Traveling with family is a precious chance to get together for some unique experiences and to create lifetime memories. However, it is never easy to plan a family trip, especially with a big family. When you have to bring elderly and kids with you on trips, there is a lot to consider besides everyone’s interests. You will want to select a location that doesn’t require long flying time, a place that is not crowded and at a slow pace, and the most important is a relaxing hotel that can accommodate the large group.
After consolidating these basic needs, it seems that Phuket, Thailand has everything it takes for a family trip!
It just takes about 3 hours flying from Hong Kong and less than 2 hours from Singapore; The cost of living is rather low; Not too many tourists; Not many traffic jams; And many villa resorts providing wonderful accommodation for large groups to enjoy their stay with everything they need. We have carefully picked the best resorts for a family trip here below, saving you the hassle when planning a family trip!
Best Value – Villa Tantawan Resort and Spa
Located 30mins away from Phuket International Airport by car, 15mins away from Kamala Beach and 5mins away from the city by hotel’s free shuttle bus service, this resort is a perfect hideaway if you prefer to be away from the crowd. Villa Tantawan Resort and Spa offers villas overlooking the glistening Andaman Ocean with a choice of up to 3 bedrooms, accommodating up to 6 adults. This villa provides great values for a family trip at an affordable rate with each villa features a 40m2 infinity pool with sea and mountain view, poolside pavilion, outside dining area, kitchen and a jacuzzi bathtub. There is a restaurant, bar and spa to cater your needs without getting out of the resort, you can definitely enjoy some quality time with your family all day long during your stay!
Sleep in a floating glass container! – The Naka Phuket
Away from Phuket International Airport 40 mins and just 10 mins away from Patong by car, The Naka Phuket is fairly accessible yet a great location to enjoy a piece of your very own piece of privileged space. Blending in the natural landscape of a gradually sloping cliff, the most remarkable feature of The Naka Phuket is the overhanging bedroom with floor-to-ceiling windows surrounded in each of their villa, providing a unique sleeping experience in a ‘floating glass container’ protruding 6-meter off the edge. The Naka Phuket provides a villa stay with up to 3 bedrooms, accommodating up to 8 persons. Each villa comes with an infinity pool with 180° Seaview. Outside of your luxurious villa, there is also a lot to experience in this resort – restaurants and bars, a spa, gym, Olympic-sized infinity pool and an exclusive beach for beach and water activity lovers. The resort offers a free shuttle bus service to Patong, saving you the hassle of getting a ride to downtown.
The heaven of all heaven for BIG family – Paresa Resort Phuket
Have you ever dreamt of living in a heavenly 3-storey Seaview suite, this luxury resort is definitely a dream-come-true to everyone.
Located on the cliff of Kamala Beach, Paresa Resort Phuket is 7 mins away from the beach and 1 hour away from Phuket International Airport by car. This resort offers villas up to 4 bedrooms, accommodating up to 8 adults and 4 children. The 4 bedroom grand villa comes with 3 infinity pools, fully fitted kitchen, wine cellar, lounge and dining room that can seat up to 12 guests along with stunning sea views, which is a perfect venue for a large family. If you are planning a family trip with just a core family of four and two eldery or so, the 2-bedroom ocean pool residence with a maximum accommodation of 6 adults and 2 children would be more than enough. The residence is equipped with a 12-meter-long overflowing infinity pool, the bedrooms are connected via an external balcony and each bedroom comes along with its own living space and luxury bath that faces the ocean, making sure everyone has their own time to relax well while staying with the group.
One step out to the beach – Rosewood Phuket
Lies along the southwestern coastline at Emerald Bay, Rosewood Phuket owns a piece of private beach for their guests. The resort provides beachfront or ocean view villas and pavilions up to 2 bedrooms, offering accommodation for up to 5 persons. Each bedroom features en-suite bathroom and an open-air deep soaking tub. Two separate sun terraces feature infinity-edge pools overlooking the Andaman Sea with direct access to the beach.
Besides various dining options at the resort, you can also find a fitness center, spa and pools with different features including one specially designed for children. This resort takes special care for children by offering kid amenities sets, age-appropriate room amenities and toys, books, arts and craft items and board games, making sure your kids are busy enough with themselves.
All-in-one hotel with up to 5 bedrooms – Sri Panwa Phuket Luxury Pool Villa Hotel
The villas sit 40-60 meters above sea level at the very tip of the cape, commanding breathtaking views of the surrounding islands and the Andaman Sea. The hotel offers villas up to 5 bedrooms, providing accommodation for a maximum of 10 persons. All villas offer panoramic ocean views and each of them comes with a large infinity pool, an outdoor bathing area with a separate rain shower, steam room and an ocean view pavilion of its own.
There are good numbers of dining options and activities available at the hotel. For dining, you can choose from barbecue to hotpot, from Thai food to Japanese, there is even a cooking school, all available inside the hotel! For activities, except for swimming in the infinity pools, the hotel comes with a private beach just a few steps away, a pier that enables easy access to 8 nearby beautiful islands for snorkeling and scuba diving. There are not just spa and gym center, you can even play tennis, Thai boxing, yoga, kayaking, cruising and yachting! For little kids, they can join the swimming class, Batik art painting or enjoy Foosball, Table Tennis or Pool in the Game Room.