Best Family Hotels in Maldives
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Best Family Hotels in Maldives for Your Next Family Trip

Maldives is usually known for its beauty and romanticism. An intimate ambiance shrouds this holiday destination, an embrace of passion for tourism & hospitality along with it.

While that may be the first impression, Maldives is still a pretty good vacation spot for families as well. With its fine-grained beaches and seas as clear as the sky, there’s no reason why a family of any size wouldn’t enjoy it.

Toddlers or teens, there’s space & activities for all. Read on to discover our curated guide to the best family hotel Maldives has to offer.

Importance Of Family Friendly Hotels

Solo travellers, couples, newly weds, families. Three out of four of these categories would have no problem staying at a hotel that doesn’t include any family friendly features. If you’re a family, it’s important to know whether your hotel of choice is family-friendly or not.

What Makes A Hotel Suitable For Families

Usually, family friendly hotels in Maldives tend to have villas or residences that can accommodate two adults and one or two children, even more in some places. This would make for a more comfortable experience, given that everyone would have their own space.

Entertainment is also a big factor in these sorts of hotels. They come packed with amenities & services such as kids’ clubs, private pools, a play area, hand painting sessions, cooking lessons, etc. Even activities where the whole family gets to enjoy together and bond is a big plus as well.

Sometimes children tend to want a certain type of food as well. Some hotels come equipped with a kids’ meal menu so that your child / children can indulge to their tastes as well.

Top 15 Best Family Hotels In The Maldives

And now the part of the blog you’ve been waiting for. Here are the 15 best family hotels in the Maldives, in no particular order.

1. Dhawa Ihuru Maldives

Dhawa Ihuru is located at North Male’ Atoll, 25 minutes from Velana International Airport by speedboat. They have the following facilities for guest use:

  • Nectar.
    • An in-villa dining option where Indian, Japanese, Maldivian, Chinese and Western dishes are delivered to you in a Bento Box.
  • Velavaani Bar.
    • Drinks and an à la carte food menu await at this stylish and tropical setting.
  • Riveli Restaurant.
    • Breakfast, lunch and dinner with beachfront views and international cuisine.
  • 8lements Spa.
    • Luxury spa that uses native ingredients for the finest bodily treatments.
  • Activa Gym.
    • Fitness centre equipped with a yoga room and a view of the ocean.
  • Kahan’bu Catamaran.
    • Go snorkelling to nearby reefs or wine and dine at unoccupied islands.
  • Kids Club.
    • Indoor or outdoor activities for the little ones such as treasure hunts, t-shirt painting, beach games, sandcastle building and much more.
  • Marine Centre.
    • A PADI 5-star Gold Dive Centre, take a diving course, go wakeboarding, windsurfing, canoeing, catamaran sailing and much more.
  • Nest.
    • A place to relax by yourself or socialise with guests.


Dhawa Ihuru has three types of rooms: the Beachfront Villa, the Beachfront Rainmist Villa and the Beachfront Jet Pool Villa.

All three rooms have the same features and amenities except for one. The Beachfront Villa is 57 sqm and the Beachfront Rainmist Villa and the Beachfront Jet Pool Villa are both 68 sqm. They can all fit an extra 2 sofa beds for additional guests.

Here are the features and amenities for the three rooms:

  •  Air conditioning / Safe / Complimentary wi-fi / Electric kettle / Smart television / Minibar / On-demand television channels / Coffee making facilities / Hairdryer / Outdoor shower / Bathrobes / Private rainmist hammock (Beachfront Rainmist Villa only) / Private jet pool (Beachfront Jet Pool Villa only)

The Beachfront Villa has a starting price of $737 which would leave you with a decent amount of money to enjoy other activities as well.

‘Sharing Time’ Offer

Dhawa Ihuru has an offer specifically for families. The Sharing Time offer is meant to ease travel and stay for families who wish to spend time together on their vacation to Maldives. Get these exclusive perks when you stay with Dhawa Ihuru:

  • 20% discount on the Best Available Rates.
  • Two children up to 10.99 years old eat and stay for free.
  • Children receive a complimentary extra bed.
  • Kids Club and certain activities are complimentary.
  • Complimentary Maldivian cooking class.


Take your family on a culture and history trip by going to Male’ City, the capital of Maldives which is 30 minutes away by speedboat. Visit the National Museum where light is shed on artefacts from the past. 

Soak in the Maldives by going to a culture and myths talk or attend a marine talk if you’re more interested in the watery side of life.

Experience Bodu Beru, where a song and dance with traditional drums fill you up with joy and an irresistible temptation to join the performance. 

A variety of watersports is available at Dhawa Ihuru, ranging from:

  • Dolphin cruise.
  • Snorkelling at the house reef.
  • Night fishing.
  • Stand up paddle boarding.
  • A Maldivian cooking class.
  • Jet skiing.
  • A snorkelling safari.
  • Kayaking.
  • Scuba Diving.
  • PADI dive courses.

2. Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives

Centara Hotels & Resorts
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Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives is located at South Ari Atoll, 25 minutes from Velana International Airport by seaplane. They have the following facilities & amenities for guest use:

  • Private beach / Children’s pool / Water sports centre / PADI Dive Centre / Games room / E-Zone / Kids’ Club / Kids’ Activities / Spa / Fitness / Playground / Steam Room / Club Lounge / Wake-up call / Air conditioning / Tennis court / Tour desk / Gift Shop / Arrival & departure lounge / Luggage Storage / Medical assistance / Laundry service / Fishing / Open 24 hours / Maps / Credit cards accepted / Currency exchange


Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives has the Family Overwater Villa for those travelling with their children and has a starting price of $762. Spend your holiday above water in this 93 sqm accommodation which offers the following features and amenities:

  • Sea view / Direct lagoon access / Bathtub & shower / Child-friendly sundeck / Complimentary wi-fi / PlayStation consoles / Private jacuzzi / Air conditioning / Bathrobes / Flat screen television / Vanity kit / Safe / Coffee & tea making facilities / Minibar / Shaving kit / Espresso machine / Electronic key card / Daily maid service / IDD Telephone / In-house movies / Workstation / Evening turn down / Ceiling fan / Iron & ironing board / Hairdryer / Extra beds / Non-smoking rooms / DVD player / Smoke detector

‘The Place To Be’ Offer

Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives’ ‘The Place To Be’ offer is a goldmine for families. Enjoy a variety of perks such as:

  • A 30% discount.
  • Choice of room with breakfast or room only.
  • Pay later with their 0% interest instalment plan.
  • Free stay for up to two children below the age of 12.
  • Complimentary wi-fi.

Some of these perks have a T&C attached to them so click here if you want to know more!


Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives has a great selection of culinary options. Delight in six restaurants and bars where variety and fusion are the main food themes.

Azzuri Mare

An Italian restaurant with a view of the lagoon, experience classic and unique dishes that will make your taste buds dance. They also carry a children’s menu for the little ones to enjoy to their tastes.


An international culinary adventure awaits at this beach view restaurant. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is served buffet-style along with a children’s menu.

Suan Bua

Indulge in home-style Thai cuisine, where traditional specialties thrive. Dine in a soothing setting where an aesthetic lotus pond lies. A children’s menu is offered here as well.

Aqua Bar

An overwater setting with a sunset view that is perfect along with a cocktail in your hand. Snacks are available as well for those who want a solid to go with their liquids.

Coral Bar & Lounge

Inspired by the islands of Maldives, this sand-floor establishment provides board games and pool tables to go with your snacks. There’s ice cream in the afternoon for the children who tag along with their parents.

In-Villa Dining

A private dinner that features international & Thai cuisine. Have your meal be brought to your villa which is carefully crafted by the in-house chef. The chef will gladly accommodate your children’s tastes as well with the children’s menu.

Camp Safari Kids Club

Camp Safari is a boredom-defying paradise for children of all ages. Let your kids enjoy a day of painting, crafting, outdoor games and a variety of artistic activities. 

Their E-Zone has a lot to offer as well such as PlayStation games, table tennis, air hockey table, table soccer and two pool tables and a snooker table.

For The Ocean Lovers

Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives has a beautiful house reef and clear cut waters that’ll make you want to jump in as you land. Activities such as:

  • Excursions.
    • Fishing.
    • Snorkelling.
    • Semi-submarine.
    • Turtle & whale shark watching.
  • Diving.
    • Courses for all experience levels.
    • PADI Certifications.
  • Watersports.
    • Windsurfing.
    • Parasailing.
    • Waterskiing.
    • Wakeboarding.
    • Kneeboarding.
    • Banana Boat.
    • Kayaking.

Calm & Relaxation

Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives is home to SPA Cenvaree Maldives, a wellness centre dedicated to pampering their guests. They come with facilities such as:

  • Couples treatment rooms.
  • A steam room.
  • Foot massages.
  • In-room massages.
  • Hot or cold plunge pool.
  • Vichy Treatments.

3. LUX* South Ari Atoll Maldives

LUX* South Ari Atoll Maldives
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LUX* South Ari Atoll Maldives is located at South Ari Atoll on an island named Dhidhoofinolhu. It is 30 minutes from Velana International Airport by seaplane. They have the following facilities and / or features for guest use:

  • MIXE.
    • The main restaurant at LUX* South Ari Atoll Maldives that serves international cuisine with a sandy floor for the authentic island feel.
  • Senses.
    • A restaurant, bar & lounge that delves into seafood, Moroccan & Indian Ocean inspired themes.
  • Allegria.
    • Italian cuisine floods this restaurant with a view of the ocean as you dine.
  • East Market.
    • An overwater restaurant and bar with South-East Asian cuisine in its spotlight.
  • Lagoon Bar.
    • A bar situated right at the beach, aimed towards the sunrise.
  • Umami.
    • Let your taste buds venture to Japan.
  • Café LUX*.
    • If you’re a fan of the coffee bean, the baristas here make sure you get the finest roast available.
  • Veli Bar.
    • Get yourself some drinks and relax poolside with the view of the sea.
  • Beach Rouge.
    • Wood oven pizzas, grilled seafood and salads along with drinks.
  • LUX* Me Spa.
    • A personalised wellness journey created by in-house therapists.
  • Keen on Green.
    • Switch up your diet with a selection of vegetarian, vegan & raw dishes for a nourishing boost.
  • Aromatherapy By Shirley Page.
    • Commissioned by LUX* South Ari Atoll and created by aromatherapy expert Shirley Page, take your wellness to greater heights by booking a massage with this line of scents.
  • Reiki Energy Healing.
    • An in-house master of the healing arts takes you through a journey of recuperation.
  • Kids Spa Time.
    • Go for a family spa day with your spouse and your little ones.
  • Get Fit.
    • A top-of-the-line gym that comes with personal trainers if you need their guidance, with outdoor & indoor training available as needed.
  • Wellness Retreats.
    • An individually curated wellness routine is crafted after speaking to their wellness experts.


The Two-Bedroom Family Beach Pavilion is perfect for family-sized fun and has a starting price of $779. It is 120 sqm and can accommodate:

  • 4 Adults + 2 Teens or 2 Children or 2 Infants OR
  • 2 Adults + 4 Teens or 4 Children or 2 Infants.

Here are the features and amenities for the room:

  • Two Bedrooms / Two King Size Beds / Luxe Linens / Two private terraces / Two bathrooms with bathtub and shower / LUX* bath amenities / Slippers / Robes / Hairdryer / Air conditioning / Ceiling fans / Minibar / Coffee making facilities / Still & sparkling water / Complimentary wi-fi / telephone / Television

Fun For The Whole Family

There are a variety of family and kid-oriented activities that’ll bring you and your bundles of joy even closer together. Let’s go through each of them.

Cinema Paradiso

A family movie night at the beach under the stars. Be treated to popcorn & ice cream and enjoy a massive screen without any of the cinema hassle.

PLAY: The LUX* Kids Club

A child’s haven where they get to play, learn and make friends. With curated and age appropriate activities that positively furthers their development, PLAY lets your child enjoy themselves while also learning at the same time. A kids menu was also created with the intention of nourishing and energising the children for their fun-filled activities.

Teens Programme

Put together so that they would never be bored, the Teens Programme allows teenagers to go do some watersports, go snorkelling, socialise with other teens or do some light reading at Wanderlust Library and much more.

ICI Ice Cream

LUX*’s very own brand of ice cream named ICI is sure to cool anyone off in the island heat. Whether it’s sorbets, gelatos or ice creams, not only can the kids eat it, they can learn how to make them too with the help of the island’s chef.


There’s even more fun to be had as a family. Here are some more thrilling experiences that everyone in the family can attend to enjoy.

Whale Shark Trip With A Marine Biologist

Head to the ocean in a traditional Maldivian boat known as a ‘dhoani’ in search of whale sharks. A marine biologist will guide you while you snorkel and teach you all about these sea beasts and what can be done to keep them from harm.

Other creatures such as manta rays, turtles and species of fish are also a part of the ecosystem and you will likely bump into them as well.

Adopt a sea turtle at the end of the journey for the protection of these animals at risk.

Jet Ski Safari

Zoom to the middle of the ocean and dive in to snorkel among the aquatic fauna and coral reefs. If you’re lucky, venture onto a lone sandbank or a beach to enjoy a picnic in true Maldivian style.

Dine Under The Stars

An uninterrupted dinner at the beach for you and your partner under the stars. Seclusion is the theme with romance right behind it. 

Candles burn across the sands as a bonfire burns at the edge of the beach. A bed rests aimed at the ocean where you can relax after your meal.

Yoga & Sound Bath Aboard A Dhoani

Venture out to sea at sundown where you are treated to Tibetan sound bowl therapy, yoga, meditation practise and breath work.

Indulge in a detoxifying drink and an oil blend that soothes the soul.

4. Kandima Maldives

Kandima Maldives
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Kandima Maldives is located at Dhaalu Atoll. A 30 minute seaplane flight and a 20 minute boat ride from Velana International Airport will get you to Kandima.


Kandima’s 2 Bedroom Family Sky Suite, starting from $925, is the perfect place for a family. The rooms are connected via a lounge area so that everyone gets the privacy they want. 

Both rooms have a sofa bed, workstation, wardrobe, television, verandah with a daybed swing, minibar, bathroom, shower and complimentary wi-fi. The main bedroom has a Queen size bed while the kids bedroom has a bunk bed.

Food & Drinks

Kandima has 2 bars, 5 restaurants, 1 café and a destination dining option for those who want to have a romantic dinner by the beach at sundown. 

The flavours for these establishments range from international cuisines from Asian, Italian, Mediterranean, Japanese and more. Some of them have a kids menu as well so your children will not be left hanging.

 Activities & Family Bonding


Kandima may be a paradise for everyone but they’ve taken it further by making a paradise specifically for kids as well! 

Introducing Kandiland, the Kandima Kids Club. A team of caretakers, who’ve been fully certified will take your children through an adventure they won’t forget. A carefully curated daily programme that is full of activities will have your children’s hearts full of joy.

esKape Spa

Relax, rejuvenate and recharge at Kandima’s premier spa. Surrounded by the foliage of the island, a treatment here is as calming as it can get. 

They offer facials, couples massages, exfoliation treatments and even a treatment for your children so that they come out just as relaxed as you do.

HQ & Den

Open 24/7, HQ & Den offers a place for you to play with your kids and relax at the same time. A games room packed with varying activities will leave you and your kids entertained for hours on end.


Kandima’s very own in-house photo studio that provides personalised videography and photography sessions.

Create memories with your family that Kandima will help to capture on film for you to look back in joyful nostalgia.

KULA Art Studio

Join the in-house artists for a fun session of arts & crafts or painting! Unleash your creativity and run wild with a palette of colours and brushstrokes.


A 24/7 fitness facility that has everything a healthy individual would need. From options such as pilates, crossfit, boxing, yoga and more, you can join a group or get yourself a personal trainer to help burn some calories!


Engage in a wide array of watersports and ocean activities with Kandima’s curated experiences.

Banana boat riding, kite surfing, parasailing and much more are available at Aquaholics.


Grab yourself some authentic Maldivian souvenirs for you to bring your friends and family back home. From jewellery to beach clothing and personal care products, there’s always something for everyone.

Sports Arena

Get your blood pumping by going for a swim, playing some tennis, football and more activities! For those who live an active lifestyle, this is where you’ll feel right at home.

5. Adaaran Select Meedhupparu Maldives

Adhaaran Resorts
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Adaaran Select Meedhupparu Maldives is located at Raa Atoll in the north. You can get there via a 45 minute seaplane flight from Velana International Airport.

Below are the facilities that they offer for guest use:

  • Table Tennis / Badminton / Beach volleyball & football / Sunbeds / Pool / Ayurveda treatments / Tennis / Balinese massage / Gymnasium / Scuba diving / Sauna / Jet & water skiing / Steam room / Excursions / Snorkeling / Shopping / Windsurfing


Adaaran Select Meedhupparu Maldives has a Family Beach Villa for the travelling family. It has a starting price of $1,034 and has interconnecting rooms for parents and children. 

The beds face the ocean, providing you with a scenic view first thing in the morning. The room comes with the following features and amenities:

  • Air conditioning / Outdoor shower / Coffee machine / Safe / Tea and coffee maker / Telephone with IDD Facility / Satellite TV / Minibar / Complimentary wi-fi / Four sunbeds

Wining & Dining

Adaaran Select Meedhupparu Maldives has 4 restaurants, 4 bars and one café. A variety of flavours are served including Mediterranean, Indian, International, local and fast food options.

Peace & Tranquility

The Mandara Spa invites you to experience luxury and harmony. They provide a number of treatments for you to relax with such as full body exfoliation, body wash, body scrubs, facials and more.

Go On A Trip

What kind of trip? You can go on a fishing trip if you’d like to test yourself as a fisherman. Or you can request to be taken out to sea where you and your family will be shown what some other islands of Maldives look like, both inhabited and uninhabited.

6. Cocoon Maldives

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Cocoon Maldives is located at Lhaviyani Atoll. You can get there via a 30 minute seaplane flight from Velana International Airport. They have a selection of room types which are:

  • Beach Villa
  • Family Beach Villa
  • Beach Suite
  • Beach Suite Pool
  • Lagoon Villa
  • Lagoon Suite
  • Lagoon Suite Pool
  • Cocoon Suite

Below are the facilities / amenities that all rooms offer offer for guest use:

  • Flat screen television / Wine cellar / Ceiling fan / Air conditioning / Tea & coffee making facilities / Complimentary wi-fi / Minibar / Telephone / Safe / Workstation / Hairdryer


Cocoon Maldives has the Family Beach Villa as the go-to option for families. It has two rooms for parents and children, offering privacy and space for both. 

The beach is easily accessible from the villa and has a starting price of $1,104.


A treat for your tastebuds, Cocoon Maldives has two restaurants and two bars for guests to wine and dine at.

Manta Restaurant

An overwater restaurant that celebrates couples and the love they have for each other. À la carte dishes satisfy your palette as you dine with the Indian Ocean as your view.

Teppanyaki Restaurant

Carefully crafted à la carte menus that have authentic Japanese dishes await you. Eat in the heart of a Maldivian jungle with the cool breeze on your back.


A daily DJ set plays during the evening pool parties as you sip on cocktails and an assortment of beverages. 

Relax on the beach and drink to your heart’s content.


A bar that prepares the most beautiful settings for you and your partner as you drink with the world’s best sunset along the horizon.


Adults and children are taken into consideration at Cocoon Maldives. There’s something for everyone to enjoy.


Say ‘I do’ on a natural sandbank close to the resort. With nothing but the ocean and the sky surrounding you, a new beginning has never looked sweeter.


Cocoon’s in-house photo studio is here to capture your most memorable moments and to create them with a photoshoot.

Add more spice to your Instagram feed and bless your friends with these expertly-taken pictures.


Go on a cruise and see dolphins, catch some fish at sunset or at night, go for a picnic on an undisturbed sand bank.

These are just a few of the things Cocoon Maldives has to offer.

Kids Village

Kids are the MVP of the island at Kids Village. They come equipped with a ping-pong table, a cinema room, a kids pool and a learning area.

Multiple activities are available as well for the enjoyment of the children.

Water Sports

Dive into a world untouched by human hands. Say hello to Napoleon fish, grey reef sharks, manta rays, and turtles. 

A top-tier dive centre offers dives, snorkelling, jet skiing and more with their complete catalogue of equipment for water sports enjoyers of all experience levels.


Never feel bored with the options of entertainment you can take part in:

  • Zumba Dance
  • Karaoke Boduberu (Boduberu = traditional Maldivian song & dance)
  • Live band
  • Sports
  • Aqua Aerobics
  • Yoga
  • Pilates
  • Daily Activities
  • Fish Feeding
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Billiards
  • Bocce Futsal

7. Kurumba Maldives

Kurumba Maldives
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Kurumba Maldives is located at North Male’ Atoll, a quick 10 minute speedboat ride from Velana International Airport. Their Family Villa has a starting price of $1,133. 

It is the ideal room for three or more guests as it is 306 sqm and has two floors. It can comfortably accommodate:

  • 3 adults OR
  • 2 adults + 2 children / teens + 1 infant

The room has a wide variety of amenities ranging from air conditioning, complimentary wi-fi, Bose mini bluetooth speaker, in villa wine cellar and more.


Kurumba has 12 dining options, all made to satisfy your personal cravings. 7 of them have children’s menus for a more kid-friendly palette. 

There are six restaurants ranging from Middle Eastern, Japanese, Thai, Indian and International flavours. There are two bars, one café, a shisha lounge, in-villa dining and seaside dining.


Head over to Veli Spa where traditional Maldivian herbal medicine is incorporated into modern day spa techniques. A massage under the stars as you eat chocolate dipped fruits and drink champagne is a main highlight.

Scrubs and wraps, facials, mani-pedi and more are available at Veli Spa.


Enjoy with your whole family, where almost all experiences to be had at Kurumba has options for children as well!

Activities such as tennis, dolphin cruises, snorkelling, a sandbank picnic, hand line fishing and many more activities are available for your little ones.

Majaa Kids’ Club

A recreation centre that was built for the enjoyment & entertainment that kids dream of. The Majaa Kids’ Club has outdoor and indoor activities for those who want a more active day versus the ones who want a more laid back day.

Outdoor activities include a snorkelling lesson, sandcastle building and a splash pad.

Indoor activities include puzzles, drawing, towel origami, face painting, arts & crafts, puzzles, movies, painting and colouring and much more.

8. Hard Rock Hotel Maldives

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Hard Rock Hotel Maldives is located at South Male’ Atoll and is a 15 minute speedboat ride from Velana International Airport. Their Silver Family Suite (Duplex) is perfect for a travelling family. 

The room has a starting price of $1,280 and can accommodate 4 adults and 2 children comfortably.

Below are the amenities and features you get with this room:

  • Ocean view / One king size bed / One bunk bed / Two bathrooms / Sofa bed / Two Smart televisions / Soundbar / Coffee and tea amenities / The Sound of Your Stay, when requested / Rock Om, when requested / Kids amenities, when requested / Outdoor shower / Rainshower / Hair dryer / Personalised bicycles

Hard Rock Hotel Maldives has a lot more up its sleeve with what they offer you during your stay.

Pool & Waterslide

The pool at Hard Rock is no ordinary pool. When you wade into the water, a submerged sound system is heard playing tunes, giving you background music as you swim.

Rock Spa

Hard Rock Hotel Maldives puts a twist into its spa experiences. They incorporate rhythmic music into the treatments to achieve total relaxation.

They have treatments such as massages, facials, body scrubs and more that utilises music. Even the spa experience for kids has multiple treatments that will surely leave a smile on their faces.

Rock Shop

In need of a few accessories or clothes? The Rock Shop sells not only clothes but souvenirs that you can bring back with you to savour the memories.

Roxity Kids Club & Teen Spirit Club

Send your kids off to a wonderland filled with outdoor activities, beach sports and music lessons that’ll turn their vacation into a rockin’ paradise.

A babysitter service is also available so that parents can relax, sleep or eat while their children are having the time of their lives.

The Sound Of Your Stay

Missing your guitar back home? Got an itch to play some strings? Hard Rock has your back! Book and reserve a Fender guitar and an amplifier to play your boredom away in your hotel room!

If you don’t play an instrument, that’s fine too! You can request a Record Player to be sent to your room for you to enjoy some music as you laze about and relax. 

And finally, take home an audible souvenir with you by requesting a curated Maldivian Playlist so that you can relive your vacation memories everytime you hear the tracks.

Body Rock

A fitness centre that has state-of-the-art equipment, Body Rock is open all day every day for you to lift some weights and burn some calories.

Rock Om

If you’re a fan of yoga who’s looking to give it a try or even if you’ve been practising beforehand, Rock Om is the place to be.

Hard Rock has yoga gurus who have put together a set of videos for you to follow, all from your hotel room. Exercise to the videos given even more life with its custom soundtrack.

Food & Drink

Hard Rock Hotel Maldives has three restaurants and one bar for wining and dining.

The Hard Rock Cafe Maldives and The Elephant And The Butterfly (which has a Mexican & Latin American palette) has a menu for adults and a menu for children as well.

The Sessions restaurant is an open-kitchen restaurant with international flavours at its core.

The Pool Bar is where you go to have a drink and relax poolside, where your kids also get to enjoy the special menu they have for children.

9. Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru Maldives

Banyan Tree
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Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru Maldives is located at North Male’ Atoll and is a 20 minute speedboat ride from Velana International Airport. The Grand Beachfront Pool Villa was designed specifically for a family and is as spacious as they come. 

The room is 132 sqm and has a starting price of $1,667. It comes with the following features and amenities:

  • Ocean view
  • King bed
  • Sofa bed
  • Coffee & tea making facilities
  • Internet access
  • Safe
  • Outdoor & indoor showers
  • Minibar
  • Pillow menu
  • Private jet pool

Wining & Dining

Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru Maldives has one restaurant, one bar and one Destination Dining option.

The restaurant is known as Ilaafathi and serves international cuisine close to the beach. Indulge in breakfast, lunch and dinner in a vibrant and cooling environment among the trees.

The bar is known as Naiboli Bar which has an assortment of cocktails, light meals and appetisers. Amplify your holiday mood by getting your drinks on Friday and watching the traditional Maldivian song & dance known as Bodu Beru.

With Destination Dining, be taken to different locations where different culinary experiences await. Take a Maldivian cooking class from the sous-chef while on the beach. Have a barbeque dinner under the starlit night. Enjoy a breakfast that floats in your private pool right as you wake up. All these and more are available with Destination Dining.

Family Time

There are a few activities at Banyan Tree that bring the family together to create precious memories. 

Night Fishing

Night fishing is quite popular in Maldives. The locals use the hand line method to catch different types of fish. Jacks, snappers & barracudas are among some of the few. 

Go with your family and catch a fish that will be cooked for lunch the day after.

Maldivian Cooking Class

Join a Maldivian cooking class where the sous-chef shows you and your family the flavours of the local cuisine.

Marine Conservation Programme

The experts at the Marine Conservation Lab show you how they protect the aquatic flora and fauna. 

Diving For The Little Ones

The certified instructors guide your kids through their first diving experience. Child-friendly diving gear ensures even more safety for your kid.


Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru Maldives has a lot to offer their guests. Their aim is to keep you entertained during your stay with activities such as:

  • Dolphin Cruise
  • Vadhaa Dhiun (Local Trolling)
  • Big Game Fishing
  • Sandbank Shore Fishing
  • Bodu Beru (traditional Maldivian song & dance)
  • Movie Night
  • Snorkelling Safari
  • Beach volleyball
  • Citizen Science Snorkelling
  • Reef Clean Up 
  • Reef Restoration

10. Amilla Maldives Resort & Residences

Kiwi Collection
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Amilla Maldives Resort & Residences is located at Baa Atoll and is a 35 minute seaplane ride from Velana International Airport. The Treetop Villa is a luxurious space hidden within the jungle. 

The room is 250 sqm and has a starting price of $1,739. It comes with the following features and amenities:

  • Guest experience contact / In-villa wine cellar and minibar / Spa treatment room / Entertainment system & Bose surround sound system / 42” TV & satellite channels / Complimentary wi-fi / Complimentary bottled water & gourmet teas / Personalised bicycles / Beach essentials & yoga mat / Nespresso coffee maker / Organic bath amenities

Culinary Delights

Amilla Maldives has six resorts and four bars for you to eat and drink from. Almost all restaurants come with gluten-free, low carb, keto, vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free and paleo options.

Indulge in Japanese, Italian and South Indian tastes.

Javvu Spa

A luxury wellness spa takes health and relaxation to the next level.

From fitness, yoga and massages to light, sound & kinesthetic vibration therapy, a wide range of options are available for selection. 

A kids spa menu is also available for your mini-me’s.


Want to snorkelling at Hanifaru Bay, a world-renowned UNESCO Biosphere Reserve? Amilla Maldives will happily provide that experience. 

Hanifaru Bay is a beautiful underwater world where nature flourishes for people to gaze upon. All sorts of activities such as scuba diving, a luxury yacht charter, sunset dolphin cruise, sea turtle discoveries and more are available.

A kids club for your children is also available, where they can take part in a variety of daily activities. Your kids won’t ever be bored at Amilla.

11. Emerald Maldives

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Emerald Maldives is located at Raa Atoll and is a 40 minute seaplane ride from Velana International Airport. The Family Beach Villa with Pool is a family favourite, with the villa being 280 sqm. 

The villa has a starting price of $1,766 and comes with the following features and amenities:

  • Master bedroom
  • Kids bedroom
  • Private bathroom
  • Private swimming pool (8×3 m)
  • Private garden and much more

Restaurants & Café’s

Emerald Maldives offers a variety of flavours such as Mediterranean, Latin American and Asian tastes. An adventure for your taste buds awaits at:

  • Aqua Restaurant
  • Beach Club Grill Restaurant
  • Amazònico Restaurant
  • Le Asiatique Restaurant
  • Sunset Pool Café
  • Sunrise Café


Relaxation and fun important concepts to Emerald Maldives. This is shown with the activities they have which includes:

  • The Emerald Spa
    •  Couples Massages
    • Ayurvedic Massages
    • Beauty Treatments & much more
  • Dolphin Kids Club
    • An 1,500 sqm indoor & outdoor playground
    • For kids 3 to 12 years old
  • Gym & Sports Center
    • Technogym
    • Two tennis courts
    • Football field (convertible from one of the tennis courts)
    • Two padel courts
    • Guided & personalised training programs
  • Diving Center
    • Scuba diving
    • Snorkelling
    • Night fishing
    • Big game fishing and much more
  • Water Sports Center
    • Kayaking
    • Jet skiing
    • Windsurfing and much more

12. Lily Beach Resort and Spa Maldives

Lily Beach Resort
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Lily Beach Resort and Spa Maldives is located at South Ari Atoll and is a 25 minute seaplane ride from Velana International Airport. 

The Beach Family Villa is 136 sqm and has a starting price of $1,869. It comes with the following features and amenities:

  • Private deck with direct access to the beach / Queen-size double bed / Twin beds / Daybeds / Outdoor bathroom / Jacuzzi bathtub / WC / Shower / Air conditioning / Ceiling fans / Minibar / Coffee, tea & Nespresso making facilities / Safety deposit box / Complimentary wi-fi / DVD player / Home theatre system / Smart television with satellite

Fun Times For The Kids

Lily Beach Resort and Spa Maldives wants both the parents AND the kids to have fun. Your children have the option to go enjoy the following:

  • Turtle Kids Club
    • For kids between 3 to 12 years
    • Indoor & outdoor activities
    • Library
    • Variety of games
    • Toys & kids movies
    • Treehouse with a slide
    • Swings
    • Basketball court
  • Kids activities & events
    • Semi-submersible boat for underwater viewing
    • Themes parties around Easter, Halloween, Christmas and other holidays
    • Costume making
    • Disco parties
    • Water sports events
  • Kids pool
    • Located at Vibes Bar so that parents can enjoy a drink while their kids splash around
  • Kids dining at Lily Maa
    • A section just for kids where they get to eat their favourite dishes

Food & Drink

Lily Beach Resort and Spa Maldives has three restaurants and two bars for their guests.

  • Lily Maa
    • Main restaurant with different cuisines each day, buffet style
  • Tamarind
    • Thai and Indian cuisine with premium wines
    • Overwater restaurant with sunset views
  • Les Turquoise D’Aqua
    • Romantic sunset culinary experiences under the moonlight
  • AQVA Bar
    • Relax by the infinity pool with an expertly made cocktail
    • Teppanyaki station every evening
  • The Spirit Bar
    • Personalised drinks with shisha on a sand-filled floor


Lily Beach Resort and Spa Maldives has a few more surprises for their guests. Here’s what you can do for some extra family time and to keep boredom away.


This resort is found in one of the most beautiful underwater regions in Maldives. South Ari Atoll is famous for having a large variety of aquatic creatures and coral life. The water is extremely clear as well, making it easy to navigate.

With over 50 dive sites available for exploration, people of all diving experience levels can enjoy what the resort has to offer.

Tamara Spa

Body scrubs, massages ranging from neck, back and more. Tamara Spa puts tranquillity above all else.

They have a large variety of massage options for couples and children as well. Pamper your whole family and give them the relaxation they deserve as well.

They also have salon services and utilise the best products available that targets the face, hair and nails and rejuvenates them. Their Spa Boutique has accessories and products (by skincare brands such as Babor and Frella) for people to purchase and take home with them.

 Excursions & Other Activities

  • Penguin Semi-Submarine
    • A semi-submersible where you can go into the hull of the ship and take a look at the underwater life through glass windows without getting yourself wet.
  • HamacLand
    • A floating platform with two hammocks and a sunbed. Give yourself the privacy you want as this platform floats in place at a nearby private lagoon. Escapism at its finest.
  • Sun Lily
    • An uninhabited island 5 minutes away by boat from Lily Beach. Take your family for a picnic or dinner and watch the sunset with the waves singing along the beach.
  • WOW! At Vaavu Xperience
    • An underwater journey that includes swimming with nurse sharks at a close by atoll, exploring an underwater shipwreck and stingray feeding.
  • Sunrise Breakfast Cruise
    • A romantic experience for a couple where a traditional Maldivian boat takes you out to the ocean at sunrise for an unforgettable breakfast.
  • Sandbank Explorer
    • Go to a secluded sandbank with your significant other for a three hours of quality time with the option to enjoy a picnic or snorkel in the lagoon.
  • Watersports
    • Jet Blade
    • Jet Ski
    • Glass Bottom Canoe
    • Non-Motorized Water Sports
      • Canoe
      • Pedal Board
      • Windsurfing
      • Catamaran sailing
      • Stand Up Paddle board
  • Sports & Recreation
    • Swimming pools
    • Sports Complex
      • Tennis court
      • Gym
      • Football pitch
      • Table Tennis
      • Billiards
      • Beach Volleyball
    • Yoga
  • Nightly Entertainment
    • Cultural Events
      • Bodu Beru
      • Maldivian Culture Show
      • Balinese Dance Evenings
    • Live Music & DJ
    • Fish Feeding

13. Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

Conrad Maldives
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Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is located at South Ari Atoll and is a 30 minute seaplane ride from Velana International Airport. The 2 Bedroom Grand Water Villa is 150 sqm and can accommodate 4 guests.

The villa has a starting price of $1,895 and comes with the following features and amenities:

  • Two separate bedrooms
    • Master bedroom w/ one king size bed
    • Second bedroom w/ twin beds
  • Sundeck
  • Jacuzzi
  • Spacious vanity bathrooms
  • Dressing area
  • Day bed
  • Bathtub
  • Rainshower

Wining & Dining

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island has 12 options for your culinary adventures, ranging from various tastes.

  • Ithaa Underwater Restaurant
    • A restaurant 5 metres underwater that serves a fusion of Maldivian and Western tastes.
  • Ufaa By Jereme Leung
    • Authentic Chinese cuisine bursting with flavour.
  • Sunset Grill
    • An open air restaurant with aquatic & land based dishes that serves their meals with a fine selection of wines.
  • Mandhoo Spa Restaurant
    • An organic menu created with care takes care of your body as well.
  • Koko Grill
    • Japanese flavours that take you through their cuisine such as Teppanyaki, Ebi Ten and more, with a dazzling view of the beach.
  • Vilu Restaurant & Bar
    • Dine near the lagoon with Italian cuisine and a wide range of wines.
  • The Quiet Zone
    • An adult only lounge that serves cocktails and food for relaxation on a daybed by the beach.
  • Rangali Bar
    • Socialise and have a drink made by mixologists with international recognition.
  • The Cheese & Wine Bar
    • Indulge in a selection of the world’s best cheese while washing it down with some fine wine.
  • The Wine Cellar
    • A six course tasting menu that takes your palette on a wine & champagne adventure.
  • Atoll Market
    • Breakfast is made at live cooking stations and dinner is served with an a la carte menu.
  • Beach Dining Events
    • Private Beach Dining
    • Maldivian Night
    • Fisherman’s Barbecue
    • Lobster & Champagne Night

Things To Do

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is packed with activities and experiences for the guests’ pleasure.

The Spa Retreat

 An incredible variety of massages and treatments await you. Couples experiences, body scrubs, hair care, ayurvedic treatments and much more are available.

Fitness & Yoga

For those who want to stay active in this relaxing environment, engage in activities such as table tennis, beach volleyball, power walking, working out, yoga and more.

Kids & Teens Club

Relieve your kids of their boredom by dropping them off at one of the two Kids Clubs. They have a variety of activities such as going on marine adventures, sports & games, arts & crafts and culinary workshops.

  • Majaa Explorers Hub
    • For kids between 3 to 11.99 years, an indoor hub with a variety of games awaits. A Splash Park for those who love water is available for use. Babysitting services are available and kids who are below the age of three can enter with a babysitter, parent or guardian.
  • Furaavaru Teens’ Club
    • For kids between 12 to 16 years, a separate hub carries a bunch of activities to keep them entertained.

Water Sports

Get your hair wet and adrenaline pumping by going out to the ocean and experience:

  • Catamaran sailing
  • Glass-floored boat trips
  • Inflatable, kayak & sea-bob rides
  • Jet & water skiing
  • Paddleboarding
  • Wakeboarding
  • Windsurfing
  • Scooter-snorkelling

Underwater Adventures

Journey to the deep and conquer the ocean with these activities:

  • Adventure diver certification course
  • Bubblemaker diving for kids
  • Day and night scuba experiences
  • Open water entry-level and advanced certifications
  • Photo and video services
  • Private trips and guides

14. Anantara Dhigu Resort & Spa Maldives

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Anantara Dhigu Resort & Spa Maldives is located at South Male’ Atoll and is a 30 minute speedboat ride from Velana International Airport. The Two Bedroom Family Beach Pool Villa is 237 sqm and it can accommodate 4 guests and 1 child. 

The villa has a starting price of $2,315 and it comes with the following features and amenities:

  • Daily Breakfast / Anantara Drinking Water / Espresso Machine / Master Bathroom with Freestanding Terrazzo Tub / One king size bed for Master Bedroom / Two twin beds for adjacent room / Direct access to beach / 9m swimming pool / Semi-outdoor ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

There are six restaurant experiences for you and your family to indulge in. Each restaurant also has a kids menu for your children’s acquired tastes.


A grill cooks seafood for you with the freshest fish and prime-aged imported cuts. A culinary delight where vegetarian options are available as well.


Italian cuisine and drinks at the pool makes this restaurant one of the best places to relax.

Fushi Café

Enjoy a stunning international feast buffet style. Your dinner is spiced up with changing themes each night.

Dining By Design

Take your significant other on a romantic dinner underneath the stars. Private dining has never looked so good.

Spice Spoons

If souvenirs aren’t enough, take what you learn from this Maldivian and Thai cooking lesson back home with you. Cook for your friends and family with authentic tastes backing you up.

In-Villa Dining

Bring the restaurant to your villa. Let the smells of Thai, Italian and Japanese cuisine swirl around your room.

Wellness & Relaxation

Dhigu’s spa faces the sunset, increasing relaxation as you get treated to a massage, an ayurvedic treatment or a facial. 

A beauty salon takes care of your nails and skin as well, along with a hair salon for a complete package.


Boredom doesn’t exist at Anantara Dhigu and this is apparent with the wide variety of activities that you can take part in for a satisfying resort experience:

  • Fitness Centre, complete with the latest equipment
  • Water & jet skiing, wake & kneeboarding
  • Flyboarding
  • Catamaran sailing
  • Parasailing
  • Wind & kitesurfing
  • Paddleboarding
  • Kayaking
  • Sunset Cruise
  • Fishing Expeditions and much more

Dhoni Club

Anantara Dhigu has a kids club for your children to melt their boredom at. Their energy gets focused into the variety of activities that are lined up at the club.

With an indoor and outdoor space, a treehouse and a climbing wall, your child is going to have the best time of their life.

15. Fairmont Sirru Fen Fushi Maldives

Fairmont Maldives
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Fairmont Sirru Fen Fushi Maldives is located at Shaviyani Atoll and is a 55 minute seaplane ride from Velana International Airport. The Two Bedroom Family Beach Pool Villa is 428 sqm. 

The villa has a starting price of $2,794 and it comes with the following features and amenities:

  • Bathtub / Shower / Private pool / Bose sound system / Complimentary wi-fi / Dedicated Villa Host Service / Premium Leaf Tea and Coffee Capsule replenished daily / Wine Fridge / Private Relaxation Sala / Separate Living and Dining Area / Shower Amenities / Resort Bicycles / Housekeeping / Laundry Services / Safe / Babysitting Services

Wining & Dining

Fairmont Sirru Fen Fushi Maldives has four restaurants for you and your family to experience:

Destination Dining

This one’s for the couples and the parents. Have a private dinner be readied for you and your partner to enjoy. The Maldivian sunset drapes over the beach as you indulge in the finest culinary choices.


The scents and the tastes of Japan awaits you in this restaurant. With options like sushi, sashimi, robatayaki and seafood cooked to perfection, you’ll be asking for more in no time.


Enjoy the tastes of the ocean as seafood dominates the menu. Fine wines are served to compliment the dishes as the ocean air flows through the restaurant.

Onu Onu Bar

Drinks on the beach never looked so good. If you want to relax by yourself or socialise with other guests, this is the place to do it.

In-Villa Dining

Feeling too lazy to get out of bed? Have your meals be prepared fresh and delivered to your villa. Eat in comfort with your family without the bustle of the outside world.

Willow Stream Spa

Fairmont Maldives offers a variety of options for its guests in terms of relaxation.

Their ‘Willow Stream Signature Expressions’ boasts the longest and most extensive massages you will experience. Couples treatments bring you closer together as you rejuvenate side by side.

Body treatments revitalise the body by detoxing and energising the body through body wraps. Body massages relieve all tension while increasing relaxation. Facials give your skin a glow that you thought was lost but was right there all along.

Disclaimer: Prices in this list are subject to change based off of the season.

Things To Consider When Choosing A Family Hotel In The Maldives

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Research is always a key factor when it comes to choosing any sort of hotel, anywhere in the world. It’s important to pick a hotel that ticks all your personal and your family’s boxes for preferences. 


One thing you’d want to consider is location. If you want to get to the hotel quickly so that your holiday can begin, get a hotel close by to Velana International Airport. 

Perhaps you and your family love the ocean and want to go diving; get a hotel that has an excellent dive centre with great excursion spots. Or maybe you want to experience what the capital is like; book a hotel close by to Male’. 

Room Types

Another thing you’d want to consider are room types. Getting you and your family of four into a standard water villa might not be the best option in terms of comfort. Hotels in Maldives tend to have a variety of accommodation spaces. 

Some are large enough to host you and your family as they were made specifically for groups of 3 or more. Always check the ‘Accommodations’ tab on their websites & check out what they have to offer.


Activities are also an important part of your family holiday. You and your partner might be entertained by the food, the relaxation and the spa treatments; but your kids might not be. 

There are select hotels that come with a kids’ club that is full of fun stuff for children such as a playground, video games, slides, monkey bars, all that good stuff for them to enjoy.

Dining Options

Kids can get hungry too so it’s best to select a hotel that has dining options that’ll accommodate your child’s / children’s tastes. Maybe they like chicken nuggets in the shape of dinosaurs. Or cheeseburgers with chilli cheese fries. They might even want a popsicle or tons of ice cream. 

A lot of family friendly hotels in Maldives will see to it that a children’s meal menu is created so that they can indulge as well.

Reviews, Amenities & Services

As said earlier in the blog, research is crucial. Some guests tend to leave reviews about the hotel they were at so read up on some of these (the good reviews and the bad ones too) to get a better understanding of the hotel.

Don’t forget to check up on what sort of amenities and services they provide as well. Some hotels provide amenities such as a baby crib, babysitting, baby seats, baby feeding chairs, basically anything a kid might need.

With the right amount of research, your family trip can not only be extremely fun for the kids, it can also be quite relaxing for the parents as well. Ensure that you pick a place that has everything you and your kids may need for a grand time.

Affordable Options: Family Hotels With Budget-Friendly Prices

This blog has already highlighted the best family hotel and the best island in Maldives for families but some of them come with quite a big price tag. 

Let’s go over some of the more affordable options that won’t sacrifice on quality and experience!

1. Bandos Maldives

Bandos Maldives
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Bandos Maldives is located at Shaviyani Atoll and is a 15 minute speedboat ride from Velana International Airport. It is the second resort to be built in Maldives, announcing its opening in 1972. 

The Deluxe Beachfront Room is a family favourite, with its spacious layouts and traditional Maldivian design mixed with modern tastes. It comes with a starting price of $320, along with the following features and amenities:

  • Wake-up Call / Bathtub / Housekeeping / Telephone / Minibar / Air conditioning / Shaving mirror / Hairdryer / Electronic key

Food & Drink

Five dining options, two bars & one café makes up Bandos Maldives’ culinary setting:

The Gallery

The Gallery is Bandos’ main restaurant which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Enjoy your meal buffet style with a wide variety of dishes to choose from.

Grill Bar

The Grill Bar is a restaurant bar that serves meat and seafood with wine or any drink of your choice. Dine indoors if you want to escape the heat or outdoor if you want to take in the sunset with a drink in hand.

Umi Yaki

Watch a pre-dinner show as the chef cooks in front of you on a teppan hot plate. Dine on food that comes off the stove steaming hot and fresh as can be. 

Private Dining

This one’s for the couples and parents. Whether it’s an intimate dinner at the beach, a candlelit dinner at sunset or a lobster dinner, enjoy romance at its finest at Bandos Maldives.


Dine at a restaurant aimed at the sunset, where gentle music and flowing breeze accompanies your meal.

Sand Bar

An island bar where tropical cocktails and fun activities like discotheque, a live band and karaoke goes hand in hand.

Pool Bar

Order and sip on your drink literally swimming up to the bar. Relax in the water and enjoy an ice-cold cocktail to further cool you off on a hot summer’s day.

Sea Breeze

Located at the water’s edge, Sea Breeze has a variety of food such as hamburgers, pizza, spaghetti, curries and more.

Kokko’s Kid Club

Get yourself some quality alone time by leaving your child in the care of qualified childminders. 

Kids can enjoy activities such as:

  • Treasure hunting
  • Board games
  • Cooking lessons
  • Reading time
  • Arts & crafts

Pre-order food for your kids as they’re playing to energise them for even more play time. The kids club is open from 8:00am to 5:00pm.

Orchid Spa

Give yourself the relaxation you deserve at Orchid Spa. Go for a rejuvenating massage and follow it up with a sauna bath.

A salon also tends to your finer needs by providing services such as hair styling, manicures & pedicures, make-up, blow dry, shampoo and waxing.

A kids treatment menu is also available for the little ones who want to be relaxed and pampered.

Dive Bandos

An internationally recognized member of the PADI International Resort Association, Dive Bandos provides a large variety of activities that extends beyond 40 dive sites.


Bandos Maldives has a lot to offer for all its guests. No need to worry as boredom won’t be able to come close to you with the variety of activities at your fingertips:

  • Night Fishing
    • Venture to the ocean at sunset and cast your line into the ocean.
  • Island Hopping
    • Explore North Male’ Atoll and its different islands.
  • Snorkelling Trip
    • Take a closer look at the coral reefs and what makes them special.
  • Sunset Dolphin Cruise
  • Male’ Tour
    • Check out the capital of Maldives, one of the smallest cities in the world.
  • Glass Bottom Boat
    • Peer into the underwater world without getting your hair wet.
  • Sandbank Picnic
    • A peaceful day at the shore of an island.
  • Whale Shark Expedition
    • A two hour excursion where you search for and swim with this magnificent sea beast.
  • Photoshoot
    • Capture the precious moments and make new memories.
  • Clubhouse
    • Play sports such as tennis, volleyball, table tennis and more. Relax with some board games or watch some television at the lounge.
  • Gift Shops
    • Three gift shops are at Bandos for a varied souvenir collection to take home to your family and friends.
  • Big Game Fishing
    • An early morning adventure where fish such as Tuna, Sailfish, Marlin and more can be caught by trolling and Red Snappers, Giant Trevally and Groupers can be caught by casting.

2. Hideaway Beach Resort Maldives

Hideaway Beach Maldives
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Hideaway Beach Resort Maldives is located at Haa Alifu Atoll and is a 75 minute seaplane ride from Velana International Airport.

The Beach Residence With Plunge Pool is 215 sqm and can be modified for families. It comes with a starting price of $577, along with the following features and amenities:

  • Plunge Pool / Personal Butler / Complimentary wi-fi / Jacuzzi / Satellite Television / Coffee making facilities / Air conditioning

Wining & Dining

Hideaway Beach Resort Maldives has four dining options and one café:

Meeru Bar & Grill

Meeru Bar & Grill has an international menu that satisfies all tastes. Dine either poolside or on the deck overlooking the ocean.


A buffet style menu that changes daily, Matheefaru offers a dining experience in an open air environment where sky and sea are a part of your meal.

Samsara Asian Fusion

Indulge in delicious flavours that burst on the first bite. Indian, Thai & Japanese cuisine is served here, along with a teppanyaki table for added entertainment.

Private Dining

If you feel like staying in, Hideaway Beach Resort Maldives provides in-villa dining to satisfy your desire to eat in a cosy environment.

They also provide bespoke experiences such as a picnic on an uninhabited island or a candlelit dinner under the starry sky. More options are available and all that needs to be done is to talk to the chefs to set it up.

Sunset Pool Café

Dine poolside for lunch and dinner with a fusion of European and Asian dishes.


Hideaway Spa

Hideaway Spa comes packed with numerous spa options. It ranges from their own signature experiences to ayurvedic treatments, yoga, facials, body scrubs & wraps. 

There are treatments and massages for children as well so they won’t feel left out.


Hideaway Beach Resort Maldives has multiple categories that branches off into individual excursion events. This brings a diversity to their activities that will keep boredom away from you during your trip:

  • Romantic Escapes
  • Cultural Visits
  • Desert Island Getaways
  • Ocean Adventures 

Yoga & Fitness

Are you someone who’s into wellness and exercise? Hideaway has a yoga instructor ready to take you through a private or group class with diverse yoga styles to keep you on your toes.

They also have a Sports Complex for those who live a more vigorous fitness lifestyle:

  • State-of-the-art gym 
  • Outdoor tennis
  • Basketball
  • Astro-turf football
  • Beach volleyball
  • Bike rides

Tennis Lessons

For those who’re looking to improve their backhand, Hideaway has partnered up with Recreational Tennis Coaching. This establishment provides tennis coaches with extensive experience and will mould you into a well-rounded player.

3. ROBINSON Club Noonu Maldives

Maldives Vacation
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ROBINSON Club Noonu Maldives is located at Noonu Atoll and is a 35 minute aeroplane ride & 45 minute speedboat ride from Velana International Airport.

The Family Room / Double Room is a two-room sea view accommodation space, where two double rooms are divided via a connecting door. It comes with a starting price of $598, along with the following features and amenities:

  • Non-smoking / 224 sqm / Two double beds / Two sofa beds / Baby crib / Air conditioning / Parquet floor / Safe / Ceiling fan / Refrigerator / Coffee & tea making facilities / Minibar / Telephone / Complimentary wi-fi / Flatscreen satellite television / Room service / Cleaning service / Outdoor & indoor shower / Bathtub / WC / Bathrobe / Slippers / Hairdryer / Makeup mirror / Terrace with seating

Food & Drink

ROBINSON Club Noonu Maldives has three restaurants and two bars for guest use. 

There is a main restaurant, a specialty restaurant and a teppanyaki restaurant. For the bars, there is a main bar and a sundowner bar.

ROBINSON Club Noonu Maldives has some special offers as well, such as:

  • WellFood
    • Food that has been prepared in a healthy manner for breakfast, lunch & dinner.
  • WellFood Kidchen
    • A curated cuisine that is also healthy for kids.
  • Gala Event
    • A once-a-week glamour event where you get to dress up and eat delicacies & drink cocktails from around the world.
    • A Hawaiian inspired night that occurs once a week. Enjoy exciting entertainment, a colourful aesthetic and a buffet for dinner set in fire. 

Entertainment & Facilities

ROBINSON Club Noonu Maldives has a variety of things you can do that’ll keep you entertained!

WellFit Fitness Studio

This fitness studio features an open-air area for people who want to train in the sun. There is also an indoor area that has weights and cardio equipment, for those looking for a more focused workout.

A variety of activities such as Pilates, Yoga and more are available for all ages 14 years onwards.

You can also get yourself a personal trainer who’ll give you personalised advice that will push your training in the right direction.

There is also a spa available for use where they offer massages, beauty treatments and more.

For The Kids

Children of all ages get to spend their days participating in programmes that have been split into different age groups! While there are no programs for infants, they receive other services:

  • ROBY Baby Equipment
    • This is for infants from 0 years onwards where a large variety of baby equipment is available for use.
  • ROBY Club
    • This is for children who are from 3 – 6 years old. There are programmes 6 days a week for them to enjoy along with the other children there as well.
  • R.O.B.Y.
    • Children between 7 – 12 years of age get to experience a range of sports, creative activities or games 6 days a week.
  • ROBS²
    • For those who are aged between 13 – 17 years, there are hourly programmes that offer games, sports, parties, workshops and more.


Calling all fans of the ocean, ROBINSON Club Noonu Maldives offers you a whale of a time with their array of water-based activities such as:

  • Diving 
  • Snorkelling
  • Windsurfing
  • Stand-up paddling
  • Kitesurfing
  • Jet skiing
  • Waterskiing
  • Kayaking
  • Boat trips
  • Wakeboarding
  • Fishing
  • Mono-skiing
  • Dolphin searching

4. Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives

Sun Siyam Resorts
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Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives is located at Noonu Atoll and is a 45 minute seaplane ride from Velana International Airport.

The Family Deluxe Beach Villa With Pool is a 140 sqm villa, where there is enough space for two adults & three children or four adults with one child. There are extra beds for all guests if need be.

The villa comes with a starting price of $647, along with the following features and amenities:

  • Living area / Courtyard / Swimming pool / Outdoor jacuzzi / Canopy with swing / Two daybeds / Two televisions / Bathroom with bathtub and more.

Wining & Dining

Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives has 10 restaurants and five bars for guests to indulge in.

Here are the restaurants for use:

  • Bamboo
    • Asian cuisine in a beach terrace restaurant with the ocean in the background.
  • Flavours
    • Dine by the beach and indulge in French dishes.
  • Iru Restaurant
    • A culinary buffet that spans global cuisines.
  • Islander’s Grill
    • A must-dine for seafood lovers.
  • La Cremeria
    • For all the sweet tooths that love ice-creams, frappés, milkshakes and more.
  • Taste Of India
    • Curries, naans, dhaals, spices and intense tastes for the indian food lovers.
  • Teppanyaki
    • An unforgettable sizzle that includes sashimi, sushi & sake.
  • The Spa Café
    • Nutrition and healing packed into one location.
  • The Trio
    • An Italian experience by the ocean.
  • Destination Dining
    • Craft the perfect dinner for your significant other with the help from their team.

Here are the bars for use:

  • Bubble Lounge
    • As the name suggests, bottles of bubbly (champagne) and canapés await.
  • Fluid
    • A poolside lounge & bar for the family, full of salads, snacks & sandwiches.
  • Reflections
    • Cocktails for the adults only by the pool.
  • The Cellar
    • The finer things in life are meant to be tasted, such as wine.
  • Waters Edge
    • Enjoy live bands & DJ’s with signature cocktails.


Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives has a variety of activities for its guests to enjoy.


An SSI-certified dive centre takes care of the beginner and the seasoned alike. Jump into the ocean to explore marine life both along the reef and beyond it.


Learn how to fish like a traditional Maldivian fisherman, sail the Maldivian seas or tour the island. Sun Siyam offers these and more.


Windsurfing, jet skiing & kiteboarding are available, along with other activities.

Spa & Wellness

The Spa by Thalgo is Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives brings the spa experience to a whole new level. 

In addition to massages, specialty treatments, steam rooms & saunas, they also have hydrotherapy facilities. Soothe your pain and bring relief with The Spa.

Thanburudhoo Adventure

Picnic at an uninhabited island for half a day. Be it with your significant other, family or friends, spend an unforgettable afternoon without a care in the world.

Thundi Farikolhu

Dine under the stars in an intimate setting along the beach. The sun may set but the night doesn’t have to end.

Craft Classes

Learn a bit about Maldivian crafting, as you use shells, wood or palm leaves to create something of your own in Maldivian style.

Kids Are Kings

Two children aged below 15 get to eat and sleep free of charge if they’re staying at a villa with two adults.

5. SAii Lagoon Maldives

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SAii Lagoon Maldives is a short 15 minute boat ride from Velana International Airport.

The Sky Family Room is 88 sqm, where there are two rooms. One of the rooms has a king size bed while the other has two double beds.

The room comes with a starting price of $715, along with the following features and amenities:

  • 24 hr housekeeping / In-room dining / Television / Air conditioning / Coffee & tea amenities / Bottles of drinking water / Complimentary wi-fi / Ceiling fan / Double locking doors / Electronic safe / Hairdryer / Iron and ironing board upon request / Laundry & dry-cleaning service / Bathroom amenities / Rain shower / Bathrobes / Telephone

Food & Drink

Treat yourself to culinary delights at one of the nine culinary options at your fingertips.

SAii Beach Club

Welcome to a location that hosts restaurants that has casual dining:

  • Miss Olive Oyl Restaurant
    • A Mediterranean taste lingers in the air. Dine with a view of the sea smiling back at you.
  • Mr. Tomyam
    • Welcome to an Asian culinary experience, where people of all ages can enjoy.
  • Gelato Bar
    • SAii Lagoon Maldives’ very own gelato is served to cool you down on a hot summer’s day.
  • Swim Up Bar
    • Get yourself a drink by swimming up to the bar.

Terra & Mar

Dine & drink by the beach with the sound of the waves lapping at the beach as your music. Asian cuisine is the specialty here where both seafood and non-seafood blend into perfect harmony.


If you’re a coffee person, then this is going to be your go-to. They also serve baked goods for a sweet & delicious time.

Badhige at SAii

Badhige means kitchen in the Maldivian language, which lends to the cuisine they specialise in. Treat your taste buds to a healthy dinner and interactive cooking experience where all the ingredients are grown and sourced locally.

Dine By Design

A bespoke experience where a dining experience is crafted to your specifications.


Best Dives

A PADI 5-star dive & watersports centre that partners with SAii Lagoon Maldives. Go on a variety of excursions such as:

  • Kayaking
  • Watersports Diving excursions courses
  • Dolphin discovery
  • Snorkelling excursions
  • Sunset cruise
  • Local island trips
  • Fishing trips
  • Big game fishing

Lèn Be Well Spa

Say goodbye to any exhaustion you may have. Lèn Be Well is a spa journey that spans massages, holistic options, spa treatments and culinary adventures.

Koimala & Maalimi’s Junior Beach Club and Camp

Kids between the age of 4 – 15 get to enjoy a variety of activities such as:

  • Playhouse
  • Coconut Grove Activity Area
  • Jungle gym
  • Climbing nets
  • Trampoline
  • Water-based activities
  • Arts & crafts
  • Painting
  • PlayStation games
  • Cooking classes
  • Foosball
  • Air hockey
  • Karaoke
  • Reading at the library
  • Musical games
  • Movies

They also offer a Kids Birthday Party service where you get to choose from three different options for location and entertainment inclusions. 

Babysitting is also available where all you’d have to do is to fill out a form!

Disclaimer: Prices in this list are subject to change based off of the season.

Thank you for reading until the end of the blog! MadlyMaldives hopes this blog makes your decision making process easier and we invite you to book with us once you’ve selected your preferred hotel! We will make your booking as easy and smooth as possible so worry not and book with us today!