Family holidays in the Maldives just became a lot more fun for kids with the launch of the new Ritz Kids programme at The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands in North Malé Atoll.
Ritz Kids is designed around creating unforgettable experiences for four to 12 year olds at all The Ritz-Carlton resorts worldwide. Now that philosophy comes to North Malé Atoll, with the Ritz Kids Club at The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands. No ordinary kids club, this one is intent on nurturing children’s imagination, encouraging their creativity and making them aware of the extraordinary environment all around them on a family holiday in the Maldives. Thoughtfully planned daily activities are great fun but woven through with subtle learning about the land, water, environmental responsibility and culture. So kids can look forward to everything from bike safaris and cooking classes to making Maldivian Boduberu drums or pottery. Even the Ritz Kids' space is innovative; blending indoors and outdoors to give kids playgrounds, a fun pool, areas for video games or movies, and even cute napping pods.
A family holiday in the Maldives immerses you in a unique environment and The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands is keen on inspiring guests to appreciate that rare beauty from a conservation angle. To that end it’s the first resort in the Asia-Pacific region to incorporate The Jean Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment Program which connects guests with the Maldives’ culture and extraordinary eco-system and fosters a deeper understanding of protecting the ocean, land and traditional lifestyles now, and in the future. This extraordinary programme also plays a big part in kids' activities like the Ritz Kids Treasure Hunt, children’s arts and crafts, and the exciting Ocean Mystery programme for four to 12 year olds.
Ritz Kids is designed for four to 12 year olds, but The Ritz-Carlton Maldives hasn’t forgotten teens at its Fari Islands’ resort. Apart from sports on land and water, a gaming room and access to PlayStation and Wii, older kids also have The Shutterfish Studio. This amazing facility – inspired by the photogenic Maldives – holds a daily genius bar and also rents out high-end photographic equipment. Plus, there are weekly photography classes and teens are always welcome to take part in those too.
The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands is part of the Fari Islands’ archipelago in North Malé Atoll, just 10 minutes by seaplane from Malé International Airport. White sand beaches, clear seas, coral reefs and lush, green planting come as standard. The resort’s one-to-three bedroom villas are beautifully designed for families. And, while kids are clearly very important, The Ritz-Carlton understands it’s your family holiday in the Maldives too and aims to cosset you completely with everything from soothing spa treatments to its signature Aris Meeha (island butler) service.