As one of the region’s most popular beach holiday hubs, the Maldives is also a family-friendly destination. Here are some of the best things to do during a group getaway in paradise.

Dolphin Watching

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Ranked among the top things to do as a family during a Maldivian holiday, embarking on a dolphin watching tour is one of the best activities to kick start a family getaway. Not only does it afford one the chance to catch a glimpse of dolphins in the wild but also provides a learning opportunity for parents to impart the value of conservation in their kids. In addition to the friendliest mammals on earth, it is not unusual to spot whale sharks and other marine species including blue whales on such an expedition.


As an activity that nearly anyone can enjoy in the Maldives, taking a peek below the surface of the ocean to the wealth of marine species and coral reefs occupying the sea beds is another way to spend time together in the Maldives. Whether you are based at Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives or any one of the other Maldives beach hotels, the house reef surrounding your resort is bound to be teeming with tropical fish species.

Learning Opportunities

Picking up a skill together as a family can also be an adventure during a vacation in a beach capital so signing up for surfing lessons or diving classes can allow families to spend their holiday in a meaningful way.

Shopping Spree in Male

No family holiday in the archipelago would be complete without shopping in Male’s trendy boutiques and vibrant local marketplaces the likes of Chaandhanee Magu.