The school holidays are on the way and what finer way to treat your loved ones than a tropical holiday escape?

It’s important to get the mix just right when choosing a holiday destination for your family. Budget is generally one of the most important factors, which is why Asia is a popular choice due to its value for money lifestyle. Thailand is also a safe place where the people welcome children, the culture is rich, the Thai cuisine delicious, and it offers a variety of tranquil beaches, mountain viewpoints and bustling cities. The perfect family holiday needs to please everyone. Parents want to have some time for themselves, enjoy local cuisine and unwind, whilst the kids need stimulation, fun, and the opportunity to run a little wild. A well-balanced break where you enjoy new experiences together can help improve and strengthen the bond with your children.

Tropical Beach Holiday

Phuket holidays offer adventurous families an irresistible combination of affordability, sunshine and beautiful beaches – which is why it’s a top ten favourite Asian holiday destination.

The island has a well-developed infrastructure and first-class facilities. There’s plenty of sights and activities that can be enjoyed by the whole family, including pristine beaches shaded by palm trees, water sports, forests for hiking, cultural shows, beach clubs, and fantastic shopping.

November to May is the ideal time to visit the stunning Andaman Coast. The sun is shining, the skies are blue, the sea is calm and warm. We have a tropical climate, even in the quieter season it doesn’t rain all day every day, and it’s still pleasant enough to sit on the beach or beside the pool.

Phuket has plenty of family-friendly accommodation options right on the beach, convenient if you have younger children and prefer to stay close to the hotel. You can easily find something that includes a living area, kitchenette and in-room entertainment options, it makes life a lot easier when you have kids.


There are a number of beach clubs at various locations around the island, Catch Junior is a favourite with families as it’s designed to keep youngsters entertained. They have the opportunity to run around in a safe environment, make friends and have a lot of fun, giving you some time to relax whilst still keeping an eye on them. There are shallow pools for swimming, slides, spider ropes for climbing, and they even have DJ classes to create a fun-packed atmosphere. The kids will love it, and so will you.

Family-friendly Fun

It’s a family holiday so you want a nice mix of things to do for everyone. You’ll find that a lot of the activities in Phuket are based around water, after all, we are an island.

It’s easy to arrange a boat tour out to one of the nearby islands, Koh Khai, Phi Phi Islands, Phang Nga Bay and Krabi are all accessible for a day’s cruise out to sea. Discover some amazing snorkelling spots, the water is warm and shallow and just under the surface the sea teems with colourful tropical parrot, butterfly and puffer fish. It’s a real adventure, exhilarating and enjoyable for everyone, if you’re feeling extravagant then treat the family to a day on a private luxury yacht with Andaman Cruises and make it truly memorable.

More water-based activities can be found at The Splash Jungle Park at Mai Khao Beach. ‘Phuket’s wettest, wildest water park’ has a wave pool, a 335m lazy river, some fantastic real adrenaline-rush rides, and huge body and tube water slides.

Teenage kids can be harder to please, though they should be thrilled with the wakeboarding at Anthem, a 50,000 sqm fresh water lake surrounded by jungle. There’s a full-size main cable and a smaller one for beginners, also a chill-out zone, massage facilities and pool if you just want to watch.

Also challenging is the Jungle Xtreme Adventure Park with the highest tree-climbing in Asia. Kids and adults will love this place as you walk amongst the treetops on suspension bridges, cables, and nets.

Thai culture is very different from anything in the west and Buddhism is the main religion in Thailand. For something completely different take a trip to the Big Buddha in Chalong, follow the winding mountain road up to the highest point on the island where the huge statue of Buddha sits waiting. He can’t fail to impress at a height of 45m. Receive a blessing from the monks who live there and check out the magnificent views across the island.

If you’ve never been to Thailand before it can be really exciting to explore a new place together. We’re confident that you’ll be hooked and booking your next adventure in no time.


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