Unforgettable Family Holidays

Soneva’s Maldives resorts are a haven of wonder and adventure for young guests and their families, where rare experiences and enthralling activities take place in awe-inspiring natural surroundings. Soneva Academy’s programme of modular educational courses for older children and teens adds an exciting new dimension to their schooling, from exploring the marine life of the Maldives, to learning about zero waste solutions and the fight against plastics.  

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Experiential Learning

Bring the magic of the Maldives and the Soneva Academy into your classroom: iChild and Soneva Academy have partnered to support the KS2 and KS3 science and geography curricula. Each lesson has an editable PowerPoint classroom presentation with stunning photography, animations and video clips, while accompanying teachers’ notes provide useful guidance and supporting resources. Each school and pupil will also receive a completion certificate which can be downloaded below.

(Please remember to start the slide show on each PowerPoint classroom presentation to activate the animations. Kindly wait until the entire presentation has downloaded as some files may be quite large).

Exclusive Soneva x iChild Offer

Book your dream family holiday with Soneva and iChild. Reserve your stay with the Soneva Reservations Team, using the code ICHILD, and receive one complimentary Soneva Academy course per child over 12 (maximum 4 children per family, from a selection of available courses during your stay). Children below 12 will receive one age-appropriate, complimentary Den or family experience. You will also enjoy complimentary daily breakfast, 24/7 Barefoot Guardian service, and one signature Soneva experience per family during your stay. This offer can be combined with our Family Offer at Soneva Fushi or Soneva Jani which includes 2 hours of complimentary baby-sitting, arrival kits and daily full-board.

(Please note that reservations made through other channels, such as travel agents, will not qualify for this offer.)

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Inspiration For All Ages

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Under 12s

Younger children can enjoy an array of adventures at Soneva Fushi and Soneva Jani. Explore the islands’ jungle trails, try out some new water sports, discover the local flora and fauna, or head to The Den – the region’s largest dedicated children’s zone that’s a playground for the imagination.

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Soneva’s Science Courses at Soneva Jani and Soneva Fushi

For Teens

Soneva Academy’s courses are ideal for children and teens aged 12 and above, taking them from ‘junior’ to ‘expert’ as they learn. There’s plenty of other experiences to keep teens entertained, from movies at Cinema Paradiso to guided snorkelling or complimentary non-motorised water sports.

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Discover AquaTerra

AquaTerra, named after the beautiful surroundings of Soneva Fushi, combines rare experiences, sustainability, and science. This innovative center serves as a hub for conservation efforts, with a focus on educating guests about the local ecosystem through a variety of inspirational activities and facilitating advanced scientific research.

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“And while the kids are getting quadratic on the beach, you’ll be by the pool, learning what it’s like to be a parent who got something right.”

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Fun and Fascinating Courses

Learn more about Soneva Academy’s one-of-a-kind courses at Soneva Fushi and Soneva Jani, which take education outside of the classroom and reconnect young learners with the natural world.

Engaging with the Environment

As the Maldives focuses on creating a more sustainable future in the face of climate change – from eliminating single-use plastics to protecting its native biodiversity – there’s no better time to engage young learners through environmental education. Sustainability has been at the heart of Soneva’s Slow Life philosophy since the launch of Soneva Fushi 26 years ago – building upon Soneva’s knowledge and achievements as an environmental pioneer, Soneva Academy’s courses aim to ignite a spark of passion within the next generation to conserve and protect the world’s precious ecosystems and resources, and become stewards for positive change.

Combine Learning with Leisure

Indulge and unwind after a day expanding your horizons with Soneva Academy. Sample an unlimited array of delectable treats in our complimentary ice-cream and chocolate rooms. Explore pristine turquoise waters with an array of water sports. Watch a classic movie under the stars at Cinema Paradiso. Relax and rejuvenate with a Soneva Soul treatment. Or dine on a feast of flavours and cuisines at world-class restaurants and one-of-a-kind dining destinations.

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Message from a Soneva Guest

Thank you so much for organising the most fabulous, stimulating and informative course on mosquitos and malaria for the children. All three came back after each session bubbling with enthusiasm and excitement – they actually wanted to research more after the lessons. Bart is an extraordinary teacher who keeps the children thoroughly engaged. Soneva Academy adds an outstanding dimension to your already magical island.

From beachside hideaways to over-water retreats, our spacious villas are the perfect setting for an unforgettable family stay. With one to nine bedrooms, private pools, extensive gardens, and some even featuring water slides into the pool or ocean, there’s something for family groups of all sizes.

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The Soleni Dive Centre’s multi-lingual PADI instructors and small group sizes ensure you world-class diving experiences. Choose from a number of diving courses and equipment is available to rent. For information and prices: Visit the Soleni Dive Centre website View our Brochure  
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Turtle on Call​​

Get a glimpse into the lives of some of the Maldives’ sea turtles with the help of our Marine Biologist. Don’t miss your chance to see a mother turtle lay her eggs in the sand, tiny hatchlings make their way to the ocean, or come to the aid of turtles who need assistance. Please let your Barefoot Guardian know so they can add your name to the Turtle On Call register.

Soneva Art & Glass

In the Maldives’ first hot glass studio at Soneva Fushi, we create beauty from what others consider waste. From bespoke glassware for our villas and restaurants to striking works of art, all of the exquisite pieces are recycled from used glass bottles from Soneva Fushi and our other nearby resorts. Selected works from acclaimed artists, including Lino Tagliapietra, Tobias Mohl and Martin Janecky, among others, are also available to purchase at the So Glassycle studio.

Wildlife Explorer

Specially designed for Young Sonevians and their families, this immersive experience lets them get up close to the wildlife that calls Kunfunadhoo island their home. Learn about the flora and fauna that inhabit the island, their names in Dhivehi, stories about them and learn how to spot animal tracks. 

Private Cinema Paradiso​

Watch classic and contemporary favourites beneath the stars or take your Cinema Paradiso experience to new heights, while our chefs craft a menu of comfort food and nibbles. Refreshing cocktails, complimentary popcorn and ice creams can also be arranged.

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Contact our Reservations Team now to learn more about our iChild offer and to customise your dream holiday at Soneva.

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