Raa Atoll is one of the largest and deepest atolls in the world, and it is here that visitors to the Maldives will find Joali. The 73-villa resort, with a variety of one- to four-bedroom residences – some private beach villas, others private water abodes – not only offers stunning surroundings in which to relax with an impressive art collection and contemporary design but is a great family-friendly option for travellers to the Indian Ocean’s tropical islands.
For the kids? The various activities on offer for kids include treasure hunts, native storytelling days where local storytellers interactively share their tales, and junior chef workshops where young cooks learn to create art in kid-friendly kitchens. There’s also a children’s spa featuring natural masks, hand and foot care and costumes.
The food? The resort boasts four restaurants featuring cuisines ranging from Asian to Peruvian, Italian to the Mediterranean.
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Family holidays to the Maldives, whether your kids are fans of the great outdoors, will love a children’s spa or are culinarily-inclined.
Joali is accessed via a 45-minute seaplane to the island, by transfer from Male to Ifuru Airport by a 45-minute domestic flight with a 25-minute speedboat ride, or by transfer from Male to Dhravandhoo Airport with a 35-minute flight followed by a one-hour speedboat ride.