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7 Tips If You're Planning To Travel To The Maldives With Family

    

Earlier, the Maldives was known as a tropical haven exclusively for honeymooners and lovebirds, but things have changed now. The beautiful country is getting popular amongst everybody and even families are seen flocking from all around the globe to enjoy a beach break in this ocean paradise. With exploding tourism, private island resorts have started catering to the needs of families. The tropical sunshine, white sand beaches, and shallow lagoons around the islands make this amazing archipelago a perfect fit for families. And, one island, one hotel concept provides a safer environment for your older children to roam around freely.

Here are 8 tips for you that will help you plan your next family vacation to the Maldives.

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1. Pick a Family-friendly resort

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We all know that the Maldives is a paradise for honeymooners and couple and hence, many resorts are adults-only and do not offer basic facilities for kids. While choosing a resort make sure that you find a family-friendly resort that has facilities like an on-call babysitter, kids’ club, kids’ pool and you can also confirm if they provide cradle in rooms or not. Many resorts such as Paradise Island Resort have all these facilities and they also organize various activities for kids.

2. Select the accommodation wisely

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Aqua villas and water bungalows might seem great for couples, but they are inarguably the worst accommodations if you’re travelling with a toddler, thanks to the beautiful location. You can consider them if your children are a little older or teenager. What’s best is to go for a beach-front villa with private pool, that gives adequate space for your baby to run around and play on the sand as you relax in the waters. Also, reaching to your island resort in a seaplane or a speed boat is an adventure in itself. While urban city tours are great, but for a fun vacation with your kids, the serenity and calmness of the resort are perfect.

3. For the Maldives, it’s always better to carry more than you need

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Opposed to the traveling ethics, it’s okay to carry extra stuff to the Maldives. In the Maldives, you won’t come across many supermarkets as the supplies to this island paradise is limited. Supplies in the Maldives are often shipped from other islands and sometimes imported for the nearby countries and hence, items are very expensive and one may have to wait a couple of days to get what they need. That’s why it is recommended to carry more than you think you’ll need.

You may take the essentials but don’t bring your own alcohol to the Maldives, it will be confiscated at the airport as alcohol is banned (kind of banned) in the Maldives. To know more such interesting facts about the Maldives, click here.

4. Always choose a full board package

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If you’re in the Maldives with your whole family and especially staying in a private island resort, it’s always recommended to go with a full board package. There are in-house restaurants and bars, but spending on food and drinks individually can be quite expensive. Full boards packages are hassle-free and budget-friendly. Check out our Maldives tour packages which you can customize for a full board meal package and various other activities.

5. Make sure the young ones are used to wearing sunglasses

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The Maldives is situated near the equator and hence gets a lot of sunlight throughout the year. Make sure you carry a pair of sunglasses for your kids as the sunlight and the white sand might get them uncomfortable. Sunglasses will help dull the brightness a little. Pay attention to the fact that your child is comfortable with wearing sunglasses and can wear them for a long period of time.

6. Confirm the food options in advance and always carry extra snacks

Kids are generally fussy eaters and you need to make sure that you have all the suitable food options near you. The Maldives is an island country and hence sometimes you might not be able to find the food you are looking for your child. Make it a point to contact the resort in advance and ask them about the food options for children. If your child likes to eat a particular snack then make sure you carry a fair amount as there are chances that you won't be able to find it in the Maldives.

7. Connect with your kids and always be up for adventures

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You might not be able to get as much relaxation as you expected, but this could be a chance to get connected with your children and have fun. If your children love adventures that you should indulge with them in various activities that the Maldives has to offer such as going on a dolphin cruise, snorkelling, and shark feeding. Some resorts have a kid's club that offers fun-filled activities to keep your children occupied. Tropical safari, jungle discovery and underwater adventure for some of them!

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