Nestled among some of the most beautiful beaches of Southeast Asia, Phuket is a world-class family friendly destination that combines safe beaches, clean seas, great weather and an amazing selection of activities for kids or teens to chose from.
Acknowledging the importance for parents to spend quality time with children, Thailand is ranked as one of the most children-friendly countries on the planet and resorts have always made it their utmost priority to setup facilities and activities for kids just as much as providing a relaxing and fun experience for adults.
Now that the votes have been casted and the numbers checked, it is with great enthusiasm that we present you our 2015 Phuket kid friendly nominations! These are the result of a month long labor of love where we scored and reviewed individually hundreds of resorts to find those that offered the perfect mix of between quality accommodation, extensive children’s facilities, high levels of service and superb value for money in order to ensure you and your family the best possible family vacation during your stay in Thailand.
Set amidst 11 hectares of lush tropical gardens and facing the beautiful and untouched Mai Khao Beach, this 5-star award winning family friendly resort made the top of our list for 2015. Offering far more than just beachfront luxury accommodation and stunning views over the Andaman Sea, the JW Marriot Phuket boasts one of the the most extensive list of available activities that the entire family can enjoy either together or separately. Enjoy cultural classes (Thai cooking, yoga, classical dance, muay thai boxing, meditation, introduction to Buddhism and Thai language, arts & crafts, etc.), let your kids go wild in the children’s pool with water fountains and life guard assisted water slide, learn the arts of circus training with flying trapeze program, pyramid building and much more, take part in turtle conservation projects, play with the baby elephants that can be seen walking the resort’s extensive property or along the beach… [Read More about the JW Marriot Phuket]
Built right at the beachfront between a tropical lagoon and the Andaman Sea, the Outrigger Laguna Phuket Resort occupies an ideal location for young children on the beautiful Bang Tao beach where powdery white sand and calm shallow waters pose few threats to your little ones, making it one most family friendly beaches of Phuket. The resort also offers a profusion of popular child oriented facilities like a waterpark, multiple interconnected dedicated kids pool with a big water slide, a kids club with mixing both outdoor and indoor activities or just getting to meet Candi, the baby elephant that goes on a stroll every day in the afternoons. This new and award-winning, luxury resort also provides spacious and elegant Pool Villas that range from 1-bedroom up to 4-bedrooms featuring private lap pools and Thai sala pavilions nestled amid well manicured lush tropical garden… [Read More about the Outrigger Laguna Phuket Resort]
Enormously popular in the family friendly market and inspired by the classical Sino-Portuguese architecture for which the old town of Phuket is renowned for, the Centara Grand Beach Resort towers high at the far northern end of Karon Beach. Green hills and layers of sweeping palm trees surround the resort, while crystal clear waters of the Andaman Sea wash the perfect, white sand at it’s feet. However, besides the truly brilliant natural surroundings the Centara Grand Beach Resort is probably best known for it’s Splash Jungle Water Park, where intrepid guests can tackle more than 10 waterslides, including a Super Bowl Slide, thrilling Boomerango and cliff jumping platforms while the faint of heart can enjoy the sprawling Lazy River or any of their 4 swimming pools (main pool, Jacuzzi pool, adults pools and children’s pool). The E-Zone and Camp Safari are a godsend options for parents, who provide daily age-specific programmes for kids to enjoy so couples can have a little break to enjoy some time together… [Read More about the Centara Grand Beach Resort]
Located directly opposite a gorgeous and lengthy strip of sand, families staying at the Movenpick Karon Beach Resort will particularly appreciate their Kids Club, the largest play area for children in Phuket that is sure to keep young ones occupied during your entire holiday with fully supervised outdoor and indoor entertainment. Divided up into three zones, each of them is custom made for a specific age group offering everything from kite making, treasure hunts, Thai boxing, batik painting, arts and crafts, Thai dancing, cooking lessons, etc. An unsupervised zone is available for teenagers that includes computers with broadband internet access, playstation gaming consoles, DVD movie lounge and a library with various books, magazines and newspapers. The outdoor section has pool tables, sports equipment for football, badminton, tennis and ping pong tables. Parents meanwhile can enjoy the Resorts 4 swimming pools, a fully equipped fitness centre, a spa with 8 different Thai inspired treatment rooms, 2 tennis courts and the fine white sands of Karon Beach right in front of them… [Read More about the Movenpick Karon Beach Resort]
Sitting on it’s own unspoiled private beach amidst the lush tropical greenery of Nakalay Bay, the vibe at the Thavorn Beach Village and Spa is very laid back and focused on families looking for a private retreat. This luxurious four star beachfront resort is best known for its 25 acres of tranquility, spacious tropical orchid gardens, enormous lagoon shaped swimming pool (one of the biggest in Southeast Asia), barbecues that can be arranged on the terrace of your villa and it’s scenic, private beach. Guests have a choice to stay at one of 75 bungalows or 120 villas all decorated with a wooden Thai themes that fuse perfectly with the tropical nature. Amenities include a Kids Club, children’s pool, tennis courts, beach volleyball, 6 restaurants and spa services… [Read More about the Thavorn Beach Village and Spa]
Featuring its very own private white sandy beach in a secluded cove on Phuket’s Southwestern coast, Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort is ideal for families seeking relaxation and fun. Set in over 40 acres of tropical gardens, this imposing beachfront property offers 417 modern rooms and 55 luxury suites that capture the charm and elegance of traditional Thai design. Parents are sure appreciate the Penguin Club for kids aged 4 to 12, which offer lots of free supervised activities for your little ones such as sports including sports, arts and crafts, dancing lessons, team building games and much more while parents can spend some much needed quality time together. Facilities are extensive and include 2 enormous swimming pools, kids pool, a variety water sports, a gym, squash and tennis courts, 10 restaurants & bars options including a daily beach BBQ featuring live seafood catches and a seaside bar… [Read More about Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort]
The Centara resorts managed to secure 2 spots in our Phuket top 10 this year alone, a real success story for this Thai hotel chain that mastered the art of creating family friendly accommodation. Set against a backdrop of lush green hills and surrounded by gardens spanning over 15 acres the Centara Karon Resort Phuket is just a 2 minutes stroll from one of the island’s most popular beaches. With a renowned kids club, 3 children’s pools, water-slides and a brand new e-zone with daily activities your little ones are sure they are kept entertained throughout the day. But the resort makes sure to offer something for Parents as well with a large variety of facilities that include 3 sprawling pools with a swim up bar, sauna, tennis courts, a heavenly spa and 6 different restaurants and bars on site that make sure there’s a dining option to suit all tastes… [Read More about the Centara Karon Resort Phuket ]
The Holiday Inn Resort Phuket enjoys a great location just steps away from Patong beach and within walking distance to street markets, bars, restaurants and the local nightlife. The family & kids suites are every child’s dream, consisting of two connecting rooms, a standard one where parents can enjoy their own private space and a specially decorated in eye-catching colors one for kids where you can choose from pirate, circus or jungle themes complete with boat-shaped beds, XBOX gaming console, TV sets and a wooden box filled with games and toys. The Holiday Inn Resort Phuket is made of two distinctive wings, The Busakorn Wing is for couples seeking a more intimate experience together amidst tranquil pools surrounded by tropical gardens and the Main Wing, geared towards families with all of the kid-friendly amenities, and it doesn’t get any family friendlier than the two pools dedicated just for children. Their newly renovated Kids Club feature an underwater theme and offered a great variety of activities to keep the little ones busy and entertained in its 4 zones: Games, TV, Xbox 360, Arts & Crafts and more. Parents of children aged between 5 and 10 can safely leave them in the care of the Kids Club staff while heading off to to the beach or enjoy the resort’s other facilities like the 2 pools with swim-up bar, Jacuzzi or restaurants… [Read More about the Holiday Inn Resort Phuket]
If it’s a tropical beachfront paradise that you and your family are after, then Katathani will certainly fit the bill. Sandwiched between unspoiled palm-fringed beach and lush green hills, the Katathani Beach Resort features one the most idyllic setting of Phuket stretching along 850 meters of pristine white sand in the beautiful cove of Kata Noi Beach. The water is very calm and perfectly safe for children to play in and the atmosphere of Kata village is just like the beach, entirely kid friendly with no loud and crazy nightlife scene of the Patong type. Comprised of 479 rooms, six outdoor pools, including 4 kiddie pools, babysitting services, six bars and six restaurants, this is one of the largest 5-star hotels of the island… [Read More about the Katathani Beach Resort ]
Enveloped in lush tropical greenery, The Hilton Phuket Arcadia Beach Resort is just across the street from the white powdery sands of Karon beach, one of the most beautiful and longest beaches of the island. But being Phuket’s biggest resort, the facilities are so extensive that it would be possible to have a relaxing holiday without ever having to leave the resort. The 75 acres propery includes 5 swimming pools and 3 pool bars, steam rooms, saunas, a 1500 square meter Thai spa with 15 free standing treatment villas, squash court and tennis court, a 24-hour fitness center and six excellent restaurants to choose from. Kids receive a lot of attention as well as there’s an onsite playground, a sandpit, childcare center offering kids lots fun workshops and activities, babysitting services, two swimming pools with water slides and the Kidz Paradize Club is housed in an entirely separate building ensuring your kids can run, scream and shout all they want without you having to worry about them bothering other guests at the hotel… [Read More about the Hilton Phuket Arcadia]