Jet off on an exclusive Eid Al-Fitr escape to Soneva Fushi and Soneva Jani in the Maldives, where guests from the Gulf are in for a special treat.
Best for Families: Soneva Fushi
Embrace castaway style simplicity and kick off your shoes for an exquisite barefoot luxury experience at this tropical hideaway that sits jungle-style within the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Just 30-40 minutes via seaplane from the Velana International Airport in Malé, Soneva Fushi appeals to the whole family with its stellar line-up of activities from manta ray snorkeling trips to dolphin cruises. There’s a full gamut of dining experiences to enjoy, from a meal prepared by a visiting Michelin-starred chef to a flavorful Arabic spread enjoyed in the privacy of your villa.
Soneva Children’s Camp is sure to entice little ones out of their shell by offering them the chance to try something new, from night-time island safaris to coconut oil making, glassblowing and much more. Younger ones will adore the Den, where they can launch themselves into the weekly program of activities designed to inspire the mind.
Soneva Fushi Children’s Camp. Photo credit: Soneva Fushi
Best for Gourmands: Soneva Jani
Home of the famous over-water villas with water slides, Soneva Jani in the Noonu Atoll is a 45-minute seaplane flight from Malé’s Velana International Airport or a 60-minute speedboat ride from Soneva Fushi.
This playful resort is an Instagrammers dream due to the sparkling sapphire-hued lagoon that surrounds it, and the view just got even more tantalizing thanks to the variety of cuisine that is being served during Eid Al-Fitr.
Sample Middle Eastern favorites, delve into Japanese flavors or taste crab cooked to perfection at the Crab Shack, which has a dreamily romantic setting on the beach.
Appetite satisfied, you’re free to take part in the many experiences on offer, from snorkeling with manta rays to an Ayurvedic treatment at the overwater Soneva Spa while the kids get busy at the Den and Soneva Children’s Camp.
Soneva Jani. Photo credit: Soneva Jani