Family-friendly resorts in the Maldives
Because, quite simply, it is one of the most magically beautiful places to visit during the European winter. The beaches are the white-sand stuff of dreams, the water is clear, warm and teeming with marine life, and the jungly interiors of the islands offer the perfect shade from the sun. Once you’ve arrived – by thrilling seaplane or speedboat – you’ll discover your luxury beach suite or overwater villa, with direct access to the Indian Ocean, just made for leaping straight into.
Days can be as relaxing or busy as you wish. Stroll along deserted beaches, laze by the infinity pool, head to the spa, and feast on delicious seafood beneath waving palm trees. Or head out onto – and into – that beautiful water, with snorkelling, scuba diving, fishing and watersports. Then watch the sunset with a cool drink in hand as stars start to prick the night sky…
Click here to read the hotel test and personal report by our founder Kerstin Bognár, who tested two family-friendly resorts in the Maldives with her children.
Why is Maldives perfect for families?
The journey of up to 12 hours may seem long, especially with children, but the special mix of relaxation and Robinson Crusoe escape makes it entirely worth it. There is little jetlag, as the time difference is three or four hours ahead of European time. November to April are the best time to visit, with warm days and little rain.
The beaches shelve gently into the sea, making them perfect for young children, and the resorts have well-catered kids’ clubs for when you want some time to yourself. Older children will love exploring their new island home on foot or by bike, while the sea offers endless chances to discover marine life. This is also a chance to try scuba diving for the first time, with Discover Scuba courses organised by most resorts.
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Where to stay in Maldives?
We´ve personally visited every one of our sustainable and stylish properties, finding the very best family hotels and villas.