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Bucket List Travel: Soneva Gili Private Reserve in the Maldives

4 Comments 30 April 2012

One of the biggest things on my bucket list is traveling everywhere and anywhere. I’d love to see all of the amazing places on earth that I can only dream of visiting, so I thought I’d share one of them with you here today. This is the 15,000 sq foot “Private Reserve” at Soneva Gili by Six Senses in the Maldives, and it is pretty breathtaking. Ok, it is insanely breathtaking. The Private Reserve is situated in the Indian Ocean and can be reached only by boat.


It’s not just the exterior of the resort that is amazing – the inside is dripping in luxury as well. The Private Reserve includes 2 master suites with floor to ceiling windows, offering uninterrupted views of the coral reef as well as the Indian Ocean as far as the eye can see. It was built with the environment in mind and is created from only natural materials.

The Reserve also includes it’s own spa facilities, including an indoor and outdoor treatment room, sauna, and steam room. Just in case you need it, it also includes a private, air-conditioned gymnasium.

One of my favorite areas of the Private Reserve has to be the entertaining space – with a sunken conversation pit as well as a large dining table. I also love the large daybeds and outdoor lounging areas – the Soneva Gili Private Reserve really looks like the epitome of paradise.

The kid in me is in love with the idea of a water slide that originates on the second floor of the reserve – I think every one of my “dream house” drawings as a child included one of these – I had no idea they actually existed. I’m in awe.

And if you can find me a single person who says that taking a bath in this bathtub doesn’t seem like the best idea ever invented, I’m going to be forced to give up all hope in mankind. Ok, maybe it’s not that severe but c’mon – does this look like heaven or what?

Morgan and I have already chosen to go to Bora Bora for our honeymoon, and we are beyond excited about that, but I still think I’ll add this amazing resort to my bucket list anyway – who knows where life will take me – maybe I’ll actually get to visit it one day.

Do you think my family might all want to chip in and rent this place out together? I’d be game.

What is your idea of paradise?

Photos via the Soneva Gili by Six Senses


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4 Comments so far

  1. Anne says:

    This sounds pretty close to paradise to me!

  2. Stefani says:

    This looks like the most amazing place to ever go!

  3. Sarah K says:

    That’s actually one of the things in my bucket list on Wanderable! I think it’s one of the most popular there, actually.

  4. Lauren Bush says:

    Count me in!!! :) That place looks amazing!

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