cease offs on the native fishing village Ao Salad or to the close by waterfall.
The villas are a lot larger, and as a substitute of sand, washed out wood decking leads friends across the tree tops, and who can resist a non-public buggy, which friends get to drive themselves.
Millenial ‘Eco Modernists’
For the youthful or extra tech-savvy luxurious trippers, the Group’s newest resort, Soneva Jani will probably be proper up your wooden-decked road. Additionally located within the Maldives, the model new resort brings all of the learnings from the earlier resorts, and combines them into one ultra-hi-tech wooden-clad paradise.
Located over one of many largest Aqua-blue lagoons within the Maldives, that includes shallow heat waters, the resort presents over-water villas together with crystal blue infinity swimming pools, gorgeous views, unparalleled area and even a motorised roof that may retract to see the celebrities (or mechanically cowl again up do you have to go to sleep and it rains)
The ‘Gathering’ could also be the most important overwater construction within the maldives, but it surely homes eating places, bars, a spa and even subsequent door a hi-tech observatory which is able to beam photos from the telescope straight onto flatscreen cocktail tables so everybody can share within the celestial expertise.
Whereas we could have solely visited whereas it was beneath building, the suggestions of the resort has already been excellent, and we’ll be sure you report again on it someday quickly.
All of the resorts are bookable straight at www.soneva.com