Soneva in Aqua launches new series of rare on-board yacht experiences in the Maldives


Soneva in Aqua, the ultra-luxury yacht that sails from the Soneva Fushi and Soneva Jani luxury eco-resorts in the Maldives, has launched a series of exciting new on-board experiences, both above and below the waves.

Guests aboard Soneva in Aqua can come face-to-face with curious dolphins on the new Dolphin Sled experience, which glides through the ocean depths, or encounter nocturnal sea creatures on a moonlit snorkeling expedition. They can swim with manta rays, go free diving, paddle to deserted sandbanks in a kayak, or stargaze on deck with an expert astronomer. Those looking for an adrenaline rush can swing from the boom mast or try out a range of new and exciting water sports from the yacht's tender, including wake skating, skurfing or fun tubing. Or, for something more relaxing, there are picnics on deserted islands, sustainable fishing or dolphin-spotting from the bowsprit nets.

Sailing from both Soneva Fushi in the Baa Atoll, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, and Soneva Jani in the tranquil and remote Noonu Atoll, Soneva in Aqua offers an unparalleled level of privacy and indulgence. The 75-foot vessel was custom-built for the award-winning hospitality company, making its maiden voyage in 2017. With two spacious en-suite berths that accommodate four adults and two children, Soneva in Aqua boasts expansive sun decks with plush daybeds and an open-air Jacuzzi, as well as a unique glass-bottomed spa tub in the master suite. The on-board crew includes a veteran captain, a dedicated Barefoot Butler, personal chef and wellness therapist, who can pamper guests with massage treatments, sunrise yoga and meditation under th e stars. Guests can also request that an expert dive master, surf instructor, astronomer or photographer/videographer join them for their yachting expedition around the Maldives.

Voyages range from a half-day or full-day Soneva in Aqua cruise to five-day stay-aboard adventures, as well as multi-destination packages with combined stays at both Soneva Fushi and Soneva Jani, enabling guests to fully immerse themselves in Soneva's luxurious Maldives experience. Each voyage is fully tailored to guests' desires, whether they prefer to explore remote islands and atolls, discover hidden surf breaks and secret dive sites, or simply relax with an on-deck massage under the stars. The yacht's itineraries take in some of the Maldives' most spectacular locations, from the unique Rose Garden reef and Corbin wreck-site in the Goidhoo Atoll, to the unspoiled ecosystems of the Baa Atoll, rich in marine biodiversity.