Spend quality time together as a family by embarking on a range of action packed adventures including dolphin cruises, coral reef building and sunset fishing. The Kuda Vela (meaning ‘little turtle’) Club offers two pioneering activity programmes – ‘Passport to Adventure’ and ‘Mission: Landaa Giraavaru’ – featuring everything from Dosha Discovery in the Spa & Ayurvedic Retreat to monitoring injured turtles in the Marine Discovery Centre. Kids aged eight and above can also learn to dive in the lagoon, whilst teenagers have their own bolthole and can enjoy exciting watersports like kitesurfing and X-Jetpacks. Spacious Family Beach Villas have large pools and sand-floor living rooms, whilst all rooms come with bicycles for the whole family to explore the island’s jungle interior. For ultimate peace of mind, childproofed rooms are available on request.
Open to children aged four to 12 on a complimentary basis, the ‘Kuda Velaa’ Kids For All Seasons Club is designed to introduce youngsters to Maldivian culture in active and inspiring ways, from educational scavenger hunts to snorkelling and sailing. The Passport to Adventure programme encourages budding explorers to collect stamps and rewards as they discover the island’s natural wonders; little ones can expect to get involved with wishing tree walks, coral reef building and feeding exotic fish in the Marine Discovery Centre. Further activities include tennis, yoga, sandcastle building and Dhivehi language sessions.
All of the finer details are considered when it comes to staying at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru, from childproofed rooms on request to beach essentials for children aged 12 and under. Boasting a private 12-metre lap pool, the Family Beach Villa with Pool features a spacious study complete with twin beds, making it a desirable choice for families with small children. Ideal for teenage guests, the exquisite Two-Bedroom Family Beach Bungalow with Pool benefits from a second bedroom and two full bathrooms.
For those who wish to meet new friends on their holiday, the Majaa Maizan young adults' centre organises a range of enticing social activities for guests between 13-18 years of age. Watersports enthusiasts can get involved with the likes of sailing, windsurfing and kayaking, whilst those open to a bit of friendly competition can partake in football tournaments, tennis matches and volleyball playoffs. Your young adults can wind down after an active day in the welcoming games room kitted out with pool tables, table tennis and gaming consoles, before enjoying an indulgent beachside dinner in the comfort of their newly-found friends.
Adults seeking downtime from active family pursuits will find plenty to keep them occupied on resort, with an award-winning spa and Ayurvedic retreat, four exceptional restaurants and bars and a 24-hour state-of-the-art fitness centre. The spa offers an expansive range of holistic treatments and medically-accredited therapies, including Ayurveda herbal massages, rejuvenating re-connection rituals and AntiGravity® Yoga.
For parents wishing to enjoy a precious few child-free hours of an evening, the Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru can provide reliable babysitting services for children under 12 years of age. While the hotel asks for 24 hours advance notice, the staff will do their utmost to accommodate any last minute or urgent requests. There is an hourly fee for this service, and up to two children can be cared for per babysitter.
The bubblemaker programme gives families an exciting opportunity to spend time together underwater. Alongside a group of experienced instructors, children aged 8 and above can take their first underwater breaths in the idyllic waters of the lagoon. Here at the Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru, the excitement of diving isn't only reserved for the grown-ups.