27 Jan 2023 By May Ng

A Valentine’s Day to Remember with Soneva

Sparkling turquoise seas, endless blue skies and rare experiences for two set the scene for romance in the Maldives and Thailand

Known as some of the world’s most romantic destinations, Soneva’s award-winning resorts are the ideal backdrop to a dream Valentine’s vacation. Surrounded by soft white sands, shimmering seas and swaying palms, Soneva Fushi and Soneva Jani in the Maldives and Soneva Kiri in Thailand set the scene for romantic bliss this February 14, with luxurious private villas, one-of-a-kind experiences, delectable dining and indulgent wellness rituals.

At Soneva Fushi, the romance begins at dawn on Valentine’s Day with an unforgettable floating breakfast at the resort’s private sandbank. Couples can reconnect through complimentary yoga and meditation sessions with Soneva Soul. At sunset, enjoy a Valentine’s cruise around the tranquil waters of the Baa Atoll, spotting playful dolphins as they frolic in the boat’s wake. As evening falls, the resort’s private sandbank hosts an intimate dinner under the stars, complete with live musicians. And the night draws to a close with a special screening of the romantic classic, La La Land (2016) at the open-air Cinema Paradiso. Valentine’s Day at Soneva Fushi isn’t just for couples, either – during the day, families can show their love through a range of fun activities and experiences, including pop-up cards and pillowcase printing at The Den, a Valentine’s-themed treasure hunt and family Olympic Games for Young Sonevians.

At Soneva Jani, guests can start February 14 with a floating Champagne breakfast in the comfort of their own private pool. During the day, younger guests can take part in card-making and Valentine’s crafts at The Den, while parents enjoy some ‘me-time’ on the beach, a restorative intuitive massage at Soneva Soul, or a guided snorkelling session in the sparkling clear waters of the Noonu Atoll. When evening arrives, couples can celebrate their love with a choice of Valentine’s experiences, including a ‘Loving Journey Around the World’ five-course set menu at So Engaging accompanied by live music; a sumptuous seafood barbecue at So Primitive; or ‘A Good Year’ Valentine’s Menu at Director’s Cut that overlooks the silver screen at Cinema Paradiso. There is also a selection of private experiences to discover, including exploring the constellations during an exclusive dinner at So Starstruck or lingering over a delicious meal on the soft white sands of a private island.

Nestled on the northern tip of the island of Koh Kood, Soneva Kiri is one of Thailand’s most romantic hideaways and Valentine’s celebrations begin from the moment guests wake. Enjoy a sunrise breakfast cruise on a traditional wooden boat or a private breakfast amongst the treetops at the resort’s iconic bamboo pod, complete with Champagne, fruits and freshly-baked pastries. During the day, unwind on the soft sands of South Beach with a cocktail in hand or explore the colourful underwater realms of nearby Koh Rang National Marine Park. Guests can also sip on cocktails as the sun sinks over the island’s sparkling waters. An array of romantic dining experiences then awaits as evening falls, including dinner under the stars at the Lunar Deck, a romantic meal at The View and Kruua Mae Tuk, or a candlelit Valentine’s dinner on the Arrival Pier. For younger guests, there’s also Valentine’s card-making at the Eco Den and sumptuous crêpe and chocolate truffle-making workshops.