Four reasons for a family vacation in Maldives and Mauritius

Four reasons for a family vacation in Maldives and Mauritius

Compared to the 90s, family vacations are now a sensory experience for each member, be parents or kids. Thanks to interesting itineraries tailored by hospitality brands such as The Residence by Cenizaro, there is something for everyone. We give you the top four reasons to prove why family holidays are so special at the Residence resorts in Maldives and Mauritius. And no, it’s not just their idyllic setting.

  1. Kids Club

The Residence Maldives – Dhigurah and Falhumaafushi – have Kids Club to take care of kids between 3 and 12 years of age. The Turtle Kids Club (open from 9 am to 6 pm) at The Residence Maldives offers a wide array of activities. The highly-trained Kids Club team engage kids with treasure hunting, arts and craft sessions, Dhivehi language practice, and cooking classes. Indoor, as well as beach games, are also arranged for them. With at least five, one-hour-long activities available every day of the week, children can spend time doing what they love while making new friends. The resorts also offer paid babysitting services on request.

To make its youngest clients’ vacation a time of endless fun and adventure, The Residence Mauritius has the Planters Kids Club (open from 9 am to 10 pm). Children from 3 to 12 years of age can play at the Club’s 400 square metre area and the surrounding gardens. An experienced team of professionals supervises a wide choice of activities that include treasure hunts, snorkelling classes, sports competitions, body painting, the Internet, hikes and picnics, glass-bottom boat tours, theme days, pony rides, and much more. The Club also hosts evening entertainment, fashion shows, plays and films, and storytelling activities for little guests.

  1. Family Concierge

At the Residence Mauritius, itineraries can be curated to keep families entertained, adults, and kids alike. The Family Concierge assists the holidaying family with yoga classes for kids, trips to UNESCO World Heritage Site, mini massages at the spa as well as late-night babysitting.

While the kids are being taken care of, parents can indulge their senses at the Spa by Clarins or go for a game of golf. There are bars and a poolside lounge that serve innovative cocktails and high tea accompanied by live music.

  1. Adventure in the Ocean

The perfect beachfront locations make the Residence by Cenizaro properties sought-after for families looking for water-based adventure. Discover the underwater world, ride the waves or go on leisurely boat rides, there are activities for the whole family.

In Maldives, the trainers at the PADI Diving Centre hold a variety of classes and excursions for novices and experienced divers. They can choose to snorkel in nearby reefs or go for an advanced PADI dive, both confine water and open water, to get up and close with the marine world such as hundreds of fish species, coral, sharks, bottlenose dolphins, green turtles, manta and eagle rays. There is an option for night snorkelling and fluorescence night diving too. Apart from the house reef of the resorts, they can also sail in a traditional Maldivian boat to other nearby dive sites such as Vilingili Kandu, Ekkala Thila, and Nilandu Kandu. A family of photography enthusiasts can take a lesson in underwater digital photography. Apart from these, families can book adrenaline-pumping activities too such as jet skiing, windsurfing, parasailing, knee boardingkayaking, and stand-up paddle boarding. Alternatively, they can go on deep-sea fishing trips, sunset dolphin cruise, or visits other islands and local villages around the resorts.

In Mauritius, families can discover the marine world at Belle Mare lies La Passe, a top dive site. They can also book water sports activities or snorkelling safari on the island of Ile aux Cerfs. The Waterpark Leisure Village at the resort has giant water slides, chutes, and wave pools for family fun.

  1. Endless Dining Options

Family holidays should not fall short when it comes to dining. The Residence by Cenizaro properties goes beyond the run-of-the-mill buffet meals. At the Residence Maldives in Falhumaafushi, families can choose to dine at the beachfront Dining Room or Falhumaa overwater restaurant. The resort’s main restaurant serves World, Asian, and Indian Ocean cuisines along with a children’s menu. At the Dhigurah property, apart from the signature Dining Room restaurant, there are Café Del Sol and Li Bai where families can have delectable meals that include contemporary Cantonese cuisines along with others.

At the Residence Mauritius, the many restaurants not only serve Mauritian cuisine, but also contemporary World cuisines along with Indian, Chinese, European, and Creole cuisines influences. The chefs use native produce and exotic spices to make delicious meals. They can dine at the Dining Room, Verandah, and Plantation oceanfront restaurant.

The chefs at all these resorts also conduct culinary classes where families can have a fun time cooking and eating together. Do not miss to take the Earth Basket tour, where They can learn about farming. After herbs-infused beverage tasting session and a walk in the plant nursery and garden, they can pick fresh produce that can be used to prepare a delicious meal for their family.

At the Residence by Cenizaro, thoughtfully curated itineraries and unique experiences give family vacations a whole new meaning.

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