Running out of ideas for your family holiday? There are so many great destinations to explore in Asia and beyond! Travelling with the kids will be a breeze, too, at these hotels and resorts that have family-friendly facilities and activities that’ll keep everyone busy and entertained. Whether it’s close by in Malaysia or Thailand (or even a Singapore staycation!) or a trip to South Africa or Australia, near and far, we’ve got you covered!
Pan Pacific Serviced Suites
Enjoy a relaxing stay in homely comfort at Pan Pacific Serviced Suites in Singapore. There are two great locations to choose from: one in the heart of Orchard and the other within the heritage enclaves of Haji Lane and Arab Street.
Each spacious apartment comes fully furnished with modern conveniences including a kitchenette, laundry facilities and 24-hour personal assistant, security and maintenance services. They also work great as transition homes as well as for extended stays (recommend them to visiting friends and family!). The kids will love The Living Room that houses a Xbox Kinect, pool table and wide collection of books. Meanwhile, you can have a dip in the pool, or do a workout in the 24-hour fitness centre.
Things to do
If you choose to stay at Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Beach Road (minimum two nights), head out to explore the various museums in the vicinity. And if you have little ones in tow, drop by the Children Little Museum in Bussorah Street and check out the vintage paraphernalia on display. You could then spend the afternoon with furry feline friends at Meomi Cat Café or indulge in a cold treat at Lickety Ice Cream & Waffles.
Shopaholics will love Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Orchard (minimum seven nights), located just besides Somerset MRT Station, and is a stone’s throw from countless malls, including 313 Somerset and Cathay Cineleisure Orchard. Or, you could take the kids trampolining at BOUNCE Singapore and fuel up on special kids menu items at Marché. Adopting a wellness theme, the property also houses massage chairs, a golf putting green, a hydrotherapeutic spa, hydro-bikes and hydro-treadmills.
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Telunas Private Island
Treat the family to a weekend getaway at beautiful Telunas Private Island. Just two short boat rides away from Singapore (that’s right – no tiring flights!), the resort’s overwater villas sleep up to three children in special loft spaces just for them. It makes for some super-exciting accommodation for the kids.
Before heading to the Telunas Spa for some pampering, drop your brood at the kids’ club, which has fun games and crafts that will keep them occupied for hours. While they’re being entertained, soak in the sun with an afternoon of watersports or kayaking in the mangroves. You can also visit the beach at nearby Telunas Beach Resort, whose shallow private beach is perfect for little ones. After a long day, fuel up with the delicious selection of international and local Indonesian fare by executive chef Surya at the Grand Lodge. There’s also a kids’ menu for your picky eaters!
Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas
Vacation in style at Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas, located on beautiful Mai Khao beach at the northern end of Phuket. At this luxury property, each pool villa boasts indoor and outdoor rain showers and a sundeck, and you can enjoy a wide selection of Thai and international cuisine, from tapas to seafood barbecue.
Take the kids to the Turtle Club where they’ll have fun making local crafts, going on nature walks and more. The grown-ups can enjoy a dip in the beachfront infinity pool or head to the spa for massages, elixirs and wraps. Want to sweat it out? Book a Muay Thai or yoga session, or get some sun with an afternoon of kayaking and sailing.
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Dhara Dhevi Hotel
Surrounded by paddy fields and farmland, Dhara Dhevi Hotel in Chiang Mai boasts architectural influences from the Lanna Kingdom, with suites decked out in marble, golden teak and Thai silks. It’s also just a short 15-minute drive from the airport!
Kids can immerse themselves in local Thai culture at the Lanna Kids Club, which offers fun and educational activities such as rice-planting, umbrella and fan painting, and even water buffalo rides. Engage your spiritual side with yoga (there’s children’s yoga, too) at the Ayurvedic spa, or hone your cooking skills at the culinary academy. If you fancy a romantic dinner, babysitting services are also available.
One&Only Wolgan Valley
Escape from city life and head Down Under to the sublime One&Only Wolgan Valley resort in New South Wales. Set amidst the rugged Greater Blue Mountains, the property is a two-and-a-half-hour drive from Sydney. Each free-standing villa offers gorgeous views and a private pool.
If you have family in tow, you can excite the little ones with horse rides and wildlife safaris and explore the hills and creeks. They can also take part in the Junior Rangers programme where they’ll learn about nature and wildlife. (Lightfoot guests can choose up to two complimentary activities each day.) By night, indulge in fresh produce and wines from the region at the restaurants or head to the bar for cocktails and small bites. As the stars come out, lounge by the campfire and gaze at the heavens.
Hot Deal! Stay in the Heritage Villa and two children can stay and dine for free – valid for stays until 17 December 2017. Stay three nights or more and receive 20% off the nightly rate and a AU$300 resort credit.
Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef
Enjoy a unique eco-luxury glamping experience in Western Australia when you stay at Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef. An hour away from Exmouth, the property is located by the beach and amongst the sand dunes of Cape Range National Park. Each spacious tent houses comfy beds and an ensuite bathroom.
The area is famous for its abundant marine life, and you’ll love swimming, snorkelling or kayaking to get up close to fish, dolphins and turtles on the reef. Kids will love learning about the outback on guided walks (they might even spot local wildlife such as wallabies) to the surrounding gorges, or trying their hand at fly fishing! You could also head out for a fun day of whale-watching before returning to a sumptuous dinner and wine.
The Residence Maldives
Who wouldn’t love a stay at The Residence Maldives in Falhumaafushi? Blending traditional Maldivian architecture with contemporary décor, the resort allows you to choose from beachfront and overwater villas.
Kids ages three to 12 will have a blast at the Kids’ Club, which offers games and crafts. Older ones will love heading out to the sparkling blue water for sports such as kayaking, snorkelling and water-skiing. Lounge by the beachfront pool or enjoy a family cooking class with the in-house chef. Need a break? Head to the Spa by Clarins for some pampering – there’s even a Junior Glow treatment for kids! Meanwhile, you can enjoy a soothing Balinese or hot stone massage, or a refreshing facial.
Hot Deal! From now until 31 December, kids stay free with the Family Getaway package. Valid for bookings of minimum three nights.
andBeyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp
Enjoy the beauty of the great African wilderness and Kenyan hospitality at the andBeyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp. Located along the Sabaringo River, this luxury camp offers Maasai-inspired suites that offer stunning views of the plains of the Masai Mara.
Kids will love the WILDchild programme, which offers exciting and interactive activities including stargazing, Bushman games as well as practical tips such as learning how to find food and water. For a bird’s eye view, hop on a hot air balloon and watch the sunrise. During the day, go on a classic safari game drive, go horseback riding or go on guided walks to the nearby rivers. After all that walking, head back for a relaxing massage or shop for Kenyan handicrafts at the Safari Shop.
The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa
Love the sand and the sea? Indulge in a stay at The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa. Situated by the beach, the resort offers a variety of rooms, from garden and beach view rooms and suites to a five-bedroom villa!
Get your little ones outdoors with the Westin Family Club, which offers activities such as nature walks and bird-watching for kids aged four to 12. For the more adventurous, head down to the water sports centre and try your hand at wind-surfing, sailing and more. Refresh and rejuvenate with a session at The Heavenly Spa By Westin. From Ayurveda and Indonesian wellness treatments to Traditional Chinese Medicine, enjoy one of their signature facials, body exfoliation and massages.
Hot Deal! Enjoy special Stay-Pay Deals until 21 December 2017.
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Located in gorgeous Datai Bay, in a setting steeped in natural beauty, The Andaman offers the perfect beach getaway. The luxury property offers spacious rooms offering views of rainforest and sea.
Little guests will be treated to a variety of fun and educational experiences at the Young Explorer’s Club. They’ll also love heading out with the adults to explore the 10-million-year-old rainforest that boasts an abundance of wildlife and plants – you might even come across animals such as the great hornbill, macaques, geckos and many species of butterflies. Also, enjoy a spa treatment at one of the open-air spa villas or enjoy sunset yoga by the beach. And, of course, you’ll want to try a snorkelling session to see how much marine life you can spot.
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Located along Bali’s southwest coast, explore and immerse into local culture at Alila Seminyak. This all-suite resort offers a tropical retreat and each room offers beautiful views of the sea and surrounding greenery.
Kids will be well-entertained with fun activities at Play Alila, Alila Seminyak’s kids club – from colouring and painting to storytelling and treasure hunts. Pamper your little ones with a trip to the spa for a manicure or wellness treatments such as the children’s massage featuring a citrus bubble foot bath and gentle coconut oil massage. Boasting only natural products, adults will love an afternoon of pampering. You can also head out for some shopping or, if you prefer to stay in, lounge by the pool till the sun goes down.
Nihi Sumba Island
Indulge in privacy and luxury at Nihi Sumba Island. About an hour’s flight from east of Bali, this exclusive resort offers panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. Each room and suite houses a comfy canopy bed and is decked out in beautiful traditional architecture.
Rejuvenate and relax with some yoga or a sunset massage overlooking the sea, or head outdoors for horse-riding, diving and more. Sumba is known for having some of the best waves in the region, so you’ll definitely want to try your hand at surfing. Besides the Kids Club, little ones will love a visit to Chris and Charly’s chocolate factory where they can try making organic chocolate. There’s also a pirate ship playground that will keep them entertained for hours.
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