Soneva Gili by Six Senses

Soneva Gili is located in one of the largest lagoons in the Maldives, with jetties threading across the crystal clear water out to spacious over-sized villas that provide spectacular water views of the ocean from every room. Apart from the sparkling waters, the tiny island provides a very intimate atmosphere fused with luxuries of the highest international standard to create a wonderfully serene and natural experience - continuing the Soneva philosophy of Intelligent Luxury. Soneva Gili is relaxed and casual. The all-year-round, comfortable, tropical temperature requires only light and natural fabrics so Polo-style shirts, summer dresses and sarongs are ideal. You may want a jacket or wrap in the winter when temperatures can be as low as 23 degrees Celsius, or 73 Fahrenheit. Shoes are not practical on the soft sand, so bring sandals or simply enjoy barefoot freedom.



Soneva Gili offers just 45 sumptuous over water villas, including Crusoe Residences and The Private Reserve reached only by boat. Each villa has not only been designed and built with the utmost attention to detail, but are also environmentally friendly and reflect the harmony of life by the water's edge. Each has its own private water garden and sun decks, and the bathrooms have a separate shower accessed along an open-air walkway. Villa Features include overhead fan, air-conditioning, extensive minibar, personal safe, coffee machine, binoculars and many other amenities, chess and backgammon tables, CD & DVD player, stereo system with speakers in bedroom and bathroom, extensive DVD and CD library, open-air bathroom with separate glass walled shower area, complimentary broadband and Wi-Fi internet access, Mr Friday/Butler service for Crusoe Residences and The Private Reserve, IDD telephones. Room categories include Villa Suites, Residences, Crusoe Residences, Private Reserve, Spa Suite.


Dining experiences include a romantic, moonlit dinner on the deck of your villa, a sunset champagne cruise on a traditional dhoni, or dinners in the underground Gourmet Cellar - the settings are as memorable as the cuisine. From the fine wines to the excellent malts, Soneva has achieved a reputation of providing unique dining experiences. The main restaurant is located on the west side of Lankanfushi offering a superb natural environment to enjoy a relaxing breakfast or romantic dinner. By the sea restaurant presents a fusion Peruvian-Japanese culinary adventure combining breathtaking views to the ocean with intimate dining for just 26 guests. Located on the elevated top level of a double story facility located on the island, this restaurant includes a Sushi Bar featuring daybeds plus five tables, each seating up to four guests, and an open kitchen station which can be used for live cooking classes. The Main Bar is a stunning construction over the shallow lagoon and offers snacks and light meals throughout the day. The lunch buffet at the bar is a very casual experience, where you can create your own menu from the wide selection of fresh salad leaves from the garden, sushi, Mediterranean delicacies, daily catch of fish, imported meats and local spices and herbs. The unique underground wine cellar has recently had a truly unique experience added. In addition to the artisanal cheese and deli room, you may now also experience the handmade, gourmet chocolate cave. Executive pastry chef has created a chocolate menu using only the finest chocolate, with some very interesting and unusual flavours.

Facilities and other features

Ocean Paradise Dive Centre

The Ocean Paradise Dive Centre's multi-lingual PADI instructors as well as the small dive group sizes ensure that guests of all experience levels get the best service at all times. PADI dive centre is equipped with the latest equipments and many renowned dive sites including world famous Manta Point are within 10 minutes boat ride from the resort.

Six Senses Spa

The Six Senses Spa offers a wide range of holistic therapies and programs with internationally trained therapists, wellness instructors and a resident Ayurvedic Doctor. Glass floor-panels beneath massage tables heighten the sensual experience, whilst a Maldivian sand massage presents yet another new encounter. Other facilities include five over water treatment rooms, Yoga/Tai-Chi champa, steam rooms, chill rooms, sauna and a fully equipped over-water gymnasium.

Ever Soneva So Fit

"Ever Soneva So Fit" at Soneva Gili by Six Senses takes on a new dimension in fitness adding on the latest state of the art Lifestyle and Kinesis fitness equipment. The new vibrant techno savvy Gym located at the water's edge amidst greenery gives a panoramic and clandestine view of the ocean seen though glass walls. The natural taste in decor, lighting and the ambience created with an option for ones own iPod music appeals to your psyche making the regular workout more exhilarating and a daily must do experience

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