Island escapism for the whole family
Rediscover the wonders of the Maldives and Thailand’s idyllic island of Koh Good with Soneva’s luxurious family-focused resorts.
Remote yet accessible, Soneva’s award-winning resorts are found in some of the world’s most breathtaking locations. Nestled in the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Soneva Sushi is a natural treasure with magical experiences at every turn. Just a short flight away and lying at the heart of a 5-6 kilometre lagoon in the Noonu Atoll, Soneva Jani is one of the worlds most exclusive and lowest-density resorts, with uninterrupted ocean views in all directions. While in Thailand, Soneva’s signature sustainable luxury meets Thai hospitality at Soneva Kiri on Koh Kood – an unspoiled island located just a 90-minute flight from Bangkok. All three resorts are havens for families and offer an unforgettable array of rare family experiences and an ever-changing weekly programme to enthral young guests – and those young at heart.
Soneva’s signature experiences are expertly designed to create unforgettable memories for you and your family. In the Maldives, guests can explore the constellations with the resident astronomer at the Observatory; watch a classic movie at the open-air Cinema Pardiso; take a guided snorkelling expedition to the house reef; swim with manta rays in Hanifaru Bay, picnic on a deserted sandbank; or try the art of glassblowing at the Maldives’ only hot glass studio. At Soneva Thailand, they can join the Marine Team to snorkel around submerged statues and thriving corals; discover some of Thailand’s best beaches; or embark on child-friendly excursions, cultural exchanges, rainforest walks and local school visits that create long lasting memories to be shared by the whole family.
In the world of sports, there’s so much to see and do at Soneva, too. Guests of all ages can sharpen their tennis and padel skills at the island courts in the Maldives, where an ever-changing lineup of professional players offer one-on-one coaching throughout the year, including Jonas Bjorkman, Todd Woodbridge and Willy Lahoz. Fully-equipped indoor fitness centres, outdoor jungle gyms and yoga champas at Soneva Fushi, Jani and Kiri complement year-round experiential fitness, yoga, Pilates and meditation programmes. In-house fitness trainers and master yoga instructors are joined by an international network of visiting wellness specialists to help you exceed your every goal.
In both the Maldives and Thailand, there is also an ever-changing weekly programme of activities and experiences to keep children of all ages entertained an The Den. In August last year, Soneva Jani unveiled its all-new Den – an awe-inspiring two-storey playground for the imagination that covers more than 1,500sqm, making it one of the largest children’s clubs in the Maldives. Inspired by childhood wonder, no Young Sonevians were forgotten in the creation of this technology-free family experience. From a soothing sensory room for toddlers and areas for music, Lego, dressing up and creativity; to a hidden hangout for teens, where mocktails and music set the scene. From morning to early evening, Soneva Jani’s youngest guests both large and small are invited to glide through the cascading waterfall on a zipline, plunge into the vast pool from the curving waterslide, dance along the musical piano floor, make conversation with whales or show off their skills in the games room.
At Soneva Fushi, one- to nine-bedroom island and overwater villas fringed by lush tropical vegetation capture the essence of a luxurious castaway fantasy. With views of the ocean and the lush tropical forest, expansive decks, idyllic walkways, shaded plunge pool, and even a spa, gym, sauna and steam room in some of the villas, no luxury is spared. Across the Indian Ocean at Soneva Jani, guests can choose from expansive one- to four-bedroom island or overwater villas that feature its iconic slides straight into the lagoon. In Thailand, Soneva Kiri’s private villas range from one to five bedrooms. Whether next to the beach, hidden in the jungle on the hillsides, or commanding spectacular views from the clifftops, each has a private pool, vast indoor and outdoor living spaces and verdant gardens.