Travellers who enjoy reading a good book on a beach vacation can get a
mini library delivered right to their villa’s doorstep at Soneva Fushi.
This mini library is dubbed the Book Tuk Tuk, that comes equipped
with a personal Barefoot Bookseller who can provide recommendations on
the books available. Guests can reach out to their butlers to have the
Book Tuk Tuk driven up to them, wherever they are on the resort.
The Book Tuk Tuk was officially introduced at JLF Soneva Fushi, a
festival called the ‘greatest literary show on Earth’ which was held
from May 13 to 22, 2022. The festival that celebrated art, music and
literature, saw the appearance of many renowned authors whose books are
available to purchase from the Book Tuk Tuk.
The title of the Barefoot Bookseller goes to Georgie Polhill, who
will be operating and driving the Book Tuk Tuk at Soneva Fushi. Besides
curating the tuk tuk’s book selections, Polhill will also host creative
writing classes, bibliography, academic tutoring for children and teens,
and other literary events.
“At Soneva, we are always looking at ways to enhance our guests’
experiences, whether that has been by introducing sliding roofs that
open up the sky to the master bedroom, adding slides to water villas for
direct sea access or our complimentary ice cream and chocolate
parlours,” says Sonu Shivdasani, CEO and co-founder of Soneva. “Now, we
are bringing guests the Maldives’ first book Tuk Tuk to share in our
love of literature and further embrace the Slow Life, too.”