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Family travel to the Maldives is becoming more and more popular. If earlier, mainly couples in love came to the paradise islands , now the Maldives are in demand among families with children. After all, the paradise islands have something to do and surprise all family members, even the smallest. We have compiled a selection of options for children to relax in paradise.

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Seaplanes and speedboats

The trip to the island itself will be an incredible adventure. After all, the Maldives are delivered either by seaplane or by water transport. This is an amazing opportunity to view the scattering of islands from above. Incredible Adventures of e for the kids! You can book a special sightseeing trip around the Maldives by seaplane to see the paradise islands from above. In addition, children will be delighted with the trip to speedboat on the Indian Ocean.

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Depositphotos

Swimming with manta rays

The underwater life in the Maldives is incredibly diverse. In addition, one of the most vivid impressions, followed by the islands of flock with travelers of all parts - swimming with manta rays. You can even see them near forks installed on the water! Alternatively, go on an excursion led by an experienced instructor who will help you get to know the life of the Indian Ocean. With what delight the children are watching the mantas!

Manta rays can be seen in the Maldives all year round , but the best time is from May to November.

Kuredu Island Resort & Spa
Kuredu Island Resort & Spa

Planting corals

Such an adventure will definitely amazing for the kids: having a named coral in the Indian Ocean! Hotels have developed coral reef rescue programs and are offering to take part in them. The children plant their own coral together with marine biologists, helping to start the life of a new colony.

The coral is attached to a metal frame. Children take part in the "planting" of corals with great enthusiasm. On the frame, you can write the name of your child, calling the coral his name. After that, the structure is left on the reef. Subsequently, the coral creates a colony. Every six months, biologists check how the coral is doing and make a photo report. Your child will constantly receive pictures via e-mail or instant messenger .

You can plant your coral, for example, at Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi .

Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi
Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi

Crab races

Crab Races are fun and popular entertainment in the Maldives. Most of all, children are happy with such fun. Some beaches are literally sheltered by hermit crabs, which always carry a shell-shaped house on them. You need to carefully watch where you step so that you do not accidentally crush anyone. Children, along with animators, collect tiny hermit crabs for the upcoming races.

A labyrinth is made from the sand, into which a detachment of crabs is launched. They have no choice but to wade through the dug trenches. Children watch the movement of crabs and "cheer" on their "team".

Tip: Choose a resort with a kids club. Your kids are guaranteed to be something to do on the islands. Hotels with good children's club : Bandos Maldives , Meeru Island Resort , Hideaway Beach then Resort & Spa is AT Dhonakulhi , Constance Halaveli .

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Depositphotos

Dolphin cruises

To enable tourists to see dolphins in the waters of the Indian Ocean, hotels organize special cruises. There are four species of dolphins in the Maldives. During the cruise, guests are specially taken to the places that these friendly marine lives love the most. A flock may number several hundred and dolphins, not only adults but also children. They play and emerge from the water, perform all sorts of tricks, as if posing for the camera. Dolphins have become accustomed to tourists and are not afraid to swim up to the boats, where they often train e r treat.

Of course, there is no one hundred percent certainty in this meeting, but more often than not, such an enterprise ends in success.

Dusit Thani Maldives
Dusit Thani Maldives

Snorkeling

The most popular entertainment in the Maldives, which is available to everyone and completely free of charge, is snorkeling. You can find everyone in the local waters : from the bright Nemo fish to huge whale sharks. Of course, it is convenient to splash with children in the spacious and safe lagoon by the house reef. Therefore, for a children's holiday, it is better to choose islands that have their own house reef. Do not forget to bring your mask, fins and snorkel so that your kids are immediately plunged into the underwater world.

Innahura Maldives Resort
Innahura Maldives Resort

Diving

Children are allowed to go diving from the age of 10. In fact, the first steps they can do even at 8 years, but this program includes a familiarity with the equipment and learning the proper techniques of breathing under water to a depth of 2 meters. However, from the age of 10, children can learn the basics of diving under the guidance of instructors and even receive certificates of completion of the courses.

More details about snorkeling and diving in the Maldives with children.

Kuramathi Island Resort Maldives
Kuramathi Island Resort Maldives

We go on a cruise

In the Maldives, it is not necessary to sit on one island all the time. You can take a cruise and visit the islands of your choice. The trip can be either one day or last a whole week: the whole family travels from one island to another, enjoying beautiful views. However, the long trip Come e t only families with teenagers: for small children tiring long cruise.

Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort
Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort

Water Villa with Water Slide and Pool

You, of course, have already seen what a perfect morning looks like: you take a couple of steps from the bed and you find yourself on a water slide, along which you slide right into the ocean. In the Maldives, this Instagram video will become a reality. There are indeed water villas with slides. True, they are not excursions: such a villa must be booked in advance. Children will be delighted!

There are villas with slides at the resorts: Gili Lankanfushi MaldivesOzen Reserve Bolifushi .

Ozen Reserve Bolifushi
Ozen Reserve Bolifushi

Beach and water sports

The people of the Maldives just love football, so even on the smallest island you can easily find a football pitch. Almost all popular sports are represented at the resorts: volleyball, badminton, tennis, basketball, golf. You can usually borrow sports equipment free of charge.

In addition, all resorts have water sports: you can rent canoes, SUP-boards and even learn to surf. Paddle boarding, parasailing, glass bottom kayaking, sailing, jet skiing, wakeboarding, jet skiing, banana boating are all easy to find on the resort islands. Fly board is gaining popularity - you soar over the water surface like a hero of a science fiction film. However, you need to understand that not all activities are suitable for young and middle-aged children: some activities have age restrictions and are suitable only for teenagers.

Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort
Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort

Submarine and dhoni boats

A magical adventure for kids and adults! Dive into the world of the Indian Ocean aboard a glass-bottomed submarine. Therefore, it will turn out to consider all the splendor of the reef and get acquainted with its inhabitants. Another option for acquaintance is a small boat with a transparent bottom, which is easy to find at every hotel.

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Depositphotos

Fishing

One of the most popular activities in the Maldives and fishing for the islanders. It does not matter which island you find yourself on: the ocean around you is full of life. You can fish with your child offshore or hire a traditional Maldivian dhoni boat to go fishing in the safe waters of a house reef. A great pastime for a little angler.

You & Me by Cocoon
You & Me by Cocoon

Desert Island Picnic

How about an adventure? Who wants to feel like a real pirate or Robinson Crusoe who finds himself on a desert island? With the whole family, you can go to a small-uninhabited island. You will be delivered by boat and provided with everything you need: drinks and provisions. The island has umbrellas and sun loungers for a comfortable pastime; there is a shower and amenities. A walkie-talkie is left for communication with the big world. Usually sorties to the island last a day: “Robinsons " are brought to the island early in the morning, and taken back about 16 hours.

Children's clubs and animation at hotels

All resort hotels make it easier for parents and take the children on themselves, handing them over to children's animators. They will keep them busy with all kinds of games and entertainment. However, a lot depends on the hotel. If you are traveling with children, choose a hotel with a good kids club. In the clubs, you will find:

  • Special pools for kids, water parks with slides, play areas, climbing walls, trampolines, a stage for those who want to sing and dance a dressing and make-up area, a cinema, a library, a music room with all the tools.
  • Celebrating birthdays, show quests, theatrical performances, board games, master classes. For example, children can learn to cook sushi, paint coconuts, kneading dough, learn to golf or tennis games with sand, build castles, will be engaged in drawing in the wet sand, lay out the mosaic of shells.
  • High-end hotels have a marine biologist who studies marine life. You can go on tropical safaris to learn about the island 's biodiversity . And also, together with an astronomer , observe the night sky of the Southern Hemisphere.
Advice. Choose a hotel for families with children. Children's clubs and playgrounds are different: each hotel has its own infrastructure. It is worth looking at photos and video reviews to choose the best option for children's leisure. Among the hotels in the Maldives with a children's club, it is worth highlighting: Bandos Maldives , Meeru Island Resort , Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa at Dhonakulhi , Constance Halaveli .

Meeru Island Resort
Meeru Island Resort

Film screenings

The resort islands host film screenings right on the beach. Often children’s clubs do this: sitting comfortably on a sofa on the ocean shore, children watch cartoons or films. For this, large screens are deployed right on the beaches. Nevertheless, it can also be a private party for your family, where you combine watching a movie under the stars with dinner.

Cooking classes

How excited the kids are to make banana pancakes or coconut pudding! After all, here on a mysterious island, cooking classes IME u t a special charm: cook exotic food completely unusual dishes. And we are working on the decor: we are learning carving, creating animal figurines from fruits.

Kurumba Maldives
Kurumba Maldives

Exploring Maldivian Culture

Do you want local flavor, but do not want to go to the densely populated capital of the Maldives - Male? You can go to one of the islands where they are engaged in crafts. For example, mats with original ornaments, handicrafts from palm trees, coconuts are made in the traditional way, wood products are painted, and master classes on carving from wood are held. Here children can look for a souvenir or pick up a little thing made with their own hands.

Asad Photo Maldives
Asad Photo Maldives

Children's spa

Relaxation at the spa is not just for adults. Relaxing procedures are also shown to children. Nevertheless, of course, there are some nuances. What does a spa resort have to offer for kids? Skin care, bathing with medicinal herbs in combination with massage, masks, peels for teens, manicure, pedicure, aromatherapy peeling , chocolate wrap, hydro massage and much more. In some hotels, kids are given beach bags with special kits, bathroom items and accessories to make them feel special. During the procedures, they can simultaneously have fun, watch cartoons, play, feast on sweets.

Look for hotels with the best spa in the Maldives.


Sightseeing tours

The main attractions are concentrated in the capital, Male. Of course, they will be more interested in older schoolchildren who are interested in immersing themselves in an authentic environment. During the tour, you will see an amazing mosque made of coral, a colorful fountain, a colorful fishing harbor, the Presidential Palace, Sultan Park, which looks like a cool oasis. Children will be interesting to hug a century-old tree. Go to the fish market: culinary tours are organized in the Maldives. At the local market, you can choose any seafood or other ingredients, after which the guide will help you prepare authentic dishes from them.

Deposiphotos
Deposiphotos

Treasure hunt

An adventure that almost all children's clubs include in their program. Little discoverers are given inventory: maps, compasses, hats, after which it remains for them to explore the mysterious island, to find clues that will certainly lead to treasures.

Ice rink

Even in the tropics of the Maldives, there is an ice rink: Ice Ice Maybe. We are sure that it will be interesting for children to try ice-skating surrounded by palm trees. By the way, world famous figure skaters skated here! Ice skating rink is located on a resort the Jumeirah Vittaveli.

Ozen Reserve Bolifushi
Ozen Reserve Bolifushi

Glowing plankton

Take a guided tour of the glowing beaches. From February to June, a miracle happens in the Maldives: thanks to the tiny inhabitants, water glows at night. This plankton, thanks to which it seems that the ocean is full of stars. Do not miss the magical sight! Most often, this beauty can be seen on Vaadu Beach. Many resorts organize excursions there.

Underwater residence and restaurants

Fun and complete delight not only for children, but also for adults. There are several underwater restaurants in the Maldives where you can dine while observing the underwater life.

The Maldives is not just a place for romantics. It is ideal for a vibrant family holiday with children. Turquoise lagoons sheltered from the waves, white beaches, a magnificent underwater world and a lot of entertainment will make the trip one of the most memorable. In addition, children will get memories for a lifetime, especially if they plant their own coral in the Indian Ocean.

You & Me by Cocoon
You & Me by Cocoon

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