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Bruno Aveillan Creates Film Series to Mark Soneva’s 25th Anniversary

Celebrating 25 years - Cinema Paradiso at Soneva Jani by Sandro Bruecklmeier
Bruno Aveillan has created a new series of films that focus on the driving force behind Soneva’s success; its people.

Bruno Aveillan has created a new series of films that focus on the driving force behind Soneva’s success; its people. The films take an in-depth look at some of the fascinating individuals who represent every facet of the Soneva brand.

An acclaimed filmmaker, photographer, and artist, Aveillan is considered one of the most in-demand directors on the planet. He works with world-renowned brands that including; Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Chanel, and Time Warner. Aveillan is also a recipient of more than 200 awards. This includes multiple Gold Lions at Cannes, Gold Clio Awards, and Grand Prix Stratégie. Moreover, Aveillan’s name has become a by-word for modern cinematographic excellence.

The director’s latest film series focuses on Soneva Fushi in the Baa Atoll. Likewise, Soneva Fushi was the first Soneva resort to open its doors back in 1995. Soneva set a new standard in sustainable luxury and transforming the hospitality sector in the Maldives archipelago and beyond. The series features one four-minute-long brand film and ten shorter videos. Furthermore, the series’ shot against the backdrop of Soneva Fushi’s idyllic natural beauty.

Also read: Soneva Marks 25 Years of Rare Guest Experiences and a Peerless Sustainable Ethos

“By directing this new opus for this enchanting place, I had the great opportunity to meet what perhaps constitutes the absolute treasure of this pure jewel on earth: its human beings. Day by day, these people make the dream happen, shaping the soul and creating the legend of Soneva. Happy birthday, dearest Soneva!

Bruno Aveillan said.

The films star some of Soneva Fushi’s best-loved Hosts. Many of the hosts have been with the resort since the very beginning. Aveillan was also behind the lens for Soneva’s 2018/19 Festival of Colour campaign. The campaign brought to life the diverse array of unique guest experiences, visiting experts and also activities taking place throughout the year, inspired by the vibrant palette of hues at Soneva Fushi, Soneva Jani, and Soneva Kiri.

With a plethora of awards, including several Gold Cannes Lions, London International Awards and New York Clios, we were very lucky that acclaimed filmmaker and photographer Bruno Aveillan agreed to direct it. A Soneva enthusiast himself, Bruno has created several short films for us over the years, such as ‘The Boy with the Coconut’, and, more recently, our ‘Festival of Colours’ film series. We are delighted with the final cut and cannot wait to share the series with the world so that people can get to know some of the of the remarkable individuals who have played a role in our success.

Sonu Shivdasani, Founder and CEO of Soneva said.

Soneva’s award-winning properties in the Maldives and Thailand is celebrating its landmark 25th anniversary with a 12-month campaign starting from this month. To view Soneva’s full 25th-anniversary campaign including the curated collection of videos by Bruno Aveillan, and Soneva’s gallery of old photos since 1995, visit:

Feature image by Soneva
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Experience the Thrill of Summer with the Family Fun Summer Package at Sheraton Maldives!

Summer is almost here and Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa is inviting families to experience the breathtaking paradise of the Maldives. Travellers can now explore the thrill of summer and more at Sheraton Maldives with the ‘Family Fun Summer’ Package. If you were thinking about booking a family trip this one is perfect for you. With this amazing package children under 12 dine and stay for free! Families can also immerse themselves in a host of specially curated experiences. This includes educational kids club programs, coral propagation activities, as well as culinary and wellness journeys, all-embracing sustainable travel and catering to eco-conscious travellers.

Families planning a tropical getaway this summer can look forward to exciting adventures at Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa. The five-star resort welcomes families to explore the natural splendour of North Male Atoll on the private island of Furanafushi. Guests can choose from a range of premium villas and overwater bungalows that feature breathtaking views of the lush gardens, pristine white-sand beaches, shimmering blue lagoon, or the Indian Ocean.

Explore the Signature Side by Side Family Program this Summer

Guests can delve into the resort’s signature ‘Side by Side’ Family Program, designed to create memorable moments that bring families together. From cooking classes, mom and daughter face mask making, and Maldivian palm weaving to engaging fun games, ‘Side By Side’ promises cherished memories for families. The resort boasts seven restaurants and bars, each offering a variety of delectable menus sourced with fresh organic produce from Chef Garden and Furana Organic Garden, perfect for families.

A Touch of Sustainability with the Adopt a Coral Activity!

Guests are also invited to participate in the ‘Adopt A Coral’ – coral planting activity led by the resident Marine Biologist and learn about coral propagation to help grow new colonies in the resort’s lagoon. This program, part of Good Travel with Marriott Bonvoy, allows guests to create meaningful travel experiences. Families can enjoy a guided snorkelling tour or join a dolphin cruise on a traditional Maldivian Cruise Dhoni.

Enjoy More with the Family Fun Summer Package

With the ‘Family Fun Summer’ package, guests can savour daily breakfasts and buffet dinners. This includes Feast Restaurant or you can enjoy three-course à la carte meals at select restaurants. Kids will receive a special welcome amenity, and children under 12 can stay and dine for free. Additionally, complimentary access to the Kid’s Club is provided for children ages 4 to 12. The resort is conveniently accessible by a complimentary 15-minute speedboat ride, ensuring a stress-free journey for families.

Guests can reserve their extraordinary summer retreat before May 31, 2024. This is valid for stays until September 30, 2024. With this, guests can enjoy other benefits such as daily breakfasts and dinners, and complimentary access to the gym and kids’ club. Moreover, guests can also enjoy non-motorized water sports activities. For more information, visit the website at or book the Family Fun Summer package here. Marriott Bonvoy members can seamlessly earn and redeem their points on stays and experiences at the resorts. 

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