Luxury resort operator, Soneva has revealed it is developing the first overwater villas for Soneva Fushi. Perched above the turquoise depths of the Indian Ocean, the eight new one- and two-bedroom Water Retreats are scheduled to open by April 2020.
The new Water Retreats adhere to Soneva’s pioneering sustainability ethos, as well as its renowned ‘no news, no shoes’ philosophy of barefoot luxury.
Accessed via a jetty near Dolphin Beach, the eight Water Retreats have been designed to ensure the utmost privacy for guests, as well as to make the most of the picture perfect ocean vistas. Both the 584-square-metre 1 Bedroom Water Retreat with Slide, and the 857 square-metre 2 Bedroom Water Retreat with Slide come with a private pool and a slide that plunges directly into the ocean.
With a choice of either sunrise or sunset views, the villas feature a large alfresco deck, which includes plush sun loungers, a sunken seating area and catamaran nets over the ocean. Both villa types feature Soneva’s signature open air bathroom with direct access to the sea – ideal for guests looking to shower off after a dip in the balmy waters, or for a relaxing bath under the stars. Every detail, from a well-stocked wine fridge and mini bar to an ample pantry, ensure guests’ every need is met.
Flanked by an ensuite bathroom, dressing room and children’s sleeping area, the master bedroom suite features a king-sized bed. At the push of a button, the ceiling will retract automatically, enabling guests to wake with the morning sun, or to sleep under a sky that is blanketed with stars. In the two-bedroom villa, a second guest bedroom also includes a king-sized bed, ensuite bathroom and dressing room.
Like all Soneva’s carbon-neutral properties, construction materials for the villas were sourced sustainably, while the low-impact overwater design complements the tranquil coastal setting.
For more information, see soneva.com/soneva-fushi/