Discover how easy it is to make unforgettable family memories at Jumeirah Maldives Olhahali Island resort in the spectacular North Malé Atoll.
Dive into an island adventure with an impressive timetable of more than 50 creative activities for families to enjoy, in an unforgettable setting lapped by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean.
The ultra-spacious all-villa resort is nestled in the stunning North Malé Atoll and offers 67 beach and overwater, one, two and three-bedroom, villas. Perfect for families, each villa comes with its own living space, spacious en-suites, a private pool terrace and a rooftop where gourmet barbecues, couples’ massages and film screenings can be arranged.
The idyllic resort is only a brief ride by speedboat or sea plane from Velana International Airport, and home to more than 50 weekly activities for families. Here you can swap subtraction for submarines, Latin for latte art and biology classes for a guided snorkel along the reefs that ring Olhahali Island.
Reconnect with yourself, and your loved ones
Disconnect from daily distractions and embark on a tranquil journey to nourish your mind, body and soul back to a healthier state at Talise Spa; an overwater sanctuary of treatments, yoga and fitness classes. Choose from an array of revitalising signature spa treatments including the Varugadha deep tissue massage, which begins with an oil-free, deep tissue massage and stretching, followed by a traditional oil massage to leave you energised. Drawing inspiration from shiatsu: the Heyovaru Si’ Hatu massage will guide you through breathing exercises before your therapist assesses your posture. Two masseuses meanwhile will boost your energy and release blockages in a Hathareh four-hand massage.
Experience a touch of romance at Jumeirah Maldives Olhahali Island
To help you and your partner acclimatise to the laidback pace of island life, your private Butler can transform your villa’s rooftop or the secluded beach surrounding your villa into a haven of flickering candlelight to celebrate the Firumaalaa Couples Ritual. Following a couples’ massage you’ll enjoy a delicious dinner under the stars. An intimate setting, with a private screening of a film of your choice, completes this unforgettable evening with the chance to say varah loabivey – I love you.
Explore the ocean in style
Give your kids a chance to deepen their knowledge of the underwater world while staying dry in the Dive Centre’s semi-submarine: a partially submerged vessel with large windows. Parents and children of all ages will be impressed by the North Malé Atoll’s striking sea life; from schools of butterflyfish, clownfish and angelfish to dolphins and reef sharks, if you’re lucky.
Of course, if you do wish to play in the water, we won’t stop you. Accompanied by a parent, children ages six and over who know how to swim will delight in our fun toy ride and kids’ banana boat ride, during which they’ll whizz around the island on inflatables.
As bedtime approaches, wind down by fishing at sunset. Kids ages six and over can watch the last of the sun dip beneath the horizon as they cast a fishing line and wait for fish to nibble on the bait.
Foodie fun at Jumeirah Maldives Olhahali Island
Playing with your food is positively encouraged during our pizza making classes at Shimmers. Our chefs teach adults, and children 12 and above, how to make pizza in our Greek and Mediterranean beach club restaurant, which is set around an infinity pool overlooking the sea.
Older children and parents can also discover how baristas make coffee look so enticing in a latte art class at Café Lounge, which has a terrace with dazzling sea views.
Jumeirah Maldives Olhahali Island encourages you to get active
We have plenty of complimentary activities, too. Help our Dive Centre team plant coral to enhance the reefs that ring Olhahali Island – an activity suitable for all ages.
Your kids can stay active with kayak races hosted at our Dive Centre. Children four and above must be accompanied by an adult, while those aged 10 and above can kayak in their own craft.
Can’t swim yet? Anyone six years and older can learn basic strokes in swimming lessons at Shimmers’ pool, to prepare you for a day of seaside discovery.
Back on dry land, over 12s and adults can play beach volleyball set against a lagoon; take part in a football match at our football ground, or play a game of tennis on the most scenic tennis courts you will ever see.
Enjoy inspiring walks, talks and activities
Whether your kids are environmentalists, linguaphiles or horticulturists, we have a range of free educational classes to interest them.
Lovers of sustainable living may wish to take part in a lecture about the underwater world with our Dive Centre team, which is suitable for adults and children 12 and above. Our team also hosts marine talks for toddlers aged three and above at the Kids Club, while all ages can participate in a nature walk to learn about the island’s flora and fauna, guided by our Gardening Chief.
Alternatively, how does learning a new language sound? Classes in our local language Dhivehi are held in our Café Lounge, so children aged six and over can master the basics of this local language, which is spoken by around 530,000 people.
Just for fun
Tots aged four and above can make a masterpiece to take home in our Island Studio, while those aged five and above can get crafty and learn towel art – that’s origami with towels – at our Peruvian and Japanese restaurant, Kayto.
Little explorers aged three and above can join a treasure hunt to find fortunes buried by pirates. Children 12 and above meanwhile will enjoy a bodu beru drumming session at Island Studio, which you can join too.
Wind down with a sunset fishing trip where children aged six and above can watch the last of the burning-pink sun dip beneath the horizon as they cast a fishing line into the sparkling sea.
The fun doesn’t stop after nightfall, as all ages can listen to bodu beru drummers at a party on Coconut Beach, where kids can enjoy mocktails. You can also flop onto bean bags beneath palm trees to watch films in our alfresco cinema, Little Guest’s Cinema Under the Stars – which counts as research for film studies, surely.