For those families looking for an exotic last-minute escape during the school holidays, the Maldives provides the perfect solution with fantastic savings on family packages this summer.
Whether it’s discovering the Maldives ‘Robinson Crusoe’ style at Gili Lankanfushi with Pirate Parties and underwater treasure hunts or taking part in the Crab Hunting and Racing experience at Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, there is something to keep all the family entertained.
Choose from a range of sizzling offers including a saving of £1,300 per family including two children staying for free at Vilamendhoo Island Resort and Spa or 20% off a seven-night stay at Gili Lankanfushi for a family of four. Kuramathi Island Resort is also offering up to £3,986 off a family of four looking to travel in August and families can save up to 30% off a package at the five-star Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa in the South Atoll. One&Only Reethi Rah is also offering seven nights for the price of five equating to a saving of up to £5,160 for two adults and one child.
Further details on the family offers available this summer to the Maldives include:
Save Up To £1,300 including Two Children Staying for Free on A Seven-Night All-Inclusive Package at Vilamendhoo Island Resort and Spa – from £3,998 per Family of Four
Vilamendhoo Island Resort and Spa is on South Ari Atoll, only a 25-minute seaplane flight from Male International Airport. Located on 55 acres and surrounded by a lagoon, there are plenty of activities to keep the family entertained including two swimming pools, tennis courts, football, a games room and playground for kids, watersports including kayaking and windsurfing, and a weekly entertainment programme.
Travelbag is offering seven-nights all-inclusive at the 4* Vilamendhoo Island Resort and Spa, Maldives. Prices start from £1,199* per person including flights from London Heathrow with Sri Lankan Airlines and a free upgrade to All-Inclusive & Kids stay FREE (two children stay for free when paying with two full paying adults). Save up to £1,300 per family. Based on selected travel between late August and early September 2018, book by 30 July 2018. Price based on two adults and two children under 12 sharing. Book with Travelbag (020 7001 4112, www.travelbag.co.uk).
Save 20% On A Seven-Night Half-Board Stay at Gili Lankanfushi from £6,824 – per Family of Four
Gili Lankanfushi is introducing a new range of castaway adventures for children aged four and over in time for the summer holidays. This summer, the island’s littlest guests will discover the Indian Ocean haven in Robinson Crusoe style, through scavenger challenges, immersive cultural experiences and underwater exploration. The activities will begin with a Pirate Party on nearby One Palm Island, after which adventurers can take part in classes teaching local Dhivehi language and topics such as wild art, natural cooking and music. Taking to the seas, conservationists-in-making can explore the crystalline waters with Gili Lankanfushi’s marine biology team for an educational underwater treasure hunt.
Seven nights at Gili Lankanfushi for a family of four in a Villa Residence starts from approx. £6,824 ($9,002), including daily breakfast and dinner and three family activities. This package offers a 20% saving and is valid until 20th December 2018. Flights are not included. For more information, visit www.gili-lankanfushi.com.
Save up to £3,986 per Family on a Seven-Night All-Inclusive Package At Kuramathi – from £8,699 for a Family of Four
Kuramathi Island Resort, situated in the diminutive Maldivian archipelago of Rasdhoo, is easily accessible with transfers from Male International Airport taking just 20 minutes by seaplane and approximately 90 minutes via speedboat. Children can enjoy Bageecha kids club, providing exciting activities such as treasure hunts, nature walks and snorkelling, as well as two play areas and an entertainment room. A crèche is also available for children under three years of age. For older children, activities include a fully-equipped sports centre, three swimming pools and a floodlit tennis court. Guests can learn about the coral reefs, famous to Kuramathi, from a resident marine biologist at the Eco-Centre and take this knowledge underwater with the snorkelling or scuba diving activities available.
Kuoni is offering a seven-night all-inclusive stay at Kuramathi Maldives in a Two Bedroom Beach House, including flights on Qatar Airways from Gatwick and transfers to the resort. The price for 13 August departure 2018 is from £8,699 for a family of four (based on two adults and two children aged under 12 sharing) and includes a saving of up to £3,986 per family. Book with Kuoni (01306 747008, www.kuoni.co.uk).
Save up to 30% off a Seven-Night Half-Board Package at Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa from £9,690 per Family of Four
Located in the southernmost atoll, Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa is on one of the largest islands in the Maldives stretching across three-kilometres with 12 hectares of lush foliage, towering banyan trees, coconut palms, tropical plants and three natural lagoons. Whether guests want to explore the island by bike, dive into exotic reefs or simply relax on the white sands and gaze at the ocean, there is a paradise for everyone this summer at Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa. Children can explore the island’s nature and biodiversity with the Island Safari Handbook, which comes complete with a safari map to guide them to the right spots and help them identify the Big 5 and Small 5 inhabitants on land and underwater. Or learn how to craft a shell necklace and sand castle frame using real leaves and coconuts and even take part in a Crab Hunting and Racing experience.
Carrier is offering a seven-night package at Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa from £9,690 per family based on two adults and two children (aged under 12) sharing a Pool Villa on a half-board basis. Price includes return flights with Etihad from London Heathrow, domestic flights and return shared speedboat transfers. Offer is valid until 31 October 2018. Price based on departure 18 August 2018. Book with Carrier (0161 492 1358, www.carrier.co.uk).
Save up to £5,160 on a Seven-Night for Price of Five Package at One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives – from £9,875 per Family of Three
One&Only Reethi Rah makes its home on one of the largest islands in North Malé Atoll, offering a range of activities for all ages from exploring the island’s 12 beaches to learning art and playing sports. For themed fun and entertainment, One&Only Reethi Rah also provides a range of complimentary signature programmes carefully tailored to specific age groups including KidsOnly (aged four – nine), OneTribe (aged nine – 11) and Teens (aged 12 and up).
Inspiring Holidays is offering a seven-night, half board package at One&Only Reethi Rah from £9,875 per family. Prices start from £9,875 per family based on two adults and one child sharing a Beach Villa for seven nights on a half-board basis including return economy flights and boat transfers. This offer represents a saving of up to £5,160 per family and the price quoted is based on a departure date of 10 August 2018. Offer is valid for travel completed by 16 December 2018. Book with Inspiring Travel Company (01244 355527, www.inspiringtravelcompany.co.uk).
For further information on the Maldives, visit www.visitmaldives.com.
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