The Den at Soneva Fushi

Last updated 3rd January 2017

What’s new: You’d be forgiven for thinking that the architect of the new kids’ club at Soneva Fushi, Maldives, was a child. Because you’d be right. Sonu and Eva Shivdasani, the duo behind Soneva hotels, collaborated with their pint-sized guests when designing The Den, which opens at the end of the year. The result is a dreamy playhouse, which would make Swiss Family Robinson feel very at home. Blending into the landscape, the domed building complements the rest of the hotel’s barefoot luxury vibe.

Whole rooms will be dedicated to fancy dress, Lego and music. A cinema and DJ corner with mocktail bar will have even the sulkiest of teenagers forgetting their angst at being on a family holiday. Outside, a slide leads to a 130-metre swimming pool, a zip wire will wizz kids through the jungle fauna, while underground tunnels link the whole caboodle back to the hotel’s landscaped gardens, and reality. 



Travel time: Flights to Male take 11 hours and 30 minutes. Soneva Fushi will meet you at the airport and arrange seaplane transfers to the hotel, which take 30 minutes. 

Getting there: British Airways flies from London Gatwick to Male; from £644 return. 

Price: A two bedroom Crusoe Villa with private pool for four people costs from £1,006 a night. 

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