Secret Retreats, which represents some of Asia’s finest boutique residences, hotels and boats is excited to welcome new members Soneva Fushi and Soneva Kiri to their collection.
Soneva Fushi and Soneva Kiri’s exclusive boutique hideaway retreats are located in some of the world’s most exotic settings and offer a Robinson Crusoe-like experience. These two new destinations coupled with the founder’s Sonu and Eva Shivdasani’s philosophy of creating hidden sanctuaries that are built in harmony with nature is in line with Secret Retreats’ vision and values.
“The growing uniformity of luxury hotel chains around the world has deprived today’s travellers of authenticity and individuality. Secret Retreats vision is to set a new reference point in the hospitality industry through advocating its exclusive boutique hideaways that reflect the essence and soul of a place while promoting bespoke travel experiences that provide authentic interactions with the local people.” - Stephane Junca, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Secret Retreats.
Providing the discerning traveller with a memorable personalised experience along with an emphasis on fine dining cuisine, preservation of local traditions and conservation of the natural environment, Soneva Fushi and Soneva Kiri offer a wide range of activities and experiences.
Situated on the privately owned tropical island Kunfunadhoo in Baa Atoll in the Maldives, Soneva Fushi’s 50+ private villas and residences opens to its very own stretch of white sand beach and many of the villa’s also include their own private seawater swimming pool. Activities include bicycling, jogging, Yoga and Tai Qi, catamaran sailing, kayaking and snorkelling. The resort also offers star gazing at their observatory and features an extensive library and film collection. Accessible by a scenic thirty-minute sea plane flight, Soneva Fushi captures the very essence of a luxurious castaway fantasy.
Located on the remote Kiri offers intelligent luxury in a remote environment. The island’s tropical rain forests, waterfalls and traditional village life combined with emerald waters and white sandy beaches provide guests with an experience of the untouched Thailand of time past. Activities and sightseeing excursions include a visit to the Khlong Chao waterfall, mountain biking, catamaran sailing, sea kayaking, windsurfing, water-skiing, wake boarding and snorkelling. Accessible by a sixty minute flight on a private plane from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport to Soneva Kiri landing strip it is just a five minute ride by speed boat.