Top family resorts in Maldives

January 02, 2024

The Maldives is more than a romantic getaway, it’s one of the best family holiday destinations in the world. The secluded beaches and warm waters are perfect for young swimmers, while the dazzling white sand is great for building sand castles and playing Robinson Crusoe. Families with children will find many family-friendly features like kids’ clubs, kids’ menus, and special family accommodations at Maldives luxury resorts.

Maldives family resorts offer comfort, luxury, and all the activities required to keep kids happy. From diving to swimming with sharks, these resorts have it all.

With family resorts in the Maldives now the norm, there are plenty of opportunities to bring your kiddos along for a dream holiday. The majority of Maldives family resorts with children’s facilities offer mini-suites with sleeper sofas and an extra bedroom, and most have shallow pools, which make them easier for little ones and toddlers to splash around in.

If you’re looking for a Maldives family resort, then your search is over. Enjoy your stay in any one of these best family resorts in the Maldives.

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Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort

Transfer time: 35-minute speedboat ride from Velana (Male) Airport
Kids’ Club: The Dhoni Kids’ Club is for children 3–12 years old. Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Price: 900 USD/night

If you are planning a family trip to the Maldives, the Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort is an excellent choice.

Little ones will be oohing and aahing in delight as they peek into the crystal-clear seas to spot puffer fish, sting rays, and young reef sharks from the time you arrive at the resort’s jetty. There are eight places to eat, and each has a great kids’ menu, so even the pickiest eaters will find something they like.

Anantara Dhigu has a great variety of spacious villas that are perfectly placed to enjoy the sunrise or sunset, on the beach and over the ocean, or even with a private pool, so there is something for everyone.

The Dhoni Club is an exciting indoor and outdoor play space for younger guests ages 3 to 12 years old. It has treehouses, climbing walls, and dhoni boats. It also has a calendar of events that changes all the time. Kids can go on pirate adventures, take cooking classes, go on treasure hunts, or take part in arts and crafts workshops.

Anantara Dhigu is located in South Malé Atoll, just a 35-minute ride from Male Airport

Hard Rock Hotel Maldives

Transfer time: 15-minute speedboat ride from Velana (Male) Airport
Kids’ Club: Roxity Club® is for children 3–13 years old. Teen Spirit® for teens 14–17 years old Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Price: 600 USD/night

Only 15 minutes separate the Hard Rock Hotel Maldives from Male. It’s one of the best hotels in the Maldives for families. The resort is a part of The Marina @ CROSSROADS – Maldives’ first integrated resort destination.

Some villas stick out over the water and have direct access to the lagoon, while other rooms may be in white cubes on the beach that look like they’re made of crystal.

There is no band that is too large for the Hard Rock Hotel Maldives because of the hotel’s childcare services, bunk beds, baby cribs, Roxity Club® and Teen Spirit® events, and other family-friendly advantages. Your children will have a great time hanging out with the hippest group in town, the Roxtars. These colorful characters that are based on music will keep your kids busy while you shop, eat, sleep, or just relax.

Children who are younger than 17 years old are eligible for free meals from the children’s menu or a discount of 50% on the standard menu. They are given lodging at no cost in the vila of the same parent.

Lily Beach Resort and Spa – All Inclusive

Transfer time: 20-minute seaplane flight from Velana (Male) Airport
Kids’ Club: Turtles Kids’ Club is for children 3–12 years old. Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Price: 1100 USD/night

With Premium All Inclusive, Lily Beach Resort and Spa is ranked as one of the top family resorts in the Maldives. The resort is an excellent place for a family vacation because it is all-inclusive, and covers meals, beverages, and a variety of activities.

Elegant, large suites have patios with direct access to the ocean or beach, hydromassage spas in open-air bathrooms, and stylish interiors.

Facilities for families at this resort include the Turtles Kids’ Club, a restaurant that offers meals designed specifically for children, a gaming club, and a swimming pool.

The club has both indoor and outdoor play areas where kids can play and do sports in a safe environment. Turtles Kids’ Club also plans fun things to do, like looking for hermit crabs, going on bike rides, watching movies with snacks, going on an excursion by semi-submerged boat, making crafts, and more.

During Christmas, Easter, Halloween, and other holidays, children can do activities such as themed costume-making, disco parties, water sports events.

Kandima Maldives

Transfer time: 30-minute domestic flight from Velana (Male) Airport followed by a 20-minute boat ride to the island.
Kids’ Club: Kandiland is for children 4–12 years old. Open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Price: 400 USD/night

Kandima, a fun and lively Maldives hotel that welcomes families, rocks with its cool, modern style, laid-back attitude, and huge playground and splash area for kids. It is only a half-hour flight from the international airport to this resort, which is situated on a verdant tropical island in the Dhaalu Atoll.

Kandima features 264 rooms and villas that are stylishly furnished. There are 11 different types of accommodations to select from.

The island features more than three kilometers of coastline and two pools, one of which is 100 meters long and is the largest in the Maldives.

Kandima is all about its young VIPs, and they have a special kids’ club called Kandiland. The club is run by a team of fully trained, multilingual childcare workers. It has a splash playground, trampoline, climbing wall, table tennis, and indoor play spaces.

Ozen Life Maadhoo – All Inclusive

Transfer time: 45-minute speedboat ride from Velana (Male) Airport
Kids’ Club: OZEN Kids’ Club is for children 4–12 years old. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Price: 1,200 USD/night

The first OZEN resort, a popular 5-star resort in the Maldives, OZEN Life Maadhoo, is a calm, palm-painted paradise of luxury located in the stunning turquoise colors of South Malé Atoll.

The special INDULGENCE™ Plan provides you with everything you need for a luxurious vacation with no effort on your part. The best all-inclusive package in the Maldives lets you enjoy island life to the fullest.

M6m (Minus Six Meters) restaurant offers exquisite fine dining with a degustation menu offering unusual modern seafood cuisine and ideal wine pairings six meters below the Indian Ocean.

Families will enjoy the 41 beach villas, while couples will choose one of the 43 over-water villas for their privacy. Plunge pool suites provide sunset views, and all have a butler who can drive visitors about the island in a buggy.

The OZEN Kids’ Club has a variety of indoor and outdoor play areas. The club has a natural saltwater pool that is big but not deep. It is close to the beach. They offer regular entertainment for the kids, all under the care of friendly and knowledgeable professionals. There are nature walks, sandcastle building, treasure hunts, buggy tours of the island, arts and crafts projects, movie showings, and many indoor games to choose from.

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Anantara Kihavah

Transfer time: 35-minute seaplane flight from Velana (Male) Airport
Kids’ Club: Thithithi Boli Kids’ Club is for children 4–12 years old. Open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Price: 1,600 USD/night

The perfect white sand dunes of Anantara Kihavah Maldives rise out of the water like mirages, surrounded by nothing but a turquoise lagoon that turns sapphire blue.

Steps from the surf on sandy coastlines or immediately perched over blue seas, hide in your own paradise. In your pool, swim. Relax on a daybed that swings. Enjoy the most beautiful sunsets.

Kids between the ages of 4 and 12 may have fun and participate in activities at Thiththi Boli Kids’ Club. Through exploration and crafts, qualified supervisors deliver countless hours of pleasure. A variety of subjects may spark creativity.

Teenagers may unwind in the leisure area or play family games like Jenga, life-sized chess, badminton, and volleyball.

One of the greatest coral reefs in the Maldives is the magnificent house reef, where families can go snorkeling together. They could join a pirate cruise and gaze at the stars at the Sky Observatory, the Maldives’ first overwater observatory.

At SEA, the Maldives’ first underwater restaurant, parents can enjoy a tasty meal while their children have fun.

Finolhu Baa Atoll Maldives

Transfer time: 30-minute seaplane flight from Velana (Male) Airport
Kids’ Club: Oceaneers Kids’ Club is for children 4–12 years old. Open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Price: 600 USD/night

Finolhu Baa Atoll, which is near the UNESCO World Biosphere, was made to add something new to the experience of being on a deserted island. Finolhu is a brand-new shoeless experience with its own playground island. The sandbank here is 1.8 kilometers long, making it the longest of the famous Maldivian resort islands.

All 125 of our villas are right on the beach, on a lagoon, or situated above the water, putting you in close proximity to the ocean, and 79 of them feature private pools. Each villa has high-quality furniture and a lot of privacy, so you can sleep, relax, and even take a shower outside.

Children are simply referred to as “Oceaneers” here in Finolhu. Their kids club in the Maldives is a magical place where they can play games, cook, bake, and, of course, go on supervised trips above and below the water. The kids club at The Oceaneer provides a full calendar of fun events, including movie nights with dinner and treasure hunts on pirate ships.

Niyama Private Islands

Transfer time: 40-minute seaplane flight from Velana (Male) Airport
Kids’ Club: The Explorers Kids’ Club is for children 3–12 years old. Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Price: 900 USD/night

Find a really remote location to have one-of-a-kind personal encounters. Because Niyama Maldives has two islands, Play and Chill, guests can choose how they want to spend their time. As you might expect, Chill is geared toward adults, whereas Play is geared toward children.

You can stay in a bungalow with a thatched roof that is tucked away in a place with lots of green plants and clean beaches. Relax in the comfort of your overwater haven while you fall asleep to the soothing sounds of waves lapping at the door.

Meanwhile, younger kids may let loose at the acclaimed Explorer Kids Club. split into the Globetrotters (12–24 months), Adventurers (3–4 years), Voyagers (5–7 years), and Pioneers (8–12 years).

The club will lead a dolphin-searching trip and bring the youngsters back for a snack.
Each young explorer does a variety of fun things, like island safaris, treasure hunts, and cooking workshops. There is also a playground, trampoline, splash park, and stage where kids are encouraged to take center stage.

Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives

Transfer time: 30-minute seaplane flight from Velana (Male) Airport
Kids’ Club: The Explorers Kids’ Club is for children 3–12 years old. Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Price: 800 USD/night

Scenery Atmosphere Kanifushi will lull you to sleep with its powdery white beaches, swaying palm trees, and verdant tropical gardens. The island, which is about 2 kilometers long and 90 meters broad, is covered in lush tropical flora and is surrounded by thriving natural coral reefs.

In addition to a wide range of experiences including excursions, sunset fishing, snorkeling, and non-motorized water sports, Atmosphere Kanifushi also provides a selection of premium wines and spirits, buffet, fine dining, and theme night dining options. Everything is included in one all-inclusive plan!

Atmosphere Kanifushi also has 132 villas and suites that are all on their own and have direct access to the beach.

The Explorers Kids’ Club has large indoor sections with supervised play areas as well as an open-air playground made of sand that is shaded by enormous palm and banyan trees.

The club has a wide range of things to do every day, such as making pizza, watching movies, tracing leaves, painting on coconuts, going on island treasure hunts, doing kids’ Zumba, and making henna tattoos.

Six Senses Laamu

Six Senses Laamu

Transfer time: 35-minute seaplane flight from Velana (Male) Airport
Kids’ Club: The Den is for children 3–12 years old. Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Price: 1,100 USD/night

The southern Maldives’ Laamu Atoll is home to the 5-star Six Senses Laamu resort. For families with ocean-loving children, this resort is among the top family hotels in the Maldives.

The 97 spacious water and beachfront villas at the hotel in the Maldives were carefully made to match the natural beauty of the island. The resort offers seclusion, coziness, and convenience.

At Six Senses Laamu, kids can learn to be marine biologists before they even get in the water. This is possible because of a free 10-week online junior marine biologist curriculum with video lessons, printable coloring pages and worksheets, and at-home experiments.

The kids club offers playground equipment, including monkey bars, swings, and climbing ropes, as well as kid-friendly toys like cars, building blocks, and puzzles. The children can participate in culinary activities by making pizza, cakes, and cookies.

Amilla Maldives Resort & Residences

Transfer time: 35-minute seaplane flight from Velana (Male) Airport
Kids’ Club: Sultan’s Village kids’ club is for children 3–12 years old. Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Price: 1,700 USD/night

Amilla Maldives offers couples and families in the Maldives a luxury “island house” that takes a more balanced approach to tropical island luxury. In addition, the island is a paradise for creating memories in the water. Enjoy exploring a magnificent house reef, which includes the renowned “Blue Hole” diving point. Possibly the most family-friendly resort in the Maldives can be found in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Baa Atoll.

Some of the 67 villas are on the beach, while others are over the water. They are all large and have trendy Hamptons-style furniture, large living rooms, private pools, and large outdoor areas.

Activities like palm tree swinging, finger painting, and beach games are just some of what the Sultan’s Village kids’ club in Amilla Fushi has to offer. Teens may play X-Box and billiards, and all childcare, including babysitting, is free.

The Mini Marine Biologists Program is an interactive course that teaches young children about the marine life and ecology of their immediate surroundings.

JW Marriott Maldives Resort and Spa

Transfer time: 35-minute seaplane flight from Velana (Male) Airport
Kids’ Club: The Little Griffins Kids’ Club is for children 3–12 years old. Open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Price: 800 USD/night

The JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa is a haven of beautiful luxury that can be found on the coast of the turquoise waves of Shaviyani Atoll.

This relatively new place has a view that goes on forever, lots of sea life, and a carefully planned vacation for you and your family to enjoy. Families can stay in villas with large rooms, lots of space outside, and private swimming pools.

The Little Griffins Kids’ Club is amazing since it has its own pool, a super-sized pirate ship, and a seemingly limitless variety of activities. Some of these activities include treasure hunts, yoga, and balloon twisting. In the meantime, teenagers can compete against one another in kayak races, learn how to kite surf, or take up table tennis.

Dusit Thani Maldives

Transfer time: 35-minute seaplane flight from Velana (Male) Airport
Kids’ Club: The club is for children 4–12 years old. Open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Price: 900 USD/night

At the Dusit Thani Maldives, which has villas and apartments on the beach and over the ocean as well as over the water, guests can find all three of these things. The house reef is full of marine life, and the treatment rooms at the Devarana Spa are set up high among the coconut palms. The resort’s full-service facilities make sure that every need will be met.

Dusit Thani Maldives is a five-star resort in the Maldives that offers exquisite beach getaways, modern amenities, and butler service. Choose from homes and suites on the beach and over the water to make your perfect private sanctuary.

When party time takes over the beach, our little VIPs are in for a fun-filled experience. Join us for an afternoon of fun activities, including volleyball, musical chairs, and caterpillar pillar, in addition to sack, spoon, and dizzy races. There are also bubble parties, movies in the park, nature scavenger hunts, paper marbling days, and pool days that kids can enjoy.

JA Manafaru – All Inclusive

Transfer time: 60-minute domestic flight from Velana (Male) Airport
Kids’ Club: Kid’s Zone is for children 4–12 years old. Open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Price: 1,100 USD/night

Experience a dreamy island getaway at JA Manafaru, a remote Maldives refuge. In the clear waters of the Indian Ocean, there is a tropical Maldives resort with the peace and quiet of the Maldives.

Would you want to have a romantic vacation in a private overwater villa with a private pool and a private pier into the ocean? Maybe you’ve always dreamed of leaving your beach villa and walking directly into the white sands of the island’s beaches. No matter what kind of island vacation you’re looking for, we have many alternatives that include a private plunge pool.

The Kid’s Club includes an indoor and outdoor playroom, as well as a pool, for the kids. During the day, families can use both indoor and outdoor spaces to do things with their kids.

Centara Grand Island Resort

Transfer time: 25-minute seaplane flight from Velana (Male) Airport
Kids’ Club: Camp Safari Kids’ Club is for children 4–12 years old. Open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Price: 500 USD/night

The Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives is a barefoot paradise in the Maldives. It has a beach with palm trees all around it and a beautiful lagoon surrounded by the sea of the South Ari Atoll. It also has typical wooden pathways.

The villas at the Centara Grand Tropical Resort & Spa Maldives are the perfect mix of island style and modern luxury. You can relax in one of the beach houses or luxurious overwater villas, both of which are near the sparkling lagoon and have amazing views of the ocean.

The Camp Safari Kids’ Club at Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives provides a daily supervised activity program for children, while the E-Zone caters to teens as a center for entertainment and activities. There are a variety of outdoor sports, arts and crafts, painting, and other creative and environmentally responsible pursuits for the kids to participate in. The E-Zone is a great place to hang out since it features several entertaining activities such as two pool tables, a snooker table, a table soccer table, an air hockey table, a table tennis table, and PlayStation games.

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