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The best luxury family resorts in the Maldives

  • Travel 101
  • By Harry Jenner
  • Published 22 June 2022
  • Revised 14 February 2023

Do you want to whisk your family away on the trip of a lifetime? The Maldives is one of the best places to visit – especially if you’re looking for a real paradise escape. 

On top of its private beaches and luxurious villas, the Maldives offers a whole host of kid-friendly activities and facilities, which are all there to ensure the entire family has fun. Cocktails are aplenty, but there’s also so much for the little ones to see, do, and explore – including brilliant designated kids clubs’ to keep them entertained whilst you enjoy your Pina Colada in peace.

Let’s take a look at the best luxury Maldives hotels and resorts for families, including the best Maldives family resorts with all-inclusive – serving up everything you need with a five-star smile throughout your stay.

Patina Maldives, Fari Islands

Patina Maldives, Fari Islands thinks outside the box when it comes to keeping guests happy. You’ll experience all sorts of left-field recreational activities for an extra-unique stay in paradise – including the resort's designated kids club, Footprints: a forward-thinking programme of activities specially designed for self-discovery and cultural inspiration.

While adults explore the exotic coral reefs or practise mindfulness at the spa, kids will be engaged in a program of activities set to capture their interest and teach them a thing or two about the wonderful world we live in.

Best part for kids: They can use the Fab Lab’s 3D printer to make new things out of recycled ocean plastics. Or even hop on an educational dolphin cruise around the island to learn about the resort’s sustainable way of life. 

Patina Maldives Spa

Patina Maldives Spa

Joali Maldives

There’s something for all ages at Joali Maldives. Staff go above and beyond to accommodate the entire family, not just adults. 

Whilst you’re unwinding in the onsite ESPA spa or getting your adrenaline pumping on a jet ski, little ones will be having the time of their lives at the resort’s kids club. The club’s weekly schedule is packed with exciting mini adventures like a treasure hunt around the island or an evening campfire storytelling session. With so much on offer, a Maldives family holiday is made easy at this resort. 

Best part for kids: There’s even a kid’s spa offering all sorts of pampering treatments from hair styling to mini manicures. Because kids deserve a little TLC time too!

Kids pool at Joali Maldives

Kids pool at Joali Maldives
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One&Only Reethi Rah

One&Only Reethi Rah is one of the best family resorts in the Maldives. If you’re thinking of having a quiet couple’s holiday for two, we say think again. Bring the little ones along because there’s endless fun for kids to be had at KidsOnly Club – the resort’s super fun ‘no-adults-allowed’ activity centre. 

Here they’ll enjoy a variety of workshops and arts and crafts activities, ranging from egg painting to cat walking in a mini fashion show. And whilst the kids play, you can have your own fun at the beach-fronted Fanditha Bar, perfect for drinks during golden hour. We can hear the cocktails being stirred as we speak...

Best part for kids: The KidsOnly club caters for all ages, so no one will miss out. Even older kids aged 12+ are covered with the teenager club, ‘One Tribe’.

One&Only Reethi Rah

One&Only Reethi Rah

The Ritz-Carlton Maldives Fari Islands

For its luxurious villas alone, The Ritz-Carlton Maldives Fari Islands is one of the best family resorts in the Maldives. A family of four will fit perfectly in the Two-Bedroom Beach Pool Villa, comprising of a spacious living room, dining room, kitchenette, and your own sea-view sundeck with a pool. 

Family fun continues outside the villa too. While parents soak up the sun on the golden sandy beaches or take a trip to the spa for a deep-tissue massage, the kids can have their own fun at Ritz Kids: the resort’s kids club featuring a daily schedule of activities based around four pillars of learning (land, water, culture, and environmental responsibility). Who knew a Maldives family holiday to Ritz-Carlton could be an educational experience as well as a fun one?

Best part for kids: The kiddie’s pool boasts a whole host of slides and water jets. They’ll be splashing around for hours.

The Ritz-Carlton Maldives Fari Islands

The Ritz-Carlton Maldives Fari Islands

OBLU by Atmosphere at Helengeli Maldives

This resort might be four-stars on paper, but it screams five-star fun and luxury, especially for families with older kids. 

As one of the Maldives’ top family all-inclusive resorts, OBLU by Atmosphere has a huge selection of gorgeous water villas. You can wake up to breath-taking ocean views just outside your bedroom window and then take a refreshing morning dip in your own private plunge pool. 

Teenagers will especially love this resort because of its wide range of action-packed activities, like paddleboarding, kayaking and pedalos.

Best part for kids: They’ll enjoy complimentary water sports including the use of free snorkelling equipment so can explore the wonders of the island’s beautiful house reef.  

Aerial View of OBLU by Atmosphere

Aerial View of OBLU by Atmosphere

Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort

A Maldives family holiday at Anantara Dhigu Resort is made extra-special with a stay in the Two Bedroom Anantara Pool Villa.

With its own private pool and plenty of space for families, this villa will make you feel right at home. You’ll even have your own private butler attending to your every need throughout your stay. Plus, the beach is right on your doorstep for sun-kissed family beach days.

The resort’s facilities are top-notch, too. Whilst parents clear their busy minds at the Anantara Spa or learn how to surf on the wavey cerulean waters, kids will be at Dhoni Club: the resort’s designated kids club featuring indoor and outdoor playgrounds and an action-packed activity schedule (cooking, crab-hunting, and so much more). 

Best part for kids: Parents can join in the fun at Dhoni Club. A guest favourite is the traditional Maldivian dancing classes.

Swings at Anantara Dhigu Resort

Swings at Anantara Dhigu Resort

Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi

An exciting selection of unique activities makes Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi one of the best family resorts in the Maldives.

Are you a family of foodies? You can cook up some fun by learning authentic Maldivian cooking techniques from a resident chef. Or if cooking isn’t your thing, you can try your hand at something creative with available classes on painting, sculpting, drawing, or jewellery making. A talented local artist will stir up creative juices and get your imagination running wild. 

And when you fancy something more relaxing, simply spend the day lounging around your private pool back at the villa. The resort has a variety of Three-Bedroom Water Sunset Villas, perfect for larger families needing more space. 

Best part for kids: The resort’s kid-friendly range of activities means no one misses out. It’s all about experiencing new things together.

Overwater Villa at Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi

Overwater Villa at Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi

Choosing the best family resorts in the Maldives is easy with Winged Boots. Whether you love nothing more than a simple beach day or you’re a family of adrenaline junkies seeking thrills and spills in the Indian Ocean, you’ll find something that suits all ages here.

Browse our list of the top holidays in the Maldives to visit with the family. There’s no need to fork out unnecessarily either – since we have holiday specials to the Maldives which can save you money when you most need it. Check out our available 2022 offers today and you could be in paradise as early as next week!

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