Maldives Family Resorts
With a reputation as being a destination for romantic holidays and honeymoons, families have tended to steer clear of the Maldives. Now, however, it is becoming more and more popular for families, even those with babies and toddlers, wanting island-living at its best, year round sunshine, warm water, watersports, top dive sites and a safe environment.
With more and more resorts catering for families, Janine Clements has handpicked some of the best family-friendly islands offering barefoot luxury, time out for adults and plenty of fun for children.
Things to bear in mind when booking your holiday, especially with babies and toddlers are: booking direct flights, keeping transfer times to a minimum, finding a resort near the mainland in the unlikely event you need a hospital, checking if there is on-island doctor, kids club and swimming pool. Water villas are not the best choice if you have a baby or younger children.