The sparkling white sands, transparent Indian Ocean, and charming coral islands are all good reasons to love the Maldives. But for families, the real appeal lies in what you can do with all those amazing natural advantages.
Just ask Furaveri Island Resort & Spa, one of the newest resorts in the Maldives, and the one where incredible family experiences are so important they have an entire holiday dedicated to them.
The Furaveri Experience Family package not only has free meals for under 12s, it includes fun activities, reductions on water sports and the resort spa, buffet breakfast and dinner for all guests, and family holiday transfers, both ways.
With that type of focus on tempting you to visit, Furaveri are clearly a natural choice to pick the Maldives’ top family experiences. Here are the five they recommended first.
Every seasoned scuba diver describes their passion in a different way, but they all agree; the best dives are the ones where you see most. No surprise to learn the Maldives is one of the world’s top diving destinations. Each of the island country’s 26 remarkable atolls appear as if they are floating and in the Indian Ocean, so close to the equator, water temperatures sit at a constant 30˚ year round. Visibility ranges from good at 20m up to an astonishing 40m, depending on the time of year, and even monsoon season doesn’t put diving on hold.
Beginners can enjoy the shallow waters which are dense with marine life from jolly parrotfish and groupers to graceful sea turtles making the Maldives a perfect environment to gently introduce kids to scuba for the first time.
Furaveri Island’s two house reefs are teeming with barracuda, tuna, resident Hawksbill Turtles, and a million and one other creatures; mostly as exotic and colourful as the coral itself. With 30 dive sites across the Maldives, advanced PADI training courses, and access to open-water experiences, and adventure dives, it’s ideal for enthusiasts. But, getting everyone into the water and having fun is the Furaveri philosophy. Even babies have swimming lessons here, and older children can dip toes safely into scuba with Bubble Maker classes, snorkelling courses, and the resort’s excellent Discover Diving programme.