Maldives, with all its sparkling waters and private villas, is undoubtedly a dream destination for every couple and honeymooner. But, as one of the most beautiful tropical paradises on Earth, your kids also deserve to see the wonders that Maldives has to offer. Fortunately, most hotels and resorts in the Maldives are now offering kid-friendly amenities like shallow pools, larger multi-room villas, thrilling water playgrounds, and exciting Kids’ Clubs. In our Best of Travel series, we have curated the latest 13 Best Kid-Friendly Family Resorts in Maldives, providing quality recommendations to suit your travel needs and budget.
This post was last updated on 19 July 2023.
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13 Best Kid-Friendly Family Resorts in Maldives
A safe space for our little ones
Nestled on a stunning tropical island surrounded by lush greenery and turquoise waters, Hilton Maldives Amingiri Resort & Spa is an idyllic getaway for the whole family. If you are travelling with the little ones, this resort is much more accessible compared to other family resorts in the area, as it can be easily reached with only a luxury speedboat. Travel time takes about 20 minutes only from the Malé airport, and the boat ride is comfortable throughout, especially with the air-conditioning.
Once you arrive at the resort, expect to be welcomed with a plethora of family-friendly activities and amenities that make your stay truly memorable. The resort’s Kids Club is especially noteworthy and with both indoor and outdoor areas, your kids are sure to have the grandest time regardless of the weather. Inside, the spacious Club rooms are filled with a diverse range of new toys, including both English and Chinese options. But among all, what our little Ally especially loved was the ice cream maker. She spent so much time pretending to make ice cream and then serving us afterwards! Meanwhile, the outdoor play area was complete with a gigantic trampoline and a kiddie pool – a haven for kids, indeed. The resort’s renowned Amingiri Spa also offers a unique Young Zen programme wherein your little ones can also embark on age-appropriate journeys designed to nurture their holistic well-being.
Enjoy an amazing Kids Club experience at Hilton Maldives Amingiri Resort & Spa
Dedicated healthy menu for the kids
When it comes to the food options, we are sure that you will not have a hard time getting your kids something to eat while staying at the resort. Aside from having eight dining destinations in total, Hilton Maldives Amingiri Resort & Spa went above and beyond the typical Kids’ menu choices (which could be unhealthy at times) and truly prioritised providing healthy options like purees made from wholesome ingredients. We are impressed with the food’s quality, and they have one of the best baby food out of the many 5-star resorts we have been to.
If you are eating out with the whole family, we recommend going to the resort’s Habitat restaurant. Our breakfast and dinner experiences there have just been amazing – the food was top-notch (freshly grilled tiger prawns are the highlight), the staff was kind and accommodating, and the restaurant is situated right by the sea. And the best part is that you can savour the view more on the lounging nets suspended over the azure waters!
Exciting water activities for everyone
Hilton Maldives Amingiri Resort & Spa is not just a safe space for the little ones, the resort also makes sure that the teens and adults are also entertained. They have a dedicated rooftop lounge just for teenagers. At Re: Fuel, the teens can recharge with some smoothies and snacks while lounging in a laid-back atmosphere.
Meanwhile, thrillseekers could indulge in a thrilling selection of water activities such as glass kayaking excursions (perfect for your IG-worthy shots!), snorkelling and paddleboarding adventures, and dolphin cruises. When it comes to indoor fun, the resort also has an Art Studio, driving simulator, and table tennis!
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Home to the award-winning underwater restaurant
Visiting an oceanarium will always be a core memory experience for the little ones. But what if you can see the beautiful marine world while also enjoying a succulent meal? Home to the award-winning SEA Restaurant, Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas transports the whole family deeper into the marine world. The dining room offers 360-degree views of the Maldives’ crystal-clear, azure waters so you will literally be dining with the captivating marine species. If you are lucky, you might even get to see some turtles! Words are not enough to describe how amazing this experience would be, especially if you are bringing along your little ones. In fact, this restaurant is perfect for celebrating special occasions, just like how we did with our little Aaron’s birthday.
The underwater world that can be seen at the resort feels surreal as the resort is located in the stunning Baa Atoll, a prestigious UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The resort’s commitment to preserving the pristine marine environment makes it an extraordinary snorkelling destination where you can enjoy swimming amidst a kaleidoscope of colourful fish. Not only that, Baa Atoll is said to be one of the best places to spot friendly spinner dolphins and sea turtles.
For a comprehensive list of all the water activities available at Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas, please click here. Prepare to embark on an extraordinary aquatic journey that will leave you and the entire family with cherished memories and a deep appreciation for the wonders of the underwater world.
Unforgettable experiences for the little adventurers
At the heart of the resort lies the Thiththi Boli Kids Club, a treasure trove of entertainment that will captivate the little ones and create lifelong memories. From bouncing on the Trampoline Park and shooting basketballs to conquering the rock climbing wall and splashing around in the water play area, there is no shortage of excitement. The kids can immerse themselves in a world of creativity with an abundance of toys, including LEGO blocks. For a truly unforgettable family experience, embark on a thrilling pirate adventure with your little ones, as you set sail to another island in search of hidden treasure. Our daughter, Ally, was just so happy during our stay at the resort and we can only imagine the sheer delight older kids would experience.
While the Thiththi Boli Kids Club ensures endless fun, the resort itself offers even more entertainment options for children. Our spacious Two Bedroom Family Beach Pool Villa provided direct access to the beach, allowing the little ones to effortlessly indulge in sandy adventures. Additionally, a private pool by the villa ensured hours of splashing and laughter. Our butler, Ifoo, still went above and beyond to make sure that our little ones are still entertained by giving us baby stuffed toys (on top of other resort gifts like bags and caps). It was the first time that we got so many gifts from just one resort, so we definitely have him to thank for making us feel like VIPs.
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The ultimate haven of relaxation and fun at Baa Atoll
Take the whole family to paradise on earth by booking a stay at Amilla Maldives. Nestled in the heart of the breathtaking Baa Atoll, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, this exclusive retreat is the ultimate haven for relaxation and fun. Get ready for endless excitement as you and your little ones explore the pristine white private beaches that stretch as far as the eye can see. Imagine building sandcastles, collecting seashells, and even searching for adorable hermit crabs – there is never a dull moment! But the fun does not end there. In the evenings, you might even spot some sharks swimming through the shallow waters!
At Amilla Maldives, families are in for a world of adventure both on land and in crystal-clear waters. One of the most cherished experiences is the Sunset Dolphin Cruise, a must-try excursion for families with young children. Here, you will get the chance to see Spinner and Bottlenose dolphins playing and swimming around in the Maldives’ crystal-clear azure waters. Our daughter, Ally, was captivated by these beautiful creatures, gleefully exclaiming and even creating her own word – “tata” – to express her excitement whenever a dolphin appeared. It was a heartwarming and magical moment that we will forever cherish. The boat captain even allowed her to steer the boat alongside him!
Kid-friendly amenities and restaurants
If mum and dad would like some quality time together, the resort also features one of the best Kids Club in the Maldives. Designed to spark creativity and a love for nature, the Club provides a range of experiential activities that ignite the imaginations of young creators, environmentalists, marine biologists, and athletes. With engaging programs tailored to their interests, children can immerse themselves in enriching experiences while forming connections with the natural world. The Kids Club is also equipped with an abundance of toys, including a fantastic ball pit that our little ones absolutely adored. It is the perfect place for children to mingle and make new friends while parents enjoy the romantic experiences that await at Amilla Maldives
Had tons of fun at the resort’s Kids Club
Moreover, Amilla Maldives is a paradise for families with picky eaters as they prioritise catering to diverse dining preferences. With a range of dining destinations, the resort ensures that everyone’s tastes and dietary needs are met. Whether you follow a vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free, low-carb, or paleo diet, their culinary team is dedicated to crafting exceptional dining experiences that align with your preferences. The best part is, you can relish all these tasty offerings with the breathtaking views of the stunning Maldives.
When it comes to little ones, Fresh restaurant is the ultimate haven. With a flexible menu, parents can customise meals according to their children’s preferences. From avocado and quinoa to a variety of egg recipes and comforting porridge, Fresh goes the extra mile to ensure a delightful dining experience for the whole family. And for an added treat, there is even an outdoor waffle station! You may also treat your little ones to the best pizza in the Maldives at Joe’s Pizza, or better yet, give them permission to try out the free ice creams and sorbets at the resort’s Chill’d Cafe.
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4. Soneva Fushi
Largest Kids’ club in the entire Maldives
Whether you have toddlers or teenagers in tow, Soneva Fushi and its vast array of family-friendly attractions. The main highlight of the resort is The Den, which is deemed to be the largest children’s club in the Maldives and South Asia with its floor area that’s comparable to that of 6 full tennis courts. The Den packs in a humongous playground to tickle every child’s imagination (complete with Lego rooms and dress-up rooms!), shallow swimming pools, an 8-metre tall pirate ship, and even giant musical piano keys built into the floor. The best part? The whole area is technology-free, so your kids will get a much-needed gadget break and focus on all the fun and learning!
On top of The Den, Soneva Fushi has leafy gardens, sandy beaches, lush jungle and so much more to explore. That said, older kids can join the fun-packed weekly activity programmes, whether showing off their culinary skills in Junior Masterchef, playing beach volleyball, trying out water sports, star-gazing, or dancing at the disco. With everyone entertained, for sure, you and your hubby will get that most awaited me time.
If you’d like to spend some quality time with your kids as well, you may watch a family film at Cinema Paradiso while snacking on unlimited popcorn. Meanwhile, the kids can try out different flavours from Soneva Fushi’s kaleidoscopic collection of complimentary chocolates, ice creams and sorbets. The treats are all unlimited, so better watch those kids or they may get a sugar crash.
As for the accommodation, Soneva Fushi features spacious and luxurious villas, complete with all the necessary amenities needed for a family trip. You have the option to choose whether you want to be on the sunset or sunrise side of the island. Also, there is this villa that has its own slide – the best choice for a perfect postcard-worthy holiday! See our full review of the Soneva Fushi here.
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Our little ones will always be curious explorers, and Conrad Maldives Rangali Island exactly knows that. And with the resort’s Majaa Explorers Hub, your kids will be able to get a taste of Maldives’ rich culture through play, themed games, and island adventures (junior dive courses, anyone?). There are also arts & crafts sessions and culinary workshops, in case your child prefers less tiring activities.
On top of the kids’ club, Conrad Maldives offers luxurious accommodation that your kids will remember for life. The Muraka is a luxury two-level residence inside the resort, and the first of its kind to ever have a master bedroom submerged over 16 ft below sea level. Meaning, you will have your very own private aquarium inside the master bedroom! This family resort also provides a teepee for a unique glamping experience under the sea. And with the added flashlights, pillow fort and other treats – this experience is truly one for the books!
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For the future marine biologist
Has your child always been curious about the world? If so, treat him or her to a fun-filled vacation at Six Senses Laamu. This family resort is all about sustainability and even supports NGOs that promote marine conservation. And if your little one is an ocean lover, check out the Junior Marine Biology class for a once-in-a-lifetime experience in the Maldives. By enrolling in this short class, your child will get to complete exciting science experiments, explore the ocean in snorkelling adventures, and learn to make their own conservation videos. Who knows? Maybe you’ll have a marine biologist in the making!
Moreover, the entire family will be able to experience beachfront family living in villas that come complete with a panoramic upper deck, personal pool and an outdoor bathtub for fun bath times. There’s even a treetop deck that’s just perfect for spending some quality time together. Six Senses also offers a myriad of family activities to do while on vacation, including a movie night at the Cinema Under the Stars, team and table games, treasure hunts, cycling, and non-motorised water activities.
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Floating in the North Ari atoll and shaped like a curved Maldivian boat, Constance Halaveli is a magical place where water and sand lie in contrast to the exuberant green foliage. Here, hundreds of exciting activities await every guest. Meanwhile, your kids can unleash their spirit of adventure at Constance Kids Club. The club boasts a large pool for some water fun, an open play area for interactive games, movies, and more. To top it all off, the Club also holds themed days where your kids can learn how to create pizzas, make ice cream, smoothies and other treats.
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Kanuhura Maldives is the definition of utopia, even for your kids. At this family resort, the little ones are given activity passports to fill with amazing experiences in the Maldives. From water sports to fishing trips to an enthralling pirate adventure! No worries if you have picky eaters because, at Kanuhura, kids are as important as their parents. Thus, the resort’s restaurants offer special menus created especially with the younger guests’ palates in mind. So, while the grown-ups are enjoying a delish spread of exquisite international flavours and authentic Maldivian delights, the kids can savour spaghetti, chicken nuggets, cheeseburgers and more.
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If the entire family has always been dreaming of that luxurious island life, then The Ritz-Carlton Maldives is the most perfect place for you. The family resort features many iconic circular villas, each offering unparalleled views of the azure waters, an infinity pool, a sundeck, and the attention of an Aris Meeha or a personal butler. As for the Kids Club, programmes are centred on the resort’s 4 pillars – land, water, environmental responsibility and culture – to create a series of activities including sports, arts and crafts, cooking classes and more. Also known as the Ritz Kids, the fun kiddie experiences happen in a futuristic indoor-outdoor space complete with playgrounds, napping pods, a media area, and a pool with slides and jets.
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Ozen Life Maadhoo is a resort that’s all about relaxation and enjoying the colourful nature of the Maldives. Don’t worry, parents can freely relax here even if they bring their kids along, thanks to the reliable Ozen Kids Club. Located near the beach, the club boasts a large but shallow natural salt pool, a sandpit, a table tennis area, and a whole lot more. Much younger kids may also go on nature walks, treasure hunts, and buggy trips around the island. And while the kids are out and having fun at the kids club, go on a romantic date night with your partner at Ozen’s M6m (Minus Six Meters), the finest among Maldives underwater restaurants.
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At Finolhu Baa Atoll Maldives, all kids are referred to as “Oceaneers”. And at their Oceaneer Club, a wide array of enchanting child-friendly activities awaits. The club has a weekly activity programme so they won’t be bored by repeating activities. Watch fish swim by, build sandcastles, play hide and seek, immerse in the world of pirates – the possibilities are endless! The best part? The Oceaneer Club is open until night, so all parents can spend some relaxing time on their own without worries. With Finolhu’s well-trained staff, your kids are in good hands, for sure.
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An art gallery in the Maldives is something that’s already unique, and what more if it’s underwater? At Fairmont Maldives, Sirru Fen Fushi, guests will find a semi-submerged steel box filled with underwater sculptures – a structure that’s designed to serve as a home for the local marine life. No wonder the locals call this resort the Sirru Fen Fushi (Secret Water Island)! Kids may not be able to see this mesmerizing underwater structure, but they will have fun doing sports, arts & crafts, cooking classes, and other activities in the resort’s kids club. Then, to make everyone’s stay even more memorable, book the resort’s stylish Tented Jungle Villas for the ultimate island castaway experience in Maldives.
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13. Vakarru Maldives
Vakarru Maldives is probably home to one of the most luxurious kids clubs in the whole Maldives. Well, what else can you expect from a 5-star resort that lies within the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Baa Atoll? Your little ones will surely have fun doing indoor arts & crafts, outdoor exploration and other activities tailored for children aged between 3 and 12. Meanwhile, much older kids can stay in the Coconut Club – a teen haven offering pool tables, table tennis tables, foosball tables, board games, tea and coffee making facilities, a quiet lounge and a reading area. Better yet, participate in the activities offered by the resort’s Splash Dive and Water Sports, Sports Fields!
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