Soneva Fushi is the ideal family destination in the Maldives, full of wonder and adventure for children and teenagers alike. The island’s stunning natural surroundings provide incredible opportunities for fun, educational and inspirational activities and experiences. From The Den, our vast children’s club, and unlimited treats in our chocolate and ice cream parlours, to exploring the magical underwater world with our Marine Biologist, there is something for every fancy and whim.
Inspired by childhood wonder, The Den is the largest children’s club in the Maldives and South Asia, packed with exciting, one-of-a-kind activities and experiences for our youngest guests. Covering an area greater than six tennis courts, it’s a playground for the imagination, with two shallow, family-friendly swimming pools, an eight-metre tall pirate ship and giant musical piano keys built into the floor.
Inside this technology-free zone, children can enjoy some quiet time in the library or learning area, or unleash their creativity in a music room filled with instruments, the dress-up room, and Lego and Duplo room, housing more than 8,000 pieces. There’s also a cinema for movie nights, cooking classes and a weekly programme of complimentary experiences, tailored to Young Sonevians and their families.
While parents enjoy some me-time, our experienced child minders are always on hand to watch over children’s every move and ensure they enjoy every moment in a safe and secure environment.
“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.”
The Sunday Times
Beyond The Den
As well as The Den, Soneva Fushi has leafy gardens, sandy beaches, lush jungle and so much more to explore. Winding paths are the perfect setting for an adventure, where you’ll likely encounter friendly bunnies and curious lizards along the way. Scour the clear night skies with our resident astronomer at the observatory, and discover the secrets of the stars through the Maldives’ largest telescope. Explore the seas with our Marine Biologist and snorkel at our thriving house reef, teeming with tropical fish. Sink into plush daybeds and take in a classic family film at Cinema Paradiso while snacking on unlimited popcorn. And sample as many flavours as you can from our kaleidoscopic collection of complimentary chocolates, ice creams and sorbets.
Ice Cream Parlour
No vacation is ever complete without indulging in ice cream. With 60 ice creams, sorbets and nice creams to choose from, our So Cool ice cream parlour is complimentary for all of our guests. Ranging from much loved classics to experimental flavours inspired by our island, most are also free-from refined sugar, dairy and gluten, too.
Every child dreams of a Willy Wonka-style fantasy: never-ending chocolates, more flavours than you can ever try. At So Guilty, our complimentary chocolate parlour, our talented team of chocolatiers and pâtissiers create a mouth-watering daily selection of organic chocolate treats, macarons and cakes and so much more.
Kick your feet up and lie back on a lounger with your family as you watch your favourite classic films at Cinema Paradiso, our al fresco movie theatre. Snack on complimentary popcorn and your favourites from our myriad of ice creams and sorbets. An additional option of a barbecue dinner served during the movie is available at an extra charge.
We offer a range of complimentary non-motorised water sports, including kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, windsurfing, kite surfing, night paddleboarding and catamarans. Or why not experience the ocean with complete freedom on a Seabob, gliding, diving and skimming as you move through the water like a fish.
Family Picnic with Guided Snorkelling
Pick an unspoiled island and allow us to arrange for our resident Marine Biologist to escort you on a guided snorkelling experience through one of the Baa Atoll’s vibrant reefs. Following the expedition, make your way back to dry land for a gourmet picnic, complete with a personal chef and waiter on hand to meet your every need.
Every day at Soneva Fushi is an opportunity for learning and enrichment for children of all ages. Inspired by our islands, children can delve into the wonders of the natural world and our magnificent tropical biodiversity through our one-of-a-kind Soneva Academy programme. And the experienced mentors from Oppidan Education guide and inspire children as they learn.
Soneva Academy offers educational courses to children and teenagers (aged 12 and up) at Soneva Fushi and Soneva Jani. From exploring the night skies to searching for ancient sunken galleons, each adds a fascinating new dimension to their schooling.
During the holidays, we’re delighted to welcome UK-based mentoring experts Oppidan Education. Their experienced tutors help children reach their fullest potential, through one-to-one sessions and a fun-packed activity programme at The Den.
Whatever their tastes, teens will find something to love at Soneva Fushi. The Den features its very own lounge area where teenagers can relax and unwind, perhaps with a beach read recommended by our Barefoot Bookseller. They can join the fun-packed weekly activity programme, whether showing off their culinary skills in Junior Masterchef, playing beach volleyball, star-gazing or dancing at the disco. And an array of rare Conscious Experiences are designed to inspire, from visits to our local islands or restoring coral reefs with our Marine Biologist.
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.
Spend an unforgettable holiday season at Soneva Fushi. Whether Christmas and New Year, Easter or Diwali, our holiday programmes have spectacular celebrations, delectable dining journeys, exceptional seasonal experiences and so much more for all the family to enjoy.
The Den and its programme are designed for children aged four and above, however children of all ages are welcome. Children aged four and above can visit The Den without their parents under the careful supervision of our child minders. We request that children under the age of four are accompanied by a parent or babysitter at all times (we offer a babysitting service at USD 25++ per hour). The Den is a family-friendly area and parents are very welcome to spend time with their children in the pool, on the sun-loungers or playing in one of our various activity rooms.
The Den is open daily from 10:00 to 17:00. We do not close for lunch, so families and children can order In-Villa Dining to The Den should they wish to eat there. As well as our weekly programme of day-time activities, we also organise several evening activities for our young guests, such as Movie Night Under The Stars and a Sandbank Mocktail Party, where our Hosts are on-hand to facilitate playtime, story time, shadow puppets and more.
The Den is complimentary for all in-house guests. We also offer a weekly programme of complimentary activities for all our younger guests, which includes pool parties, tours of Eco Centro, cooking classes and more.
Contact our Reservations Team now to learn more about our Family experiences to customise your dream holiday at Soneva Fushi.