January 2017


Re-imagine the Maldives family friendly


Three words that don’t go together: Maldives family friendly…or do they?

The Maldives are notoriously associated with romance. From weddings, to honeymoons, to anniversary celebrations, love is definitely in the air! So what happens if you don’t have a romantic reason to travel to this stunning chain of islands? Well…you go anyway, because this idyllic destination is family friendly!

Love comes in all forms

You wouldn’t be laughed at if you labelled the Maldives a “destination of love”, but don’t forget that love comes in all forms! While its iconic over-water bungalows and secluded island resorts do conjure up romantic images, they also make for ideal group escapes. Bond with family in close quarters and reacquaint yourself with old friends. By escaping to the Maldives, you’ll be able to enjoy each other’s company on your own island paradise, free from distractions!

Note: if you only love your family in small doses, don’t fear, the Maldives can accommodate that too! Each resort island has plenty of space and opportunities for “you time”.  Escape to the day spa, run away in the fitness centre, or pick a private villa to dwell in and meet your family only at meal times!

Activities for all

No matter where you stay in the Maldives, you’ll be surrounded by vibrant coral reefs and calm turquoise lagoons. Walk just off shore to snorkel amongst exquisite marine life. The Maldives is the perfect place to introduce your kids to new sea creatures and the wonders of the deep, plus, if you stay at somewhere like Furaveri Island Resort & Spa, teams of instructors can guide you safely through the waters until you have the confidence to go it alone!

Other activities are in abundance too. Dive, fish, or take the family kayaking around the resort. Ride a banana boat, or test your core strength with stand-up paddle boarding. Water sports are one of the most popular Maldives experiences, and there’s a water-based activity to suit every age and skill level!

Family friendly; family safe

Treat the whole family to a holiday they won’t forget. The Maldives is the perfect place to introduce your family to overseas travel as the culture shock is extremely minimal. With multilingual staff, a range of restaurants that cater for every palate, and the whole island (in most cases) owned by the resort, you’ll feel right at home, only your home will feature some of the most amazing tropical scenery that you’ll ever see!

Of course the Maldives is home to a few adults-only resorts, but generally, you’ll find somewhere that accommodates your whole family. Think 5-star resort trimmings in ultimate paradise. With spas, pools, and exclusive kid’s clubs and facilities, the Maldives is a fun, friendly, and safe place to take your family.

Definitely add this stunning destination to your bucket list. Whether you’re with family, or in a couple, you’ll fall in love with the Maldives!

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Three items to pack for your over-water villa in the Maldives!


Whether you are heading to the Maldives for a romantic getaway, celebrating a special occasion, or treating yourself with an opulent holiday, these are the three things you mustn’t forget to pack for your overwater bungalow!


Located in the Indian Ocean, on the Equator, the Maldives enjoys sunshine year round with average temperatures between 27-29 °C. The luxury over-water accommodation in typical Maldivian resorts comes with a private secluded deck, direct access to the water, and sometimes even a private pool. So if you’re planning on topping up your tan on your Maldives holiday, don’t forget your sun cream!!

A good read

What better to do on your private peaceful sundeck, overlooking the ocean, than relax with a good book? Whether you have been trying to finish the same book since your last holiday but just haven’t found the time, or you travel armed with a Kindle loaded with the new editions to your reading list, there is no better place to lose yourself.

Waterproof camera

Imagine waking up each morning, wandering out to your deck and seeing the fish swimming around just below the surface! Whether you are planning to go on a scuba diving trip, ot just swimming off your deck, make sure to capture some fun holiday snorkelling selfies and pictures of the incredible marine life with an underwater camera! It will come in handy for those stunning sunrises and sunsets too!

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