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Areas for a Fine Family Retreat in Maldives

While the idyllic Maldivian islands are a globally renowned destination for couples, the diversity of the islands allows families to enjoy its beauty just as much. There are a number of areas, islands and attractions that would make for a fine family retreat in Maldives.

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Maayafushi Island

Maayafushi Island

Home to a number of diving sites, the Maayafushi Island has been described numerous times as one of the gems of the Atoll. A scuba diving excursion around Maayafushi Island makes for a wonderful family retreat as one is rarely likely to be bored when exploring shipwrecks such as the Halaveli Wreck and other gorgeous dive sites.

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Manta Point

Manta Point

Manta Point in Maldives is well known for its Manta Ray sightings. Maldives island resorts, Manta Point provides families with the opportunity to witness and swim alongside swarms of Manta Rays. As a family, this is an experience that can scarcely be forgotten and is a wonderful memory to cherish for years to come.

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The Sultan Park

The Sultan Park

The Royal Palace was formally located within the Sultan Park. Here is an ideal place for a family retreat or a picnic under a shady tree for the landscape is exquisite and the surroundings are quite relaxing. Since the National Museum is also housed within the Park, an educational trip to the Museum can also be made.

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Baa Atoll

Baa Atoll

The Republic of Maldives is composed of twenty six atolls, Baa Atoll only being one of them. This particular Atoll is well known for its sightings of whale sharks during mating season and is one of the few locations in the world where such sightings are possible. Share these rare experiences with your family and create memories that last a lifetime.

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Rasdhoo Island

Rasdhoo Island

Located in the Alif Alif Atoll, the Rasdhoo Island is one barely touched by tourism and commercialisation making it an ideal area to make a day excursion to with your family. While resorts such as Naladhu Maldives will happily assist you in hiring a speedboat, resorts will also prepare picnics and snacks upon request for such excursions.

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Jumhoree Maidan

Jumhoree Maidan

Perfect for an evening stroll, Jumhoree Maidan is a small park which was established in 1989. The Park is also known as the Independence Square and provides holidaymakers with a spectacular view of the waterfront. Jumhoree Maidan is an ideal place to unwind after an exhausting day of exploring the capital of Maldives, Male.

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Maldives City Centre

Maldives City Centre

A visit to the Maldives City Centre in Male will provide your family with some much needed perspective for the atmosphere of the city is in stark contrast to that of the beautiful and idyllic resorts. Immerse your family in the local culture as you stroll along the narrow Maldivian streets.

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Banana Reef

Banana Reef

For unforgettable memories, dive at the Banana Reef, a popular diving point found in the North Atoll. This diving expedition will provide your family with the opportunity to see morays, jackfish, banner fish and blue striped snapper as they merrily flit in and out of the coral reef.

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Uninhabited Islands

Uninhabited Islands

The majority of the islands in the Maldives are uninhabited and therefore, untouched by civilisation. Opt for a night boat ride with your family and arrange to enjoy a meal on such an island. Provide your family with the opportunity to enjoy a delectable meal beneath the vast canvas of the sky dotted with a thousand twinkling stars.