When choosing a hotel in Phuket, families with children have to consider not only the location, level of comfort, but also many additional factors. This is the presence of a special menu in the restaurant, animation, the cost of a bed for a baby, possible entertainment, etc.
We present a rating of hotel complexes, which provide all the conditions for a good rest for parents and young guests.
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Laguna Beach Resort (5 *)
The complex was built in the Bang Tao Beach area… It is part of a chain of 4 adjacent hotels. A free water tram runs along the canals between them.
The area is well appointed, with a playground in the shade of palm trees. The highlight of the hotel is a little elephant that is allowed to be stroked and fed.
The main pool is equipped with a 50 m slide, water polo gate, jacuzzi. Sports grounds, a shooting range are open, and water aerobics classes are held.
The hotel has a kid’s club and paid babysitting services. The animators speak English. In the restaurant, the children’s menu is cheaper than the standard one.
Adventure Mini golf park is within walking distance. The ticket price (500 baht per adult, 300 per child) includes one drink at the bar and a game of golf during the day, you can leave for lunch and return in the evening.
The only architectural attraction nearby is the Cherng Talay Temple, where services are held.
Mövenpick Karon Beach (5 *)
The hotel complex is located on Karon Beach. The territory covers an area of 85 631 m 2., equipped with an artificial pond, a garden with palm trees, exotic flowers. A children’s playground has been built in the open air.
The main pool (there are three in total) has a play area with slides. Animators organize active entertainment for adults and children. The swimming pool is open all year round.
Food for babies under 6 years old is free. The children’s menu for children from 7 to 12 is paid with a 50% discount. The hotel has a library with a solid selection of literature. Cable TV includes at least three children’s channels.
Strollers, cots are available upon request. Changing tables are provided in the toilets.
The children’s club consists of two spacious halls, open until 19:00. It invites children from 4 years old and older. Younger crumbs are allowed only when accompanied by a parent or nanny (250 baht per hour). There are paid classes (drawing lessons, jewelry making workshops) and free (exercise, yoga, disco, board games).
For older guests, there is a games room with Playstation consoles and a DVD lounge. The fitness room (visit is included in the price) is equipped with modern exercise equipment, ping-pong tables, billiards.
Tourists note the excellent location of the complex, near the Karon circle, a place where restaurants and shops are concentrated.
Centara Grand West Sands Resort & Villas Phuket (5 *)
The complex was built in Thalang in the northwestern part of Phuket, on the first coastline of Mai Khao. This stretch of coastline is part of a national park and is considered one of the cleanest and least populated on the island. Guests have at their disposal a private beach, relaxation area, swimming pools, gym.
The hotel has a water park with an area of 22400 m2 … Its territory is divided into 7 thematic zones, united by a “lazy” river, 330 m long. The ticket price is 1000 baht per adult and 500 per child, kids under 5 years old are free. When buying packages for several days, discounts up to 30% are valid.
Children’s club for guests from 6 to 12 years old is open from 9 to 21 hours. Animators organize role-playing games, fishing, evening discos.
The restaurants offer a special menu for children, comfortable chairs.
The number of rooms includes options with a full kitchen, products are sold in the nearby supermarket “7-11”. Babysitting services are available for a fee.
A baby cot is provided free of charge for babies up to 2 years old. An extra bed for a teenager from 12 years old will cost 1800 baht per night.
The disadvantages of the hotel include proximity to the airport, deep sea, restless during the monsoon. The resort complex will appeal to lovers of secluded relaxation.
Centara Grand Beach Resort 5 *
Another hotel of the Centara chain is included in the rating of the best resorts for families. It is nestled in a secluded hillside location at the end of Karon Beach. It has direct access to the coast and a private beach. The territory is divided into landscaped gardens, artificial ponds with fish, bridges, sculptures, fountains.
The children’s pool is equipped with a compact water park: slides, a “lazy” river, a waterfall, a “rock” for diving. Lifeguards look after the little guests.
Children 4-9 years old are invited to the club, teenagers will be interested in the E-Zone video game zone.
On request, guests are provided with a stroller, a cot (free for 1 child under 2 years old). An extra bed for a child under 11 costs THB 1,766 per night, over 12 years old – THB 3,531.
According to parents’ reviews, breakfast at the hotel is hearty and varied: the menu contains milk porridge, yoghurts, cheeses, fruits, smoothies.
Older children will be interested in trips to a mixed martial arts training camp (5.8 km from the hotel), a shooting range (6 km), and a go-kart track (7 km).
A free shuttle bus leaves from the hotel twice a day to Patong, Phuket’s nightlife hub.
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Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa (5 *)
Fans of respectable rest will appreciate the stay in this complex. The hotel is built in the central part of Karon Bay. It has a well-groomed area of 30.35 hectares. Fish are raised in artificial reservoirs, herons, peacocks and other exotic birds live in the gardens.
The infrastructure includes five restaurants, tennis courts, billiards, squash, table tennis, sports fields, and a golf course.
Children’s pool – shallow, with inflatable toys, slides, artificial cave, waterfall. Trams run along the tracks. There are playgrounds in the open air, and there is a games room indoors.
In the children’s club, the program changes every day, master classes, lessons in painting, dancing, cooking, and Thai language courses are held. Parents have at their disposal an extensive staff of nannies, Russian-speaking staff.
Cots for babies up to 3 years old are provided free of charge and safety barriers are available upon request. For a child under 12 years old, you will have to pay 325 baht per day for accommodation in existing sleeping places. An extra bed costs THB 1,600 per night.
To get to the beach, you need to cross a busy road, but there is a traffic controller in front of the hotel. The sea on Karon, with a gentle entrance, is relatively calm, clean.
There are many restaurants, inexpensive SPA salons, a night market, a temple complex and a statue of the Big Buddha within walking distance.
Holiday Inn Resort Phuket 4 *
The location of this hotel (in the center of Patong) will please young parents. The complex is located in a closed, landscaped area, but at the same time it is within walking distance of nightclubs, Bangla Road, Phuket Simon cabaret, Jungceylon shopping center.
The territory has four restaurants, a beauty salon, six swimming pools, including a children’s pool with slides, a cave and sculptured figures of sea animals.
There are several inflatable trampolines on the playgrounds.
The restaurants provide a children’s menu, highchairs for babies are available.
Rooms include a family suite with a brightly decorated room for toddlers and a separate bedroom for parents.
The club for children 6-12 years old is open from 9 am to 5 pm. The playroom is divided into zones for different interests: a cinema, a creative workshop, an area with video games.
Sports events and performances are held daily.
Novotel Phuket Surin Beach Resort (4 *)
The hotel is located in Surin Bay. To get to the beach, you have to cross the road and the palm grove (300 m). The area is compact, but well-groomed and shady.
The pools are shallow (90 and 120 cm), with slides for adults and children. Animators regularly hold foam parties, transparent balloon walking competitions.
The cinema hall shows cartoons and films in English every day, and offers free popcorn.
A pot, playpen is available upon request. Children’s beds are covered with linen depicting cartoon characters.
The restaurant offers highchairs and special dishes for babies. The premises of the Kid’s world club are equipped with training and playgrounds. Scheduled animation.
A free shuttle bus runs to Patong (by appointment). FantaSea Amusement Park is 2 km away.
Within walking distance are the Bang Tao temple, the secluded Laem Sing beach (with a gentle entrance to the water), the Plaza Surin shopping center.
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