Thailand for families

04 January 2019

If you’re looking for a holiday that’s a little bit different but where the whole family can be involved, then Thailand is for you. With beaches, mountains, jungles, wild animals and plenty of culture, Thailand has something to offer everyone.

Highlights for children

Thailand is renowned for its beautiful beaches and crystal clear waters. There are often near-shore reefs and plenty of fish to spot. Koh Samui and Koh Lanta offer the most family friendly resorts with plenty of on-the-beach accommodation and lots of shorefront restaurants for the children to play within view.

There are plenty of outdoor activities to take part in across Thailand. Trekking and zip lining should appeal to older children and there are plenty of nature activities at the tourist centres in Northern Thailand. Why not try a Chiang Mai night time safari taking in the giraffes, horses, pigs and many other animals in the open air.

There are plenty of things for children of all ages to take part in in Phuket. Check out one of the fantastic surf schools which provides you with all the equipment and all you need to provide is the sun screen! Or for adventures away from the beach, head to Elephant Hills on the border of the Khao Sok National Park. Every stay here includes a unique Elephant Experience, an opportunity to watch and interact with, wash and feed the endangered Asian Elephant. 

Our Recommended Hotels

With various hotels across Thailand, Centara Hotels are a great choice for families. Travel Counsellor Emma Cammarata recommends Centara Karon Resort Phuket for the family. The resort offers hours of fun in the kids’ club with daily activities, three expansive swimming pool areas complete with three children’s pools for the younger ones to splash in, two waterslides and pool games. Set beside Karon beach, the patrolled wide beach is perfect for building sandcastles or taking a dip.

Outrigger Phuket Beach Resort offers a beautiful, peaceful beachfront setting while also providing all the facilities a family could need. Children from four to 12 can enjoy the Koh Kids Club and take part in pool games, craft activities and Kids Night Out; with dinner, dessert and a movie in the evenings. If you need some time to yourselves, you can even take advantage of the resort’s babysitting service. 

Also in Phuket on the secluded Kata Noi Bay is the Katathani Phuket Beach Resort, a favourite of Travel Counsellor David Phillips. This 5-star property has a great location offers the six swimming pools, four kiddy pools and the Chang Noi Kid's Club.

 There is so much more to choose from in Thailand so contact your Travel Counsellor today to book your perfect family getaway to Thailand.

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