When planning a tropical vacation or holiday, the Maldives is often at the very top of a list of possible destinations. With that, over the years, what was first viewed as a destination suitable solely for romantic couples, destination weddings or honeymoons, has now become a paradise for all types of traveling groups, including those with children under the ‘adult' age required in some overwater rooms.

Even though more children are accompanying their parents on vacations, it doesn't mean that all resorts will cater to the young travelers, especially if there are 2 or more in tow. However, with that said, there are a few standout resorts in the Maldives that do actually allow for 4 people to stay in 1 overwater room, even those who are younger than 15 years old. These resorts not only allow for more visitors in a room compared to neighboring resorts, but they also provide a wide selection of amenities and things to do, which makes for a very well rounded vacation for every member of your group or family.

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4 people in 1 overwater bungalow

Most overwater bungalow resorts, both around the world and those within the Maldives, cater to only 3 travelers or less. This tends to cause families with 2 children to change their vacation plans, or instead, stay at one of the beach villas. Thankfully though, there are a few overwater resorts within the Maldivian islands that do allow for 4 people to stay in 1 overwater villa. Generally these villas come with a king size bed and a couch that can be pulled out to make a second bed for the children. Some also give the option to bring another bed or cots into the room.


Also, if you’re interested in traveling with an even larger group, you’ll want to look into overwater resorts that have 2 or more rooms per villa.

Maldives resorts that allow 4 people in 1 overwater room

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

  • Water villas: 71
  • Total rooms/suites: 150


Part of the very highly esteemed Conrad Resorts chain, the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Resort is one of the finest in their current resort collection. At this location, guests will find 71 overwater rooms alongside 79 beach villas that span across a connected pair of islands that aren’t situated too far from each other. Some of the overwater rooms you’ll find situated on the first island while the rest of them jut out from the second, smaller island. Each room however, comes with either a king size bed or 2 twin beds and can very easily fit 4 people. The rooms also at this overwater resort also come with a minibar, espresso machine, private sun deck that’s outfitted with stairs that lead directly into the ocean below, bath tubs with an awesome ocean view, Wi-Fi, and an entertainment system.


This resort also proudly caters to food lovers with a varied assortment of restaurants, one of which is the Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, which happens to be the only all-glass underwater restaurant on the entire globe. Guests will also find wedding facilities, a dive center offering PADI courses, snorkeling, windsurfing, fishing (big game), a 2 story gym, infinity pool, and a Kids Spa alongside an adult spa. There are also boating excursions available to those who wish to visit neighboring islands.


  • Low season online specials from US$1,059 per night
  • High season online specials from US$1,737 per night
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Holiday Inn Kandooma Resort – Maldives

  • Water villas: 20
  • Total rooms/suites: 160


Situated on an odd shaped island with 140 island villas along with 20 overwater rooms, the Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives offers large rooms great for personal vacations and business trips. Each room comes with a king size bed and a sofa-bed and rollaway bed/cot which can be converted easily for 2 children to sleep on. Other room amenities include double glazed windows, air conditioning, a separate hanging closet, a very private pool, a separate living room, coffee maker, and minibar that sits alongside a full refrigerator.


A spa can also be found on-site offering 5 single treatment rooms and 2 deluxe rooms, a gym, a jogging track, fitness center, outdoor pool, barbeque grills, and more. If you like the idea of exploring more of the natural area outside of the resort’s main features, you can take an island hopping excursion, snorkeling excursion, or a dolphin cruise.


  • Low season online specials from US$1,190 per night
  • High season online specials from US$1,434 per night
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The Residence Maldives Resort

  • Water villas: 75
  • Total rooms/suites: 94


With more over the water villas compared to beach villas, The Residence Maldives serves as a luxury resort that’s part of a much larger chain of resorts that happens tooperate in a few different countries. You’ll find here, over-the-water villas that are large in size, with half of them featuring their own private pool. With that, however, you’ll find that all of the water villas here come with one king size bed and the option of adding a smaller bed for children. You’ll also want to note that each water villa comes with welcome amenities, an entertainment system complete with a DVD player and 40-inch TV, complimentary ironing, complimentary sorbets and fresh fruits, a mini bar, and a Butler service that receives very high reviews.


The resort itself compliments with 4 restaurants and bars and offers the option of scuba diving, snorkeling, boating, windsurfing, and kayaking during your stay. Those who wish to spend some time on land will find a sandy beach, swimming pool, fitness center, library, Kids Club and a gift shop. There is also a 5-star spa located right on the resort grounds alongside luxury wedding services.


  • Low season online specials from US$601 per night
  • High season online specials from US$1,228 per night
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Sun Island Resort & Spa – Maldives

  • Water villas: 68
  • Total rooms/suites: 426


A rather large resort that houses 426 rooms in total, with 68 of them residing over the water, the Sun Island Resort & Spa is the largest private-island resort in the entirety of the Maldives. Notably, it’s also one of the very cheapest, allowing guests a chance to save a lot of money while on holiday. Guests also have the luxury of selecting from all-inclusive plans, which rank very high at this particular resort.


This overwater resort caters to families and large groups with a plethora of activities to choose from including a diving school, water skiing, knee boarding, banana riding, beach volleyball, snorkeling, windsurfing and various land activities such as table tennis. There is also a children’s pool for the little ones and a fitness club for the adults. The overwater rooms found here are large enough to comfortably fit 2 adults and 2 kids and also include a private sun deck with stairs leading straight into the lagoon, great for easy access in and out of the water.


  • Low season online specials from US$356 per night
  • High season online specials from US$446 per night
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Embudu Village – Maldives

  • Water villas: 16
  • Total rooms/suites: 106


Known for offering great value to each and every single guest that stays here, the Embudu Village Resort is known as a solid option for those who are vacationing on a tighter budget. Altogether, there are 90 rooms, 16 of which reside over the water and offer views of the ocean and island. Unlike other stand-alone water bungalows that are positioned next to each other off of a boardwalk, the ones here are actually grouped into units of 4. This means that each room has one or two neighbors to share a wall with, meaning you’ll want to take that into strong consideration when designing your vacation.


Each room comes with a king size bed with the option of adding another small bed for children. Rooms also come with satellite TV, a mini fridge, bath tub with a jacuzzi, coffee/tea maker and a glass floor panel. Something that makes this resort unique compared to others is that there is also a glass roof panel in the bathroom, helping to allow light into the room. Stays here are all-inclusive and guests will find themselves treated to the main buffet restaurant and mini bar each day during their stay here. On-site you’ll also find a diving pool, volleyball, darts, table tennis, and a spa.


  • Low season online specials from US$622 per night
  • High season online specials from US$622 per night
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Reethi Beach Resort – Maldives

  • Water villas: 30
  • Total rooms/suites: 120


Another affordable overwater resort in the Maldives, the Reethi Beach Resort plays host to 90 island villas and 30 semi-detached water villas. Though the resort is mostly considered a medium sized resort, it does offer a pretty impressive list of amenities alongside things to do and see. There are 10 different restaurants on-site, each offering a different viewpoint. You’ll also find tennis courts here, in addition to numerous other amenities and activities that range from beach volleyball, table tennis, a souvenir shop, laundry facility, a business center, and a clinic. Water lovers will enjoy the dive center, snorkeling, canoeing, kite surfing, and the always fun, windsurfing.


Each room comes with air conditioning, a large sitting area, separate bath tub and rain shower, both hot and cold water, direct ocean view and a balcony with direct lagoon access. Each room also comes with 1 king size bed with the option of adding another bed for children.


  • Low season online specials from US$521 per night
  • High season online specials from US$536 per night
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  1. Thank goodness – people talking sense about this issue! I hope in future more resorts for adults only will open.

  2. I noticed these comments were posted before the adults-only resort I’m staying at next year opened, but one does exist now! Thank you for posting it in a different list on this site. I’m going on my honeymoon and was very particular about choosing a resort that would be peaceful.

  3. I totally agree
    Being a teacher, I work with kids all the time. There are times I don’t want to see or hear them at all. I’m happy to pay top dollar for the luxury, peace and quiet so why should I feel guilty for not wanting kids around?

    1. Nino,

      I agree. Some people are sensitive about this subject and that’s why I mentioned it at the top, but I think the majority of people agree with us that adults should have the freedom to spend a holiday without little kids around if we like. Thank you. -Roger

  4. I don’t understand why you’re pussy-footing around and making this a "sensitive" subject. Kids are noisy and disruptive at resorts. Many people don’t want to holiday with children around. The only people who are upset by this are parents who think their little darlings are so wonderful that everyone loves them. Wrong.

    We’re a couple with time and money and we seek-out resorts with no guests under 16 (or preferably under-18). There’s no shame in that, and there’s no need to be shy about promoting it.

    1. I totally agree with you. I avoid anywhere where there are likely to be kids as they completely ruin the ambience and peace and we pay top dollar for a break and don’t deserve having to put up with other people’s problem brats.