A family resort in Maldives is the perfect retreat for you and your kids in the middle of the ocean, far from the hustle and bustle of big cities and stress.
If you have already started planning your trip to the Maldives and now you are looking for the best family resort in the Maldives for you and your family, you are in the right place.
We carefully picked for you the best hotel in Maldives for family from more than 500 hotels that are spread across the archipelago and all you have to do is to pick the one that suits you best.
I know that Maldives is mostly known as a romantic destination, suitable for couples and honeymooners, but most of the hotels offer a wide range of activities and fun things to do for younger guests.
Family friendly hotels in Maldives come with kids’ clubs, children’s pools, special menus and dishes for kids, and villas specially designed for families, not just for couples.
All the resorts are accessible by speedboat and/or seaplane, depending on the distance from Male International Airport.
I have to tell you that the seaplane ride is a one-of-a-kind experience offering amazing views of the Indian Ocean and the Maldivian archipelago and you definitely have to try it if you have the opportunity.
The speedboat ride is suitable for resorts located in the proximity of Velana International Airport, as the currents from the ocean are quite strong and it is pretty uncomfortable to be on the water for more than 50 minutes.
Family resort in Maldives- which is the best?
1.One & Only Reethi Rah
Located on North Male Atoll, about 40 minutes speedboat ride from Velana International airport, One & Only Reethi Rah is definitely among the best family resorts in the Maldives.
More than 60% of the island where One Only Reethi Rah Maldives is located is made from reclaimed land and the hotel is known for its eco-friendly and sustainable policies adopted.
The barefoot concept embraced by the resort lets you feel free and closer to the Maldivian culture and comes with a feeling of deep relaxation and reconnection with nature.
You can choose from beach villas and overwater villas because each of these is unique and come with some big pluses.
The beach villas come with their own private strip of sand, and amazing views of the ocean, and some of them have a private plunge pool.
The water villas from One Only Reethi Rah Maldives come with direct access to the ocean from your private deck, more privacy, and stunning views of the ocean.
Among the facilities available at the resort I would like to mention the world-class spa with professional therapists and a long list of treatments and massages, a FIFA certified football pitch, and a water sports center with many interesting excursions.
As for little guests, there is a dedicated team trained to look after your kid and entertain them all day long.
There is a special pool for young guests with special sunchairs, a chillout zone with PlayStation and a designated place for movie nights, and a long list of scheduled activities to keep them busy all day like swimming, arts and crafts, scavenger hunts, etc.
Tip: if you stay here pick a villa on the eastern side of the island as there is shallow water, perfect for kids to play and learn to swim.
What guests say
Christian S from UK
From the start of our trip to the end, this hotel has been amazing. Food, villas, kids club and beaches are all top standard. It is the service and the hidden extras that make this place special. A big thanks must go out to our butler Mahish, he was there 24 hours a day to make our holiday very special. We have been to a number of hotels that claim to offer butler service, however, usually disappoint, where Mahish is the real deal.
Alexia P from US
The kids club is superfun hear and the staff are so nice a special shout out to ake
And agie my favorite thing there was the activities my most favorite activity was musical chairs it was wonderful and the kids club provided a trampoline,pool slide
Climingframe and even a baby room for your kid’s I loved going in there and playing WHITH the cute babies and they are so good with babies so if you ever go heare you are in good professional and experienced hands kind regards from alexia
2.Six Senses Laamu
Another eco-friendly family resort in Maldives that you should put on your list is Six Senses Laamu Maldives, a remote and beautiful hotel located about a one-hour seaplane ride from Male International Airport plus a 15 minutes speedboat ride from the floating airport to the resort.
Book a beach villa or an overwater villa to fully enjoy the luxury of the resort and the amazing views of the Indian Ocean.
All the rooms are extremely spacious and made mostly from organic materials like wood, leather, thatch, and linen.
You also have a huge bathroom with outdoor showers which I must say is a one-of-a-kind experience that you should not miss.
As for younger guests, there is a special Kids Club with all kinds of activities and games and toys like puzzles, cars, and building blocks.
The kids can also take part in culinary activities, and they will learn to prepare cakes, cookies, and pizzas.
Six Senses Laamu Maldives also has a complimentary ice cream station for the entire family offering more than 40 different flavors.
Children between 6 to 16 can join the Maldives Underwater Initiative to learn a lot of interesting things about the fascinating marine world.
The resort has 6 bars and restaurants and a vegetable and herbs garden; you can try a long list of cocktails available at the on-site bars and a wide range of international and Asian dishes.
What guests say
Jamesaelawson from London, UK
Fantastic hotel on a beautiful island. Six Senes Laamu effortlessly straddles high end luxury with a relaxed informal ethos. The service was impeccable on every level, yet the ‘hosts’ (staff) were always friendly, relaxed and happy to chat with us. Our interactions never felt forced or insincere and we made really good friends over the week. A huge thank you to all the hosts both front of house and behind the scenes for making this amazing machine run so smoothly. Plus a special thank you to our ‘GEM’ Shihan would personified the culture here, he effortlessly organised our day to day bookings, answered any questions and dealt with our requests, often organising things before we had even thought to ask.. He was fun to be around, friendly and made the whole trip that much more enjoyable. The same can be said about our villa attendant Asif (SOS) and Riffath, Kathoo and Shaah who all looked after us in the various restaurants. Great people who made a great experience even better!
Goffredo G from Italy
Six Senses Laamu exceeded our expectations. It is a beautiful location with a fantastic house reef and all sorts of activities. The villas are comfortable and spacious and perfect for relaxing in the sun (we had a Laamu Water Villa). The food is incredible – we tried all restaurants and were never disappointed. All the hosts are friendly, kind and attentive. In particular, Ainura – our GEM – took care of our every need and request always smiling (she is a star!) and Shihan made sure our villa was always clean and comfortable. The perfect vacation! Highly recommended.
After a scenic seaplane ride of 30 minutes from Male International Airport to Baa Atoll, Soneva Fushi awaits its guests in an idyllic landscape packed with all the luxury and comfort that makes Maldives such a hot spot.
Here services are simply amazing, and each villa comes with a Mr or Mrs. Friday, a butler that takes care of you while on the island, helps you plan your free time, book a table for one of the a la carte restaurants or book a trip on a deserted island.
There are 65 villas at Soneva Fushi Maldives spread all over the island all offering amazing views of the Indian Ocean, wooden furniture, and discreet tech like the TV hidden inside of a vintage trunk.
You have your own private swimming pool, sunchairs, open deck, and your own private strip of sand where you can play with your kids or relax in a hammock.
Due to the resort’s commitment to protecting the environment and the fragile coral reef, the management has decided to build all the villas on land.
Younger guests from Soneva Fushi Maldives have a lot of space for themselves and a long list of activities to keep them busy all day.
The Den’s club with a total surface of 1.300 square meters is the main place where your kids will most probably spend their holiday.
There is a kids’ pool, a water slide, Lego and Dopo room, a pirate ship, a chocolate room, and an ice cream room all for the younger guests.
The club is open on a daily basis from 9 in the morning till 5 in the afternoon and kids have a lot of activities to try. There are also movie nights and stargazing workshops, so you don’t have to worry that your kid will get bored quickly.
What guests say
Richard_Fiona from US
We have just returned from 8 nights in the idyllic resort of Soneva Sushi. It is a 45 min sea plane flight from Male and has its own house reef and the huge bonus of being 15 min speed boat ride away from snorkelling with the Manta rays and a green turtle feeding area which was an awesome experience and spectacle to see. The resort has an array of fabulous restaurants at fabulously eye-watering high prices – so if you have the option to go half or full board I’d take it! The island is great as it is lush and green with full tropical tree vibe inland yet they’ve located the beach villas at good intervals to ensure privacy and the brand new overwater villas are exceptional in design and so spacious… bikes are provides so all guests can peddle easily around the resort but if thats too much hassle call your butler and he’ll whizz you or your snorkel beach kit to any point needed at any time!
I’d highly recommend this island to families with children of all ages lots had toddlers and under 10s who all seemed happy and busy having fun whilst our 14 year old son loved the football camp hosted by a professional footballer (Michael Sylvester) and our 12 year old dipped into some of the kids club activities like having her hair braided and making bracelets and I even joined them on the educational snorkel and saline eco presentation which was fabulous!
Natalie from Copenhagen, Denmark
This is my 3rd time in the Maldives and I traveled with my family and kids aged 3-8 years. We had the most incredible experience at Soneva Fushi and it was just what we needed as a family and as a couple. The entire island and villas are just out of this world amazing. The slow life and sustainable living are truly genuine and somehow it is easy to connect with life, nature, and people here.
What truly makes a vacation special is more than the destination, villas, and beaches- it’s the service and mindset of the people. Our barefoot butler Alex made our stay just outstanding. He truly wanted us and all our kids to experience it all and he went out of his way to make it happen, big or small. I am truly impressed by the service and dedication Alex showed. Thank you.
In addition, the kids club (the den) is something that has all the dreams the little ones can imagine but more than so, the people working there are very sweet. My daughter Alexa had Risa as a babysitter on the babysitting service some days for a couple of hours when I and my husband wanted to snorkel and She did not want to leave when we came to pick her up.
This might not be the most remote resort from the Maldives but it is definitely among the most accessible ones as it has a domestic airport located quite close to the hotel.
So, you can get to Kandima Maldives, one of the most beautiful family friendly resorts in Maldives by domestic airplane followed by a short speedboat that lasts for about 20 minutes.
You can also choose the scenic seaplane transfer, which is faster, and more expensive but offers amazing views of the Maldivian archipelago.
What I like about this resort is that you have plenty of options for accommodation. There are 266 villas and studious from 11 different categories so you can pick from a wide range of beach villas or overwater villas.
The best villas for families with kids are the pool villas that come with a huge sofa bed and your own piece of beach.
Ocean Villas are quieter and more sophisticated and are generally preferred by couples and honeymooners.
At Kandima Maldives younger guests are equally important as adults and especially for them, the resort has a wide range of services and facilities.
There is a Kids Club with multilingual staff all certified in children’s care and a very well-organized program with lots of interesting activities so that little guests can have fun and learn new things at the same time.
The Kid’s Club is open daily from 8 in the morning till 8 in the evening and among the most popular facilities available are the climbing wall and the waterpark.
As for dining, there are plenty of options available on the resort, with more than 10 restaurants and bars spread all over the island.
The main restaurant has themed dinners, while the a la carte dining establishments come with very interesting and popular dishes from international, Asian, and Maldivian cuisine.
What guests say
Trientalis from US
This is totally a family friendly resort, in every moment and every spot. It doesn’t mean it can’t be beautiful and private and romatic, but if you are annoyed with kids, this isn’t your place. If you have kids, it’s wonderful. It’s not a zoo, but they love kids, provide for them, and it’s very well suited for them. My 8yo LOVED the kids club, and there were a lot of kids. They were always doing something fun and the staff was nice and laid back. The resort was 85% full with over 100 kids but we never had trouble getting in for our permitted 4 hours / day or more.
DebbySchipperSnelders1974 from Netherlands
From 2004, we’ve traveled to the Maldives for holidays and visited many islands. We visited Kandima Resort and completely and directly fell in love. We rate it a 10 out of 10 dont look any further. The resort is new, beautifully decorated (white. turquoise, bright pink). There’s an eye for kind service, joy and detail in everything.
…..The kids club is big with huge play field outside and inside. With water fountains, pirate ship to climb, inside with games, books, videos. Also for bigger kids nice to relax and just have a bit of a change in activities. Weekly schedule with nature-related activities too. (rock painting, shells, beach, animals)
5. Huvafen Fushi
One of my favorite Maldives hotels for families is Huvafen Fushi, a wonderful family resort in Maldives located 30 minutes speedboat ride from Male International Airport.
Huvafen Fushi Maldives features 44 villas and pavilions all equipped with a TV, DVD player, coffee and tea maker, Bose sound system, and Frette linen.
Every villa comes with a private plunge pool, no matter if the bungalow is located on the beach or over the water.
Ocean Bungalows have a glass floor in the living room where you can see the marine creatures that live in the corals beneath your villa.
Each villa comes with a private butler that takes care of you, makes your stay more comfortable, and helps you plan your holiday to maximize your time spent abroad.
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At the water sports center, you can book a wide range of trips, like snorkeling tours, diving tours where you can spot the marine wildlife from the area.
Children of all ages are welcomed at Huvafen Fushi Maldives and there are special activities and facilities available inside the resort.
All the restaurants have kids’ menus, while for most of the charges and supplements kids have 50% off.
What guests say
Andrew M from Canada
The island never fails to impress from the greeting by Noel the General Manager to Naadi our personal butler and the happy smiling faces of all the staff whether they be maintenance or management, you are truly made to feel welcome.
The grounds are magical and stunning especially on an evening.
The beach villa outside bathrooms are unbelievable with a bath 2 showers , a day bed and plunge pool, such a beautiful place to relax following a hard day on the beautiful beaches and turquoise waters.
The tranquil over ( and under ) water spa, the. SALT bar RAW restaurant provides a stunning setting for the sunsets whilst enjoying a cocktail or two.
Truly a remarkable island, a credit to all involved in making our 3rd visit special.
See you next year
Moements from Canada
This was our third island we visited on our trip and we are so happy was saving it for the last – it was the best!
We were blown away by the room – it was massive, stylishly decorated, extremely comfortable and the patio was something else. We always opted for a room with a pool and as it’s so lovely & warm it’s great to have the pool to relax in.
The bed was so comfortable and the bathroom was beautiful – the huge hot tub was a little awkward to use but it had a great view of the sunset!
The infinity pool area was stunning and we spent a lot of time there. They had so many wonderful little things like spray bottles to keep you cool. And the resident herons were fun to watch.
The scuba team were awesome and we had great dives with them. My partner got to swim with dolphins of the house reef which was amazing.
Highly highly recommend the 2 hour couples massage experience in the underwater spa. Absolute bliss and we got to enjoy the view of the reef whilst drinking champagne!
6. Ritz Carlton Maldives
After a 50 minutes speedboat ride from Male International Airport, you reach a small piece of paradise, the island resort Ritz Carlton Maldives.
One of the most beautiful family resort in Maldives, Ritz Carlton Maldives come with a fantastic kid’s club, a wonderful spa, and amazing villas over the water and on the beach.
The décor of the villas is minimalist and offers generous space for the guests, no matter if we are talking about couples or families.
The generous floor-to-ceiling glass doors over amazing views of the Indian Ocean, private decks, and direct access to the ocean if you are staying on a water villa.
The food is amazing and there are more than 5 restaurants and bars where you can serve all the 3 meals plus a long list of cocktails, soft drinks, wines, and beer.
You can choose from International, Asian and Maldivian cuisine and for sure you will find delicious dishes to try during your stay.
Adults can relax at the resort’s spa, or book some cooking lessons or a snorkeling trip to explore the fascinating underwater world.
For younger guests at Ritz Carlton Maldives, there are many interesting activities and special designated areas where they can relax, have fun and learn new things.
There are indoor-outdoor spaces, a napping corner, an area with movies and video games, and a specially designated pool.
The kid’s daily program is grounded on the following main pillars: water, land, culture and environmental responsibilities.
What guests say
Anna K from Pennsylvania, US
From beginning to end, we felt like royalty. The service is impeccable and the property is other worldly and absolutely stunning. Our over the water villa was jaw dropping gorgeous. The resort never felt crowded and everyone was so helpful and kind. The beach has soft powdery sand and the infinity pool is gorgeous at sunset. Snorkeling & swimming in front of the ocean villa was a bit challenging due to the strong current but once we crossed over to the reefs, the snorkeling was beautiful. The food was amazing – Michelin star worthy. We dined twice at Arabesque. The honor bar with snacks and non-alcoholic beverage was great when hanging out in our villa. Free afternoon tea & cocktails hours for Bonvoy members was another perk. Transfer on speedboat on arrival and the staff walking us through the airport at departure were both amazing services. We were so sad to leave and can’t wait to go back.
GroovyBB from Los Angeles, US
This was our first trip to the Maldives and we are so happy we chose the Ritz Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands for our first visit to this incredible destination. Overall, the Ritz is a stunning resort with some of the best service we’ve experienced in all our luxury 5-star international travels. If the Ritz Maldives is on your consideration list, don’t second guess, just go and you will not be disappointed!
7. Anantara Dhigu
A wonderful family resort in Maldives is without any doubt Anantara Dhigu, located about 35 minutes speedboat ride from Male International Airport.
With a lush jungle inside the island, Anantara Dhigu Maldives offers an intimate atmosphere and incredible views of the ocean.
No matter if you choose an overwater villa or a beach bungalow, all the villas are spacious, clean, and have a simple design with huge windows and wooden furniture.
On the island, there are 4 restaurants and bars where you can try many delicious dishes inspired by Maldivian, International, and Asian cuisine as well as a long list of drinks.
You definitely have to book a snorkeling trip to explore the underwater world in one of the most beautiful coral reefs in the area, to see turtles, fish, octopuses, and many other beautiful marine creatures.
As for the little ones at Anantara Dhigu Maldives, there is a beautiful Kid’s Club that offers a wide range of activities to keep the kids entertained and busy the whole day.
Your kids can try surfing, deep-sea fishing, or water bobbing, or for some quality time spend with your family book a trip for a picnic on a deserted island.
The best accommodation for families with kids is the Two Bedroom Family Villa with a total space of 312 square meters.
Young guests have their own slippers and bathrobes, while the restaurants serve special dishes and meals for them.
What guests say
Andre Mattos from New York, US
This is a paradise. It is our first visit after the pandemic. It could not be better. It is my 42 o country. Maldives is above expectations. Anantara us a kind of magic place. They pay attention to all details. Since arrival until departure they are absolutely perfect. Faz and George two special employees deserve mentioning here. But all of them are incredible. I strongly recommend the hotel
Shama A from Canada
This is not our first visit to anantara dhigu , first time we came as a couple back in 2013 and it was amazing visit , so this time we searched to see another place just for a change …but noo all other places didnt seem like anantara!! 😅 soo we were happily to go again revisit our memories but with our kids this time AND THANK GOD we did …this trip was amazing from beginning to the last minute
Located on two private islands connected by a 500 meters bridge, this amazing family resort in Maldives is home to the most beautiful underwater world.
Conrad Maldives is located 30 minutes seaplane ride from Male International Airport on a secluded island from South Ari Atoll, surrounded by an impressive number of diving sites packed with marine creatures.
The deluxe beach villas come with enough space for you and your family, having a second bedroom with twin beds and direct access to the beach and your private strip of sand.
The overwater villas are also stunning, with huge king-size beds, enormous windows overlooking the ocean, large bathrooms, and a beautiful deck.
Some of the villas come with a private plunge pool, so I am sure that your kids will be more than happy to play in the pool the whole day.
The food is also very good and varied and there are 12 restaurants and bars at Conrad Maldives spread all over the island so you don’t have to worry that you will go to sleep hungry.
Conrad is also home to an amazing underwater restaurant, but make sure you book your seat in advance as it is almost always fully booked.
There are specially designated areas for young guests, and a kids’ club, MAJAA Explorers Hub with a wide range of activities that will keep your kid busy the whole day.
Your kid can choose from a wide range of activities: cooking lessons, gardening, and ecologic explorations, so they will come back with many new and useful information.
What guests say
Marc from UK
Just returned from 12 nights at the Conrad Rangili staying in a deluxe beach villa with private pool. Simply sensational…it is by far our best family holiday and we were made to feel so welcome and special throughout. The whole team is a credit to Hilton Hotels and we will definitely be returning in the future. On arrival we were met by Isaam our host for the two weeks – nothing was too much trouble for and he often made arrangements for us throughout our whole stay including trips, restaurant bookings and even our COVID forms. Room was amazing, clean and very spacious – and we were looked after by such a gentleman Jaleel. Nothing was ever too much trouble and we even swapped notes on the latest football scores !!! As we travelled as a family the kids club was really important – simply the best kids club we have experienced. The variety of activities meant our children really wanted to go including banana boat rides, kayaking and even a leisurely game of chess. The kids club was run by Ika who again made the children’s (9 and 11) stay very special. Food on the island is exceptional with a lot of variety and the underwater restaurant ITAA has to be seen to be believed !!!!
9. Four Season resort at Kuda Huraa
This family resort in Maldives is the first hotel opened by Four Season in the Maldives, a beautiful resort with 4 restaurants, a beautiful and spacious infinity pool, and 96 villas over water and on the beach.
Four Seasons Kuda Huraa Maldives is located a 25-minute speedboat ride from Velana International Airport and until you finish your cocktail, you have already reached this magnificent island resort.
All the bungalows come with private pools, huge windows overlooking the ocean, and L’Occitane toiletries.
All the villas come with huge bathrooms, a beautiful bathtub with sea views (for the overwater villas), and a rain shower.
As for the food you don’t have to worry as there are plenty of choices to choose from in all the restaurants opened on the island.
As for the little ones from Four Seasons Kuda Huraa Maldives, there is a dedicated club, The Kuda Mas for kids 4 to 12 years old kids that offer a long list of activities like snorkeling, beach games, cooking lessons, and Maldivian handicrafts.
Kids can watch movies, can play board games and video games and there are even special spa treatments for young guests.
There are special menus and dishes for kids at all 4 restaurants, and kids under 12 years can stay for free.
What guests say
Tomar2024 from US
This was our 6th visit to the Maldives and the first with our two young children and we made an excellent choice to choose FS Kuda Huraa. The staff and the resort are very kids friendly and my children loved how the airport staff greeted us by name!
We stayed in the beach pavilion which was beautiful and the welcome snacks was a great touch! Special mention goes to Faisal for teaching our 5 year old how to snorkel and being such a friendly and excellent guide! The kids club was great as well as the turtle snorkelling experience and the dolphin cruise. The overall service was great and all the staff are very professional – the small touches definitely go a long way such as the lemongrass scented refreshing towels given at all restaurants and poolside, the daily popsicles, the crab race and shark-feeding which was a hit with the children.
10. Constance Halaveli
Ranked as Maldives for families best hotels, Constance Halaveli is definitely an incredible family resort in Maldives, located about 25 minutes seaplane ride from Velana Maldives airport.
This eco-luxury resort has implemented a lot of sustainable practices and they do their best to protect the waters around the island.
The rooms from Constance Halaveli Maldives are spacious and clean, some of them having their own private pool and deck with amazing views of the ocean.
The beach villas are perfect for your family holidays Maldives as some of them come with a master bedroom and adjoining bunk room, while others come with a separate bedroom on the second floor.
The kids’ club offers a long list of activities that keep your kid entertained and busy the whole day.
Younger guests can watch movies, can go crab hunting, treasure hunt, cooking lessons and they can learn how to prepare a pizza or an ice cream.
What guests say
Maryna Spas from Czech Republic
A literal paradise! The resort is so peaceful and everything’s created to help your relaxation. If you travel with children there’s a really entertaining kids club – our kids loved it. The food is just something on another level – so many different cuisines and also 2 more restaurants. The best was manta snorkelling and massage in spa. Also thanks to water activities centre – we had a lot of fun!! Really recommend fun tube;)
Overall we are so happy with our stay
These are the most incredible family resorts in Maldives, all coming with special programs for little guests.
Pick the family resort in Maldives that suits you most based on your requirements and secure your booking in advance for the best price.
I know that many consider the Maldives as a couple destination, but your kids will love to spend some time in this paradise in these child friendly resorts in Maldives.
They will learn a lot of new things, discover the underwater world and gather a lot of information about marine creatures.
I am sure you will have a memorable holiday in the Maldives so don’t forget to share with us your experience once you come back.
Logistical tips and tricks for your trip
Book your accommodation
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Don't forget travel insurance
Travel insurance will always protect you against unexpected events and cost like illness, COVID, injury, theft, or travel cancellation.
We never go on any trip without travel insurance and there were many cases when we had to use it.
Renting a car
We like to explore a country on our own and a car gives us the mobility and freedom to do that.
We always rent our car from Discovercars as they have free cancellation 48 hours prior to starting date and a wide range of car rental companies and options to choose from all over the world.
Tours and attractions
When we are looking for some adventure or we simply want to break up the monotony and discover new places, we always use GetYourGuide.
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Airplane tickets and holiday packages
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Travel tip: use Expedia when you are searching for holiday packages as they have many last-minute offers and great discounts for hotels, flights, and even the whole holiday packages.