Finding the perfect family holiday is a familiar struggle for busy parents and working households. Not only have you got to coordinate schedules and school holidays, but there’s the daunting challenge of trying to find a destination that delivers something for all ages. Happily, our expert Travel Consultants are well practiced in the art of putting together the perfect luxury family holiday. One of our favourite destinations for families is Thailand, due to the vast array of activities on offer – many of which are exclusive to this utterly unique destination. For a luxury family holiday that guarantees to tick the ‘what I did on holiday’ boxes when it’s time to go back to school, and is a treat for children and parents alike, think Thailand.
Trying to accurately portray the endless possibilities available in Thailand is a tricky task. There is no end to the opportunities to immerse your family in, including authentic culture, tantalising flavours and one-of-a-kind experiences. For your convenience, we have put together an exclusive Elegant Journey for families looking to experience the best of Thailand.
Alternatively, you are welcome to peruse our personal highlights from our time in Thailand. Your family is sure to delight in the diverse nature of the activities available, not to mention the eye-catching scenery at every turn. From holy temples to Thai cooking classes, snorkelling or sunbathing – your young explorers are sure to return home with magical memories and an insatiable sense of wonder.
An Elephant Experience You’ll Never Forget
Thailand has taken great strides in its efforts to redress the country’s relationship with elephants. Once used for labour, tourism and ivory, Thailand is in the process of re-educating locals about elephants and conservation is now at the core of its animal welfare policies. At Anantara Golden Triangle Camp and Resort, elephants are the stars of the show. Families can learn about the process of rescuing elephants and watch them bathe and play in Ruak River. Expert mahouts teach the practices of caring for the elephants and families can experience the joy of getting to know these gentle giants.
Bask In The Glory Of The Golden Triangle
One of the most sacred regions in Asia, The Golden Triangle is where three ancient lands meet. In Thailand, the elevated views allow you to see as far as Laos and neighbouring Myanmar. Why not plan daytrips to these nearby destinations, to ensure your family experience more incredible cultures on one luxury holiday? Alternatively, Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle has enough amazing attractions to keep you entertained without leaving the sprawling resort. From elephant encounters to a sumptuous spa, mountain treks or river cruises – you’ll experience the very best of this glorious region. For families with older children, the fun of camping meets the ease of a true luxury holiday with fabulous tented accommodation that really adds to the intrepid explorer ambience.
Soak Up The Scenery
Thailand is one of the most scenic destinations in the world. At every turn you’ll be dazzled by majestic mountains, towering temples and lazy rivers. For a quieter pace of life in which to enjoy the natural beauty, head to Krabi on Thailand’s scenic south coast. Known as the ‘Emerald of the Andaman’, Krabi is famed for its lush green vegetation, picture-perfect beaches and dazzling waterfalls. Families can make an adventure out of each day by exploring this resplendent region and seeking to uncover its many secrets.
Beautiful Beaches and Magical Marine Life
For sunseekers and active families, Thailand’s beaches are some of the finest around. At Soneva Kiri, there are over one-hundred acres of tropical beauty to be enjoyed. The spotless white beach stretches the length of the pristine peninsula on which this eco-friendly luxury resort enjoys pride of place. Similarly, on Koh Samui and in Phuket the beaches are bountiful and family-friendly. No day at the beach would be complete without a paddle in the sea and Thailand’s turquoise-coloured waters are ideal for playing in the shallows or donning the snorkel. With a wealth of exotic marine life to enjoy, Thailand awakens a young traveller’s sense of adventure – even under the water, where a world of discovery awaits.
Food For Thought
A huge part of Thailand’s evergreen appeal is the mouthwatering cuisine. Introduce your young travellers to the world on a plate by exploring Thailand’s beautifully fresh flavours. Furthermore, at Four Seasons Chiang Mai your aspiring chefs can learn the art of Thai cooking at the acclaimed ‘Gekko Club’ for children, within the vicinity of the hotel. Bring a taste of Thailand home and learn the correct way to prepare the simple, but flavoursome dishes that will surely be one of the highlights of your luxury family holiday.
A Melting Pot Of Cultures
To truly immerse your family in Thai traditions, with a luxurious contemporary twist, stay at The Dhara Dhevi. An exceptional property that is inspired by a traditional temple brings the ‘wow-factor’ on arrival and continues to go the extra mile for families throughout their stay. Evenings begin with traditional dance and music and days can be as leisurely or active as your family desires. To make the most of your luxury family holiday to this alluring corner of Asia, why not combine your stay in Thailand with a visit to Indochina to experience the ancient temples of Angkor Wat? A UNESCO World Heritage Site and a real must-see!
To arrange your luxury family holiday to Thailand, or for further information about any of these five-star family experiences, please call one of our expert Travel Consultants.