In Maldives everything seems glistening in turquoise and so perfect that it feels barely real for them. What they actually find exhilarating would be the wild carefree environment. The little Turtle Club at Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru will make them discover the beauty of nature while cycling around the sandy paths under the palm trees, feeding baby clownfish, spotting lizards, going on wishing tree walks and discovering oceans in all ways.
Idea of adventure differs from child to young adult. Jumeirah Vittaveli’s Kuda Koli Club is original in its unique offering to kids of all ages being careful about how unique their interests are. For the more inquisitive youngsters the highs include diving lessons, wind surfing lessons or even boat trips to count Manta Rays. For much younger ones fun activities with cooking classes, paintings and treasure trails are sure to make them have a blast throughout the holiday.
From the moment the children arrive, an imaginative children’s kit featuring a Little Hermie beach bag, sun hats etc. will gear them up for an adventure. The Dhoni Kid Club at Anantara Dhigu Resort & Spa takes family holiday to another level with letting the kids take their craftsmanship to coral painting, to look through telescopes from top of a tree house and getting their hands dirty with Maldivian style gardening. All grown up things like coral reservation with a marine biologist and Kayaking to a private picnic island Gulhifushi to enjoy a natural ocean pool only makes the thrills more intense.
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Be thankful that old Maldives where it was a couples’ paradise changed its course to be a family destination. This family friendly hideaway – a verdant crocodile shaped patches in the Indian oceans have pastimes to fill several hungry minds. *Deep breath* - there’s diving with turtles and rays, naming stars and galaxies, tennis, badminton, treasure hunts, coral painting, paddle boarding, golf, a meke (trad fireside storytelling), baby spas and still more for kids, coconut leaf weaving, Robinson Crusoe scavenges, paint and cookery lessons, shell collecting. If you’re visiting en famille below I have picked the most paradisiacal stays for you.
Soneva Fushi lives up to its legendary No News, No Shoes Barefoot Luxury, catering a reverie family holiday that keeps everyone excited at an enormous island. Fun only begins with ice cream throughout the day and unexpected turtle spotting. The latest addition The Den entered through a tunnel is kitted with treasure maps leading to the discovery of pirate ships, water slides and all things adventurous. Jungle Cinemas and spying galaxies with an astronomer defines unique and defines Soneva.
An island entirely dedicated to families to play! The new island at Niyama Private Islands has its heart a sparkling kids club. With a carnival themed concept it hosts a range of activities including water sports and a playground which becomes a refreshing hideaway for children. For the more tech savvy tweens they have ample X-boxing, simulator rooms for cinemas, kid golf, goal scoring and much more. When kids form 12 months upwards can enjoy the kids club it’s totally worth ordering another martini.