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Destination|Experience|Lifestyle, 18.Jun.2022

The best family resort for a Maldives summer escape

Looking for the best family resort the Maldives can offer? Craving a much-needed summer escape to please both parents and children? Look no further. At The Nautilus Maldives, your family’s desires are met within an ultra-luxury private island of bespoke, thoughtful attention, all wrapped up in a convenient, curated package for easy, minimal planning – ideal for busy families.

Read on for the ultimate family holiday ideas in the Maldives.

1. Holistic care for the whole family

The Nautilus offers a retreat from the pressures of modern life, so you can slow down and simply be with your loved ones to usher in quality time and reconnection. Our welcoming, warm and discreet style of hospitality envelops everything on the island, encouraging deep relaxation from the first steps you take on our white sands.

So why not begin your island escape at our overwater Solasta Spa, enjoying meaningful downtime with a personalised family session? Catering to different energy levels, our expert therapists will guide you through physical and restful exercises, from breathing and meditation practices to encourage mindful relaxation and bonding to fun aerial yoga sessions to quicken and delight the senses, safely adapted for even the youngest guests. Our carefully designed family package even includes a complimentary 60-minute massage and manicure and pedicure for the children.

2. Family-shaped experiences

We’ve conjured up some immersive experiences tailored to the special dynamics of family – experiences sure to become defining memories that last for generations. Spend quality time together with the Family Sandbank Experience – a beach day with a difference. Imagine sailing on a luxury yacht set for a pristine sandbank that’s yours for the day. Upon arrival, you’ll discover a gorgeous, sun-soaked setting and an activity for every kind of personality: from jet skiing, Seabob snorkelling and lively games; to painting, musical singalongs, or simply lounging on the sand. A barbecue picnic, courtesy of your private chef, keeps everyone going and ready for the next bit of fun. And as the sun sets, it’s time for movie magic: your favourite film screened under the stars, complete with popcorn and marshmallow roasting over the bonfire.

3. Feasts and flavours: best when shared

There’s nothing like mealtimes to celebrate togetherness, to nourish the senses and the bonds of family. Embark on a gastronomic journey that explores the delicious traditional cuisines of the Maldives and its Southeast Asian neighbours in an immersive cooking class upon our secluded sandbank. The class involves creating your own menu with a selection of dishes from your favourite countries and then getting cooking in a fun competition between family members. Your personal chef provides guidance, helping you with basic techniques and demonstrating how to match aromatic spices with particular ingredients. At the end of it all, when the feasting begins, everyone’s a winner.

4. Fun for younger islanders

With a truly bespoke approach to hospitality, The Nautilus excels in creating activities tailored to all ages and generations. The children will be spoilt for choice with a variety of pastimes to engage the mind, the body, the imagination and, of course, the need for fun! Young Wonderers caters to children aged 11 and under, offering everything from local arts and crafts and Dhalhu Vetti (Maldivian bowling) to treasure hunts and movie nights – all supervised by caring professionals. Older children and teens are free to dive into water sports like SUP races and introductory scuba diving classes, or to take it slower with mocktail mixology and cooking classes.

And these are not the only age-appropriate experiences on offer: with the children so happily occupied, parents are treated to much-needed alone time. From sundowners on a luxury yacht, to underwater explorations of our shimmering house reef, to dinner dates in the laidback sophistication of our signature overwater restaurants you’ll have many opportunities for simply enjoying each other. A wonderful complimentary inclusion in our family package is a two-hour babysitting service during the evenings – so there’s no reason to miss out on romantic evenings just for two.

5. Memories – and souvenirs – that last

This summer is the perfect time to retreat from the cares of the world to a tropical piece of paradise. Our special family package will leave you with a lifetime of unforgettable moments to cherish, not to mention a living souvenir that will long outlast your family holiday: with the opportunity to adopt and name a piece of our coral reef – a Maldives marine treasure –– you’ll be leaving us with the memory of your family as well.

To find out more, visit https://www.thenautilusmaldives.com/offer/a-dream-haven-for-the-entire-family-at-the-nautilus. And to start crafting a family escape of your own making, get in touch at hello@thenautilusmaldives.com.

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