The Story of Soneva

What is “slow life”?

S = Sustainable 
L = Local 
O = Organic 
W = Wellness
L = Learning 
I = Inspiring 
F = Fun 
E = Experiences 

Soneva originated in 1995, but its concept is leading today and is sought after by countless people. It has always adhered to the original intention of “slow life” and is committed to bringing people luxury holiday enjoyment.

To talk about “slow life”, one must start with a pair of young people in the 80s and 90s. A young man born in an Indian family, from a well-off family, attended a party of his sister during college and met a fashion magazine model from Sweden. Later, the two fell in love. During his time at Oxford University in England, in the 1980s, the young couple visited the Maldives together. At that time, the environment of Maldives was beautiful, but the accommodation conditions were very unsatisfactory, and the environment was very harmful. So it was born to create a green and environmentally friendly luxury resort.

The young man is called Sonu Shivdasani, and the young woman is Eva Malmström. A match made in heaven, take part of their respective names, their brand is called Soneva. Sonu became the founder, chairman and CEO of Soneva; Eva later developed into design and became the creative director of Soneva, and was responsible for the interior and supplies design of Soneva Resort.

At present, Soneva has two resorts in operation, Soneva Fushi in Maldives and Soneva Kiri in Koh Kood, Thailand. In January 2016, the luxury water yacht villa Soneva Aqua also officially unveiled its mystery to welcome guests.

Soneva ultimately tells the story of two people, two people, their love, two people’s home, two people’s resort, and two people’s lives. Sometimes I think, even if we can’t do like them everyday, we can at least live in their warm home, luxurious, environmentally friendly, and story-telling!

SLOW LIFE, slow life.

It’s not just a slow life…