When one imagines paradise, white sandy beaches and crystal clear water come to mind. Most vacation destinations appear pretty standard. However, there is a hidden gem in the Indian Ocean, an archipelago of 1,190 islands in the Maldives that redefines the word, heaven. A 20-minute boat ride from the airport will take tourists to Soneva Gili where 45 overwater villas where the visitors’ neighbors will be marine life.
The luxurious five-star resort has all the expected amenities including spas, fine dining, and water sports. What makes Soneva Gili stand out, aside from its natural beauty, is the environmental responsibility taken by the resort to ensure there is no negative ecological impact or damage to the fragile ecosystem. Even the resort’s construction was completed using sustainable woods and natural materials.
The resort employs marine biologists to safeguard sustainable practices. Guests are welcome to participate collecting data, coral health monitoring, fish surveys and reef cleaning.
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This hidden paradise is accessible by boat only.
Ecological responsibility is essential to maintain this pristine locale.
Each suite transports visitors to a place of luxury and relaxation.
Visitors are pampered to the highest degree to ensure an unforgettable experience.
Clear, turquoise waters allow guests to drift away into tranquility.
Simple pleasures make the biggest impact in this modern day Garden of Eden.
This path leads to further pampering within the fully appointed spas.
Is it possible to have too much of a good thing?
Sustainable materials were used to create this beautiful resort.
Sun worshippers are surrounded by marine life.
One night in this master suite will make anyone want to stay forever!
Imagine coming out of a bath to the extraordinary view outside the window.
No detail overlooked: fresh towels delivered to each suite by boat.
There are no sleepless naps when the breeze, the sun, and the shade are calling to you.
Picture yourself starting the day like this.
A selection of 300 wines is a dream for any wine connoisseur.
Dinner by candlelight never looked this good.
Snorkeling right off your personal dock.
Rustic style villas stand out in this ocean oasis.
At this distance, who needs neighbors?
Another view of the stunning suites right on the water.
As the sun goes down everything looks different, but the beauty remains the same.
Personal butlers are available and on call 24 hours a day.
Can you see yourself here on your next vacation?
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