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Maldives Promotion House – Soneva Fushi welcome families with open arms and seek to create environments which are natural playgrounds for adults and children alike to adventure and explore by barefoot, bicycle or buggy. Lifelong family memories are made here.

Swim, snorkel or dive together for hours in the beautiful waters surrounding the resort in search of turtles, angelfish or manta rays. Board a kayak and discover or sail further afield and claim a deserted Maldivian island as your own for the day and picnic like Robinson Crusoe under the sun. Watch family-friendly films at the outdoor Cinema Paradisos delivered with pizza, popcorn and a starry sky overhead.

While away lazy hours over classic board games or more energetic ones completing island treasure hunts or jungle treks. Watch for dolphins on the traditional Maldivian dhonis or be fascinated by the resident astronomer who will point out planets millions of light years away from the observatory.

ACCOMMODATION
Recent renovations have significantly increased the number of family villas available at Soneva Fushi which now has the largest inventory of multi-bedroom villas in the Maldives. Available villa configurations include two bedroom villas for younger families, villas with detached bedroom suites for older children and the famous ‘tree house’ options complete with double bunk beds and en-suite bathroom popular with adults and children alike!

Not forgetting one-of-a-kind legendary 4 bedroom Jungle Reserve or the newest addition the magnificent Villa 1. Located at the tip of the island, adjacent to Dolphin Beach, this 3 bedroom villa benefits from 180 degree uninterrupted perfect views, expansive indoor and outdoor living and relaxing areas, direct access to a private beach and private swimming pool complete with sunken dining.

  • 3 Bedroom Crusoe Suite with Pool
  • 2 Bedroom Crusoe Suite with Pool
  • 2 Bedroom Crusoe Villa with Pool
  • 2 Bedroom Soneva Fushi Villa with pool
  • Soneva Fushi Villa Suite and Tree House
  • 2 Bedroom Retreat
  • 3 Bedroom Retreat
  • 3 Bedroom Villa 1
  • 4 Bedroom Jungle Reserve

LEARNING
LIFE (Learning, Inspiring, Fun, Experiences) begins early at Soneva where hosts make education fun and fun an education. Learn how glass bottles, metals, wood, coconuts and jungle cuttings are recycled, reused or turned into compost at our innovative Eco Centros. Pick organic ingredients from our gardens turn your exotic findings into a wholesome feast. Discover colourful underwater worlds with a marine biologist or embark on the full calendar of activities at Soneva Fushi which includes coconut bowling, face painting, Maldivian arts and crafts with coconut leaves and jungle adventures and treasure hunts on barefoot, bicycle or tricycle.

FOOD AND BEVERAGE
Endless options start at breakfast with every type of cereal, pastry, fruit juice or egg you can imagine through to wood oven pizzas at lunch and beach side barbeques or outdoor popcorn at Cinema Paradiso in the evening.

Children and infant menus plus half portions are available at all the restaurants or in-villa dining and chefs will create special dishes for any family’s diet without salt, sugar, spices or additives. For those with no restrictions the vast array of treats available in the ice cream parlours and chocolate rooms are especially rewarding after a hard day of fun. Alternatively if you prefer a more hands on approach visit the organic gardens where you can pick and choose your own ingredients to make a family meal under the guidance of chefs. Or challenge your taste buds and barmen with your own family mocktails.

WELLNESS 
Six Senses Spas provide a fun and natural introduction to spa and wellness. They offer 20 – 30 minute massage and beauty treatments appropriate for the youngest and most delicate of skins including facials for adolescent ones too as well as private children’s and family yoga and meditation sessions.

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Earth, space camp adventures at COMO Maalifushi, COMO Cocoa Island this Summer

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This summer, COMO Hotels and Resorts’ two Maldives properties are offering a unique and exciting line-up of activities designed to inspire and educate all ages. From an exhilarating Space Camp with astronaut-led adventures, to an immersive Earth Camp exploring the natural wonders at COMO Maalifushi, and the exploring the captivating universe under the ocean at COMO Cocoa Island.

Island Astronauts Return To Maldives: Space Camp at COMO Maalifushi

Join us for an unforgettable galactic quest from August 5th to 14th, 2024, at COMO Maalifushi, led by American astronaut Nicole Stott and space advisor Christina Korp. Inspiring for both children and adults, this Space Camp offers a unique blend of adventure and education through art, food, and movement.

Our immersive Space Camp features a fun-filled itinerary of complimentary space-themed island activities for ages up to, ensuring every moment is packed with excitement and learning. All camp activities are complimentary for children aged four to 16.

  • Postcards to Space: Participate in Nicole Stott’s “Postcards to Space” project by creating postcards with artwork and messages about your hopes and dreams. These postcards will be sent to space and returned to you with a “flown in space” stamp.
  • Spacesuit Art: Contribute to “Quilted,” a collaborative art project with children from around the world by adding your unique touch to a spacesuit.
  • Blast Off: Build your own rocket from recycled materials and launch it high into the sky for a thrilling blast off!
  • Protect Our Planet: Discover the impact of human activity on our planet from a space perspective, followed by a beach clean-up on a neighbouring island.
  • Galactic Gastronomy: Enjoy a stellar dinner under the stars, hosted by Nicole Stott. Hear about her adventures aboard the International Space Station while savouring a specially crafted menu.

Island Warriors: Earth Camp at COMO Maalifushi

From July to August 2024, younger guests can join us for a journey through the wonders of the natural world, on land and under the sea. Enjoy educational activities exploring everything from marine biology to traditional crafts, fun-filled fitness workshops, treasure hunts on our castaway island, and more.

Take advantage of our exclusive Family Getaway Offer when you book a stay of five nights or more for Space and Earth Camp. Adults will receive daily half board and complimentary full-board and seaplane transfers for two children (under the age of 12).

Universe Under The Ocean: COMO Cocoa Island

From August 16th to 17th, 2024, dive into the depths of the ocean with NASA astronaut and aquanaut Nicole Stott at COMO Cocoa Island. Experience the ocean through a guided reef dive, learn about the rigorous training astronauts undergo, and enjoy a specially curated menu shared beneath the stars.

Join us for these extraordinary experiences and let your imagination soar beyond the stars!

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Jawakara Islands Maldives’ kids club gets accreditation from Worldwide Kids

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Jawakara Islands Maldives has announced its accreditation for safe, professional, and exhilarating childcare by Worldwide Kids (WK). This recognition is reserved for upscale resorts that uphold global standards in childcare training, health, and safety, while continually enhancing the experience for families and their young guests.

Nestled within the picturesque landscape of Maldives, the newest addition to the Crown & Champa Resorts portfolio, Jawakara Islands Maldives proudly hosts the Jawa Kids Club, catering to children across all types of accommodations. The Jawa Kids programme boasts an array of thrilling and age-appropriate activities, ranging from mini-golf, football, and paddle tennis instruction to child-friendly spa treatments, sushi making, and mocktail mixology classes. Furthermore, children are offered a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in Maldivian culture through music, dance, art, traditional fishing methods, sustainability workshops, and marine biology exploration guided by our in-house expert.

The dedicated childcare team at Jawa Kids Club has undergone accredited training by Worldwide Kids, ensuring they possess the expertise and skills necessary to provide exceptional care to young guests. This training guarantees that children staying at Jawakara receive unparalleled attention and care throughout their stay.

“This endorsement from Worldwide Kids not only underscores our unwavering commitment to ensuring the safety, comfort, and delight of our guests, especially families seeking unforgettable moments in the Maldives but also opens up new avenues for visibility. WWK’s extensive database will strategically position us when families are actively booking their holidays, further enhancing our reach and ensuring that our dedication to top-tier childcare and hospitality resonates with discerning travellers,” highlighted Ali Navaz, General Manager at Jawakara Islands Maldives.

As part of the accreditation process, Worldwide Kids completed a comprehensive assessment of the resort’s childcare facility and operations. The audit encompassed indoor and outdoor spaces, equipment, resources, policies, documentation, and interactions with children and families. The final audit report included recommendations to enhance safety and operational aspects, based on the latest childcare best practices.

“Worldwide Kids is thrilled to extend its prestigious Seal of Excellence to Jawakara Islands, underscoring their commitment to the little guest. This recognition is a testament to their team’s hard work and approach to fostering a safe and engaging environment for their young visitors and we look forward to our continued partnership with them,” said James Gunn, Business Development Consultant at Worldwide Kids.

The independent seal of excellence from WK, which was established in 2018, carries substantial sway over 45,000 families each year, guiding their choices for vacations. This prestigious recognition not only boosts the status of Jawakara Islands Maldives as a top luxury destination but also emphasizes the resort’s strong dedication to offering high-quality services tailored to the needs of a diverse luxury traveler base.

Jawakara offers an adventurous escape where multigenerational travellers can come together to collaborate, indulge, and rejuvenate. Boasting 290 villas, this five-star retreat is conveniently located just 35 minutes away by seaplane from Malé International Airport. The resort comprises two distinct islands – Mabin and Dheru – interconnected by an oversea walkway, providing guests with a seamless and enchanting journey between the two.

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Jumeirah Olhahali Island hosts heartwarming celebration for local community on Children’s Day

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In recognition of Children’s Day, Jumeirah Olhahali Island has hosted a group of 20 special guests from Southern Community Empowerment Association of Maldives (SCEAM) for a day of exploration and inspiring experiences on 11 May 2024.

SCEAM, an umbrella NGO dedicated to the empowerment and engagement of local communities, works across the Southernmost atolls of the Maldives to support in building resilience and fostering collective growth.

“We are delighted to collaborate with SCEAM and welcome these wonderful children to our blissful island,” said Mohamed Ashraf, General Manager of Jumeirah Olhahali Island. “With over 57% of members hailing from the Maldives, we believe in the importance of supporting neighbouring institutions and organisations while prioritising the well-being of our future successors. This event was a fantastic opportunity to create lasting memories and spread smiles on Children’s Day.”

The day commenced with a warm welcome ritual from the resort’s management team and the friendly members of its Kids Club. The children then participated in a hands-on cake decoration activity with the resort’s talented chefs, crafting delicious treats to share with their families. Following a delightful lunch at the poolside all-day dining restaurant, GLOW, the little guests engaged in a creative crafting session guided by artists from the island’s MURACA Art Studio. As the day unfolded, the children had the opportunity to explore the resort’s contemporary beachside villas and indulge in some splash fun in the private infinity pools. Concluding the visit, each child received a special gift and a certificate of participation to cherish as part of their Olhahali Island memory.

“We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Jumeirah Olhahali Island for organising this delightful event in celebration of Children’s Day,” said Shimla Ahmed, Co-Founder & President of SCEAM. “The experience brought immense joy and happiness to the children, and we are excited for future collaborations to continue spreading positivity and building a brighter future for our younger generation.”

With consistent educational programmes and regular outreach to nearby islands, Jumeirah Olhahali Island remains committed to supporting local initiatives and fostering meaningful connections with the community. The all-villa resort strives to make a positive impact and create timeless experiences for guests and residents alike.

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