16 of the Best Resorts in Maldives for Families

Best Resorts in Maldives for Families – no longer are The Maldives just about honeymooning couples.  These days there are lots of islands that are incredibly child friendly.

Check out Siyam World with its inflatable aquapark or Kandima Maldives with one of the longest outdoor pools in the Maldives as well as football pitches, tennis, and volleyball courts.

Check out some of the best family friendly resorts in the Maldives.


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Siyam World

Dhigurah, Noonu Atoll, Maadhoo Noonu, 20066, Maldives

Recently opened premium all-inclusive island revolution Siyam World, Maldives has launched The Beach House Collection, an exclusive and sophisticated enclave of 24 show-stopping one- to six-bedroom Residences – each exceptional at every level and infused with an “I can have it all” ethos.
In addition to Siyam World’s ever-expanding WOW! 24hrs Premium All-Inclusive, guests at The Beach House Collection benefit from exclusive VIP privileges including their choice of a complimentary dive* or 50-minute spa treatment at Veyo Spa; a wellness gift hamper on arrival; anytime in-villa breakfasts throughout their stay – including one amazing floating breakfast served in their private pool; daily VIP amenities; and 24-hour private butler service from intuitive katheebs who anticipate and exceed expectations around the clock.
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Kandima Maldives

Dhaalu Atoll 20212, Maldives

Five star family Friendly Kandima Maldives is smart, playful, rooted, and responsible.  It’s a game-changing resort and an affordable lifestyle destination.

This 3-kilometer resort is a place with an authentic Maldivian soul. It is all about genuine hospitality with a human touch and innovative solutions that make use of the latest technology. Kandima Maldives is part of the hospitality group Pulse Hotels & Resorts, and caters for guests of all ages: families, couples, groups of friends and honeymooners. Whether you seek relaxation, both aquatic and island adventures, wellbeing, fitness or just family time, this 264-room beach resort has something for everybody.

With one of the longest outdoor pools in the Maldives, football pitch, tennis, and volleyball courts, Aquaholics water sports and dive center, Kula art studio and many more, there is plenty to keep everyone occupied.

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Cora Cora Maldives – Premium All-Inclusive Resort

Raa Maamigili Raa Atoll, 05161, Maldives

Facing the beachfront, Cora Cora Maldives – Premium All-Inclusive Resort offers 5-star accommodation in Raa Atoll and features free bikes, outdoor swimming pool and fitness centre. This 5-star resort offers a bar. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, a kids’ club and free WiFi throughout the property.

The resort will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms with a desk, a coffee machine, a minibar, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV, a terrace and a private bathroom with a bidet. Cora Cora Maldives – Premium All-Inclusive Resort offers certain rooms with sea views, and each room has a balcony. At the accommodation each room is equipped with bed linen and towels.

The daily breakfast offers buffet, à la carte or continental options. At Cora Cora Maldives – Premium All-Inclusive Resort you will find a restaurant serving Indian, Indonesian and Italian cuisine. Vegetarian, vegan and dairy-free options can also be requested.

The resort offers a children’s playground. You can play billiards and table tennis at this 5-star resort, and the area is popular for snorkelling.

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InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort

Maamunagau Island, Raa Atoll 05060, Maldives

InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort is an exclusive destination getaway offering a unique opportunity for those looking to unwind and reconnect in an enviable island setting where exclusive privileges go hand in hand with the personal touch of our signature service at InterContinental Hotels & Resorts’ first and only all-Club InterContinental resort.

Located in the Raa Atoll; 35 minutes by seaplane from the Velana International Airport, InterContinental Maldives is an award-winning island escape offering beach, lagoon, and overwater villas and residences with up to three bedrooms. Curated dining and wellness experiences, an extensive kids club as well as the Retreat, an adults-only enclave, along with a myriad of recreational adventures for families and couples alike are also available.

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Amilla Maldives

Baa Atoll Island, 20215 Finolhus, Maldives

A large, verdant natural island in the UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve of Baa Atoll, Amilla Maldives Resort and Residences is an enchanting space for families, friends and couples to roam and play. Most of its 67 Villas and Residences are gracefully elevated over crystal clear waters, nestled among the treetops or hug the pristine shores; to venture through the island’s white sand fringe into its shaded heart reveals a surprisingly wild, green place – the inspiration for its organic garden-to-table concept.

The resort’s Homemade@Amilla and Homegrown@Amilla initiatives are manifestations of a heartfelt commitment towards sustainability and resourcefulness. Indigenous ingredients – sea almonds, screwpines, countless coconuts, fragrant frangipani – are celebrated alongside the homemade, homegrown and homebrewed, bringing personality and vigour to nutritious, immunity-boosting menus. While not strictly a wellness resort, embracing dietary lifestyles is an intuitive part of Amilla’s Wellness Your Way, a fresh, holistic and highly customised approach to wellness that encompasses nutrition, mindfulness, movement and spa.

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Baglioni Resort Maldives

Maagau Island, Rinbudhoo, Maldives

On the pristine island of Maagau in Dhaalu atoll, just a 40-minute seaplane ride from the capital, Malé, the Baglioni Resort Maldives, the first luxury Italian resort in the Maldives, boasts 89 exceptional villas surrounded by turquoise waters and white sands amidst glorious tropical nature.

The resort’s idyllic location allows guests to enjoy a wealth of diving and snorkelling experiences, with its own 360-degree house reef surrounding the island, where guests of all ages can spot turtles, moray eels, butterfly fish and Napoleonfish. Families can also join a marine biologist on a 2-hour boat tour to meet the neighbouring dolphins, as well as stand-up paddle boarding, catamaran excursions, canoeing and kayaking.

Baglioni Resort Maldives offers an exciting kids club programme for children aged 3 to 15 years old packed full of games, sports and educational workshops. Activities include Mini Olympics, sandcastle building competitions, treasure hunts, water games and cinema under the stars. Baglioni Spa has also developed special treatments for the resorts’ younger guests to relax and unwind, using the finest natural ingredients and techniques.

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Kuda Villingili, Maldives

Viligilimathidhahuraa, Maldives

Recently relaunched, Kuda Villingili in North Malé Atoll has announced a new suite of villas and residences to complement its 5* resort offering located just a 30-minute speedboat ride from Velana International Airport in Malé. The beautiful offering of 75 one-to-four-bedroom villas is home to elegant beach retreats with private pools, through to captivating water villas. These are perfectly designed for couples, families and celebratory groups.

28 water villas have seen the addition of private pools overlooking the ocean. New beach residences with private pools launch, including a three-bedroom beach retreat – The Suite – with an oversized swimming pool directly facing the shimmering lagoon. The interiors of each residence capture the relaxed and elegant spirit of the Maldives with Asian eclectic style complemented by traditional Maldivian arts and fabrics.

From adventure seekers to spa enthusiasts, Kuda Villingili offers a Maldives experience for all. The resort is home to an impressive array of dining options with three restaurants. Fine dining in ‘The Restaurant’ is inspired by Fire, Earth and Ocean. Concepts focus on natural and organic ingredients to prepare the most exemplary of dishes from steak, to Asian cuisine and seafood specialities. Pool-side, The Hawker’s sharing style plates celebrate street-food tastes from across the Mediterranean, Asia and Far East, prepared in captivating open-kitchens. In addition, guests enjoy the symbiotic fusion of Peruvian and Japanese cuisine found on the creative menus of the beach-side Mar Umi Restaurant.

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Anantara Kihavah Maldives

Kihavah Huravalhi Island Baa Atoll, 20215, Maldives

Whether perched over the crystal-clear lagoon against the majestic backdrop of the Indian Ocean or nestled along the pristine beach, Anantara Kihavah’s collection of two-, three-, and four bedroom pool residences – the Kihavah Collection, is the epitome of luxury at its most spacious.

Staying true to the heritage of the destination, each residence features Kajan thatched palm roofs and Balau hardwood flooring on its expansive outdoor decks. Rattan details and Maldivian motifs further accent the tropical vibe of each room. Floor-to-ceiling doors of the living and dining room effortlessly slide open for sweeping oceanic or lush jungle foliage views. Each residence is also fitted with its own professional working kitchen, double-bed spa treatment room and gym featuring a range of fitness equipment. With a dedicated Villa Host to attend to every need, and a Wine Sommelier and Personal Chef service on request, a stay in one of these residences is a promise of a truly private escape.

Generously spaced at 1,330 sqm for the Two Bedroom Beach Pool Residence or 1,500 sqm for the quintessential Maldivian experience of the Two Bedroom Sunset Over Water Pool Residence, to a
commanding 2,000 sqm for the Four Bedroom Beach Pool Residence, the Kihavah Collection is the embodiment of island living at its most luxurious.

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North Maalhosmadulu Raa Atoll, 21012, Maldives

Guests to Dhigali can indulge in pure luxury in The Dhigali Suite; with 2 bedrooms, an expansive sundeck, beachfront infinity pool, personal bar and personal butler service.

The large master bedroom features an open-air ensuite bathroom with freestanding bathtub and outdoor rain shower. The king-sized bed allows guests to awaken to sea views, and leading out on to an wide wooden decking, with a large private inifinty pool affording panoramic views of the beach and Indian Ocean.

A spacious dining area, complete with private bar and lounge lead to the second, smaller bedroom, which features another outdoor ensuite bathroom, and lead out on to a private decking with captivating views of the seashore and is accessible through its own entrance.

This room is perfect for families with children, multigenerational family trips as well as friends travelling together. A premium all-inclusive resort.

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Niyama Private Islands

Niyama Private Islands Maldives offers more than a luxury retreat in the Maldives.  Perfect for active families, or those with teens.

Going beyond conventional concepts of lavish accommodation, sumptuous cuisines, and personalised service, Niyama Private Islands Maldives presents every visitor with myriad opportunities to create their own exceptional island experience. With twin islands Play and Chill, Niyama Private Islands Maldives offers guests the true luxury of choice. The Chill island is true to its name, offering new depths of relaxation at the Drift Spa, entertainment under the stars at the outdoor cinema, fine dining experience offshore at Edge and so much more. While the Play Island provides delightful diversions for those looking for more active pursuits.

Whether it be feasting in the treetops, kayaking around the islands or discovering why Niyama Private Islands Maldives is one of the luxurious surfing destinations, you will be spoiled for choice at Niyama Private Islands Maldives.

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The Signature Collection by Hideaway

Dhonakulhi Island Maldives, 01100 Dhidhdhoo, Maldives

Occupying one of the largest islands in the Maldives, The Signature Collection allows you to dream and discover with the added privilege of privacy, personal space and long stretches of pristine beach. At The Signature Collection, every detail is artfully curated to ensure you have a seamless vacation experience in a place of unsurpassable beauty. For us, no request is too big or too small.

The Signature Collection by Hideaway has an outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, a garden and restaurant in Dhidhdhoo. Boasting a kids’ club, this property also provides guests with a water park. The resort features a hot tub and room service.

The resort will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms offering a wardrobe, a coffee machine, a minibar, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a shower. The Signature Collection by Hideaway features some rooms that have a terrace, and rooms have a kettle.

The accommodation offers a buffet or à la carte breakfast.

The Signature Collection by Hideaway offers a children’s playground. You can play billiards and tennis at the resort, and the area is popular for cycling.

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Avani+ Fares Maldives Resort

Fares, Baa Atoll 20077, Maldives

Avani+ Fares Maldives Resort has opened its doors to offer a new atmosphere of laid-back bliss to guests on the western edge of the Baa Atoll. Set on the natural tropical island of Fares and surrounded by the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve’s deep blue hues, the resort offers an abundance of aquatic adventures as well as pristine sandy beaches for pure relaxation. With 176 stylish villas, pavilions and studios, Avani+ Fares welcomes couples and honeymooners, as well as families and groups, with a focus on multi-room accommodation.

The brand-new resort, located just 35 minutes away from Velana International Airport, offers a wide range of accommodation options that embody Avani’s modern approach. Avani+ Fares goes beyond the conventional Maldivian getaway with its selection of 40spacious and flexible two-, three-, and four-bedroom villas, ideal for group getaways and multi-generational family stays. The resort’s 10 Overwater Pool Villas, overlooking the two lagoons of Dolphin Bay, provide a picturesque sanctuary for couples in search of a dreamy getaway. The resort offers privacy and connectivity, with stylish rooms leading to private pools and sun decks. Guests can enjoy an effortlessly chic indoor-outdoor lifestyle just steps away from the beach.

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Amari Raaya Maldives

Kudakurathu Island, Maldives

Set on one of the lushest natural islands in the Raa Atoll, Amari Raaya Maldives is set to open in Early Summer 2023, celebrating the art and beauty of the archipelago’s natural riches.

Located 45 minutes by seaplane from Velana International Airport, Amari Raaya Maldives is an accessible option for travellers visiting the Maldives and it is the second Maldives hotel opened by ONYX Hospitality Group.

The resort introduces 187 villas on the island and over-water, ranging from 61 sq. m to 1228 sq. m. Other feature highlights include seven dining options, a Maai Spa and comprehensive facilities for young children and teenagers. Families and groups can opt for a Family Beach or Family Beach Pool Villa, a unique accommodation style, offering two- interconnected villas and a shared private outdoor living space for quality time together.

Not just for couples, Amari Raaya Maldives offers comprehensive facilities for young children and teenagers, from sports to play areas. The kids’ club offers fun for all ages – younger children can enjoy arts and crafts whilst older children can venture out armed with a map and compass in search of puzzles, art and treasure. Families and groups can opt for a Family Beach or Family Beach Pool Villa, a unique accommodation style, offering two-interconnected villas and a shared private outdoor living space for quality time together.

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Ifuru Island Maldives

Ifuru Island Maldives is an independently owned private sanctuary on the stunning Raa Atoll.  Ifuru Island fosters a playful and social atmosphere, offering the first permanent skydiving dropzone in the destination, sunset views from every room, and its own private airport.

Conceived to make every moment unforgettable, challenge the ordinary, and awaken the spirit of adventure, the resort features a wealth of amenities and experiences, including an array of bars and restaurants; Xanadu Spa; skydiving over the Indian Ocean and diving with sharks below the waves. What’s more, with its new ‘Exclusively Yours’ approach to premium 24-hour all-inclusive offerings, guests can truly relax knowing everything has been taken care of.

Younger guests can let their imaginations soar and immerse themselves in the wonders of the Maldives at the Coconut Kids Club and Little Explorers Club.

For friends, families and groups seeking a retreat that forges bonds as much as cherished memories, Ifuru Island Maldives is the perfect destination.

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Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi

Ithaafushi Island South Malé Atoll Male, 20009, Maldives

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi is an unforgettable island escape with a wealth of experiences to discover. The resort features 119 reef, beach and overwater villas spanning across three interconnected islands, including an independent private island with dedicated staff and luxury amenities.

Guests can experience culinary excellence through 11 distinctive dining venues, a world-class lifestyle spa sanctuary and fitness center, children’s club, watersports and diving center, and diversified activities for all generations.

Nestled among white sands and crystal blue waters, the Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi resort is a 45-minute yacht journey from Velana International Airport. From 11 celebrated dining venues, including Michelin starred chef Dave Pynt, Zuma Maldives and Terra, the only private hand-crafted bamboo dining pods in the Maldives, a world-class spa sanctuary, the first aqua wellness center of its kind in the Maldives, and an exclusive private island, the resort offers a plethora of activities for all generations.

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi features 119 beach, reef, and overwater villas with private pools, including the private island, complemented by world-class facilities for a unique and memorable stay. Ithaafushi – The Private Island is the largest Maldivian private island spanning 32,000 square meters in the heart of the Indian Ocean and accommodates up to 24 guests across two elegantly designed villas and one four-bedroom residence, perfect for bonding with loved ones or celebrating life’s significant milestones with close friends.

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