The Maldives pose a delicious dilemma - how to choose where to stay? With arguably the archipelagos' premier address, this archetypal island paradise, complete with turquoise bays, powder white sands, sublime dining and top-notch service should top the list for families. Boasting no less than 12 lifeguard-supervised beaches (Turtle Beach is our front-runner) the whole family are sure to be content. Children and teens are well catered for; there’s the KidsOnly and One Tribe clubs and great touches such as a 26 foot Monolith Climbing Wall. As a family you’ll have such great fun together spotting wild turtles on pedal boat trips and planting coral. The Maldives' PADI Gold Palm Resort dive centre also offers 'Bubblemaker' lessons for over eights and scuba programmes for pre-teens and older.