Posts Tagged ‘Maldives’

The Best Family Water Sports Holidays

Messing about on the water – in it, under it, on top of it, riding rapids, catching waves, cutting through it or gently bobbing along under peaceful azure blue skies… No matter what your age, there is something about the call of the sea when it comes to summer holidays. Here are just a few of the best places in the world for family water sports holidays, for water babes and those just wishing to dip a toe…

Maldives Holidays – Underwater Firsts

Renowned for its sparkling sapphire waters, pure white sand and gentle, warm climate, the Maldives enjoys an enviable pace of life in one of the most beautiful parts of the world, attracting couples and families to its blissful shores. As stunning below the waves as it is from above, the warm Indian Ocean sparkles with thousands of vividly coloured fish that live among the vibrant coral beneath the surface.

Our Maldives expert, Melissa Matthews, takes a look at life beneath the waves and, in particular, at three of the Maldives’ ‘world’s firsts’:

Match-Making in the Maldives

You’d be forgiven for believing that one Maldivian island is much like another, with sparkling cobalt ocean lapping the shores of ubiquitous white sandy beaches draped with palm trees. Not so, according to our Maldives holidays specialist, Melissa Matthews, who firmly believes that each island has its own distinct personality. “There’s a lot of competition between the islands to carve out their own individual raison d’être and so it’s worth doing a bit of research before booking a holiday to the Maldives to make sure you don’t end up on a party island when all you want is a bit of peace and quiet, for example.”

Half Term Family Holidays

With children back at school it might be time to start thinking about your next adventure together as a family. The October half term can be a lovely time to travel – the summer heat gives way to gentler climes and shoulder season rates make travel all the more affordable.

Whether you are seeking some active adventure to let off steam or somewhere to relax after a hectic first term, see below for a few suggestions or call our experienced team of travel specialists on 01242 787800 for a tailor-made itinerary to suit your family’s holiday wishes.

Maldives – The Four Seasons at Kuda Huraa

Paradise islands fringed with white sand and coral-rich, crystal clear waters, fabulous spas and beautifully designed accommodation are all a given in the Maldives.  The key is finding the hidden gems that are a perfect match for your own requirements.  For those in search of a small resort, nestled amidst tropical gardens, with a village feel as well as surfing lessons and turtle hatching programmes, then look no further than Four Seasons Kuda Huraa.