Family-Friendly Haven In The Maldives

Perfect paradise holidays for the whole family at Olhuveli and Vilu Reef 

Plunge into paradise with the kids this May half-term and take advantage of family time in the peaceful surroundings of the Maldives, with savings of up to £314 per family. Traditionally popular among honeymooners, this Indian Ocean destination is appealing more and more to family holidaymakers. And who’s to blame them when the white beaches and turquoise lagoons of Vilu Reef Beach & Spa Resort and Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort provide children with the ultimate giant sand pit to play in surrounded by a fascinating underwater world waiting to be explored?

The perfect blend of relaxation and fun, holidays to these four-star resorts will leave the whole family feeling revitalised and full of happy memories in the Maldivian sun. With a separate kiddie pool, play area and an activity programme, there will never be a dull moment for kids staying at Olhuveli. A team of dedicated child minders are on hand throughout the day to entertain with craft making, storytelling and sandcastle building and experienced babysitters are available for when a romantic dinner is calling. There’s plenty on offer for young children too including the recently launched PADI Skin Diver course, available to those as young as eight. While snorkelling is limited to peering down from the surface, this short course enables avid water babies to venture deeper, making frequent surface dives to interact up close and personal with aquatic life.

For parents of babies and toddlers in need of a break from the daily routine back home, Olhuveli is an ideal island destination. This resort has taken care of everything to ensure mums and dads have enjoyable times with the children along with precious time alone if required, with peace of mind knowing that their little ones are being well cared for. The Sun Spa is a welcome retreat with a wide range of refreshing and rejuvenating treatments to choose from and for something fun, Watersports World at Olhuveli offers jet-ski hire and speedboat charter for a little break away at sea.

Parents in need of inspiration for holidays with teens should look no further than Olhuveli’s sister resort Vilu Reef, which is sprawled across the entire expanse of Meedhuffushi Island in the South Nilandhe Atoll. There’s endless entertainment to enjoy from banana riding through the crystal clear waters, diving lessons and windsurfing to a family canoe trip around the island spotting colourful sea life and a morning out on a dolphin cruise where they’ll come face-to-face with these playful creatures.

What’s more, this family-friendly resort also works with charity organisation Pack For A Purpose ( alongside a local school, encouraging guests to pack a few supplies such as stationery, books or CDs to donate to the kids. The resort can arrange for families to meet the school children and teachers and deliver their donated items in person on a local island tour. Exploring fishing villages, a mosque and the school and offering a flavour of Maldivian life outside the resort, this community project provides a great family day out.

Tropic Breeze ( / 01752 880880) offers seven nights at Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort from £5,736 per family (saving £314) and Vilu Reef Beach & Spa Resort from £6,136 per family (saving £290) based on two adults and two children sharing. Valid for May half-term departing on the evening of 24 May, the price includes return flights from London with British Airways, accommodation on a half-board basis and transfers.

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About Us

Sun Hotels & Resorts’ owns and manages two luxury hotels in the Maldives. These include Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort and Vilu Reef Beach & Spa Resort. These hotels were incorporated into the Sun Hotels & Resorts brand in 2007 and each offers a Sun International Diving School - with PADI Gold Palm status and extensive courses for beginners through to the more experienced – and a Sun Spa. Taking a holistic approach to health and wellness derived using the five elements of Chinese medicine and traditional treatments; each Sun Spa provides an unrivalled variety of treatments based on aromatherapy, Ayurveda, Swedish, Balinese, Thai and Shiatsu practices. Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort - www.olhuvelimaldives.comLocated on the tip of South Malé Atoll and only 45 minutes by speedboat from the airport, this beautiful island retreat is suitable for the whole family and offers stunning beaches, abundant sandbanks and superb recreational activities. Facilities at the 166-room resort include a selection of restaurants and bars, two large pools with infinity edge, a separate children’s pool, floodlit tennis, volleyball and an excellent watersports centre with kite-surfing, wake boarding, big game fishing and dolphin safaris to name a few. A large, shallow blue lagoon surrounds the whole island, which also makes it great for snorkelling.




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