So we were really very concerned about going to Maldives with a 22 month old.....to the extent of cancelling our trip and going elsewhere! On top of that, we were booked at a resort which did not have any dedicated kid's facilities (Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru). This was majorly owing to some last minute change in the destination.
In short, we're very glad we went ahead! The Resort staff through the ranks (uptil the GM) went out of their way to look after our needs! The GM went to the extent of personally cooking (daily) specific Indian dishes for our son....other dietary requirements were looked after as well. They had also given us the option of getting a babysitter if we needed one (of course, with a bit of advance notice). It's a different thing that we didn't avail this, nonetheless the gesture was noteworthy! The staff quickly befriended our little one, and on many occasions, came away from their 'posts' to play with him. This wasn't any special treatment....there were other families with children there and we saw similar treatment meted out to one and all. We felt welcomed and very well looked after.
All in all, apprehensive parents should consider setting aside their worries and going for it! It is NOT a 'terrible' idea to take your children to the Maldives!Edited: 25 June 2014, 14:00