Soneva has unveiled two opulent new additions to its portfolio of villas and private hideaways at Soneva Fushi in the Baa Atoll in the Maldives. The six-bedroom Villa 43 Sunset Reserve and four-bedroom Villa 38 will set a new standard of desert island luxury.
Just steps away from the beach and hidden amongst lush tropical forest, both residences have been designed to exist in perfect harmony with the unspoiled setting and Soneva’s one-of-a-kind ‘no news, no shoes’ philosophy.
Each offers expansive al fresco decked areas and terraces, verdant private gardens and open-air bathrooms with sunken baths and outdoor rain showers.
Named after its incredible views of the sun setting over the horizon, Villa 43 Sunset Reserve is one of the largest and most luxurious residences on the island. Centred around an ancient Banyan tree, it features a cluster of six buildings that are interconnected by extensive wooden walkways and elevated terraces. The main swimming pool comes with its own water slide and sunken seating area, while a second pool sits just outside the master suite.
With a maximum occupancy of 12 adults and 4 children, the 2,303-square-metre Villa 43 achieves a balance of secluded spaces and convivial communal living – private bedroom suites, living rooms and terraces with oversized daybeds, and open plan living and dining areas, TV suite and library.
The generously-sized master suite features its own living room, as well as Soneva’s signature open air bathroom – surrounded by a tranquil water feature, it includes a deep, sunken bath, steam facilities, indoor and outdoor rain showers and his-and-hers sinks.
The main guest suite features an alfresco bathroom, while three additional guest bedrooms include ample en-suite bathrooms and showers. For younger residents, there is a separate children’s bedroom which also features an en-suite and additional nanny’s room.
A true haven from the outside world, Villa 43 features its very own private gym plus a dedicated spa suite, complete with sauna and steam room. For wine connoisseurs, there is also a substantial cellar with a selection of the world’s finest vintages.
Villa 43 Sunset Villa will take reservation from March 2020. Nightly rates are approximately US$25,824 excluding taxes and fees.
The four-bedroom Villa 38 is found on the serene sunrise side of the island. Also situated just next to white sands, the two-storey villa is partly encircled by a vast, curved swimming pool, which can be accessed directly from both ground-floor bedroom suites and also features a lengthy slide.
The 1,525-square-metre villa has a maximum occupancy of eight adults and four children. On the ground floor, there is an open-plan living area which is filled with light and a sense of space, plus a dining room, kitchen and pantry, as well as a spa suite, which features a sauna and steam room. The master bedroom suite and guest bedroom both include an extensive outdoor garden bathroom, with sunken baths, outdoor rain showers and water features.
Upstairs there are two additional guest bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, dressing rooms and private balconies, as well as a fully-equipped private gym. A first-floor decked area offers an incredible vantage point over the Indian Ocean – with a dining table and plush daybeds.
Nightly rates in Villa 38 start at approximately US$19,501 excluding taxes and fees.
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