Family-friendly travel is always high on our list, especially with a long weekend coming up. Find out where you and the kiddos can stay active, mama!
If healthy eating and keeping active are high on your list of New Year’s resolutions, why not start with a stay at a close-to-home resort specialising in wellness, fitness and unique holistic treatments for the whole family? This collection of resorts selected by the travel experts at KAYAK.sg will help you start 2016 on the right trainer-clad foot.
Do your little yogis love to bend themselves into pretzels? Take them to incredible India, the birthplace of yoga, where they can perfect their downward dog. If it’s your first time to the subcontinent, laid-back Kerala is a good place to start. Vedic Village Resorts boasts a beautiful garden with ample greenery to calm the nerves. While you’re there, try out the free yoga sessions or take the kids on a Backwater cruise to catch a glimpse of Kerala’s back canals. Closer to nightfall, navigate around the old marketplaces and historical landmarks on foot to experience what Kerala really has to offer. Don’t leave without indulging in an Ayurvedic massage, a specialty of the region.
The beautiful southern coast of Bali is a great place to stretch out the legs after a decadent holiday period. If you’re looking for an adrenaline rush, hop on the complimentary beach shuttle and take the little rascals for a day of surf and sand at Kuta Beach, or raft past colourful Hindu temples on the Telaga Waters. After soaking up all that vitamin D, make yourself at home by treating the family to a full-service spa back at the hotel.
In addition to a top of the range gym and recreational facilities, Action Point Fitness Resort has 100% customisable fitness regimes for the family. While you’re sweating it out at hot yoga, let the kiddos play a game of table tennis or go for a swim at the resort’s infinity pool. The hotel also offers cooking classes, movie nights and beach workouts, making it the perfect place to kickstart a healthy year.
Unwind on the private beach at the Holiday Villa Beach Resort & Spa or add some excitement by taking the munchkins out jetskiing or fishing for a day. If you’re looking to explore the island as a family, join an island tour or mangrove cruise. The resort comes equipped with a fitness centre and tennis court to help you and your little ones stay in shape without having to travel beyond the resort itself. After a long day exploring the coast, take the family for a relaxing body massage to help release any remaining post-activity kinks.
This beautiful resort is right on the best stretch of Chaweng Beach and just steps away from an array of water sports, the Phetch Buncha, and Thai Boxing Stadium. If your kids are social butterflies, they are likely to find other children their age on the beach to play with while you recline on a sunbed sipping on a cocktail. Go island hopping or take a longboat trip as a family to Ko Taen and Ko Matsum for a day out snorkelling. On land, check out Chaweng Walking Street to experience the colours, sounds and scents of Koh Samui. The market is especially great for scoring deals on clothes, bags and of course, cocktails.