Top 7 best resorts in the Maldives for families
NIYAMA PRIVATE ISLAND MALDIVES
The resort’s idyllic background is spread across two islands: the famous Play Island and Romantic Hideaway Isle of the Honeymoon Island of Chill. It offers vast views over the Indian Ocean on Niyama Maldives. The resort serves one of the Maldives’ best restaurants, with no less than seven restaurants, four special options. Niyama offers 134 villas, with a secluded deck that provides pure confidentiality, either overboard or at the beach, with moonlit showers or an intimate afternoon sunburning. The villa offers pure privacy. The Explorers Kids Club is located in the heart of the Isle of Play and deals with children of all ages, immersing children in the eye-opening nature and beauty of the Islands – from the Dhivehi lullabies through to dolphin scouting.
SHANGRI-LA VILLINGILI RESORT & SPA
It’s hard to select a favorite in a paradise nation, where each hotel is located on its own panoramic island, but the Shangri-La Villingili is standing out since it is the largest of the resort islands on the Maldives. The island, managed by one of Asia’s finest luxury hotel brands, is located at the extreme South of the Addu Atoll archipelago and is a large-scale super luxury resort with 132 impressive overwater resorts and beach resorts (which come in seven categories, besides two presidential villas), and plenty of spa, tennis and golf facilities. There are three bars and three restaurants, and there is a babysitter when you need some time to spend the night. The “Cool Zone” in Shangri-La welcomes children aged from 4-12 years and offers a variety of amenities, including the Jungle Club, where children can meet animals and reptiles. Games, fitness, arts, and crafts are also available.
Jumeirah Vittaveli has located a short 20-minute drive on board a luxury motorized Malé catamaran. It offers incredible diversity, subtle luxury, and a personal journey from a romantic holiday to a family destination. The resort consists of 89 villas and suites with a private pool and direct beach or lagoon access. The private and spacious villas have one or two bedrooms and are ideal for families and couples. The high points are the free-standing Ocean Suites, which are located a heartbeat away from the main island. The resort is equipped with a dedicated children’s TV, indoor and outdoor play facilities, games, a children’s club, and a babysitting service, making it perfect for families with small children.
FOUR SEASONS LANDAA GIRAAVARU
The Four Seasons Resort in Landaa Giraavaru combines fantastic facilities, five-star facilities, and world-class cuisine with a genuine sense of discovery with 103 spacious villas spread across the wild, remote jungle of the Baa Atoll Unesco World Biosphere Reserve. Children’s services and a children’s club are available for children between 4 and 12 years of age. Young adults aged 13-18 may also take advantage of a wide range of water-centered activities. The resort operates a Marine Discovery Centre, great to learn about science and marine life on the Maldives for children and adults alike. The holiday at Kuda Huraa, a holiday known for exceptional surfing and a good charm can be combined with the vacation here. Four Seasons has also opened last year an extremely luxury private island, known as Voavah’s Four Seasons Private Island Maldives, a remote haven that extends from private island experiences to 22 guests at maximum.
THE ST REGIS MALDIVES VOMMULI RESORT
On a small island, surrounded by unspoiled beaches and a secluded lagoon with sparkling turquoise waters, the St Regis Hotel is situated 40 minutes southwest by seaplane from Malé airport. The resort consists of seventy-seven luxury private villas, all of which have a distinctive contemporary design inspired by the natural resources and color palette of the island. In the lustful tropical environment of the island is an impressive kids’ club for children aged 4-12, which offers yoga classes, including meditation, kitchen cooking, art classes, origami, and painting, in the dedicated kitchens. The Socialite Club offers a choice of entertainment options, such as table tennis, swimming pool and aerial hockey, and video and board games for younger people aged 16 and older.
Constance Moofushi is a unique resort with a soul right at the heart of South Ari Atoll, ranging from green quench roofs to crystally clear water. Either on the blink of sand or steep stilts floating above the turquoise waters, all of the villas are decorated with wondrous nature tones that hint at a chic Constance. Constance Moofushi Maldives is located on migration roads, offering excellent snorkeling and diving of various types of marine life such as ships, dolphins, mantas, and sea eagles. But the best thing for families is that Constance Moophushi offers an all-inclusive package, from high-quality drinks, fine cuisine, luxury accommodation, among the few resorts on the Maldives. As a consequence, growing young people can eat and drink without worrying about the bill for their parents.
SIX SENSES LAAMU
Six Senses Laamu is the only resort deep in the Indian Ocean in the Laamu Atoll which requires a domestic flight and a short boat ride to reach it. Only offshore breaks Yin Yang, Maldives’ best-known surfing wave. The luxurious resort of the Maldives combines fabulous land and overexploited villas built of sustainable materials and placed around the palm-fringed paradise. The reef surrounding the Six Senses is simply spectacular, with a magnificent coral garden, where oriental sweets, parrotfish, and even green tortoises are very common. The resort is ideal for families with a children’s club (although modest with an artisan’s and sandy playground), marine biologists on-site teaching children about the whole sea life, and a free ice cream bar on the jetty.