10 Best Family-Friendly Resorts In The Maldives - Updated 2024

Rachel
Rachel 
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The Maldives is a nation in the Indian Ocean which consists of an archipelago of more than 1,100 coral islands grouped into atolls. In recent years, the Maldives has gained popularity as a premier beach resort destination. It is famous for its white sandy beaches and calm and clear blue waters, perfect for scuba diving and snorkelling. It is also a perfect romantic getaway for couples and a well-known surfing destination. This South Asian country is home to numerous dive resorts, holiday resorts, luxury resorts and wellness resorts. If you’re travelling with your family, stay at a resort with enough activities and entertainment to keep the whole gang content. Here’s a rundown of the best family-friendly resorts in the Maldives.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status. recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on February 09, 2024.

1. The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort, Dhaalu Atoll (from USD 2015)

This 5-star resort is an architectural masterpiece from every angle. Immerse in luxury throughout your stay with the personalised butler service offered to all guests. The resort has 77 overwater and beach villas and suites, all with a private pool. Larger families can opt for a three-bedroom villa, which can fit up to ten adults and four children.

The resort has a kids’ club, an indoor children’s play area and outdoor toys for kids. There are also six restaurants in this premier resort, meaning you won’t go hungry here. Your personal butler is happy to tailor a family-focused programme during your stay here. Your little ones can splash around in the kids’ pool while you engage in water sports in the warm turquoise waters of the island. A game room and outdoor tennis court are also available on site.

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The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort

Wifi Available

Address: Vommuli Island
163.38 km (101.6 mi) from Central Park (Hulhumalé)

Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Sauna Fitness centre

2. Soneva Jani, Noonu (from USD 3300)

Soneva Jani has family-sized water villas equipped with a water slide. All water villas come with a private pool and a retractable roof for stargazing at night. Older kids can play a game of tennis or billiards or indulge in water sports on site for an additional fee, while your little ones can have fun in the kids’ club.

The resort also has eight dining establishments, an overwater silent cinema, two swimming pools (one indoor and one outdoor), and a surf centre offering surfing lessons and trips to secret surf sites around the resort. Babysitting services and kids’ meals are also available for an additional charge.

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Soneva Jani

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Medhufaru Island
166.89 km (103.8 mi) from Central Park (Hulhumalé)

Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Sauna Fitness centre

3. Paradise Island Resort & Spa, North Male Atoll (from USD 650)

Located on Kaafu Atoll, Paradise Island Resort & Spa is a 20-minute speedboat ride from Velana International Airport in Malé. Accommodation options range from villas and suites with a private pool to family-friendly rooms with two bedrooms and additional sofa beds. Each unit comes with a private balcony offering stunning ocean views.

The main resort’s swimming pool is blessed with a panoramic ocean view and comes with a shallow end that is safe for kids. The resort also provides toys for the swimming pool, beach toys and outdoor play equipment for children. There are six restaurants on site, and the main restaurant, which serves buffet meals, offers a wide variety of cuisines that will please even the picky eaters.

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Villa Nautica Paradise Island Resort

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Lankanfinolhu
7.95 km (5.0 mi) from Central Park (Hulhumalé)

Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Sauna Fitness centre

4. Sun Siyam Iru Fushi, Manadhoo (from USD 750)

Discover endless white-sand beaches and a wonderful underwater world when you stay in Sun Siyam Iru Fushi. There are 221 luxurious beachfront and overwater villas, many of them are family-friendly, and some are equipped with a private infinity pool.

There are two swimming pools on site, including an adults-only pool and a family pool with a wading area for kids. Be spoilt for choice when it comes to mealtimes, as there are 15 restaurants and bars on site serving a wide variety of cuisines. The restaurants serve a kid-friendly buffet and meals that will be sure to please any picky eater.

If you fancy a little alone time for a session in the spa or want to indulge in outdoor activities such as sailing, windsurfing, flyboarding and scuba diving at the water sports centre, you can avail yourself of the babysitting service for an additional charge.

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Sun Siyam Iru Fushi with Free Transfer

Wifi Available

Address: Republic of Maldives
171.6 km (106.7 mi) from Central Park (Hulhumalé)

Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Fitness centre Terrace

5. Mercure Maldives Kooddoo All-Inclusive Resort, Gaafu Alifu Atoll (from USD 650)

Ideal for a family with adult children, this all-inclusive resort offers guests a wide selection of food and beverages at no extra cost. Relax and dine to your hearts’ content at the two on-site restaurants and pool bar, and discover the wild beauty of the Maldives on complimentary stand-up paddleboards and kayaks.

Try and spot local sea life such as turtles, dolphins and reef fishes while snorkelling and scuba diving. There’s also an outdoor swimming pool, tennis court and a game room to keep the older kids occupied, while parents can enjoy the luxe spa facilities in peace.

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Mercure Maldives Kooddoo All-Inclusive Resort

Wifi Available

Address: Gaafu Alifu Atoll
387.75 km (241.0 mi) from Central Park (Hulhumalé)

Restaurant Room service Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Fitness centre Garden Terrace

6. Six Senses Laamu, Olhuveli (from USD 1372)

Located on Laamu Atoll in the southern Maldives, Six Sense Laamu offers family-friendly villas, some equipped with a private swimming pool. Up to two complimentary beds and cots can be arranged for children under 12 in each villa or guest room.

Enrol the kids in the Junior Marine Biology programme organised by Maldives Underwater Initiative to learn more about marine conservation. Learn how to surf at Tropicsurf with expert guides right on the resort beach. This resort have a kids’ club with babysitting services, so parents can enjoy Ayurvedic therapies and body massages at the on-site Six Senses Spa. There are four restaurants in this resort, and kids’ meals are also on offer.

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Six Senses Laamu

Wifi Available

Address: Olhuveli Island
267.26 km (166.1 mi) from Central Park (Hulhumalé)

Restaurant Room service Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre Garden Terrace

7. Sun Island Resort & Spa, Maamigili (from USD 646)

There are more than 460 overwater and beachfront villas at this resort, all of which are framed by the lovely turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. The two-bedroom family beach villa is spacious and has plenty of space for the adults to relax and kids to safely play and roam.

Araamu Spa offers wellness and rejuvenation treatments, and guests can try out the personalised detox package for full-body renewal. The resort also has a main swimming pool, a kids’ pool, a kids’ club, a fitness centre, a water sports centre and a children’s playground, meaning there’s something for everyone to enjoy. There are five restaurants on site, so the whole family can refuel whenever they need. Children-friendly meals are available for an additional charge.

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Villa Park Sun Island Resort

Wifi Available

Address: Nalaguraidhoo
115.51 km (71.8 mi) from Central Park (Hulhumalé)

Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Sauna Fitness centre

8. Bandos Maldives, North Male Atoll (from USD 301)

Located on the private island of Bandos, which is just a 10-minute speedboat ride from the international airport in Malé, this incredible resort is surrounded by lush tropical vegetation and the vivid blue Indian Ocean. The guest rooms and villas are beautifully designed and come with a balcony offering beach or garden views. Select villas also have a private swimming pool.

This resort has an award-winning dive centre, five on-site restaurants, a day spa offering a wide range of revitalising treatments, and an outdoor swimming pool. It also has a kids’ clubs, children programmes and babysitters for hire, giving parents a much-needed break any time, day or night. The resort is happy to arrange for extra beds and cribs in guest rooms for children at an additional charge. Children under two get to eat for free at the restaurants.

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Bandos Maldives

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Bandos Island
7.79 km (4.9 mi) from Central Park (Hulhumalé)

Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Sauna Fitness centre

9. Grand Park Kodhipparu Maldives, North Male Atoll (from USD 820)

Relish in contemporary tropical style when you stay in Grand Park Kodhipparu Maldives. This premier resort is a quick 20-minute speedboat ride from Velana International Airport. It boasts exquisitely designed villas surrounded by pristine natural beauty and a unique overwater spa offering beauty and rejuvenation treatments.

Families can opt for Grand Residences, which comes with two bedrooms, a separate lounge area, an outdoor private dining area and an infinity pool with ocean views. The resort has three dining establishments, including a pool bar. Active families can indulge in water sports on site for an additional charge. Younger guests will love the kids’ clubs and indoor play area. Complimentary cribs can be arranged for children under three.

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Grand Park Kodhipparu Maldives - Child Stay & Eat Free Until 30 Nov 2024

Wifi Available

Address: Male City
18.41 km (11.5 mi) from Central Park (Hulhumalé)

Restaurant Room service Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle

10. Soneva Fushi, Kunfunadhoo Island (from USD 5800)

This exclusive private island retreat promises serenity in the lush Maldivian setting. It has 64 beachfront villas and 8 overwater villas. Each accommodation unit has one to nine bedrooms, making it an ideal resort for families of all sizes. Here, you can experience a sunset dolphin cruise, snorkel with majestic manta rays, learn the basics of glass making, unwind in the Soneva Soul spa and enjoy a private sandbank dinner with the whole family. Ring your private butler for anything you need.

The resort also has an astronomical observatory, so you can look forward to stargazing every night. There are eight on-site restaurants, a kids’ club, an outdoor cinema, and plenty of outdoor activities to keep the whole family occupied and happy.

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Soneva Fushi

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Kunfunadhoo Island
111.87 km (69.6 mi) from Central Park (Hulhumalé)

Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Sauna Fitness centre

The Maldives is a heaven for holiday-makers

The Maldives has plenty of things to see and do. From water sports to cultural sites, it has something for people of all ages to enjoy. If you’re planning a trip to this jewel of the Indian Ocean with your nearest and dearest ones, book any of the above listed family-friendly resorts in the Maldives.

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