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Maldives for kids

Mark's verdict:

Fancy a family holiday by the seaside? How about a villa on stilts above a tropical lagoon in the Indian Ocean? Or a beach villa with private pool? The sumptuous One&Only Reethi Rah resort in the Maldives offers barefoot luxury with a family-friendly twist. Its children’s programme treats your mini castaways to their very own clubhouse, swimming pool and special activities. One of a kind. And one of the best.

Recommended tour operator: Turquoise Holidays

Turquoise Holidays says

For the ultimate island retreat, the gorgeous all-villa One&Only Reethi Rah resort perfectly combines designer chic and family focus.

  • kids club
  • luxury resort
  • scuba-diving
  • teen activities

Surrounded by the turquoise waters and talcum powder beaches for which The Maldives are rightly famed, One&Only Reethi Rah offers stunning accommodation and immaculate service.

Private villas are discreetly fringed around the lagoon shores – you can opt for a fabulous Water Villa or keep your toes in the sand with a Beach Villa. Some villas have private pools.

There is a fantastic Kids Only children’s programme – one of very few such facilities in the Maldives. There are tailored programmes for ages four up to 17 years; part of the resort is exclusively sectioned off for the children to engage in fun activities, including treasure hunts, football, beach volleyball and local excursions for the teens.

Under the expert care of the fully certified Reethi Rah team, little ones and teens can enjoy their very own clubhouse, pool and dining facilities within the hotel, leaving their parents to simply enjoy paradise.

For parental pampering, you may wish to step no further than your spacious villa. However, the One&Only Spa offers the latest range of ESPA treatments. For the more active, water skiing, parasailing, deep-sea fishing and scuba-diving are all on hand – The Maldives is home to some of the world’s best diving and snorkelling sites.

Flights are non-stop during the winter season and Reethi Rah is a 75-minute sail by luxury yacht from the airport, an adventure in itself for the children. 7 nights in a Beach Villa cost from £8,944 for 2 adults and 2 children including breakfast and dinner each day, international flights and transfers.

Click here for more about Reethi Rah, including prices and special offers. Find the best time to visit the Maldives.

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