Soneva Fushi Resort Has Overwater Villas With A Built-In Water Slide

Soneva Fushi Resort has upped the ante in a location I think we can all agree didn’t require further selling. Opening the largest overwater villas in the world, not only will you be able to enjoy the Maldives in all its splendour; you’ll also be able to dip your toes in some high-end whimsy – by taking a built-in water slide from your temporary bedroom straight into the crystalline Indian Ocean.

Introducing the Soneva Fushi Water Retreat: what I’m willing to assert is among the top barefoot luxury resort stays currently available. And if you somehow manage to escape beyond the borders of your respective countries / are granted passage to this slice of heaven-on-earth, this is certainly the place to be.

The single bedroom Water Retreat offers 584 square metres, while the two-bedroom Water Retreat offers 857 square metres. Regardless of whichever you choose, regardless of whether you’re here for family or romance, and regardless of your stance on tropical getaways, one thing remains certain… this is clearly a space that speaks for itself. And this is clearly a space synonymous with privacy (sans the butler catering to your every need).

For those looking for external interactions, however, fear not. As Soneva Fushi’s Water Retreats are within cycling distance from the main island, where guests can enjoy all manners of dining, an outdoor cinema, perhaps even visit the observatory.



“We are very proud to announce this exciting new phase for Soneva Fushi,” says Sonu Shivdasani, Soneva Founder & CEO.

“After 25 years at the forefront of the global luxury tourism sector and as a bucket-list destination in the Maldives, we are always striving to evolve with our guests’ ever-changing needs… The new overwater villas will elevate our offering.”

“Having overwater villas gives our guests the luxury of choice, to stay amongst the deep greens of the jungle with the beach just steps away, or wake up to panoramic views of the ocean.”

Key amenities aside from the built-in water slide and private butler service include:

  • Private pool
  • Large deck
  • Daybed
  • Outdoor bathroom
  • Living room
  • Pantry & minibar
  • Retractable roof
  • Sunken dining area
  • Upper deck with dining sale

Soneva Fushi Resorts officially unveiled the new Water Retreats on September 25th, 2020. The starting price for the one-bedroom option is US$2,626 per night; the two-bedroom option will set you back US$5,232 per night.

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