7 Ultra-Luxury Maldives Resorts for a Family Getaway
08 May 2023
Naza Nazeem

Travel Consultant

7 Ultra-Luxury Maldives Resorts for a Family Getaway

Best known for romantic honeymoons, the Maldives has become a top destination for families over the past few years - with the introduction of new family-friendly resorts, facilities, and experiences. 

Our luxury travel experts have selected the most luxurious resorts that are perfect for a family getaway. 

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi

With 119 villas, 11 dining venues, a kids club, and a teens club - Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi has something for everyone in the pack. The Two Bedroom Beach Villa with Pool offers the best of beach and lagoon, so you don't have to choose between the two. This 6445 sq.ft villa features a king-size bed and two queen beds, accommodating up to four adults and two children. 

If you want some alone time without kids, let them experience The Stars Club, where guests between four and 11 can safely discover endless fun and educational activities while under the caring supervision of the resort’s fun-loving staff. For toddlers, Waldorf Astoria Maldives offers baby-sitting service. Meanwhile, those older than 11 will have a blast at the Club Nova.

Plan your luxury family getaway here.

Cheval Blanc Randheli Resort

The first of its kind in the Maldives, Cheval Blanc Randheli has cleverly designed a Family Wellbeing Journey. An all-encompassing healthful and stimulating programme brings your family together for a daily sport activity. Following these daily sports adventures, a blast of friendly-competition is sparked on the beach or in the Maison’s lush gardens as the recreation team designs festive fitness challenges such as Family Team Training or a Beach Obstacle course.

After a day of movement and stimulation, you are invited to partake in one-of-a-kind spa and relaxation rituals. Each spa treatment aims to provide an interactive wellness education for all. To ignite family-bonding and encourage teamwork, the Maison’s chefs host private in-kitchen lessons. From dough-throwing competitions and giant clouds of flour created in a Pizza Workshop to a Father-Son Barbecue Stand-off, these culinary experiences inspire creativity whilst teaching about healthful food choices.

Plan your luxury family getaway here.

One&Only Reethi Rah

A wide array of adventures await you and your little ones at One&Only Reethi Rah. Build sandcastles and search for seashells on one of the resort's 12 pristine, white sand beaches. The resort's family-friendly pool is shaded by trees, while the swimming pool adjacent to Kids Only club boasts a slide, shallow areas and mini sun loungers.

Spend a day admiring the pristine water. Little ones can enjoy kayaking, paddle boarding and snorkelling adventures amid neon-bright sea life; for older ones, PADI dives and jet-ski rides count among the thrilling pursuits on offer. Explore the island’s untouched surroundings, with island-wide adventures via seaplane or bicycle, a Botanica private dining experience, and beachfront movies. 

Plan your luxury family getaway here.

Soneva Jani Maldives

Childhood dreams come true at Soneva Jani, where you will find the largest children’s zone in the Maldives. The Den at Soneva Jani is a two-storey awe-inspiring playground for the imagination – and now one of the largest children’s clubs in Asia. Featuring dedicated toddler and teenage areas, no Young Sonevians have been forgotten in the creation of this all-new technology-free family zone. Glide along the zipline through the cascading waterfalls, make a splash in the pool or explore the pirate ship. Throughout the day, teens can hang out in the Cave Bar, where music and mocktails set the scene.

Children of all ages can hop along the musical piano steps to create their own music or talk like a fish with Tale of the Whale. A Lego and craft area, dressing-up room and library also provide space for books, fantasies and more. The Den has been accredited by Worldwide Kids, certifying that Soneva Jani has met the Worldwide Kids safety and training standards.

Plan your luxury family getaway here.

The Nautilus Maldives

For the ultimate family vacation, The Nautilus offers bespoke family offerings to engage everyone. For children aged 11 and under, the Young Wonderers Club offers jam-packed programmes of age-appropriate experiences designed to entertain and educate – each conducted under expert supervision. Teenagers enjoy a multitude of offerings from visiting nearby islands to curating their own beverages to attempting a professional dive. 

Furthermore, The Nautilus offers myriad options to celebrate togetherness, strengthen bonds, and create unforgettable moments. Together, your family can enjoy watersports activities, sandbank picnics, Maldivian culture classes, movie under the stars, dolphin adventures, and more. 

Plan your luxury family getaway here.

The Ritz-Carlton Fari Islands, Maldives

At The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands, families and young guests are invited to engage with the destination through Ritz Kids, one of the best kids clubs in the destination. Designed for those ages four to 12, the program uses its four pillars—land, water, environmental responsibility and culture—to create a schedule of daily activities including sports, arts and crafts, cooking classes and more. The experience is based out of the Ritz Kids Club, a futuristic indoor-outdoor space with playgrounds, napping pods, an area for video games and movies, and a pool with slides and jets.

Visit the nearby Fari Marina Village for a day of family bonding - built around a vibrant Fari Beach Club, high-end boutiques, an immersive art installation by James Turell, Fari Lagoon Coral Adoption & Marine Biology Center and a selection of upscale restaurants, including The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands´own Bedouin-inspired Arabesque and island food trailer Tum Tum.

Plan your luxury family getaway here.

Four Seasons Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru

Along with a kids club and variety of family activities Four Seasons Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru has a wide range of accommodation choices for families, located overwater or on the beach. For stunning sunrises and sunsets, choose the Sunrise Water Villa with Pool or Sunset Water Villa with Pool - both featuring a spacious bedroom, living area, separate study with sofa, and steps leading to the crystal lagoon.

Perfect for families with older children, the Two Bedroom Oceanfront Bungalow features two separate bedrooms linked by a corridor that extends into a spacious alfresco living and dining space, and a private pool. For the ultimate large family getaway, the Three Bedroom Land and Ocean Suite accommodates up to nine guests. A best-of-both- worlds haven, hidden down its own sandy, jungle-lined path, where land-based living areas and lagoon-based bedrooms unite via a large over-water pool with four over-water hammocks, sea-view dining platform and steps into the crystal lagoon.

Plan your luxury family getaway here.