Why the Maldives is a perfect place for a family getaway | Family Friendly Maldives


When you become a parent, you might think your days of luxurious holidays are over and checking into a rundown resort (that can stand excitable children and endless luggage) is the best you can hope for. Thankfully, that’s not the case as with kid’s holidays widely available from the likes of Tots Too, you can now select a venue that welcomes families with open arms. So this is why the Maldives is a perfect place for a family getaway.

NB: Guest post in collaboration with TotsToo

There are many family-friendly countries and resorts worldwide but one of the most breath-taking and suitable destinations has to be the Maldives. A tropical island archipelago in the heart of the Indian Ocean, the Maldives is renowned for its beauty and is one of the top sunshine destinations in the world, but why is this part of the globe so suitable for families?

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Beautiful coastlines and clear blue seas – Why the Maldives is a perfect place for a family getaway

Kids love playing outdoors and with over a thousand stunning islands making up this beautiful nation, you can be sure to find a wealth of beaches – which means plenty of time for splashing in the sea and building sandcastles. The coast really is a child’s playground and while the youngsters bob in the clear blue, bath-like seas and push their toys up and down the shore, the adults can soak up the rays with a cocktail or two – it’s a win-win situation all round.

The other great thing about being near the sea is that there’s something for all ages to enjoy, meaning that if there’s an age gap between your children you won’t have to worry about a conflict of interest. In other words, if your smaller kids are happy splashing in the surf, the older kids can check out the wide range of water sports on offer at many of the resorts.

Everything from banana boat rides to Jet Ski and scuba diving adventures are sure to get their adrenalin pumping and so long as everyone is appropriately supervised, the whole family can enjoy a wonderful adventure.

Mouth-watering cuisine – Why the Maldives is a perfect place for a family getaway

When it comes to dining in paradise, you can expect a wide range of mouth-watering treats that’ll have you wanting to come back to the Maldives time and time again. Being surrounded by water, it’s perhaps no surprise that seafood features heavily on many restaurant menus including native fish that have been freshly caught that day.

This is great news for seafood lovers who can tuck into everything from mussels to pink peppercorn crusted Maldivian tuna loin, as well as grouper, octopus and swordfish – but don’t worry if denizens of the deep don’t take your fancy as you’ll also find an array of Indian, Malaysian and European-inspired treats too. Food is a massive part of most family holidays and the wide range of Maldives dishes available certainly won’t disappoint.

Family-friendly resorts – Why the Maldives is a perfect place for a family getaway

Travelling with children can be tiring, which is why it’s important to choose a holiday hotel that makes you feel relaxed and at home. Thankfully, the Maldives is dotted with family-friendly hotels that will welcome adults and children alike offering a wide range of facilities to help you settle in.

While many resorts provide travel cots, monitors, babysitting services and such like, others also offer special clubs for kids, separate pools for little ones, parks, on-site games and areas where children can play safely and much, much more. There are many things to think about when travelling with kids, but choose the right resort and you’ll be able to relax in style.

The Maldives is a fantastic place for an adventure with the family, so why not book your trip today and see what all the fuss is about?

If you’ve been inspired  here is a review of Maldives with kids: a week in a tropical heaven with Angsana Velavaru

It’s also the perfect location for a honeymoon, so why not check out the Best Honeymoon resorts in the Maldives


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Karen Beddow founded Mini Travellers in 2014 while doing what she loves most...going on holiday!

Mini Travellers is for parents looking for holiday ideas, destination reviews, days out and things to do with the kids. We also have family travel tips, activity ideas and all other things family holiday related. Take a look at some of our latest reviews for holidays and day trips in the UK.

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