Looking for your next holiday destination? Treat yourself and the kiddies to a stay in a luxury yet family friendly five star 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…
Luxury family hotels in Abu Dhabi
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 lux stopover en route 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 offer, 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.
Five star holidays with kids in Dubai
Atlantis The Palm Dubai
We are big fans of Atlantis The Palm Dubai – it gives excellent Aladdin and Princess Jasmine dreamy-palace-vibes, and lives up to the hype. The bonus here is there is no reason at all to leave the hotel, as there is a full-scale Aquarium, shopping mall and restaurants within the complex – there’s even a bowling alley! Aquaventure, the world’s largest waterpark, also happens to be attached to the hotel, so you can beat the fifty degree heat with a splashing good time here! The rooms are comfortable and spacious, however, the real treat is the buffet – one of the most expansive we’ve seen – just try and keep the kids away from the chocolate fountain and dessert bar…
If you’re transiting through Dubai on your way to a European vacay and are keen on a little lux stopover, then Raffles Dubai is a great option. We love the sister hotel here in Singapore, and this one is equally enchanting. Only 4km from the airport, Raffles Dubai rises from the landscape like a mirage, with a distinctive pyramid shaped building. This lux hotel is filled with spacious, comfortable rooms that are decadently decorated, and perfect for a bit of R&R! There’s no need to leave your room as there is plenty of space for a family to rest, with additional bedding for the little ones, and a deep bath that feels almost swimming pool sized for weary travellers. Check out the beautiful spa if you have time to recuperate from your flight.
Lux hotels in Bali for family friendly vacays
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, an 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.
Hong Kong with kids – splendidly
Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel, Hong Kong
Fancy a family jaunt to Hong Kong? If so, make a beeline for the 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.
Luxury travel to Thailand with tots
Avani+ Mai Khao Phuket
If you’re looking to combine relaxation with entertaining active kids, look no further than the Avani+ Mai Khao Phuket. There’s a beautiful pool with a swim-up bar, a kids club with a playground and even a rock-climbing wall – you won’t see your tweens for hours (unless you join them in a race to the top!) There are also bikes to ride and nearby golf courses so you won’t run out of things to do if you tire of sipping drinks by the pool.
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, a 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.
Lux Vietnam Vacays
Hyatt Regency Danang Resort and Spa
Hyatt Regency Danang Resort and Spa is the perfect base for adventurous, ocean-loving families who also want some downtime. Situated on a tranquil stretch of white sandy Non Nuoc beach, there’s easy access to the vibrant city of Danang. You can also explore the exotic charms of Central Vietnam, Marble Mountain, and the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Imperial City of Hue, the stunning town of Hoi An (famous for its beautiful lanterns!), and the ruins of My Son. With the beach at your doorstep and loads of fun family friendly activities, this is a great mix of lavish and fun for epic family memories.
Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, Vietnam
Save this one for if you have kids aged 12 and over! Six Senses Ninh Van Bay 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.
Suite deals in Singapore for a lux family staycay
Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Singapore
If you haven’t experienced a stay at Singapore’s most iconic luxury hotel, then get booking! We love Marina Bay Sands, and they often offer unique staycation packages that really allow guests to make the most of their stay (and money!). Often you can combine breakfast and lunch, high tea, and all-access visits to the museum or take in a show at Sands Theatre. We bet the kids would love to visit all the attractions inside Marina Bay Sands for a perfect five star family vacay!
The St.Regis Singapore
Create fond family moments at The St. Regis Singapore. Look forward to exciting facilities like the Tropical Spa Pool. Or, take a short stroll to nearby attractions highlighted by the Singapore Botanic Gardens. This is the city’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take your little ones on a nature exploration journey at the Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden. It’s located a short distance away from the hotel. What’s more, with close proximity to Orchard Road, there’s loads to explore nearby too! Want to take a sneak peek inside this staycay? Check out our full review!
Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa, Singapore
You know how we love a staycay! The Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa is definitely a little closer to home. 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!) 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?
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