If you’re planning your next big family adventure, then a holiday to Thailand should be on the shortlist.
Here’s a look at 5 of the best family resorts and hotels in Thailand. A trip to this incredible country is an experience that your children will never forget, and will have a profound impression on you all as a whole.
The friendliness of the locals, the beauty of the landscape and the fascinating cultural identity are Thailand's trump cards, mixing Buddhist philosophies with a deep respect for fellow man in one of the most beautiful places on Earth.
Plus, Thai people adore children, which makes it a perfect holiday destination whether you’re bringing small babies or adolescent teenagers
For a family holiday where everyone is kept happy, Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas is your best choice for a family resort in Krabi. Set in its own private bay in the Andaman Sea, the resort is described as both casual and stylish, and offers everything a family could desire. The resort has friendly resident monkeys, and a choice of four restaurants to choose between, offering seven different restaurants and bars to choose from.
Younger ones will be entertained at the Kids’ Club while teens have the Ozone to hang out in. There is also a waterpark with waterslides and waterfalls, children’s pool, cliff jumping platform, water sports, diving lessons and camp safari.
Nestled in the north side of the island, the Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort is in a great, family-friendly location, with the much busier Chaweng beach just ten minutes away.
Families flock to this resort for a number of reasons. The unique luxury resort offers a lot of bang for your buck. Parents can relax by the infinity pool, which looks out onto the Gulf of Thailand, while kids can join in the fun at the Baan Ling Noi (Little Monkeys) Kids’ Club. Activities for younger ones include pizza making, t-shirt painting and coconut bowling. The resort also offers lessons in its onsite cooking school, Thai boxing lessons, photography classes and day trips to neighbouring islands. Fisherman’s Village is close by and has a wide range of restaurants for family dining.
An oasis in the crazy and wonderful city of Bangkok, the Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel and Towers offers families a chance to relax in complete luxury within the confines of the resort. Located on the banks of the Chao Phraya river, the hotel provides an incredible array of dining experiences, with five separate restaurants, which will tempt even the fussiest of eaters! Inside, there are two swimming pools, a garden pool as well as a terrace pool and tennis court.
Bangkok is on your doorstep and deserves a thorough exploration. The Royal Orchid Sheraton I, a classic Thai boat, is a complimentary service which picks you and your family up from the hotel and sails to the Taksin Skytrain (BTS) station seven minutes up the river so you can tour the capital.
Banyan Tree Phuket is the perfect resort for a family getaway. This resort is home to individual villas, each with their own private pool and garden area. There are lots of activities to do as a family, with the soft sands of Bang Tao Beach nearby. However, if you feel like indulging in a spa treatment or sailing around the salt water lagoon with your partner , your little ones can become Banyan Tree Rangers at the Turtle Kids’ Club. Here little ones can go on Thai flora and fauna trails, make traditional umbrellas, batik painting and flower arranging.
Cooking classes, kayaking, yoga or just simply splashing about the pool (complete with jet cannons, pool set bar, water rapids and Jacuzzi) are other ways to enjoy time as a family.
Delving into the depths of nature, the Khao Lak Merlin Resort is a wonderful hideaway for a Thai family holiday with its own unique range of activities ready to take part in.
With four swimming pools, a children’s playground, tennis courts, table tennis and a special kids dining options at the in-house restaurant, this is a perfect choice to soak up a really authentic Thai experience in complete luxury.
Outside the hotel, nearby attractions include Chong Fah Waterfall, Lam Ru National Park and the famous ‘James Bond island’ – Khao Phing Kan.