K is for kids, H is for Haven: Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa offers “Grown Up” experiences in child-friendly sizes

Known affectionately as “KH,” Kuda Huraa may as well stand for “Kids Haven” for the quality and extent of activities geared towards younger guests at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa.

“There’s still a preconception that the Maldives isn’t great for children,” explains General Manager Randy Shimabuku. “But when you combine Kuda Huraa’s engaging activities, intimate size, accessible layout and effervescent service culture, nothing could be further from the truth.”

Kuda Huraa kids can visit the island’s cutest residents in the Resort’s turtle pools – where hatchlings from protected nests are hand-reared to increase their chance of survival in the wild – or learn about the vulnerable marine ecosystem with 3D movies in the Marine Discovery Centre. Little dudes as young as six can then swap the classroom for the ocean with year-round lagoon courses with the Resort’s Tropicsurf Surf School. Advanced courses and surf clinics are available for older children, or those with more experience.

Scuba programs are available for oceanic adventurers as young as eight – and thanks to special permission from PADI, the Resort is one of only a handful in the world where children can learn to dive directly among the fish in the shallow lagoon, as opposed to in the swimming pool.   

Intrepid marine explorers will also love the Resort’s shark snorkel safaris, dolphin cruises, sunset fishing and Robinson Crusoe escapes; while adventure and sports lovers will relish soaring above the ocean on X-Jetblades or trying their hand at wake-boarding, tennis, parasailing and banana-boating.

After an action-packed day, wellness aficionados as young as 6 can catch a tiny dhoni (traditional Maldivian boat) to The Island Spa for marine-inspired spa treatments packed with oceanic wonders. Discover miracle shells, nourishing seaweeds, wobbly waterbed massages and yoga on land and at sea.

Children aged 4-12 seeking a more structured approach to their day will find all the entertainment they desire courtesy of Montessori-trained Kids’ Club Manager Lisa Rowland, whose daily program of complimentary activities includes crafts and cookery, spa sessions and scavenger hunts, beach games and garden fun. Under-4s are welcome when accompanied by an adult guardian or Resort babysitter.

In addition, a host of standard child-friendly extras await every child: goody bags; personalised treats and toiletries; child-size robes and slippers; complimentary meals for under-5s; and subsidised, tailored menus for 4-12 year-olds in all the restaurants. The Resort’s chefs happily cater to picky palates and will even accommodate early sittings for hungry little tummies.

Kids’ Club also organises extensive 2-week vacation programs during busy periods such as Christmas and Easter. During this time, the daily-changing schedule is supplemented by seasonal activities and entertainment from egg hunts to parties with Santa, as well as evening events including movie nights, theme nights, karaoke, treasure hunts, discos and s’mores under the stars. There is also a Kids’ Buffet Lunch in Cafe Huraa during the Easter and Festive holidays (USD 15 per child; complimentary for under 5 yrs).

“We base our kids’ activities on the understanding that if the kids are having fun, the parents are too,” concludes Randy. “And the best way to do that is to treat them like the ‘little grown ups’ they believe themselves to be. It also helps that Kuda Huraa is a small enough island for kids to feel right at home, yet big enough for those wanting peace and privacy to seek those all-important kiddie-free moments. It’s a win-win for everyone.”

Unwind in the Maldives with a Solo Traveller Rejuvenation Package

A 7-night single traveller stay at the Outrigger in Maldives with flights, now only £2785, a 30% saving 

The Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort has teamed up with Barefoot Traveller to offer a 7-night “Solo Traveller Luxury Rejuvenation Package.” The offer has been created for individuals seeking to rejuvenate body and soul in a luxurious, safe and serene setting with crystal clear blue water and soft sandy beaches.

The package includes accommodation in a 211 sqm beach villa with private pool, breakfast and dinner (half board), a range of watersports, free use of hydro pool and steam room, sunrise and sunset daily yoga sessions, free non-motorized water sports such as kayaking, paddle boarding, pedal boat and snorkelling, and a 20% reduction on pre-booked luxury spa sessions.

The 7-night stay at the Outrigger starts from £2785 (down from £3895 – a 30% saving).

The price includes flights from London Heathrow and is valid for travel up to 31 March 2018 (except peak periods), with bookings open until 30 September 2017.

Guests can upgrade their meal plan to full board (three meals a day) for 7 nights for £295, or go all-inclusive (including beverages) for 7 nights from £495 (down from £850).

“Single holidays is one of the fastest growing segments in UK,” says Mark Delpachitra, General Manager of Barefoot Traveller. “Many single holidaymakers are working, widowed or single females. That’s why we have chosen destinations such as the Maldives where you can indulge in well-earned rejuvenation to undo the stresses from your busy work life or challenges at home.”

Full details of The Solo Traveller Luxury Rejuvenation Package are available here. Or call 020 8741 4319. Email: [email protected]

Summer deals at Sun Siyam Resorts

With the array of attractive offers we have at Sun Siyam Resorts, it is the perfect time to plan your summer escape to the Maldives.

40% Off selected rooms at Olhuveli Beach & Spa Maldives!

Olhuveli Beach & Spa Maldives
Olhuveli Beach & Spa Maldives

Terms & Conditions:

  • Book before 31st July 2017
  • Stay dates: Now till 31st October 2017
  • Valid for Deluxe Rooms, Beach Villa, Grand Deluxe & Grand Beach Villa with Pool
  • Discounted return transfer for adults and free transfer for kids
  • Complimentary in Villa Wi-Fi
  • Kids stay, eat and play for free (under 12 years old)
  • Promo code: DIS_RT

10% Discount on Seaplane transfers at Sun Aqua Vilu Reef Maldives!

Sun Aqua Vilu Reef Maldives
Sun Aqua Vilu Reef Maldives

Terms & Conditions:

  • Book before 31st August 2017
  • Stay dates: Now till 31st August 2017
  • Discount is applicable for all pax including children
  • Complimentary in Villa Wi-Fi
  • Promo code: TRF_DIS

Meal Upgrade Offer at Sun Aqua Vilu Reef Maldives!

Book on Half Board and get a complimentary meal plan upgrade to Full Board

Terms & Conditions:

  • Book before 31st October 2017
  • Stay dates: Now till 31st October 2017
  • Offer applicable for all occupants
  • Complimentary in Villa Wi-Fi
  • Promo code: HB=FB

10% Discount on Seaplane transfers at The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives!

The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives
The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives

Terms & Conditions:

  • Book before 31st August 2017
  • Stay dates: Now till 31st August 2017
  • Discount is applicable for all pax including children
  • Complimentary in Villa Wi-Fi
  • Promo code: TRF_DIS

Complimentary Meal Plan Upgrades at The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives!

Book on Bed & Breakfast – Free Dinner on us!
Book on Half Board – Free Lunch on us!
Book on Full Board – Free upgrade to All Inclusive on us!

Terms & Conditions:

  • Book before 30th September 2017
  • Stay dates: Now till 30th September 2017
  • Complimentary in Villa Wi-Fi
  • Half Board meal plan includes daily breakfast and dinner/Full Board meal plan includes daily breakfast, lunch and dinner/ All Inclusive meal plan includes daily breakfast, lunch, dinner and selected beverages
  • Split stays on both land and water categories must be booked on the same meal plan basis throughout the stay.
  • Dinner ONLY at Iru Restaurant. Food credit of USD 45.00 per person per night is applicable for payable bookings on half board & full board during dinner when dining at other outlets
  • Lunch to be served from the set menu at Trio, Islander’s Grill, Bamboo, and Fluid.
  • Promo code: IRU_MPUPG

20% Off on stay with All Inclusive Upgrade at The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives!

Book on Full Board and get 20% off for the entire stay with complimentary All Inclusive upgrade.

Terms & Conditions:

  • Book before 31st July 2017
  • Stay dates: Now till 31st October 2017
  • Discount is applicable on Full Board Room Rate Only
  • Promo code: AI20

Please contact Sun Siyam Resorts for more information on the offers. We have more good news, some offers are combinable, so please reach out to us.

About Sun Siyam Resorts

A collection of hotel & resort brands born from the inspiration of Mr. Ahmed Siyam Mohamed. Led by his passion for creating a difference in the Maldives tourism industry that transforms the luxury hospitality experience. Sun Siyam Resorts has an esteemed portfolio of boutique luxury resorts operating in the Maldives and Sri Lanka, including:

The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives
Olhuveli Beach & Spa Maldives
Sun Aqua Vilu Reef Maldives
Sun Aqua Pasikudah, Sri Lanka

For more information: www.sunsiyam.com