Travel with children can be tough. You just want to sit back and relax on the Beach with a book but the kids want to go to the pool, play, get something to eat… Sometimes it seems traveling with the kids is less of a vacation for the grownups! Thankfully, to save your sanity and give all the family a good time, Phuket has a selection of family-friendly resorts that put the fun back into a family vacation. Several hotels have the set-up just right with excellent children’s facilities, childcare, and kids’ meals as well as all the amenities the adults expect.
1) Dusit Thani at Bang Tao Beach
This popular resort showcases a range of options for the little ones. You can have an extra bed in the room for children under 12 for no extra cost plus there are often discounts given on extra rooms for kids. Children under four eat for free while older children have a 50 percent discount on meals, and there is a special kids’ host that looks after children’s food needs in the restaurants. Babysitters are available and there’s a kids club for older children. Check out;
2) Allamanda Laguna Phuket at Bang Tao
This all-suite resort in the Laguna Complex is a good deal for families with a kids club, babysitting, lots of pools, and suites that have their own catering facilities for fixing kids’ meals. The kids’ club is open every day and has a range of activities and facilities including inflatables, arts and crafts, team games, and TV. There’s a kids’ movie every Friday night and children’s meal. Read more here!
3) Talay Karon Beach Resort
This resort is fully focused on the small people in the party. The Siam Adventure club is dedicated to helping the kids have fun and explore their surroundings. There are plenty of activities within the resort and also excursions outside. A toddler pool and a kids’ pool make water play fun and safe. The KidzClub has a ballroom, slides, toys, and games for kids of all ages to enjoy. And then there are the children’s’ themed rooms. All these rooms are decorated in a variety of styles including castles and outer space and come with TVs and DVD libraries.
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4) Laguna Beach Resort Phuket
The range of activities for children and the young-at-heart at this resort puts the others to shame. Plus, there’s a huge water park within the resort that caters for all ages and keeps people cool during the day. There’s also a wading pool for little ones and a lazy river for floating. For small kids, the hotel offers a Kids Club. Children under the age of four must be accompanied by a parent but older kids can play under the supervision of the staff.
5) Laguna Holiday Club at Bang Tao Beach
A range of facilities is on offer for children at this resort, which takes the pressure off the adults. The swimming pool with water slide is great for bigger kids, and there is a Kids Club for ages three to 12 that features activities, games, crafts, storytelling and more. For children over the age of eight, there are scuba lessons in the pool – great for kids that love the water. In addition, the resort has a babysitting service.
6) Le Meridien Phuket
One of the highlights of this resort is the freeform pool that is great for kids. In addition to this feature that winds its way around the hotel, there is a kids’ club, activities for children aged three to seven, activities for older children, and children’s meals in the restaurant.
7) Holiday Inn Resort Phuket at Patong
Located in the heart of all the action, Holiday Inn has themed rooms for families the kid’s suites are a fabulous idea for families, with a room-within-a-room for kids containing bunk beds, TV, games, toys, and special decoration. There are also family suites available with connecting rooms, children’s meals, a kids’ club, babysitting facilities, and plenty of organized activities.
8) Club Andaman Beach Resort at Patong
You won’t need to leave the resort when you come here with the family. Club Andaman has so much to do for all ages, from video games to organized activities, toys to swimming pools. There’s also a babysitting service for children above the age of two.
9) Mövenpick Resort Karon Beach
Check out the Play Zone at the Movenpick Resort with its set of facilities for young (four to seven-year-olds) children and older (eight to 12-year-olds) children. There’s also a PlayStation room, DVD lounges, and an Internet room. This resort is a good choice for families and does a good job of accommodating children of different ages.
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