Travel search engine KAYAK.sg reveals family resorts in Asia satisfying everyone’s needs, ensuring that parents and kids alike have a proper break.
It can be a challenge planning family holidays, what with all the varying ages and interests to think about. Finding the perfect balance of your well-deserved holiday and a family trip to remember can seem impossible at times. That’s why the travel experts at KAYAK.sg have done the leg-work for you and come up with their top 5 family-friendly resorts in Asia, leaving no one bored and everyone happy.
We all know Thailand is a shopping mecca, but the land of smiles also has renowned family friendly resorts, like Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa, meaning you can shop-til-you-drop and get quality family time all in the same trip. The former Marriott resides along the Chao Phraya, River of Kings, and is just 15 minutes outside the city by train. This tropical island getaway features daily river cruises and free shuttle boat services to Saphan Taksin Skytrain station and the Asiatique night market, satisfying every shopaholic’s craving. Beyond that, the resort has a dedicated kids’ club and under-12s stay for free if they room with their parents. If mum wants to enjoy the luxurious spa facilities at the Anantara Spa while dad practises his serve at the tennis courts or vice versa, the resort offers fantastic babysitters that speak both Thai and English, to take care of the children.
While Bali is usually thought of as a romantic getaway, it also has a lot of resorts that cater to families with young children. One of them is the The Grand Hyatt Bali, situated in the serene and family-friendly Nusa Dua area. Parents can rest at the spa facilities while their children learn about Balinese arts and crafts at the on-site Kids Club, which also offers fun games, cultural activities, and an outdoor playground for kids aged 3 – 12 years old. You can also save money while relaxing in paradise, as children under 12 get discounted meals and children under six receive free breakfast.
For adventure-loving parents who want an off-the-beaten-track holiday, then travel Hanoi, Vietnam, and hop on the Victoria Express, an overnight train from Hanoi to Sapa. Check into the Victoria Sapa Resort and Spa, nestled among the picture-perfect northern mountains of Vietnam. Here, parents can expose their children to the wonders of hiking and teach them to become one with Mother Nature. For the young ones, a Kids Club is available on-site which provides fun for children as young as two. Older kids who aren’t too keen on longer hikes with the rest of the family can ‘check in’ at the Victoria Kids Club, where they’ll be entertained with plenty of activities, including the resort’s own rabbits at the Rabbit Garden.
If a city getaway is more up your alley, jet over to Hong Kong where a wide choice of family friendly hotels is available. One in particular worth checking out is the The Four Seasons Hong Kong, which has been singled out due to its dedicated children’s programme, ensuring every family member is well taken care of. Before arriving, simply provide the hotel with the names and ages of your child or children and they’ll be surprised with a welcome gift and child-sized bathrobes, perfect to get the pampering started. Impressively, infants are also very welcome at this five-star hotel, with complimentary infant amenities including pillows, blankets, disposable diapers, and toiletries. At only four hours’ notice, babysitting services are available as well, giving you the chance for a guilt- and child-free shopping spree in Hong Kong. On top of that, the location is perfect for a day-trip to Hong Kong Disneyland, the hotel being an easy train ride to the place where dreams come true for the entire family!
And what if you’re after the full Disney experience? No list would be complete without mentioning a theme park resort like the Disneyland Ambassador Hotel, located within Tokyo Disney Resort. While the Tokyo Disneyland Hotel and Hotel Miracosta (situated in Tokyo Disney Sea) might be slightly pricier than a standard family-friendly hotel, the Disneyland Ambassador Hotel offers all the perks and benefits of being at an official Disney hotel without burning a hole in your pocket. As hotel guests, children are spoiled with early admission into the parks while parents can rest easy as tickets can be purchased directly from the concierge or even when booking their stay at the hotel. Dreams can even be fulfilled first thing in the morning when children head to Chef Mickey for breakfast. Here they get to dine with the many Disney Characters who pop in for pancakes! The icing on the cake is the rooms with Mickey, Minnie, and Donald Duck décor, ensuring that children and parents alike will be fully immersed in Disney magic.
While you and your family are well taken care of at your accommodation, don’t forget to venture out and explore all that the surrounding areas and cities have to offer. With KAYAK.sg’s Activity feature, you will never have to worry about running out of ideas for things to do as a family.
Lead image: Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa
*Data provided by KAYAK.sg is based on flight and hotel prices found on 7 September 2016. Flight prices quoted are per person travelling from 8 – 13 December 2016 for return economy flights, hotel prices are based on families with 2 Adults and 2 Children, for the travel period of 8 – 13 December 2016. Prices are subject to change, availability may be limited or offers may no longer be available.