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Velaa Private Island means ‘Turtle Island’ in the local language – after the generations of sea turtles that have flocked there to nest and hatch. You'll get a bird’s eye view on arrival by seaplane, and astute guests will notice that the island’s over-water villas resemble the head of a turtle, with the island forming the body.

Once you check into your luxury villa, thanks to the small army of personal butlers and professional staff, your days on the island are sure to be carefree. You'll have access to some of the best diving spots in the Maldives, as well as plenty of opportunities to enjoy sports, pools, yachts - even a submarine.

FUN FOR LITTLE ISLANDERS 

The Lha Velaa (Little Turtle) Club, with its water pistols and pools, is the ideal place for younger guests to let off steam and learn new skills such as coral painting, while parents relax on paradise beaches. Children can also view hatchlings at the turtle nursery and will get their very own fluffy turtle to take home.

Price: Original Travel offers families seven nights at Velaa Private Island from £15,800 (two adults, one child and one infant) in a Beach Pool villa with breakfast, return international flights and seaplane transfers. 

Find out more: velaaprivateisland.com

Find out the best ways to have fun in the Maldvies with teens or, for the epitome of barefoot luxury, take a peak at the eco island resort of Soneva Fushi.