7/20 The Maldives

Once thought of as a destination just for honeymooning couples, the Maldives is making its mark as a luxury family travel destination. Activities include snorkeling, paddle-boarding, diving, snoozing in hammocks, island-hopping boat trips… and jumping off your deck into crystal-clear water! Visitors to the Maldives often stay on an island resort and take trips to inhabited local islands, meeting the residents and getting to know the authentic culture of this unique country. Families can access their resorts via speedboat or seaplane, adding to the adventure of the holiday. The best time to visit the Maldives in December to April.

Where to stay: Cheval Blanc Randheli offers the ultimate in family-friendly luxury on the Noonu atoll. Le Carrousel kids’ club hosts a range of cultural, fun and sporting activities alongside a private pool, children’s yoga and island treasure hunts. Teens can kick back at Le Paddock and enjoy gaming at the multimedia station, shooting a game of pool or trying excursions such as subaquatic hikes or stargazing. Families can enjoy evening parties and themed days such as ‘Culinary experiences’ and ‘Maldivian day’. Choose from beach suites or overwater villas and enjoy the eight dining establishments across the resort. For prices enquire online.

Alternatively check out Booking.com for family-friendly accommodation options or Expedia for complete holiday packages.

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