“Child Friendly Resort”

"Let’s go have lunch at the equator today"

9 Stars (9 / 10)

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Shangri-Las-Villingili-Resort

Villingili Island, Addu Atoll, Maldives

The stewardess presented us with a certificate for crossing the equator as we descended into Gan airport. Yes, it’s another 70-minute flight after you get to Male. Worth it? Without a doubt – no gain without pain right! What do you gain? This lit…….

"I don't ever want to leave this Kids Club!"

7.5 Stars (7.5 / 10)

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Sperm Whale Specimen at luxury kid-friendly resort Kuramathi in Maldives

Kuramathi Island Resort, Rasdhoo Atoll, Maldives

If you’re like me and last went to Maldives on your honeymoon (big smile), you need to read this now! A few months ago, we showed up at Kuramathi with (a) bags packed for an entire week (b) serious reservations about how kid-friendly our holiday wo…….

"Beach, pool, splash park or lazy river – you decide!"

8.5 Stars (8.5 / 10)

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Luxury Family-Friendly Resort Shangri -La Al Jissah in Muscat, Oman

Muscat 100, Sultanate of Oman

All good things come in threes, as is the case with the luxury family-friendly resort Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah. This stunning mountain meets sea resort is home to the family-friendly Hotel Al Waha hotel, town-like Al Bandar Hotel and the oh-so-exclu…….

"We’re here already mom? But we just landed!"

7 Stars (7 / 10)

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Luxury family-friendly resort Kurumba in Maldives

Vihamanaafushi, North Male Atoll

The fact that my tots and I finally land at Male airport and don’t have to hop on to another plane to get to our digs in Maldives; for me that’s reason enough to fall in love with Kurumba. Maldives’ very first resort is also the closest one to …….

"My son finished the circus training programme here saying that he wanted to join the circus when he grew up….makes me roll over with laughter every single time I think about it!"

8 Stars (8 / 10)

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kids pool at luxury family-friendly resort JW Marriott Phuket

231 Moo 3, Phuket, 83110, Thailand

Interestingly, Phuket has become my family’s ‘drop of a hat’ family holiday destination and the JW Marriott is where we invariably land up. Why? Because there are family-friendly hotels that will welcome your young uns’ and then there is the JW Mar…….