Families this is the one for you. Hop on a sea plane and treat your family to epic views of the Maldives before gliding to a stop in the middle of the turquoise ocean. A speedboat will whisk you away to the rustic island of your dreams complete with luxurious villas, picturesque white sand beaches, fresh organic gardens, sea life in the shallow reef at your front step, and more stars than you’ve ever seen. We were in awe of the beauty that Soneva Fushi offered from the minute we set foot on the Robinson Crusoe inspired island. Guests have their own Mr. Friday who will assist you with all your island holiday needs. They have villas that range from one to nine bedrooms, so perfect for families of all sizes and each one uniquely designed and original for the ultimate in bohemian luxury. Our Two Bedroom Crusoe Villa with Pool was everything we could wanted and more. The abundant space meant there was plenty of room to lounge, sleep, play, and explore, and the generous beachfront pool, lazy hammocks, breezy ocean facing terraces, romantic outdoor bath, and sumptuous master bedrooms made for a truly decadent stay. Their untouched, natural beach was only steps from our villa and boasted stunning clear waters bright schools of tropical fish, reef sharks, stingrays, and even turtles.
It was tempting to hole up in our villa and relax, but the island had many alluring restaurants and activities to entertain us and our little ones. I want to start by praising The Den, which is the largest Kids Club in the Maldives. The welcoming space includes two swimming pools, a water slide, kitchen for cooking classes, more toys than most toy stores, and activities such as baby yoga and arts and crafts. We barely saw Ever the whole trip as she woke up every morning excited to go play, and biked there right after breakfast.
The other facilities were equally impressive including a stunning overwater restaurant, dreamy outdoor cinema, an observatory with a state of the art telescope for star gazing, an organic vegetable farm where you can feed the resident bunnies, and of course diving, snorkeling, and sunset cruises for you to soak up all the awe inspiring beauty surrounding the island. Every meal was fresh and innovative, with abundant salad bars, freshly caught seafood, authentic wood fired pizzas and pastas for the kids, and a wine selection to impress any connoisseur.
Every minute was elevated with their impeccable attention to detail and amazing service. Our Mr. Friday ensured our days ran smoothly, and even ushered Ever to and from the kids club so we could relax in the villa. Soneva are committed protecting the environment and are the best resort I’ve seen when it comes to reducing plastic use, recycling, composting, and sustainable farming. The resort is well equipped and trained for world class hospitality and the staff will make any family feel at home from arrival. We can’t think of a better spot that will cater so seamlessly for guests with small children. Put them at the top of your list for your next luxury family getaway.