May 29, 2012

The Amazing Stilt Houses of Soneva Gili in the Maldives

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Soneva Gili by Six Senses is located in one of the largest lagoons in the Maldives, with jetties threading across crystal clear water out to spacious over-sized villas, providing spectacular water views of the ocean from every room. Set on the private tropical island of Lankanfushi in the Male’ Atoll, it is one of 19 atolls that stretch over 800 kilometres through the Indian Ocean, and is one of the 1190 islands which make up the Maldives. The resort is just a 20-minute speedboat ride from the International Airport at Male’, the capital of the Republic of Maldives

Like many of the luxury resorts in the Maldives, Soneva Gili features stunning stilt houses for accommodation. It’s an incredible feeling to wake up from a sleep on the ocean and the warm weather and white sand beaches make the Maldives a tropical paradise. Below you will find an incredible gallery of pictures of this beautiful resort along with additional information about what makes Soneva Gili special. Enjoy!

 

 

 

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Soneva Gili by Six Senses

 
The forty-four stilted villas plus the vast Private Reserve uphold the Soneva philosophy of Intelligent Luxury. They are crafted in a traditional style from natural materials and offer roof-top and over-water sundecks, featuring open air bathrooms, sumptuous daybeds and a personal entertainment centre. For ultimate privacy, there are seven Crusoe Residences that are only accessible by personal boat.

The interior decoration has been devised to recreate a natural habitat, using sustainable woods, natural materials and traditional fabrics, whilst still offering all the modern day amenities and creature comforts of true luxury. At Soneva Gili we are very sensitive to the environment. The utmost care has been taken in developing the island with respect to its ecological balance.

 

 

 

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Soneva Gili Accommodations

 
Soneva Gili offers just 45 sumptuous over water villas, including Crusoe Residences and The Private Reserve reached only by boat. Each villa has not only been designed and built with the utmost attention to detail, but are also environmentally friendly and reflect the harmony of life by the water’s edge. Each has its own private water garden and sun decks, and the bathrooms have a separate shower accessed along an open-air walkway.

The villas of Soneva Gili are as follows:
– 29 Soneva Gili Villa Suite: Total area 210 sq meters (2,260 sq ft)
– 8 Soneva Gili Residence: Total area 250 sq meters (2,60 sq ft)
– 7 Soneva Gili Crusoe Residence: Total area 250 sq meters (2,690 sq ft)
 
1 Private Reserve: Total area 1,400 sq meters (15,069 sq ft)

– Luxuriously appointed living space in the middle of a turquoise blue lagoon
– Situated 500 metres from Soneva Gili and 300 metres from the closest villa, accessible only by boat
– Uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean
– 5 separate buildings designed in rustic chic style
– 2 master suites, each with ceiling to floor windows on 3 sides
– Private indoor and outdoor relaxation areas and sundecks
– 1 guest room with en-suite bathroom located on the 2nd floor
– All bedrooms, spa, master suite and indoor relaxation areas are air-conditioned
– Large living room with sitting arrangements and daybeds
– Ceiling fans in bedroom and living room
– A large central open plan living area with sea garden, natural coral pool, surrounding viewing/sun decks, dining area, writing desk and daybeds
– Unique open-air 100sqm private bathroom with separate glass walled shower enclosure
– Each master suite has a relaxing horizon style plus a 2 person bathtub built over coral gardens
– Private spa facility with sauna, steam room, indoor and outdoor treatment pavilion and upstairs air-conditioned gymnasium
– Entertainment/library suite with the latest in plasma and audiovisual technology
– Music and movie selection tailored to guest requirements
– Individually controlled music throughout the villa, including the underwater coral pool
– Resident Mr amd Mrs Friday (Personal Butlers) on call 24 hours
– Fully equipped gourmet kitchen available for private dining, snacks, healthy drinks or coffee and tea
– Residents will be invited to design their own cellar selection from our list of 300 wines
– A deep water coral pool is situated next to the central living area
– For the light hearted, a waterslide is installed from the top deck into the coral pool
– Roof-top sun deck with daybed and two outdoor dining pavilions
– Sea level sundecks with sun lounges offering direct access into the crystal clear coral gardens and amazing marine life
– Personal, easy to use motorised transfer boats exclusive to guests. Alternatively Mr Friday will captain and transport residents
– A private 400hp, 36 foot speedboat with crew on call at all times

 

 

 

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Soneva Gili Dining and Amenities

 
– Features a main restaurant, over the water grill and bar and Peruvian-Japanese cuisine restaurant
– For drinks there is a main bar and wine cellar and underground chocolate cave
– Beach bbq’s and private dining also available
– Full spa with numerous treatments
– Garden, Library and Exercise area
– All of the typical water and beach activities you would expect from a high-end resort

 

 

 

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