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The Maldives is commonly known as one of the most romantic honeymoon destinations. However, did you know this popular “flop and drop” destination also offers family resort options? Family or Honeymoon, we take a closer look at the activities available, where to stay and what you can expect from each of these holiday types.

Honeymoon

The Maldives has long been one of the most coveted honeymoon destinations, and for good reason too. There’s no better place to celebrate romance than on the white sand beaches and crystal clear waters of this tropical paradise! Here are our top three honeymoon accommodation recommendations…

Anantara Veli Resort

Located on a private beach and boasting 67 overwater and ocean bungalows, this adults-only resort offers the perfect couples’ retreat. This resort has something for everyone.  Spend your days watching the crystal clear waves roll in or enjoy water sports such as jet skiing, sailing and snorkelling. Unwind with a yoga or meditation class, relax with a variety of wellness treatments or enjoy a meal at one of the many restaurants. Anantara Veli has a range of activities as well as great accommodation in an idyllic location: all the makings for the perfect honeymoon!

Centara Ras Fushi Resort and Spa

Another adults-only resort, Centara Ras Fushi Resort and Spa is a fantastic choice for guests who are on more of a budget. Here, the villas are located beachside  and over the water.  Begin the day than with an early morning swim or simply enjoy the spectacular views. There are incredible diving and snorkelling opportunities all less than 20 minutes away.  It really is the perfect destination for those who are keen to explore the rich sea life of the Maldives. Relax by the pool, work out in the fitness centre or partake in a yoga session on the beach. If all that has you feeling stressed out, don’t worry– Centara Ras Fushi specialises in authentic Ayurvedic practices.

Como Maalifushi

The only resort on Maldives’ Thaa Atoll, this resort offers the ultimate seclusion and haven for those seeking their very own paradise. Stay in rooms decorated in neutral hues and constructed from natural materials, all overlooking stunning jungle-like gardens or turquoise waters. An incredible array of water-based activities are on offer such as an aqua safari with a marine biologist, turtle expedition snorkel as well as windsurfing, diving and UV night snorkelling. Enjoy a romantic evening with your partner; watch the sunset from your own private boat or indulge in a gourmet dinner on the beach.

 Family

With many resorts now welcoming children, the Maldives is fast becoming a popular destination for families. For kids, this tropical paradise is like something out of a movie: long stretches of white sand beaches and exotic fish dancing in the shallows. So, if you’re planning your own island family escape, read on to find out about some of our accommodation recommendations…

Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa

Situated on the South Ari Atoll, Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa is an all-inclusive resort that offers luxurious overwater as well as beachside villas. Begin the day with a buffet breakfast overlooking the crystalline waters. Spend your morning enjoying activities such as snorkelling, fishing,  volleyball and badminton. The resort includes a kids’ club, babysitting service and children’s pool.   This one of the most family-friendly resorts on the islands. If you’re looking to relax after dropping the kids off, nothing beats the SPA Cenvaree, offering Thai massage, yoga classes and facials…

 Anantara Dhigu Resort

Sprawled across three islands, Anantara Dhigu Resort is the perfect place to introduce your family to the world beneath the waves. Spend your days snorkelling, scuba diving and surfing. Enjoy adventure activities such as fly boarding, water-skiing and parasailing. Available all day, kids can enjoy activities at the Dhoni Club or can participate in cooking classes. The resort also offers plenty of child-friendly food at restaurants.

LUX* North Male Atoll

A truly divine stay, the penthouse villas at LUX* North Male Atoll offer total privacy and ultimate luxury. Relax in divine double-story and open-aired accommodation, enjoying the private pool, BBQ and over-water views from your rooftop terrace. The PLAY kids club offers an engaging program for children aged 3– 11. There is a separate program for teenagers, with activities offered including cake decorating and art classes. Discover the rich sea life lapping at the doorstep of your villa with both day and night snorkelling, as well as scuba diving. So, if you’re looking for an unparalleled getaway for the family then be sure to consider LUX* North Male Atoll…

References:  Thank you Lux Resorts, Anantara, Centara Hotel Resorts and Como Hotels
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