5 Stunning Best Family Resorts in the Maldives 2020 – We visited the Maldives several times before having the children and it was absolute heaven! It used to be a place for honeymooners and be very much a quiet, relaxed beach holiday. That is no longer the case for some fabulous resorts though and they welcome and entertain the kids too! There are kids’ clubs aplenty with dedicated kids pools, waterparks and child friendly excursions such as a dolphin safari at these Maldives family holiday! Have a look at these 5 amazing family friendly Maldives resorts. This post contains affiliate links, please see my disclosure page for more info.
Dubbed the most family-friendly resort in the Maldives Kandima looks an amazing, modern and action packed place to stay in the Maldives with kids. Welcome to your very own cool and stylish retreat. Take in the perfect view of Kandima’s expansive lagoon above tree tops or just step away to the beach. Need more space? We have got six family sky studios connected by a lounge area are perfect for group of friends or families who wish to stay close together. Now that’s what we call home away from home!
Our little VIPs are just as important as our adult ones. Kandiland, Kandima Kids Club is run by a dedicated, multilingual team of fully certified child carers, and offers a daily programme jam-packed with fun and informative activities. The kids club is open from 8 in the morning until 8 at night. There’s a kids waterpark and climbing wall – it looks amazing!
Kuredu was the first ever resort we visited in the Maldives, albeit before the children came along. It lives long in my memory as one of my favourite holidays ever, and I would love to return and take the children.
From Kuredu’s website: It’s a big, big world, but rarely do you find a holiday destination where sparkling lagoons, exciting things to do and genuine hospitality come together to create such a fascinating country as the Maldives. You’re guaranteed to have a wonderful time regardless of which island you choose. However if you have children in tow, you will want to pick one that offers enough adventure to keep the kids entertained while giving you zero hassle (no rushing cars, kids pool by the bar, playground next to the restaurant… you get the idea!). A shining example: Kuredu! Do the Maldives with kids the right way!
In addition to its beaches, short distances between facilities and comfortable villas, families with children love Kuredu for several reasons:
Kids’ club – features an indoor play area as well as an outdoor playground. Kids’ Club welcomes children between the ages of 3 and 12 years old free of charge
Kid-friendly water sports – Our tip to get the little ones (and you!) jump for joy: Dolphin Safari.
Golf – Pitch and put, driving range and a 6-hole par 3 course are perfect for a few hours of fun for the whole family.
Diving and snorkelling – Courses and guided trips showcase the very best of the Maldives’ coral reefs. Yes, you could find Nemo, Dory, as well as turtles, manta rays and baby sharks.
Main and kids’ pool – For unlimited fun in the sun. Shaded areas and bars nearby.
6 Stunning Best Family Resorts in the Maldives
Crystal clear waters lap powder-white sanded beaches, elegantly modern villas rise out of the azure lagoon, and are glimpsed amongst lush verdant foliage on the beach. Dhigali, located in the Raa Atoll, is just a 50-minute transfer from Male’s International Airport, yet feels a world away.
Even with the romance of the sea, sun and stunning views, families and children will feel right at home here; with an extensive kids’ club, children’s menus in all the restaurants and an array of family-focused activities including treasure hunts and dolphin cruises throughout the year.
In the waters, Dhigali’s virgin coral reef is one of the most spectacular in the Raa Atoll, and starting just 4 meters from shore, exploring this under-water world makes for a fun, exciting and educational family activity. Snorkelers can find beautiful hard corals, like brain coral and table coral, and expect to encounter large schools of Fusiliers and Groupers, while other fish, such as Tuna, Napoleons, Eagle Rays and juvenile Black Tip Reef Sharks travel their domain.
Back on the surface, a sunset boat trip with the family, to find dolphins out in the open waters of the Indian Ocean is a fantastic way to spend the late afternoon, while fishing excursions and ocean snorkelling trips make welcome adventures for older children, and adventurous parents.
The Kids Club, PLAY, at Dhigali offers indoor and outdoor fun, for kids aged 4 to 12 years old. An array of exciting activities each day are on offer at the Kids Club, including treasure hunts, coconut painting, marine biology lessons and nature walks. The Water Garden, an outdoor playground with splash park offers the perfect opportunity for parents to head to the spa, the beach or one of the delectable restaurants for some serious relaxation.
Water sports are abundant with kayaks, sailing, tubing and jet skis to hand, perfect for active families. Keen water-babies can even get a taste for Scuba Diving with a ‘Bubblemakers’ course for kids 8 years and above which costs US$95.
Dhigali’s Beach Villas present the best services that Maldivian family resorts offer, with a large bedroom area, a bathroom spanning across indoor and outdoor space with a rainfall shower and a deep tub, and an expansive deck overlooking the beach. Four can sleep comfortably in these villas, making them an ideal choice for family stays.
Enjoy family times, amidst a stunning setting, the ideal setting for exploration and relaxation, at Dhigali Maldives.
Landaa Giraavaru boasts plenty of family-friendly appeal – from Family Beach Bungalows and Villas to pioneering kids activities, lagoon diving courses, interactive conservation opportunities and thoughtful amenities. Contact our Concierge for individually tailored recommendations for your family.
The Kuda Velaa (“little turtle”) Club keeps our youngest guests entertained during their stay, with exciting games, cultural craft-making, educational activities and beach fun. The club is open to children from the ages of 4 to 12, who are all supervised by our our Kids’ Coordinator. Children aged three or under are welcome when accompanied by an adult guardian.
Passport to Adventure Programme – This new programme introduces children aged 4 to 12 to the island’s extraordinary natural wonders through a series of exciting challenges, puzzles and activities. In addition to inspiring a passion for adventure and discovery, the program incorporates many of the Resort’s environmental initiatives. Children can build their own coral reef, feed the baby clownfish in the Fish Lab and visit the on-site Marine Discovery Centre, home to the atoll’s only turtle rehabilitation centre.
The program includes up to eight daily activities alongside a “passport” of puzzles, facts and challenges – from coral reefscaping to wishing tree walks, dosha discovery to lizard spotting. In addition to enjoying each activity, kids who complete the related challenge earn a stamp. Seven or more stamps earn a toy, and the collection of all 14 stamps leads to ice cream sundaes at Blu Restaurant & Sunset Bar.
Children are free to join in as and when they like, from an hour at a time to all day every day. And with stamps available at designated points all over the Resort, they can even collect them when out and about with mum and dad.
Often called one of the best family resorts in the Maldives, Club Med Kani looks incredible. The Maldives once known only to honeymooners is now a must see destinations for the whole family. With its safe calm water, stunning marine life and beautiful beaches, it’s no wonder families are choosing this all-inclusive family resort in paradise. Experience the best all-inclusive holiday with everything perfectly arranged with all meals, an open bar, endless water and land sports plus kids clubs from 4-10 year olds are included. While parents relax with a cocktail or go scuba diving, the kids can enjoy a bucket list family holiday too. Choose between the luxurious overwater bungalows with Champagne served every evening from 6pm or our beautiful beach bungalows which are perfect for families with young kids.
Island resort holidays aren’t just for grownups anymore. At LUX* South Ari Atoll, we’ve made sure there’s always something for the whole family to enjoy.
PLAY offers children between the ages of 3 and 12 an opportunity to explore the many wonders and delights of island living. Supervised by a highly trained and enthusiastic team, kids are exposed to the nature and culture of the island’s incredible surrounds, as well as a range of high-energy sports and outdoor activities. From art classes and treasure hunts to engaging and educational Teddy Tennis lessons, PLAY is everything your kids could hope for on an island vacation.
Studio 17 is our complimentary teens’ club, where guests between 12 and 17 can get together, explore the island or just hang out. Run by trained and enthusiastic LUX* supervisors, teens can make the most of their island holiday with loads of activities including local dance and language classes, beach sports activities and exciting adventure trips around the island. Both PLAY and Studio 17 are open every day from 9am to 7pm, with meal options available.