The Maldives is a vacation destination for the entire family. Bring the children, knowing they will be well catered for and that their holiday will be as memorable as yours. There are some resorts that have put in place special, varied and entertaining clubs and centres aimed at the next generation. Here are five of them.
One and Only Reethi Rah
Described as a ‘vibrant playground in a faraway sea’, the One and Only Reethi Rah is sure to keep the entire family entertained. They have a variety of activities for different ages, divided into three groups:
- Kids Only for ages 4-9
- One Tribe for ages 9-11
- Teens for ages 12 and up.
Daily entertainment is put on including age appropriate facilities, games, arts and crafts and food, all under the watchful eye of trained counsellors. The divided age groups allow for children to play with peers the same age and friendships are forged which continue after the holiday has ended. Parents have the chance to enjoy all the activities for adults, with peace of mind that their children are in good hands. Facilities for each group are available from 9am until 7pm.
Soneva Fushi arranges unique and extraordinary events for children and their parents. To start with they have The Den, which is a children’s wonderland for activity and imagination. Spoiled for choice, younger family members will not know where to begin, getting to experiment in the Lego room, climb on the pirate ship, play in one of two swimming pools, try on fancy dress in the dress-up area, watch movies at the cinema, read in the library, or learn some instruments in the music room. There is a whole lot more – you just need to read the children’s camp programme to see the variety. And that’s not all. Bonding as a family is easy to do here. Father and son picnics and mother and daughter spa treatments are just two of a number of family friendly events that will suit the whole family.
The Kuda Koli Kid’s Club will not be forgotten when you visit Jumeirah Vittaveli. Ideal for all ages, the events at the Kid’s Club and Teen Lounge will meet the needs of every personality. T-shirt painting, cooking classes, face painting and a treasure trail are just some of the adventures that will beckon excited
youngsters. The children have their own pool and recreational area, are well supervised and activities are daily, with opening hours between 9am and 9pm. Parents can enjoy a worry-free vacation knowing their children are occupied, entertained and in safe hands.
At Anantara Dhigu, the Dhoni Club is sure to keep children entertained. Open from 9am to 6pm daily and available for children aged 3-12, the Dhoni Club comes with a number of special characters who will enthral and amuse their guests. These include Little Hermie, Mishell, Cookie Crab and Captain Red Claw. Together they form a formidable fun crew who, among other things, will take the children on exciting adventures around the island. There’s a different theme each day so no two days are alike and there’s no time for boredom. From activities both indoors and out, Little Hermie and the team of qualified child supervisors ensure a happy and fun time all holiday long.
Lily Beach Resort
With a motto that says “happy children, happy parents” the Turtle Club at Lily Beach Resort goes out of their way to ensure the motto stays true from the moment of arrival to the day of departure. The aim is to keep them busy and when it’s not too hot that includes being and about exploring the island, the sea life and ensuring lots of fresh air and exercise. Events include hermit crab races, water sport activities and treasure hunts. They can have fun in the tree-house and play basketball as well. When it’s too hot outside; the team retreat to their colourful air-conditioned play centre where a multitude of activities, movies and arts and crafts are available to keep the little ones occupied and entertained.
When you plan your next trip to the Maldives, you are sure to be making special memories for both young and old.