One of the great debates in travel (well, in the Original Travel office at any rate) is whether a destination can be ideal both for honeymoons and family vacations. Logic would suggest not, but the Maldives somehow manages to pull off this particularly clever trick. In fact, one idyllic Maldivian resort relented from its original ‘no kids’ policy after so many former honeymooners requested to bring their children who had been conceived while on the island!
So why are the Maldives so good for family vacations? It's a
heady combination - easy flights and transfers, cracking weather in
many of the key school vacation periods, superb facilities and
finally perfect paradise islands all surrounded by lagoons that
make for perfect natural 'shallow ends' about three feet deep and
full of iridescent fishlife the children will love snorkelling
The family-friendly tag doesn't apply to all the island resorts,
mind, but when it does, the destinations in question are mighty
hard to beat. For our family vacation portfolio we have picked just
a handful of the very best of the bunch, which cater for children
every bit as well as others look after lovestruck grown-ups.