A retreat for all water sport lovers in the Maldives

If you are looking for a family holiday that is full of fun and frolics, you must head for Vilu Reef & Spa Resort in SE Asian country of Maldives. This ancient island that makes you feel like Robinson Crusoe is situated inside the remote Nilandhe Atoll and you can get here in a 35 minute seaplane transfer from the capital Male.

You not only get some very beautiful beaches but also an interior full of lush green vegetation. This is simply a paradise for people of all ages. October marks the beginning of the tourist season and so you can also benefit from discounted rates that are available in the half term week.

Water-babies of all ages will love Vilu Reef’s latest family watersports package.  Adventurous, fun and for the whole family to enjoy, it includes an hour of canoeing, a two-hour catamaran excursion, three rounds on the fun tube, an hour’s snorkelling from a private speedboat and one hour of stand-up paddle boarding. Bookable in resort and available for up to six people to share it costs US$500* (saving US$206) and includes all equipment, fins and snorkels.

Purely Maldives (02380 736157 / www.purelymaldives.co.uk) offers a seven-night family package to Vilu Reef Beach & Spa Resort from £3,834 for two adults and one child sharing. Valid for travel on 26 October, the price includes return flights from Gatwick with Emirates, accommodation in a garden villa on a half-board basis, seaplane transfers, taxes and surcharges. In addition to a whole host of watersports, facilities also include an infinity pool, gym, PADI dive centre, extensive spa and a selection of dining experiences.

*Watersports package is subject to 10 per cent service charge and eight per cent GST.