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The best kids' clubs in the Maldives

  • Travel 101
  • By Harry Jenner
  • Published 15 July 2022
  • Revised 14 February 2023

Contrary to what you might think, the Maldives isn’t an adults-only destination. In fact, taking a trip to the Maldives with the kids in tow is a wonderful idea for adults and children alike. You parents can unwind on your private cabana basking in the Maldives sun whilst your little ones are kept entertained all day at the resort’s dedicated kids' club. 

Sounds like a dream, right? Who knew the Maldives was such a family-friendly destination? If you weren't already convinced, we’re here to reassure you that bringing the kids along doesn’t mean you forfeit a relaxing time. In fact, the very best Maldives resorts go above and beyond to accommodate youngsters and make the trip fun and enjoyable for the entire family. 

So, what are the best Maldives kids’ clubs and what resorts are they in? Let’s take a closer look…

The Den at Soneva Fushi

Heading to the Maldives with kids is made easy at Soneva Fushi. The Den is their adventure-filled kids' club catering from small children to teenagers with its variety of programmes, activities, and kid-friendly spaces.

The Den’s whole vibe is inspired by childhood wonder, which means your little ones can freely choose what they do with their day – watch an animated movie in the cinema, read books in the library, or let their colourful imagination run wild in the Lego Room. 

There’s also a separate kiddies swimming pool designated for water babies who simply love to splash about all day. 

Discover our round-up of the best luxury family resorts in the Maldives. 

The Den at Soneva Fushi

‘The Den’ at Soneva Fushi

Dhoni Club at Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort

There’s no need to worry about the kids at Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort. They’ll be busy having fun at the Dhoni Club – the resort’s designated and complimentary kids' club consisting of boredom-beating activities like cookery lessons, crab hunting, palm weaving, and traditional Maldivian dance classes. It’s available for children aged 3-12-years-old.

On top of the activities and workshops, there are also both indoor and outdoor play areas for them to explore, including a treehouse that’ll no doubt keep them entertained for hours. 

Dhoni Club at Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort

Dhoni Club at Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort
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Dolphin Kids' Club at Emerald Resort & Spa

One of the most renowned Maldives kids' clubs on this list is Dolphin Kids’ Club at Emerald Resort & Spa – and it’s clear to see why. The staff here do everything in their power to make sure the whole family enjoys their dream holiday. 

Whilst parents lounge around the adult pool with a cocktail, kids can have their own adventures in the large outdoor playground. And then when hungry tummies start to rumble, they can order a perfectly portioned meal at the kids’ restaurant. All kids' club activities are available for children aged 4-12-years-old, and rest assured staff are well-trained to keep your little ones safe and happy. 

Dolphin Kids Club at Emerald Resort & Spa

Dolphin Kids Club at Emerald Resort & Spa

Sultans’ Village at Amilla Fushi Hotel & Resort

Kids get a ‘no-adults’ area of the island at Amilla Fushi Hotel & Resort. It’s like their very own piece of paradise away from nagging parents. What more could they want?

Sultans’ Village has tons of space for little ones to play, create, and run wild, including a kiddies pool and an indoor play area full of games and arts and crafts stations. The activity schedules change daily too, so there’s no doubt at least a few workshops and classes will spark their interest during your stay. That means more downtime for you parents knowing they’re safe and having fun without a care in the world. 

Muramas Kids' Club at Joali Maldives

The onsite Maldives kids' club at Joali Maldives isn’t like most other children's clubs – this resort treats your little ones like the smart and curious mini-adults that they are.

On the weekly schedule are super exciting action-packed adventures like treasure hunts set across the island or intimate firepit storytelling sessions when the sun goes down. There’s also a kids’ spa for youngsters who love practising some well-needed TLC just as much as mum and dad. They can choose from a variety of pampering treatments from facemasks to pedicures and hair styling.

If a spa isn’t really their thing, how about taking part in a junior chef workshop that’ll see them whip up all sorts of sweet treats and goodies?

Muramas Kids Club at Joali Maldives

Muramas Kids Club at Joali Maldives

KidsOnly Club at One&Only Reethi Rah

Taking a trip to the Maldives with kids is made easy at One&Only Reethi Rah. Not only is this resort a luxury paradise for parents, but kids will feel right at home too. 

There’s endless fun to be had at KidsOnly Club – the resort’s kids facility centre made up of arts and crafts areas, a swimming pool, sporting facilities, and a designated dining area. They’ve got absolutely everything they need there. The club is available for all children aged from 4-9, but those under 4 are still welcome if accompanied by an adult. 

There are also two additional clubs designed for 9–11-year-olds and kids aged 12 or above. Everyone is covered.

KidsOnly Club at One&Only Reethi Rah

KidsOnly Club at One&Only Reethi Rah

Footprints at Patina Maldives, Fari Islands

The kids' club at Patina Maldives, Fari Islands goes one step further with their forward-thinking approach to holiday activities and experiences. 

With its state-of-the-art facilities, Footprints is a kids' club that aims to engage the future generation with specially designed programmes sparking discovery and inspiration. For example, attendees can take part in expert-led cookery classes or educational dolphin cruises around the island. And that’s without mentioning the ‘Fab Lab’ – a creative space where your kids can use 3D printers to create things out of recycled ocean plastics.

For this resort, it’s all about capturing your kids’ minds and hearts with interesting and important world topics. 

Footprints at Patina Maldives, Fari Islands

Footprints at Patina Maldives, Fari Islands

Ritz Kids at The Ritz-Carlton Maldives

Ritz Kids at The Ritz-Carlton Maldives is another kids' club that combines play with education – all activities on the weekly schedule are based around four important pillars: land, water, culture, and environmental responsibility.

They’ll take part in all sorts of fun and enlightening workshops and classes, from sports to cooking to unique arts and crafts lessons. Chances are your little ones will come back with a thing or two to teach you!

But it’s not all work and no play, the club is also home to a swimming pool (with waterslides), an indoor and outdoor playground, and a room designated for playing video games or watching movies. 

Ritz Kids at The Ritz-Carlton Maldives

Ritz Kids at The Ritz-Carlton Maldives

The best kids' clubs in The Maldives FAQs

Are Maldives kids’ clubs safe?  

You might be hesitant to leave your children at a kid’s club, and it’s perfectly natural to have these types of concerns. But rest assured the resort staff are trustworthy and specially trained with years of experience in childcare. 

If you’re still feeling wary, go check out the club for yourself and speak to the staff at hand. They’ll be happy to reassure you by talking you through safety plans and precautions if something was to go wrong.

Does every Maldives resort have a kids' club?

The level of family-friendly vibes differs from resort to resort, but the majority of family-friendly islands have some form of kids’ entertainment. If you’re off on a family holiday and think a designated kids' club will benefit your little ones, just make sure you choose a resort that’s well-known for its child-friendly atmosphere and facilities. Every resort mentioned in this list is a great option.

A luxury stay in the Maldives doesn’t need to be adults-only. A paradise escape to the Maldives with kids in tow works just as well, if not better. The Maldives is a holiday destination the whole entire family deserves to experience, not just you parents.

What’s more, Maldives’ kids’ clubs work wonders for keeping children entertained when you need some peace and quiet away from your usual family holiday itinerary. 

Looking for something a little longer? Our Maldives tours take you from Dubai to the Maldives, all in one extended trip. But if it’s just the Maldives you’re after, check out our holiday specials to the Maldives.

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