A Family Resort in the Maldives

The island is a nature’s paradise for children, and our dedicated playground is the largest in South Asia (the size of six tennis courts!). Your children have the free run of two pools, a water slide and rooms for dressing up, Lego, music and more. Everything is overseen by qualified childminders, while older children and teens also have access to Soneva Academy, unlocking the knowledge and expertise of our Sonevians.

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

Inspired by childhood wonder, The Den is the largest children’s club in the Maldives and South Asia. Covering more than 1,365 sqm (14,693 sq ft), an area greater than six tennis courts, it is packed with exciting, one-of-a-kind activities and experiences for our youngest guests. A playground for the imagination, it has 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.

A Family Resort in the Maldives

“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

A Luxurious Family Destination

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.

Take Learning Outside of the Classroom

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

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.

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Oppidan Education

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.

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A Haven for Adventurous Teens

Whatever their tastes, older children and teenagers will find something to love at Soneva Fushi. For families with teens, The Den features its very own lounge area where they 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.

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Festive Family Moments at Soneva Fushi

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.

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Sunset Dolphin Cruise

Get ready for one of the most fascinating experiences of your holiday; watching dozens of playful dolphins in the light of the setting sun. While you cruise into deeper waters, you will be served a selection of canapés and a flute of Champagne.

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. 

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 is available to rent. For information and prices: Visit the Soleni Dive Centre website   View our Brochure  

Baa Atoll Discovery

A 3-day, 2-night trip covering the best of the Baa Atoll, including culture, relaxation, and marine life. Look for dolphins and live the castaway life with a picnic on a sandbank. Snorkel and dive reefs teeming with fish and coral. Visit Goidhoo’s gardens and coffee shops as you learn about the history of the three islands. After breakfast, we will welcome you on-board Soneva in Aqua where we will set sail to the deserted island for reef snorkelling (passing by turtle point and dolphin lookout), followed by a Castaway Picnic. In the afternoon, enjoy a spa treatment from our Soneva in Aqua spa menu on the beach, in the privacy of your cabin or on the upper deck. As the sun sets, relax on our spacious outdoor loungers with sparkling wine and canapés while enjoying the sights and sounds of the Baa Atoll. Don’t forget to look out for dolphins! When you’re ready, a four-course meal will be served. Enjoy learning about the very unique Maldivian sky, which reveals stars and constellations from both the northern and southern hemispheres, before retiring for the evening. Start fresh in the morning with sunrise yoga on the foredeck followed by a short sail to the islands or reefs of your choice. In keeping with our exceptional culinary standards, our on-board chef offers only the freshest, world-class ingredients for all of your on board meals, and can even cook up an on-shore BBQ on Castaway Island. With two snorkelling sessions per day, simply inform the crew what you’d like to see and they’ll take you to a hidden reef unknown to both visitors and locals in the Maldives. For Open Water certified divers, custom packages and dive sites can be discussed based on ability in collaboration with the Soleni Dive Centre. There are unlimited islands, sandbanks and reefs to explore within the Baa Atoll. For the adventurous, Goidhoo offers the largest lagoon in the atoll with three islands that offer local excursions, guest houses, sandbanks, uninhabited islands and more. As an important historical site and former prison island, guests can soak in the history while also visiting the many gardens and coffee shops. Depending on the season, dolphin, manta ray and pilot whale sightings are common. In the morning, enjoy a sunrise Tai Chi session on the deck followed by breakfast, before returning to Soneva Fushi.

Soneva Academy

Soneva’s Science Courses Soneva Fushi | Soneva Jani We are delighted to introduce you to the Soneva Academy, which offers educational courses to children and teenagers (aged 12 and up) at Soneva Fushi and Soneva Jani. All our courses consist of four modules (3 sessions and one exam). The certification level takes young Sonevians from junior to expert, adding a new dimension to their schooling.   

Frequently Asked Questions

As a family resort in the Maldives, 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.

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Contact our Reservations Team now to learn more about our Family experiences to customise your dream holiday at Soneva Fushi.

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