The Den: the largest children’s zone in the Maldives

Inspired by childhood wonder, the Den at Soneva Jani is a two-storey awe-inspiring playground for the imagination – and now one of the largest children’s clubs in Asia. Featuring dedicated toddler and teenage areas, no Young Sonevians have been forgotten in the creation of this all-new technology-free family zone. Glide along the zipline through the cascading waterfalls, make a splash in the pool or explore the pirate ship. Throughout the day, teens can hang out in the Cave Bar, where music and mocktails set the scene.

Inside, the Den is ripe for discovery. Children of all ages can hop along the musical piano steps to create your own music or talk like a fish with Tale of the Whale. A Lego and craft area, dressing-up room and library also provide space for books, fantasies and more.

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There’s also a soothing sensory area for toddlers, cinema for movie nights, fully-equipped kitchen for cooking classes and a weekly programme of complimentary experiences, tailored to Young Sonevians and their families. Upstairs, a dedicated roof deck for teens is complete with a music room, telescope deck, pool and foosball tables, pinball machines, table tennis table set above a reflecting pond, as well as a dry slide for speedy escapes.

While parents enjoy some me-time, our experienced childminders are on hand to watch over your children’s every move and ensure they enjoy every moment in a safe and secure environment. While the space and daily programme are designed for children four years and older, children under four are also welcome to join if accompanied by a parent or a babysitter.

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Fun-filled Days at Soneva Jani

Perfect Family Villas

2 Bedroom Island Retreat with Slide

An indulgent two-storey beachfront sanctuary, with freshwater pool and expansive areas for unwinding

3 Bedroom Water Retreat with Slide

Soak up the sun or retreat to the shade. Take in the blue vistas from the outdoor deck, dine in your sala and slide into the lagoon.

4 Bedroom Island Reserve with Slide

Your own luxurious beachfront mansion. Frolic in the sea or the shade. Refresh your soul in the sauna or with sundowners from the cellar.

Take Learning Outside of the Classroom

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. Children can delve into the wonders of the natural world and our magnificent tropical biodiversity through our one-of-a-kind Soneva Academy programme.

 

 

Children’s Experiences

Noonu Atoll Guided Snorkelling​

Take an aquatic adventure through the waters of the Noonu Atoll and discover the diversity of Maldivian marine life, guided by our resident Marine Biologist. The atoll-native sea turtles and rays may make a special appearance, as you experience the magnificence of life below the sea.
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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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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.

Water Sports​

Non-Motorised Water Sports We offer a range of complimentary non-motorised water sports, including kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, windsurfing, kite surfing, night paddleboarding and catamarans. Private tuition is available at an additional charge on an hourly basis. Motorised Water Sports Experience the ocean with complete freedom. Gliding, diving, skimming – all of this is possible with a SEABOB. Learn to move through the water like a fish, on the surface and beneath the waves. What happens if you fit a surfboard with a motor? You get an eSurf-board. The eSurf lets you get up to speeds of 56km per hour, making this an exhilarating water sport.  

Diving

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 available to rent. For information and prices: View our handbook.  

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