With gin-clear turquoise lagoons and the softest of sugar-white beaches, the Maldives has long been seen as the perfect canvas for a romantic island getaway. But those say it’s a dreamy domain solely for honeymooners are behind the curve as it’s becoming a great place for families, too. Constance Halaveli is one of our favourite family-friendly resorts, where there’s so much to keep children entertained and enjoying themselves. Here’s three reasons why it’s perfect for families.
1. Constance Halaveli has an amazing kids’ club. It oozes vibrancy and colour and just looks like a place you want to play in (even the adults might be tempted). Open from 9am-9pm, it has some of the longest opening hours of any of the kids’ clubs anywhere in the Maldives. While its indoor area is fantastic, getting outdoors is actively encouraged, with fun activities like crab hunts, nature walks, stargazing and yoga all available to get involved in. It also has a unique Bracelet Barter scheme, where each child is given five bracelets when they can arrive, which they can either keep or exchange for sweet treats like lollipops, ice cream or milkshakes. By helping staff around the island with small jobs like picking herbs from the chef’s garden, they can earn more bracelets, too!
When they leave, children can ‘sign’ the wall of the kids’ club with a painted handprint and are also given a manta ray cuddly toy.
2. It has brilliant family rooms. Constance Halaveli’s family beach villas each have their own kids’ room, complete with bunkbeds and child-sized slippers! The double-storey beach villas are ideal those families with older children, as the master bedroom is downstairs and a large twin room is upstairs. The private pools in the villas are also well shaded, so you can let your youngsters splash around to their heart’s content, safe in the knowledge they’re not in direct sunlight.
3. Children have their own dedicated spa treatments. Constance’s range of spas across its resorts are well-known for being among the very best and the U Spa at Halaveli is no different. Children under the age of 16 can accompany their parent to the spa and pick from a range of kids’ treatments, including massages, facials, manicures and pedicures. Perfect for the day after a few activity-packed days!