This Easter, we would recommend booking a trip to the Maldives if you’re in search of some sunshine. Previously considered a tropical destination for honeymooning couples, in the last few years, this turquoise hued destination has opened itself up to all ages – making Easter the perfect time to visit for families. From Easter brunches, private island parties, ocean safaris and immersive games, with a portfolio of some of the most luxurious resorts in the Maldives, Aitken Spence Hotels’ are welcoming families looking to create Maldivian memories.
The five-star, Premium All-Inclusive resort of Heritance Aarah is the newest Aitken Spence Hotels opening in the Maldives and will celebrate its first Easter from 10th April. Families are invited to join Chef Amila and the team to cook up a variety of fresh fish dishes for a Good Friday seafood spread at Ranba Restaurant. The next day, children staying at the resort will be invited to take part in a variety of fun games at Koka Kids Club, including an Easter egg toss, sandcastle competition and bunny mask painting. On Easter Sunday a morning egg hunt will take place on the island, followed by an Easter Sunday Brunch where hot cross buns, roast lamb and other delicious meals will be served. In the evening, families will be treated to an outdoor film screening at Bandhi Pool Bar and on Easter Monday, activities will move from eggs and focus on other spherical action when table tennis and five-a-side football competitions will take place.
Room rates at Heritance Aarah in the Maldives start from approx. £782 ($1,020) for overnight accommodation in a Beach Villa on a Premium All-Inclusive basis. Price is valid for travel in April 2020.
Adaaran Select Hudhuran Fushi
Blessed with 83 acres of thriving vegetation, Adaaran Select Hudhuran Fushi on Lhohifushi Island has been designed to blend effortlessly into its surroundings. The tropical sanctuary is a paradise for younger guests, who can continue their learning over the school holidays by discovering schools of multi-coloured fish in the resort’s reef or taking to the waves to learn how to surf. This Easter, young travellers can also make new friends while painting eggs and taking part in games such as a sack race and a ‘doughnut on a string’ eating contest. The long weekend with conclude with a Sunday special buffet at Banyan Restaurant, which will be followed by sundown cocktails at Lohis Bar, a party at the resort’s Barefoot Private Island and unlimited Easter cocktails and canapes for just £15 ($20) per person.
Room rates at Adaaran Select Hudhuran Fushi start from approx. £330 ($430) for overnight accommodation in a Beach Villa on a Premium All Inclusive basis. Price is valid for travel in April 2020.
Adaaran Club Rannalhi
Adaaran Club Rannalhi sits exclusively at the tip of the Maldives’ South Male atoll, meaning its unique location offers families access to calm and pristine beaches, excellent scuba diving opportunities and a relaxed environment, plus quick and easy access to Velana International Airport via speedboat. This Easter, guests can feast on an extravagant Easter breakfast with sparkling wine, plus £6 ($8) sundown cocktails and mesmerising panoramic ocean views at the Cocktail Bar and a BBQ dinner party on the beach. Those with a fascination for local wildlife in the resort’s surrounding lagoon can make the most of a 20% discount on spectacular safari excursions to spot dolphins, with children able to join their parents free-of-charge.
Room rates at Adaaran Club Rannalhi Maldives start from approx. £276 ($360) for overnight accommodation in a Standard Room on an All Inclusive basis. Price is valid for travel in April 2020.
Adaaran Select Meedhupparu
The perpetual paradise of the Maldives is brought to life at this extraordinary resort designed for escaping everyday life. Surrounded by a tropical coral reef overlooking the tranquil blue lagoon, children will be delighted when arriving at Adaaran Select Meedhupparu via a mesmerising 45-minute seaplane journey from Velana International Airport. Over the Easter break, guests can enjoy spectacular Easter breakfasts and lunches at the main restaurant, plus an egg pinata, egg hunt and egg painting at Kokaa Kids Club. On the island’s North Beach, children can celebrate their time away from school during a barefoot party and adults can sample the freshest seafood the Indian Ocean has to offer during an evening dinner by the shoreline.
Room rates at Adaaran Select Meedhupparu start from approx. £361 ($470) for overnight accommodation in a Beach Villa on a Premium All-Inclusive basis. Price is valid for travel in April 2020.
Adaaran Prestige Vadoo
As the gateway to the Maldives’ South Atolls, the five-star Adaaran Prestige Vadoo resort boasts its own exotic reef teeming with vibrant aquatic flora and fauna. Guests staying at the 50-villa island paradise over Easter can enjoy a luxurious Sunday brunch plus an Easter egg hunt and party. For the ultimate in luxury experiences, each guest is provided with their own butler while staying at the resort, which is just a 15-minute speedboat transfer away from Velana International Airport.
Room rates at Adaaran Prestige Vadoo start from approx. £591 ($770) for overnight accommodation in a Sunrise Villa on an All-Inclusive basis. Price is valid for travel in April 2020.