Island escapes aren’t just for grown-ups. At Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi, there’s something to suit every kind of family – from picnics on deserted islands and dedicated Kids’ Clubs, to snorkelling the coral house reef. The on-site Kids’ Club and Toddler’s Play Garden, open from 9am to 7pm, and catering to travellers aged 3 to 12, provides a wealth of activities to keep children entertained. Budding artists can create custom-made dreamcatchers, make jewellery and paint coconuts in the resort’s art studio – under the watchful eye of the resident artist – while sport enthusiasts cycle sandy pathways through the tropical gardens. The resort also houses the Maldives’ only dedicated Teen Town, where young adults can enjoy motorised and non-motorised water sports, kayaking the lagoon and Maldivian cooking classes.
Conservation is paramount at Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi, which strives to educate the next generation of eco-conscious travellers. With an experienced guide in-tow, families can explore the 9 kilometre-long coral house reef that surrounds the resort, count Manta Rays at the Manta Ray Cleaning Station, and snorkel the first underwater sculpture museum in the Maldives –the Coralarium – which acts as an artificial reef to protect marine life.
Each accommodation offering has been designed to make the most of its island surroundings and ensure that families’ needs are satisfied. Expansive beachfront villas just steps from the Indian Ocean house private tropical gardens, plunge pools and generous living space, while Jungle Tented Villas provide an adventurous alternative in the heart of the island. Built to mirror authentic safari lodgings, the Tented Villas benefit from secluded living spaces, private pools, starlight cinema screenings and glamping BBQ’s.