A Family Resort in the Maldives
Soneva Fushi is an adventure playground for children and teenagers alike. The island's natural surrounds provide incredible opportunities for fun, educational and inspirational activities and experiences. From the sprawling Den, our children's club, unending chocolates and ice creams to discovering the marine world with our Marine Biologist there is something for every fancy and whim.
A Soneva story like you've never seen before - Soneva Fushi explored through the eyes of the island's bunny community! A perfect bedtime story.
“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
“Oppidan really made the trip to Soneva for my two boys, both of whom had important tests when they returned to the UK. There was a great mix between fun at The Den and quiet study time back in the villa.”Mother of Tom & Ed
“The Oppidan Team were a real presence around the island, encouraging fun, helping with work and putting parents like us at ease.”Father of Ava
Inspired by childhood wonder, the Den is a playground for the imagination. Children can explore a pirate ship, two swimming pools, a Lego and Duplo room, dress-up and makeup area, cinema, library, learning area, music room filled with instruments, and more. Our child caretakers are always on hand watch over their every move, while you enjoy some quiet time. During family time, parents can head over to the Den with their little ones to enjoy their very own shallow pool.
The Den also has a separate lounge area dedicated to teenagers.
Beyond the Den
Outside of the Den, Soneva Fushi has gardens, beaches, jungle and more to explore. Winding paths are the perfect setting for an adventure, together with friendly bunnies and curious lizards. Scour the night skies with our resident Astronomer, take to the seas with our Marine Biologist, sink into plush daybeds and take in a film at Cinema Paradiso. Better yet, try as many flavours from our kaleidoscopic collection of complimentary chocolates, ice creams and sorbets.
Ice Cream Room
No vacation is ever complete without indulging in ice cream. At Soneva, all our resorts offer a complimentary ice cream parlour open from morning to night. With up to 30 flavours to choose from, you won’t be able to resist visiting again and again to try them all. From the classics to unexpected sorbets and ice creams, perhaps you will discover a new favourite at Soneva
Every child dreams of a Willy Wonka-style fantasy: never-ending chocolates, more flavours than you can ever try. Sample complimentary cardamom chocolate truffles, passion fruit pralines, the chocolate cake, and a continually changing profusion of confections. Soneva's chocolate rooms bring out the inner child in you.
Private Cinema Experience
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.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How old must children be to play in the Den?
The Den space and programme are designed for children 4 years and above, however children of all ages are welcome. Children who are aged 4 and above can play in The Den without their parents, should they wish, and under our supervision. We request that children under the age of 4 are accompanied by a parent or babysitter at all times (we can arrange for a babysitter service at 25USD++ per hour). We would like to emphasise that 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.
Q: What are the opening hours of the Den?
The Den is open daily from 10:00-17:00, and we do not close for lunch, so families and children can order In-Villa Dining to The Den should they wish to dine there. In our weekly schedule we organise several evening activities for our young guests as well (including Movie Night Under The Stars and a Sandbank Cocktail Party, among other things). Our Hosts are on-hand to facilitate play, Story Time, Shadow Puppets, Night Rangers and much more.
Q: How much does playtime at the Den cost?
The Den is complimentary for all in-house guests. We also offer a weekly programme of complimentary activities for all our younger Soneva guests.