- Maldivian Airlines to begin flights to China
- MDP calls to immediately cease politically motivated judicial actions against MDP
- Special task force created to combat gang activity
- Maldives doesn’t want to change Commonwealth Summit venue
- Suspects and victims of recent gang violence have criminal records- Police
- Adopting new perspective is the way forward for the education system: President
- DRP changed policies to close the door on Gayoom and Nasheed- Thasmeen
- New resort brand to open in the Maldives
- FRS rescues a child trapped inside a toilet and two children trapped inside a room
- Return of the Toddy Tapper at Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu
- ILO Country Director pays courtesy call on President Waheed
- Eight arrests made in Kumundhoo alleged of assaulting expatriate teacher
- Maldives opposes changing Commonwealth meeting venue from Sri Lanka
Maldives a paradise for parents and kids
The Maldives is one of those destinations that everyone dreams of visiting, but people assume that it’s just for single people without kids. Not true. There are family resorts all over.
One of the best resorts you can take the kids is the Anantara Dhigu Resort & Spa. It’s a resort that understands the needs of kids, without sacrificing the luxury parents are after.
The Dhoni Kids Club offers daily supervised programs for kids, which include opportunities to discover the island’s friendly wildlife inhabitants, fun arts and crafts activities, indoor and outdoor sports and games, even introducing them to new games inspired by local culture.
Activities include paper weaving, henna tattoo, hair braiding, coloured sand art and coconut painting classes. Other cultural and educational excursions include a visit to a coral nursery and reef regeneration project with the resident Marine Biologist, island exploration and chef’s garden discovery.
Kids S’mores on the beach, a traditional night time campfire, is a popular family affair where kids take charge of deciding what’s on the menu when they roast marshmallows, add a thick layer of chocolate and sandwich it all between two pieces of ginger cookies, crackers or wheat biscuits.
Family accommodation options include Sunset Family Villas and Two Bedroom Anantara Pool Villas nestled along a pristine stretch of beach.
The Sunset Family Villas are ideal for families with young children, sleeping two adults and up to three young children in style. It consists of two bedrooms – one with a king size bed, the other with two single beds and room for a third single bed or baby cot – two bathrooms and a sundeck that extends out to a white powdery beach. The parents’ bathroom features an open bathhouse garden with a rain shower. The kids’ bathroom includes both a semi indoor and outdoor shower.
If you’re travelling with teenagers, try the Two Bedroom Anantara Pool Villa on the island’s sunset side. It features two identical villas, each with a king size bed and semi open bathhouse garden. The villas are outer-connected via a sundeck which also features a plunge pool steps away from the turquoise ocean.
Anantara Dhigu’s family offering includes three complimentary meals a day for kids of six years and under when dining with parents. Children aged seven to eleven enjoy a 50 percent discount on all restaurant menus, or alternatively dine from the kids menu at a set price. (au.totaltravel.yahoo.com)