Soneva in Aqua
PRICE PER NIGHT:
SHOULDER SEASON – 5,250 USD
HIGH SEASON – 8,125 USD
PREMIUM HIGH – 11,250 USD
PEAK SEASON – 14,375 USD
Captain / Skipper
Mr. Grant Ruffel – Captain of Soneva in Aqua
Grant has been captaining boats of all kinds in a multitude of places around the globe for more than two decades. After being in charge of one of the first electrically propelled super yachts in excess of 100t, he discovered Soneva, and was drawn to the philosophy practiced at the resorts and was excited to continue to play a part in the evolution of sustainability.
The ultra-luxury and highly refined yacht is anchored at Soneva Fushi and measures 19.28 meters in length and 6.40 meters wide with a cruising speed of 6 knots. Whilst supported by engine power, the yacht’s mainsail relies on nature to provide the majority of its energy.
Main strengths, special touch
Our highly skilled crew on-board includes a Captain, a Sous Chef, a Mr Friday (butler), and engineer, a Therapist and an Astronomer ( on request) PADI certified divers can meet and pre-arrange bespoke diving package with the Soleni Dive Centre.
A personalized itinerary designed by our Captain offers guests the chance to explore reefs beneath the calm waters, uninhabited islands and fascinating marine life at leisure.
Soneva in Aqua allows guests to choose from various charter routes that sail around and beyond the Baa Atoll. A choice of one, two and three-night excursions are available depending on how much of the Maldivian sights and islands they wish to explore. Longer itineraries are also available on request.
ONE NIGHT: SONEVA IN AQUA OVERNIGHT EXPERIENCE
Depart Soneva Fushi after breakfast and enjoy a leisurely sail to some of the incredible snorkelling and diving areas within the Baa Atoll, the only UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in the Maldives. Here, we may be lucky enough to spot turtles, dolphins and possibly manta rays (*season and weather dependent). After lunch, snorkel at leisure in the Coral Garden and enjoy a four-course dinner on-board Soneva in Aqua. Retreat for the evening to the indoor spa tub with the glass bottomed floor for a different view of the breath-taking marine life. Return in the morning to Soneva Fushi after a session of sunrise yoga on the top deck and a light breakfast.
TWO NIGHTS: BAA ATOLL DISCOVERY
After breakfast, we will welcome you on-board Soneva in Aqua where we will set sail to the deserted island for reef snorkeling (passing by turtle point and dolphin lookout), followed by a Robinson Crusoe Castaway Picnic. In the afternoon, enjoy a spa treatment from our Soneva in Aqua spa menu on the beach, in the privacy of your cabin or on the upper deck. As the sun sets, relax on our spacious outdoor loungers with sparkling wine and canapes while enjoying the sights and sounds of the Baa Atoll. Don’t forget to look out for dolphins! When you’re ready, a four-course meal will be served. Enjoy learning about the very unique Maldivian sky, which reveals stars and constellations from both the northern and southern hemispheres, before retiring for the evening.
Start fresh in the morning with sunrise yoga on the foredeck followed by a short sail to the islands or reefs of your choice. Our on-board chef keeps with the Soneva standard offering only the freshest, world-class ingredients for all of your on board meals and can even offer an on shore BBQ on Castaway Island. With two snorkeling sessions a day, simply inform the crew what you’d like to see and they’ll take you to a hidden reef unkinown to both visitors and locals in the Maldives. For Open Water certified divers, custom packages and dive sites can be discussed based on ability in collaboration with the Soleni Dive Centre.
THREE NIGHTS: THE TRI-ATOLL ADVENTURE
Our most popular itinerary, guests can get the full Maldivian island experience by exploring three of the most beautiful Atolls in the country: The Baa Atoll, the Raa Atoll and the Noonu Atoll. After boarding Soneva in Aqua, hoist the sails and make passage to the northern Baa Atoll with a full day of activities, spa sessions and customized meals prepared by your very own chef. Anchor in the shallow waters of Veyofushi where dolphins and manta rays swim playfully. Island excursions are a guest favorite as well as sunset on our top deck with cocktails and canapés before a candle-lit, four-course dinner. Start with a sunrise yoga session and a light breakfast then sail up to the Raa Atoll with tourists so is relatively unspoiled. There is even a ghost island left from the tsunami of Enjoy the pleasantries of having your own on-board spa therapist with a massage in the privacy of your own cabin or on any one of our many decks. Noonu Atoll. Here you’ll see an abundance of sea life in its many reefs. Snorkel or dive at locations such as Christmas Rock, often frequented by sharks! The stunning turquoise Maldives! It’s also a highway for dolphins at sunrise or sunset. Savor your last night at sea with a sunset cocktail followed by another four-course dinner and a star-gazing session. Enjoy one last wellness session of sunrise Tai Chi or Yoga before arriving back at Soneva Fushi or Soneva’s newest destination: Soneva Jani. Soneva Jani
Cabins and living space
Length:- 19.28 meters
Total Crew: 5 persons ( Captain, Sous Chef, Barefoot Butler, Housekeeping, Engineer)
Cruising speed: 6 knots
On board and in bedroom amenities include:
• 2 luxurious guest cabins
• Accommodating up to 6 guests
• Master suite with sunken glass bottom bath tub
• Extensive exterior deck spaces, including external dining area,
large day beds, jacuzzi and champagne bar
• Dedicated private upper deck for sunbathing and stargazing
• Sunbathing bow nets
• Outdoor deck sound system
• Large internal dining saloon
• Wheel house day beds
• iMac with full internet connectivity
• Full digital media library on board
• Wi-Fi connection available
Guest sleeping (Max): 6 persons (4 Adults 2 children)
Guest cruising (Max): 6 persons (4 Adults 2 children)
Number of cabins: 2 cabins
Master suite with sunken glass bottom bath tub
• Extensive exterior deck spaces, including external dining area, large day beds, jacuzzi and champagne bar
• Dedicated private upper deck for sunbathing and stargazing and Sunbathing bow nets
Chef, Meals, Meals facilities, bars
Indoor and outdoor dining experiences that are both memorable and distinctive await guests. The on-board Sous Chef will design bespoke menus as per guests’ preferences to create their favourite dishes as well as some Maldivian specialties, using fish caught fresh from the ocean. The crew will be delighted to offer guests unique dining experiences such as castaway picnics on uninhabited islands or dining under the starlit sky with sand beneath their toes
1.) Chef – Sous chef
2.) Meals – Delightful menus are prepared in consultation with our guests to create some of their favourite dishes as well as some Maldivian specialties include fish and shellfish caught fresh from the ocean daily.
3.) Bar – The bar on the upper deck is the best place for sunset drinks and cocktails before dining.
Additionally, guests can discover private islands or coves and dine under a starlit sky with san beneath their toes whilst enjoying a simple barbeque or a romantic meal.
The onboard therapist offers a wide range of treatments and personalised wellness activities. Each holistic therapy presents an exhilarating sensory journey whilst at sea, a private sunset massage under sail to your next destination, invigorating early morning Tai Chi or yoga on the deck; the possibilities are endless.
Guests who wish to explore the treasures of the Baa Atoll and beyond can indulge in day, night and sunrise dives. Snorkelling is also available, along with presentations on the underwater ecology and environmental awareness if a Dive Master is on-board. Guests who are interested can try their hand at driving the yacht, learn charter work, how to navigate the atolls and about the unique geography of the Maldives.
Extra notable features
This itinerary can be customised based on your preferences. Activities offered include, but are not limited
to, the following:
• Stand-up paddle boarding
• Dolphin watching
• Beach barbecue (evenings)
• Robinson Crusoe castaway picnic (lunch)
• Astronomy (we had our very own Astronomer who can add a
little more depth to the evening)
• Blade wing (fly underwater with the dolphins)
• Boom swing (swing from our main boom and somersault
into the water) – Relaxing on the stern hammock