The Best Child-friendly Resorts in Maldives, all the Kids-clubs.

By Dreaming of Maldives — October 22, 2010

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To be sure you get the latest news from your preferred resort, please find hereunder my latest updates :
 Last Complete Update : 01/10/2014

The Dreaming of Maldives Kids Club Collection gets BIGGER !

We are delighted to Welcome and to present you the following Resorts :
Cheval Blanc Randheli, Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives, The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives.

You will find the following Resorts with all basic and essential information at the end of the article :

Cheval Blanc Randheli | Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives | Viceroy Maldives | Six Senses Laamu | Angsana Velavaru | Constance Halaveli | Sheraton Full Moon | Bandos | Kuramathi | Shangri-La’s Villingili | Lily Beach Resort and Spa | Conrad Maldives Rangali Island |  The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives  | JA Manafaru | Dusit Thani Maldives | Soneva Fushi | Four Seasons Kuda Huraa | Four Seasons Landaa Giravaaru

I’ve added some photos from my personal album at the end of the article.
All resorts with Kids Club in Maldives

When children also enjoy holidays in the Maldives…Life can be so relax… | Photo © Sakis Papadopoulos

We receive a lot of requests from parents asking where to stay with children in Maldives…and what are the (most) child-friendly Resorts.
So, instead of answering individually, I thought it would be a good idea to give you on Dreaming of Maldives blog an updated list of all the child-friendly Resorts of the archipelago.

I wish to say, before sharing the “Grail” with you, that we have visited many of them, but most important, that our son who stayed many months with us in Maldives since he was 2,5 years old has been pampered and entertained in most of them. We keep on discovering new Kids Clubs each time !

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Important note to our readers: Choosing the perfect holidays is a very personal affair.

We are dedicated to helping you find the best Maldives resort for you and your children,  but we are not able to present you a list of resorts as everything depends first on your budget, you and your personal requirements ( apart from the kids club of course )

Here is how we can help you : We suggest you to first submit our list online or to your favorite travel agent see where and when you could stay with your budget.

- Be aware that some agents and/or websites have different prices, so do not hesitate to compare.
- Once you’ve got a first “selection”, come back to us and we will guide you to make it really perfect. This said, enjoy !

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Parents, read carefully what follows as today I will guide you through an idyllic journey into the romantic but still family-friendly Maldives !
After all, isn’t it a Dream ?

Maldives couple in honeymoon

Be just the 2 of you in Maldives…even with your children | Photo © Sakis Papadopoulos

A bit of history…

There was a time, not so long ago, when we use to go to the Maldives with no children…at all….

The destination was far to be family-friendly for various reasons : the absolute Romantic atmosphere, the strong Equatorial Sun, the distance from Europe, but the main one was the complete lack of activities ( excepted snorkeling ) for the little ones.

The structures and leisure choice of the Maldives resorts were dissuading the most of us to travel with our children, leaving us with an exciting feeling of real intimacy but sometimes tainted with bitterness and nostalgia.

Kids Club Maldives

Friendly resort team member in a Maldives Resort Kids Club | Photo © Sakis Papadopoulos

The perfect balance

For years, the Maldives Resorts have received many unsolvable requests from their guests who wanted more than a Babysitting – a service that was not always available, outrageously expensive or had to be booked days in advance -.

As travelers exigencies were continuously increasing, Resort Managements had to face an inevitable challenge :  combine and maintain the tranquility, the intimacy and the Romanticism of the Resort with the presence of children.

The challenge was not that easy, considering the legendary concept of the destination.

How to satisfy everybody ?
Honeymooners, couples, families and children themselves ?
How to preserve the Magic ?
The answer lies in a creative and thoughtful idea : to make stylish, fun and surprising Kids-Clubs.
The challenge is accomplished.
Today, our children can also enjoy the Maldives dream, the parents happily and finally enjoy their romantic holidays and Honeymooners together with couples still embrace the complete feeling of being on a private Hideaway.

It is important mentioning that even though these kids clubs are magnets to many parents, none of the resorts will ever look nor feel like a kindergarten.
The kids-clubs and activities are always managed separately and discretely so that they do not interfere with the serenity and ambiance of the island.
Kids Club were first introduced by 5 Stars Luxury Resorts, 6/7 years ago. Luckily, today, many 4 Stars Resorts also provide their guests with this service.

Lily Beach Maldives Kids-Club

Outdoor playing area at Lily Beach Maldives Kids-Club | Photo by Sakis

Kids Club at Anantara Dhigu Resort Maldives

Cooking lesson

Anantara Dhigu Maldives, Dhoni -Kids Club - Interior view

Kids Club – Interior view

The Activities

Unlike many kids clubs available around the world, the small structures of the kids clubs of the Maldives Resorts allow your children to have access to extraordinary activities :

  • Cooking with a Chef
  • Being a Marine Biologist
  • Private excursions on board of dhonis
  • Learning the Maldivian Nature with adventures and discovery of the island in small groups
  • Learning the Maldivian Culture with songs and dances
  • Art and crafts made from local items (sand,coconuts) to develop children’s creativity
  • Yoga
  • Spa treatments And much more…

Besides usual kid’s activities, kids clubs also offer great fun : treasure hunts, outdoor and indoor sports and games, playgrounds, sand castle building, shell finding, crab races, PlayStations, TV, books, films etc…

Some Kids-clubs also propose lunches and/ or diners to the children, giving the parents the opportunity for a Tête-à-Tête.

More and more, in a constant search for Guest satisfaction, Resorts keep their Kids-Clubs open until 9.00 pm or even 10.00 pm. How late it can appear, this opportunity can be very useful in case of a night-diving or snorkeling…
The ideal time will be at around 7.00 pm, giving couples the pleasure to enjoy the dreamy Sunset time starting around 6.00 pm.

Kids club Maldives

Stylish and fun Kids Club in Maldives. Photo © Kanuhura

Anantara Dhigu Maldives Kids Club

Maldives Kids Club

Soneva Fushi The Den

Soneva Fushi The Den

Soneva Fushi The Den

Soneva Fushi The Den, Aerial

Anantara Dhigu Maldives Kids Club

Maldives Kids Club

Kids club Playground at Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives

Kids club Playground at Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives

Kids club Playground at Cheval Blanc Randheli Maldives

The Carrousel – Kids club Playground at Cheval Blanc Randheli Maldives

The Carrousel - Kids club  at Cheval Blanc Randheli Maldives

The Carrousel – Kids club at Cheval Blanc Randheli Maldives

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Kids Clubs…The List

This list is regularly updated .
If you have any other Kids Club suggestion, Share it with us in the comment section below.

Note about the missing Resorts : A few Resorts are not appearing in the below list. This list is based upon our own experience and feedback. Therefore, some of them do not appear due to negative feedbacks or because they do not want to highlight this service.

More Maldives Resorts with Kids Clubs : Niyama Maldives | Kanuhura  | One & Only Reethi Rah | Lux* Maldives | Anantara Dhigu Resort & Spa | Island Hideaway Maldives | Kurumba | Anantara Kihavah Villas | Velaa Private Island | Kihaad Maldives | Holiday Inn Kandooma.

Last NOTE : Before booking your favorite resort, do not forget to recheck the below information, as programs, times and accommodation might be subject to modification. As you will see, some resorts do or do not provide family rooms and / or interconnected rooms. Finally, remember : they are subject to availability.

On our side, we will do our very best to provide you with the latest updates.

NEW ! The Kids and Teens Club at Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives ( ALL INCLUSIVE)

Updated : 2014 October 01st

From 4 to 11 years old. PLUS special Activities for teens from 12 to 16 years old.
Open from 09.30am till 08.30pm.
Closing at lunch : NO.
Kids menus : YES. Children menus are available in all restaurants.
Possibility for the kids to have their lunch with the Kids Clubs : YES. Snack times and refreshments are served at the Kids Club. Week activity program. Changing daily.
Family Rooms : YES - Sunset Family Villas (18 Villas – 200 m²) which consist in 2 bedroom villas made up of 2 Beach Villas with interconnecting doors and separate entrances.
Interconnected rooms : YES. As per above.
Kids Pool : YES.

The + : The Best and most Luxurious All Inclusive in Maldives ! All Inclusive Snack times and refreshments, Mini Yoga and Fitness, Playroom with Wii and Playstaion ( for rainy days !! ), Chocolate parties, Marine biology, Maldivian Handcraft and Traditions ( Bodu Beru and Dhivehi lessons), Talent shows, Bed Time Stories, Kite Flying, many creative activities, Cinema…

Special promotion for Kids : YES.

  • Kids Stay for Free from 01st May 2014 until 25th December 2014
  • All Kids (below 15 years) stay free at the resort on the Premium All-Inclusive Package ( offer not valid on Seaplane transfers ).

Baby-sitting Service : YES.
Price per hour /conditions Baby Sitter : Baby-Sitting through the Kids-Club from 09.00am until 21.00pm 15 Usd + 10% service + TGST per hour per child.
A Babysitting service is available for children from 04 months to 05 years old.
Note for Babies under 4 months : given the sensitivities and very young age, the Resort is not in a position to take any responsibility.

Kids Club Program and Activities at Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives.

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XMAS and NEW YEAR Kids Club Program and Activities at Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives.

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NEW ! The Kids Club at Cheval Blanc Randheli

Updated : 2014 October 01st

From 3 to 12 years old. Below 2 years old, a family member or babysitter is required.
Open from 10.00am till 6.00pm / from 09.00am till 07.00pm during seasonal holidays.
Closing at lunch : NO. Children can have lunch at Le Carrousel whenever they like, with or without their parents.
Kids menus : YES. Children are able to order food at any time à la carte or from a Kids Menu.
Possibility for the kids to have their lunch with the Kids Clubs : YES. Meals are served by the Carte Blanche (Room Service) team with the help of the Carrousel team. Playful placemats, kids cutlery and bibs are available too !
Interconnected rooms : YES . 2-Bedroom Island Villas
Family Rooms : YES. As per above.
Kids Pool : YES. At Le Carrousel Kids Club. Plus, in addition, each villa features a private 25 meter long swimming pool.

The + : Fitness, Mini Olympic games, Artcrafts…

In-villa amenities and many gifts for the little ones ! :

  • - A line of bathroom amenities conceived for younger guests “Hair & Body Gel for Pirates” & “Hair & Body Gel for Mermaids”
  • - Bugaboo all-terrain stroller
  • - Adult bicyles with children’s seats (up to age of 4)
  • - Cheval Blanc’s horse teddy bear whose saddle is designed according to our Maison’s color palette
  • - Puzzles displaying ‘Arch’, Vincent Beaurin’s welcoming masterpiece
  • - Colouring pencils and coloring books with Randheli’s landscapes
  • - A wooden treasure box in which children can store all their findings, be it shells, sand, flowers…
  • - Sponge bathrobe available in XXS and XS sizes
  • - Flip flops and cotton slippers from size 31 to 34


Special promotion for Kids : YES
. – Children under 4 years old stay on complimentary basis, and enjoy complimentary daily american breakfast. Note : In 2015, for children under 12 years of age, a rate of 220 USD will be charged per day including daily american breakfast. – Children up to 4 years old enjoy complimentary laundry service
Baby-sitting Service : YES.
Price per hour /conditions Baby Sitter : On request. Advanced reservation is recommended.
35 Usd + Service charge and GST TAXES per hour per child Maximum 2 Children per Baby Sitter.

Kids Club Program and Activities at Cheval Blanc Randheli

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Kids Club Menu at Cheval Blanc Randheli

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The Kids Club at Kuramathi

Updated : 2014 October 01st

From 3 to 12 years old. Open from 8.30 am till 5.00 pm.
Open from 5.00 pm to 10.00 pm
AND by prior reservation :
- 5 Usd + 10% service + TGST per hour per child 5.00-7.00 pm
- 10 Usd + 10% service + TGST per hour per child from 7.00-10.00 pm
Closing at lunch : NO. Lunch is served starting 11 am.
Kids menus : YES. Mini buffet.
Possibility for the kids to have their lunch with the Kids Clubs : YES. from 11.00am until 05.00pm. Everything is set up for our small ones !
Week activity program. Changing daily.
Interconnected rooms : NO Family Rooms : NO
Kids Pool : YES.

The + : sleeping room (with A/C) with baby cots and bed for naps, room with a TV and DVD player, Pirates full theme, Cooking lessons, Marine biology, Maldivian Handcraft, Island Nature Tours, Make Up day, Swimming at the Pool or Beach (if weather permits).

Special promotion for Kids : NO
Special events : YES. Special programs during Easter, Halloween and Christmas time.
Baby-sitting Service : YES.
Price per hour /conditions Baby Sitter : Below 3 years old child.
- From 8.30 to 10.00 pm in the Kids Club : 10 Usd + Service charge and GST TAXES per hour per child
- From 5.00 pm to 10.00 pm : In Villa Baby-sitting (for children of all ages) : 15 Usd + 10% service + GST per hour per child.
The baby Sitter can take your child to dinner.

Kids Club Program and Activities at Kuramathi.

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The Kids Club at Six Senses Laamu

Updated : 2014 October 01st

3 to 11 years old. Children under 3 are welcome too but under direct supervision of an adult.
Open from 09:00am to 01:00pm and from 02:00pm to 06:00pm.
Closing at lunch :YES
Kids menus : YES
Possibility for the kids to have their lunch with the Kids Clubs : On request.
Monthly activity program.
Interconnected rooms : See under
Family rooms : YES.
- Beach Family Villa with pool.
- 2 Bedrooms beach villa with pool.
Kids Pool : Coming soon ! available from December 2014 onwards.

The + : Located on the beach, incredible variety of art crafts at the ArtZone, Siesta corner, The resort offers bikes for our little ones too !

Special promotion for Kids : Available when booking with a travel agent.
Baby Sitter : YES
Price per hour /conditions Baby Sitter :
- USD$15 + Service charge and GST per hour.
- USD$10 + 10% service charge and  GST for additional child.

Six Senses Laamu, our Review, Photos and Video : Discover Six Senses Laamu

The Kids Club at Six Senses Laamu

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The Kids Club at Shangri-La’s Villingili

Updated : 2014 October 01st

From 4 to 12 years old.
Open from 9.00 am till 7.00 pm
Closing at lunch : NO
Kids menus : YES
Possibility for the kids to have their lunch with the Kids Clubs : YES
Week activity program. Changing daily.
Interconnected rooms : NO
Family Rooms : YES
Kids Pool : NO

The + : Nature discovery, Being a pirates, creative activities, hike in the jungle, many sports to expend their energy, participate in educational activity such as the nature walk or simply have fun with treasure hunting, tree planting.

Special Promotion : YES. A maximum of 2 children below 12 years of age stay for free with parents
Baby Sitter :YES.
Price per hour /conditions Baby Sitter : $18 + Service charge and GST TAXES /per hour, maximum of two children per babysitter, infants require 1 dedicated babysitter.

Kids Club Program and Activities at Shangri-La’s Villingili

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Kids Menu at Shangri-La’s Villingili

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The Kids Club at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

Updated : 2014 October 01st

From 3 to 12 years old.
Open from 8.30 am till 7.00 pm
Closing at lunch : YES. Note : children can order lunch at the Kids Club and it will then remain open.
Kids menus : YES
Possibility for the kids to have their lunch with the Kids Clubs : YES to be booked in advance ( please ask the Kids Club for required time ).
Week activity program. Changing daily.
Interconnected rooms :YES.
- Beach Villas
- Family Over-Water Villas.
Family Rooms : YES.  – Beach Suites with private gardens and pools.
More info and photos about Conrad Beach Suites Family villas in my article HERE .
Kids Pool : YES

The + : Kids Club have Splash Pad, Kids Club designated team to welcome the children at the jetty upon the arrival.

Special promotion for Kids : NO
Baby Sitter : YES
Price per hour /conditions Baby Sitter : USD 15 + Service charge and GST TAXES per hour per child.

XMAS and NEW YEAR Kids Club Program and Activities at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island.

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The Kids Club at JA Manafaru ( prev. known as Beach House at Iruveli Maldives )

Updated : 2014 October 01st

From 3 to 12 years old.
Open from 09.00 am till 6.00 pm
Closing at lunch : NO
Kids menus : YES.
Possibility for the kids to have their lunch at the Kids Club : YES. Served at at the Kids Club open area. ( through In-Villa Dining )
Week activity program. Changing daily.
Interconnected rooms : NO
Family Rooms :YES. The Pavilions
Kids Pool :YES

The + : Special Spa sessions for Kids, Be a Pirate – Treasure Hunts and Island exploration, Picnics, Tree Planting – kids can plant a tree with their own names on a board, Be a Pizzaiolo, Sandcastle building competition.

Special promotion for Kids : NO
Baby Sitter :YES
Price per hour /conditions Baby Sitter :  Babysitting for free at kids club during working hours.
On request :  - USD 20.00 + Service charge and GST TAXES per hour per child.
Minimum 2 hours of service / Maximum 2 Children per baby-sitter. (Price is subject to change without prior notice).
Duty Meal Policy : A duty meal may be required for the baby-sitter if the service is for more than 4 hours Duty Meal Allowance.  If In-Villa Dining is selected, it should not be higher than USD 30.00 + Service charge and GST TAXES from the menu

The Kids Club at Soneva Fushi

Updated : 2014 October 01st

Note : Soneva Fushi does not have a traditional ‘kids club’ as the rest of the Kids club presented here. Children can enjoy their own time at the “Den” inside the “Jungle Club”, the Island Hub for activities & Fun for all ( chocolate room, Cinema, Observatory and Diving libraries and much more…)
From 4 to any age.
Open from 11.00 am to 12:30 pm and from 4.00pm to 5.00pm plus evening activities at various times according to the program.
Closing at lunch : YES
Kids menus : YES + Infant menus.
Possibility for the kids to have their lunch with the Kids Clubs : NO.
Weekly activity program ( changing each week ).
Interconnected rooms : NO.
Family rooms : YES. ( note : Soneva Fushi has an amazing range of choices for families ) :
- Crusoe Villa 2 bedroom with pool
- Soneva Fushi Villa 2 bedroom with pool
- Soneva Fushi Villa Suite 2 bedroom with pool
- Crusoe Suite 2 bedrooms with Pool
- Crusoe Suite 3 bedrooms with Pool
- Soneva Fushi Villa Suite With Pool & Tree House
- Sunset Retreat (2 Bedrooms)
- Sunrise Retreat (3 Bedrooms)
- Villa 1 (3 Bedrooms)
- Villa 14 (Private Residences 3 bedrooms)
- Villa 15 (Private Residences 4 bedrooms)
- Villa 11 (Private Residences 8 bedrooms)
- Soneva Fushi Jungle Reserve (4 Bedrooms)
Kids Pool : YES in some Villas. Baby pools are also available in some of them !

The + : Treasure and Photo Hunt, watch Cinema in the Island Jungle, Snorkeling with resident Biologist, Learn to make some cool recycled art, Maldivian Cooking class , Special Spa treatments, children’s and family yoga and meditation sessions…

Special promotion for Kids : YES. Family Package includes :

  • - Private viewing of a family favorite film at Cinema Paradiso
  • - Family snorkeling and marine life lesson with the Resort in house biologist
  • - Private family session in the Observatory
  • - Dolphin sunset cruise
  • - Family ‘Robinson Crusoe’ picnic on a desert Island plus at the sunken dining tables
  • - Family spa treatment (parents chose x1 60 min treatment of their choice, children receive head / foot or back massage in joint treatment room)
  • - 6 hours of complimentary childminding.

Baby Sitter : YES
Price per hour /conditions Baby Sitter: USD$15 + Service charge and GST TAXES per hour. 2 Kids maximum per babysitter. 6 hours prior notice required.

The Kids Club at Bandos

Updated : 2014 October 01st

From 3 to 12 years old.
Open from 8.00 am till 5.00 pm
Closing at lunch :NO
Kids menus : YES.
Possibility for the kids to have their lunch with the Kids Club : YES - (Orders can be taken directly from the Kids club.)
Week activity program. Changing daily.
Family Rooms : YES.
- Deluxe Rooms ( close to each other ). With possibility of 2 extras beds or 1 extra bed and 1 baby cot in the living room.
Interconnected rooms : Deluxe Rooms as per above.
Kids Pool : YES

The +: Magic Show, Disco Nights, Kids menus in some bars and cafes, island tour, dance lessons, cooking lesson, Nintendo.

Special promotion for Kids : NO
Baby Sitter :YES
Price per hour /conditions Baby Sitter : US$ 15 + Service charge and GST TAXES per hour per child.

Kids Club Program and Activities at Bandos Maldives

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XMAS Kids Club Program and Activities at Bandos Maldives.

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The Kids Club at Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa

Updated : 2014 October 01st

From 4 to 12 years old.
Open from 9.00 am till 01.00 pm and from 03.00 pm till 5.00 pm
Closing at lunch : YES from 01.00 pm to 03.00 pm.
Kids menus : YES
Possibility for the kids to have their lunch with the Kids Clubs : NO.
Week activity program. Changing daily.
Interconnected rooms : YES.
- Beach Front Deluxe Rooms : 1 king bedding room connecting with 1 twin bedded room (52sqm per room).
Family Room: YES. Beach Front Deluxe Rooms as per above.
Kids Pool : YES. Depth 0.40 meters/1.3 feet.

The + : Maldivian Language lessons, traditional music and songs, Scavenger hunts, Jungle gym, hidden cave, Wii.

Special promotion for Kids : YES. Sheraton Kids stay for free !
For up to 2 children under 12 years old. This offer includes :

  • - Complimentary shared airport transfers for the children
  • - All meals from the children’s menu (if dining with parents)
  • - Daily breakfast in Feast (for adults too!)
  • - One complimentary sofa bed – Welcome snack for kids.

Baby Sitter: YES
Price per hour /conditions Baby Sitter: US$15 + Service charge and GST TAXES per hour. Below 4 years.

Kids Club Program and Activities at Sheraton Maldives Full Moon

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The Kids Club at The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives (prev.known as Hilton Maldives Iru Fushi Resort & Spa)

Updated : 2014 October 01st

Note : Hilton is no longer managing the Resort since May 01st 2013. ( read the news here )
From 3 to 12 years old. Children under three years old must be accompanied by a parent or a legal guardian at all times.
Open from 08:30am to 06:00pm
Closing at lunch : NO.
Kids menus : YES
Possibility for the kids to have their lunch with the Kids Clubs : YES.
Interconnected rooms : NO
Family Rooms : YES
- Pool Beach Villa and Infinity Water Villa with a separate living room for extra beds.
- 1 Hidden Retreat and 1 Aqua Retreat with 2 bedrooms for each.
- 1 luxurious Celebrity Retreat.
Kids Pool :YES

The + : Kids pool inside the Kids club, Child friendly restaurant, welcome by a member of The Kids club Team at arrival of the seaplane with a welcome gift for the kids, Infant room Inside Kids Club, Spa treatments for the little ones, nail painting, nail art, henna-tattoos and hairstyling, family Pool, children menus in restaurants, Kids Corner and family Dining Areas at Iru Restaurant (main restaurant), Kids Arts and Crafts, Kids movies.

Special promotion for Kids : YES. Children under 12 years old Stay, Play and Eat for Free.
Attn, special conditions apply. Please refer to your booking agent.
Baby Sitter :YES
Price per hour / per Kid – Conditions Baby Sitter : $15 + Service charge and GST TAXES / hour.( minimum 2 hours ).

Kids Club Program and Activities at The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives

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The Kids Club at Constance Halaveli

Updated : 2014 October 01st

From 4 to 11 years old.
Open from 09.00 am till 09.00 pm
Closing at lunch : NO.
Kids menus : YES. A “Young Travelers” menu is available in all Resort restaurants.
Possibility for the kids to have their lunch with the Kids Clubs : YES with parents approval and upon request.
Weekly activity program.
Interconnected rooms :NO
Family rooms :YES.
- Double storey beach villas.
- Family Beach Villa.
Kids Pool : NO

The + : Kids Yoga, Talent show, Spa treatments for Kids, Kids menus at restaurant and in-Villa + a wide variety of daily themed activities.

Special promotion for Kids : Depending on the travel agent.
Baby Sitter :YES.
Price per hour /conditions Baby Sitter : Minimum of 2 hours babysitting service.
- Children aged 0-3 will have a ratio of 1 babysitter per 1 child
- Children aged 4 above will have a ratio of 1 babysitter for 3 children
- Reservation of 24 hours is advised.
- Day time Charge: $20 per hour + Service charge and GST TAXES
- Night time Charge (7pm – until late night) : $25 per hour + Service charge and GST TAXES
- Special babysitting package : For every 4 consecutive hours booked a 10% discount is provided.

Kids Club Program and Activities at Constance Halaveli

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The Kids Club at Lily Beach Resort and Spa

Updated : 2014 October 01st

From 3 to 12 years old.
Open from 09:00 to 12:00 and 13:00 to 18:00
Closing at lunch : YES
Kids menu : YES.
Possibility for the kids to have their lunch with the Kids Clubs : NO
Interconnected Rooms :YES. Family Beach Villas
Family Rooms :YES. As per above.
Kids Pool : YES

The + : Superb all inclusive packages for families, safe and marvelous snorkeling.

Special promotion for Kids : YES. Kids stay for Free from Dec. 01st until Dec 26th 2014.
Baby-sitting Service : YES.
Price per hour /conditions Baby Sitter : 15 Usd + Service charge and GST TAXES per hour per child.

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Kids Club Program and Activities at Lily Beach Maldives.

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The Kids Club at Four Seasons Kuda Huraa

Updated : 2014 October 01st

From 4 to 12 years old.
Open from 9.00 am till 5.00 pm
Closing at lunch : NO
Kids menus : YES + Infant Menus.
Possibility for the kids to have their lunch with the Kids Clubs : YES.
Weekly activity program. Changing daily.
Interconnected rooms : YES. (see Family Rooms )
Family rooms :YES. Family Beach Bungalows with Pool – ( interior 75m² / exterior 82m²).
Kids Pool : YES

The + : Unique feature : the Surf School from 6 years old, Separate facilities, Teens club, Junior Yoga, Marine Biology, Child-size bathrobes, children and Infant menus in restaurants, In-room infant amenity including crib, baby stroller, bottle warmer, diapers, baby shampoo, shower gel and lotion, new marine center and turtle hatchery with special programs for kids, a dedicated Spa offering tailored Spa Sessions.

Special promotion for Kids : NO
Baby sitter service : YES
Baby sitter Price per hour /conditions : US$ 12 + Service charge and GST TAXES per hour, minimum 2 hours.

The Kids Club at Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru

Updated : 2014 October 01st

From 4 to 12 years old (Kids Club) AND from 13 to 18 years old (Teens Club).
Open from 10.00 am till 6.00 pm |
Closing at lunch : NO
Kids menus : YES + Infant Menus.
Possibility for the kids to have their lunch with the Kids Clubs : YES.
Weekly activity program. Changing daily.
Interconnected rooms :YES. (see Family Rooms )
Family rooms : YES.
- Family Beach Villas with Pool – ( interior 164m² / exterior 260m²).
- Two-Bedroom Family Beach Bungalows with Pool – (interior 159m²/ exterior 91m²)
Kids Pool : YES

The + : Separate facilities, Teens club, Junior Yoga, Kids Spa Sessions, Marine Biology with the possibility to sponsor their own coral frame, become Manta ray researchers for the day, Manta Ray snorkeling adventures, child-size bathrobes, children and Infant menus in restaurants, In-room infant amenity including crib, baby stroller, bottle warmer, diapers, baby shampoo, shower gel and lotion, new “Passport to Adventure” entirely dedicated to island and nature discovery.

Special promotion for Kids : NO
Baby sitter service : YES
Price per hour /conditions Baby Sitter : US$ 12 + Service charge and GST TAXES per hour, minimum 2 hours.

The Kids Club at Angsana Velavaru

Updated : 2014 October 01st

From 3 to 12 years old.
Open from 9.00 am till 1.00 pm / 02.30 pm till 06.30 pm
Closing at lunch : YES.
Kids menus  : YES. on request.
Possibility for the kids to have their lunch with the Kids Clubs : NO.
Weekly activity program. Changing daily.
Family rooms : YES.
- Angsana Villa
- Sanctuary InOcean Villa
Interconnected rooms : NO
Kids Pool : NO

The + : very comfortable family Villas, Marine biology, water sports activities for kids and families.

Special Promotion : NO Baby Sitter : YES
Price per hour /conditions Baby Sitter USD 20.00 + Service charge and GST TAXES per hour per child.

Kids Club Program and Activities at Angsana Velavaru

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The Kids Club at Dusit Thani Maldives

Updated : 2014 October 01st

From 3 to 11 years old. Program divided in age groups.
Open from 09:00am till 06:00pm
Closing at lunch : NO
Kids menus :YES
Possibility for the kids to have their lunch with the Kids Clubs : NO.
Weekly activity program.
Interconnected rooms : YES
Family rooms : YES.
- 2 bedroom Family Villas
- 2 bedroom Ocean Pavilion
- 2 bedroom Beach residence
Kids Pool : NO, but the slope pool is kids friendly (under the supervision of parents).

The + : Maldivian culture, Children’s Yoga and Spa, pirate adventure outdoor play set for small children, Kid’s Bikes, Kids Arts and Crafts.

Special promotion for Kids : NO
Baby Sitting : YES
Price per hour /conditions Baby Sitter : 15 USD + Service charge and  GST TAXES / hour.

The Kids Club at Viceroy Maldives

Updated : 2014 October 01st

4 to 12 years old. + Special Activities for 12 to 18 years old teens ( Programs divided in age groups).
Open from 09:00am to 01:00pm / 02:00pm till 6:00pm.
Closing at lunch : YES. From 01:00pm till 14:00.
Kids menus : YES. On Parental request.
Possibility for the kids to have their lunch with the Kids Clubs : YES. On parent request.
Interconnected rooms : YES. Duplex Beach Villas for up to 5 persons
Family rooms : YES. -  Duplex Beach Villas as per above.
– 2 bedroom villas with unusual loft space
Kids Pool : YES.

The + : Children’s meals are offered in all restaurants, many Island adventures with supervised activities, focus on the resort natural environment, kite making/flying, island exploration, safe snorkeling.

Special promotion for Kids : YES. Full Board Complimentary for Kids under 12 years old ( upon KIDS MENU ONLY). Baby-sitting :YES.
Price per hour /conditions Baby Sitter : 25 USD + Service charge and  GST TAXES per Children/ hour. Max. 2 children per baby-sitter.

Previous Kids Clubs.

Note : The below list is now outdated.
Therefore, I cannot provide any guarantee on the following Resort Services

The Kids Club at Kanuhura

From 4 to 11 years old. Open from 09.00 am till 5.00 pm / 7.00 pm till 10.00 pm. Closing at lunch : NO Kids menus : YES Possibility for the kids to have their lunch with the Kids Clubs : YES. Weekly activity program. Interconnected rooms : YES. Beach Villa Duplexes with two bathrooms. Family Rooms : YES. – Grand Beach Villas with two bedrooms, bathrooms, living room. Possibility of extra bed in any villa. – Grand Water Villa with living room, possibility of providing extra bed/baby cot. Kids Pool : YES The + : Kids Program for different age groups, Separate facilities with pool, Duplex Villas, Cooking Lessons, Kids Cutlery, Welcome and Departure gift from Kids Club Team. Special promotion for Kids : YES Details : – Complimentary Breakfast & Dinner for children up to 11 years old in Thin Rah Restaurant only with a vast variety of Theme Nights and separate Kids Buffet. – Complimentary Kids massage per child or Kids Bath with milkshake, cookies and bedtime storytelling. – Complimentary sorbets at the poolside, once per day. – Welcome drinks for the family upon arrival. – Complimentary welcome and departure gift from the Kids Club. – Complimentary 30 minute Tennis Discovery Lesson with our Tennis Pro – once per stay, per child – Welcome amenities for the family. Baby-sitting Service : YES on prior notice. Price per hour /conditions Baby Sitter : Day Time: from 8.00am to 6.00pm USD $40 per hour (minimum of 4 hours). Note: In villa Dining meal for the babysitter will be charged to guest folio during the service time Night Time: from 6.00pm to 8.00am USD $30 + Service charge and GST TAXES per hour (minimum of 2 hours). This reliable Babysitting service is available on request. Advanced reservations is recommended.

The Kids Club at Kurumba

From 4 to 12 years old. Children under the age of 4 years may use the Kids Club facilities under the supervision of their parents or guardian. Open from 9.00 am to 06.00 pm Closing at lunch : NO Kids menus : YES Possibility for the kids to have their lunch with the Kids Clubs : NO Weekly activity program. Interconnected rooms : YES Family rooms : YES. Up to 4 persons: Garden Pool Villas, Private Villas, Presidential Suites. Up to 6 persons: Royal Residence. Kids Pool : YES The + : marine biology, Bodu Beru Maldivian dance lessons, drum Lessons, Dhivehi language practice, Movies. Special promotion for Kids : NO Baby Sitter : YES Price per hour /conditions Baby Sitter: USD$15 + Service charge and GST TAXES per child.

The Kids Club at Niyama Maldives

5 to 12 years old Open from 09:00am to 06:00pm. Closing at lunch : NO Kids menus : YES Possibility for the kids to have their lunch with the Kids Clubs : YES Weekly activity program. Kids above 12 years old can join the adults for daily activity program. Interconnected rooms : NO Family rooms : YES. – Beach pavilion – Water Pavilion – Ocean Pavilion Kids Pool : NO The + : Become a photographer, make and edit your own film, sailing, kayak ( for 8 and above), build a kite, cooking lessons, Island discovery, marine Lab Tour, Little Lifeguard, Young Zumba, Boot Camp, Pirates Invasion, Treasure Hunt, Sand Castle Creation. Special promotion for Kids : YES. Complimentary for Kids until 3 years and below sharing their parents room : – Kids stay free on BB basis. Baby Sitter : YES Price per hour /conditions Baby Sitter: USD$20 + Service charge and GST TAXES per hour.

The Kids Club at Anantara Dhigu Resort & Spa

From 3 to 11 years old. Open from 08.00 am till 12.00 am and from 2.00 pm till 6.00 pm Closing at lunch : YES Kids menu : YES. Infant food is also available. Possibility for the kids to have their lunch with the Kids Clubs : NO Week activity program. Changing daily. Interconnected rooms : YES Sunset Family Villas Family Rooms : YES. Sunset Family Villas (ideal for small children ) and Two Bedroom Anantara Pool Villas ( better for older kids – due to safety ) Kids Pool : NO The + : Child-size bathrobes, the Kids club is set in a Dhoni (Maldivian boat) inside a big playground, wide range of art and crafts activities, Coral Nursery visit with Marine Biologist. Special promotion for Kids : NO. Baby Sitter : YES. Baby sitting service to be booked 24 hours in advance Price per hour /conditions Baby Sitter.: – Daytime until 22h00 : US$15 + Service charge and GST TAXES per hour, per child – 22h00 – midnight : US$20 + Service charge and GST TAXES per hour, per child – After midnight : US$25 + Service charge and GST TAXES per hour, per child

The Kids Club at Anantara Kihavah Villas

From 3 to 12 years old. Programs divided in age groups: 4-5 years; 6-8 years and 9-12 years. 3 Years Kids have no specific program, but they can still participate in some activities with their nanny, parents or babysitter. Open from 10.00 am to 09.00 pm. Closed for meal times: 01.00 pm – 02.00 pm and 06.00 pm– 07.00 pm Closing at lunch : YES Kids menus : YES Possibility for the kids to have their lunch with the Kids Clubs : YES Weekly activity program. Interconnected rooms : YES Family rooms : YES. For Max. 2 adults and 2 children under 12: – Two-Bedroom Beach Pool Residence – Family Beach Pool Villa Kids Pool : NO. But each Villa has a large infinity-edge pool ranging from 31m2 to 87m2. The + : Snorkeling, great activities, Special Spa treatments for kids, Maldivian culture. Special promotion for Kids : NO Baby-Sitter : YES Price per hour /conditions Baby Sitter: USD30 per hour + Service charge and GST TAXES for up to two children, to be booked 24 hours in advance.

The Kids Club and Tweens Club at One & Only Reethi Rah

From 4 to 9 years old. (Children below 4 years are permitted if accompanied by a parent, a nanny or a babysitter ) The tweens club OneTribe, for Kids aged of 9 to 11 years old. Located directly on the beach, tweens are invited to come prepared for adventure, discovery and exploration at the coolest chill out area on the island. Tweens enjoy an active and age appropriate daily program plus their own relaxed clubhouse where they can feel comfortable to hang out and make new friends. Open from 9.00 am till 9.00 pm Closing at lunch : NO Kids menus : YES Possibility for the kids to have their lunch with the Kids Clubs : YES. order from Villa Dining. Week activity program. Changing daily. Interconnected rooms : NO. Family rooms : NO Kids Pool : YES The +: Swimming-pool inside the Kids Club, Drama Workshops and performances (for kids and their parents too!), Cooking lessons, Kids and Baby menus. Special Promotion : NO Baby sitter service : YES Baby sitter. Price per hour /conditions : US$ 20 + Service charge and GST TAXES per hour, minimum 3 hours (US$30 + Service charge and GST TAXES after midnight).

The Kids Club at LUX* Maldives

From 3 to 12 years old. Open from 9.00 am till 7.00 pm Closing at lunch : NO. Kids menus : YES. Available in all the resort’s seven restaurants. Possibility for the kids to have their lunch with the Kids Clubs : YES. On In-Villa Dining basis. Interconnected rooms : YES. Family Water villas and Beach Pavilions Family Room: YES.Family Water villas and Beach Pavilions. Kids Pool : YES The + : Siesta lounge, Screen on the beach, Cake Boss ( interactive cake and cookies decoration classes ), extensive dedicated outdoor area, Teddy Tennis ( special Tennis Academy with plenty of activities and skill learning ). NEW Activities ! : - SCREEN ON BEACH three times a week with the latest kids’ blockbusters movies and a separate cinema for teens. & especially for Teens : – LEARN HOW TO DJ with the resident DJ who will teach them how to become a perfect DJ in few steps and get friends on the dance floor for their next party. Special promotion for Kids : NO Baby Sitter: YES Price per hour /conditions Baby Sitter: US$ 20 + Service charge and GST TAXES per child per hour.

Island Hideaway at Dhonakulhi Maldives Resort in Now closed for renovation. From 2 to 12 years old. Special programs for each age group. Open from 9.00 am till 9.00 pm. Note : The Kids club can remain open later on special request. Closing at lunch : YES Kids menus : YES Possibility for the kids to have their lunch with the Kids Clubs : YES. Lunch and Dinner Prices as per restaurant menus. Week activity program. Changing daily. Interconnected rooms : YES Family Rooms : YES Kids pool : YES The + : Lunch and Diner organized, Cooking with a Chef, Being a Marine Biologist, Dhoni excursions, Butler care. Special promotion for Kids : NO Baby Sitter : YES Price per hour /conditions Baby Sitter: USD$20 + 10% service charge and 8% GST per hour. Centara Grand Island Maldives From 4 to 11 years old. Open 08:30am – 12:00pm and 02:00pm – 06:00pm Closing at lunch : YES Kids menus : YES Possibility for the kids to have their lunch with the Kids Clubs : NO Weekly activity program. Changing daily. Interconnected rooms : NO Family rooms : YES. Deluxe Family Water Villas and 2 Bedroom Luxury Beachfront Pool Villas Kids Pool : YES. The + : a separate facility for teenagers. Special Promotion : NO Baby Sitter : YES Price per hour /conditions Baby Sitter : $15 / hour + 10% service charge and 8% TGST.

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Last Complete update : [ October 2014]

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A Photo from my personal Album in answer to Emna, Sarah, Prasad, Martha… and to all parents who wish to spend a holiday in Maldives with their little ones… Maldives are great for them too. It opens their mind and awake their senses. It’s also wonderful time to discover Nature.

Spending holidays wth our small ones in Maldives

My Little World in Maldives…| Photo by Mum

Happiness in Maldives along the years…

These photos were shot during various stays in Maldives. Along the years, our son has learnt to enjoy any moment. From a very special bike ride to cruises on my beloved Dhonis, time is fun, time is unforgettable but always close to nature.

Last note : some resorts do not have Kids Clubs, but they are still a great place to stay with our kids ( the “fun Bike Ride” is actually at Gili Lankanfushi Maldives ;-) )

Enjoying the view during a Dhoni Cruise

Just Enjoying the view during a Dhoni Cruise…

A very cool Bike ride at Gili Lankanfushi Maldives!

A very cool Bike ride at Gili Lankanfushi Maldives!. You will note the Cookie in his hand…

Our Bikes at Six Senses Laamu

Our Bikes at Six Senses Laamu. Each Bike has our initials !

© Dreaming of Maldives

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(107) Comments so far...

  1. Sammy
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    September 13, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    Hi there! Would be great if you could help me out. Which one would u suggest between Lily and Kuramathi Chked with both resorts and both fit my budget..but which is better n more beautiful in ur opinion for a first time visitor to maldives.Am travelling with my wife and 2.5yr old daughter. Thanks so much!

    • Dreaming of Maldives
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      September 15, 2014 at 8:32 am

      Hello dear Sammy,
      Both resorts are nice, it will all depends on what you want to do.

      If you want a big blue lagoon, go for Kuramathi and if you want to snorkel, go for Lily Beach.
      I have here a full review about Lily, please have a look and come back to me if needed.

      More information about your wishes and holiday activities and needs would highly help me,
      Best regards,
      Rozenn

  2. Ahmed
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    September 12, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    Hi....Love ur site..full of awesome information Me and my Husband along with our 2.5yr old son are planning a trip to Maldives in Oct We have narrowed down on a few resorts according to our budgets. Can u pls suggest which one is the best so we can make a final decision.We are looking to stay at the Beach villas and Not Water villas. 1) Lily 2) Kuramathi 3)Lux* 4)Sheraton full moon I am aware that Sheraton is by speed boat whereas the other 3 by sea plane.But still can u let us knw which is a better resort for kids, the actual Beach villas and the restaurants. Really looking forward to ur reply, coz i want to get the bookings out of the way and just dream of maldives :)

    • Dreaming of Maldives
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      September 15, 2014 at 8:35 am

      Hello dear Ahmed,

      Hard to tell...I would like to help you but I don't know your wishes. Please read my answer to Sammy just above, this same questions and needs apply to you too.
      Once you set up your wish list, please come back to me,
      Best regards,
      Rozenn

  3. ASHISH DALMIA
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    August 27, 2014 at 11:11 am

    Hello Rozenn & Sakis Firstly need to thank you both for doing such a fantastic job, rather on a lighter note , its loaded with so much info that its making tough to decide :-). We are 2 couples with one kid each ( Boy ) aged 6 years travelling to Maldives for 3 nights starting 3rd October. Have already booked the flights on our own. Having gone through this site and own check we have now shortlisted 2 resorts . One definitely Kuramathi ( due to very good kids club as advised ) and another holiday Inn Kandooma which is coming at very good price. Now for each family of 3 , with Kuramathi @ $ 2750 for entire stay ALL INCLUSIVE + $ 1000 for the sea plane making it to $3750 and on other hand Holiday inn much cheaper @ $ 1100 ( so tempting price for that brand ) INC FREE SEA PLANE TRANSFERS and also havning kids club though the price is only with breakfast and not full board. now the questionis which one sounds more valur for money OR Holiday inn is no comparison to Kuramamthi and we stick to Kuramamthi ? Also if you think none of them will make sense and have anything better for kids in the price range not more than Kuramathi on offer, which one we should go for? Regards, Ashish

    • Dreaming of Maldives
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      August 27, 2014 at 11:23 am

      Hello dear Ashish !

      I would definitely recommend Kuramathi. This Resort has proven its qualities for so many years and it only gets better. The island is really great.
      I am not familiar enough with Kandooma, so I can not telll you more :-( Have you read forums ? It would be much better to read about it. I am sorry I cannot help you much on this one ...
      In any case, do not hesitate to ask me other questions.

      Best regards,
      Rozenn

  4. Harriet
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    August 17, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    Hello there I'm feeling overwhelmed by the amount of information available, but, at the same time, not found anything that ticks all the boxes yet. Where would you recommend please? My family (2 adults, 2 children (will be 9 and 4) and 1 infant (18 mths)) is travelling to the maldives in April. Ideally we'd like a kids club for all three but haven't found one myself yet so, if this doesn't exist, we'd like a kids club for older two which allows baby access to the kids club with a babysitter charged at reasonable rates. We'd like accommodation on the beach (not over the water) with 2 (or 3 unless much more) sleeping areas. We'd prefer not too big/developed and like more natural/unspolit. We'd probably go all inclusive but where not all the restaurants are buffet style and would like a medical centre or doctor. Any recommendations would be much appreciated! Many thanks

    • Dreaming of Maldives
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      August 18, 2014 at 10:07 am

      Hello dear Harriet,

      As indicated in my article, I suggest that you first get advices from your travel agent.
      There are too many options and everything depends on your budget. Plus I don't know all your wishes.
      Best regards,
      Rozenn

  5. Gavin
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    July 10, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    Hi there, thanks a lot for your very informative breakdown of kid friendly resorts. I'm looking to book a trip in December for a week and our children will be 18months and nearly 3. We originally shortlisted Anantara Dhigu and also Kurumba, however recently (and as recommended by a travel agent) we're also considering The Sun Siyam. Would you have any recommendations between the three please? We have received prices on all three and I think they would be within our budget, and would probably prefer a dining package (full board / all in) to make life easier... Anyhow, would love to hear your thoughts on the three shortlisted, and happy to hear any further suggestions on others we should consider? Many thanks

    • Dreaming of Maldives
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      July 18, 2014 at 9:49 am

      Dear Gavin,

      FIRST : be aware that most Kids Clubs do not accept Kids under 3 without one of the parent or relative ( adult).( refer again to my list for more details )
      This said, Dhigu is a sure value. Sun Siyam, I unfortunately cannot give you a recommendation as I did not visit it since the management changed ( prev. Hilton). Please read more about it on forums
      Note that reviews should be written by regular Maldives travelers not newcomers.
      PLUS check carefully their nationality.(we do not have the same holiday habits and behaviour). But from the 3 resorts, I would put Kurumba as last choice due to its location and surroundings.
      I cannot tell you more than this, as I don't know anything about your wishes & budget. Your travel agent should be able to guide you properly if he/she knows the Maldives and the resorts.
      Best regards & have a beautiful Holiday! Rozenn.

      • Gavin
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        July 27, 2014 at 1:08 pm

        Many thanks for this. I have, infact after reading your website again, added Lily Beach into the comparison and it is probably between Lily Beach and Anantara Dhigu now. Budget is not a huge restraint, in truth we like the flexibility that an all inclusive would offer, however Anantara does get excellent reviews. Looking at the kids club activities for both I'm sure me or my wife could take it in turns to take the boys to the selected activities at the kids club.

        • Dreaming of Maldives
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          July 28, 2014 at 4:02 pm

          Hello dear Gavin, Both resorts are ideal for a family Holiday. The difference will reside in the environment. Lily is the PLACE TO BE for snorkeling ( kids included :-) ) Dhigu is the PLACE TO BE for sailing and swimming in a HUGE Blue Lagoon. The Villas offer more privacy and tranqulity at Dhigu. + Lily will be reached by seaplane, Dhigu by speed-boat.

          It's not easy to choose...

          Dear Gavin, I think you should read my Specials here :( There are both selected as DREAMY RESORTS) Anantara Dhigu. D Lily Beach
          Don't forget to check our Videos here. It's also a great way to "feel" a Resort.
          Hope all this will help you.
          Do not hesitate to ask any questions if needed !
          Best regards,

          Rozenn

  6. Vera
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    March 12, 2014 at 2:59 am

    Hi Rozenn, first of all, what a super list that you put together here. It's truly the "Grail" that many family travelers really need. I'm planning a trip (3-4 nights) for a big family, 6 adults + a 2.5-yr-old kid who will be sharing a bed with the parents. Interconnecting rooms are not that important for us. But I do want a nice kids club to entertain the little one. I've narrowed down the list to 4 resorts. Two are all-inclusive, while the other 2 full-board only. Our budget is quite flexible, but I just have to decide with the others how much we want to spend. Between Kurumba and Kuramathi, which one would you recommend more? And for the all-inclusive, between Lily and Club Med Kani, which one is better in your opinion? Thanks!

    • Dreaming of Maldives
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      March 18, 2014 at 4:16 pm

      Hello dear Vera ! So, I would definitely recommend Kuramathi and Lily Beach.Both top values and part of Maldives Best resorts without doubt. I speak about both resorts on the site and here on the blog, Have a beautiful stay in Maldives !! Cheers, Rozenn

  7. Trinidad
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    March 8, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    It seems that none of the featured resorts offer kids activities for 2 yr olds, is that correct?

  8. Alec
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    March 6, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    Hi, Great website!!! Thank you for all the information and all the work you have put in! My baby will be 18 month old when we visit. I am assuming too young for Kids Club. My wife and I would like to have a few free hours a day to do diving. Does that mean a babysitter or are there alternatives I am not thinking of?This is our honeymoon, so budget is not an issue. We are thinking to end resorts. Thank you for your help! All our best, Alec

    • Dreaming of Maldives
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      March 6, 2014 at 12:10 pm

      Hello dear Alec,

      There are babysitters in almost all resorts, so no worries.
      The prices and conditions are also indicated in my list !
      Have a beautiful Honeymoon !!

      Best regards,
      Rozenn

  9. Claudia
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    March 4, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    Hi, thank for for all the informations on this site! We would like to visit the maledives with our two children (7 and 4 years old) and have a question: Are there months in which travelling to maledives is cheaper than in other months? Thanks, Claudia

    • Dreaming of Maldives
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      March 5, 2014 at 10:47 am

      Hello dear Claudia, YES :-),
      generally around April/May until September ( attn : not all of them ). Otherwise there are deals running all year round too. So I advise you to make simulations with your budget/dates. You should find some good deals.

      Best regards


      Rozenn

  10. Karl
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    December 28, 2013 at 5:17 am

    Hi there, We're looking to have a holiday in April. We've short-listed Anantara Dhigu vs Jumeirah Vittaveli. Both are within our price range so that's not an issue. Will be travelling as a family of four - our kids are 7 & 4. Are the restaurants any good? More importantly, which resort would you recommend? Thanks in advance.

  11. Luca sabato
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    December 12, 2013 at 11:41 am

    Hi we are planning to go in first week of febraury there and we have a 11 month baby with us please suggest me something, i'm lost thanks

    • Dreaming of Maldives
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      December 13, 2013 at 4:28 pm

      Hello dear Luca,
      As usual : I can not give you a list of resorts as everything depends on your budget.
      . I understand your needs but without price range I cannot do much and it would take a long time for me to guess what suits you.
      Please submit your budget to your favorite travel agent or online and see where you could stay ( Agoda has great deals for example, see the link below...)
      Be aware that some agents and/or websites have different prices, so do not hesitate to compare.
      Once you've got a first "selection" come back to me and I will guide you.
      I will be very happy to assist you once this first search is done,


      Have a lovely Festive Season ! Best regards
      Rozenn
      Agoda deals

  12. Mummy Ed
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    December 7, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    Your website is so fantastic - lots of great info! BTW we just came back from Six Senses Laamu and they have free meals for kids below 6 too, and also free ice cream for everyone (not just kids) the whole day - what's there not to like? :) For toddlers who don't yet know how to snorkel we like the resorts that have a lot of marine life around the resort without needing to snorkel, such as the Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru and Angsana Ihuru (they say this has the best house reef?) and Club Med Kani where you constantly see tons of fish at the jetties or lagoons. Do you know of any other resorts that have plenty of marine life? It's been very hard to sight much around Anantara Dhigu, Holiday Inn Kandooma, Six Senses Laamu.

    • Dreaming of Maldives
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      December 13, 2013 at 4:36 pm

      Hello dear Mummy Ed,
      There so many resorts with great reefs.
      I am very surprised about Laamu, the surroundings on the side of the bar are amazing, but you have to swim.

      Dhigu is not known for this, it is the complete opposite with a huge lagoon : pls see here for maps and details.
      Vabbinfaru, I cannot say anything as I did not step on the resort for too many years.
      Ihuru used to be the special one for snorkeling but the house reef is not anymore what it used to be...too many people who did not care about Nature.
      Club Med, I don't know the Island ...
      Otherwise think of Lily Beach ( perfect for kids too ! )

      I can not give you a all list of resorts, it would take so much time, and some of them ( many ) are not kids-friendly.
      . Do not hesitate to ask me any further question if you have more detail to give me about your exact wishes.

      Have a lovely Festive Season !
      Best regards
      Rozenn

  13. Rishabh
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    October 27, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    Dear Rozenn, First of all, I must compliment and thank you and your team for doing such a great social service. There, at least, is one thing about Maldives, i.e. your blog which is free of cost and very helpful. :) Self with my wife and just turned 2 year old daughter are planning a trip to Maldives. After doing extensive research on tripadvisor and your blog and fitting my budget, I homed on to following Resorts : Bandos, Gangehi, Paradise Island, Holiday Inn, Sun Island and Kihaad. I also considered Kurumba and Anantara Dighu but they are beyond my budget. I'm already so exhausted. I need your advice on following. Which of the ones mentioned above are closest to Male? Cause I'll prefer a speed boat rather than flight to the resort. Which one of them are most kid friendly considering my daughter? Which one of them has best package in terms of All inclusive package and marine life and most pristine beaches? I know I'm asking too much of you but you have to help me. Thanking you in anticipation. Regards Rishabh.

    • Dreaming of Maldives
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      October 28, 2013 at 9:21 am

      Dear Rishabh,
      Bandos, Kurumba, Dhigu and Holiday Inn are very kids Friendly.
      Bandos, Kurumba and Paradise Island are located in North Male Atoll and the closest to Male with a short transfer by speedboat ( 5 / 10 minutes ).

      Holiday Inn and Dhigu are located in South Male Atoll, thus the transfer by speed boat is longer ( 30 to 40 minutes). Sun, Gangehi, and Kihaad are reachable by seaplane only.


      Prsitine beaches are everywhere. But Sun and Dhigu have amazing beaches and a wide lagoon. Snorkeling will be better at Bandos and Gangehi in my opinion.

      Please search for aerial photos of each resort to have an idea of the surroundings.

      For the al inclusive, it all depends on prices and each one wishes. Please refer to your travel agent to see what suits you the best and according to your budget.

      I hope this will help you a bit.
      Have a nice day,
      Best regards
      Rozennn

      • Rishabh
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        October 28, 2013 at 3:24 pm

        Thanks a ton. I'm still in a state of confusion but I guess I'm finally shortlisting Dighu, Veli and Kurumba. Hope my choices are good.

  14. Taisiya
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    October 10, 2013 at 12:44 am

    hello recommend the hotel to stay with the boy 3 years important is a good entry into the water - the ocean, the lack of coral underfoot also desirable good playground but the beach is more important)) Thank you! PS surfing is not important))

    • Dreaming of Maldives
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      October 10, 2013 at 9:40 am

      Hello dear Taisya,
      I can not give you a list of resorts as everything depends on your budget.
      . I understand your needs but without price range I cannot do much and it would take a long time.
      Please submit your budget to your favorite travel agent or online and see where you could stay ( Agoda has great deals for example, see the link below...)
      Be aware that some agents and/or websites have different prices, so do not hesitate to compare.
      Once you've got a first "selection" come back to me and I will guide you.
      I will be very happy to assist you once this first search is done,

      Best regards
      Rozenn
      Agoda deals

  15. Rained
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    September 5, 2013 at 7:13 am

    I have a plan to go to Maldives with my wife and 2 girls(8yrs and 2yrs old) on Nov 2013. Can you recommend some resorts be satisfied of conditions below for me? 1. xxx~xxxUSD per night 2. Kids Club, some program for kids(8yrs girls)

    • Dreaming of Maldives
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      September 17, 2013 at 10:16 am

      Dear Rained, Sorry for the delay of my reply, I was travelling.
      Here am I finally back !
      I cannot give you a list, it is a huge task and I might not answer all your requirements.
      So : My list is an essential start.
      Please, Have a look at my list and our website, select some resorts, find prices to see if it suits your budget and eventually come back to me if you need to narrow your search from your first selection.
      Some of the resorts featured in my list are also featured on our main website here.

      Important : You should have a look at a Resort that features family villas ( have a look again at my Child Friendly resorts list ).
      I have 2 questions : Do you already have offers so I can see what would be the best for you ? Are you booking a package or do you organize your trip by yourself ? It can make a lot of differences in terms of choice and prices.

      You can also find flash deals and offers at Agoda and Booking.com.

      I hope this will help you,
      Have a beautiful day,
      Best regards,
      Rozenn

  16. hessa mohammed
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    September 3, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    hi , am planning to visit Maldives in October . I need to know family friendly resorts as I have 2 kids 9 & 5 . I also need to know about the weather in October does it rain a lot ?

    • Dreaming of Maldives
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      September 5, 2013 at 8:22 am

      Dear Mohammed, I dońt understand, This list is all about your question, please have a look at it, it is the best source you can find. Check rates and always compare offers first ! Your final choice will depend on your budget and special needs. Choose according to your budget ( there are offers going on , you can check with our partners directly from the website or via the links in my article. ) Check also here http://www.dreamingofmaldives.com/maldives-resorts.php ABOUT THE WEATHER : It should rain less in october, BUT the weather is unpredictable, so I will not give any forecast. Too risky. please read all I have to say and more here http://www.dreamingofmaldives.com/maldives-weather-and-climate.php I hope you will find your Dreamy place ! Best regards, Rozenn

  17. Pradeep
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    July 31, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    This is great list of kid-friendly resorts. However, I am trying to book a villa in late Dec 2013 for 4 nights for my family of 4 (2 adults + 14 yr old + 17 yr old) and have been surprised that many resorts are requiring 2 villas. They are considering my kids as adults because they are over 12, even though some have a king bed (which will sleep 3) + extra bed in the room. Since this is peak season I do not want to fork out for 2 villas if possible. Are there any resorts with decent snorkelling that will permit a family of 4 in one villa ?

    • Dreaming of Maldives
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      August 1, 2013 at 9:52 am

      Dear Pradeep,

      This policy is standard. You will need 2 rooms or a villa that can accommodate 4 adults.

      In my list there many resort which offer such Villas for 4 and up.
      Here are some examples to start with ( they are mentioned in "Family Villas and/or Interconnected Villas "):
      Medium to medium+ budget : Lily Beach, Kurumba, Bandos, Sheraton Maldives, Centara Grand Island.

      Up market budget
      Viceroy, Conrad, Niyama, Dusit Thani,Constance Halaveli, the 2 Four Seasons...
      There are more in the list of course.
      Btw, It still time to have a look at the offers ( December period is very busy ). Hope this will help you a bit,

      Have a beautiful day,
      Best regards
      Rozenn

  18. Mainka gupta
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    May 8, 2013 at 7:23 am

    We r planning to visit maldives in june 2nd week .we have two kids which are 14 & 15 yrs old.which is best resort for this age group.either5star or 4star. Please suggest best packages for 6 days & 5 nights . Thanks

  19. Michelle
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    April 16, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    Hello First of all, what an Excellent and informative site, wow, very well done. My question is a little different, I have two little girls, a 4 year old and an 18 month old. We want to go to a resort that is not too far away from the international airport but no ton the main island ie. Male. We will be travelling quite a disatnce and want to get to the resort relatively quickly. Which resorts would you recommend that are easy and convinient to get to once we land at the international airport. Thank You Michelle

    • Dreaming of Maldives
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      April 17, 2013 at 10:23 am

      Hello dear Michelle, Well there quite a few around the aiport. From simple 3 stars to top Luxurious resorts. So, it is difficult to give you an advice. Please check my map here in North Male Atoll, I've selected some of the best there. Select some of them, see what's in your budget and then come back to me if you wish and I'll guide you,
      Hope this help
      Have a beautiful day,
      Best regards Rozenn

  20. Nils
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    April 2, 2013 at 11:33 am

    Hi Rozenn Thank you for the very informative article. We are planning a one week trip to the Maldives with 2 families, each consisting of two adults and two children. Kids ages are 5, 6, 7 & 9. We are looking for a resort with beachfront accomodation, a good house reef for snorkeling and ideally scuba facilities. We have found that the kids are happy as long as there is warm water and sand aplenty, so elaborate kids clubs are not essential. Could you recommend a resort which would not break the bank? We are from South Africa, and with our worthless currency such a trip is quite costly. I would appreciate your feedback.

    • Dreaming of Maldives
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      April 5, 2013 at 7:55 am

      Hello dear Nils,
      I can not give you a list of resorts as everything depends on your budget.
      . I understand your needs but without price range I cannot do much and it would take a long time.
      Please submit your budget to your favorite travel agent or online and see where you could stay ( Agoda has great deals for example, see the link below...)
      Be aware that some agents and/or websites have different prices, so do not hesitate to compare.
      Once you've got a first "selection" come back to me and I will guide you.
      I will be very happy to assist you once this first search is done,

      Best regards
      Rozenn
      Agoda deals

  21. Sunita
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    March 5, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    Hello, We are traveling to the Maldives during the 1st week in May for a 4 night/5day stay (husband, 4 yr old daughter and myself). We'd like to stay at a 5 star resort. Main activities would be mainly getting some rest and relaxation, having nice villa, beautiful resort with fine beaches & restaurants with a kid club available to us. Other than swimming & snorkeling, we're not divers. I've seen your list, we've narrowed it down to the viceroy, shangrila and niyama which one of these do you recommend? my first choice would be viceroy maldives (for the size of the villas),but i've heard the beach itself isn't large and there may be stones on it (on trip advisors). what feedback have you heard? have you been here yourself? What have you heard about he kids club? shangrila is large, main pool area is very nice (from the pictures). Do resorts, in particular, niyama, allow a child in their water studios? What is a seaplane trip like, do you think 4 year old would be comfortable for 45 mins? thanks, Sunita

    • Dreaming of Maldives
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      March 6, 2013 at 11:56 am

      Dear Sunita, I've answered you by email :-) Cheers Rozenn.

  22. Fouziah
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    March 2, 2013 at 11:02 am

    hi there, my family and I consist of my husband and my 3 kids age 2,6,7 would like to make our virgin trip to Maldives this June 2013. Our budget is roughly around xxx-xxx us$. Can you kindly advise me where would be the best resort to stay.. My husband intends to do a day of fishing(only him) so myself and the kids need some activities to keep ourselves occupied while my husband is out fishing. Thank u very much in advance..

    • Dreaming of Maldives
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      March 6, 2013 at 1:53 pm

      Hello dear Fouziah,
      It's difficult to answer you properly.
      The list would be too long for me to make and might not fit your wishes.
      Budgets vary with current offers. Have you looked at Agoda ? We have a new search box on the blog ( right column ).
      Please check the latest offers available, starting with the Resorts that are in my list for example and once you've filtered your first search, come back to me and I will help find your Dreamy Island.

      Basically, they all offer fishing and Big Fishing games and plenty of activities...so Budget will now make the difference.
      Looking forward reading you,
      Best regards,
      Rozenn.

  23. Emna
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    November 13, 2012 at 9:33 am

    Dear Sir, Thank you for your website! I'm going to organise my trip for end of june 2013. My children will be 2 years and half. What do you think is the best place for us? I hesitate between the Hideway island and the antara? yuor suggestion is also welcomed. Thank you so much in advance. regards

    • Dreaming of Maldives
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      November 14, 2012 at 7:56 am

      Hello dear Emna, Sorry for my late reply. We're currently travelling in Maldives and I do not have much time to answer. I could help you with pleasure, but I would first need to know about which Anantara you're thinking of. Is it Dhigu or Kihavah ? Looking forward reading you, Have a nice day, Rozenn

  24. Sarah
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    September 27, 2012 at 2:26 am

    Thank you for your wonderful website! We want to go to the Maldives from Perth Australia staying overnight in Singapore or KL on the way. Our son will be under 2 (20 months) so a lot of places won't have us. Can you recommend a resort for under 2s? He is a gold eater and we wouldn't need a kids club but would want him to see and experience the marine life. We are adventurous and love snorkeling and boats. Thank you! Sarah

    • Dreaming of Maldives
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      October 3, 2012 at 10:57 am

      Dear Sarah, I would love to help you, but with no budget indication - one of the most important "detail", I cannot be very helpful and accurate.
      Please feel free to contact me via email if you need to,

      Have a great day,
      Best regards
      Rozenn

  25. Reem
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    September 23, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    Hi, I'll be traveling with my 8 month old baby and 10 year old son. I have been doing extensive research to locate the best kids friendly hotels closest to the airport Male. I don't want to get on seaplanes with the kids. So far I only found the Sheraton which is only a 15 minute boat ride. Can you suggest any other ones. We are looking for 4 and 5 star hotels only. Thx!

    • Dreaming of Maldives
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      September 25, 2012 at 6:08 am

      Hello dear Reem, I need more information to be able to help. Budget is the main one, but also your wishes for activities, type of accomodation etc... You can write to me via email : rozenn(at)dreamingofmaldives(dot)com, so I can help you further. Have a nice day, Cheers, Rozenn

  26. Martha
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    September 19, 2012 at 5:58 am

    Hello! We are planning to visit the Maldives in October with our 2 year old and 5 year old. My husband would like to surf. Where would be the best areas to look for resorts that have great kids clubs that we can take the two year old to (under our supervisions) and that have great surf? He is an intermediate standard surfer, so not too big waves, and we would like the children to be able to use the beach too.

    • Dreaming of Maldives
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      September 21, 2012 at 6:02 am

      Dear Martha, Have you seen my answer to your question on facebook ? Have a nice day, Rozenn

  27. Prasad
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    September 12, 2012 at 5:44 am

    Hi, Thank you so much for presenting such a comprehensive list of resorts that cater to Kids. I am planning to travel to Maldives this October 2012 with my wife and 2 daughters (1 yr and 7 yrs) for 3 nights/4days. I have kind of shortlisted 2/3 resorts. Would require some suggestions from you . I am considering mid-range resorts. Kids club is not a must, but a good-to-have. However if the resort is good and nice and is welcoming to kids, that is also ok. Another factor we considered was that the resort is close enough to Male to travel by speedboat. Seaplane is expensive. Also, we are also looking to experience the Maldivian serenity and the peace and tranquility. Added on with some snorkeling /relaxation etc. 1. Kurumba - got a very good package less than 1000 USD B&B (incl. of taxes for 3n/4d) - has kids club dont know about the beach/snorkelling etc here 2. Bandos - a little more expensive (approx 200-300 USD) than kurumba - has kids club 3. Velassaru - a little more expensive ( approx 1300 USD B&B all incl of taxes) i like the look and feel of the place - no kids club . there is a pool however. Any help to make a choice would be appreciated thanks prasad

    • Dreaming of Maldives
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      September 19, 2012 at 6:31 am

      Dear Prasad, Sorry for my late reply. I hope this not too late. The best is to communicate by email, as there are important questions to be answered first in order to advise you what could be best for you and your family. Please let me know if I shall contact you, Have a nice day, Rozenn

  28. Kim
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    July 22, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    Hello - Just found your website and I love it! We are planning our first trip to the Maldives in April 2013 and trying to decide between a few different options. We're looking for a family friendly place (our kids are aged 6 and 8), and also want great snorkelling off the beach without having to take a boat, plus great food and a pool for the kids. We're looking for Rustic luxury, nothing too modern/flashy/sleek. We are debating between Dusit Thani, Soneva Fushi and Island Hideaway. Could you comment on the differences in the house reefs, and ambiance for families on these islands? Many thanks!!! Kim

  29. Jay
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    June 22, 2012 at 11:55 am

    Hi, we are thinking of going to the Maldives in January, our daughter will be 9 months old. Please can you recommend any baby friendly resorts at the top end budgets. many thanks

    • Dreaming of Maldives
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      June 23, 2012 at 1:58 pm

      Hello dear Jay,
      Here is some information to start with...
      About Baby Friendly Resorts.
      All resorts propose baby-sitting services as you probably read it already on my article. But a very few of them accept babies in their Kids Clubs ( at least under 1 year). The only possibility for you to enjoy "parents time" - so precious, particularly in Maldives-, will be to hire a baby-sitter on location.

      I don't know when and how long you need a baby sitter service, but I can already tell you that some resorts do not have evening baby-sitter or have baby sitter services that can be done for a few hours. Furthermore, I believe that in order to fully enjoy your "free time", it would be better to be sure about the baby sitting "quality" for your baby who will still be quite young :-).

      About the perfect Island... This is a very personal story. On this first basis, I can tell already that there are some resorts that could suit you. But with no indication on your holiday priorities and wishes + your budget, I can not help you further. The list would be too long and, mostly, my options could be wrong.
      You can, if you wish, let me know about this or ask me further questions, here on the comments or by email at rozenn@dreamingofmaldives.com
      I hope this will help you,
      Have a nice day,
      Cheers,
      Rozenn

  30. Wafa
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    June 7, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    We were in the middle of finalizing the resort. We were thinking Four Seasons Kuda Hura. A bit pricey (approx $1,100/nite as per their website) but as per our research it seems like they have a good kids club as well as only a boat ride away from the airport. We are looking for some place where kids (10 yrs old daughter & 4 yrs old son) can have some fun on their own so that we can have some downtime as well. We would like to… 1. Scuba 2. Daughter would like to learn surfing 3. Submarine ride 4. Fishing for me (if wife allows ;) 5. Lots of comfort (wife is not at all into roughing in) 6. Visit Male I would really appreciate it, if you could recommend something (in an email) in the same price range or a bit economical.

  31. Nasser Iqbal
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    June 6, 2012 at 10:10 am

    Hi there, we are planning to visit Maldives in late August , with our 11yr old daughter and 10yr old son. We would like a resort with an active kids club and an over water villa. All inclusive and kids pool with slides would be a plus. what do you suggest?

    • Dreaming of Maldives
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      June 6, 2012 at 2:02 pm

      Dear Nasser, My humble task is to help you with choosing and not finding the prefect resort.
      The search is too large and depends too much on budget. As I mention at the beginning of the article : “We are dedicated to helping you find the best Maldives resort for you and your children, but we are not able to present you a list of resorts as everything depends first on your budget, you and your personal requirements ( apart from the kids club of course :-) ). Here is how we can help you : We suggest you to first submit our list to your favorite travel agent or online and see where and when you could stay with your budget. Be aware that some agents and/or websites have different prices, so do not hesitate to compare. Once you’ve got a first “selection”, come back to us and we will guide you to make it really perfect.” Please have a discussion with your travel agent to find the perfect match with your budget and come back to me -if you need- with this first selection. I will then happily answer you, Good luck in your search, And do not hesitate to come back to us when your first list is set ! All the best, Rozenn

  32. Arnauld
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    May 16, 2012 at 10:42 am

    Hello and thanks a lot for your helpfull site ! We plan to stay in the Maldives during a week with our 3 years son. We think about Lux Maldives or Dusit Thani Maldives or Constance Halavelhi Resort (depending offers). Do you know if the fare of kids club are included in the price of a room or how can we find the price for a half a day or a day (I didn't find on their website) ? Sincerely,

    • Dreaming of Maldives
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      May 16, 2012 at 11:39 am

      Hello dear Arnaud, bonjour ! Tous les clubs enfants sont sans supplement :-) c'est encore mieux. Au passge, je vous invite a decouvrir notre blog en Francais ici ...si cela vous convient mieux. Bonne journee a vous, Rozenn

      • Arnauld
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        May 29, 2012 at 3:53 pm

        Merci pour votre réponse si rapide et pour le lien vers la version française (mon pauvre anglais n'a pas fait illusion ! :-)) Je vous enverrai un commentaire si l'on choisit un hôtel avec kid's club. Le meilleur pour votre blog ! Arnauld.

        • Dreaming of Maldives
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          May 30, 2012 at 5:31 am

          Cher Arnauld,
          Votre commentaire sera le bienvenu ! Note: pour l'Anglais c'est le email qui m'a mis sur la voie ;-), et franchement, il est pas si mal que ça...très clair même. Bonne journée.
          Bien à vous,
          Rozenn

  33. Shams
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    May 9, 2012 at 7:46 am

    I recived a quote from LUX Maldives and Angsana Velavaru and they are similar so we're wondering which one you would recommend. The Angsana advertises the kids club on their website and brochures, but in their e-mail they state that they are not child friendly and do not recommend the resort to families with children under 5 years old. I've e-mailed them back to query this and am still waiting for their reply. About the meal options, we have a 2 yo and a 5yo. Is it really necessary to get a meal plan or can we buy meals for them (they usually share one meal between them anyway). How expensive is food at these resorts. Thanks so much

    • Dreaming of Maldives
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      May 11, 2012 at 6:53 am

      Hello dear Shams Well...I find strange that Velavaru has stated that they are not child friendly...how paradoxal is this ? Their Kids-club accept children from 3 years old. I would be interested in knowing more about their answer to you... For the meals, It's difficult to advise you. I don't know the price for the meal plans that you got offered. In both cases, food is always quite expensive, even snacks and pastas. So, I would consider taking at least one meal plan... Staying at your disposal if you need more infos. Cheers, Rozenn

  34. Alicia Robinson
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    March 18, 2012 at 2:01 am

    Hello, Thank you for this wonderful blog - you have inspired me more than ever to enjoy at holiday with my family to the Maldives. Our families holiday interests are two fold - surfing and relaxing, with our two young children (3yrs and 1yrs). We are looking at travelling in September 2012. Is this a good time for surf? After reseraching surfing locations, I have been trying (with great difficulty) to cross reference them with child-friendly resorts. If you have time, are you able to give me any indication of resorts that may have access to surfbreaks (via boat transfer or other) and be child friendly with a little bit of luxury too? Hudhuranfushi Island Resort (Lohifushi Resort) does not excite me - have you any other recomendations? Thank you for your help. Kind regards Alicia Robinson

    • Dreaming of Maldives
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      April 25, 2012 at 4:24 pm

      Dear Alicia, Sorry for this late reply...may'be you've made your choice already...:-( In any case, I would recommend you Anantara Dhigu which has it all. It is one of the cheapest ( ( I did not say cheap ;-) ) to give you the possibility to surf close by and have your kids well handled. Whatever you've probably chosen already, I wish you a beautiful stay !!! Cheers, Rozenn

  35. Nikki
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    February 19, 2012 at 3:18 am

    Hello, Could you please tell me a bit about Holiday Inn Kandooma Island? I believe they have a kids club - is this correct? I have two children aged 7 and 10. Kind regards, Nikki

    • Dreaming of Maldives
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      February 21, 2012 at 10:59 am

      Hello dear Niki I would have gladly help you, but I unfortunately do not know Kandooma. I am sorry, Cheers Rozennn

  36. Babs
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    January 30, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Hello Rozenn, we are planning to go to the Maldives in july-august with our 2 children (ages 9 and 11). The list of kids-friendly resorts is very helpful. We are actually looking for a resort that is not only kids-friendly but also has a beautiful housereef that can be reached directly from the beach (so without having to take a boat). We really love snorkeling so we would like to be able to go snorkeling for a couple of hours every day without having to pay for a snorkeling trip on a boat. We already snorkeled with whale sharks in Mexico but we would really love to have the opportunity to swim with manta rays too. To avoid huge extra bills we would also like to have an all inclusive resort. Can you give us some tips on which resorts are the best for our needs? Thank you very much!

    • Dreaming of Maldives
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      January 31, 2012 at 7:50 am

      Dear Babs, Lily Beach Resort and Spa would be a perfect match. The resort is one of our favorite for many reasons. I wrote a lot about Lily Maldives on our main website in the section "Maldives Dreamy Resort". You will find there E-ve-ry-thing you need to know about the Resort. Read here Lily Beach Resort & Spa. All the best, Rozenn,

      • Babs
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        January 31, 2012 at 10:09 pm

        Hi Rozenn, thank you very much for the quick reply. I had a look at Lily Beach Resort and it looks really wonderful...but I'm afraid it's a bit too expensive for our budget. Do you have any other suggestions for us? Thanks a lot!

        • Dreaming of Maldives
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          February 7, 2012 at 2:39 pm

          Dear Babs Sorry for late reply, I take some time to answer you... My humble task is to help you with choosing and not finding the prefect resort. The search is too large and depends too much on budget. As I mention at the beginning of the article : "We are dedicated to helping you find the best Maldives resort for you and your children, but we are not able to present you a list of resorts as everything depends first on your budget, you and your personal requirements ( apart from the kids club of course :-) ). Here is how we can help you : We suggest you to first submit our list to your favorite travel agent or online and see where and when you could stay with your budget. Be aware that some agents and/or websites have different prices, so do not hesitate to compare. Once you’ve got a first “selection”, come back to us and we will guide you to make it really perfect." Please have a discussion with your travel agent to find the perfect match with your budget and come back to me -if you need- with this first selection. I will then happily answer you, Good luck in your search, All the best

          • Babs
            February 14, 2012 at 5:19 pm

            Hello again Rozenn, I have been doing some more investigating on prices and housereefs and these are the resorts I came up with: Bandos and Kuramathi. Lily Beach and Centara Grand look wonderful too but are much more expensive I think. Which island is the best choice for us in your opinion, Bandos or Kuramathi? Thank you, all the best to you too

          • Dreaming of Maldives
            February 15, 2012 at 8:39 am

            Hello dear Babs, Kuramathi without any doubt. The Resort is one of the best in its category. We love this island. Big, beautiful, nice atmosphere, good food, nice rooms, plenty of activities, very nice reef, nice beach, amazing sandbank, super Kids-Club......and recently renovated. What to say more ? Go ahead. It is fantastic. Let me know... Have a nice day!

  37. Francesca Mustaffi
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    January 30, 2012 at 11:31 am

    Dear Rozenn and Sakis, Many compliments for this great website, what a fantastic tool for families!! Together with my husband and 5 y.o. daughter we would like to spend 10 days in Maldives from 31st March. We are mostly looking for resorts with kids clubs, proper ones, with indoor and outdoor playrooms/playgrounds and lots of activities. Mini-disco would also be a huge plus. An other mandatory requirement is to have All Inclusive treatment, to avoid huge extra bill. It would be nice to have a beach bungalow. It's difficult to make the right choice, but from what I read here I am thinking of Kanuhura or Anantara Dhigu Resort & Spa. Do you have any idea if any of the resorts you mention are also sold to the Italian market? Budget is not an issue for us, we just want the best of the best!! Thanks in advance Francesca

    • Dreaming of Maldives
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      January 30, 2012 at 11:51 am

      Dear Francesca, Thank you very much for your comment. Indeed the Resorts that you mention are sold in the Italian Market. You will have to make some research to find your favorite Travel agent. Enjoy the Amazing Maldives, Sakis & Rozenn

  38. October 26, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Hi Rozenn, Im used to going to beach holiday resorts around south east asia (i.e. phuket, philippines, bali, etc) but would like to give the maldives ago because we always wanted to try. We have 2 kids, a 4 yr and a 2 yr old. We understand that it is more expensive than resorts in the south east, our budget is roughly around 600 to 1000USD (with meals preferably). We are not big on leaving our kids with babysitters for an extended period of time but much prefer organising a babysitter for an hour or two while they are sleeping so we can get a massage or a drink, etc. Kids club would be great to keep them occupied. The things we would like are: 1. kid friendly beach with lots of fishes 2. nice big rooms - not sure if water villas are same for them? 3. full board or half board so i dont have to worry about the 'surprise bill' 4. good kids club 5. a spa for massages 6. good food - as there isnt much things to do there thinking of travel period is around late march to april (is this ok?) thanks

    • Dreaming of Maldives
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      October 27, 2011 at 6:47 am

      Dear MC Everything is possible in all Resorts of my list, but one element will make the difference : You'll have to find a resort that can (and accept) to accommodate 2 AD + 3 CHD without having to book 2 villas. Please pay attention : Water Villas are not always available for Families with young Children for security reasons.- Note : I must admit that it requires a LOT of attention from our side.Personally, I was not a fan when my Son was smaller. That said, I am thinking of Lily Beach (probably the best bet according to your wishes), Anantara Dhigu(great too, but no snorkeling at close reach), and Kanuhura.(same as Dhigu). Have a look at Lily Beach and Dhigu on our website ( we have selected them as our favorite Dreamy Resorts of Maldives ) at Lily Beach AND Dhigu Once you've checked all details ( I have gathered on this pages ALL NECESSARY Information), you wil have then to check if they fit into your budget ( that is always the big question ;-)) and if there are deals going on with your favorite agent or on the web. Please do not hesitate to come back to me once you've done that. I hope I've helped you, Have a great day, Rozenn.

      • November 15, 2011 at 12:43 pm

        Hi Rozenn, Once again your comment is most informative and helpful. We are close to booking our Maldivian holiday, I took your advise and researched Lily Beach and very much impressed. I found a good deal at Agoda.com for their Beach villa which would accomodate all of us as it has an oversize daybed, so we can just request for a cot and we should be all set. The Agoda website says "All Inclusive" so I have asked them numberous times whether this means the same as Lily Beach's "Platinum Package", I must say their responses have all been dissapointing and I feel like its just a massive call centre standard response. Do you know whether Lily Beach only offers all inclusive? My biggest fear is when I book with Agoda and upon arriving to find out that its not the Platinum Package. Also, having a look at Diva and sheraton full moon as well, which is better for us in your opinion. if we are into just chilling out, snorkelling and having massages. and which one has better baby sitting facilities?

  39. rehab saad
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    October 15, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    im planning to visit maldiv in november 2011. my daughter is 8 years old and my son is 5. they realy love the outside activities such as swimming, fishing, tree house. so what 5 stars resorts that you recomed. thanks rehab

  40. Anu Rajesh
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    August 31, 2011 at 8:55 am

    Hello, First of all, thank you for proving all the links/info on kid friendly resorts ! We are looking at a short vacation in Maldives in December. We are travelling with our two kids (10 & 5yrs). We are tempted to stay in a over water villa, since it would certainly be an experience we havent gotten anywhere so far. Are there any suggestions that are kid friendly for this ? Would you suggest this ? We looked at Centara Grand, which sounded good and had a price of around $1000/night + sea plane fare etc for an over water villa with kids. Is this a good option ? Is this hotel in a good location ? We love scenic and serene surroundings. Also the Island Hideaway resort sounds lovely (their beach front Rambaa suite - not sure if kids are allowed and the rates). If there are other resorts that you would recommend in similar category I would love to know. Thank you ! Anu

    • Dreaming of Maldives
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      September 12, 2011 at 6:13 am

      Dear Anu, Indeed, Island Hideaway is an excellent choice :-) Have a look at Diva Maldives which has Family Water Villas ! I also think about Kanuhura and one of the 2 Four Seasons ( but budget might be an issue). These Resorts have great value, scenics and options for family accomodations. I hope this helped you, Have a great day, Rozenn

  41. Babs
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    July 12, 2011 at 9:54 am

    Hi there Rozenn Thank you for the info. Great help. We've been dreaming of Maldives for a few years now and I think we're ready to go this year. The only trouble is deciding on which resort to stay. We have 2 kids aged 2 and 6 so we'll definitely want a resort that offer Kids Club and other facilities. We've stayed in many resorts in Asia offering Kids Club per-say but not actually having that many activities for the kids; nothing like Club Med Kids Club which guarantee a fun and full day of activities for the children. Can you please help us. We are looking for a resort that has 2 bedroom villa and not connecting, and a good Kids Club. Many thanks in advance.

  42. robin
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    May 23, 2011 at 4:28 am

    hello there...thank you for this info. we have 2 daughters 10 and 12. they do not like kids clubs, but prefer just snorkeling and swimming and relaxing. we want an over water villa where the 4 of us can easily stay together in a king size. we also would like a seaplane arrival as the girls would love that! we are considering the Hilton Maldives/Iru Fushi Resort & Spa. our budget is around 6oo to 700 US dollars a night. maybe closer to 600 if possible. we want 5 star and the highest standard for our money. a few nice pools mostly for the girls. my husband and i just like to relax. your suggestions would be lovely.. cheers!

    • Dreaming of Maldives
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      May 27, 2011 at 5:26 am

      Dear Robin, Here are a few suggestion ... Diva Maldives ( family water Villas !!) NUMBER 1 Angsana Velavaru ( big water Vila for families ! ) Iru Fushi ( indeed a good choice) Kanuhura : Interconnected rooms The Fours Seasons ( 2 resorts : Kuda Huraa and Landaa Giraavaru ). Pls check with your favorite agent or on Internet reference your budget This is a first list of suggestions that I hope will help you to make your choice :-) If you need more infos about them or have other ideas, let me know. We'll see together. Have a great day, Rozenn

  43. alpa
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    May 20, 2011 at 8:26 am

    hi. i wish to go maldives with my husband and two child 11 and14 years old. which resort u suggest.

    • Dreaming of Maldives
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      May 27, 2011 at 5:30 am

      Dear Alpa, As we said to Travelmonk ( see comment above dated : March 10th 2011 ) : We would be happy to help you chose your best Maldives resort. But we are not able to give you a list of resorts as everything depends first on your budget ! Without mentioning your personal requirements (apart from the kids club of course ;-)). We suggest you to first submit our list to your favorite travel agent or online and see where you could stay with your budget. Be aware that some agents and/or websites have different prices, so do not hesitate to compare. Once you’ve got a first “selection”, come back to us and we will guide you to make it really perfect. Looking forward reading you, Have a great day, Rozenn

  44. Erika
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    April 1, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    Thanks a lot :-))

  45. Erika
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    March 30, 2011 at 7:36 am

    Hello, we have booked our holiday in Kuramathi and we are travelling at the end of April with our 2 years old daughter. I know that the kids club there only takes children from 3 but is it free to use for us? I mean if I can come and play in playroom or in the playground with my daughter there? Thanks for your answer.

    • Dreaming of Maldives
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      March 31, 2011 at 4:57 am

      Hi Erika, You can surely play with your daughter free of charge in the playground and playroom of Kuramathi Resort. There is a big playground outside the kids club with many games. Enjoy your holidays in the amazing Maldives

  46. suraj gupta
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    March 23, 2011 at 7:23 am

    hi there i want to go to the maldives with my wife and 2 boys(ages 12 & 6 years). which hotel / resort would you recommend that would have activities that both the boys would enjoy... cheers Suraj

  47. Travelmonk
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    March 10, 2011 at 4:44 am

    Hi Rozenn & Sakis, First up, would really like to thank you for putting up such informative details regarding child friendly holidays. It really shows how much you care for kids and think that holidays without kids is not complete.... We are planning to visit the Maldives for the first time in the Mid May and planning to stay for 6/7 nights is a very child friendly resort with a very good location. I have a 9 year old daughter who simply loves the Kids-Clubs and all the activity associated with it and also she is very adventurous with water activities. I also have 3 year old boy who loves as you described earlier " bathing with Dad and Mum, playing with the sand, watching the fishes…" My first question would is Mid - May the ideal time visit Maldives, can i see the blue waters, go for snorkelling, enjoy the beach, we are not sun loungers but dont like the whole day raining...... The second one will be which resort offers the maximum for a 9 year old... Thanks for your time.. Regards

    • Dreaming of Maldives
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      March 14, 2011 at 6:31 am

      Hello Travelmonk ! We would be happy to help you chose your best Maldives resort. But we are not able to give you a list of resorts as everything depends first on your budget ! Without mentioning that personal requirements ( apart from the kids club of course ;-) ) have to be taken in consideration. We suggest you to first submit our list to your favorite travel agent or online and see where you could stay with your budget. Be aware that some agents and/or websites have different prices, so do not hesitate to compare. Once you’ve got a first “selection”, come back to us and we will guide you to make it really perfect. For the weather. May looks already tricky. But you can imagine how impossible it is to predict how days will exactly go on. You may have sunshine non-stop, or a few days between rainy ones... Please use our list , submit it together with your budget and come back to us. We will be very happy to assist you once this essential search is done, Looking forward reading you, Have a great day ! Rozenn & Sakis

  48. Leslie Park
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    March 8, 2011 at 3:38 am

    We are planning a trip to the Maldives in late July 2011 travelling from Singapore. We have three children, 10, 8 and 6 years old. What is the best resort to take three kids to for the money? Trying to get a great experience without busting the bank. My kids love snorkeling. Please let us know. Thank you.

  49. Eddy Ojak
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    February 13, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    Hi - how about resorts which cater for teens (15/16), especially teens who enjoy windsurfing and prefer to be active on holiday ? Any suggestions would help.

    • Dreaming of Maldives
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      February 14, 2011 at 7:20 am

      Hello Eddy We would recommend you the Anantara's hotels which provide a fantastic spot for windsurf, surf and kitesurf. ( one of the best among all resorts ) On the other hand, Centara Grand Island Resort is the only one to offer a teens club where they can enjoy gaming stations. But as your kids are active ( and that's the point in Maldives ! ) Water activities and lagoon usability for water sports might be an issue as the resort does not have the same assets as Anantara on this matter. Please do not hesitate for any other question,

  50. Reem
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    January 22, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Hi! We are planning to visit the Maldives for the first time end of February. We have an 8 year old who is very active and quite demanding. At this age, they are not interested in the "arts and crafts" or hang around some toys at the kids club! I need somewhere that would cater to his craving for adventure and experimentation without dragging me with him on every excursion! I also need a sort of busy resort where he won't be the only kid there at this time of year. It's not Easter nor X-mas so I'm not sure what the situation is like there, but I do like a place where he can meet other kids where they can play and run together. Also, I've noticed that prices do vary, which one would you consider the best priced in terms of kids friendliness? We will be there for 4 nights 5 days and do not want to come back home broke :) Help Please!!

    • Dreaming of Maldives
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      January 24, 2011 at 7:21 am

      Hello Reem, Indeed prices vary, so we will not be able to give you a list of resorts as everything depends on your budget ! Without mentioning that personal requirements ( apart from the kids club of course ;-) ) have to be taken in consideration. We suggest you to first submit our list to your favorite travel agent or online and see where you could stay with your budget. Be aware that some agents and/or websites have different prices, so do not hesitate to compare. Once you've got a first "selection" come back to us and we will guide you to make it really perfect. Just a word about the number of kids that will be there at the same period. There should be kids too, but we can not guarantee this point, this will depend on the bookings ! So we will not be able to take this point in our final suggestions. We will be very happy to assist you once this first search will be done, Looking forward reading you, Have a great day ! Rozenn & Sakis

  51. Mazika
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    January 13, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    Hello, We are planning to go to Maldives with our 1.5 year daugther. Could you recommmend a nice resort that would be suitable and would offer some of activities for a child of such age? thanks indeed.

    • Dreaming of Maldives
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      January 13, 2011 at 1:58 pm

      Hello Mazika, First I can tell you that holidaying in Maldives with a 1,5 year child is not a problem as our boy went there twice at the same age. I just overprotected him from the sun. Super high protective cream, hat, short and tee shirt...all together :-) + I avoided the hotest burning hours ( 10h30 / 15h30 ). Never had a single problem. This important matter said...Quite none of the resorts will offer activities for our very small ones. Kids clubs ( excepted Bandos - but please get information with your favorite travel agent on this resort or/and check reviews) do not accept 1.5 years old children. Activities will remain simple,...bathing with Dad and Mum, playing with the sand, watching the fishes... If you feel to have a moment for two with your beloved one, you will find, in most of the resorts, a baby-sitting service generally assured by some members of the staff. Prices vary between 6/10 euro ( rare) to 20/25 euro according to the resort category. Here are some first main information that might help you. Please do not hesitate to ask me more question, Have a nice day, Please recheck if this service is currently provided when you book your resort.

      • Natasha C
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        February 21, 2011 at 8:37 pm

        HI there, We are also planning a trip to the Maldives with our 16 month old and are wondering what resort this couple chose? We are looking for a beach villa/cottage, that offers babysitting and is quite toddler friendly. Any suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks, Natasha

        • Dreaming of Maldives
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          February 24, 2011 at 7:18 am

          Dear Natasha I don't know your budget, which is essential to advise you on the right resort. Almost all resorts offer Baby Sitting. Prices vary between 7 USD to 20 USD per hour ( :-O ) according to the category. Please note that Baby sitters are not "official " Baby sitters, but quite always member of the staff who provide the service, or sometimes a girls from the neighboring island. So, as far as I am concerned, I would not say that it is the ideal for a small one like yours. We had our son under the care of some staff ( men and women ) or girls from the islands and everything ran smooth and I have nothing to say. Everybody was sweet. And I'll surely do it again :-) BUT. Yes there is a but. My son was app. 2 years old. Before this age, he was constantly with us. This is a very delicate question, involving the different sensibilities that we both might have. Plus, Baby sitting is not always guaranteed in the evening for example and as to be booked much in advance, sometimes 1 day. Et voila...this is what I could tell you for a start. Please let me know if you need to know anything else. Have a great Day !

    • Marc Azada
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      September 20, 2011 at 7:52 am

      What a beautiful resort! I am also planning to bring my wife and kids to this resort in Maldives. Is there an affordable package for the family of 3?

  52. Marzouq
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    November 10, 2010 at 9:42 am

    I need the best resorts for kids and more activities for my kids 4,6,7 years old thanx

    • Dreaming of Maldives
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      November 10, 2010 at 1:23 pm

      Dear Marzouq, we just sent you an email giving you a few ideas to start with...

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