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Exceptional family retreats with Soneva

An idyllic escape awaits in the Maldives

 

Discover the tropical paradise of Soneva Fushi and Soneva Jani, surrounded by the breathtaking natural beauty of the Maldives. These two award-winning resorts redefine overwater luxury and idyllic island life by offering spacious villas that inspire endless adventure and the opportunity to disconnect and relax with loved ones.

Defining true ‘luxury’ as peace, time and space, Soneva’s resorts are renowned for their exquisite private villa accommodation, memorable dining destinations and intuitive, personalised service. Its ‘No News, No Shoes’ philosophy designs the perfect stay for your next family getaway or group celebration, free from the stresses of everyday life and filled with unforgettable experiences that inspire and enthral.

Nestled in the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, one of the largest islands in the Maldives, Soneva Fushi is a natural treasure with magical experiences at every turn. The resort’s one- to nine-bedroom island and overwater villas capture the essence of a castaway fantasy, boasting ocean and tropical forest views, expansive decks and serene walkways.

Encapsulated in lush tropical forests and just steps away from the beach, Soneva Fushi’s Villa 37 is a popular choice for families this season. This villa caters to every mood, from tranquil relaxation to moments of adventure. With six bedrooms, it can accommodate up to 12 adults and six children, providing ample space for lazy days on outdoor decks or indulging in in-villa spa treatments.

The ground floor features spacious indoor outdoor living areas, including two large bedrooms with lush open-aired garden bathrooms, a private pool with a curved water slide and children’s splash pool, an open-plan kitchen with its own wine vault and family-sized dining room and TV lounge. The first floor boasts three more guest bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, toilets and dressing rooms.

Across the Indian Ocean and lying at the heart of a 5.6-kilometre lagoon, Soneva Jani is one of the world’s most exclusive and lowest-density resorts. Located on the island of Medhufaru in the Maldives’ Noonu Atoll, the resort offers uninterrupted ocean views from expansive one- to four-bedroom island or overwater villas featuring iconic slides straight into the lagoon and a host of elegant features – including Soneva’s signature 24/7 Barefoot Guardian butler service.

Surrounded by a sparkling private lagoon, Villa 105 at Soneva Jani is just one of the resort’s exceptional family retreats. This two-storey sanctuary with four bedrooms and generous living spaces can accommodate up to eight adults and two children.

Revel in uninterrupted views from the terraces, plunge into your private overwater pool with a waterslide into the ocean and unwind in the master bedroom on the ground floor, featuring an adjoining children’s sleeping area, outdoor shower with a sunken bathtub and more. The wide outdoor deck impresses with sunken seats, a hammock, outdoor shower and catamaran nets, ideal for lounging and witnessing spectacular Maldivian sunsets.

Raw natural beauty is abundant in Soneva’s island settings, inspiring adventure and curiosity with captivating rare experiences that will create cherished memories with your loved ones for years to come. The Spring season at Soneva Jani and Soneva Fushi is truly a magical time, full of exciting celebrations for Easter and Eid with engaging family experiences, exclusive culinary journeys and special wellness rituals. Guests of all ages will be inspired to rekindle their childhood wonder with endless activities for all ages, from magical island-style Easter egg hunts, creative crafts and irresistible themed feasts.

At Soneva Fushi, a memorable underwater Easter egg hunt awaits in the crystal clear waters of the Baa Atoll. With a signature take on a Soneva Fushi safari, the Aqua Egg Expedition promises fun and laughter for all, and is just one of the many highlights to look forward to in addition to a daily programme of activities at The Den children’s zone. Exciting entertainment from visiting Soneva Stars awaits this Spring, with highlights that include live concerts with acoustic party band The Phly Boyz, shows by mentalist Lior Suchard and incredible football freestyler stunts by international football content creator and social media star, Jeremy Lynch. Tennis icon Jonas Björkman will also be hosting personal training sessions and friendly matches.

Indulge in decadent dining with renowned chef Tom Aikens who will serve guests plenty of culinary surprises, while the iconic zipline restaurant Flying Sauces is hosting chef Michael Wignall from Michelin-starred restaurant The Angel for an exclusive residency honouring local Maldivian ingredients and the freshest crops from Soneva Fushi’s organic gardens. For those looking for transformative wellness, visiting experts Peter Harper, Kim Kösters and Hortensia Corredoira will be offering bespoke sessions on meditation, physiotherapy and more to enhance deeper mind-body connections.

An escape to the tranquil Noonu Atoll to Soneva Jani sets the scene for more seasonal wonder. Families can explore the lush gardens at Soneva Jani and hunt for hidden treasures with a special appearance from the Easter Bunny to add extra magic. As part of our Soneva Stars programme, mentalist Lior Suchard will be performing miraculous predictions and mind reading in a captivating show for all ages. Renowned chef Tom Aikens will be serving guests an exclusive seasonal menu, while cheese expert Frederic Van Tricht will be hosting exceptional tasting sessions. There will be an array of other delicious surprises to discover with themed events such as the Spice Route Market, an evening of dining under the night sky where each dish serves as a passport to different corners of the globe. At Soneva Soul, visiting wellness expert Kristen Kaspersen will be offering morning yoga and Soma move classes for guests to start their days energised and revitalised.

Both Soneva Fushi and Soneva Jani invite guests to reconnect with nature and explore the Indian Ocean’s sparkling waters and majestic marine life with curated family experiences. From a range of thrilling water sports and private cruises to spot friendly dolphins to castaway picnics on secluded sandbanks and exploring coral nurseries, there are endless possibilities to indulge in rare experiences that will last a lifetime.

With a myriad of expansive villas and inspiring adventures to choose from in the Maldives, Soneva invites families to create new memories and celebrate togetherness.


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