More Than A Fun Family Holiday In The Maldives
With Sun Hotels & Resorts
Offering the perfect blend of relaxation and fun, the Maldives has a lot to offer families seeking a holiday in the sun this summer. Not just soft white-sandy beaches and calm turquoise lagoons perfect for swimming and snorkelling, but also the opportunity to develop new skills with a host of water activities to learn about. What’s more, enjoy luxury for less with one free night when staying seven nights with Sun Hotels & Resorts at one of their two idyllic resorts from 1 May - 31 July and in September, saving up to £290. Choose from:
Vilu Reef Beach & Spa Resort (South Nilandhe Atoll) - An exciting 35-minute seaplane transfer from Malé, this authentic Maldivian resort’s greatest assets are something that no other resort can boast because it's natural: one side of the island is a beautiful protected lagoon, while the other side is a reef ideal for learning to snorkel or dive. In addition, Vilu Reef works with charity organisation Pack For A Purpose ( www.packforapurpose.org ), encouraging guests to pack a few supplies such as stationery, books or CDs to donate to a local school. The resort can arrange for families to meet the children and teachers and to 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.
Kenwood Travel ( www.kenwoodtravel.co.uk / 020 7749 9220) are offering seven nights for the price of six on a half-term family getaway to Vilu Reef Beach & Spa Resort in the Maldives from £1,779 per adult and £1,129 per child (saving over £290) . Valid for evening departure on 24 May, the price includes accommodation in a garden villa on a half-board basis, resort seaplane transfers, flights from London with British Airways, taxes and surcharges.
Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort (South Malé Atoll) – Just 45 minutes by speedboat from the airport, this beautiful island retreat boasts endless water entertainment from banana riding and fun tubes to a canoe safari and sunset dolphin cruise. With the first registered kite-surfing school in the Maldives, it also promises excellent instruction for those wishing to learn more about this thrilling sport, as well as catamaran sailing and windsurfing lessons. Kids aged eight or older can also take a short PADI Skin Diver course, which enables them to venture deeper than snorkelling, taking surface dives in order to interact up close and personal with aquatic life.
Thomson ( www.thomson.co.uk / 0871 230 2555) is offering a seven-night summer family stay at Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort in the Maldives from £1,965 per adult (saving £160) and from £1,700 per child . Valid for departure on 28 July, the price includes accommodation on an all-inclusive basis, resort speedboat transfers, flights from Gatwick with Thomson Airways, taxes and surcharges.
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