Maldives with a baby – our 5 top tips and recommendations 

The Maldives is thought of as the ultimate honeymoon destination! So that being said it’s not the first place you think Of as a family friendly let alone baby friendly destination. But yet we decided as it’s only a four hour flight away from Doha that it would be a perfect short getaway so here are our top tips and recommendations for doing the Maldives with a baby!

Maldives with a baby


Choose your resort wisely  

I think this is fair to say for any holiday as accommodation is key but isnperhaps amplified on a small island. Consider if there is a kids club – even if like us you have no intention in using it. Presence of a kids club is a good indictator that children are welcomed!

Speed boat or sea plane? 

How does your child travel – would they be better in a boat or in a plane. Boat transfers probably indicate that the resort is closer to Male which you may want the security of when travelling with little ones!

Consider medical cover 

No one wants to have plan for illness on a holiday but it happens especially with kids. Consider how far away medical facilities are? Are they on your island?

All inclusive? 

The Maldives can be expensive so consider going all inclusive. It means little ones will have plenty of water to drink.

Types of residence 

Though an overwater villa sounds idyllic when you have little ones running around may not be the most practical – consider what types of rooms are available for instance beach view to make for a more relaxed trip for parents!

Overall we thought that the Maldives with a baby is a brilliant vacation idea. We are so glad that we didn’t think it was off limits for anyone but honeymooners and couples.

Have you been to the Maldives with little ones? What are your top tips? 



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37 thoughts on “Maldives with a baby – our 5 top tips and recommendations ”

  1. We’ve missed the baby years now but looking back, that would actually have been so perfect for a family holiday – beach, sun, pools, family-friendly vibe (if you choose your resort carefully, as you say!). Even though my daughter is four, it’s still very very tempting… Perhaps I should wait until she can swim and then get one of the overwater villas? Hmmm *plot* #familytraveltips
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    1. It was a perfect holiday with bambino but we were traveling with five other kids who it was equally good for! I’ll be reviewing our island for family friendliness later this week so check back then 😃

  2. What a fantastic, relaxing place to take a baby. I have only been (albeit briefly) for work but would love to return with two tots. The food, the beaches…Many resorts are very much the honeymoon type so yes, I agree a bit of research is needed first #familytraveltips

  3. This looks absolutely beautiful and I would consider taking my three in a heartbeat. I have never looked into what facilities the accom/hotels have for little ones. looks wonderful though x #Familytraveltips

  4. These are great tips, what a beautiful destination – definitely not somewhere I would have thought of going with kids. It’s a good idea to look at whether they have a kids club on resorts as you don’t want to end up being the only people with kids there! #FamilyFun

  5. Wow, I have always thought of the Maldives as a place for just me Hubby to go one day (kid free)… now you have got me thinking about taking the kids and bumping it up the bucket list! #familytraveltips

  6. Ah we went on our honeymoon! And I sooooo want to go back but my husband won’t agree so I will show him this! I would always go for a kid friendly one. It’s just the flight from the UK I’d worry about! #FamilyFun

    1. I think flights are always the main concern! Qatar is much closer than the Uk! We have done several long hauls with our little one and think overnight is by far the easiest option! Hope you get your husband to agree 😃

  7. Great tips! Good point about the kids club and definitely go all inclusive in the Maldives! We loved the kuramathi, which we went to with our daughter when she was 3. Looks like the island you stayed on was beautiful too #familytraveltips

  8. Love the Maldives and it makes so much sense for you to visit as you’re so close. We went as a couple and I agree water villa is definitely not child-friendly! We’re looking forward to going back in a few years when the children are a bit older and can enjoy more of the snorkelling and marine life…although your post has given me food for thought. #mondayescapes
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