Welcome to the SLOW LIFE. The no news, no shoes policy. Just what exactly are we talking about? All our crypticism points to just one direction….The Soneva Fushi resort in the Maldives aimed at intelligent luxury. A wonderful cocoon of sustainability and responsibility whilst providing you with the best a hotel has to offer.

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Over a decade old, Soneva Fushi, is if anything more dedicated to the cause of preservation and protection of the environment in which it is situated. Locally grown organic produce in their very own gardens, sustainably sourced fish and meat products as well as eco-friendly power grids and systems are a few of the aspects favouring intelligent luxury.

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Here guests are invited to leave their shoes indoors and walk around barefoot, feeling the sand beneath your feet or cycle around the island as you once did when you were a child. Sounds simplistic…. Yeah…. But it’s in these simple shifts of mind and action that you tend to relax and feel truly liberated. There is a wonderful sense of freedom in not really knowing what day of the week it is.

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So what exactly is the SLOW LIFE? Well, it stands for Sustainable, Local, Organic, Wellness, Learning, Inspiring, Fun, Experiences. And what does it mean? In short, it means slowing down your life a wee bit and living in balance with nature and your environment. And how do you achieve it? Digital detox would be number one on the list. Reduce the number of hours on the computer and smart phone, eat locally grown and seasonal produce, walk or cycle to close destinations, and calm your mind down through meditation and prayer.

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A dolphin cruise on the open seas will truly make you understand the magic of the universe, a scuba dive even for the uninitiated will make you marvel at all the colour that exists beneath the blue ocean and just the sound of the ocean waves will put you back in touch with the universe in all its glory.

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That’s what time at Soneva Fushi will do to you. Apart from relaxation and de-stressing massages, you leave from here, wondering how you can take a little peace of paradise with you and how you can make where you live a little piece of your own paradise.

Follow the slow movement. Research it. There is plenty you will find on how you can do your own little bit. Slow down……you’ll never get anywhere if you crash and burn.

With love from the Maldives


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