What makes a family holiday special? Above everything else, going somewhere together where you can all have fun no matter what your age. This is why we love Thailand for both parents and kids. If you’re looking for a family adventure where you can wow your taste buds, get close to nature, explore beautiful beaches and meet the friendliest local people, then check out the following for some Thai inspiration, starting with our favourite family friendly hotels in Thailand…
The Sights and Sounds of Thailand
A first-time visit to vibrant Bangkok or charming Chiang Mai is a true Southeast Asian wake-up call! Take the kids on a Klongs river tour where you get a fascinating insight into how local Thai people live. The kids will love seeing local schoolchildren running by the riverbank, spotting temples in the distance and exploring the local markets. Visit Thailand in November and experience the amazing Loy Krathong lantern festival in Chiang Mai together as a family- magic!
Staying by the beach in Thailand? – Krabi and Koh Samui are both wonderful areas for snorkeling and nature. If the kids are old enough- take them on a kayaking adventure to the stunning Ang Thong Marine Park or explore the beautiful area of Phang Nga Bay between Phuket and Krabi.
If you’re looking for even more adventure- then you can’t beat the dramatic sight of Khao Sok national park and its friendly inhabitants- the wonderful Asian elephant. A journey to Thailand isn’t complete without learning about the country’s oldest residents. Making a day trip to Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, or Elephant World outside of Bangkok, or top it all with an overnight stay at Elephant Hills will put a smile on any child’s face!
The Flavours of Thailand
Fresh and spicy Thai Green curry, comforting and coconutty Massamun and the amazing sweet and sour flavours of Pad Thai. Get your kids to try something new and introduce to them to the heart of Thai family life- the kitchen!
Chiang Mai is one of the best places for the kids to learn some cooking skills- we love the Pantawan Cooking School where you can spend the day learning all about how to use fresh Thai ingredients, exploring a food market and sitting down at the end to eat everything you have cooked together!
Family-friendly hotels in Thailand
Our dedicated team have hand picked the best hotels for your Thailand holiday, each one of them has been visited and we are available to answer any questions you may have.
The villas at Soneva Kiri are enormous and will accommodate families looking to spend time together and get plenty of space as well! The Kids club here is one of the best in Thailand, built out of bamboo with activities and slides, the facilities are second-to-none! Parents can take the opportunity to enjoy a romantic dinner at Benz restaurant whilst children are kept entertained with dinner and popcorn at Cinema Paradiso between 7 and 9pm. Who doesn’t love all-day ice cream and chocolate as well?!
Set in a film worthy bay off the coast of Krabi, The Rayavadee boasts 3 beaches and a huge amount of space for kids to play. Whilst parents can relax by the beautiful main pool area, kids can splash in the shallow pool or run around on the beautiful beach. At busy times of year, activities like football and nature trails can be organised for children- and they’re sure to love spotting wildlife around the resort.
An incredible family experience open for children aged 7 and up. The beautiful scenery of Khao Sok national park is breathtaking. Stay in the luxury tented camp of Elephant Hills and switch off from the outside world. There’s no wifi or phone signal here and it’s the best opportunity for kids to learn all about the surrounding nature. Children can get up close to the elephants-wash, feed and spend time learning about these wonderful animals.
If you’re looking for a resort which is close to the lively Bang Tao Bay in Phuket, but located in a beautiful quiet cove, then we love Anantara Layan for the brilliant variety of room types to accommodate families. The kids club here is also suitable for all ages and offers loads of activities including Muay Thai Kick Boxing, kayaking, sailing, football and volleyball.
Thailand offers a fantastic blend of fascinating culture, exquisite cuisine, unforgettable jungle and wildlife experiences and breath-taking paradise islands, all topped off with some of the best services in the world. Sunshine, scenery and ever-smiling locals will always guarantee Thailand to be a feel-good destination for the whole family.