5 ‘Familymoon’ Holiday Ideas

This summer, the footballer Lionel Messi chose to honeymoon with his extended family, rather than just his new wife. In an increasingly fast-moving world, multi-generational travel offers a chance to step off the wheel and spend time with those who matter most. For parents, taking the grandparents potentially means free childcare. It's also the perfect way to celebrate a milestone birthday, a retirement or an anniversary. Whatever the reason, quality time with your loved ones is a given. Here are some suggestions.

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3. Anantara Kihavah, Maldives

This family-friendly retreat in the Maldives’ Baa Atoll is a short seaplane ride from Malé – just the ticket to revive family members after a long-haul flight.

For the kids: the seaplane transfer, turtle and dolphin spotting, trampolining, rock-climbing, outdoor cinema screenings and younger-palate-friendly menus. There are also eye-catching distractions at dinner, especially at the underwater restaurant.

For the parents: the 24-hour babysitting service, sunset yacht cruises, scuba-diving, parasailing over the archipelago, an underwater wine cellar and a dedicated villa host to organise everything for you.

For the grandparents: all of the above, with the bonus of an easily reached reef (50 metres away).

From about £645 a night for a Beach Villa (kihavah-maldives.anantara.com).

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