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Accor Invites Families to Experience the Ultimate Vacation in the Maldives

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Accor rounded up the very best family offerings across the group’s five resorts to provide travellers with a worry-free vacation in Maldives.

Accor’s five resorts in the Maldives are offering a truly unique array of experiences for guests of all ages.

Thanks to Maldives’ elevated safety measures, the island nation has been welcoming guests back since July 2020. Accor has rounded up the very best family offerings across the group’s five resorts to provide travellers with a worry-free vacation in paradise.

Mercure Maldives Kooddoo

Location: Set on Kooddoo Island amidst mature lush vegetation, part of Gaafu Alifu Atoll, and a quick 55-minute domestic flight from Malé.

Families will love: From sunset and dolphin cruises to guided snorkelling tours around deserted islands, parents and children will discover the truly diverse marine life of the Gaafu Alifu Atoll. Mercure Maldives Kooddoo offers a host of experiences such as kayaking, sailing, and jet skiing.

Image: Mercure Maldives Kooddoo

Pristine coral-sand beaches and calm, clear waters make the island a paradise for swimmers. Guests can borrow a pair of fins and snorkelling gear from the Dive Centre and go exploring around the house reef. On-land activities include tennis, futsal to pool, darts and karaoke. Families can join regular outdoor movie nights or performances of authentic Maldivian Boduberu music.

What to book: Mercure Maldives Kooddoo offers a spacious four-bedroom family beach pool villa, located on the beach closest to the turquoise lagoon. The family villa is available from 2,250 USD per night on an all-inclusive basis.

Pullman Maldives Maamutaa

Location: The resort is set on Maamutaa Island which boasts 18 hectares of lush vegetation, perfect white beaches and a natural lake. Located in the Gaafu Alifu Atoll, in the South of the Maldives, the resort is accessible via a 55-minute domestic flight followed by a 20-minute speedboat ride from Malé.

Image: Pullman Maldives Maamutaa Resort

Families will love: The world is your playground at Pullman Maldives Maamutaa Resort. Children and teens are well catered for at Playground and Skillz Sports Centre, with a range of entertaining and educational activities including table tennis, board games, karaoke rooms and an indoor golf simulator.

A kids’ club with a pool, indoor and outdoor activities and a kid’s spa is also available for younger guests. Nature walks with the marine biologist are available for the adventurers at heart to enjoy the natural beauty of the island and to learn more about the living wonders of the underwater world.

The all-inclusive resort offers more than just complimentary meals and free-flow beverages, with diving immersion trials for new divers, and complimentary non-motorised water sports. Guests can book a ride on one of the resort’s inflatable tubes and bounce around behind a jet ski for an adrenaline-filled experience. Families will also love the tennis court, Pullman Fit Trail, an extensive array of restaurants for memorable meals altogether.

What to book: The Pullman Family Beach Pool Villa offers an intuitive contemporary design with 300 square metres of space for the family to relax. A separate kids’ room with a bunk bed offers exactly the right blend of privacy and company. The family villa is available from 1,400 USD per night in a Beach Villa.

Mövenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives

Location: Nestled in the undisturbed Noonu Atoll in the north of the Maldives, the resort is a 45-minute seaplane flight from Velana International Airport in Malé.

Families will love: Mövenpick’s global family programme provides attractive kids’ offers and facilities for families, such as the Little Birds Club. The activities at Little Birds Club are flexible and tailor-made for different age groups, accommodating children with different interests.

Image: Mövenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives

Junior VIPs can splash around at the pool by the Little Birds Club, while adults can enjoy some downtime at the stunning beachfront infinity pool. Families love the extensive array of excursions, which include dolphin cruises and turtle adventures.

Thanks to the resort’s babysitters, parents can enjoy romantic moments such as a starlight Champagne cruise, private romantic dinner on the beach, or a couples spa treatment.

What to book: Mövenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives offers a spacious three-bedroom Beach Spa Pool Residence, perfect for larger families. Sleeping options are flexible with two of the bedrooms offering king beds and the third bedroom offering twin beds. The large dining table seats up to six people.

The Beach Spa Pool Residence is available from 4,850++ USD per night for 6 or 4 adults and 2 children. Rates include a daily complimentary one-hour massage for two, free-flow beverages at selected outlets, daily mini-bar replenishment, complimentary group sunrise and sunset yoga sessions, non-motorised water sports and snorkelling equipment and a complimentary excursion each week such as fishing, dolphin watching, or a sunset cruise.

Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi

Location: Set on the Shaviyani Atoll in the North of the Maldives, the resort is a 55-minute seaplane flight from Malé. The island boasts a crystal-clear 600-hectare lagoon.

Families will love: Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi offers an art studio for younger guests, with painting and crafts utilising recyclable materials. Families can also engage in educational experiences with the resort’s marine biologist who is on hand to offer lessons on marine life and conservation.

Image: Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi

Menus are available for younger children, ensuring families can dine together at the gorgeous array of restaurants. One of the many highlights of the resort is the ‘Coralarium’, a semi-submerged tidal gallery that interlinks the skyline, inter-tidal waterline and seabed.

The Coralarium structure, and the sculptures within, act as an artificial reef, encouraging local marine life to make it a home. For the ultimate enjoyment of the 9-kilometre house reef, experienced diving guides can help guests to begin their diving journey or diving certification on the island.

What to book: Elegant and wonderfully proportioned, this rustic Two Bedroom Water Sunrise Villa offers bounteous amounts of space for families. Located on the waterbeds of the serene Indian Ocean and just a few steps away from the picturesque white sands, this villa is the epitome of Maldivian living. The Two Bedroom Water Sunrise Villa is available from USD 3,400 per night from March to April, and from USD 3,200 per night from May to September.

Raffles Maldives Meradhoo

Location: Set in one of the world’s most remote and pristine locations in the Gaafu Alifu Atoll, found at the southernmost reach of the Maldives, the resort is a 55-minute domestic flight and 15-minute speedboat ride from Malé.

Families will love: Raffles Maldives Meradhoo is a truly luxurious setting for the grandest family getaways. Marine Butlers lead guided explorations of the resort’s two spectacular house reefs while a personal Butler is available at any time of the day or night to facilitate private boat trips, hearty feet-in-the-sand meals under the shimmer of flickering tiki lights at The Firepit, or indulgent treatments at the resort’s overwater spa.

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Image: Raffles Maldives Meradhoo

Raffles Maldives Meradhoo’s team of Children’s Butlers can be enlisted to entertain younger visitors, and specialist planners are available to facilitate anything from surprise birthday parties to decadent anniversary dinners.

What to book: Occupying an unblemished stretch of the resort’s blissful Beach Island, the vast six-bedroom Raffles Royal Residence is perfect for larger family gatherings. Stretching comfortably over 1,700 square metres and accommodating up to 15 guests, the Royal Residence’s heart is the three consecutive reception rooms that border its 40-metre pool and look towards the property’s private beach.

Whether savouring a fully catered barbecue or simply admiring unimpeded views of another staggering sunset, everything that the resort offers can be enjoyed in absolute exclusivity. The Raffles Royal Residence is available from 16,000 USD per night.

Feature image by Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi
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Siyam World Hosts Summer Football Camp With Spanish Goalkeeper Star Player José Manuel Pepe Reina Páez

Get ready to kick it up a notch as Siyam World Maldives gears up for an epic summer football camp. This camp is hosted by none other than Spanish football sensation, José Manuel “Pepe” Reina Páez. Guests can join in on the fun from June 23rd to 26th, 2024. Building on its tradition of hosting world-class football camps and following the success of its spring series featuring international legends and star players, this event promises to be a highlight of the summer.

Pepe Reina is set to bring his A-game to Siyam World for an unforgettable football experience. The trill can be experienced at its premier sports complex and full-size soccer pitch – The World Sports Arena. The three-day summer football camp in June runs from 16:30 – 18:00 hrs. This camp also offers participants the chance to receive personalized coaching from the star goalkeeper himself. Along with a series of skill-building drills, friendly matches, and fun football-related activities, this camp is designed to inspire and excite football enthusiasts of all ages. Dressed in their personalized Rascal training kits, young players aged from five to 12 will seize the perfect opportunity to refine all aspects of their game. This includes everything from tactics to technical skills. This unique experience promises to enhance their abilities and provide memories that will last a lifetime.

José Manuel “Pepe” Reina Páez is a Spanish professional footballer renowned for his exceptional skills as a goalkeeper. He is also known for his dedication to nurturing young talent. With a career spanning La Liga and beyond, Pepe Reina brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the game.

Our goal is to inspire our young guests to dream big. Seeing a legend or a star player in person can help these youngsters realize that making their dreams a reality is possible, says Ausy Waseem – Resort Manager at Siyam World.

Legendary Line-Ups at Siyam World

But that’s not all! Siyam World is no stranger to hosting football legends and star players. Earlier this year, the resort scored big with a legendary line-up featuring Wayne Bridge, Adrian San Miguel Castillo, Francesco Totti, and Michael Owen.  These stars led unforgettable spring football camps. Guests had the chance to hone their skills on our impressive sports complex and soccer pitch at The World Sports Arena. With this, guests were able to soak up world-class coaching and immersive experiences as well. 

Furthermore, Siyam World has also had the pleasure of hosting several other football legends and star players recently. This includes players such as EstebanCuchu” Cambiasso, Carlos Puyol, Marco Materazzi, and Robert Pirès. Joining them were players like Harvey Elliott, Kostas Tsimikas, Juan Sebastián Verón, Roberto Pires, Eric Abidal, Nicola Ventola, Bobo Vieri, and Jay Jay Okocha.

Now, it’s time to keep the momentum going with “Pepe Reina” leading the charge. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to train with one of football’s greatest. And now, you can do that at one of the most beautiful locations in the world!

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