The Maldives is one of the best places in the world for families to holiday

Uncrowded beaches as far as the eye can see, warm, shallow lagoons for unlimited splashing and a wide array of adventures to be had – all conveniently accessible from whichever island resort you choose. Divers in the family will be in heaven, total novices can learn and there are plenty of activities for those who are either too young or prefer to keep their feet firmly on the sand!

Whether you’re a family of thrill seekers who love to be busy or are happy stepping off the day-to-day treadmill of rushing around, you will all find your happy place in the Maldives. Snorkel adventures with turtles and manta rays await and diving around reefs whilst being mesmerized by Nemo and the gang is an option for kids as young as 10 who want to learn to dive.

Those who are aged 8 and 9 can have fun trying scuba equipment in the shallow lagoons and still be surrounded by fish. Thrilling shark dives are in store for divers seeking an adrenaline rush while dolphin cruises offer spectacular sights while staying dry!

Countless watersports activities make the lagoons your playground and allow for endless fun.

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The easy-going resorts where barefoot freedom rules the day will make parents breathe a sigh of relief.

Even before arrival, things are stress free – starting with the packing. There’s no need to plan for all eventualities – the sun is going to shine, the temperature will be tropical and the ocean like a bath so swimmers, light cool dresses and shorts will be all that’s required. The housekeeping teams can clean up even the messiest of children’s clothes allowing you to travel light.

Warning: once you’ve taken your kids on holiday to the Maldives it’s likely they will never want to go anywhere else!