Incredible blue turquoise water, over-water villas, private beaches, spectacular snorkeling and more can be found in the exotic Maldives. The Maldives is a collection of atolls (or chain of islands) in the Indian Ocean in Southeast Asia, and it surely a bucket list destination for any family. The adults will surely want to be pampered, but the kids will find plenty to do, too. We've compiled a list of our favorite all-inclusive resorts in the Maldives for families.

Written by Courtney Elko

LUX South Ari Atoll - Dhidhoofinolhu Island

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761 Family Reviews
Located on Dhidhoofinolhu Island, LUX South Ari Atoll knows luxury without forgetting the kids enjoy being pampered as well. There are 193 villas at this Maldives all inclusive resort, situated along 2 miles of white sand and over the blue waters. Some of the villas feature their own private pool, too.

SCUBA diving and snorkeling are the ultimate activities at LUX, and families may even get a chance to see whale sharks. A scheduled snorkeling trip is covered in the all-inclusive package. There are two infinity pools, tennis courts, supervised kids' and teen clubs, movie nights and eight dining options -- some with special kids' menus.

The all-inclusive packages include breakfast, lunch and dinner, alcoholic drinks, and use of the snorkel equipment, kayaks and pedal boat, making it an ideal family Maldives all-inclusive resort.

Kuredu Island Resort & Spa - Lhaviyani Atoll

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977 Family Reviews
This all-inclusive resort in the Maldives features two packages to choose from, and either is ideal for families. The Gold Packages offers unlimited drinks and breakfast, lunch and dinner in specific restaurants, based on what villa or bungalow you are staying in. Afternoon tea, one round of golf, a one-hour spa treatment, a sunset cruise, and snorkel, scuba and windsurfing lessons are also included in the Gold Package. Plus, you'll enjoy complimentary use of the tennis and volleyball courts and kayaks.

The All-Inclusive Plus Package at Kuredu Island Resort & Spa includes the same as the Gold, minus the round of golf, spa treatment and scuba lesson. Families have plenty of options when staying at this Maldives all inclusive resort.

Kurumba Maldives - North Male Atoll

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979 Family Reviews
Considered one of the best family-friendly Maldives all-inclusive resorts, Kurumba takes care of the kiddos - even before guests arrive. Parents can pre-register children when booking a stay at this Maldives all-inclusive resort, and children will instantly be welcomed upon arrival. The supervised Majaa Kids Club is ideal for children ages 4 to 13. They can enjoy games, crafts, beach time, dance lessons, fish feeding, movies and more.

There are two children's pools, an outdoor playground, Wii video games, and water activities like kayaks, water skiing and paddleboards. Parents will love the ability to request a stroller, highchair, bottle warmer, baby cot or changing station. Babysitters are also available for an additional cost. Children's menus can be found at the restaurants, and a less expensive, all-inclusive rate for children is available.

There are a variety of all-inclusive packages to choose from at Kurumba, but our favorite is the Dine Around Package. It includes the standard food and drink and a choice of a few excursions, but the ultimate bonus is that it includes complimentary laundry service. For every four nights of your stay, you can request a wash and fold laundry service for up to 25 items. For those on laundry duty, THAT is luxury! Your vacation will basically continue when you arrive home because you won't have to do laundry.

Nika Island Resort & Spa - North Ari

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92 Family Reviews
If you want your own private beach on your family all-inclusive Maldives vacation, then stay at Nika Island Resort & Spa. This Maldives all-inclusive features private beaches in every villa. There are only 43 villas at the resort and eight are ideal for families. The Family Beach Villas and Family Deluxe Beach Villas feature a living room, two separate bedrooms and two bathrooms; both can accommodate four adults and two children. The Deluxe version also features an outdoor Jacuzzi. If you prefer water over sand, there are the Family Water Villas, which feature a living room, two bedrooms and a stairway that leads directly into the water.

The all-inclusive or "full board" packages include food and drinks. Excursions and most water activities are an additional cost.

Palm Beach Resort & Spa - Madhiriguaraidhoo Island

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276 Family Reviews
This Maldives all-inclusive features food and drinks, tennis courts, beach volleyball, basketball, board games, windsurfing, canoes, bicycles and a SCUBA training in the pool. Snorkeling and boat excursions, nightly entertainment and the kids' club are also included at Palm Beach Resort & Spa. The supervised kids' club for ages 3 to 11 features games, crafts and daily activities that your children will love.

The Villas are the ideal family accommodations at this all-inclusive Maldives resort. They are situated directly on the beach and have private access to the sand. There is a separate living room and the second-floor bedroom features a balcony. Two adults and two children can easily be accommodated in the Villas.

Club Med Kani - Kanifinolhu Island

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999 Family Reviews
Club Med is always a great all-inclusive choice for your family, and the Club Med in the Maldives shines bright. Food and drink are included in the rate, along with a plethora of activities for families. Sailing school, beach volleyball, snorkeling, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding and outstanding kids' clubs for all ages are all included in the all-inclusive rates. There is a specific kids' club at Club Med Kani for ages 4 to 10 and 11 to 17, where fun games, activities and sports adventures are played.

Lily Beach Resort & Spa - Huvahandhoo Island

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439 Family Reviews
The Family Beach Villas at this Maldives all-inclusive are divine. The Villas at Lily Beach Resort & Spa feature a queen bed and a twin bed, a private deck with direct beach access, a DVD player and an outdoor bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub. The Turtle Kids' Club (included in the all-inclusive package) offers kids a variety of fun activities like hermit crab races, crafts and water sports. The kids' pool and shaded playground area are great spots for little ones at this family Maldives all inclusive.

The Platinum All-Inclusive Plan includes food and drink, snorkeling equipment, non-motorized water sports, tennis courts, volleyball, free Wi-Fi and two excursion options per person, which include fishing, snorkeling or a sunset cruise.

Kihaa Maldives - Kihaadhuffaru Island

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123 Family Reviews
Located on Hanifaru Bay, a Marine Protected Area Biosphere by UNESCO, families who love the water will love this Maldives all inclusive. It's very possible that families may spot whale sharks and manta rays when stay at Kihaa. Snorkeling, diving, sailing, paddleboarding and Jet Skiiing are all available here.

The two-bedroom Family Executive Suite is the ideal place for families to stay at this Maldives all-inclusive. The suite features a separate living room area, two bedrooms and bathrooms with an outdoor rain shower and a large outdoor patio with a private pool that overlooks the ocean.

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