WHERE IS IT?
Strewn like a carelessly emptied bag of pearls across the Indian Ocean, the Maldives are long established as one of the world’s most magical holiday destinations. The countless tiny islets that constitute the nation house a number of luxuriant resorts and Soneva Fushi – located on one of the bigger islands in the country – is one of the finest.
WHAT’S THE STORY?
One of the best regarded of the high-end resorts in the Maldives, Soneva Fushi is the ultimate in barefoot luxury. The development’s 55 luxury villas or private residences are tucked away amidst dense foliage within touching distance of a pristine, Biosphere UNESCO-protected coral reef.
…Paradise, plain and simple. Villas all have an indoor-outdoor feel, with garden bathrooms and outdoor seating areas. Interiors, meanwhile, are rustic chic with wood and crisp cottons. There is no communal pool on the island, so investors would be wise to splash out on a villa with a private seawater pool.
Gastronomes and bon vivants will find plenty to love about Soneva Fushi’s selection of bars and restaurants, which specialise in everything from heady cocktails to beachfront banquets. There’s no communal pool, but all villas have beach access while the indulgent Six Senses Spa is regarded as one of the finest in the Maldives.
If beachfront dining is insufficiently special the resort can organise a private dining nook on the island’s sandbank.
With its unique “one island, one resort” hotel infrastructure and easy accessibility from international hubs, the Maldives continues to capture the imagination of investors. With visitor arrivals growing steadily the nation is poised to remain one of the world’s most popular destinations.