The resorts offer guests superb accommodation, excellent service, incredible facilities, and gourmet cuisine. If you are looking for an authentic tropical island experience that doubles as a luxury playground, look no further than the Maldives
12th September 2022: Give your family a thrilling holiday this half-term break at the By Atmosphere and COLOURS OF OBLU resorts in the Maldives. With a plethora of exciting activities and fun adventures on offer, you can make this your most fun-filled and memorable vacation so far.
If there is one country that deserves the accolade for being the ultimate ‘family luxury destination’, it has to be the Maldives. The exquisite islands of white sandy beaches, tropical palms and aquamarine waters are host to some of the most luxurious resorts in the world. Just a four-hour flight from the UAE, the Maldives is a destination for the entire family.
Explore, dive in, and experience an array of Maldivian excursions – try sunrise yoga by the pool, enjoy a Bodu Beru performance, or relax with a sundowner as you watch the sunset views. For something more adventurous, live the life aquatic with a dip into the lagoon and snorkel around the house reef while being inspired by the hues of a Maldivian sunset out in the sea. Evenings come alive with guitar and vocal performances, karaoke nights, and sunset DJ sessions. Myriad such memorable experiences await your delight at the By Atmosphere and COLOURS OF OBLU resorts.
All this while your children enjoy in the safe monitored play areas at the resorts with expert caretakers and babysitters. Here are the top 10 activities you can enjoy at the resorts.
- Kids Adventures
While you enjoy the best of time at the resorts, your kids need not miss out on any fun. A host of adventurous activities and learning experiences are in store for your children to enjoy at the Kids Club at Atmosphere Kanifushi, VARU By Atmosphere, OBLU SELECT Sangeli, and the OBLU XPERIENCE Ailafushi! The engaging and friendly staff at the resorts also organise guided art and craft workshops, birthday parties, and other events to entertain your little ones. Art and craft workshops such as photo frame making, straw rocket art, clay art and recycle art, special Maldivian craft sessions, movie screenings, dancing, party games, fitness activities, sandcastle building, children’s yoga, children’s themed parties, and DJ nights are on offer for young adults at the resort.
- Cruises and Excursions
Engage in Maldives’ adventure activities and discover the wild and pristine vistas of the Indian Ocean. Adventures for families are aplenty at the resorts with motorised and non-motorised water sports such as windsurfing, kayaks, stand-up paddle-boarding, water skiing, parasailing and jet-skiing among others on offer. Fishing enthusiasts can try local line fishing aboard a traditional wooden Dhoni against spectacular tropical views and experience the classic sport. Besides this, the resorts also offer boat excursions to watch spinning dolphins – which is a fun-filled activity for the young ones.
- Stay at postcard-perfect family villas
Immerse in the charm and beauty of the picturesque villas at the By Atmosphere and COLOURS OF OBLU resorts. Spread along the white beaches and perched over the lagoon on stilts, these villas combine tropical and modern design with vibrant and colourful furnishings. Lively, comfortable, and full of appeal – all the resorts offer fabulous family villas with a host of kid friendly options. Modern amenities, smart storage, comfy furniture, and contemporary décor add to the appeal. The storybook children’s room at the OBLU XPERIENCE Ailafushi has a bunk bed and playfully decorated ambience to delight the kids and make them feel at home. Refreshingly friendly, caring service and playfully designed spaces create a fun, and free-spirited stay.
- Underwater Adventures with the family
Plunge into the ocean depths and explore the most exotic marine life with your family. The OBLU NATURE Helengeli island is a favourite spot for divers and marine life enthusiasts along with being a top location among the best resorts for snorkeling in the Maldives. Brimming with an array of the best water sports in Maldives, the resort is undoubtedly the perfect destination for water lovers. Discover the underwater wonders with SSI and PADI courses and ocean excursions that suit all abilities and interests or kayak over crystal clear waters, zip across the lagoon on jet skis, and just float and soak in the golden sunshine.
- Relax and Unwind after spending time with your children
Spending time with children can sometimes get you tired. If you want to relax and rejuvenate – there’s no better way than to treat yourself at the spa, while your children are taken care of by the expert staff at the Kids Club. The tranquil Akiri Spa by Mandara at Atmosphere Kanifushi features a range of treatments fusing spa traditions from India, Bali, Hawaii, and Thailand. Besides this, ELE | NA The Spa offers a range of wellness and fitness activities from morning yoga to aqua aerobic etc. It also features single-use Steam Sauna pod, changing area with lockers, saltwater infinity pool with outdoor shower and relaxation loungers to enjoy breath-taking views of the pristine Indian Ocean. ELE | NA The Spa is part of OBLU NATURE Helengeli, OBLU SELECT Sangeli, OBLU SELECT Lobigili, OBLU XPERIENCE Ailafushi, and VARU By Atmosphere.
- Capture your family memories
What is a family vacation in the Maldives without getting a fun photoshoot done? So let loose, have fun and create a timeless, enduring reminder of cherished moments with a photoshoot session. From gorgeous sunset shoots to mesmerising drone shots, the resorts’ skilled photographers will capture your holiday memories for life.
- Get fit with a view
The By Atmosphere and COLOURS OF OBLU resorts have fitness centers overlooking the ocean, and that is quite a view when you are at a gym! The resorts also have curated an activities program to fill your days with special things to do during your holiday. The daily and weekly schedule features activities specially designed for adults and young adults. Explore sports, fitness sessions, lively entertainment, and social events where you can meet new friends. Start the day with sunrise yoga by the lagoon. Join fitness sessions such as aqua aerobics, body sculpting, and cardio strength. Dart games, tennis, football, and chess tournaments are some of the other fun experiences to explore.
- Try delectable cuisines
Explore a world of exquisite flavours at the By Atmosphere and COLOURS OF OBLU resorts with standout bars with poolside seating. The Swing Bar at OBLU SELECT Lobigili also features romantic hammocks and swings. Share memorable family moments over flavoursome feasts, and enjoy sumptuous buffet spreads with a selection of Asian, European, and Maldivian favourites with live cooking stations, grills, fresh seafood, and delightful desserts at the resorts. All those delicious spread coupled with light all-day meals and specialty restaurants – the resorts’ restaurants are sure to win over your taste buds. Due to the amazing all-inclusive package at all the resorts, children can enjoy free ice cream in different flavours throughout the day, and so can you!
- Dine Underwater
Isn’t it a total delight to dine underwater with your family? Only BLU – the largest under-ocean restaurant in the Maldives offers just that in a dream-like underwater setting! Surrounded by exotic blue hues and a colourful flow of marine life, the Only BLU experience is a unique way of connecting with nature and with loved ones. As you descend 6.8 meters below sea level, an open kitchen showcases the chefs’ artistry in an inviting display. A welcome glass of sparkling wine and canapes are served on arrival. Choose from seafood and fish, meat and poultry, or vegetarian fare, all paired with red and white wines. The restaurant is open at the OBLU SELECT Lobigili and the OBLU XPERIENCE Ailafushi.
- Live the Magical Experiences
Fancy the idea of a beach bonfire or movie night under the stars – who doesn’t? Look no further, as the By Atmosphere and COLOURS OF OBLU resorts have it all on offer! Snuggle into comfy bean bags by a beach bonfire set up, where you can dance into the night or soak in the soothing sound of ocean waves. For a ‘movie night under the stars’ experience – settle into a private cinema screening on the white, sandy beach under a starlit sky, with candles and torches creating a magical cocoon.