Soneva Fushi: Introducing The Den
Posted: 17 May 2016
Far from simply a honeymoon destination, the Maldives is a truly fabulous destination for a luxury family holiday; and Soneva Fushi is a rustic haven, perfectly designed for family adventures. Barefoot fun in the sand, treehouse-style accommodation, and raw nature in abundance, Soneva Fushi is dedicated to encouraging families to get back to nature and spend quality time together.
The quiet and peaceful nature of the Maldives’ natural island charm brings parents peace of mind, knowing younger travellers can play and explore free from crowds and traffic. Many resorts are self-contained paradises, perfectly appointed for children’s curiosity to run wild without having to venture too far. Equally, the powder-soft sand and crystalline waters make these island’s one of nature’s most alluring adventure playgrounds.
This season, our long established family favourite, Soneva Fushi, has yet again raised the bar for families seeking out quality time and unforgettable memories to treasure in the Maldives. Enjoying a prime location on the coral-fringed Kunfunadhoo Island, Soneva Fushi combines the signature luxury and tranquillity the Maldives is famed for, together with exclusive and unrivalled experiences ranging from delectable dining to magical stargazing in their private observatory.
Recently, Soneva Fushi has re-envisioned the exciting experience younger travellers can expect when they arrive in this impeccable island idyll. After requesting smaller guests share their brightest ideas for unsurpassed exploring experiences, adventure activities and a dedicated space on the island just for them, The Den was created. Designed as a playground for the imagination, The Den is home to two swimming pools, one with an inviting spiral waterslide, a children’s mocktail bar, Lego playroom, dress-up area, cinema, library, learning zone, music room filled with instruments, and plenty of outdoor space to roam. The pirate ship integrated into the swimming pool encapsulates the essence of this wondrous space, dedicated to adventure. Furthermore, The Den’s favoured feature is the tunnel; a long, secret channel covered in the roots of the island’s native tree, branches and hidden surprises. It will lead young explorers to picturesque gardens filled with flowers, swings and nests tucked into the trees. In keeping with the Maldives’ definitive essence as being infused with nature and energy, The Den encourages children to engage in active, naturally inspired play from a time before technology and electronics. A typical day at The Den can involve anything from beach games, eco island tours, milkshake-making or a treasure hunt – there is no such thing as being bored on this beach holiday!
Whilst The Den is the ideal setting to allow the children to explore their independence, and buy you some all-important spa time or a meal for two, Soneva Fushi’s family-focused approach to the traditional luxury beach holiday ensures there are plenty of activities at The Den for everyone to enjoy together. Experience the magic of a family dolphin cruise and watch in awe as the local family of dolphins entertain you with their show stopping swimming! Fathers can take their sons on an adventure picnic to try out being island explorers together whilst mum and daughter can share time relaxing in the spa. Equally, a night gazing at the Maldives’ star-sprinkled sky is sure to be one of the most memorable and mesmerising evenings you will spend together. However you choose to spend your luxury family holiday, Soneva Fushi is sure to have an exclusive experience that is perfect for you.
The Den is open seven days a week from 10am until 5pm, with a range of evening activities taking place on selected days. The Den is available for children aged between 4 and 12 years old.
To discuss Soneva Fushi’s family activities, or for more information about our featured hotels in the Maldives, please call 01244 897 881