If you are looking for a country for a fun family getaway, Thailand should be your top choice; here’s a guide to planning an unforgettable trip to the ‘Land of Smiles’.
The Type of Holiday
Consider the type of family holiday you want; it could be one where you look to experience local culture with temple and market visits or spend your days lazing on the beach; alternatively, you may prefer a holiday with more adventures like jungle trekking or wildlife safaris. You can look to include a bit of everything too!
Select the Destinations
Once you know the type of holiday, you can focus on the destinations to head to. For cultural discoveries and visiting modern attractions, Bangkok is ideal. For coastal retreats and water sports, islands like Koh Samui, Phuket and Koh Phangan are perfect, while Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai offer exciting jungle escapades.
For accommodation, there’s much to choose from be it hotels in Siam, Bangkok or resorts in Chaweng Beach, Koh Samui. Consider family-friendly properties from brands such as Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas that have babysitting services and kids’ clubs with rewarding activities that can include cooking classes and Thai dancing.
Select Special Activities
Depending on the destination, there are special activities to try. On coastal getaways, make sure to enjoy snorkelling at places like the Similan Islands and kayaking at the Ang Thong National Marine Park. Not to be missed are Chao Phraya River cruises, elephant encounters in the Golden Triangle and zip-lining amidst the forests of Phuket!