One of the ultimate island paradises and gracing the top of many travel wish-lists - a Maldives family holiday is a chance to truly relax, unwind and forget about daily stresses. Made up of 1,192 islands, all as picture-perfect as the next, it would be too difficult to choose just one for your stay. Experience the charm of two, three or more islands during your holiday to get a taster of all sides of island life - from the unadulterated luxury of resort destinations, to the authentic officially designated inhabited islands where most islanders make their home. Whiter-than-white sandy beaches and
bluer-than-blue waters that have to be seen to be believed, are an ever-present backdrop - holidays in the Maldives are best spent at one with the ocean. Toddlers will delight at dipping their toes in the clear water, while older children can swim and snorkel along the coral reef surrounding every island and discover tropical fish, drifting turtles and rainbow-bright starfish – discovering the dazzling creatures that live beneath the waves. Restless teens with a thirst for more can show you how it’s done - diving, delving into the deep blue and fearlessly uncovering the delights that await there. Whether you’re splashing in your own private pool, watching the sun set across the sparkling sea or enjoying a family dinner under twinkling stars, treasured family memories will be made every minute that you are in the Maldives.
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We were lucky enough to meet Amy whilst in Belize and so were able to describe what we were looking for in a Maldives holiday. She matched it perfectly. Every aspect of the resort was exactly what we were looking for.
What you can find on Maldives family holidays that you won't find anywhere else?
One of the great debates in travel (well, in the Original Travel office at any rate) is whether a destination can be ideal both for honeymoons and family holidays. Logic would suggest not, but the Maldives somehow manages to pull off this particularly clever trick. In fact, one idyllic Maldivian resort relented from its original ‘no kids’ policy after so many former honeymooners requested to bring their children who had been conceived while on the island! So why are the Maldives so good for family holidays? It's a heady combination - direct flights and easy transfers, cracking weather in many of the key school holiday periods, superb facilities and finally perfect paradise islands all surrounded by lagoons that make for perfect natural 'shallow ends' about three feet deep and full of iridescent fishlife the children will love snorkelling after.
The family-friendly tag doesn't apply to all the island resorts, mind, but when it does, the destinations in question are mighty hard to beat. For our family holiday portfolio we have picked just a handful of the very best of the bunch, which cater for children every bit as well as others look after lovestruck grown-ups.