The Maldives is actually an excellent location for family travel. With several outdoor activities on offer, delicious food to please even the pickiest eater, and islands small enough that you don’t need to worry about wandering children, this cluster of tropical islands is a parent’s heaven. As if that weren’t enough, there are some islands which are better suited for young travellers and are geared towards catering to your little one. Here are the best resorts in the Maldives with the amazing facilities for children that are guaranteed to make your holiday more enjoyable.
At a glance:
? Kids’ club open from 8am – 8pm (for ages 4 – 12)
? Outdoor splash pool with slides for kids
? Babysitting available upon request
? Kids stay and eat free
Holiday Inn Resorts across the world are well known for their family-friendly ethos, and their property in the Maldives is no different. Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives is perfect for your family holiday. Not only do they have a kids’ club that is open for 12 hours every day, but the hotel also goes the extra mile and has a ‘stay and eat free’ policy for kids below the age of 12. The Kandoo Kids Club is a fun zone for young ones to be kept entertained while you get a moment to relax. The club has a variety of activities, and kids can choose from arts and crafts, a library, a gaming zone, and even a splash pool where kids are always under supervision.
Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives is perfect for family holidays.
At a glance:
? Kids’ club open daily from 9am – 5pm (for ages 4 – 12)
? Babysitting available with 24hrs notice
? Provision of kids’ beach amenities
? Enriching excursions for kids
The Four Seasons at Kuda Huraa is the perfect example of how a five-star resort can be plush and luxurious, while not being cold and unfriendly towards kids. Kuda Huraa is actually anything but unwelcoming to young ones, in fact, they care so deeply about their young guests that kids get a free welcome gift on arrival! In line with this way of thinking, the resort has an excellent kids’ club called Kuda Mas, which translates to ‘small fish’, and it offers several activities for children that are fun, educational and culturally enriching. Some of the activities on offer include: cooking classes and mini spa days; turtle monitoring and coral reef-building; and even scavenger hunts. Trust us, once your kids go here, it will be a struggle to get them back to spend time with you!
Offering entertaining activities for kids, the Four Seasons Resort at Kuda Huraa is a great place for a fun family getaway.
At a glance:
? Kids’ Club open daily from 9am – 6pm (for ages 3 -12)
? Babysitting services available with 24hrs notice
? Kids’ pool adjoining the main pool and offers kids’ snorkelling classes
The Conrad Maldives is renowned for being home to the world’s first underwater restaurant- which is definitely a must during your stay here- but apart from that, the resort is an excellent place for family travel. If you want to indulge yourself in some kid-free time, whether it be for a yoga class or a spa treatment, the Conrad Maldives has the wonderful MAJAA Explorers Hub which ensures your little ones enjoy their holiday as much as you do. The kids’ club is staffed with a well experienced and enthusiastic team that will guide your little one through fun island excursions, from marine adventures to culinary workshops. The activities are so exciting that you may want to join the MAJAA fun!
With an exciting kid's club and plenty of activities, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is ideal if you are holidaying with youngsters.
At a glance:
? Two kids’ clubs open daily between 9am – 7pm ; PLAY (for ages 3 – 12) and Studio 17 (for ages 12 -17)
? Babysitting available when requested
? All-you-can-eat ice cream at afternoon tea
As its name suggests, LUX* is nothing but luxurious. Set on the stunning island of Dhidhoofinolhu, this resort boasts 8 restaurants, 5 bars, 193 private villas, an outdoor cinema and 2 kids clubs. LUX* focuses on the little details, which is why they have two clubs for children; PLAY for the younger kids and Studio 17 for teens to mingle with other teenagers on the island. Along with usual island activities on offer, at Lux*, kids can try out a variety of educational experiences like ‘Teddy Tennis’ lessons. The resort even offers exciting excursions for the whole family- so don’t worry, you won’t lose your children to the kids’ club. Try the whale shark experience where you go with the resident marine biologist to spot the world’s biggest fish!
LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas is perfect for a luxurious and thrilling holiday for the whole family.
These excellent facilities for children will certainly enhance your holiday experience. It’s a win-win situation because you will get to indulge in some much needed R&R, while your kids will be entertained by these amazing facilities. The only downside- although it’s a nonissue- is that it might be a struggle for the kids to let go of island life once the holiday is over!
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