Soneva, the world-leading luxury resort operator, has announced details of its Easter program across its three barefoot luxury properties in the Maldives and Thailand, including dining with Michelin-starred chefs from around the world, world-class wine tastings and a focus on family-friendly activities. On Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018, “The World’s Greatest Easter Egg Hunt” returns to Soneva resorts, complete with tons of grand chocolate prizes to be won.
At Soneva Fushi, Easter guests will embark on culinary adventures and dance to the grooves of the renowned French-American party band ‘The Phly Boyz’ with three of the world’s finest chefs: Chef Kenji Gyoten (of Restaurant Sushi Gyoten), the youngest Japanese chef with three Michelin stars; Chef Claus Meyer, co-founder of the trend-setting Noma in Copenhagen, as well as Bolivia’s best restaurant GUSTU and the Michelin-starred Agern and Great Northern Food Hall in New York City; and Chef Max Mascia, of the two-Michelin-starred Ristorante San Domenico in Imola, Italy. Guests will also have the chance to participate in a one-of-a-kind dining experience that involves cooking over molten glass in So Glassycle, the only glass studio in the Maldives, located on-property at Soneva Fushi. Other highlights for kids of all ages include a papier-mâché egg-making workshop, games in the resort’s massive Children’s Den, a children’s Mocktail Party in the on-property Observatory and visiting magicians and ventriloquists.
At Soneva Jani, Soneva’s newest overwater villa resort in the Maldives, guests will be able to indulge in everything from a Cocktail Journey, followed by a Maldivian cuisine pop-up, to Peruvian dinners, Indian cooking classes, wine tastings and cocktail- and pizza-making classes. Other activities include water polo, night paddle-boarding and guided snorkelling. For younger guests, the Soneva Jani team will host a series of fun classes to teach kids how to make cookies, decorate Easter eggs, and make special holiday gifts and cards at the Den, as well as a pajama movie night and dance party. To view the Soneva Jani Easter Program, click here.
At Soneva Kiri on the unspoilt island of Koh Kood in Thailand, guests can experience pit cooking at the beach, have dinner in a local fisherman’s home, learn to cook Thai cuisine with the world-renowned Chef Benz, or learn how to make organic coconut oil. Younger Soneva guests can look forward to Thai arts and crafts, a butterfly quest, a fishing trip, Easter egg painting and a junior cooking competition. The Easter Parade is the main event, featuring mouth-watering dishes from the East and West paired with Champagne coolers and wines from around the globe. To view the Soneva Kiri Easter Program, click here.
At all Soneva properties, guests are invited to participate in Soneva’s acclaimed Easter Food Journey, a gastronomic voyage from one length of the resort to the other, sampling a variety of cuisines at special food stands stationed around the property. Other signature Soneva experiences on offer include private astronomy sessions and Easter egg-decorating workshops.
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ABOUT SONEVA FUSHI
In 1995, award-winning luxury resort Soneva Fushi set the standard for all desert island barefoot luxury hideaways in the Maldives. It has a pristine UNESCO protected Biosphere Reserve and is known for its legendary service. Fifty-seven private villas with their own stretch of beach are hidden among dense foliage within touching distance of a pristine coral reef. Intuitive service is provided by Mr./Ms. Friday butlers. Highlights include the open-air Cinema Paradiso, counting Saturn’s rings in the high-tech Observatory, the home-made chocolate and ice cream rooms, five hundred wines to choose from and nine dining options. If the experiences are magical, the philosophy is simple: No news, no shoes. No pretensions either.
ABOUT SONEVA JANI
Soneva Jani is the latest luxury resort from Soneva. The brand’s newest offering comprises 24 water villas and one island villa, with additional island villas planned at a later stage. Every water villa has a private pool and opens to its own stretch of lagoon, with some villas featuring slides going directly from the top deck into the lagoon below. Like all other Soneva properties, the spacious villas feature beautifully designed interiors by Eva Shivdasani, one of Soneva’s co-founders, and are made from the highest quality sustainable materials.
ABOUT SONEVA KIRI
Award-winning luxury resort Soneva Kiri sits on Thailand’s fourth largest but least populated island, Koh Kood – just one hour by private plane south-east of Bangkok. It offers an unrivalled combination of luxury, an integral environmental approach, authentic Thai experiences and mouth-watering organic food. Soneva Kiri Resort comprises 36 vast pool villas on beach level, hillsides or cliff tops, all overlooking the Gulf of Thailand. Available to rent or purchase, all have impossibly chic furnishings, personal electric buggies and impeccable service courtesy of Mr./Ms. Friday private butlers. Highlights include the open-air Cinema Paradiso, a home-made chocolate and ice cream parlour, a high-tech Observatory, a manta ray shaped children’s Den and the spectacular Treetop Dining Pod.
Soneva is a pioneering family of hospitality properties and products, offering holistic encounters in luxurious and inspiring environments – from world-class hotels to outstanding natural locations. Combining luxury with a conscientious approach to sustainability and the environment, and proactively changing the nature of hospitality, it delivers intuitive service and meaningful experiences to the guests.