The Ultimate Guide for a Family Holiday in Maldives
Parents, this is the Graal to The Best Maldives Kids Clubs !
PART 1. INTRO
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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 : 14 November 2017
Our son has always come to the Maldives with us since he was 2 years old .
He is today 13.
I’ve put you some new photos of my personal album at the end of each page.
They are some simple yet great Moments of Happiness along the years with our “Little one”.
You will find hereunder most of the Maldives Resorts that offer a Kids Club with all essential information.
This year, besides the usual ( and so important for our little ones ! ) kids club programs and activities, I’ve also put some photos of the listed resorts, some kids menus, photos of family Villas and everything I estimated important to chose the best resort for you and your family.
Welcome to Kandima, OZEN, Centara Grand Resort and Sun Aqua Vilu Reef in our new 2017 / 2018 Series !
You will find in this [super] essential list the following Resorts :
Kandima (New) | OZEN at Maadhoo ( New ) | Centara Grand Resort ( New ) | Sun Aqua Vilu Reef ( New ) | Six Senses Laamu | Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives | Sheraton Full Moon | Kuramathi | Shangri-La’s Villingili | Lily Beach Resort and Spa | The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives | Dusit Thani Maldives | Soneva Fushi | Four Seasons Kuda Huraa | Four Seasons Landaa Giravaaru | One & Only Reethi Rah | Kurumba
I’ve added some more photos from my personal album at the end of each Page 🙂
It all started in 2007, here on Dreaming of Maldives…
I was receiving 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 ( for me and for you 🙂 ) 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 “Graal” 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 !
Important note to our readers: Choosing the perfect holidays is a very personal affair.
I am dedicated to helping you find the best Maldives resort for you and your children, but I am 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 I can help you :
I 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 me via the comments and I will guide you to make it really perfect. This said, enjoy !
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 ?
Kids Clubs in Maldives ? Wait, no too fast. It deserves a bit of history first…
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 for snorkeling ) for the little ones.
The structures and leisure choice of the Maldives resorts were dissuading most of us to travel with our children, leaving us with an exciting feeling of real intimacy but sometimes tainted with bitterness and nostalgia.
The perfect balance
For years, Maldives Resorts have received many unsolvable requests from their guests who wanted more than a Baby sitting – a service that was not always available, outrageously expensive or had to be booked days in advance -.
As traveller’s exigencies were continuously increasing, Resort Managements had to face an inevitable challenge : combine and maintain the tranquillity, 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 nowadays accomplished.
Today, our children can also enjoy the Maldives dream, parents can finally enjoy some romantic holidays and Honeymooners and 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 holidaying parents, none of the resorts will ever look nor feel like a kindergarten.
Kids-clubs and Kids activities are always managed separately and discretely so that they do not interfere with the serenity and ambiance of the island.
The first Kids Club were first introduced by 5 Stars Luxury Resorts, 7/8 years ago, which is relatively new for a tourist destination of 40 years !
Luckily, today, many 4 Stars Resorts also provide their guests with this cool service.
Perfect Places for our kids
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 Maldivian Nature with adventures and discovery of the island in small groups
- Learning Maldivian Culture with songs and dances
- Art and crafts made from local items (sand,coconuts) to develop children’s creativity
- Spa treatments
- & 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.
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, because they do not want to highlight this service or due to temporary unavailability.
More Maldives Resorts with Kids Clubs : Kanuhura | Lux* Maldives | Hideaway Maldives | Velaa Private Island | Kihaad Maldives | Holiday Inn Kandooma | Cheval Blanc Randheli | Bandos | Angsana Velavaru | Conrad Maldives Rangali Island | JA Manafaru | Constance Halaveli | Anantara Dhigu | Anantara Kihavah | Niyama | Amilla Fushi | Maafushi | Finolhu | Furaveri | St Regis | Outrigger Konotta | Loama | Olhuveli | Cocoon
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 my side, I will do my very best to provide you with the latest updates !
The Best Child-friendly Resorts in Maldives, all the Kids-clubs.
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OZEN at Maadhoo
Centara Grand Island
Sun Aqua Vilu Reef
Six Senses Laamu
One & Only Reethi Rah
Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru
Four Seasons Kuda Huraa
Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives
Dusit Thani Maldives
Sheraton Full Moon
The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi
First 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.
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 😉
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Last Complete Update : 14 NOVEMBER 2017