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Maldives for kids

Our verdict:

Fancy a dream family holiday in a tropical paradise? How about a villa on stilts above a glittering lagoon or on the beach with a private pool? The Maldives has a raft of resorts which offer barefoot luxury with a family-friendly twist and some of the most innovative kids clubs in the business.

Recommended tour operator: The Turquoise Holiday Company

Turquoise says

If you are looking for the ultimate paradise island family holiday but thought the Maldives were the sole territory of honeymooning couples, read on.

  • kids clubs
  • luxury resorts
  • teen activities

The Maldives boasts world class family-friendly resorts from the ultimate in pampered luxury to action-packed adventure for all ages. Most offer spacious, villa-style accommodation too, ideal for families.

Talk to our Maldives experts for the inside edge – to whet your appetite, here are some of our family favourites.

LUX* South Ari Atoll is family-friendly with a fun and quirky atmosphere. It works for all ages, from toddlers to teenagers (who love to hang out in their own Studio 17).

You’ll find a kids spa, surf school, marine discovery centre and more at the Four Seasons Kuda Huraa – and we really like the design, which echoes a traditional Maldivian village, albeit with the levels of pampering you expect from Four Seasons.

Our top pick for families with teenagers is the Six Senses Lammu – the choice of activities is incredible, Surf the world-class Ying-Yang break, try wake-boarding, scuba-diving, snorkelling and more.

Constance Halaveli offers the best accommodation options for families – not least the amazing two-storey beach villa, with its own pool.

Combining cool, contemporary and chic island escapism with family-friendly fun, NIYAMA Private Island works for all ages. There is supervised care for children aged 12 months and over and some really fun activities – from snorkelling safaris to the kids’ own fashion show each week for example.

Check out our family holidays in the Maldives. Find the best time to visit the Maldives.

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