HEALTH & WELLNESS

Get Into The SOUL Festival

Soneva and Organic India partner to launch the first-ever SOUL Festival in the Maldives

The first-ever SOUL Festival to take place in the lush Soneva Fushi within the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
The first-ever SOUL Festival to take place in the lush Soneva Fushi within the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

By AHL Team, edited by Amulya Hiremath on 11.17.22

Amidst miles of pristine sandy beaches edged by tranquil turquoise waters, explore wellness in all its forms, from personal to planetary, at Maldives’ first-ever health and wellbeing-focused festival. Hospitality innovator Soneva has partnered with Organic India to launch SOUL Festival at Soneva Fushi within the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The debut edition will take place from 29 September to 8 October 2023. 

With an extensively personalized itinerary, the SOUL festival invites guests to embark on an immersive well-being journey by way of food, ritual, and barefoot celebrations. Spread over the course of ten days and two weekends, the festival includes a global lineup of visionaries, thought-leaders, and wellness pioneers to further explore the frontiers of health and wellbeing.

The weekends have a host of diverse programs — from panel discussions with world-renowned health and wellness leaders such as psychologist, scientist, and social entrepreneur Shamini Jai, Dr. Emeran Mayer, and Shauna Shapiro to group yoga and meditation classes, healing rituals, and live music performances. As for weekdays, the focus is inward — with daily experiential workshops and one-on-one consultations with world-famous wellness specialists and practitioners, including Ayurvedic doctor and author Dr. Robert Svoboda and anxiety and mindfulness coach Amanda Huggins

Between sessions and panel discussions, guests also get to enjoy and experience all that Soneva Fushi has to offer. The breathtaking island location is a one-of-a-kind chance to reconnect with nature, from dining on the treetops and ziplining through rainforests to snorkeling and swimming with manta rays. Adding to that are stunning accommodations, the finest cuisine emphasizing plant-based and adaptogenic foods that rebalance and restore, and exquisite service.

Exquisite water retreats await you at Soneva Fushi
Exquisite water retreats await you at Soneva Fushi

Get your tickets to the SOUL Festival by booking a package at Soneva Fushi for two guests for a minimum three-night stay. Proceeds from selling SOUL Festival tickets will go to the Soneva Foundation and Organic India Foundation to support the development of projects that have a positive environmental, social, and economic impact. 

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Kunfunadhoo Island, Eydhafushi, Maldives
Starting rate: $6,900
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