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
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
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
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
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
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
Lily Beach Resort & Spa - Huvahandhoo Island
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
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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