Known as some of the world’s most romantic destinations, Soneva’s award-winning resorts are the ideal backdrop to a dream Valentine’s vacation.
Surrounded by soft white sands, shimmering seas and swaying palms, Soneva Fushi and Soneva Jani in the Maldives and Soneva Kiri in Thailand set the scene for romantic bliss this February 14, with luxurious private villas, one-of-a-kind experiences, delectable dining and indulgent wellness rituals.
At Soneva Fushi, the romance begins at dawn on Valentine’s Day, with a Champagne breakfast and sunrise stargazing session at the resort’s island observatory. Couples can reconnect with themselves as well as each other, through complimentary yoga and meditation sessions with Soneva Soul. At sunset, guests can take a Valentine’s cruise around the tranquil waters of the Baa Atoll, spotting playful dolphins as they frolic in the boat’s wake. As evening falls, the resort’s private sandbank hosts an intimate Valentine’s dinner under the stars, serenaded by live musicians. And the night draws to a close with a special screening of the romantic classic, Me Before You (2016) at the open-air Cinema Paradiso. Valentine’s Day at Soneva Fushi isn’t just for couples, either – during the day, families can show their love through a range of fun activities and experiences, including pop-up cards and T-shirt printing at The Den, a Valentine’s-themed family treasure hunt and an evening disco party for Young Sonevians.
At Soneva Jani, guests can start February 14 with a floating Champagne breakfast and roses in the comfort of their own private pool. During the day, younger guests can take part in card-making and Valentine’s crafts at The Mini Den, while parents enjoy some ‘me-time’ on the beach, a restorative intuitive massage at Soneva Soul, or a complimentary guided snorkelling session in the sparkling clear waters that surround the resort. When evening arrives, couples can celebrate their love with a choice of Valentine’s experiences, including: a ‘Loving Journey Around the World’ five-course set menu at Down to Earth, accompanied by live music; a sumptuous seafood barbecue at So Primitive; or an ‘A Good Year’ Valentine’s Menu at Director’s Cut, overlooking the silver screen at Cinema Paradiso. There is also a selection of private experiences, including exploring the constellations during a private dinner at So Starstruck, or lingering over a mouth-watering dinner on the soft sands of North Beach or So Sandy.
Nestled on the northern tip of Koh Kood island, Soneva Kiri is one of Thailand’s most romantic hideaways. The Valentine’s celebrations begin from the moment guests wake, with a floating breakfast tray, complete with Champagne, fruits and freshly-baked pastries, delivered straight to the private villa pool. The daytime is a chance to unwind with singing bowl meditation and a complimentary stretching class at Soneva Soul, as well as explore the island, discovering some of the country’s finest beaches on a Seven Days, Seven Beaches tour. At sunset, guests can cruise to an authentic Thai dinner at the Ao Salat fishing village or sip on Valentine’s cocktails as the sun sinks over South Beach. An array of romantic dining experiences awaits as evening falls, including an Astronomy Dinner on the Lunar Deck, a romantic meal at The View and Kruua Mae Tuk, or a special Valentine’s dinner on the Arrival Pier. For younger guests, there’s also Valentine’s card-making at the Eco Den, a treasure hunt with The Den, and a movie night with dinner at Cinema Paradiso’s jungle screen.