10 Best Family Hotels near Male Airport 2021

Most Popular Family Resorts Accessible by Speedboat from Male Airport


July, 2021

Families with children may feel out of place at many Maldives luxury resorts, where the atmosphere is pin-drop quiet and overwhelmingly catered towards couples there to celebrate a honeymoon or landmark anniversary.

Luckily, these hotels occupy a family-friendly middle ground offering some of the best options for families, including spacious family suites, food and child-friendly amenities and services such as supervised kids’ clubs and separate swimming pools. The family resorts that are closest to Malé are most blissful family holiday a parents could ever dream of.

As a parent it’s always a bit daunting booking a holiday with small children, but let us take the headache out of it, here are our 10 best kid-friendl resort options near Male Airport.

1 OZEN Reserve Bolifushi - A Luxury All-Inclusive Resort

OZEN Reserve Bolifushi - A Luxury All-Inclusive Resort (ex Jumeirah Vittaveli)
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Best Experience:  All Inclusive, Couples and Family, Diving, house reef snorkeling

OZEN Reserve Bolifushi - A Luxury All-Inclusive Resort is a beautiful island ideal for couples and families looking for hassle-free holiday experience in the Maldives. Expansive white beaches and turquoise waters are just 20 minutes by speedboat from Male airport, with a 24-hour butler service, private pools in each villa and spacious rooms, OZEN Reserve is truly a luxe escape. Surrounded by a gorgeous natural reef and turquoise waters, the private island resort exudes elegance, style, and timeless sophistication. From fabulous overwater villas with slides to exotic fine dining and ice skating by the beach, every experience is meticulously crafted to indulge you with an unforgettable getaway.

OZEN Reserve Bolifushi has been designed to be attractive to couples, as usual, and also groups and families. As well as very large rooms, the resort' kids club 'Kuda Koli' and a teen’s club, both with very good programs of well thought-out activities and events for whole the family. The watersports centre will play a part in this too, as it is stocked with the latest and greatest stuff for fun on water. Read Full Review

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2 Meeru Island Resort & Spa

Meeru Island Resort & Spa
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Best Experience:   Family, All Inclusive, Activities, for Couples, Value

Every year, Meeru Island Resort is possible satisfies more people than any other hotel. With 286 rooms and suites, including 106 water villas, the Meeru Island Resort is one of the Maldives' largest 4-star All inclusive resorts, and it has more overwater rooms than any other resort in the Maldives. The island is always full and after people have visited here, very often they come back again and again. The island is attractive for all ages: families have their own corner of the island, and couples have their own, hence there are two separate swimming pools, two buffet restaurants, and 2 spas. As a top rated Maldives' family resort, Meeru not only offers a family plan for an affordable holiday, but also fun facilities for children and teens. Families with children are offered to settle around the authentic center, where they will have The Komas Kid's Club, Dhoni bar and a swimming pool (with children's pool and daily water polo), Kakuni bar, café and the main Farivalhu buffet restaurant capable of satisfying the tastes and appetites of many families.  Read Full Review

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3 Bandos Maldives

Bandos Maldives
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Best Experience:  for family, Activities, house reef snorkeling

Perfect for your romantic getaway or family vacation, Bandos Maldives offers 250 rooms in 6 categories on a beautiful island only 15 minutes by boat from Male airport. Recently completely renovated, Bandos is known as one of the best resorts for family holidays in the Maldives and you can safely relax while your kid is keenly spending time with friends around professional caregivers who have many exciting children's programs and entertainment.We do not recommend you the island if you want a romantic holiday in a quiet place. Bandos is ideal for families with children and is peppered with a large number of games and animations including a full-time babysitter, a children's playground, two children's pools and a large selection of activities that can be practiced. In Bandos, where rest is the king, kids can not be bored. Read Full Review

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4 Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort

Jumeirah Vittaveli
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Best Experience:  for family, activities

With some of the most spacious, luxury villas in the Maldives, a superb kids club, a huge choice of activities and just a 35-minute speedboat ride from Velana (Male) International Airport, Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort is a picture-perfect setting for your next tropical beach holiday with the family. With an excellent selection of spacious villas perfectly positioned to catch the sunrise or sunset, on the beach and over the water, or even with a private plunge pool – there is something to appeal to all families. From the moment you arrive at the resort's jetty, little ones will be ooh-ing and aah-ing in wonder as they peer into the crystal-clear waters to spy puffer fish, sting rays and baby reef sharks. With eight dining options each with a tasty children's menu, families are sure to find something to please even the fussiest of eaters. And they will be wide-eyed with delight as they discover the endless choice of activities, adventures and excursions that await!  Read Full Review

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5 Kuda Villingili Resort Maldives

Kuda Villingili Resort Maldives
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Best Experience:  for couples, families, groups, beach club, activities, diving

Kuda Villingili Resort Maldives is a newest luxury island retreat located in North Male atoll, a short speedboat ride from Velana International airport. With a chic Beach Club this mixed-use 5-star property features the Maldives redefined where time and space matter. With four different accommodation types including beach and water pool villas, and luxurious penthouses, Kudavillingili is a unique, experience-driven concept to connect with your loved ones, make up for the time lost, strengthen friendships and create new ones in this slice of paradise.

This spectacular resort providing prime access to one of the world’s best surfing spots - ‘Chickens’ - as well as a host of daily activities and nightly entertainment such as lobster & champagne nights and sunset DJ sessions. Whether you are a solo traveller, a couple, a family or traveling in a group, this idyllic haven perfectly balances a sense of togetherness and inclusivity with utter privacy, safe and independence. Read Full Review

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6 Hard Rock Hotel Maldives

Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa
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Best Experience:  Families, Activities, Shopping, Dining, Entertainment

The resort is a part of Emboodhoo Lagoon, the country's first integrated resort destination – which means you can walk to nearby entertainment, dining and shopping at The Marina @ CROSSROADS. The iconic brand of Hard Rock offers an all-access pass to diving opportunities, a soothing Body Rock spa and a stretch of soft beach. Vivid colours help the exotic surrounds flow inside modern interiors (complete with the ever-present memorabilia). Some rooms can be found inside bright white cubes on the beach while other villas jut out over the sea and offer direct access to the lagoon.

Traveling to the Maldives with kids is easy with Hard Rock’s Roxity Kids’ Club® and Teen Spirit®. Kids will love hanging with the coolest crew around, the Roxtars—colorful, music-inspired characters that will keep them entertained so you can shop, eat, sleep, or relax. Kids get an all-access pass to pre-designed, 1 or 2-hour jam sessions. Parents can send their kids to one or all jam sessions for the day. Read Full Review

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7 Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi

OZEN by Atmosphere at Maadhoo - A Luxury All-Inclusive Resort
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Best Experience:     Couples, Family, Beaches, spa, gourmet dining, activities

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi is an exclusive 5-star resort that's bringing a “next level” to the luxury holiday experience in the Maldives. Opened July 1st 2019, the 5-star resort raises the bar in modern luxury travel catering to the individual needs of its discerning guests.

Spanning across three islands in the South Male Atoll, the breathtaking new resort is surrounded by a crystal clear water lagoon, which will play home to spectacular underwater life. Meaning “Pearl” in Dhivehi the resort will offer global travellers 138 luxuriously appointed villas in an inspirational setting, complemented by the iconic True Waldorf Service experience. Additionally, the resort will feature 10 truly unique dining experiences, including an unforgettable treetop restaurant boasting stunning views. An exclusive yet serene Spa and Wellness Centre, a wide array of water sports as well as extensive facilities for junior guests will also feature within the new Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi. Read Full Review

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8 Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa

Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa
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Best Experience:  couples, family, beach, spa

Featuring elegantly planned and luxuriously furnished rooms, Sheraton Maldives Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa is an affordable 5-star family getaway in 15 minutes by boat from Male airport. Welcome to paradise. With everything you might expect from your sun soaked holiday to the Indian Ocean, the newly renovated Sheraton Maldives is positively picturesque and surrounded by calm blue seas. The world renowned brand is not quite as natural a fit for the Maldives as W but it exudes a solid affluence and makes a guest feel special on the small island with a rustic atmosphere. Read Full Review

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9  Paradise Island Resort & Spa

 Paradise Island Resort & Spa
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Best Experience:  family, All Inclusive, Value, beach, activities

One of the largest in the Maldives, Paradise Island Resort & Spa is a popular resort. The island is just 15 minutes by speedboat from Male airport, it is very friendly, and there is a lot of activity. Add sunlight, white beaches and turquoise waters and you have all the makings of a fun holiday. However, the resort is far from the perfect paradise islands with beaches and reefes, that first come to mind when you think of the Maldives. This hotel with 282 rooms, located at the top of the middle level is one of the largest in the Maldives. Inconsistent service, aging rooms, and extra fees for snorkel gear and Wi-Fi may leave some with a sour taste in their mouths. Read Full Review

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10 Kurumba Maldives

kurumba Maldives
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Best Experience:  Couples, Families, Value, Beach, All-Inclusive

The multiple award-winning resort, the pioneer of the Maldives tourism industry, Kurumba Maldives is proud to announce they have been recognised as 2017’s Best Luxury Family Beach Resort in the world by the World Luxury Hotel Awards. Kurumba was the very first private island resort in the Maldives when it opened its doors in 1972 in the Indian Ocean archipelago of the Maldives, celebrates its 45th Anniversary this year. Kurumba began with 30 huts built of coral and thatched with coconut leaves; the resort is set on a tropical island in the North Malé Atoll, conveniently situated a brief 10-minute speedboat transfer from the airport. Today, the resort offers an array of eight styles of accommodation, ranging from comfortable Superior rooms to the spacious Royal Residence, spread among the island’s lush tropical gardens with easy access to the beach. With eight different restaurants and four bars to choose from. Kurumba Maldives will charm you with its unparallel choice of a dining experience and a wide range of recreation activities and entertainment. All while maintaining idyllic spaces of relaxation to create the perfect balance for a holiday in paradise, perfect for honeymooners and family alike. Read Full Review

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