Family holidays in the Maldives

With white powdery sands and crystal clear waters you'll find it hard to keep the kids away from the beach on your holidays in the Maldives. Active families will love the many water sports and activities on offer, including sailing, water skiing, scuba diving and lots more, while those who want to simply relax will find plenty of opportunities.

Our pick of the best family friendly hotels in the Maldives will ensure everyone is well taken care of on holiday. Kids' Clubs provide fun and games all day long, while evening entertainment will ensure the whole family laugh, dance and have fun together over dinner. Babysitting and family rooms are available in many of the hotels, leaving the adults to enjoy a relaxed evening or indulge with a massage. 

Whatever you're looking for our expert Personal Travel Planners will find the perfect option for you. All of our hotels have been carefully tried and tested to ensure they match our exacting standards, as well as yours. 

Why choose family holidays in the Maldives? 

The beaches are the main draw of a family holiday in the Maldives, with warm and gentle sands. If you want to try something more active hit the waters and you'll find a plethora of activities. Learn to sail, windsurf, kitesurf and more, or head underwater and explore the incredible creatures that live below the surface with scuba diving and snorkelling. Families with younger children will love boat trips out to sea where you might even be able to see dolphins, rays and more. 

There's lots to do inland in the Maldives too. Head to a lagoon and swim in the clear waters before enjoying a picnic on the beach. Trek or cycle through rainforests and make it to the top of mountains and volcanos where the spectacular views are worth the effort. 
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Centara Grand Island
The onsite restaurants serve lots of child friendly dishes, while there are lots of opportunities to play in the sands or in the sea. Scuba diving trips and courses are available and the Camp Safari Kids' Club will keep younger guests entertained throughout the day. 
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Coco Bodu Hithi
Splash in the swimming pool or the ocean, or spend days scuba diving and snorkelling. There are lots of water sports including sailing, canoeing, water skiing and more. Plus, enjoy babysitting facilities and tennis courts. 
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Jumeirah Vittaveli
Little ones will love the ice skating rink, as well as the Kuda Koli Kids' Club which keeps them entertained with activities throughout the day. Water sports include diving, snorkelling, sailing and lots more. 

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History and culture

Whether you like to explore alone or try guided tours there is a rich history and culture just waiting to be discovered on your family holidays. Wander through stunning mosques, or head to the fish market and bargain like a local before taking your catch to a restaurant to be cooked to perfection. Alternatively, the National Museum is ideal for those wanting to learn all about this wonderful country.

If you prefer to let the culture come to you many of our hotels offer a range of themed night and evenings. These allow you to taste some of the delicious local cuisine, dance the night away to local music or simply watch the bright and brilliant colours and dancers. 

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Kurumba Maldives
Enjoy adventurous meals as well as children's favourites, play on the beach or head into the water for snorkelling, scuba diving, canoeing and lots more. The Majaa Kids' Club will keep younger guests having fun, while Majaa Teens is ideal for older children.  
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Lux South Ari Atoll
Each of the hotel's seven restaurants offers special menus for fussy little ones, and there is a supervised activities programme which runs throughout the day. Try scuba diving, tennis, banana boat rides and so much more. 
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Book excursions with the family and enjoy a delicious picnic as you explore the beautiful islands and sea that surround the resort. You might even see dolphins! There is also snorkelling and scuba diving, as well as child friendly dishes at the onsite restaurants. 
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OZEN by Atmosphere at Maadhoo 

Explore underwater with scuba diving and snorkelling, water skiing, wakeboarding, or even try canoeing in the hotel's lagoon. There are also excursions for those wanting to get out of the hotel and get to know the culture and beautiful landscapes of the country. 

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Atmosphere Kanifushi
Explore the lagoon and its reef with scuba diving and snorkelling trips, or relax by the pool and watch the children splash about. The Kids' Club will keep children entertained with a fun-filled activity programme and there is also babysitting for children under the age of 4. 
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Shangri-La's Villingili Resort & Spa
Kids have their own Cool Zone where there are toys, activities and more. There is also a Kids' Club for guests aged 4 to 12. Enjoy the tropical safari, join in on pirates' day, learn all about the animals under the sea and try tennis, swimming and lots more. 

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