Soneva Fushi in Maldives is one of the most popular wellness resorts in the world. Tucked away in the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, Soneva Fushi is the pinnacle of luxury and peace. This tropical paradise encourages all their guests to experience the ultimate barefoot experience amidst nature by keeping their footwear and phones away.

The resort is loved for its dedication to stay eco-conscious with sustainable practises like their waste-to-wealth programme, their fine dining establishments using the supplies from their own organic garden and more. Visitors can unwind at their overwater spa, go on captivating snorkelling excursions, or just relax in the sunshine on the sugary white sands. The quiet, opulent retreat of Soneva Fushi perfectly balances nature, comfort, and life-altering experiences.

 

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SOUL at Soneva Fushi

Naturally, the wellness travel industry across the globe was in for a pleasant surprise when Soneva announced their festival, ‘SOUL’. It is a collaboration between the innovative hospitality brand Soneva and the global wellness enterprise Organic India. From September 29 to October 8, 2023, ten days and two weekends will make up SOUL Festival, offering guests an opportunity to indulge in a comfortable mix of ancient healing traditions and modern science.

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The list of international speakers includes: lifestyle ambassador Luke Coutinho; award-winning screenwriter, activist and documentary maker of That Sugar Film and 2024, Damon Gameau; New York Times bestselling author Jo Marchant; Ayurvedic aromatherapy pioneer Farida Irani; bestselling author and founder of Bio Blends Dr Libby Weaver; psychologist, scientist and social entrepreneur Shamini Jain; gastroenterologist and author of The Mind Gut Connection Dr Emeran Mayer; clinical psychologist and mindfulness expert Shauna Shapiro; actress and biohacking expert Davinia Taylor; naturopathic doctor and doctor of Oriental medicine Dr Lilly-Marie Blecher; anxiety and mindfulness coach Amanda Huggins and several other eminent names from the world of health and wellness.

 

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Each morning, visitors will wake up to a group yoga and meditation session by the sea, then they will be setting new fitness objectives during their bootcamps at the jungle gym on the island, go paddleboarding with a guide to discover the hidden gems of the Indian Ocean, learn the art of hot glassblowing, or gaining knowledge about gut health during expert-led nutrition masterclasses.

A specially curated menu of treatments to try during SOUL will help the participants discover the meaning of true wellness. Throughout the day, guests can reconnect and feel renewed with daily healing rituals, broaden their perspectives during thought-provoking panel discussions, enjoy complimentary one-on-one conversations with speakers, or simply follow their heart. SOUL will be all about slow living at its best.

 

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From nutritious delectable food and soulful music to meaningful conversations and wellness routines – Soneva Fushi’s SOUL will have it all. Soneva’s exclusive SOUL Festival offers include their carefully curated three, five or ten-night packages. Starting from USD 6,900 for a three-night stay for two at Soneva Fushi, the package includes complete access to the festival, luxury private villa lodging, daily full-board meals, and round-trip domestic transportation.

The festival not only offers a secure environment for self-love, slow living and reflection, but also contributes to a greater good. All ticket sales proceeds will be donated to the Soneva Foundation and Organic India Foundation to help fund the creation of initiatives that have a positive impact on the environment.

If you’re a wellness enthusiast or aspire to be one, this one-of-a-kind wellness festival at Soneva Fushi in Maldives is definitely not to be missed! Slow life FTW.