Looking for your next holiday destination? Treat yourself and the kiddies to a stay in a luxury yet family-friendly hotel. Here are our top picks worth shouting about...
Hip, hip, hooray, we love ourselves a holiday! There’s nothing better than getting into vacay mode and dreaming of distant climes. We’ll often be caught daydreaming about the best sandy beaches to chillax on and cocktails by the pool (thank you, kids’ clubs!). And, while we all love a spot of R&R on holiday, sometimes a touch of luxury is the cherry on top us hard-working parents deserve. Whether it’s for a special occasion or just to pat yourself on the back for surviving the trials and tribulations of raising children in Singapore, take a look at these luxury family-friendly hotels in Asia. Go on, treat yourself…
Rixos Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Wow oh wow, this is one gorgeous all-inclusive place to stay – especially if you’re looking for a luxe stopover enroute to Europe or the States. The Rixos Saadiyat Island gives off serious palace vibes; you’ll feel like royalty! Choose from the stunning rooms, suites or villas on option, then get busy planning your trips to the Turkish-inspired spa, mouthwatering restaurants and private beach for sandcastle action. Will the kids love it as much as you? Naturally! As well as being one of the most child-friendly hotels in the UAE, the resort’s Rixy Kids Club offers magic shows, cooking classes, treasure hunts, discos… the list goes on! There are also babysitting services on offer too so you can keep up your weekly date-night routine.
Rixos Saadiyat Island, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE; (+90) 850 755 1 797
Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay, Bali
Swit swoo! We’ve checked out the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay and we’re crushing hard. Not only do the breezy, bliss-inducing, Balinese villas (complete with your own private pool) have us reaching for our passports already, but the kids couldn’t be more catered to either. As well as the Jimba Kids’ Club, there are beach toys, family surf lessons and babysitting services all ready to take advantage of. And did we mention the adjoining Sundara Beach Club, complete with daybeds, oceanfront pool and delicious bites? Hello, paradise! We’re pretty convinced that even if you face a holiday tantrum from your little hellraisers, those unforgettable views will bring back the Zen vibes, no problem. For everything Bali, head over to our sister site, Honeycombers Bali.
Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay, Jimbaran, Bali, 80361; p. (+62) 361 701010
Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel, Hong Kong
Fancy a family jaunt to Hong Kong? If so, make a beeline for the new Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel on the south-side of the island – right on the doorstep of Hong Kong Ocean Park! Which means on top of the awesome hotel facilities (including a lagoon, plus kids’ and toddler pools), you can pop next door for even more thrills and spills. You can’t get more family friendly than that! And don’t get us started on the too-cute themed family rooms… For everything Hong Kong, head over to our sister site, Honeycombers Hong Kong.
Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel, 180 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong, p. (+852) 3555 1688
Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa, Thailand
If you’re all about Insta-worthy beach chills, then this could be the family resort for you! Right next to Karon Beach and close to loads of local sights, the Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa is the perfect blend of luxe and kid-friendly. There are five swimming pools to choose from, a two-level water slide, a huge kids’ club, games room, plus tennis and squash courts for high-energy family members. Don’t forget to pop into Old Phuket Town for a culture fix while you’re there, too. Love Thailand? Luxury Escapes has other options to take your pick from.
Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa, 333 Patak Road, Karon Beach, Muang, Phuket, 83100, Thailand; (+66) 76 396433
Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, Vietnam
Save this one for if you have kids aged 12 and over – this resort is only accessible by boat, so getting there is an adventure in itself! Just across from Nha Trang, you’ll feel like you’re on a remote island when you arrive at this gorgeous sheltered bay. The treehouse-style thatched villas only add to the fantasy. Gather the fambam and spend some QT bonding over hiking, kayaking and snorkelling – it’s a nature-lover’s dream. Don’t forget to make use of the kids’ club and enjoy a romantic date night at the Wine Cave, a totally unique rock cavern serving up delectable delights.
Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, Ninh Hoa, Khanh Hoa, Vietnam; (+84) 258 3524 268
Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa, Singapore
Ok, ok, so this one is definitely a little closer to home, but at least you won’t have to battle with every parent’s worst nightmare: flying with kids! And where to begin? Water babies will be in their element: there are water slides galore, plus a kids’ pool and splash pad. Want drier fun? There are activities aplenty at The Cool Zone (giant treehouse slide, here we come!) and, while the kids are burning off some energy, you can get pampered at the spa. Not forgetting nearby Nestopia, a unique outdoor play space on Siloso Beach. The only beachfront resort in Singapore and just 15 minutes from the city, who needs an aeroplane for a luxury break with kids?
Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa, 101 Siloso Road, Sentosa, Singapore 098970; 6275 0100