Which atoll to choose for a family trip to Maldives?
White sandy beaches stretching to infinity, 26 atolls composed of 1,190 islands streaked in the Indian Ocean like pearl necklaces, unrivalled luxury and an amazing underwater world; Maldives is a haven far from the hustle and bustle of city life. This archipelago, the lowest in terms of elevation, is a treasure crafted from the finest materials: white-gold sand, diamond clear waters and sparkling sunsets framed by a curtain of palm trees.
To give a stunning start to your holidays, have a bird’s eye view of the azure lagoon as you head to the archipelago. Spinner dolphins, sea turtles, whale sharks and white terns – a seabird found only in Maldives – can be seen in the southernmost atoll of Addu.
The immaculate blue sky and the infinite expanse of turquoise ocean will get you totally dazzled! It seems that the weather and the tides have polished every sand grain, giving them this shiny aspect from the sunlight. But don’t you worry! The beautiful landscape that unfolds before your eyes will not fade away. The islands of the Maldives are the perfect illustration of paradise on earth.
In the Maldives, every hotel is an island. Which one will be yours during your tailor-made family getaway in this archipelago?
The Maldives archipelago is renowned for its luxury island-hotels and Dhuni Kolhu Island holds no exception to the rule! Located in Baa atoll, a UNESCO World Heritage site situated 124 km from Male Airport, the island faces the lagoon, lined with white sandy beaches and surrounded by lush vegetation. An enchanting landscape that perfectly combines luxury, authenticity and modernity.
The stunningly beautiful island has an easy charm. The beach stretches out of view, flirting with the warm waters that surround the island. Leave your shoes in your room, feel the fine sand upon your feet and savor the rhythm of island life. The island is full of fascinating assets to please the entire family. So, head out to discover it with your loved ones.
The Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu Hotel is nestled in a rich indigenous vegetation. The resort’s architectural charisma captures tropical magic in abundance and perfectly blends with contemporary comfort. Its authentic thatched roofs are set in quiet isolation. Surrounded by a lagoon of bright turquoise water and coral banks, the hotel offers a soulful sanctuary of comfort and beauty and is romantically secluded for privacy and tranquility.
How do you want your Dhuni Kolhu stay to feel? Do you want to be on land amidst the lush vegetation, beneath the gracefully arching coconut palms or right on the pristine lagoon? The choice is yours amongst the Beach Villas, Deluxe Villas, Lagoon Villas or Sunset Lagoon Villas.
By opting for one of the Beach Villas, enjoy almost 90m2 of living space for a dream tailor-made holiday with your family. Similarly, luxury villas with their canopy bed, outdoor bathroom and swimming pool by the terrace, are definitely an invitation to relax and unwind. The villas on stilts are all waterside. Wake up to the first sun rays and dive into the crystal-clear lagoon surrounding your villa. Your children's bluish dream will definitely come true! Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu also has two suites equipped with jacuzzi, shower and private swimming pool above the lagoon.
Its two restaurants, Cowrie and Cornus, offer an elegant and airy celebration of Asian and international cuisine, expertly crafted. Guests can enjoy tropical-flavored cocktails in both bars and relish on the catch of the day at the grill on the beach.
Noonu Island, the administrative division of Miladhunmadulu Atoll, is the perfect getaway for couples and families. As far as the eye can see, there are stretches of white sand, rows of coconut palms, shades of blue and green, reef mosses and underwater dunes. The dense vegetation is composed of coconut trees and thick bushes of green velvets.
Relaxation and well-being will be the key words during your stay on this remote atoll in the Maldives archipelago.
Welcome to “Sun Island”! Iru means sun in Maldivian. The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi is emblematic to the Maldives with its villas spread over the beach and perched over the pristine lagoon. The Beach Villas of 125m2 offer the required privacy for your family trip. Equipped with a large terrace, a sitting area, an outdoor shower and a hydro-massage bath, the villa is perfect for relaxation. The Deluxe Beach Villas have their private pavilion on the beach to dine, relax and admire breathtaking sunsets.
The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi is home to some fine Deluxe Beach Villas with private beachfront pools. For your family getaway, opt for one of the Family Deluxe Beach Villas with their private pool; Perfect to accommodate four adults and one child or two adults and three children! The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi also features some amazing villas on stilts whose names are rather revealing: Horizon Water Villas, Sunset Horizon Water Villas and Infinity Water Villas.
Accustomed to a demanding clientele, the hotel includes six restaurants that should delight the finest palates. Surrounded by a rich lagoon, Sun Siyam Iru Fushi offers guests the chance to explore the atoll’s seabed, accompanied by an experienced instructor. Underwater life abounds, just meters from their hotel, and will certainly delight both youngsters and adults. Embrace what the hotel and its natural environment have to offer.
The sweetness of island living reigns over the Ari Atoll, one of the largest in the Maldives. As almost every island has its own hotel, it will make your trip even more exclusive. Its breathtaking landscapes, almost deserted islands and upscale hotels make up a tropical cocktail. If anything deserves to be called "postcard destination", it is surely the Maldives. Close to coral reefs, Ari Atoll is surrounded by a fish-filled lagoon with an impressive colorful tropical sea life. Explore South Ari Atoll’s finest hotels, from five-star luxury hotels to cutting-edge design retreats. The picture-perfect island of Dhidhoofinolhu is home to LUX* South Ari Atoll.
If you are looking for an exclusive family experience, the LUX* South Ari Atoll, which had a complete makeover in 2016, should definitely be on your bucket list. The resort is composed of pavilions and villas perched above the crystalline lagoon or on the beach, promising freedom and privacy to its occupants.
The Romantic Pool Villas have, as their name suggests, their own private pool. Your children can perfect their dives, while you laze on the patio. The Temptation Pool Villas, on their hand, have an infinity pool of 14m. The lagoon is a feast for the eyes and also a perfect snorkelling destination. Accompanied by a monitor of the 5-star PADI Diving Center, the limpid waters of the resort will be your nirvana. Discover the natural treasures hidden in the crystal-clear waters of South Ari Atoll. LUX* South Ari Atoll boasts six restaurants; East Market, Umami, Allegria, Senses, Mixe and Beach Rouge, that combine fine dining and eating experience.
The LUX* South Ari Atoll definitely holds all the assets to delight each family member: from relishing over the island-roasted coffee at Café LUX*, impromptu screening at Cinema Paradiso to hanging your wish on our magical tree of wishes. Furthermore, its extensive spa provides the latest beauty and health treatments so that you can look and feel good. And do not worry for your kids; they’ll have the time of their lives at the PLAY Kids Club!
Contact an Islandian expert now to help you plan your tailor-made family trip to the Maldives archipelago.