10 Best Ari Atoll Family Hotels 2023
Most Popular Family Resorts in Ari Atoll
Updated September, 2023
The first visitors to the Maldives remember the archipelago, as a destination for couples and newlyweds. Children were a surprise, and were usually not welcomed and in some resorts they were even banned. It was an unwritten rule not to bring screaming children with you, so as not to destroy this perfect paradise.
Today, the situation is changing, and hotels competing for loyal guests and customer loyalty, want to serve the same couples who now have children. After all, serving a growing family, not just two adults, now seems like a smart business move.
You will find here the best resorts of Ari Atoll, which offer amenities and facilities for young guests, including family accommodation, children's clubs, kid's food menu, swimming pools and nannies, with all the necessary information.
MALDIVES RESORT Packages, Offers & Promotions
- Nova Maldives: 52% off on all meal plans and room types.
- Cora Cora Maldives - 40% OFF, in Premium Inclusions & flexibility
- Hideaway Beach Resort - BOOK DIRECT – 25% OFF
- Anantara Maldives - UP to 35% OFF, Anantara’s special offers
- OZEN COLLECTION - Save 25% on Luxury All Inclusive Plan
- Crown & Champa Resorts Special offers: Up to 30% OFF for stays from now into 2024
- Constance Maldives - UP to 45% OFF, for stays until 29th Sep 2023
- Baros Maldives: 41% off - Special Offer with airport transfers, HB included
- Milaidhoo Island, Baa atoll - 41% OFF (B&B)
- Kuramathi SUPER SAVER: 45% OFF All Meals Included
- Adaaran resorts: - SECRET DEAL OFFER – EXTRA 10%
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Best Experience: Family, Beach, Diving, Spa
With one of the longest water villa jetties, luxurious facilities for families and 5-star diving, Constance Halaveli has everything you would expect from a luxury resort in the Maldives. With a shape of a curved dhoni (a traditional Maldivian boat), where white sandy beaches in combination with turquoise water, perfectly contrast with the emerald of green vegetation, the resort elegantly drifts in North Ari Atoll. For a luxury family escape, Constance Halaveli is one of the best. Even the natural environment, with its gently sloping lagoon and wide beaches, will suit little ones. The “Kuda Club” welcomes children aged from 4 to 12 years with age-related activities, both outdoor and indoor.
For accommodation, there are Family Beach Villas (great for younger families, with a kids' bunk room) and Double Storey Beach Villas with 2 bedrooms. The large space between the villas ensures privacy and quiet, optimal to feel lonely in this world. Facilities, of course, a maximum, and should also be noted Ipod and Imac docks, wi-fi READ FULL REVIEWCheck Availability and Prices
Best Experience: Couples, Family, Beach, Diving, House Reef Snorkeling
Strips of pristine beaches, world-class diving, fine dining and knockout spa, Kuramathi Maldives is rated one of the best hotels in the Maldives and with good reason. Kuramathi is one of the Maldives' most popular resorts and it's perfect if you're looking for variety alongside relaxation. Here, pathways weave through lush foliage, leading to the excellent facilities that are dotted around this large island. There are two oceanfront infinity pools plus a lagoon-style pool shaded by palm trees, and snorkelling on the stunning house reef is possible straight from the beach READ FULL REVIEWCheck Availability and Prices
Best Experience: for Couples, Family holiday, House Reef Snorkeling & Diving, Value, All Inclusive
With one of the best house reefs in the Maldives, the great strengths of Vilamendhoo have always been snorkeling and diving, and affordable accommodation. After a major renovation it was re-opened as a luxury resort than ever. And it says a lot. With 184 rooms, Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa is a luxury resort on a private island with a magnificent green and cozy landscape. The rooms are spacious and beautiful with furnishings from bright and playful to sober and chic. There are also Water Villas that grow from the pier at the western end. The resort boasts several swimming pools, restaurants, as well as sports fields, a spa (and much more) scattered throughout the island which is divided into the family and "adults only" areas. With a magnificent house reef and All Inclusive offering - it's a romantic, quiet choice for families and couples alike.
If the western half of Vilamendhoo is strictly "adults only", the eastern half is given to those who travel with children, which in general make up 5% of the total number of guests. The resourt has a family swimming pool with a bar and a playground for children. An additional plus, the hotel goes further offering a family package, which makes Vilamendhoo more affordable experience - kids receive huge discounts for living together with parents, full board meals or "all-inclusive plus", and even a seaplane transfer. READ FULL REVIEWCheck Availability and Prices
Best Experience for: Couples, Families, Swimming with Whale Sharks, spa, activities
Radisson Blu Resort Maldives is the first Radisson Blu resort in the Maldivian market. A fresh and contemporary resort in the Maldives, Radisson Blu offers a luxurious 'island home' for both couples and families. Featuring 128 exclusive villas, including family villas and a premium overwater villa, the new resort is set to strike a balance between stylish contemporary design and a truly Maldivian resort experience with breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean.
Blissful days on the beach turn into unforgettable nights thanks to our array of fine-dining restaurants, which serve both local and global cuisine. During your visit, enjoy world-class snorkeling and diving along with some of the best places on earth to see whale sharks. After a rejuvenating massage at our Blu Spa or a refreshing yoga session at the Yoga Pavilion, you can spend the afternoon with your family playing in the game room or exploring the world under the waves at our Dive and Water Sports Center. Use free Wi-Fi to upload photos of gorgeous sunsets, beautifully crafted seafood dishes, and your sandcastle creations to share with friends and family. READ FULL REVIEWCheck Availability and Prices
Best Experience: for Families, House Reef Snorkeling, All Inclusive
Today, Lily Beach Resort and Spa ranks among the leading resorts in the country with Premium All Inclusive, which was the result of an excellent redesign and reconstruction of the hotel. Reopened in 2009 as a 5-star resort, Lily Beach is a romantic place for a family holiday with All Inclusive that includes food, drinks and various activities. The stylish and spacious rooms have open air bathrooms with hydromassage baths, outdoor terraces with direct access to the ocean or to the beach, as well as other facilities: from sunscreen and quality toiletries to the packed mini bars and large flat-screen TVs. The resort's family facilities include a kid's buffet in the restaurant, a swimming pool and a game club. Active guests can enjoy land and water sports, while couples have many romantic options and places to seclude. READ FULL REVIEWCheck Availability and Prices
Best Experience for: House reef snorkeling, All lnclusive, couples, families, activities
When we talk about best Maldives resorts, Nova tops them all since it first opened its doors in 2022. With an amazing house reef, clear turquoise water, pearly white beaches and lush green palm trees, Nova Maldives is a postcard-perfect paradise. An idyllic retreat for breathtaking views and eco-friendly luxury, Vakarufalhi island is made up of 76 sleek beach and water villas (some have pools if they fit your budget), five dining options serving delicious dishes, over-water spa, an infinity pool and an impressive list of activities. Whether you prefer relaxing on a pristine beach, DJs partying or explore the vibrant marine life, Nova Maldives offers a myriad of experiences at one tropical destination that will make your stay an unforgettable one. READ FULL REVIEWCheck Availability and Prices
Best Experience: Couples, Family holiday, Over-Water Vollas, Spa, All Inclusive, swimming with whale sharks
Given the need for the Maldives in the 5-star family premium all inclusive hotels, Centara built one from scratch in South Ari atoll (dismantling what used to be Machchafushi). Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa is a perfect match for honeymooners, families and groups on incentives trips, and has a reputation for hosting renewal of vows on its idyllic sandy beach surrounded by lazy palms and sparkling azure waters. The hotel does not look like a typical Maldivian resort, but it works brilliantly. Today, Centara Grand competes on an equal footing with Lily Beach and slightly behind Constance Moofushi.
The Centara has a variety of facilities awaits adults and younger guests, and the latter will enjoy a children’s pool and the Kids’ Club with supervised Camp Safari for the youngsters and E-Zone entertainment zone for those in their teens. The resort has an attractive beach pool with a shallow children's section, a beautiful but expensive Thai Cenvaree SPA (guests receive a daily $ 100 resort credit that buys a 30-minute massage) and a fitness center overlooking the ocean, built on stilts over the lagoon. Guests can snorkel right next to the beach on the beautiful reef house, and the nearest site offers interesting rack-diving. A children's club with a playground is provided for free, and the games room offers snooker, billiards, ping-pong and table hockey. Other offers include beach volleyball, a tennis court, a souvenir shop and emergency medical services out from the crowd. READ FULL REVIEWCheck Availability and Prices
Best Experience: Couples, Family, Value, Beach, Diving, Dining, Whale Shark Watching, All Inclusive
LUX Resorts & Hotels has introduced new developments for LUX * South Ari Atoll after its reopening in late 2016. Cutting-edge designer villas and world-class dining can be found only a 30-minute seaplane flight away from Malé International Airport, making LUX* South Ari Atoll one of the most exciting resorts in the Maldives. With 187 private villas dotted at the water's edge along four kilometres of powder fine beach or perched on stilts above a crystal clear lagoon, these spacious pavilions and villas bring an entirely original vibe of coastal, beach house chic to the Maldives. Excellent eating and drinking is always a cut above the rest at LUX*, and at LUX* South Ari Atoll, there is authentic South East Asian street food in the Maldives' only over-the-water gourmet night market and world-class Chinese cuisine at East, along with the Japanese restaurant Umami, which offers live teppanyaki and dazzling selection of sakés. While the resort has a PADI-certified dive centre, two infinity pools, a floodlit tennis court, a fitness centre and a renowned spa.
Kid's club "PLAY" welcomes children aged 3 to 12 years and offers to explore an array of the wonders and delights of island life. Under the supervision of a team of highly qualified and enthusiastic teachers, children are instilled with love for incredible nature and local culture, and there are a number of fascinating programs for sports and outdoor activities. From art classes and treasure hunt, to interesting and informative tennis lessons "Teddy", PLAY is the main children's playground on the island. Beach Pavilions are superb for families with their island chic décor and internal doors that interconnect two pavilions. For families looking for a bit more space, the Family Lagoon Villas are perfect with two spacious bedrooms, sleeping up to six people. READ FULL REVIEWCheck Availability and Prices
Best Experience: family, activities, diving, snorkeling with whale sharks
Sun Island Resort And Spa is located in luxurious surroundings of South Ari Atoll. It is not everyone’s cup of tea and parts could do with some modernisation but for a moderately priced, sporting, entertaining and easy holiday with a good beach and lagoon, this is a world of breathtaking possibility, where adventure and relaxation are equally within reach. No other resort does it quite like Sun Island. With a relatively large island and a long list of dining and recreational facilities, Sun Island Resort is ideal for active groups on a budget, but probably less than ideal for honeymoons or those in search of a secluded romantic holiday. The 462-room Sun Island Resort and Spa is the largest in the Maldives. It's also among the cheapest, especially for the overwater rooms, so if price is a major factor then this resort offers good value. There are five bars, a 24-hour coffee shop, and five restaurants, including three specialty dining spots on the island. Meal and drink plans are available, though they have many restrictions. Catering to many large tour groups and families, the all-inclusive plans here are the most popular. There are also tons of land and water activities, a PADI dive shop, kid-friendly facilities, a massive pool, and lovely spa. Beach areas are perfect for shallow snorkeling and sunbathing READ FULL REVIEWCheck Availability and Prices
Best Experience: for Couples, for Families, Beaches, Spa, Gourmet Dining
This luxurious and sophisticated Maldivian resort is located on two idyllic islands combining the best beaches and over-water accommodation, both with dense vegetation and palm trees that create a natural tropical paradise. Suitable for couples and families alike, Conrad is all about glamorous splendor in a luxury setting with some of the most exciting underwater adventures in the Maldives. The two private islands connected by a 500m bridge and both are designed for true enjoyment. A wine and dine destination itself, Conrad Maldives is a true epicurean experience with a choice of 12 restaurants and bars, including Ithaa, the world's first all glass underwater restaurant. On a delicate theme - what to do in Conrad Maldives - guests do not have a headache, every day is filled with fun activities and busy with exciting entertainments. Conrad Maldives Rangali Island has many excellent facilities to offer including a fully equipped gym, a spa, infinity pool, eight restaurants, three bars, a library, yoga, PADI dive centre, water sports centre, and a Kid's Club. Located in the South Ari Atoll, Conrad Rangali is accessible by a 30-minute seaplane flight or a short domestic flight to a nearby island, followed by speedboat transfer. READ FULL REVIEW
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