The Maldives may have gained a reputation as a romantic destination, but don’t forget it’s also ideal for a family vacay; here are some reasons why both parents and kids will love it!

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Free from Crowds

Forget crowded beaches and long lines to try activities; this is because each private resort is on its own island so you can have lots of undisturbed quality time with loved ones. Some properties like Amilla Maldives Resort and Residences have a kids’ club and spa so children and parents can enjoy some space as well!

Beachside Stays

The beach enthrals young and old alike and, in the Maldives, luxury villas can be found right along idyllic shores; families can look forward to carefree days just relaxing or playing in the sand. Some come with private pools, while you also get overwater villas with direct access to a lagoon, ideal to stay with older kids.

Fun Water Sports

There’s plenty of family-friendly water sports in Maldives especially snorkelling in places like the Baa Atoll, where you can do so amidst manta rays! Stay at a resort that offers complimentary non-motorised water sports like kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding, while banana boat and fun tube rides, parasailing and jet-skiing are popular too.

Adventures & Activities

To add more excitement to your getaway, embark on a dolphin cruise to spot bottlenose or spinner dolphins. Some resorts additionally offer snorkelling safaris to key sites and picnics on sandbanks which are truly unique. Depending on the property, you can also try activities that can range from pizza making to coconut painting.