If you’re seeking a destination for a family holiday with older children, the Maldives might not be the first place that springs to mind but, it has all the ingredients for a peaceful family break where everyone can be happy and enjoy themselves. Whilst holidaying with teenagers is not always plain sailing and a remote and cosy cottage in the country is unlikely to hit the spot as far as your kids are concerned, somewhere uber cool like Hurawalhi Maldives is bound to lure them away for some quality family time together.
The ‘one island, one resort’ set up means your kids can have as much freedom as they desire but can’t stray too far, they get the feeling of independence while you get the security of knowing no harm can come to them. Your teenagers can have their very own villa at Hurawalhi while parents can be in the villa next door – privacy and space for all is definitely a winner. The all-inclusive package means they can eat and drink as much as they like without blowing your holiday budget too.
A plentiful supply of activities, all yielding Instagram-worthy shots, will keep everyone entertained – for watersports, try stand-up paddle boarding or kayaking around the lagoon or send them on a jet-ski tour searching for dolphins while you indulge at the spa or sip champagne in peace. For the ultimate treat that will set them up for a lifetime of adventure, enrol them in a PADI Scuba Diving course – they can complete the theory before leaving home and get to do the fun water parts whilst away – they will enjoy telling stories of just how big the shark was! Football, tennis and paddle tennis facilities are available at the sports ground as well as fully equipped gym and a retro games room with air-hockey, pinball, table tennis and even Pacman.
Whether it’s a family adventure of a lifetime this Christmas or a plan for an extra special treat to celebrate the end of exams before kids head off to college or university, you’ll have no trouble convincing them to join you at Hurawalhi. Plan it now before it’s too late and they start holidaying with their friends instead of you!
Hurawalhi welcomes guests aged 15 and above.