Soneva Resorts, Maldives and Thailand
Soneva: Intelligent Luxury inspired by nature’s mystery and enchantment, Soneva is the original barefoot luxury brand.
Location: Maldives (Soneva Fushi), Thailand (Soneva Kiri)
Green Hotel facts: Soneva consider themselves custodians of pristine locations. They teach Maldivian children to swim safely in the ocean while also providing them an environmental education. They create their own cooking charcoal using the resources available on the island (in the process, also providing 230,000 people in Darfur and Myanmar with fuel-efficient stoves that reduce deforestation and deathly indoor air pollution).
At Soneva, they filter, mineralise and bottle their own drinking water (an unused desalination tank was put to excellent use!), the proceeds of which go towards providing 750,000 people around the world with clean and safe water. They don’t import any single-use plastics to the resorts, and also upcycle any discarded plastic into colourful and useful objects through their Maker Space facility.
Some of Soneva’s environmentally impactful highlights include:
Carbon neutral, including indirect emissions such as guest air travel.
488,587 tonnes of CO2 mitigated.
511,920 trees planted in Thailand.
Style: “No news, no shoes” is the Soneva philosophy.
Soneva Fushi is barefoot luxury at its best, a Robinson Crusoe-type simplicity enveloped within the tropical beauty and corals of Baa Atoll’s UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, with 61 luxury villas and residences that have their own stretch of the beach.
Soneva Kiri is a clifftop resort on the sparsely-populated Thai island of Koh Kood, overlooking tropical rainforests and gorgeous beaches, and with a sense of quiet seclusion. 34 private villas are located either on the beach or on the glorious sun-drenched mountainsides looking out towards the Gulf of Siam.
Suitable for: Couples, honeymooners, groups of friends, families, weddings and other special events, health and wellness retreats, corporate events, island retreat.
Wellness: Between glass blowing classes, eco-friendly surfing, and snorkelling with manta rays, Soneva also offers the Six Senses Spa, that provides soothing scrubs and oils from local coconuts to Tibetan hot stones, body treatments, specialist traditions and wellness therapies provided by expert visiting practitioners.
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