The Best Maldivian Hotel for Families - Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa

Subscribe to Fox Quarterly to receive exclusive luxury industry insights.

Privacy Policy

An Island Family Adventure at Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa

One of the Maldives’ biggest kids club opens at Emerald Maldives Resort & SPA, new for 2020

Is this the best Maldivian hotel for families? The five-star and deluxe all-inclusive Emerald Maldives Resort & SPA, located on the Raa Atoll, Northern Maldives, invites families to experience an island adventure like no other this year at one of the best hotels for families in the Maldives.

Home to one of the largest kid’s club in the Maldives, the Dolphin Club is set over an expansive 1500 square meters and provides endless fun for children from 3 – 12 years old. Boasting an outdoor playground with its own mini pool, splash park, trampoline, winding slides, climbing frames and even a zip-wire, the Dolphin Club is open from 9am to 8pm each day and offers a world of fun to keep children occupied.

Adventurous little ones can jet from one side of the Dolphin Club to another with the child-friendly zip wire, promising endless views of lush greenery beneath them. Indoor activities on offer include everything from arts, crafts and jewellery making, to fruit cocktail mixology, cupcake making, cinema nights and Zumba lessons. The Kids Club restaurant also promises nutritious and delicious meals and snacks throughout the day, to ensure energy levels stay high as for fun in the sun, and kids can even get creative in the kitchen with interactive cookery classes. 

the best Maldivian hotel for families
The Dolphin Kids Club at Emerald Maldives

Taking advantage of the resort’s unique setting with a wraparound reef, boasting one of the largest lagoons in the Maldives, families can enjoy adrenaline-filled activities from kayaking and windsurfing to jet-skiing around the lagoon. Those looking to immerse themselves in the treasures of the Indian Ocean including thriving coral and tropical fish can take advantage of the onsite 5-star Diving Centre, with PADI qualified instructors.

Further afield, luxury boat excursions provide a chance for families to spend quality time together on the open water, on a once-in-a-lifetime experience watching diverse marine life in their natural habitat such as turtles, manta rays and playful dolphins. What’s more, guests will even have a chance to swim alongside the majestic whale shark, the largest fish in the sea, for an ultimate bucket-list experience.

The best Maldivian hotel for families

Offering a deluxe all-inclusive package, families can rest assured that everything will be taken care of from the moment they arrive at this paradise resort, with access to everything from unlimited fresh food and ice-cream, to all non-motorized water sports, to full use of the fitness centre and expansive tennis courts. Four concept restaurants ensure families can dine on delectable cuisine from each continent every night of the week, taking their taste buds on a journey of discovery, from Asia to Europe and beyond.

The Maldives latest South American restaurant Amazònico is designed as a ‘rainforest’ dressed with red lanterns creates a fun and atmospheric dining experience for the whole family, Le Asiatique offers live cooking shows on a teppanyaki grill, whereas the signature buffet restaurant Aqua provides an international menu including Mediterranean, Japanese, Italian, Chinese, vegetarian and even plant-based options, catering to all palettes. For barefoot luxury at its finest, the Beach Club Grill and Pool Bar offers a convenient homemade pizza and pasta station for little ones to enjoy on the go, as well as Maldivian favourites such as grilled lobster and seafood platters.

About Emerald Maldives Resort & SPA

Emerald Maldives Resort & SPA is developed by the Emerald Collection, an Italian company renowned for its construction and management of luxury all-inclusive resorts across East Africa, the Caribbean and the Indian Ocean. The new five-star, deluxe all-inclusive Emerald Maldives Resort & SPA officially opened on 4th December 2019. Located in the Raa Atoll, the resort is surrounded by 1.5 km of soft white sand and boasts 120 luxurious villas, both contemporary and tropical in design, divided into 60 beach villas and 60 overwater villas. There are 11 different villa categories available. The resort offers guests a choice of four restaurants, in addition to a Sunset Pool Café and Sunrise Café. The Emerald SPA offers Balinese and Thai treatments in 10 airconditioned bungalows, and comprises a jacuzzi, sauna and Turkish baths. The resort also features a Kids Club, Technogym, two tennis courts, two paddle courts, plus a water sports centre and five-star diving centre.

For further information, please contact or visit

Published 13th July 2020

Join our conversation...

Where we share some of the things we love.