Absolutely Private, Intelligent Luxury in Paradise
Synonymous with intelligent luxury, Soneva Resorts and Spas continues to raise the benchmark for intuitive service, environmental sensitivity and gracious living. The perfect synergy of these elements forms the foundations for living at Soneva Private Residences in the Maldives and Thailand.
Now available for private ownership, these extraordinary villas are located in some of the most breathtaking locations of the world. Constructed using time-tested indigenous techniques and with materials from sustainable sources, that are adapted to preserve the integrity of the environment and the local communities that surround them.
Soneva made history by being the first developer to offer magnificent homes for foreigners in the Maldives. The first private residence owned by a foreigner, a sprawling 4 bedroom “Jungle Reserve” villa, has already been handed over to a thrilled owner who is creating memories and stories with friends and family while enjoying the rental income the property is generating.
Each bespoke private residence is built to meet the owners' individual requirements, whilst remaining true to the Soneva values of SLOW LIFE (Sustainable, Local, Organic, Wellness, Learning, Inspiring, Fun, Experiences) and the mission of “Intelligent Luxury.”
Each fully serviced villa comes complete with a 24/7 Mr./Mrs. Friday butler, complimentary transfers to and from the resorts and full access to all the island’s facilities, with special ‘owners rates’ being offered in the restaurants, bars and galleries.
Homeowners looking for an ongoing financial return on investment are invited to participate in a rental management program. Rental yields of up to 4% net guaranteed per annum indicate the excellent investment potential for those happy to restrict the majority of their personal use to off-peak seasons for a maximum of 30 days usage per year.
Soneva Fushi, Baa Atoll, Maldives
Opened in 1995, Soneva Fushi was the original desert island hideaway and the first ‘barefoot luxury’ resort. It set and remains the benchmark for what true understated and environmentally conscious luxury should be. A mere 35 minutes by seaplane from Male International Airport, a limited selection of ultra-private and secluded homes from 2 bedrooms upwards are available to purchase ranging from 4 to 15 million US dollars.
All villas are designed with expansive indoor and outdoor living spaces, private swimming pools, stunning sea views, dedicated stretches of white sandy beach. Larger villas also features amenities such as a private wine cellar, library, sunken in-pool dining area, children’s playroom and a private spa with steam, sauna and massage facilities.
- › 6 bedroom villas available from 15 million US dollars
- › 4-5 bedroom villas available from 10 million US dollars
- › 3 bedroom premium villas available from 5 million US dollars
- › There is also a limited number of existing resort 2 bedroom villas that are offered from 4 million US dollars.
To date, 4 villas have been sold to French, United Kingdom, Canadian and United States buyers, and interest in Private Residences, in a macro-low yield environment, is high.
Soneva Kiri, Eastern Thailand
Soneva Kiri is set on the remote but accessible island of Koh Kood only an hour’s private plane ride from Bangkok and yet seemingly another world. This is undiscovered Thailand. Thailand as it should be. One hundred and fifty acres of untouched tropical rainforest fringed with pristine beaches and enchanting mangroves. Twenty-seven vast private homes are for sale in Phase I of this development. Soneva Kiri Private Residences has been recently awarded 'Best Development' in the Thailand Property Awards of 2011, among other awards for the resort, spa and private residences.
All villas boast generous indoor and outdoor living areas spread over two floors, and feature expansive swimming pools with water slides, separate dressing areas, indoor and outdoor showers, gyms and spas. Roofs are either tented or shingle.
- › 6 bedroom beach villas available from 8.5 million US dollars
- › 3-6 bedroom cliff villas range from 4.75 to 6.25 million US dollars
- › 3, 4 or 5 bedroom hill villas, range from 3.25 to 5 million US dollars
To date, 13 villas have been sold to foreigners from all over the world.
About The Soneva Group
The Soneva Group is a world leading sustainable luxury resort operator. It is made up of Soneva Fushi and Soneva Kiri in Thailand. The company also holds a majority stake in Six Senses Laamu and Six Senses Hua Hin properties. Further Soneva resorts are planned in Sri Lanka, the Maldives and Greece. Soneva in Aqua, a new yacht experience, will be launched in the Maldives in 2013.
The company is committed to leading the fight against climate change within the tourism sector with Soneva Fushi decarbonising by the end of 2014 and the other resorts to follow.
The Soneva Group came into being following the decision by Sonu Shivdasani, the founder of Six Senses Resorts & Spas, to sell the Six Senses and Evason brands in February 2012. Mr Shivdasani retains the role of Chairman and major shareholder in the Soneva Gro.
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