The Maldives has always been known as an idyllic romantic destination for couples. It still is, but what’s changed is that now more resorts have evolved, catering for the discerning family that also wants to appreciate a luxury island retreat, year round sunshine, top dive sites, watersports and a safe environment.
The Maldives offers the perfect destination to escape from the stresses of modern life, without having to forgo any creature comforts. With a myriad of tiny islands and atolls scattered in the Indian Ocean, the azure waters of the lagoons and swaying palm trees lining the beach, the Maldives fulfils most travellers’ image of a tropical paradise.
For families the good news is, that they too, can now choose from a range of luxury family-friendly island resorts. So whether you prefer a laid-back, bare foot luxury island or a larger resort offering an array of facilities, there’s sure to be a perfect Maldives retreat for you, that will ensure plenty of entertainment for the children without compromising on the luxurious surrounds and facilities for parents.
To find the ideal island resort for your family, its worth speaking to an independent travel agent that specialises in luxury family holidays to the Maldives. They will be able to offer expert honest reviews and unbiased suggestions to enable you to find the best itinerary for you.
It’s also certainly worth considering when booking, especially with babies and toddlers to ask for direct flights and also to request resorts with shorter transfer times that can be preferably accessed by speedboat or seaplane. Also if you have any specific resort requirements including family accommodation requests, kids clubs or ‘All Inclusive’ packages, then let your family holiday specialist know at time of enquiry, as this will help them research and deliver the perfect family holiday for you without compromise.
Some of the leading luxury family-friendly resorts in the Maldives include:
One & Only Reethi Rah
The all-villa accommodation, combined with the natural beauty of the island and the enriching variety of activities on offer, allows ample opportunity for families to play together, as well as for individual moments of quiet and calm. Duplex Villas, suitable for accommodating up to three children, provide the perfect family accommodation, as do the spacious Grand beach Villas with private pool. One&Only’s signature KidsOnly programme and teen activities are carefully tailored, providing children ages 4 to 11 and teens 12 to 17 with an exciting roster of activities and facilities. Under the expert care of a team of dedicated, fully-certified counsellors, children can also enjoy their own section of the resort with separate dining facilities, a clubhouse and a swimming pool.
Kuramathi Island Resort
The Kuoni exclusive property offers an idyllic spot in the North Ari Atoll and an excellent option for families looking for a larger resort and All Inclusive packages. The kids’ club Bageecha offers two play areas, an entertainment room and a plethora of outdoor activities, including guided snorkelling and marine life trips. Evening pastimes include movie nights, mini discos and night walks. Aqua Sports & Fun offers a range of exciting watersports for teenagers and adults; try your hand at windsurfing, diving and waterskiing or explore the lagoon at your own pace in a kayak.
The resort is set within a breathtaking island and offers the highest quality of service with a relaxed family – friendly atmosphere.
This resort really is a paradise for kids. For younger guests, the kids’ club provides a range of organised games and engaging activities and for those travelling with babies, there are a range of amenities available on request including, infant purees, babysitters, baby cots, high chairs, bottle sterilizers and other equipment.
For those families looking for a little more activity then be enticed by the warm clear waters that surround you and take advantage of the range of outdoor activities including scuba diving, water-skiing, and canoeing.