With something for everyone, Hard Rock Hotel Maldives is the ideal Indian Ocean getaway for fun-seeking families this summer.
School is officially out for summer – meaning it’s up to parents to keep little ones entertained over the next few months. While children might be daydreaming of action-packed adventures during the holidays, mums and dads are more likely fantasising about peaceful beach days in paradise…
This year, everyone can be a winner with Hard Rock Hotel Maldives, as the resort has launched a new Family Summer Camp-Cation, bringing together all the action-packed fun of a children’s summer camp with the beauty and tranquillity of the Indian Ocean.
So, if you’re looking for the perfect Maldivian resort to keep everyone happy this summer, look no further…
Keep little ones entertained all day long
With full-day itineraries split into three sections – sports, arts, and crafts – kids of all ages and interests will have plenty to do, see and explore. One of the high-energy activities available is aerial arts. Taught in a specially designed studio by an award-winning instructor, children can test their coordination skills with apparatus such as silks, hoops, and trapezes – leaving little ones with serious showing-off credentials on their first day back in gym class.
Then there’s the street-safe programme led by a Brazilian jujitsu expert, designed to develop confidence while introducing young athletes to basic body movement skills. Mini chefs can take to the kitchen to practise pizza making and pastry rolling in cooking classes, while outdoor enthusiasts can enrol on gardening tutorials and learn how to plant trees, make terrariums, and get creative with plant-inspired crafts – all while being educated on the planet’s eco-system.
Dance lessons, music classes, painting hours, marine life discovery sessions and educational tours are just some of the many activities on offer. Additional programmes include weekly campfires, picnics, glow parties, beach football and volleyball, a scavenger hunt, an ice cream social – and even weekly showcases and award ceremonies.
Parents can relax and retune
Parents set on relaxing, meanwhile, can head to the Rock Spa for a ‘retuning’ treatment. The world’s first fully immersive music-centric menu, this is a spa like you’ve never known it – with sounds, vibrations and patterns incorporated into each treatment. Take to one of four ocean-facing treatments and indulge in a ‘flow’ or ‘pulse’ massage, and an ‘amplify it’ facial.
But relaxation isn’t reserved solely for spa treatments, as every accommodation is designed to be a blissful hideaway from daily stresses, too. Each overwater villa, for example, provides guests with their very own private infinity pool, while beach villas offer direct access to the pristine sands. Those opting for the sky studios can unwind from their private balcony overlooking the island resort.
Every option is a haven for relaxation, yet the Silver Family Suite is ideal for holiday-goers embarking on the Summer Camp-Cation. Across two levels with an open floor concept, families can come together without crowding each other – with room for up to six to eat, sleep, roam and play.
Grown-ups keen to keep fit over the week can also participate in sporty activities, from volleyball to kickboxing, and even Rock Om – an exclusive programme combining yoga with energetic music. If taking to the seas is high on the agenda, they can head out to The Watersports and Dive Centre, where snorkelling equipment is free of charge, and activities from diving to jet skiing is on the menu.
Make memories with family fun
When it’s time for everyone to exchange tales of the day’s adventures, guests can explore the resort’s venues, such as The Elephant and the Butterfly restaurant. Rooted in Mexico and inspired by Latin American cuisine, dishes include different guacamole mixes made at the table, ceviche dishes (with vegan options included), tacos, antojitos and more. With decor inspired by the love story of famed Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera and a beachfront location, there’s plenty to take in visually as the evening unfolds.
Then there’s Sessions, serving international fare in the open-kitchen restaurant, and of course, the Hard Rock Cafe Maldives. All the classic American style, with a dedicated kids menu as well as thirst-quenching beverages, it’s a winner for the whole family.
Yet guests at Hard Rock Hotel Maldives aren’t tied exclusively to the restaurants on the island resort, as they’re invited to cross the 800-metre footbridge to neighbouring island, The Marina. As part of the Indian Ocean’s only lifestyle hub, CROSSROADS Maldives, visitors can access more dining experiences, family-friendly pastimes and shopping outlets than anywhere else in the archipelago.
So, be it a beach break or an activity-packed getaway, Hard Rock Hotel Maldives is the dream destination this summer – for everyone in the family.