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Fun Activites for Children in Maldives - Top Child-Friendly Activities in the Maldives

As the world's top honeymoon destination the Maldives is also an engaging holiday hub for children. From submarine rides to snorkeling lessons here are the archipelago's best activities for children.

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Beach Fun

Home to some of the most pristine beaches in not only Asia but the world at large the island paradise of Maldives is the best venue to enjoy a good old fashioned beach holiday with the children. Lined with miles upon miles of white, sandy beaches bordered by shallow, clear waters with warm weather conditions prevailing all year round one could hardly conceive of a more picture perfect location to spend some quality time building sandcastles, playing beach volleyball and engaging in swimming activities with one's offspring. Contained with resort grounds the wide variety of beachfront activities on offer in the Maldives is truly impressive while resort based Kids Clubs also offer young travellers a number of engaging and educational activities during vacation time.

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Underwater Excursions

With some of the world's most breathtaking underwater landscapes at one's disposal there's no finer locale to engage in snorkelling activities with the whole family. Bubblemaker courses are available through a wide number of resorts in the archipelago which offers practice sessions in the house reef before venturing off to explore coral laden sea beds in surrounding areas. Known for the professional water sports facilities on offer adults and children can learn the basics and hone their skills in a plethora of activities including snorkelling and scuba diving and experience the marine heritage of the Maldives first hand.

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Submarine Ride

Perfect for families who wish to stay dry while observing the colourful coral reefs and marine life occupying Maldivian waters a ride on the Whale Submarine is a must-experience highlight for all visitors vacationing in the archipelago. As one of the most technologically futuristic passenger submarines on the planet a ride on board the highly sophisticated whale submarine lets visitors discover the breathtaking coral gardens and multitudes of marine species occupying the sea beds of the paradise islands. The air-conditioned vessel can accommodate 50 passengers simultaneously while a typical excursion takes visitors 15m below the ocean's surface. As the globe's biggest tourist submarine in operation visitors will experience no discomfort and breathe normal air as pressure in the atmosphere decreases. Operated by trained professionals the vessel also carries enough supplies and oxygen to last 100 hours in case of an emergency.

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Sunset Dolphin Cruise

Available through luxury resorts in Maldives the likes of the Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa a sunset dolphin cruise will serve as a memorable holiday experience for every member of the family including the young ones. Setting sail in the magical hours of dusk the boat tour takes visitors to areas of the ocean where large congregations of dolphins are found daily. Swimming past the vessel and at time behaving mischievously to attract on-looking tourists the highly intelligent mammals are the highlight of this engaging excursion.

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Banana Boat Rides

Propelled along the water at a leisurely pace in a whimsical vessel that resembles a banana is another child friendly activity available to vacationers in the Maldives. Available through a variety of tour operators, resorts and water sports facilities a banana boat ride is a group activity that is fun for the whole family while also being one of the best methods of exploring the stunning coastlines of the Maldivian islands.