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Snorkelling, Maldives

Maldives Family Holiday



9 Days

Prices Start from

£3,450pp (ex. flights)

No sightseeing to organise, no car hire, just long days of swimming with your children in the warm Indian Ocean, feeding Manta Rays off the jetty and treating yourselves to some me time in the spa and restaurants. The Maldives is an easy option.

Key Highlights of this Itinerary

Snorkelling, Maldives 1

Finding Nemo

The warm, clean and safe water makes it perfect for children to swim and snorkel in the shallows.

The Den, Soneva Fushi, Maldives 2

Children's Club

Take advantage of a children’s club or activities for older children.

Buggy in Maldives, Maldives 3


The Islands have no cars, apart from the odd golf buggy, so safe and secure for children to roam.

Sandbank, Soneva Fushi, Maldives 4


Book a babysitter for an hour or two and head to the spa or the beach with a good book.

Why we like it

The Maldives has shrugged off its image of catering only for loved up honeymooners. Today you can find pockets of paradise delightfully invaded by children. The one-hotel, one-island model gives children an unrivalled sense of freedom, a rare and wonderful thing in today’s security-conscious world of worries. We can help you make the right choice, depending on your family and personal interests. Create a holiday that encourages curiosity, learning about sea conservation with a marine biologist. Mix this up with the kids club, a swim in the sea and meeting your new besties at the pool you have a winning combination.

Explore our suggested itinerary

Australia on your wishlist? Talk to our experts about tailoring this trip for you.

  • Day 1

    Male- Soneva Fushi

  • Day 2 -8

    Soneva Fushi

  • Day 9

    Soneva Fushi - Male

Day 1

Male- Soneva Fushi

Day 2 -8

Soneva Fushi

Day 9

Soneva Fushi - Male

Our travel experts can tailor this itinerary to suit you.

More details

Soneva Fushi, Maldives
The Den, Soneva Fushi, Maldives
The Den, Soneva Fushi, Maldives
Soneva Jani, Maldives
Soneva Jani, Maldives, Maldives
Blu Bar, Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru, Maldives
Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru, Maldives, Maldives

Fun at Soneva Fushi

For this family holiday, we’ve suggested Soneva Fushi but other options to consider are the Four Seasons Resorts, Constance Halaveli and the One and Only Reethi Rah.

Soneva Fushi go all out for families. The Den is strictly children only, complete with Lego, fancy dress, cinema, and mocktail bar. Outside a slide leads to a pool and a zip wire, Tarzan style, into the jungle!

Constance Halaveli, Maldives
Constance Halaveli, Maldives
Soneva Jani, Maldives
Soneva Jani, Maldives, Maldives

Child's Play

There is so much beyond the beach. Aside from excellent standards of service and food, there are the most imaginative and inspiring children’s programmes going, including dolphin trips with marine biologists, coral adoption schemes, resident artists offering painting classes and all manner of child-friendly water sports. Children can tear around the island on bicycles – all shapes and sizes with or without stabilisers.

Under the water, join a marine biologist on a guided snorkelling trip to find Nemo and his friends. On the water take a private boat to a small uninhabited island for a Robinson Crusoe style BBQ.

Powder Blue Tang, Maldives
Snorkelling, Maldives
Manta Ray, Maldives
Manta Ray

Diving Experiences for Families

The PADI Bubblemaker course is a fun first diving experience and the best way to introduce your older children to scuba diving. (From eight years and above.) Soneva Fushi is home to a fabulous house reef and if you have water babies amongst you it will be the star attraction. The sea is calm and the Soleni Dive Centre is superb. A gentle two or three metres down the children will be spotting reef fish. Don’t forget the GoPro to capture your child’s first underwater adventure!

If your child is hooked, the PADI Seal Team is also available from age eight upwards, goes towards completing their Open Water course.


Below you can see some of the wonderful places we have recommended for this journey.

Constance Halaveli £££££

  • Maldives
  • Beach and Island Escapes

Escape to Constance Halaveli, a “Leading Hotel of the World” and discover the ultimate in five-star luxury that is suitable for both couples and families looking for a private beach or water villas – each with their own pool; world-class cuisine, exceptional diving and snorkelling, an extensive list of activities, including tennis, spa and a complimentary kids club; plus the option to upgrade to a premium all-inclusive.

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Soneva Fushi £££££

  • Maldives
  • Beach and Island Escapes

In 1995 Eva and Sonu Shivdasani opened a resort in the Maldives that was the embodiment of their shared vision for a destination that blended the highest standards of luxury with environmental sustainability.  

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Constance Moofushi £££££

  • Maldives
  • Beach and Island Escapes

Situated in the South Ari Atoll of the Maldives, Constance Moofushi Resort combines luxury and style with laidback, barefoot relaxation. The accommodation comprises of 24 beach villas, 56 water villas and 30 senior water villas. Constance Moofushi Resort offers a luxury all-inclusive experience. The hotel has two restaurants and three bars, an overwater spa with íla products and tailor-made Spa de Constance treatments. There are plenty of activities available including a gym, deep-sea fishing, various water sports and Scuba diving. Moofushi is near some of the best dive sites in the world and has several house reefs accessible from the beaches.

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Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa £££££

  • Maldives
  • Beach and Island Escapes

Kuda Huraa Four Seasons has traditional villas scattered around the island, some with over the water, others with private plunge pools, and all with sea views. There is a large spa and the resort has its own dive centre which operates in 50 local dive sites. With great food, a high standard of service as expected from Four Seasons and a relaxed atmosphere, this Four Seasons has understandably maintained its respected reputation.

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Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru £££££

  • Maldives
  • Beach and Island Escapes

A scenic seaplane journey brings you to this beach-fringed coral island, which embraces both an idyllic, away-from-it-all retreat and sophisticated on land and water living. With an amazing spa offering genuine ayurvedic treatments, the essential white sand beach and diving in the jewel-like Indian Ocean.

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Soneva Jani £££££

  • Maldives
  • Beach and Island Escapes

Recently winning the Tatler Travel Awards Gold Standard, Soneva Jani is a newbie on the Maldives scene. Soneva is an eco brand that we have always been fans of, and again everything is sustainably sourced and operated as expected.

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A note on price

Prices will vary depending on the time of year you are travelling. Prices do not include international flights. Please ask one of our Travel Experts for an accurate quote. Flights purchased through Steppes Travel departing from the UK are ATOL protected.

This Itinerary
From £3,450 Per person

When to travel

The Maldives is a year-round destination, and the best season to visit the Maldives is between November and April. With both low rainfall and humidity, the perfect time to visit is February, perfect for half term sun.

Diving conditions are generally good all year round but can become choppier in May and June. However, June in the Maldives is a great time for those who want to discover more marine life in this Indian Ocean paradise. As it is the beginning of the monsoon season, the huge increase in plankton draws in hundreds of whale sharks and manta rays to the region.


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Why Choose Steppes?

Our knowledge and expertise set us apart. So too our curiosity. It is this that drives us to create a journey that is really bespoke to you, all the while ensuring we travel and operate sustainably.

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