Sailing from Soneva Sushi and Soneva Jani, the Aqua Yacht is an unforgettable and exceptional new on-board luxury experience
August 26, 2021: Elevating the definition of an ocean charter, the Soneva in Aqua Maldives offers Soneva’s signature luxury and impeccable service at sea. Imbibing its Slow Life philosophy of rare guest experiences, Soneva in Aqua offers a fascinating selection of unique activities, both above and below the waves.
The new Dolphin Sled experience allows guests to come face-to-face with curious dolphins, gliding through ocean depths. The moonlit snorkelling expedition allows guests to encounter nocturnal creatures, alongside swimming with gentle manta rays, paddling to deserted sandbanks in a kayak or stargazing on deck with an expert astronomer. Guests seeking an adrenaline rush can swing from the boom mast or try out the extensive range of exciting water sports from the yacht’s tender, including wake skating, fun tubing or skurfing. For more relaxing activities, there are picnics on deserted islands, sustainable fishing and dolphin-spotting from the bowsprit nets.
The Dolphin Sled experience
Soneva in Aqua sails from both the Soneva Fushi in the Baa Atoll, which is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and the Soneva Jani in the tranquil and remote Noonu Atoll. This 23-metre, custom-built vessel made its maiden voyage in 2017, and offers an unparalleled level of privacy and indulgence. While two exceptionally spacious en-suite berths accommodate four adults and two children, the yacht features details which have been designed to maximise a sense of luxury and space - from the expansive sun decks with plush daybeds and open-air Jacuzzi, to the glass-bottomed spa tub in the master suite.
The permanent crew of the yacht includes a highly experienced captain and mechanic, alongside a dedicated Barefoot Butler, a personal chef and a wellness therapist to cater to guests’ every need. The skilled chef prepares a personalised menu for every guest, for breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between; including beach-side barbecues with the catch of the day to deck-top dinners under the stars. Also a yoga and meditation expert, the wellness therapist offers guests a choice of indulgent massages and wellbeing rituals, from sunrise yoga to meditation under the stars, at any time of their choosing. They can also be joined by an expert dive master, surf instructor, astronomer or a digital storyteller upon request.
The Boom Swing experience
Boasting of every itinerary being completely bespoke, the Soneva in Aqua voyages range from a half-day or full-day cruises to five-day stay-aboard adventures, as well as multi-destination packages with combined stays at both Soneva Sushi and Soneva Jani, allowing guests to fully immerse themselves in Soneva’s luxurious Maldives experience. Every voyage is fully tailored to guests’ needs, whether they prefer to explore remote islands and atolls, to 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 spectral locations of the Maldives, from the unique Rose Garden reef and the Corbin wreck-site in the Goidhoo Atoll, to the unspoiled ecosystems of the Baa Atoll, abundant in marine biodiversity.