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Soneva Unveils New Summer Camp Programme 2016

March 2016

Black-ops survival courses, private island picnic adventures, dolphin cruises and astronomy sessions on the agenda 

(March 17, 2016): Soneva Resorts and Residences has unveiled its new 2016 Summer Camp programme for children, offering everything from black-ops survival courses, private island picnic adventures and dolphin cruises, through to astronomy sessions and chocolate making classes at its award-winning resorts in Thailand and Maldives.

Young Soneva guests are invited to unleash their inner adventurer with activities including guided snorkelling with a marine biologist, pirate adventure cruises, night time island exploration, and raft building.

The more creatively inclined are invited to learn how to make traditional handicrafts, recipes and mocktails, take language classes, make coconut oil, or participate in inventor competitions and glass-blowing.

Budding athletes can participate in mini marathons and Olympics, yoga, aqua fit, tennis, beach games, football challenges, water sports contests, bike riding, kayaking, paddle boarding and much more.

“The majority of our guests are repeaters and we have watched them return to our resorts year after year, first as honeymooners and then with their families. In many cases we have literally watched their children grow up and now we see these children returning with their own families. With this in mind, we have gone to great lengths to ensure that Soneva is a wonderful place for families,” said Sonu Shivdasani, Founder and CEO of Soneva Resorts. “The summer camps and our children’s Dens are some of the ways in which we create unique and inspiring experiences for guests of all ages, both young and old,” he added.

A new Children’s Den opened at Soneva Fushi in late 2015, which features two swimming pools, a pirate ship, a DJ corner, a Mocktail Bar, a kitchen, a Lego room, a music room and a teenage lounge. The unique playground was conceptualised and designed as an imaginative playground for the family and is said to be the most elaborate children’s facility of any luxury hotel in the world.

Similarly, Soneva Kiri’s children’s Den is a surreal jungle playground hoisted high up into the forest canopy.  A giant moulded bamboo playground shaped like a manta ray, the Den is dedicated to learning, to excitement, and to meaningful experiences.

About Soneva Fushi, Maldives

Located in the Baa Atoll, a pristine UNESCO Biosphere Reserve coral reef, Soneva Fushi pairs Robinson Crusoe fantasy with intelligent luxury. Fifty-seven private villas with their own stretch of beach are hidden among dense foliage.  Intuitive service is provided by Mr./Ms. Friday butlers.

Highlights of the resort include watching classic movies nightly at the open-air Cinema Paradiso, counting Saturn’s rings from the state-of-the-art Observatory, enjoying organic food at nine different dining outlets prepared by award-winning chefs, unwinding at the Six Senses Spa, or indulging in the complimentary home-made cheese, chocolate and ice-cream parlours.

About Soneva Kiri, Thailand

Soneva Kiri is located on Thailand’s fourth largest but least populated island, Koh Kood – just one hour by private plane south-east of Bangkok. It offers an unrivalled combination of luxury, an integral environmental approach, authentic Thai experiences and mouth-watering organic food.

Highlights include the open-air Cinema Paradiso, complimentary home-made cheese, chocolate and ice-cream parlours, a state-of-the-art Observatory, and the spectacular Treetop Dining Pod where diners can enjoy unparalled views over the Gulf of Thailand.

The summer camp programme runs at both Soneva Fushi and Soneva Kiri from May 15 to August 31, 2016. Most activities are complimentary for children of guests staying at the resorts during this period. To view the detailed summer camp programmes at each resort, please click here for Soneva Fushi and here for Soneva Kiri. Black-out dates and other terms and conditions apply. To book, please call +91 124 4511000 or

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About Soneva

Soneva Resorts and Residences is a world-leading luxury resort operator that owns and manages Soneva Fushi in the Maldives (1995) and Soneva Kiri in Thailand (2010). Soneva in Aqua, an ultra luxurious yacht, was launched in the Maldives in 2015.

Soneva’s Private Office was launched in 2012 to promote a limited number of private residences for sale at both resorts.

The company is committed to leading the hospitality industry in environmentally responsible tourism.  Annual environmental performance improvements are in place with the ultimate goal of decarbonising completely.

An additional 2% charge of room revenue is added to each guest’s stay. The proceeds are given to the Soneva Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation founded by Sonu and Eva Shivdasani. The Foundation funds a range of projects that have a positive environmental, social and economic impact and importantly, offsets carbon emissions from resort activities and guest flights.

The Soneva Group is committed to its SLOW LIFE philosophy:


For more information, contact:

Carissa Crowley
Communications Director

Soneva Resorts, Residences & Spas
19/F Two Pacific Place, 142 Sukhumvit Rd., Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Tel: 66 (0) 2631 9624 Fax: 66 (0) 2631 9699 Email: