Board a sleek speedboat and cruise to one of Phuket’s most exclusive and tranquil island getaways. The Naka Island Phuket, a Luxury Collection property, boasts secluded beachfront location, serene pool villas, high end dining experiences, and impeccable five star service. We loved our stunning villa which featured panoramic sea views, a grand master bedroom, decadent outdoor bath, and luxurious private pool. Whether you spend your days indulging at the resort spa, partaking in watersports on the white sand beach, or sipping cocktails poolside you can be sure to be treated to five star service and world class amenities. Dine alongside the unforgettable sunset at My Grill and you won’t want to miss the plethora of mouthwatering options at the daily breakfast buffet. The resort is suitable for both families and couples looking to escape the crowds and forget your worries at a beautiful barefoot luxury escape.
I often recommend TwinPalms Phuket to friends and family who want to explore the island but also find luxury and tranquility at a five star resort. TwinPalms boasts modern and stylish rooms ranging from classic deluxe suites to spacious lofts with private pools. You are ideally located steps from Surin Beach where you’ll find picturesque scenery, local eats, and stunning sunsets. A hotel shuttle ensures you can easily reach the resort’s sister venues including tropical beach bars, beachfront dining, and mouthwatering Sunday brunches. We highly recommend Catch Beach Club and The Lazy Coconut for amazing food and a relaxed scene and you can’t miss an unforgettable gastronomic experience at Wagyu Steakhouse.
Our days were spent lounging at the tranquil and lush main resort pool, catching waves at the beach, or having fun with friends at Catch Beach Club. The spa was a perfect escape for indulgent massages and an afternoon dip in our private pool was a truly decadent way to end a busy day. The staff are both helpful and friendly throughout all the venues and ensure you have an amazing stay in Phuket. If you’re in search of impeccable service, sophisticated design, and a vibrant and lively location book TwinPalms Phuket for your next island getaway.
Discover modern luxury and family friendly ambiance at Avista Grande located on stunning Karon Beach. The stylish rooms overlooking their expansive resort pool and the captivating Andaman Sea was ideal for a getaway in Phuket. Their dining ventures were equally chic and we loved the unforgettable dinner at Shimmer on the water. Days were spent lounging in the huge pool, indulging in afternoon tea sets, or treating ourselves to a decadent massage after a workout at the fully equipped gym. The staff went out of their way to ensure our room was a welcoming home for the kids and were happy to cater to their tastes at every meal. A great choice for those who value sophistication, five star service, and optimal beachfront location.
We’ve been to Phuket many times so it’s rare to find somewhere we haven’t yet discovered. The Westin Siray Bay is located on a quiet peninsula and feels worlds away from the crowds of tourists. The luxury resort is perched above a pristine beach and boasts spectacular sea and sunset views. We instantly fell for their “Inspire Villa” which will be sure to please anyone travelling with kids. We made full use of the two large en-suite bedrooms, decadent jacuzzi bath, picture perfect private pool, and spacious lounge and dining area. The resort itself also has amazing five star amenities and a lagoon pool complete with swim-up bar and panoramic views of the quiet bay. Dining options were varied and mouthwatering from wood fired pizzas and juicy burgers to indulgent Indian fare, and fresh healthy options. Ever and River spent many afternoons in the fully staffed kids club and a local town is only 10 minutes walk away if you’re looking to grab street food or stock up on supplies at the supermarket. If you’re in search of privacy, tranquil ambiance, and exceptional villas, The Westin Siray Bay is a perfect option for your next visit to Phuket.
Experience an unforgettable family holiday with JW Marriott Resort & Spa Phuket. This five star resort has everything to offer and more and will ensure you feel welcome and taken care of from start to finish. As soon as we stepped into the grand lobby of the resort we were blown away by the captivating sea views and welcoming staff. Our family room was ideal for those travelling with children boasting a cozy window side bed for the little ones, and even private outdoor space overlooking the serene green grounds.
Days were spent lounging beside the stylish main pool or strolling along quiet and tranquil Mai Khao Beach. Ever and River couldn’t get enough of the water slide and sprinklers and also spent much of their time at the fully staffed Kids Club partaking in activities such as beading bracelets, constructing windmills, and even crafting their own perfumes. A true highlight was the turtle sanctuary where we could meet recovering turtles and learn about their journey and release. Our family also made full use of the games area, state of the art gym, and incredible dining destinations.
We couldn’t get enough of the mouthwatering authentic Italian fare at Cucina and fun bento boxes served poolside. Benihana was one of the best family dinners we’ve had in awhile with a truly engaging and fun chef alongside mouthwatering Wagyu steaks and addictive teppanyaki fried rice. Sunsets were magical at M Beach Club and we were so impressed with the vast spread at each breakfast buffet.
JW Marriott Phuket truly go above and beyond for their guests of all ages and ensure you and your family have a personalized and luxurious stay. From sweet handwritten notes from staff to advice about things to do and heartwarming touches in our room everyday, we were always kept smiling and happy. An ideal choice for anyone who values five star hospitality at an amazing family friendly resort.
Located across from picturesque Kata Beach, Pamookkoo Resort is the perfect family adventure in paradise. The safari, jungle themed property features epic waterslides, a multiple floor Kids Club, and fun, lively restaurants for the whole family. Ever and River spent all day in the vast swimming pool getting an adrenaline rush at the staggering four story tall waterslide or splashing at the mini water playground. Those with young children will be comfortable in the family rooms complete with bunk beds and a private balcony and enjoy the modern facilities. Check out the Kids Club when you want a little break from the sun and make sure to head to Kata Beach at sunset for fruit shakes and the spectacular views. A perfect choice for families with adventure seeking kids and parents who crave beachfront location and fun for everyone.
The Nimman District is one of my favourite areas in Chiang Mai. Brimming with creatives, young designers, hipster coffee spots, and organic markets, there’s no shortage of delicious eats, shopping options, and photo opportunities. I was excited to check out Art Mai? Gallery Hotel with my family and see the innovative concept where a boutique hotel is fused with an art gallery to create a unique experience. Each floor is dedicated to a different artist with a single room which showcases their inspiration behind their art and theme of choice. The artistic suites are available for guests and designed by great Thai artists. Themes include “All you Need is Less” or “Sunday” and make great depictions of modern art.
Our children loved staying at the sophisticated and welcoming five star hotel and were very comfortable in the luxury rooms. We spent refreshing afternoons at the tranquil rooftop pool and loved having an easel in our room so we could try our us down at creating our own art work. You are in walking distance of many of Chiang Mai’s most fashionable boutiques and must try restaurants and there’s no shortage of serene spas to indulge in a tranquil massage. A perfect for stylish travellers looking for optimal location and modern luxury alongside an abundance of creativity.
Our first stop this trip to Phuket was SKYVIEW Resort. We already had an amazing experience at their Bangkok property and were so pleased to see that the amazing staff, modern facilities, and delicious food are true of their Phuket property as well. The resort is nestled in the mountainside above Patong with easy access to the beach and local eateries on the main road. We loved the luxurious rooms, especially our suite which boasted sea views, a cozy lounge area, jacuzzi bath on a private terrace, and a decadent master bedroom. The main resort pool was a sanctuary throughout our stay enjoying floating breakfasts, lunches at the swim up bar, and relaxing afternoons after day at the beach. Dining experiences are delicious at all their venues from casual fare at The Dining Room, sunset dinners at their dreamy rooftop bar, Mojjo, or a cozy bowl of pasta in the comfort of your room. If you’re craving a stylish and luxurious holiday at the heart of Phuket, SKYVIEW Resort is the perfect choice. Suitable for families, friends, or couples craving a relaxing escape.
Our most memorable family moments have always been in nature, bonding with animals, and soaking in the wild scenery. Ever and River crave being outside more than anything. Whether it’s swimming in the sea or hiking through the jungle they enjoy a good challenge. Their passion is seeing animals and wildlife up close and will observe any bug, bird, or fish they spot. More importantly we as a family speak about how to conserve natural habitats, why some zoos aren’t humane, and the importance of supporting the right type of places so we know we are helping rather than doing harm.
Chai Lai Orchid not only provide a safe haven for rescue elephants but they are committed to giving back to the community and educating at-risk girls to end trafficking through their initiative Daughters Rising. You have so many package options at the hotel and opportunities to feed and engage with the gentle elephants during your stay. Whether you choose a picture perfect breakfast alongside elephants or an adventurous trek to the river you will always know you are giving back as proceeds go towards their charity and empower girls in the community.
We stayed a few days at Chai Lai Orchid’s Mountainview location and enjoyed our time fully immersed in nature. The rustic bungalows are basic without air conditioning but I was enchanted by the romantic design and refreshing outdoor showers. The highlight of the experience was of course the elephants, seeing them roam the grounds around our bungalow, and partaking in an adventurous hike with the gentle giants. Each day the mahouts brought the elephants over for a daily “happy hour” where we could buy bags of food and hand feed the elephants. The elephant trek is one of our most memorable experiences in Thailand, hiking down the hillside beside the elephants, feeding them along way, and reaching a cool river where we splashed and bathed with the playful animals. Our guide was amazing, telling us facts about the natural plant life along the trail, found a tadpole for Ever and River to see, and even made them walking sticks and cute hats made of leaves so they felt like explorers. At lunch he settled us on a bamboo platform where we could relax and enjoy the view while he prepared a traditional Thai lunch. While our chicken soup simmered he constructed bowls and cutlery from leaves and bamboo, such a fun sight for the kids to witness.
If you’re looking for an unforgettable family experience while in Thailand you can’t miss a visit to Chai Lai Orchid. We met amazing people and learned about Asian elephants, how to care for them, and the dangers they face all while engaging with the elephants. Every member of staff and person we met was kind and friendly making us feel right at home. The mahouts are all caring towards the elephants, noticing their moods, telling us each elephant’s preferences, and put the elephants’ needs first. I loved seeing that instead of still or sad, they were always waving their ears and playful. Whether you choose just a simple breakfast and day trip or a fun camping adventure I’m sure you’ll make memories of a lifetime.
For the best in five star luxury at the heart of Chiang Rai, it’s hard to beat Le Meridien. Located just a stone’s throw from many of the area’s stunning sights and vibrant markets, you’ll be spoilt with things to do but still have a luxury resort base during your stay. We loved the stylish and modern design and plethora of world class facilities. The decadent rooms boasted ambient views, spacious outdoor space, and luxurious amenities for the discerning traveller. Our family loved the riverside location, tranquil resort pool, and expansive grounds. The food was mouthwatering at all the venues, especially their stylish Italian eatery La Favola. Our children enjoyed afternoons with the staff in the fully equipped kids club and were captivated by Chiang Rai’s spectacular temples and sights. The resort is ideal for couples and families who want close proximity to all the city had to offer but world class standards with a trusted brand.