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? 

Everybody knows that 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? 

Top tips and recommendations for going to the Maldives with a baby
Top tips and recommendations for going to the Maldives with a baby

103 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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    1. The Maldives is much closer from qatar but i don’t think it matters where you go the important thing is to spend time as a family! Hope to read about your September holiday in due course

  9. #marvmondays I have been but pre little dude and we are thinking of returning now he is 4yrs because – its same, spacious and there isn’t much to do and everything is in walking distance. I agree, a fab break for little ones.

  10. Thank you for sharing your tips with us on visiting the Maldives with a baby. I can see some could equally apply to other destinations. #MondayEscapes

  11. You’re right I would never presume it be a place for families, so many of my friends have honeymooned there. Great to have you join in with #MyFamilyAdventures – I’d be grateful if you could add my badge so people know where you are linking up to. Thanks so much

  12. This looks brilliant! And great tips. I think these apply to all foreign destinations, although traveling with a baby that doesn’t crawl yet makes finding an apartment or hotel easier 🙂 #fearlessfamtrav

  13. Like others who have commented, I wouldn’t have considered this as a baby destination, but i makes sense! I am looking forward to your recommendations for families, especially activities that are not resort based. #fearlessfamtrav

    1. Thanks Ariana, we hadn’t considered it until we realised how close it was to Doha! I’m afraid that this was mainly a resort based holiday for us as we only had four nights. We however did enjoy going fishing and snorkelling

  14. awesome tips! Only four hours away, go for it! I personally think anywhere can be family friendly if you do your HW and know what the expectations are. I guess although maybe not a legit ADULTS ONLY resort. found you through the link up

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  15. If the Maldives were only 4 hours from me I’d be there all the time!! Lucky you. Very good tips for taking kids too, and a good point that if it has a kids club it’s obviously used to having kids, I’d not looked at it from that point of view before. #fearlessfamtrav
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  16. That’s amazing the Maldives are so close to you! We actually had a conversation recently about going there one day as they sound so lovely and so thanks for some great tips – I’d never given much thought to Kid’s Clubs as I’m not sure we would use them much but actually you’re right it shows a place is super kid friendly & has a plentiful supply of food and drink 🙂 #fearlessfamtrav

  17. The Maldives is a great destination to visit with a baby: I’d definitely appreciate the pampering and great food more post-kids! You’re right though, some resorts would defo not be ideal with a baby in tow!

  18. Yes! I’ve not been to the Maldives before, but Bora Bora in Tahiti is marketed as a similar location, and I would SO go back there with the family. Good on you for taking your baby to the Maldives. Life doesn’t stop when you have children, and taking a baby along would just make the experience more memorable. What a perfect place to relax and have some quality time together.

  19. Oh would love to visit the Maldives – my partner has been but I’ve not – YET! These are some fantastic tips especially about considering the medical facilities – wouldn’t of thought of that


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  20. We went to the Maldives well before having kids and loved it! It’s fantastic that you were able to take advantage of being close and that you found it to be baby-friendly! #fearlessfamtrav

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