Soneva in Aqua is an ultra-luxury yacht operated in Maldives by the amazing resorts, Soneva Fushi and Soneva Jani. This beautifully custom-designed yacht features two cabins and compliments the famous Soneva hospitality perfectly.
Soneva in Aqua cruises around the Baa Atoll – the only UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in the Maldives and beyond, exploring the beautiful islands and lagoons. All guests are free to snorkel, sail and learn about the underwater ecology with Soneva’s dedicated marine biologist, try Tai Chi or yoga at dawn, or indulge in a private sunset massage with the onboard therapist. And if you don’t feel like sleeping onboard for any reason, guests can stay on soneva fushi free of charge.
The skilled crew includes a captain, a sous chef and a butler. A dive master, massage therapist and astronomer is also available on request.
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The itineraries can be fully customized depending on guest preferences. Soneva in Aqua offers guests the luxury to choose from various charter routes that sail around and beyond the Baa Atoll. The menu will be prepared in consultation with guests based on their preferences and requirements, and can be fully customized. Guests can choose between one, two and three-night excursions depending on the Maldivian Atolls they wish to explore. Longer charter itineraries are available on request.
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.
After breakfast, we will welcome you on-board Soneva in Aqua where we will set sail to the deserted island for reef snorkelling (passing by turtle point and dolphin lookout),followed by a 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 unknown 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. There are unlimited islands, sandbanks and reefs to explore within the Baa Atoll. For the adventurous, Goidhoo offers the largest lagoon in the atoll with three islands that offer local excursions, guest houses, sandbanks, uninhabited islands and more. As an important historical site and former prison island, guests can soak in the history while also visiting the many gardens and coffee shops. Depending on the season, dolphin, manta ray and pilot whale sightings are common. In the morning, enjoy a sunrise Tai Chi session on the deck followed by breakfast, before returning to Soneva Fushi.
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 its many islands and shallow reefs. Right up to the 1990s, this atoll was off-limits to tourists so is relatively unspoiled. There is even a ghost island left from the tsunami of 2004. Raa Atoll offers many fabulous locations to swim, snorkel and perhaps jump on our stand up paddleboard. A leap off the top deck of the yacht is another guest favorite! 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. Begin your day with a fresh coffee and island breakfast before making passage to the 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 lagoon at Soneva Jani is one of the best spots for kite surfing and windsurfing in the 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 Jani.
: Ever Soneva So Connected: Four-Atoll Adventure Our most popular itineraries. Guests can get the full Maldivian island experience by exploring four of the most beautiful Atolls in the country: the Baa Atoll, the Raa Atoll, the Noonu Atoll and the Lhaviyani Atoll.
Day one: 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 customised 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 favourite as well as sunset on our top deck with cocktails and canapés before a candle-lit, four-course dinner.
Day two: Start with a sunrise yoga session and light breakfast before sailing up to the Raa Atoll with its many islands and shallow reefs. Right up to the 1990’s, this atoll was off limits to tourists and so remains relatively unspoiled. You can even visit the ghost island, left behind by the 2004 tsunami. The Raa Atoll offers many fabulous locations to swim, snorkel and jump on our stand up paddleboard. A leap off the top deck of the yacht is another guest favourite. 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.
Day three: Begin your day with a fresh coffee and breakfast on the island before making passage to the Noonu Atoll. Here you’ll see an abundance of sea life in its many reefs. Snorkel or dive at locations such as Christmas Tree Rock, often frequented by sharks. The stunning turquoise lagoon at Soneva Jani is one of the best spots for kite surfing and windsurfing in the Maldives. Stop for a late lunch at The Crab Shack at the Soneva Jani, recently voted the ‘World’s Most Romantic Restaurant’ on CNN.com. Return to the yacht and sail to a protected anchorage where it is not uncommon for spinner dolphins to put on a sunset aerial display.
Day four: Enjoy a wellness session of sunrise meditation or Yoga before breakfast. Be awed by snorkelling with the highest density of Fusiliers and Snappers in the Maldives, then rest on the top deck with a spa treatment while we cross over to the Lhaviyani Atoll. The diving here is exceptional, with only five occupied islands in the whole atoll. After lunch dive the Kuredu Caves and spot sleeping turtles resting in the underwater caverns and nooks. Anchor off Vavaru Island, which is perfect for a private beach barbecue and a star-gazing session.
Day five: Get the adrenaline flowing after a morning meditation by swinging off the boom into the calm waters surrounding our anchorage. Relax and unwind on the stern hammock hanging over the ocean as we leave the anchorage and head back to the Baa Atoll. The route back takes us right past the unique Hanifaru Bay, which in season attracts hundreds manta rays and whale sharks*, both of which are amazing to swim with. Enjoy your last spa treatment after a light lunch as we head back to Soneva Fushi.
(Main Deck) Soneva in Aqua features a spacious master suite with a glass bottom sunken bath and a full size en-suite shower room.
(Lower Deck) The VIP suite offers a king-sized bed and has all en-suite facilities.