The philanthropist: Eve Branson
The charity: The Eve Branson
The Hotel: Soneva Fushi, Maldives
Who: Normally we would give you a list, but all you need to know is the couple that spares no expense on style: Jay-Z and Beyoncé. These moguls know a thing or two about luxury and travel. This is the hotel for the chicest of families, where it’s a no-shoes environment on the isle and you’re literally barefoot along with the billionaire next door. This is the insider spot for the top of the food chain.
Why: When money is no object for you, you’re hard to impress. The beauty of Soneva is it doesn’t try. When you arrive at its private airstrip, which means landing on water in your sea plane and being picked up by private boat, the tone is officially set. Your butler, aptly named Mr. or Mrs. Friday for Robinson Crusoe fans, immediately takes your shoes and hands you a fresh-cut coconut water. The culture is to wander barefoot during your time on the isle, which creates a laid-back vibe. The food, rooms, and level of service are anything but laid back though – you are not going to get better anywhere in the world. For Christ’s sake; they have a whole room dedicated to ice cream and another for cheese that are open all day and night. To boot, it’s kid friendly. In fact, it’s kid-encouraged. In what might be the largest children’s clubhouse in the world, with a rigorous curriculum of water sports, LEGO buildings, and anything else you can imagine, Soneva is the ultimate youngster’s playground.
Let’s face it. Celebs, billionaires, and celebs who are billionaires have a lot on their minds. Soneva Fushi is the spot for R&R, and guests can extend their stays long term. Permanent residences are designed with their owners in mind and all properties include outdoor living areas, outdoor bathrooms, guest suites, and infinity-edge swimming pools. Soneva Fushi has the distinction of having what’s possibly the largest private villa in the Indian Ocean . Yes, you read that right. You won’t want to leave, so why not make paradise your home?
To Book: Email us at email@example.com and allow us to schedule your visit. We’ll supply all your pre-travel needs, maybe even the sunscreen.