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How to Enjoy Maldives with the Family

Best Things to Do n a Family Holiday in the Maldives

By Sewmini James Published about a year ago 3 min read
How to Enjoy Maldives with the Family
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Ranked among the most family-friendly beach holiday destinations in Asia, the Maldives offers tourists a wealth of new experiences. With some of the best beaches in the world and the serene surroundings of its resort islands, one could hardly conceive of a more suitable location for a getaway with children. From experiencing the exciting water-based activities in the country to signing up for the right tours, here are some of the best ways to enjoy a family holiday in the Maldives.

Stay in a Family Friendly Resort

The Maldives is a destination wedding hub and a honeymooner's dream come true; however, not all resorts in the Maldives are ideal for families with children. This is why it is crucial to select the right property as your accommodation provider as family-oriented rests offer a plethora of amenities and services geared towards young travellers. In addition to the creature comforts available on-site such as swimming pools with a kiddies' section and kids' clubs, it is also important to gauge whether your resort offers babysitting services and other facilities that would be advantageous to families. So whether you choose The Residence Maldives Falhumaafushi or any other resort, ensure that it is a comfortable home away from home for your loved ones.

Sign up for a Whale Watching Tour

A whale watching tour is regarded as one of the most unforgettable adventures open to tourists based in the island nation of Maldives. A family vacation in the archipelago would not be complete without a whale-watching safari. These tours are accessible to families who holiday on the island during the peak tourist season from December to March. Witnessing the world's largest mammal and schools of dolphins splashing around just inches from your vessel is a magical experience the kids won't soon forget. Blue Whales and Sperm Whales are the most frequently spotted species off the coast of the Maldives where friendly spinner dolphins and other dolphin species also make an appearance now and then.

Enjoy a Sunset Cruise

While it may be among the most romantic excursions open to visitors, sunset cruises are not only reserved for couples and honeymooners. Setting out in the late afternoon, this cruise, which usually takes place on board a yacht or a catamaran, offers families the chance to gaze upon the sunset from a truly unique vantage point. Canapés and refreshments are also served onboard during the magical hour of dusk when the Maldivian sky turns into every shade of orange imaginable.

Go Scuba Diving

Whether your family is adept at scuba diving or not, the Maldives can be the perfect location to learn this valuable water sporting skill and put it into practice. Home to iconic dive sites such as HP Reef and Manta Point, the diving conditions in the Maldives is ideal for those with varying levels of skill. PADI certificate courses for adults and children above 8 are also available through local dive centres and resorts.

Embark on a Snorkelling Tour

Families that are apprehensive about venturing into the deep seas can stick close to the shore and still enjoy a snorkelling expedition, as it is an activity that requires no prior experience or special aptitudes including the ability to swim. Most house reefs that surround the resorts are teeming with marine life and coral reefs.

Spend a Day in Male

Ranked among the best places to visit in Maldives, Male is another must for families who love shopping, dining, and visiting cultural attractions. With heritage sites such as the National Museum and the Grand Friday Mosque occupying its confines, Male is also home to the best restaurants and boutiques in the archipelago.

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