Thailand is a fantastic family destination; with bewildering jungles, breathtaking beaches, and some of the best food you will ever taste. That’s before you even find out that Thailand has some of the most amazing family-friendly hotels and resorts in South East Asia. Additionally, many hotels here include splash pools, kids’ clubs, and beautiful luxurious family rooms. In this blog post, we take a look at some of the best family-friendly hotels in Thailand. Guaranteed to get you running to book your next holiday.
Booking your family-friendly hotels and resorts in Thailand
Booking hotels in Thailand is very straightforward. The majority of hotels can be found on multiple booking sites such as Hotels.com and Travel Supermarket. Firstly start researching and find a particular hotel or multiple hotels you are interested in. Then, use the booking websites to find the best deal. It is also worth checking what additional extras each site may offer you. Some sites give discounts for loyalty. Others offer free upgrades and late checkout to their loyal customers. You can also check out this blog post for details on how to get deals on hotel bookings here
1. Splash Beach Resort – Mai Khao Phuket
This resort is every child’s dream. An enormous waterpark including 9 themed areas for all ages. After a busy day of playing, relax with some evening entertainment on the beach watching a fire show. Likewise, they have an extensive daily activities agenda to keep everyone in the family busy from Thai lessons to seashell painting. This resort also offers the widest range of family accommodation options to suit every family. A choice of 7 different on-site bars and restaurants catering to all taste buds big and little.
2. The Village – Coconut Island
We absolutely loved our stay at Coconut Island. Amazing for a quieter escape due to its secluded laid back island location. There isn’t much time to get bored on the island though. We loved the free daily hire of their kayak and paddleboards, or you can also try sailing. Little ones will love the water slide and the multiple options for pools. Getting to the island is an experience in itself, with free speed boat transfers to and from the mainland. You have three accommodation options; Grand Villa, Pool Villa, and Jacuzzi Villa, each offers your own private pool or Jacuzzi. Travelling with babies? You may be interested in checking out their ‘All-Inclusive baby package’. This package includes a bottle steriliser, high chair, changing mat, cot or bed barrier in addition to other benefits.
3. Ananta Burin Resort – Krabi
Located just a 5-minute walk from the centre of Ao Nang and the beach sits Ananta Burin. This is a smaller boutique hotel with so much to offer. Guests have the choice of two swimming pools; one for relaxing aimed towards adults and one for the kids. Furthermore, the kid’s pool includes 2 water slides and a lazy river. Room choices here are extensive with a selection of different family room types and the option for direct pool access.
4. Phuket Orchid Resort & Spa – Karon
Water-splashing holiday fun for the whole family, Orchid resort really has thought of the entire family here. Firstly, a water park for the older kids that boasts the biggest waterslide in Karon. Plus two further kids pools with their own smaller slides including a toddler splash pool. The best part of the toddler area is 99% of the pool is under a UV cover. You can also make use of the great kids club, with its own mascot Guinlider. There is a great choice of options for family-friendly rooms available too.
5. Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort – Pattaya
Families will be spoilt for choice with the extensive leisure facilities on offer here. Uniquely, Centara Grand Mirage has a lost world theme that runs through the entire resort. They offer guests 8 different dining options for all tastebuds. There are two kids’ clubs to choose from. The first consists of a soft play area for small children. Then the club lounge is dedicated to families, a great space for overactive toddlers. However, the main event is the many swimming options you can choose from; a freeform pool, lazy river, waterslide pools, Jacuzzi’s cliff jumping platforms. As well as an adults-only pool and a monsoon island water playground for the younger family members.
6. Anantara Siam – Bangkok
Offering its guests a prestigious retreat from the crazy city, whilst being close to all the main attractions. Furthermore, Its convenient location is just minutes from the local BTS station. Anantara is a great base for exploring Bangkok. Despite its city location, children are well catered for. With a kids club, a large pool and outside play equipment. In the rooms, you’ll find children’s toiletries and bedtime milk and cookies. Family rooms are available as well as joining rooms for larger families.
7. Swissotel Resort – Patong Beach Phuket
The ultimate Phuket beach break, just a few meters from the beautiful sandy beach. Above all is its location, right within the lively entertainment district of Patong, everything is on your doorstep. However, the younger guests may never want to leave the hotel. ‘Kid’s World’ is an activity and amusement zone with games, crafts and a ball pit included for families staying. Finally, family rooms are light and spacious and there are lots of options for food including Italian and Japanese.
Which Family-friendly hotels and resorts in Thailand are your favourites?
We always love to hear about your travel recommendations. So don’t forget to message us if you stay at a fantastic hotel or resort so we can add it to our list! For more recommendations, why not check out our other family-friendly hotel page?