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Are kids allowed in Maldives resorts? Once a destination strictly for couples, some Maldives resorts now not only accept kids, they positively invite them! Does that mean there are family friendly Maldive Resorts? Absolutely!
If you’re planning a family vacation to the Maldives and are looking for kid-friendly resorts, we’ve got you covered!
I’ve compiled a list of the best 15 family friendly Maldives resorts with Kids’ Clubs. They offer plenty of activities for children of all ages, so there’s something for everyone. Whether it’s age-appropriate things like water sports or other games, or just some time away from their parents – these resorts have got it all!
With crystal clear water and gentle beaches that gradually merge into the ocean, most Maldives resorts will be fun for kids – swimming, snorkeling, building sandcastles and playing beach sports can fill most of their days.
A good Kid’s Club though will turn your family vacation from fun to fantastic!
Before you start, make sure to check out my other Maldives posts as well:
– 15 Family Friendly Maldives Resorts With A Kids Club
– The Maldives: Lti Maafushivaru Maldives Resort Review
– Choosing The Right Room Type For Your Maldives Trip With Kids
– How To Plan A Trip To The Maldives With A Stop Over In Abu Dhabi or Dubai
- Four Seasons Kudra Huraa
- Niyama Private Islands Maldives
- One & Only Reethi Rah
- Soneva Fushi
- JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa
- Kanuhuru Maldives
- Amilla Fushi Resort Villas & Residences
- Lily Beach Maldives
- Como Maalifushi
- Furaveri Maldives
- Kuredu Resort Maldives
- Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives
- Bandos Maldives
- Kurumba Maldives
- KIHAA Maldives Island Resort & Spa
This gorgeous resort in the North Male Atoll is just 25-minutes from Male International Airport by speedboat. Kids are treated like royalty here, with their own bathrobes, toiletries and a welcome treat when they arrive.
The Kuda Mas (“small fish”) Club is for kids from 4-12 years old. It has an exciting programme of beach and outdoor activities, including crafts and games. Open from 9am-5pm, kids can take part in:
- island gardening projects
- scavenger hunts
- turtle monitoring
- coral reef building
- kid’s yoga
- story time
- fish feeding
- surf lessons
Paid babysitting services are available for kids aged 1 and over, for a maximum of two kids at a time. It’s a minimum 2 hour service. They don’t allow children under 4 years old in the water during babysitting.
There are plenty of activities for all the family too – tennis, the Marine Discovery Centre, marine safaris, sailing, and of course every kind of water sport imaginable!
There’s a variety of bungalows and villas that can accommodate up to 5 guests. Cribs are available for under 3 year olds.
This magnificent family friendly Maldive resorts has it all! It’s spread over not one, but two islands, Play and Chill. It’s located 40-minutes south of Male by seaplane.
Kids will love all the different options on offer here. The Explorer Kid’s Club is on the Isle of Play, complete with an outdoor playground, a trampoline, a splash park, a kid’s kitchen, and a stage for children’s shows. It’s open 9:00am-12:30pm and 2:30pm-6:00 pm.
Kids can join one of 4 age-related groups, all of which are free except the Globetrotters.
- Globetrotters: 1 year – 2 years 11 months (paid service)
- Adventurers: 3 – 4 years
- Voyagers: 5 – 7 years
- Pioneers: 8 – 12 years
The various activities include
- wildlife exploration,
- Master Chef cookery classes
- dolphin scouting
Accomodation-wise, choose from an immense array of different rooms, catering for up 22 guests in their largest property.
At this resort in the North Male Atoll, kids are given a special welcome. There’s not one, but two kids’ clubs.
The KidsOnly club is for children aged 4 to 12 and is staffed by a professional team. There’s plenty to keep the little ones occupied here. The all-day programme runs from 10am-10pm and includes
- snorkelling with sea turtles
- arts and crafts
- dress-up play sessions
- treasure hunts
- mini spa sessions
Older children from 13 to 17 can take part in a range of exciting and adventurous activities in the One Tribe Club, from games and sports to educational and cultural activities.
Families can enjoy the climbing wall, badminton and tennis courts, night-time beach bonfires and of course, the many water sports that the Maldives is famous for.
There are villas with or without pools, with occupancy of up to 9 people.
This is one of the largest family friendly Maldives resorts, on the island of Kunfunadhoo in the Baa Atoll, in the UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. Additionally, it’s a 30-40 minute seaplane journey to Soneva Fushi Resort from Male.
Kids aged 4 and over can enjoy plenty of outdoor activities here at ‘The Den’ – a free kid’s club with a difference:
- a pirate ship
- two swimming pools
- a shallow pool for little ones
- a Lego and Duplo room
- dress-up and makeup area
- learning room
- music room and instruments
It’s open from 10am – 5pm.
Teenagers get their own dedicated lounge area in The Den as well as a paid babysitting service.
Mums and dads can get in on the adventures too, with jungle explorations, night sky astronomy sessions, and movies. Indulge yourself at The Ice Cream Room and The Chocolate Room. Go on family expeditions with the resident Marine Biologist.
Marriot’s ‘Little Griffins’ kid’s club is an absolute delight. Different themed structures such as a 13mt pirate ship and different playrooms are set around a shallow kiddy pool. There are daily kids activities to keep your children happy while you enjoy Lounge 18, a sleek clubhouse for adults.
The island Dive and Water Sports Centre offers every kind of marine activity you could hope for. If you’d rather chill out, head to the Spa.
The resort itself is on Vagaru island in the Shaviyani Atoll, an hour from Malé airport by seaplane. It has 60 different villas to choose from, catering for up to 5 guests.
At Kanuhau, not only is the kid’s club (K Club) free, children under 12 stay for free too. The ‘K Club’ makes sure your children have a holiday they’ll never forget with a range of exciting and adventurous activities for 4-11 year olds, including:
- cooking classes
- arts and crafts classes
- fishing trips
- movie nights
- scavenger hunts
- chocolate making classes
- Maldivian drumming (Boduberu)
- hermit crab racing
It’s open daily from 8am to 6pm.
K Club children and teens are also welcome to take part in water sports such as banana tube rides and sailing, as well as explore the marine world with supervision from their dedicated kid’s club counsellors.
Kanuhura is 150 km north of the Male, in Lhaviyani Atoll. There are 80 villas to choose from, the largest of which can accommodate up to 8 guests.
Another Baa Atoll resort, Amilla is a large island, with few villas on it. To get there it’s a 35-minute seaplane trip from Male.
If you want a family-friendly holiday in a natural setting, you’ll love Amilla. 70% of the island is jungle, with tracks crisscrossing it to walk or cycle along. Homemade and Homegrown are 2 horticultural projects on the island, producing much of its fruit and vegetables.
It has the Sultan’s Village kid’s club for children aged 4 years and above, as well as a separate program for teens.
Sultan’s Village has an indoor and outdoor play area with palm tree swings. It’s open from 9am to 6pm and offers a programme of activities including finger painting and games. There is also a children’s pool.
Babysitting services are available at an extra charge.
In the restaurants you’ll find children’s menus.
The whole family can enjoy night time bike rides, DJ music nights, fishing, tennis, football, painting classes and of course, water sports.
There are lots of villa options available but for alternative accommodation, try their Glamping Bubble Tents with private chefs, saunas and plunge pools.
This family friendly Maldive resort is on Huvahendhoo island and it has one of the best house reefs in South Ari Atoll. It’s a 25-minute seaplane journey from Male.
The Turtles Kid’s Club at Lily Beach has indoor and outdoor play areas, offering various activities throughout the day for children aged 4-12. The indoor space has air conditioning and not to mention a library and lots of toys and games. There’s a daily program of activities. Kids might find themselves:
- hunting hermit crabs
- going on bike rides
- watching movies
- doing arts and crafts
- snorkeling Alternative titles
There’s also a shallow water children’s pool near the main family pool.
Families can enjoy an excursion together on the resort’s semi-submerged boat.
For families with little kids, Como Maalifushi is an ideal destination. The Como chain of hotels worked with early development experts to create a fun activity program for kids, using ‘history, nature, local culture and science’.
With a focus on health and happiness, the kid’s program includes mindfulness exercises, arts and crafts, cooking classes, sensory experiences and fascinating snorkelling and marine world adventures with the marine biologist.
The dedicated PLAY space includes different zones, active zones for high-energy activities, quiet zones for children to wind down and imagination zones for creative games. There is more focus on social play and activities than on technology-driven games.
Families can enjoy camping out on the beach in luxury tents, overnight stays on a private, uninhabited island, and ‘castaway’ picnics by the ocean. Como offers a range of villa types, the largest of which has 4 bedrooms, so it’s perfect for big family celebrations.
It’s a one hour seaplane transfer from Male Airport.
To get to Furaveri island, you have the choice of a seaplane transfer or a speedboat ride from Male airport.
Furaveri’s kid’s club is free for 4-11 year olds. The outdoor play area features a shallow kiddies pool with slides. Activity-wise, kids can choose from scavenger hunts, crab races, origami, singing, painting, games. See their weekly activity program here.
There’s a babysitting service too and the resort has plenty of cots, high chairs and other baby and toddler essentials.
While the children are at Kid’s Club, adults can take advantage of the resort’s ‘Wellness Village’ spa.
Accommodation-wise, there’s plenty to choose from for families, either in family rooms or 2 bedroom Family residences.
Kuredu is a larger than average Maldives resort, with dedicated areas for families with kids.
The free ‘Max Mermaids & Pirates Club’ kid’s club has a fun and colorful outdoor play area, as well as a weekly schedule of activities – see it here.
It takes children from 3-11 years old. It’s open from 10:00-14:00 and 19:00-21:00. The playground area stays open from 14:00–19:00 but there’s no supervision provided at those times. It’s closed on Sundays. There’s also a paid babysitting service.
With a wide range of room types to choose from, as well as plenty of bars and restaurants, families are well catered for.
Families with kids are welcomed with open arms at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives on Kandooma Fushi island. Kids under 12 years old stay and eat for free here too. It’s close to Male Airport, so after a quick speedboat ride, you’ll be unpacking your cases.
Their Kandoo Kid’s Club accepts 4-12 year olds, but there are also babysitting facilities on offer. Children have plenty to keep them occupied, including games, a library, a children’s splash pool with water slides, arts and crafts activities and mini snorkelling for kids.
Families can choose from guest rooms to 2 bedroomed villas.
Bandos Maldives is one of the closest island resorts to the airport – just a 10 minute boat ride away!
Children under 12 stay for free at Bandos, and the Kokko Kid’s Club at Bandos is a free service too. The club is open from 08:00-17:00, for 3-11 year olds. Its daily activity program includes arts and crafts, cooking lessons, treasure hunts, games and storytelling.
Whole family activities range from excursions in glass-bottom boats to table tennis and movie nights.
There is something for every budget at Bandos, from family rooms to luxurious beach residences.
Kurumba Maldives is a beautiful, lush island resort that the whole family will love. It’s super close to Male airport – only 10 minutes by speedboat – and it has villas for up to 8 guests.
At the Majaa Kid’s Club 4-13 year olds can spend the day doing fun indoor and outdoor activities, including marine biology, fish feeding, bodu beru Maldivian dance lessons, drum lessons, arts & crafts, face painting, puzzles, games and sports. It’s open every day from 9:00–18:00. There are 2 children’s pools but note that these are unsupervised. See their Children Services Factsheet for more information.
They also offer a babysitting service. Baby cots and sterilisers are available.
Multiple award-winning Kihaa will delight every family member whatever their age. It’s a small resort in Hanifaru Bay, a UNESCO world heritage site that has a fantastic coral house reef. It’s a quick 20-minute boat ride from Male Airport.
At the kid’s club there are indoor and outdoor activities. The beachfront pool has a shallow kid’s section, there’s a playground for kids under 12 and a games room with a range of games such as darts and billiards. Babysitting can be arranged.
Family accommodation ranges from family rooms to Junior Suites that sleep up to 4 guests.
Family-friendly resorts that have a kid’s club are an ideal choice for families of all sizes and ages. These types of resorts offer the perfect balance between providing a tranquil environment to relax in and having fun activities available on-site to keep everyone entertained, and give the adults some free time.
Are you itching to take your family on vacation to the Maldives now?
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