Maldives- the nation of islands in the Indian Ocean is a Paradise on Earth. With tranquil seas, pristine beaches and luxury resorts Maldives is ideal for the whole family to relax and rejuvenate. It is also ideal for kids with plenty of sun, sand and safe seas. Children are welcome at most resorts and are extremely kid friendly. A Maldives resort tailor made for families with kids is the Anantara Dhigu Resort & Spa Maldives in the South Male Atoll and 35 minutes by speedboat from Hulule Airport.

Kid can have loads of fun morning to evening, giving parents the chance to ‘do their own thing’ knowing the kids are safe and well looked after. Many resorts have special areas for kids as well as kids clubs.

Building sand castles, hunting for shells and watching miniature sea creatures will bring hours of joy to the smaller kids while activities like sand sculpting and beach volleyball will keep older kids happy.

Treasure hunts, tree houses, kids’ pools, swings and other play equipment will keep little ones busy even within the resort compound. Playing at pirates or sea creatures are other popular pastimes while in certain instances cartoon characters will mingle with kids.

Infotainment will come in the form of nature walks, guided reef tours etc., for all ages.

The calm waters in the Maldives are an ideal place to learn to dive and snorkel and several courses are available with PADI qualified instructors. Among other aqua sports for older kids are fishing, windsurfing, catamaran sailing, fun tubes, water skiing, parasailing, canoeing and banana boat riding.

Cookery classes and lessons in traditional Maldivian Handicrafts are also available at many of the resorts. Kids’ barbecues and marshmallow grilling on the beach are well loved activities.Racing crabs is another popular pastime.

As a family whale and dolphin watching can be done in the seas around Maldives and exploring the islands too can be fun.

Baby sitters qualified aqua sports instructors, life guards, and similar personnel will ensure the safety of kids at all kid’s friendly resorts in the Maldives.

Nigel Walters is a travel writer, who writes under the pen name, Fritzjames Stephen. His content is based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life. Google+