Maldives islands are a beach lover’s fantasy. Be it your romantic trip or family holiday, it offers you best ever experience. While most people consider the Maldives to be one of the best honeymoon destination, the number of families seeking family vacation time to this magnificent archipelago is growing.
The warm sun is hitting your face, your hair is blowing in the wind and you can hear the splashing of the waves as you walk across the silky white sand beaches – that is the idea of a perfect relaxing vacation! Having the blissful company of family and loved ones makes your vacations even more special.
You can stay at a variety of luxury family resorts at Maldives that will add more to your extravaganza. These resorts offer you stunning views and impeccable services that will make your stay even more fulfilling.
Here are some of the recommendations while planning a family trip to Maldives
- The two bedroom beach villas are perfect for large families, you can choose of over water villa also, as per your choice.
- You can choose to go for full board or half board plan but with family it’s better to go for full board meal plan. It gives you freedom of your time and you can enjoy freely.
- While you would be out leaving kids at kids club, you don’t need to worry about the feeding kids. They are fed lunch, snacks, juice and even ice cream in the premises by staff which you will find dedicated and professional.
- It is better to provide details of your children’s name and ages while doing pre-registration to resort before arrival. This allow resort to make your arrival a little more efficient.
If you are planning to go on a trip to the Maldives with your family you will have to try these mind-blowing resorts best for family vacation in Maldives.
Top 10 Family Resorts in Maldives
- Kuramathi Gateway resort
- Meeru Island Resort and Spa
- Atmosphere Kanifushi
- Kurumba Maldives
- Lily Beach Resort and Spa
- Constance Halaveli
- The Hard Rock Hotel
- The Dighali Resort
- Amillia Resort and Residences
- Kuda Villangi Resort
- Kandima Maldives
- Heritance Aarah
#1 Kuramathi Gateway
Bageecha Kids Club
Kuramathi Gateway will take your holiday one step up with the exciting beaches, beautiful views from the rooms, and their undersea activities. This breathtaking resort is located in the Rashdhoo Atoll and it stretches for about 1.8 kilometers in length over the white sandbanks.
Transfer to Kuramathi is arranged either via seaplane or by speedboat. The seaplane ride takes about 20 minutes while Boat transfers take approximately 90 minutes.
The resort offers a wide selection of villas – Garden Villas, Beach Villas, Beach Bungalows, Superior Beach Villas, Deluxe Beach Villas, Two-Bedroom Beach Houses, Water Villas, Deluxe Water Villas, Water Villas with Pool, Pool Villas, Thundi Water Villas with Pool and Honeymoon Water villas.
Along with all this, they offer a lavish dining space, the Kuramathi Spa, Rashdoo Divers, the Eco center, a medical and sports centre, an infinity poo and the drift (disco). Kuramathi resort runs Bageecha Kids Club that creates the perfect ambience of a kid’s hangout place.
A wide range of outdoor and indoor activities is organised for kids of 3 to 12 years including many activities such as nature walks, treasure hunts, beach activities, as well as marine life education in conjunction with the resort’s Eco Centre.
It has a total of 21 bars and restaurants that serve a variety of cuisines from across the world. Starting from the Tandoor Mahal to the Island Barbeque, to the Island Coffee Shop – you have it all!
#2 Meeru Island Resort and Spa
Komas’ Kid Club
The Meeru Island Resort and Spa is a place that celebrates the traditional Maldivian heritage at its best. Located on the private island of Meerufenfush in North Male Atoll that stretches for about 1200 meters in length, the resort covers almost 80 acres of land.
Beautiful turquoise water and white sandy beaches surround the island. The resort has segregated three different zones with different atmospheres for the varied vibes of the tourists. Certain parts of the resort have limited access for adults only, whereas the rest welcome family.
A total of 284 rooms in resort are divided between couples and families.
As a top rated family Resort in Maldives, Meeru not only offers a family plan for an affordable holiday, but also fun facilities for Children and Teens. The Komas’ Kid Club that features a multicoloured happy space for Children aged 3 – 12 and Teens aged 13 – 17. It has an indoor playroom, where Children spend their time building towers, making art, playing with soft toy friends and sliding onto soft mats.
Children’s game room at resort comes fully equipped with fun games and activities for teens. From a Dart Board to Teen-sized snooker tables to keep Kids entertained. Other fun daytime activities for kids include Sandcastle Building, Nature Hunts, Coconut Painting and much more.
Meeru is a 55-minute seaboat ride from the Male Airport and the ride is worth the wait!
Atmosphere Knifushi is one of the resort which is being awarded as Leading Best Family Resort in Travel awards 2020.
There are total of 172 Villas in 6 Categories. This 5-Star Premium All-Inclusive resort houses 4 Restaurants & 2 Bars. Other facilities include Dive School, Water Sports, Spa Complex, Gymnasium, Kids Club, Excursions, Snorkelling.
Resort’s famous Platinum Plus Plan is a uniquely formulated holiday plan that offers an all-encompassing beach holiday experience – from sumptuous buffets & delectable international cuisine to a selection of premium brands of spirits, a great collection of wines from world-over, an unlimited variety of exotic cocktails, together with an array of activities, excursions & adventure!
#4 Kurumba Maldives
Majaa Kids Club
Situated in the Vihamanaafushi Iisland, North Male Atoll, Kurumba is a multiple award-winning resort that offers a relaxing holiday experience in the natural environment.
Kurumba’s convenient location, cement walk ways, large rooms, the choice of restaurants and activities make for a wonderful base for a family holiday. Resort staff will go out of their way to make their youngest guests feel welcome. Resort team will always close at hand, whether you are looking to make reservations for a family dinner or help arranging a babysitter.
Kurumba operates Majaa Kids Club that keeps kids entertained during their stay, with exciting games, cultural craft-making, educational activities and beach fun with a Maldivian twist. Kids club is open between 9:00am and 6:00pm daily for children from the ages of 4 to 13. A wide range of indoor and outdoor activities are hosted by the well-trained Majaa Kids team.
Water Sports Centre offers a wide array of activities kids from 8 -17 years old. Activities are conducted on shallow lagoon in the resort that is suitable for beach-oriented activities like Kayaks, wake boarding etc.
It will only take you 10 minutes from the Male International Airport to reach Kurumba Maldives. This place will offer you excellent service and a premium vacation with your family that will be an unforgettable experience.
#5 Lily Beach Resort and Spa
Photo Credit: Lily Beach Resort & Spa
Lily Beach Resort and Spa is a 5-star hotel that is located in Huvahandhoo Island, South Ari Atoll of Maldives.
This is a perfect family resort as it has an open play area, two game rooms, and an entertainment program for the children. The resort offers exclusive activities of reef snorkeling, scuba diving, private dining, tennis, football, and volleyball. Resort’s Turtle Kids’ Club arranges various activities and surprises for the younger guests.
With friendly and well-trained staff, the Turtle Kids’ Club offers a wide array of indoor and outdoor activities, allowing your kids to have fun while you join a diving trip or go for a well-deserved spa treatment.
The all-inclusive package also comes with a fishing experience in the sunset and an excursion to the habited and inhabited islands.
Lily Beach organizes family friendly activities appealing for young and old. An excursion on the ‘Penguin’, our semi-submersed boat, offers the chance to see the incredible underwater world that the Maldives is famous for, without the need to get wet. The place also offers an exclusive children’s buffet.
It takes approximately 30 to 35 minutes from the Male airport to reach this resort.
#6 The Constance Halaveli
Constance Halaveli Kids Club
The Constance Halaveli is located in the North Ari Atoll and is surrounded by the waters of the magnificent Indian Ocean.
There are two luxurious sun decks, an infinity pool, a 360-degree aquarium, music, movies, room service, and everything that will give you an out-of-the-world experience.
The 57 overwater villas are private and most suitable for families. Diving in Ari Atoll’s sites is often considered to be the best because of the clear water and sandy beaches. You can also indulge in snorkeling and other water sports. Complimentary activities include a gymnasium, tennis, badminton, and beach volleyball.
If you are travelling with kids. Constance Halaveli Kids Club welcomes all children between 4 – 11 years old from 9 am till 9 pm who are up for adventure and ready to be pampered! The kid’s club is open daily and offers interesting cooking and crafts classes for children. The resort also provides stuffed toys, craft books, and coloring pencils, outdoor toys, board games, and puzzles. The dining options cover a range of international as well as fusion menus along with a sushi bar.
Once you arrived at Valena Airport, you will be taken to a seaplane for airport transport from Male which takes approximately 25 minutes.
#7 The Hard Rock Hotel
Hard Rock Hotel Kids swimming pool
This 5-star beach resort located within the Emboodhoo Lagoon is the first integrated resort in the Maldives. Hard Rock Hotels Maldives and SAii lagoon Maldives are sister resorts and you can enjoy a lot of facilities on the both resort.
The magnificent pool and beach villas offer over 170 guestrooms with exquisite views of the Indian Ocean. Diving, water sports, sunrise yoga, aqua gym, beach soccer, volleyball, and slack-line are some of the fun activities that the resort offers.
You can also enroll in various classes on Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Kick Boxing, MMA Conditioning, and Functional Movement. A 50% discount is provided in the second room for families with kids. They also offer professional babysitting services for kids who are 7 months and above.
For kids, no two days at Hard Rock Hotel Maldives will be the same. Young guests who visit Hard Rock Roxity Kids Club and Teen Spirit will be given an “All Access Pass” and can collect passport stamps by participating in activities, or “jams.” A daily jam program include arts & crafts, a mini circus with aerial acrobatics, gymnastics, a climbing wall and introductory self-defence classes, beach activities, water sports and musical stage shows with real instruments and professional musicians or with lip-synching, air guitar, dance routines and more.
The resort offers a selection of menus for its restaurants – from Mexican and Latin American cuisine to Indian, Jain, and vegetarian food.
A boat transfer from the Male International Airport to the resort takes about 15 minutes.
#8 The Dighali Resort
Dhigali resort Kids Club
The Dighali Resort is set in the Raa Atoll that is surrounded by the splendid waters of the Indian Ocean. You can choose from an array of beach bungalows, water villas, and lagoon villas for your accommodation.
Indoor games, group yoga, water aerobics, an open cinema are some of the other activities that may keep you engaged throughout the day. The kid’s club hosts daily activities for children from 4 to 12 years. The resort offers a variety of restaurants and bars that serves local seafood, Maldivian dishes, western and Asian cuisine along with high-quality cocktails and wine.
For Family travellers Resort offers exclusive package, Dhigali Family Escape in which your daily meals ( Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Premium Beverages) are included, Maximum of two (2) children stay and eat free, Dolphin Cruise excursion, Sunset Cruise boat excursion trip once per Family and many more. For details you can check Dighali Family Escape Plan
You can reach the Dhigali Resort by a 45-minute seaplane journey and then a 5-minute speedboat ride from the Male International Airport.
#9 Amillia Resort and Residences
Sultana Village Club Amillia Resort
Located in Baa Atoll, Hanifaru Bay, Amillia Resort and Residences is one of the most spacious resorts in the Maldives. The luxurious pool villas and residences are designed to keep the family well-connected during their stay.
Amillia Maldives offers you everything, from exciting water sports like parasailing and wakeboarding to land games like volleyball, tennis, badminton, and football. If you are staying at the Amillia Resort then a visit to the UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve is a must.
The Sultan’s Village Kids Club hosts several adventurous and learning activities for the children. Along with feasting on divine Japanese cuisine at the award-winning restaurant, the resort also offers healthy dietary options like vegan, paleo, and keto.
The Sultans’ Village has its own clubhouse with a team of dedicated and fully certified childcare hostesses, as well as its own pool, indoor entertainment facilities, babies sleeping room. Kids from 4 to 11 years old can enjoy an array of weekly-themed fun and educational activities including cooking lessons, pirate ship sailing and a variety of sports. Kids aged 2 and 3 years are welcome to attend with a parent or a babysitter. Babysitting services are available upon request.
It only takes a 30-minute seaplane flight from the Male International Airport to reach the resort.
#10 Kuda Villangi Resort
Kuda Village Resort Kids Club
The Kuda Villangi Resort is located in the North Male Atoll and offers the blissful combination of privacy and independence. The beach and water villas represent the Asiatic eclectic style and are suitable for families, couples, and groups.
More than a kids club, Kuda Villingili Resort Maldives is an island of discovery where days are filled with endless wonder and new delights; and where imagination is brought to life through the creative inspiration of our very special team.
You will find resort inspired by the mesmerizing Maldivian nature and capture the heart of the soul. A large pool, indoor and outdoor games, the spa, wellness sessions, and numerous water sports like kite surfing, foil lifting, and diving are responsible for making the guest’s stay more adventurous and exciting.
The Fuda Fiyo Island playground is perfect for educational activities and fun games for the children. The dining options include Indian-Arabic cuisine, Japanese delicacies like sushi, Italian-Mediterranean favorites, and a bar by the pool.
The resort is a 30-minute speedboat ride away from Velana International Airport.
#11 Kandima Maldives
Kids Club kandima Maldives
Kandima Maldives is located in the tropical islands of Dhaalu Atoll and offers wild parties at night, extensive dinner, and genuine hospitality. The beach and aqua villas have personal terrace spaces that view the elegant tropical serenity.
Resort host an art studio and Aquaholics, which is a water sports center that offers activities like dolphin and turtle quests, parasailing, surfing, sunset fishing, and cruise. Kandiland is a children’s education and fun center that also offers nanny services. 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.
You can avail babysitting service that start from age 12 months to 4 years at the kids club on nominal fee. Kandiland’s krew can do babysitting at Kandiland from 9 am to 1 am.
The wellness center holds a gym and a spa that helps in relaxing tired muscles and provides tranquility. You will find ample food options from over 10 restaurants that serve from the Mediterranean to Maldivan seafood.
The resort is a 45-minute seaplane ride from the Male International Airport.
Located in Raa Atoll, Heritance Aarah is luxury resort for perfect Maldivian vacation. If you are coming with family and have kids and looking forward to spend some quality time and exploring activity, you can trust resort with kids.
Heritance offer exciting experiences to young guests through Koka kids club to expand their horizons, revealing unseen wonders at every turn. various fun activity like Face painting, treasure Hunt, Shell collecting, Mini Olympics etc will keep your kids engaged while you enjoy beauty and activity over beaches of Maldives.
Resort has more than 6 types of restaurants and they offer kids menu as well. You will get to enjoy state of art infinity swimming pool and various other facilities.
Resort is located at 40 min seaplane journey from Male International Airport.
With a varieties of options and a lot to enjoy, there is more to family time in Maldives. For best family vacation experience you can contact respective resort and can design your itinerary.
Wishing you a happy family time all together !!