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 Amazing!! We stayed 2 weeks in july 2017 at W retreat & Spa. Truly a great experience, 1 week in the Beach oasis, 1 week in the Ocean Oasis. We preferred the Beach Oasis - Service at the hotel is more than perfect! 

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Soneva Gili - Water Bunglow
Soneva Gili - Areil View
Soneva Gili - Villas

The villas of Soneva Gili hover above the blue waters of one of the largest, most beautiful lagoons in the Maldives. Most of the resort's 45 luxury villas are built off interconnected jetties, while for true seclusion, the seven detached Crusoe residences are accessible only by boat.

Rather than competing with the beauty of nature, Soneva Gili complements it. Each villa is traditionally (and sustainably) designed, using thick beams of wood and other natural materials that blend rustic charm with modern comfort.

Enjoy private meals prepared on the deck of your villa, or come ashore to savor East-meets-West fusion fare at one of the resort's gourmet establishments. But don't forget that you're in an ocean paradise. Take advantage of Soneva Gili's diving school, or go for a leisurely snorkel through azure waters. Go deep-sea fishing, or try windsurfing. At the end of a day, indulge yourself with a Coconut Rub at the resort's over-water spa.



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Villa Suites

There are 29 spacious Villa Suites, all located over-water along the sides of the jetties. These suites appreciate the surrounding beauty of the island by offering open-air living rooms with daybed lounging areas, in addition to adjacent dining areas. Details * Size (m?): 210 * Size (ft?): 2,260 * Location: Over-water villas, along the sides of the jetties * Layout: Air-conditioned bedroom with king-sized bed, large open-air living room, open-air bathroom, and a staircase with a roof-top sun deck and dining pavilion. * Bathroom: Huge open-air private bathroom with separate glass-walled shower area and bathtub. There is a small glass cut-out in the bathroom floor enabling easy viewing of the sea life below.


Residence Villas

There are eight secluded Residence Villas all situated over the water, at the end of the jetties with fantastic views. These Residence Villas are larger than the Villa Suites and have air-conditioned living rooms and bedrooms as well as convenient kitchenettes adding to the space, and offer total privacy for your enjoyment. Details * Size (m?): 250 * Size (ft?): 2,690 * Location: Over-water secluded residences, reachable by jetties * Layout: Air-conditioned bedroom, large air-conditioned living room with a large glass cut-out panel in the floor, open-air bathroom, outdoor deck area, stair case with a roof top sun deck and dining pavilion. * Bathroom: Open-air private bathroom with separate glass-walled shower area with bathtub. There is a small glass cut-out in the bathroom floor.


Crusoe Residence Villas

Accessible only by boat, the seven stand-alone Crusoe Residences each come with its own private, motorized dinghy. Designed for the ultimate in privacy, these residences also offer the same luxurious amenities as the Residence Villas. Details * Size (m?): 250 * Size (ft?): 2,690 * Location: Stand-alone residences, reachable by pontoon boat from the main island * Layout: Air-conditioned bedroom, large air-conditioned living room with a large glass cut-out panel in the floor, open-air bathroom, outdoor deck area, staircase with a roof-top sun deck and dining pavilion. These have the same layout as the Residence Villas. * Bathroom: Open-air private bathroom with separate glass-walled shower area with bathtub. There is a small glass cut-out in the bathroom floor.


Private Reserve

Situated 500 meters from the island and 300 meters from the nearest villa, the Private Reserve is the largest over-water villa in the world and offers sumptuous luxury in harmony with the environment. Accessible only by boat, the two-story reserve enjoys uninterrupted views of the island's coral reefs and the Indian Ocean that laps against its pilings. The five separate buildings that compose the reserve are designed to inspire relaxation and provide satisfaction of your any need. * Features a large open-plan living area with sea garden; surrounding sun decks, both roof-top and sea-level; indoor and outdoor dining pavilions; writing desk and day beds. * The fully equipped gourmet kitchen, private spa facility with steam room, sauna and air-conditioned gym, entertainment/library suite, and personal motorboats add to the unique ambiance. * The two master suites both feature floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides, as well as horizon-style, two-person bathtubs situated over the coral gardens, and air conditioning throughout. * Individually controlled music is available in every room, including the underwater coral pool. Butler staff ensures that every detail is taken care of for you. Details * Size (m?): 1,400 * Size (ft?): 15,000 * Location: Stand-alone private residence, over-water * View: The turquoise-blue water of the Indian Ocean from every vantage point * Bedrooms: Two master suites and one second-floor guest room with ensuite bathroom. All bedrooms and spa facility have air-conditioned relaxation areas as well as ceiling fans. * Dining area: One indoor area off of the central living area; two outdoor dining pavilions on the roof-top sun deck. * Bathroom: Two 100 m? open-air private bathrooms with separate glass-walled showers, plus ensuite bathroom in guest quarters.


Villa Suite with Spa Suite

Soneva Gili Residence with Spa Suite


Villa Suites

There are 29 spacious Villa Suites, all located over-water along the sides of the jetties. These suites appreciate the surrounding beauty of the island by offering open-air living rooms with daybed lounging areas, in addition to adjacent dining areas. Details * Size (m?): 210 * Size (ft?): 2,260 * Location: Over-water villas, along the sides of the jetties * Layout: Air-conditioned bedroom with king-sized bed, large open-air living room, open-air bathroom, and a staircase with a roof-top sun deck and dining pavilion. * Bathroom: Huge open-air private bathroom with separate glass-walled shower area and bathtub. There is a small glass cut-out in the bathroom floor enabling easy viewing of the sea life below.


Villa Suite with Spa Suite


Residence Villas

There are eight secluded Residence Villas all situated over the water, at the end of the jetties with fantastic views. These Residence Villas are larger than the Villa Suites and have air-conditioned living rooms and bedrooms as well as convenient kitchenettes adding to the space, and offer total privacy for your enjoyment. Details * Size (m?): 250 * Size (ft?): 2,690 * Location: Over-water secluded residences, reachable by jetties * Layout: Air-conditioned bedroom, large air-conditioned living room with a large glass cut-out panel in the floor, open-air bathroom, outdoor deck area, stair case with a roof top sun deck and dining pavilion. * Bathroom: Open-air private bathroom with separate glass-walled shower area with bathtub. There is a small glass cut-out in the bathroom floor.


Soneva Gili Residence with Spa Suite


Crusoe Residence Villas

Accessible only by boat, the seven stand-alone Crusoe Residences each come with its own private, motorized dinghy. Designed for the ultimate in privacy, these residences also offer the same luxurious amenities as the Residence Villas. Details * Size (m?): 250 * Size (ft?): 2,690 * Location: Stand-alone residences, reachable by pontoon boat from the main island * Layout: Air-conditioned bedroom, large air-conditioned living room with a large glass cut-out panel in the floor, open-air bathroom, outdoor deck area, staircase with a roof-top sun deck and dining pavilion. These have the same layout as the Residence Villas. * Bathroom: Open-air private bathroom with separate glass-walled shower area with bathtub. There is a small glass cut-out in the bathroom floor.



Private Reserve

Situated 500 meters from the island and 300 meters from the nearest villa, the Private Reserve is the largest over-water villa in the world and offers sumptuous luxury in harmony with the environment. Accessible only by boat, the two-story reserve enjoys uninterrupted views of the island's coral reefs and the Indian Ocean that laps against its pilings. The five separate buildings that compose the reserve are designed to inspire relaxation and provide satisfaction of your any need. * Features a large open-plan living area with sea garden; surrounding sun decks, both roof-top and sea-level; indoor and outdoor dining pavilions; writing desk and day beds. * The fully equipped gourmet kitchen, private spa facility with steam room, sauna and air-conditioned gym, entertainment/library suite, and personal motorboats add to the unique ambiance. * The two master suites both feature floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides, as well as horizon-style, two-person bathtubs situated over the coral gardens, and air conditioning throughout. * Individually controlled music is available in every room, including the underwater coral pool. Butler staff ensures that every detail is taken care of for you. Details * Size (m?): 1,400 * Size (ft?): 15,000 * Location: Stand-alone private residence, over-water * View: The turquoise-blue water of the Indian Ocean from every vantage point * Bedrooms: Two master suites and one second-floor guest room with ensuite bathroom. All bedrooms and spa facility have air-conditioned relaxation areas as well as ceiling fans. * Dining area: One indoor area off of the central living area; two outdoor dining pavilions on the roof-top sun deck. * Bathroom: Two 100 m? open-air private bathrooms with separate glass-walled showers, plus ensuite bathroom in guest quarters.




Restaurants

Dining experiences include a romantic, moonlit dinner on the deck of your villa, a sunset champagne cruise on a traditional dhoni, or dinners in the underground Gourmet Cellar - the settings are as memorable as the cuisine. From the fine wines to the excellent malts, we have achieved a reputation of providing our guests a unique dining experience.

Main Restaurant

Located on the west side of Lankanfushi offering a superb natural environment to enjoy a relaxing breakfast or romantic dinner. The style of food caters to all requirements and offers a combination of dishes that allows East to meet the West in culinary terms.

Main Restaurant

Located on the west side of Lankanfushi offering a superb natural environment to enjoy a relaxing breakfast or romantic dinner. The style of food caters to all requirements and offers a combination of dishes that allows East to meet the West in culinary terms.

By the Sea restaurant

The restaurant presents a fusion Peruvian-Japanese culinary adventure combining breathtaking views to the ocean with intimate dining for just 26 guests. Located on the elevated top level of a double story facility located on the island, the restaurant includes a Sushi Bar featuring daybeds plus five tables, each seating up to four guests, and an open kitchen station which can be used for live cooking classes.

The expansive tasting menu includes a quintessential fusion of food; from traditional Japanese to indigenous European, Asian and Peruvian flavours. Local ingredients are used and include the daily catch and fresh organic produce picked from the resort?s own gardens. Guests have the ability to select from an array of signature dishes accompanied by a fine selection of Japanese sakes and an extensive list of wines.

By the Sea restaurant is another innovative dining experience introduced at Soneva Gili by Six Senses. It can be found amongst the treetops on the sunrise side of the island and features an intimate dining experience for just 26 guests. The simply sublime fusion of Peruvian and Japanese flavors is only outdone by the breathtaking view over the starlit ocean.

Mini Bar

The Bar is a stunning construction over the shallow lagoon and offers snacks and light meals throughout the day. The lunch buffet at the bar is a very casual experience, where you can create your own menu from the wide selection of fresh salad leaves from the garden, sushi, Mediterranean delicacies, daily catch of fish, imported meats and local spices and herbs.

The Wine Cellar & Underground Choclate Cave

Situated between the restaurant and the garden is the gourmet cellar, initially visible only by the softly undulating woodshingled roofline. Entering through a doorway sculptured from copper sheeting and deco-like carved wood embellishment, a softly lit glass staircase descends beneath ground level to the cavernous cellar. Lined with a softly dappled satiny-smooth stucco plaster finish, recessed free-form wine racks display more than 300 labels. Running almost the entire length of the cellar is a six-meter (twenty-foot) driftwood tree trunk, slotted with eight individual glass table tops and personal wine glass shelves. Wine tasting and wine dinners are hosted by the wine sommelier as to the requirement of each guest. Guests may either order at the cellar or from our wine list and have the wine of their choice delivered to the restaurant or their villa in time to enjoy it with their meal.

Our unique underground wine cellar has recently had a truly unique experience added. In addition to our artisanal cheese and deli room, you may now also experience our handmade, gourmet chocolate cave. Our Executive pastry chef has created a chocolate menu using only the finest chocolate, with some very interesting and unusual flavours. To further the experience ever more, our Sommelier would be delighted to create a fantastic chocolate and wine pairing which may be enjoyed before or after dinner.


The Six Senses Spa offers everything expected, and some things unexpected, with glass floor-panels beneath massage tables heightening the sensual experience. An extensive a la carte menu provides a holistic experience with traditional pampering and signature therapies in addition to doctor-assisted Ayurvedic programmes and yoga. Private Spa Suites are an option with several villas.