KIHAA MALDIVES: A PARADISE FOR FAMILIES
“Smell the sea, and feel the sky. Let your soul and spirit fly”- Van Morrison
In World Kids, we believe in the importance of traveling and how traveling is much more than visiting a new destination. It is what we experience, discover and feel which truly makes the difference. We try to discover books that help us gain a deeper understanding of other cultures, travel guides that show us the path less traveled in each country and hotels that are out of the ordinary, and in direct touch with nature.
Today we are honored to partner with Kihaa Maldives and show you one of the best-kept secrets of the Maldives archipelago. Located only 5 minutes by private speedboat from Airport, Kihaa is nestled in its own 540-meter long island and features Beach Villas and Over Water Suites with exquisite design and breathtaking views.
Kihaa in local language means “young coconut’’. Is it a fruit? A vegetable? A nut? Or… a seed? Kids make your guess!
Imagine yourself and your family enjoying a friendly atmosphere, relaxing and embracing life on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world with its spectacular nature. The island is located just a few stones away from Hanifaru Bay, a UNESCO protected biosphere reserve. The jewel of Baa Atoll is where a dream vacation begins!.
So much beauty: crystal waters, clear nights of moonlight, shooting stars, beautiful sunsets, turquoise water, relaxation, snorkeling with the whale sharks and manta rays, scenes with playful dolphins… It is a slice of paradise!
There are several options of accommodation for families from the spacious and private beach Villas to the prestige lagoon beach villas with direct access to the beach. There are also waterfront beach villas and garden villas with private pools and family suites with outdoor rain shower. If you prefer to stay over the turquoise lagoon of the Island, then your choice is the water villas where you can be completely surrounded by the ocean.
The resort is also a heaven for kids, with one of the safest environments you could imagine, with no traffic and away from the stressful city, white sandy beach and the beautiful waters of the lagoon surrounding the island. Kids under 6 years of age stay and eat free, there is also a special children’s menu and many kid-friendly.
The facilities of this all-inclusive resort are extraordinary including a variety of restaurants (don’t forget to enjoy the delicious Maldivian traditional cuisine), swimming pools, a full-service spa, gym and even a children playground and kid’s club, where you can leave your kids in the careful hands of their kid’s club girls. The hospitality of Kihaa staff is extraordinary and in-room childcare is also available.
Kihaa Maldives is the ultimate destination for ocean explorers who want to experience the wonders of the Indian Ocean. It is located in the middle of the UNESCO biosphere reserve of Baa Atoll. Hanifaru Bay, where Mantas and Whale Sharks congregate just across the lagoon. Kihaa is without any doubt the perfect destination for an unforgettable underwater experience with many options and possibilities for snorkeling and diving.
You can also experience a wide range of watersports: fun tube, Water Ski, Wakeboarding, Windsurfing, Catamaran or JetSki. Some of the excursion experiences offered by Kihaa Maldives include dolphin watching, turtle quest, night fishing, sunset cruises!
If you are interested in learning more about the Maldivian culture, Kihaa offers the possibility to visit a real “Maldivian” local village and learn about traditional coconut crafts, see native flora and local craft shops. It is also possible to meet a Maldivian family and get to know their way of life by joining them for homemade snacks and tea.
If you believe that happiness comes in waves and that life is better at the beach, visit Kihaa Maldives, a once in a lifetime experience!
All photos are courtesy of Kihaa Maldives.