A multigenerational boon
At the brand new Ritz-Carlton Maldives in the Fari Islands, the whole family can settle into the Ritz-Carlton Estate, the resort’s private beach residence. Grandparents and parents can then make the most of the spa and the many dining options knowing the kids are having fun at the Ritz Kids’ Club. Here, a calendar of fun activities such as floral decorating and henna art are framed in a futuristic, brightly colored indoor-outdoor space with play areas, nap booths, space for video games and kids. movies, and a swimming pool with slides and jets. So delicious, in fact, most kids don’t want to leave.
How to do: The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands (00 960 400 0999; ritzcarlton.com) offers double rooms from £ 1,308 including breakfast.
At Six Senses Laamu, wellness starts young with Grow With Six Senses, a program designed to get children to reconnect with nature while learning useful life skills through fun and unusual experiences such as flying yoga, organic gardening and even the spa. treatments. Children between the ages of three and 12 can have fun at the Den, but family vacations are also about spending time together and creating lasting memories, so make the most of activities such as movies under the stars, island hopping with a picnic or even fun dance lessons.
How to do: Six Senses Laamu (00 960 680 0800; sixsenses.com) offers Double Rooms from £ 667 including breakfast. For a full review and to book, see here.
Often regarded as a one-stop-shop, it’s undeniable that the Maldives have a reputation for extravagance. So it may come as a surprise that there are resorts out there that not only won’t break the bank, but also won’t skimp on comfort.
From the good side
The Standard Huruvalhi isn’t generally considered a budget option, but in the Maldives it’s certainly one of the more affordable. Promising the brand’s upbeat vibe, the resort, with its white sands and crystal-clear waters, ticks all the boxes for its idyllic setting. Its overall offer is also impressive, with a selection of villas, a spa (with shared hammam), a water sports center and a number of restaurants and bars.
How to do: Standard Huruvalhi (00 960 658 5555; standardhotels.com) offers double rooms from £ 280 including breakfast. For a full review and to book, see here.