Soneva, a leading luxury resort operator, introduces the “Festival of Colour”, its first-ever year-long campaign celebrating the diverse array of guest activities and experiences on offer this year, ranging from visiting Michelin-starred chefs and astronomers, through to authors, champion free-divers, artists and more.

Each month of the year is associated with a different colour and theme, which will be brought to life at Soneva’s resorts in the Maldives and Thailand through special on-site events and collaborations.

Underscoring the Festival of Colour is a series of short “colour” films created by the renowned French film director Bruno Aveillan. Aveillan visited Soneva Fushi and Soneva Jani in early 2017 to shoot the films, which were inspired by the different colours he found at the resorts. Soneva plans to release one colour film each month during the campaign on its website and on social media.

As part of the campaign, Soneva has confirmed a huge line-up of visiting experts, including chefs, authors, wine producers, world-champion free-divers, astronomers, artists, wellness practitioners, tennis coaches and more at all resorts.

So far, 28 of the world’s top chefs have confirmed they will present their culinary experiences at exclusive dinner events. Among the confirmed chefs are Tom Aikens, Wilco Berends, Benoit Dewitte, Jarno Eggen, Jos Grootscholten, Michael Husken, Mark Lundgaard, Gert De Mangeleer, Ton Tassanakajohn and Eric Yu.

“We’re really focused on crafting these beautiful, beyond bespoke experiences where discovery is a way of life. With our expert hosts as personal guides, we invite our guests to explore and delight in experiences that will last a lifetime,” said Sonu Shivdasani, founder and CEO of Soneva.

In addition to chefs, other experts include renowned British historian Andrew Roberts, world-champion free-diver Umberto Pelizzari, astronomer Massimo Terenghi, plus glass artists James Devereux and Louis Thompson, among many others.

Guests who visit any Soneva property during the Festival of Colour will be treated to special colour-themed movie screenings, cocktails, canapes and more. There will also be announcements over the next few months linked to new restaurant openings and new guest experiences, all linked to different colour themes.

Soneva’s Festival of Colour runs from this month until February 2019.

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