With two idyllic Maldivian resorts, each with their own personality and ambience, a familymoon with Sun Hotels & Resorts promises romance, first-class service and plenty of activities to keep the whole family entertained.
Whether staying at the four-star Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort or the deluxe Vilu Reef Beach & Spa Resort, there are plenty of activities and excursions to suit all ages from kite surfing and wind-surfing through to snorkelling safaris, a dolphin cruise, sunset fishing and a romantic Robinson Crusoe experience, with time alone - or all together - on a private sandbank.
Both resorts boast a Sun International Diving School, with PADI Gold Palm status, and extensive courses for beginners and experienced divers. For parents who dive and would like their children to fully explore the Indian Ocean’s underwater world too, the PADI Bubblemaker course offers an introduction to scuba diving. Aimed at children aged eight plus, it teaches how to safely use the equipment and gives kids a chance to experience diving while in the direct care and supervision of a fully qualified PADI professional. Costs US$100 (plus a service and GST charge) per child.
There’s a great choice of accommodation for families at each resort with beach or over-water villas - some with Jacuzzis or plunge pool – and offering a day bed or divan which can be converted into an extra bed as well as interconnecting rooms. There’
Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort (South Malé Atoll) - This 166-room resort is just a short speedboat ride from the airport. A beautiful island retreat with stunning beaches, abundant sandbanks and an array of watersports, it’s a haven for those wishing to mix romance with activity. It also offers one of the only registered kite-surfing schools in the Maldives, and with a large, shallow blue lagoon that surrounds the whole island, it is also great for snorkelling.
Vilu Reef Beach & Spa Resort (South Nilandhe Atoll) - Enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the Maldives with a 35-minute seaplane transfer from Malé. The first glimpses shows off an island surrounded by lush vegetation, swaying coconut palms and pristine white sandy beaches. This authentic Maldivian 122-room resort has much to offer but its greatest assets are something that no other resort can boast because it's natural: one side of the island is a beautiful protected lagoon and the other side is a beautiful reef ideal for taking the family snorkelling and diving.
Trailfinders (www.trailfinders.com / 0845 050 5892) is offering seven nights at Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort from £9,049 for a family of four, based on two adults and two children aged 11 and under sharing two deluxe rooms. Available for February half-term 2012, departing 11 February, the price includes return flights from Heathrow with Qatar Airlines, accommodation on an all-inclusive basis, speedboat transfers, taxes and surcharges.
Tropical Sky (www.tropicalsky.co.uk / 0844 332 9349) is offering seven nights at Vilu Reef Beach & Spa Resort during February half-term from £1,849 per adult and £1,099 per child. Valid for departure on 11 February, the price includes accommodation in garden villa, scheduled flights from Heathrow, accommodation on a half-board basis, sea plane transfers, taxes and surcharges.
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