THE NEAREST AIRPORT: Male International Airport.
THE AESTHETIC: Five-star, barefoot luxury with a nautical twist.
THE ROOMS: This ultra-luxurious yacht with a cruising speed of 8 knots measures 19.25 metres in length and 6.40 metres in width. It boasts 2 cabins and has a maximum capacity of four adults and two children.
THE TRAVELLER: Discerning travellers craving a luxury sea journey. Suited to couples, small groups and families. All ages welcome.
THE DINING: Your own on-board chef.
THE ALLURE: Soneva in Aqua, a luxury Maldivian yacht, sets sail from its flagship resort and iconic world leader, Soneva Fushi and provides the ultimate sense of exclusivity and privacy.
Soneva’s world-class yacht elevates the guest experience by offering the option of a boat villa that combines all the benefits of this iconic resort’s services and amenities, with the freedom and exclusivity associated with a private boat charter.
Soneva in Aqua features a spacious main cabin with a glass-bottom spa and shower facilities; and a second cabin offering a king-size bed and en-suite facilities. Other features include an external raised sun and dining deck, and a lower-level bar and dining area with daybeds and space for wellness treatments, as well as an internal library, main saloon and dining room, perfect for entertaining.
Soneva is committed to reducing its environmental footprint by embracing responsible business practices and investing in sustainable resort equipment. While doing what they can to improve their own performance, they recognise that the environmental impacts of the Soneva resorts also include indirect emissions such as guest air travel.
To address all emissions associated with their resorts, they founded the Soneva Foundation to deliver meaningful projects that have a positive environmental, social and economic impact.
Wherever possible, the Foundation uses impact investing principles, seeking to recover outlays through carbon finance, which in turn will be fed back into projects to help extend the reach and benefits to more families.
The flagship project of the Soneva Foundation supplies clean cook stoves in rural Myanmar. Human development and energy use are intrinsically linked. Indoor cooking on open fires is devastating for human health and a huge contributor to deforestation worldwide. Targeted interventions can make a big difference to individual lives and to environmental pressures on a local and global scale.
To learn more about the ample range of Soneva sustainability initiatives, head to their website.