Top 10 family hotels in the Maldives

Date : 18 Mar 2021
Categories: Maldives Islands

A majority of people think that the Maldives is a destination for couples only. But that is not true. Beyond private pools and sunset supper, there are a number of incredible hotels across the 26 Indian Ocean atolls that are ideal for families as well. Their staff is especially trained for taking care of families and their little ones. They know how to take care of tantrummy toddlers and make teens happy. There are gleaming kids’ clubs that are fully equipped with all the modern facilities that ensure your memorable stay in the Maldives.

The resorts feature water parks, themed rooms, a marathon of exciting activities, a sand-floored playground, and so much more. A refuge from the equatorial sun, these family resorts are a spirited hideaway for kids. If you are parents of smaller ones, you will be delighted to know that there are a few properties that take kids from one-year-old as well. So you can enjoy wine at the bar without any worry. If your kids are tech-obsessed, then there are separate game zones with Xboxes as well as stimulator rooms (for cinema screenings, golfing, goal-scoring practice, shooting, etc.). The splendid beaches, snorkeling sessions, dives, banana boating, and dhoni rides will make your family vacation unforgettable!

In this blog, we present the top ten Maldives hotels where you can stay when holidaying with your whole pack. Keeping different parameters in mind, these ten Maldivian properties stand apart from the rest of the resorts. These have something for everyone, whether it’s a kid or parents. If you are travelling to the Maldives with your family anytime soon, then have a look at these hotels.

  1. Baros

    This elegant resort, which is the best for diving, has a loyal following. The food served here is amazing and some of its noteworthy cuisines include seafood at Cayenne Grill, informal meals at Lime, and the Mediterranean at white-tented Lighthouse. It is one of the Maldives’ original dive centres. Also, it is also home to the first EcoDive Centre in the archipelago that has certification from International Reef Check.

    Number of villas: 75

    Transfer time: 25 minutes by seaplane from Malé

    Address: North Male Atoll, Maldives

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  2. JW Marriott Maldives Resort and Spa

    If you a water baby, who just wants to relax by the pool, then this resort is perfect for you. Here, you can experience infinite horizons, rich underwater life, and luxury for you and your family members. Family can spend time in rambling villas, huge terraces, or private pools. There is also a24/7 baby-sitting service, which means that the grown-ups can enjoy at the adult-only infinity pool or bar. Its kids’ club has a pool, a huge pirate ship, and numerous activities (for instance, yoga, balloon twisting, treasure hunts, etc.). The teenagers of the family can have fun while racing around on kayaks, trying kite-surfing or playing table tennis. For the full Swiss Family Robinson experience, one of the restaurants is set in the treetops! At the outdoor cinema, every night is a movie night. JW Marriott is equipped will all the modern facilities to ensure that every family has an unforgettable experience here.

    Number of villas: 60

    Transfer time: a 55-minute seaplane ride from Malé

    Address: JW Marriott Maldives Resort and Spa, Van'gaaru Island Shaviyani Atoll, Maldives

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  3. W MALDIVES

    Counted among the best resorts in the Maldives for water sports, W Maldives is a great accommodation for your family. Encapsulating ‘jet-set glamour’, the resort has everything ranging from a white-tented spa to a swim-up pool bar. Its 77 plush villas are equipped with all the modern amenities such as a barbecue station, sundeck, wine fridge, plunge pool, etc. The overwater villas have glass floors and beach villas have muslin-draped daybeds. You can get the adrenaline rush while doing enthralling activities here such as diving, kite-surfing, Seabob, diving, snorkeling, and a lot more. Moreover, you can also enjoy great music here in the evening that I splayed by the DJ.

    Number of villas: 77

    Transfer time: 25 minutes by seaplane from Malé

    Address: Fesdu Island North Ari Atoll, 09110, Maldives

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  4. Fairmont Maldives, Sirru Fen Fushi

    Perfect for a family that has teens as well, this hotel in the Maldives appears like a sugar cube in the vast sea when you look at it from the shore. When you get closer, then you will start noticing big twisting tentacles, banyan trees, plush villas, and so much more. A sculpture of a pyramid of starfish is worth noticing. Acting as an artificial reef, it is made with non-toxic marine-grade compounds that attract a kaleidoscope of pink and orange sponges. You can go for snorkeling around Coralarium, the hotel’s underwater art gallery if you want to do something exciting. It is a delightful experience for the whole family, especially teenagers. Fairmont’s kids’ club is split in two- a hangout spot having pool tables, video games, and a music-mixing station for teens, and a play area for four to twelve-year-old kids. The lavish property features a 200-metre swimming pool, inventive menus, art and photography studios, bright, boho-ish villas, and a kilometer-long gorgeous beach.

    Number of villas: 120

    Transfer time: a 55-minute seaplane ride from Malé

    Address: Fairmont Maldives, Sirru Fen Fushi Shaviyani Atoll, Maldives

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  5. Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

    The resort is popular for underwater dining. The size of this place is quite huge. Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is spread across two islands and is linked by a bridge. It has as many as 150 villas along with a two-level residence (fully-submerged underwater bedroom with dome ceiling). There are seven restaurants for dining, Vilu Restaurant (Asian-Mediterranean) and Koko Grill (Japanese) being the best ones. The resort features an underground wine cellar that has a degustation menu for complementing tastings. At Ithaa Undersea restaurant, you can enjoy your mouth-watering meals sixteen feet below sea level while looking at the wonderful marine world. You can have a great family time here!

    Number of villas: 150

    Transfer time: Half an hour by seaplane from Malé

    Address: Rangali Island Alifu Dhaalu Atoll, 20077, Maldives

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  6. Amilla Fushi

    Perfect for glamping, this Maldivian hotel is known for offering the best of everything to its esteemed guests. Located in the UNESCO biosphere Baa Atoll, you can have a look at the amazing manta rays here along with the house reef having its very own blue hole (a tunnel of corals). Grand, whitewashed pool villas above the Indian Ocean hug the dazzling beach. If you want to experience glamping under the stars, then you can do so in bubble tents. You can view your zodiac constellation as well! The resort provides complimentary babysitting. Tiny tots can hang out at the Sultan’s Village kids’ club. Older children can spend time at the badminton court, tennis school, beach volleyball, and sailing. For adults, there are beautiful restaurants, private gym pods, the Javvu Spa, Sensora light suite, overwater yoga pavilions, and Margaret Dabbs pedicures.

    Number of villas: 67

    Transfer time: a 30-minute seaplane ride from Malé

    Address: Amilla Fushi, Baa Atoll, Maldives

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  7. Soneva Fushi

    Filled with eco vibes, Soneva Fushi is a peaceful Maldivian hotel to stay with your clan. After selling their Six Senses empire, the owners Eva and Sonu, are pouring all their passion here. A wild tropical spot, it is a highly stylish accommodation as well. The teardrop pools at wooden houses, treetop restaurants with Noma chefs, private lunches in the gardens, chilled chocolate room, and alfresco cinema screenings- all this make this family resort a paradise on Earth. It is a happy place! Whether you want to spend endless hours in the spa or try your hand on various exciting water activities with your family, the place has something for every mood.

    Number of villas: 55

    Transfer time: Half an hour by seaplane from Malé

    Address: Soneva Fushi, Kunfunadhoo Island Baa Atoll, Maldives

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  8. Ozen by Atmosphere at Maadhoo

    If your family loves adventure, then you have to stay at this place, which is famous for its sporty vibes. A number of adrenaline-packed action activities take place at The Hub, one end of the island. There is a water sports centre where you can go flyboarding, wakeboarding, and a lot more. There is also a pool by the thatched bar along with five of the hotel’s six restaurants. If you have taken this vacation for relaxation purposes only, then there is a pretty spa, big enough pools, intricately designed stones over ponds displaying half-submerged vases and lily pads. There are a total of 41 beach villas that are ideal for families. You can also choose to stay at overwater villas, which are 48 in number. These offer more privacy and have plunge pools that face the sunset. A butler will be there to show you around the lovely island in a buggy. When the hunger strikes, head to the health-food restaurant Raw for sushi and sashimi. Given the huge size of the hotel, you can have your yummy meal anywhere here. You can try the following as well if you are a serious foodie:

    • Hong Kong-style, stir-fried lagoon crab at Peking

    • Delectable hoppers with coconut chutney at Indo Ceylon

    • Six-course seafood menus at underwater restaurant M6M

    It is all-inclusive. Every little detail is taken care of at Ozen by Atmosphere.

    Number of villas: 90

    Transfer time: 40 minutes by speedboat from Malé

    Address: Ozen by Atmosphere at Maadhoo, Laccadive Sea, Maldives

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  9. Finolhu

    This island delivers on all levels. Counted among the top beach restaurants across the world, Crab Shack in the Indian Ocean is extremely popular among foodies. You can savor mouth-watering soft-shell-crab tacos as well as refreshing pink wine here. The resort’s staff is charming, funny, and top class. Beach Kitchen is the main hangout, which is an all-day dining restaurant offering gorgeous views of the oasis-style swimming food along with the experience of an open kitchen. Food is outstanding here. From contemporary Japanese food at Kanusan to mezze and shisha pipes at Middle Eastern restaurant Arabian Grill, you are sure to get beyond your imagination. The resort has as many as 91 overwater villas and 34 beach villas. Some of them face facing reef-protected calm waters, whereas others face the pool. The rooms are highly comfortable, stylish, and fun. They feature decorations from South Africa and Java, rattan furniture, and handmade lamps. Head to The Fehi Spa for unwinding and detoxification. It has a jungle gym, basketball and tennis courts, along with the Milk LAB serving protein shakes, flat whites, and açai bowls. If you are looking for an extremely professional hotel that has excellent rooms, staff, and food, then staying at Finolhu would be a great decision.

    Number of villas: 125

    Transfer time: Half an hour by seaplane from Malé

    Address: Finolhu, Kanufushi Island, Baa Atoll, Maldives

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  10. COMO Maalifushi

    The resort is best for the little ones. While its sister COMO hotel in the Maldives focuses on couples, Maalifushi takes care of the next stage- parenting. Its kids’ club is great for four to twelve-year-olds as they can learn to fold palm leaves into parrots, grow crystals, and learn a few words of Dhivehi. They can also enjoy hunting for geckos or shark spotting. These activities have been planned keeping in mind COMO’s new play philosophy that aims at making children responsible and boosting their confidence. To keep teenagers busy, there are a number of adventurous water activities and desert-island hijinks. You can also go for family yoga sessions if you are a fitness-lover. The beach villas are perfect for families. Just a few steps from the sand, plunge pools and shady gardens are there, thus making these villas are perfect for family holidays. A cool and peaceful beachy vibe floats throughout. Children can eat plenty of healthy meals here such as lentil cakes with crushed avocado, coconut, cinnamon and almond porridge, etc. The sensational spa at Maalifushi is the real joy and every member is going to love the whole experience. Such a relaxed time of the day!

    Number of villas: 32 overland, 33 overwater villas

    Transfer time: one hour by seaplane from Malé

    Address: Maalifushi by COMO, Thaa Atoll, Maldives

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