Choosing a summer holiday destination that will be perfect for both you and the kids can be an exhaustive task.
Meeting the needs of both parents and children at one single resort is tricky, with each yearning for very different experiences from their holiday.
So we asked our team of Luxury Travel Specialists where they’d suggest for that dream, long-haul family holiday destination this summer, and one name which came up time and again was the Maldives island resort of Kanuhura.
Why? Here’s our Top 10 Reasons to Visit Kanuhura:
Those of your brood aged 4-11 years old will revel in the island’s kids’ club, where educational experiences and fun-filled activities such as cooking classes await. Or for older kids there’s an array of watersports that can be arranged to meet the needs of those aged 12 to 17-years-old. A first-class tennis facility, games room, bikes available to cycle around the island and even mini-football are all on site to keep young and old busy too!
You can’t venture to the Maldives and not truly experience its stunning waters, a spectrum of warm, clear blues which at Kanuhura lap a 360° white sand shore around the island. A number of watersports are available to guests, such as jet skis and water-skiing, as well as snorkelling tours of the coral reef and big game fishing for the more intrepid. The waters of the Lhaviyani Atoll in which the resort is set are also incredible for diving, with scuba excursions and PADI certification courses available to those who want to take the adventure a little deeper into the blue. Then of course there’s the vast freshwater swimming pool, or your own private villa pool, to cool off from the Maldives sunshine.
As any parent will tell you, travelling with children is a 24-hour task! Which is where the beauty of having your own Villa Host at Kanuhura comes into play. If little ones are struggling to settle due to jet lag then your Villa Host is on hand to bring a glass of warm milk. If older ones fancy a spot of tennis, then your Villa Host can pre-book the floodlit courts and equipment they need. Or if you and your other half fancy cocktails on your private terrace, your Villa Host will ensure they’re delivered to your door in time to watch the sunset.
Renowned in the islands for its diverse culinary offering, guests can choose from five restaurants, two bars and a deli, offering everything from Middle Eastern to Pan-Asian delicacies to an impressive selection of cocktails with a live DJ. A highlight for adults is a stunning sunset cruise on a traditional Maldivian dhoni boat with fresh oysters, caviar and crustaceans, a barbecue, and champagne of course! Younger guests meanwhile will be spoilt for choice, but a family favourite is Bottega with its menu of Italian flavours.
While the kids are causing chaos in the kids’ club, parents can head to the indulgent spa for some serious ‘R and R’. The Kokaa Wellness Retreat & Spa at Kanuhura offers nature-inspired treatments in some nine rooms, with double rooms for you both to enjoy a therapy together. Bliss!
Whichever luxurious accommodation you opt for, you’ll be treated to either a sunset or sunrise view, as well as spectacular vistas of the resort’s incredible lagoon. For families, we’d suggest the Retreat Family Beach Pool Villa Sunrise; which was built with family bonding time at its heart, with both a private beach and a private pool. Three bedrooms ensure space for everyone to chill, and the large verandah has room enough for everyone to watch the sunrise over a delicious breakfast.
Your Kanuhura experience starts the moment you arrive in the Maldives at the private lounge at Male International Airport’s seaplane terminal. Here you can take time to refresh; ensuring you can make the most of that relaxing final leg of your journey…an epic seaplane journey across the atolls.
Alongside the luxury, Kanuhura has made a commitment to its incredible natural environment and ensuring that its surroundings remain protected for years to come. One such way they have supported sustainability is through their Marine Biology Research Centre with its extensive research programme and commitment to raising awareness both in-resort and in the local community.
Whether you’ve got the kids with you and are looking for the ultimate Swiss Family Robinson adventure, or you’re a couple seeking to escape from it all on your romance-filled summer holiday, then the resort’s Jehunuhura private island is for you. Just a minute’s boat ride away from Kanuhura this little piece of paradise has a pristine stretch of beach which melts into the jungle landscape, as well as ‘Drift’ grill dining on a sandbank. An experience not to be missed.
Here at Inspiring Travel Company our promise to you is to create the best value luxury travel deal available, which includes all those added extras and little indulgences which take your 5-star holiday to the next level. We’re delighted to have superb rates for summer family travel to Kanuhura, and our team of Travel Specialists would be delighted to create a bespoke quote just for you.
Tempted? Our Travel Specialists are at the end of the line on 01244 439 355 to craft a tailor-made quote for your luxury holiday to Kanuhura in the Maldives.