Soneva accepts cryptocurrency in Maldives resorts

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Luxury resort operator Soneva has started accepting payments in Bitcoin and Ethereum at its Soneva Fushi and Soneva Jani properties in the Maldives.

Bookings can be made directly with its reservations department with payment links arranged securely from anywhere in the world, according to Soneva.

“At Soneva, we have always endeavoured to be a pioneer in the hospitality industry, hence accepting cryptocurrencies as a payment method is another example of enabling our international guests to easily make payments from anywhere in the world,” said Bruce Bromley, chief financial officer, and deputy CEO of Soneva.

Soneva partnered with licensed cryptocurrency payments solutions provider TripleA and payment platform Pomelo Pay to enable guests to make payments “without any risk of price volatility, offering instant confirmation, locked-in exchange rates, real-time conversions and no chargebacks.” TripleA used together with Pomelo Pay facilitates transactions with a secure QR code and payment link technology..

Payments with Bitcoin or Ethereum are 100% non-refundable but credits can apply in line with Soneva’s Payment and Cancellation Policy. Cryptocurrency can also be used for Soneva Villa Ownership, “the first and only scheme that offers real estate to foreign buyers in the Maldives.”