Family first: Discover why Maldives should be your next family destination

Maldives Family Guide


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January, 2023

The Maldives is great place for family holidays. Maldives clean, safe beaches are perfect for a toddler’s first holiday, with their shallow waters and family facilities. Meanwhile, older kids and teenagers can banish boredom by scuba diving, snorkelling, and water sports around the crystal clear, warm waters. And Maldives family friendly resorts, indulgent spas, pleasant climate, crowd-pleasing food make this destination perfect for a multigenerational trip, too.

For families seeking a more playful experience, Maldives offers a full range of activities and emotions for both the more and less active travelers. Here’s how to make memories with the whole family on this sunny island nation.

For families with young children

beach games for kids in maldives

The Maldives is warm and sunny year-round with around 300 days of sunshine per year. For holidays with little ones in tow, this means sun-soaked days on the beach at family-friendly resorts or on a local islands. Young children can also have fun at Kids club.

The most of kids clubs in Maldives welcoming kids from 4 to 12 years of age and offers a wide selection of indoor and outdoor playgrounds and activities, a kids’ menus at restaurants, pools to allow parents to fully enjoy their time at the resort while a trained staff will entertain the kids and cater to their individual needs.

If you’re planning to the Maldives with kids, and are worried there may not be enough for them to do, look no further than the PADI Bubblemaker Experience. Bubbles are always a hit with children and if they are aged 8+ they can enjoy an adventure they will never forget as they try diving in the lagoon amongst fish and maybe even turtles.

With picture perfect beaches, turquoise waters, lush tropical surroundings and luxurious villas, the Maldives is an amazing location to take fantastic photos with your childrens.

Looking for a family vacation with the beach accommodation in Maldives? You can choose between beach pool villas, beach houses and luxurious beach residences. These villas in Maldives offer you a holiday experience with unique designs, luxury amenities, sense of privacy, and the added feature of doors opening to the beach with a pool to soak in. The plus factors are convincing: complete privacy, freedom of movement, and a spacious living environment that especially children lack.

The spectacular luxury kids friendly resorts take ‘ocean view’ to another level, and if you’ve added “stay in an over-water villa” to your travel bucket list , but you still don’t want to leave the kids at home - don’t panic: there are over-water family accommodation options out there!

The choice is almost endless, but by prioritising family resorts you can filter out the islands that do not have family rooms, amenities and facilities.

For families with teenagers

adventure holidays in the Maldives

As a growing watersports hub, Maldives is great for adventure holidays with teenagers. With the warm sea all year round, crystal clear waters, and postcard-worthy beaches framed by palm trees, older kids hardly need any extra entertainment on holiday in Maldives.

The fun is readily available in the form of diving, guided snorkeling excursions, kitesurfing, surfing, jet ski safari, traditional sunset fishing, parasailing, kayaking and sailing among others. Families with teens can use SUP or sea kayak all the way to explore sandbanks and lagoons. And for an unforgettable memories, do not miss a dolphins sunset cruise.

The Maldives resorts are home to a some floating water parks to date. Think slippery slides, fun parkours, loads of obstacles, water trampolines, climbing walls and rafts, this fun water experience will keep childrens entertained.

An over-water villa in the Maldives with its very own slide, of course, to plunge straight from the room into the sparkling waters of the Indian Ocean! The wateк slide can keep your busy, happy, and active all holiday, especially fun with children. Learn more where to find an water villa with slide in the Maldives.

Back on land, how about give your best serve or keep up with your own routine in a game of singles or double tennis. Experience adrenaline rushes on an international standard football or futsal fields. As the hotel’s centrepiece and icon, swimming pools are the perfect spot for lazy days, pool parties or for unwinding after a day out exploring. Each of Maldives resort has air-conditioned fitness centre or gym with ocean vistas and some with tropical views amidst lush gardens. For older children, some resorts have a games rooms with TVs and a pool tables. Wellness and Spa facilities offer a holistic approach to whole family wellbeing holiday in the Maldives. The tailor-made programmes encompass yoga, healthy cuisine, spa, movement, and mindfulness.

Make Maldives your classroom and learn more about oceans and marine life with marine biologist at your resort.

All that activity is bound to work up some appetites. The best Maldives resorts keep up the pulse of this sporting inclinations and now the rare resort does not serve its more energetic guests with a delicious and healthy food.

Ever wonder if you can eat while you’re underwater? Surprise your children with a visit to an underwater restaurant. Underwater restaurants in Maldives are the most unique dining experiences in the world, and your child will show off to friends he ate with the fishes.

For multigenerational holidays

ideal destination for a group vacation

With its turquoise blue waters, tropical islands and dreamy-beaches, the Maldives is ideal destination for a group vacation. Holidays with the whole, extended family – from aunties and uncles to in-laws, and grandparents to new babies – are getting more popular there. Travel brings people together and strengthens relationships in a way. Laid-back Maldives is a relaxing choice for a trip like this, with its 1,192 coral islands grouped by a double chain of 26 atolls, and small capital city, Male, and activities and experiences for all ages and levels of mobility.

The capital of the Maldives, Malé is the throbbing, mercantile heart of the nation, a densely crowded and extraordinary place, known mainly for that which contrasts sharply with the laid-back way of life in other parts of the country. Take the whole family on a tour, a historic ride around the capital, to see the real Maldives away from a reasort's buffet and an infinity pool.

If you are to spend a day, or part of the day in the capital Male’ City, a dive with Whale Submarine could be an excellent opportunity, especially for non-divers, to visit the mysterious depths of the ocean to explore the underwater world.

If You are in search of a more authentic piece of tropical paradise where Muslim culture sits side by side with mocktails, watersports and engaging encounters with local people head to a local islands to get unique access to the real Maldives experience.

Experience the Maldives Best Vacations on board your Luxury private yacht! Whether your family wants to cruise, explore, snorkel, dive, surf, fish or do it all, cruising the atolls is the best way to enjoy and discover this amazing island nation above and under water.

If scuba diving is a family affair, a liveaboard is the best choice to discover the underwater wonders of the Maldives. Be sure, diving safari opens up a whole new world of aqua adventures.

Hanifaru Bay is a unique marine reserve in the UNESCO Baa Atoll Biosphere reserve for people who love snorkeling with manta rays and whale sharks.

No matter which resort you pick for your family holiday in Maldives, you’ll get an absolutely amazing time. But there is a small detail that should definitely be on your bucket list when narrowing down your choices: a sandbank! If You book a seaplane transfer You’ll see a few ones while the air jorney on your way from Male.

Looking for immersive and sustainable travel options? The Maldives is one of the best ecotourism destinations for families. If your family loves to travel but you worry about the environmental, social and economic effect of doing so, learn more how to take a more sustainable approach to your Maldives trip.

From culinary classes, to beach cinema, to kids yoga lessons designed for childrens, there are a wide array of opportunities to experience romantic moments on vacation for the whole family!

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