We are a family of 4 booked to Centara Grand for 8 nights in April. Boys will be 12 and 10 by then. We are book into a family water villa and intend to snorkel and snorkel some more as the boys are great swimmers. Hubby and I have been to the maldives years ago prior to having the kids but this is our first visit with the boys. We are so excited. Hope to go on some trips with a view to seeing as much as we can underwater without the scuba diving. Hubby and I were diving last time but think we will stick to snorkelling this time. Have booked Centara for the reef and accessibility to the family water villa. Fortunate to have Island Club upgrade included. Any advice greatly appreciated for this trip. We are flying from the UK but travelling via Dubai for a few days en route. Flying back to Uk direct with BA. We would really welcome advice on Centara, Kids in the Maldives. seaplane transfers (personally I am totally dreading this as I hate hate hate flying due to a bad experience as a child in a 2 seater light aircraft! but kids are really looking forward to it which is fortunate) and/or snorkelling advice. Am intending to buy the boys semi decent snorkel equipment to take as its very important to me they enjoy the sea life experience.
Would really welcome and advice on any aspects of the trip. Any included tours to do? Airport advice? Snorkelling? Centara? Is it likely we will see whale sharks?
Thanks so so much.