Home AuthorsAll posts by ChristingC
Author

ChristingC

As we embarked on our first international journey in over a year, I was worried about new travel restrictions and logistics of layovers with the new rules in place. We were flying from Bangkok to Maldives with a 12 hour layover in Singapore. A daunting feat with two young children. Luckily we found out that Aerotel Singapore was an option for transit passengers and had rooms that fit families. What a relief to know we could shower, feed our kids, and sleep before the last leg of our journey.

As soon as we disembarked our flight a member of the Aerotel team were there to greet our family. We were able to avoid waiting in lines with other passengers or walking our kids across the airport to the transit zone. A comfortable and efficient buggy expertly navigated through all the mew airport checkpoints and ensured we were checked in and in our suite within 10 minutes of arrival at the airport. We settled quickly in our family room which incorporated two large bedrooms, a cozy lounge, and full bathroom. Our stay included one meal for each of us with Kids Menu options and snacks and water. We were able to sleep and shower before the next flight and the staff escorted us straight to our departure gate before boarding began. Aerotel made what could have been a stressful and tiring journey a relaxing and easy process. We arrived at our destination well rested, happy, and ready to enjoy our holiday.

September 27, 2021 0 comment
0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest

Resorts like JW Marriott Maldives excel at holidays for families in search of luxury. Family by JW ensures that the resort has a fully equipped Little Griffin’s Kids Club boasting an interactive schedule to entice your children’s curious spirits and lively minds. All activities are based around their 3 Family by JW Pillars which are Creativity, Activeness, and Culinary. This means the amazing fully trained staff will be keeping your children busy and entertained and even if you’re staying for a long period they’ll rarely do the same thing twice. A luxury holiday is the perfect time for your kids to break out of the four walls of the classroom and learn in a new inspiring environment.

We had such an amazing time throughout our stay from indulging in delicious dining to lounging beside the pool or exploring the picturesque white sand beach. Our Two Bedroom Duplex Beach Villa is one of the biggest we’ve seen in the Maldives and suited us and our children perfectly. The two large ensuite bedrooms and lagoon style private pool meant we had plenty of space and privacy and we even enjoyed an unforgettable Maldivian beach dinner especially set up by the team right in front of our villa.

Whether your children love outdoors exploration, a plentiful schedule of interactive activities, or just building sand castles they’ll have an amazing time at this five star resort. With a full service Spa by JW and an idyllic adults only infinity pool you’ll be sure to find some relaxing couples time while they’re occupied. A perfect choice for families who crave world class luxury in one of the most stunning corners of the world.

Contact me to book your family’s next luxury holiday or adventure.

ChristingC@gmail.com

September 16, 2021 0 comment
0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest

Gili Lankanfushi say their resort is a place where you arrive as guests, leave as friends, and return as family. I can’t agree with this statement more. From the moment we were greeted at arrivals it felt like we were being welcomed home. Everyone including our friendly and efficient Mr.Friday have gone out of their way to make sure we had the best stay possible and we’ve fallen in love with this alluring island all over again. Last time we were here River was barely 2 and it’s so heartwarming to hear all their memories of our last visit and the heartfelt way they’ve engaged with us during our stay. We can’t think of a better way to be welcomed back to the Maldives.

Gili Lankanfushi offers everything from amazing dining outlets to unforgettable experiences and stylish villas. The rustic, laid back island is the definition of barefoot luxury. Indulge in gourmet breakfasts under the sweeping palms, delight in breezy bike rides through the lush jungle of the island, partake in an interactive sushi making class while gazing at the crisp blue ocean views, sip a tangy tropical cocktail on the outdoor deck of Overwater Bar as the sun melts into the horizon, sample delightful wines and cheese in their world class cellar, learn about corals and the ocean from a certified marine biologist, or just laze on your outdoor deck watching the marine life pass beside you. Ever and River were constantly entertained with sandcastle competitions, sunset yoga, arts and crafts and even energetic bike rides with our friendly Mr. Friday. When staying at Gili Lankanfushi every need will be met and your butler and the amazing team will ensure you have a holiday to remember. Leaving is always emotional and we can’t wait to return to this stunningly idyllic hone away from home.

Families can book their newly refurbished Family Overwater Villas which includes an extra twin bedroom for the kids. You’ll have a large master bedroom with views of the turquoise ocean, plenty of indoor and outdoor living spaces, steps right into the Indian Ocean, a huge bath tub with epic views, and an upper deck complete with jacuzzi where you can also slumber beneath the stars.

Contact me at ChristingC@gmail.com to book your dream Maldives holiday.

September 15, 2021 0 comment
0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest

We are definitely partial to private pool villas and epic sea views so Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui was an easy choice for our luxury family holiday. The sprawling five star resort boasts delicious dining options, an idyllic private beach, unique reef pool, and stunning Ultimate Pool Villas. Our children enjoyed a plethora of activities including cooking classes and mini golf and we enjoyed our lazy days by the pool or partaking in the adventurous watersports on offer. The main resort pool is only steps from the idyllic beach and was a leisurely spot to indulge in casual lunches or afternoon cocktails. The staff were consistently on hand to cater to our requests within the resort and helped us arrange transport and reservations when we needed throughout our stay. We felt spoilt every minute of our stay and truly enjoyed the luxury and scenery of the beautiful grounds. I highly recommend this unforgettable resort optimally located adjacent to picturesque Choeng Mon Beach for a world class getaway. Top tip: Wake up early and catch that incredible sunrise.

https://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/koh-samui

September 13, 2021 0 comment
0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest

Samujana is always one of our most recommended villas in Koh Samui. It’s hard to beat the vast amount of space and understated stylish luxury that runs through each exclusive villa. Staff are professional and discreet while intuiting all you and your family’s needs and the views are undoubtedly some of the best on the island. Impressive highlights include a private cinema, fully equipped gym, and six ensuite bedrooms all including plush beds, a small terrace, and huge decadent bathtub. On this past stay we were lucky enough to stay in Villa 1 which boasts one of the most epic private pools we’ve experienced. The exquisite sea views are so hard to resist and we loved enjoying nightly sunsets in the sala area and fun barbeques with the kids. They also had a private chef who prepared a mouthwatering Thai feast and we loved the yoga terrace perfect for picturesque sunrises. There are enough indoor and outdoor living areas to accommodate large groups and we made full use for homeschooling assignments, art projects, and family movie nights. A perfect choice for those who are craving privacy, seclusion, stunning views and impeccable service in an unforgettable villa.

https://www.samujana.com/

September 9, 2021 0 comment
0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest

InterContinental Koh Samui brings families luxury, amazing service, and idyllic location all at one property. The five star resort sits on prime real estate set on one of Koh Samui’s most picturesque sunset facing beaches. Boasting 7 swimming pools and a huge variety of room categories you’ll be spoilt for choice with where to stay and things to do during your stay. We highly recommend the Two Bedroom Ocean view villas for those traveling with children. Spread over two floors you have a generous amount of grand space to make yourselves right at home. The staff went out of their way to set up a play area in the villa for our children and we couldn’t get enough of those sweeping sea views. If you’re looking for privacy and decadent luxury try their private pool villas only steps from their main pool and beachfront. We were truly spoilt with floating breakfasts in our own pool and loved the indulgent jacuzzi. The master bedroom was a plush sanctuary and not only did we have a gigantic bathtub but also a romantic outdoor shower.

Our children loved the on site playground, kids club, and wide variety of engaging activities. They even had a dedicated afternoon tea themed for children and catered for all little eaters on their restaurant menus. Whether it was extra beds, toys in the room, or creative projects there was so much to keep our children entertained and excited throughout the stay.

Dining options are a true highlight at Intercontinental Koh Samui with a wide variety of options for the discerning diner. Enjoy decadent breakfasts and all day dining at Amber or a beautiful sundowner alongside panoramic sea views at Air Bar. Book a table in the sand at Flames and delve into a mouthwatering feast of Mediterranean fare. For an unforgettable family evening book a private in villa bbq expertly prepared by the talented chef. The options were endless and we even had added club benefits where we were treated to a daily afternoon tea and evening cocktail.

For a luxurious and relaxing holiday in paradise choose Intercontinental Koh Samui and be ensured they’ll create a dream experience for you and your family.

https://www.ihg.com/intercontinental/hotels/gb/en/koh-samui/

September 3, 2021 0 comment
0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest

Vana Belle, set in picture perfect Chaweng Noi, is an idyllic choice for a family vacation or romantic getaway. The luxurious pool villas are seamlessly nestled into the natural surroundings and we couldn’t get enough of the calming sea views and tranquil ambiance. Days were spent dipping into the warm sea and waking along the pristine white sand beach or lounging poolside with a cold coconut and mouthwatering club sandwich. Our children loved the friendly staff and engaging activities and we highly recommend checking out Kiree The Bistro if you’re craving a fine dining destination set at the top of the five star resort. A perfect choice if you’re craving privacy, serenity, and five star amenities on one of Koh Samui’s most picturesque beaches.

https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/usmvl-vana-belle-a-luxury-collection-resort-koh-samui/

August 30, 2021 0 comment
0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest

Set in an idyllic corner of picturesque Koh Samui you’ll find luxury, privacy, and decadence all wrapped in a family friendly package. We are always instantly in awe as soon as we enter Four Season Koh Samui’s impressive lobby. The grandeur sets a high precedent for the trip but their beautiful villas, mouthwatering dining experiences, and impeccable service never disappoint. We love the stunning pool villas overlooking the tropical lush grounds and expansive crystal blue sea views. Villas come in all sizes suitable for couples, small families, and even seven bedroom private retreats ideal for larger groups or multi generational stays.

The sprawling five star resort offers plenty of facilities and activities for the whole family. Our days were spent on the pristine white sand beach, paddle boarding in the clear cool sea, and enjoying dips in the refreshing main pool. Our children couldn’t get enough of the treehouse inspired Kids Club where activities included tie dye art, outdoor treasure hunts, and even cooking classes. Lazy afternoons were perfect for long lunches on our terrace and swimming in our private pool, and we couldn’t resist the delicious menu at their fine dining restaurant Pla Pla each evening.

Known as one of the most beautiful and luxurious resorts on the island, it’s hard to not choose Four Seasons for your family’s next unforgettable getaway.

******

I’m a fully qualified Independent Travel Agent and am available to help you book your next family getaway.

Contact me at ChristingC@gmail.com to plan your dream vacation.

August 25, 2021 0 comment
0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest

Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket

Centara is one of our favorite resort groups as a family and Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket was no exception. The sprawling property located on Karon Beach boasts five star facilities, dreamy villas, and mouthwatering dining options for the whole family. Ever was of course excited to see the pink accents throughout the resort and I loved all the picture perfect colonial details. Our two bedroom pool villa gave us a huge amount of space to settle in and unwind and the highlight was the outdoor terrace and stunning private pool. Families travelling with children will love the well located en-suite bedrooms ensuring you have privacy but are close enough to not worry if your children are still toddlers, and the variety of storage and dining areas meant it’s also well equipped for longer stays.

The five star resort boasts a plethora of room categories and luxury amenities for the discerning traveler. Our kids were ecstatic to see the fully equipped kids club and waterslides and we couldn’t get enough of the tranquil swimming pools, idyllic sea views, decadent spa, and being just steps from the local eats and shops of Karon Beach. Dining was a mouthwatering highlight at Centara Grand Beach Resort with plenty of Thai and Western options to please all tastes.

The Slate Phuket

The luxurious five star villas at The Slate Phuket are some of the most decadent on the island and perfect if you are craving privacy and tranquility. The secure gate opens to a tropical oasis meticulously designed and maintained. I loved the mix of usable indoor and outdoor areas and the insanely decadent private pool which was a true highlight of our holiday. The master bedroom is housed separately in a quiet and ambient space. You are treated to an indulgent king size bed, huge jacuzzi bath, and stylish interiors. There’s plenty of space to unwind and relax and even add extra beds if you’re travelling with kids. The indoor lounge area is a cozy and elegant space for evening drinks or in-villa dinners. You also have the benefit of an in-villa massage room and relaxing sauna and steam room. Much of my time was spent soaking up the sunshine on the plush couches and we delved into mouthwatering breakfasts and hearty lunches underneath the trees beside our own pool.

There aren’t many reasons to leave your villa, especially as your butler will ensure everything you need is delivered in a timely manner, but The Slate is also a world class resort. Check out their award winning restaurants and five star spa or take a plunge in one of the main resort pools. Tour the grounds and be captivated by the impressive Bill Bensley designed architecture and walk a few steps to Nai Yang Beach to sample a few local street food stands or try the many watersports they have on offer. All of Phuket’s sights, shops, and eateries are only a short drive away and you’ll find yourself right at home when you return to the sanctuary of your villa. If you are craving a luxury getaway in a unique Phuket property, The Slate will ensure you have a trip to remember.

Banyan Tree Double Pool Villa

Banyan Tree’s Double Pool Villas offer the ultimate private villa experience while still benefiting from the perks of staying in a five star resort at the heart of Phuket. As soon as you set foot through the grand entrance of the sprawling two bedroom Double Pool Villa, you know you’ll find it hard to leave. Located on the picture perfect lake you are treated to a long private pool complete with jacuzzi and beds for lounging in the sun. The vast villa boasts two large ensuite bedrooms, a separate lounge and dining area, a variety of usable outdoor spaces to relax and dine, and even a fully equipped kitchen if you feel like preparing your own meals. The grand master bedroom is surrounded by it’s own tranquil pool creating a calm oasis for rest and slumber. A small lounge area off the second bedroom is easily transformed into an office or kids play area and beautifully designed spaces allow in plenty of light and air creating a sense of grandeur. If you are looking to indulge within your villa staff can set up decadent afternoon teas and mouthwatering in villa bbqs complete with private chef. No request went unanswered and although we were within minutes of Phuket’s popular beaches, restaurants and shopping we found it hard to want to depart the comfort of our home away from home. For world class luxury and beautiful design in one of Phuket’s most well loved resorts there’s not much else that can beat a stay at a Double Pool Villa at Banyan Tree Phuket.

Diamond Cliff Resort

We felt right at home the minute we walked into Diamond Cliff Resort’s stunning two bedroom pool villa. The fusion of traditional Thai architecture alongside grand European accents made for a stylish yet rustic ambiance. We fully made use of having two large separate bedrooms, a sprawling lounge and dining area overlooking sea views and especially the fully equipped kitchen. Decadent details included the insanely deep jacuzzi bath, in villa sauna, and of course the beautiful private infinity pool perched above Patong.

If you can manage to pull yourself away from the luxurious villa the resort offers so much for your family. From mouthwatering dining destinations and two resort pools, to a fully staffed Kids Club and even the opportunity to dress in traditional Thai dress for an unforgettable photo opportunity. Not only will you be staying in the lap of luxury you’ll find it easy to explore Phuket right from your front step. I truly loved how the resort and staff integrated Thai culture throughout the property ensuring you enjoy a culturally rich and indulgent five star stay.

The Naka Island Phuket

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.

Rosewood Phuket

Rosewood Phuket, located in vibrant Patong and set on picturesque Emerald Bay, is a five star luxurious sanctuary at the heart of the popular holiday destination. It’s not often you see sophisticated city standards in a sea side property but Rosewood is not only stylish and modern, they offer world class service and facilities that are sure to rival the top rated hotels in Thailand. Boasting sleek and inviting resort pools, direct beach access to a quiet white sand beach, and a decadent spa you’ll find all you need to relax and unwind. Families will love the fully staffed Little Explorers Club who put the children’s enjoyment first. They not only played and found adventures but were able to partake in cultural art activities, acquire new skills, and try their hand at gardening. Our unparalleled Two Bedroom Partial Ocean View Pool Pavilion was an idyllic home away from home. We couldn’t believe the amount of space with two large en suite bedrooms and they even went out of their way to make the suite child friendly, adding personal touches throughout our stay. The highlights were the dreamy outdoor bathtubs and having our own private terrace complete with refreshing swimming pool. Don’t miss the resort’s dining outlets which serve high quality mouthwatering fare and make sure to delve into the irresistible Italian menu at Red Sauce. If you value five star luxury, impeccable service, and sophisticated style look no further than Rosewood Phuket for your next getaway.

The Racha Phuket

Find a slice of paradise off the coast of Phuket at The Racha. Located on picturesque Racha Yai, The Racha is the ultimate in private barefoot luxury. From their decadent VIP lounge to the stunning boat ride, your welcome to the beautiful resort will be unforgettable. We were in instant awe upon sight of crystal blue waters and abundance of colourful fish dancing through the Andaman Sea. Our toes dipped into the white sand and we relaxed in the open air lobby before being taken to our sumptuous pool villa. The sea facing villas feature large king size beds, comfortable lounge areas, gigantic infinity pools boasting ocean views, and a bathtub large enough to fit the whole family. Our days were spent snorkelling through the clean and pleasant waters or lounging on the powdery white sand. As sunset descends on the beach we grabbed cocktails and juice for the kids and relaxed in the breezy hammocks to take in the colourful view. The restaurants served up mouthwatering Thai and Western fare and the fresh daily catch was a highlight at every meal. Ever and River loved every minute of their stay from the piping hot pizzas and pastas to fun swims in the beautiful sea and splashing in the own private pool. The isolated resort gives you plenty of privacy and allows you to forget the worries of the world during your stay. We can’t recommend this stunning island paradise more, and it’s at the top of our list of best beach resorts in Asia.

……………..

I am an Independent Travel Agent and want to help you plan a dream family holiday and have experiences of a lifetime. Not only will I help you book the best resort or hotel for your family I can assist in choosing the ideal location, suitable room category, and even suggest the best local eats or fine dining spots. You’ll get a long list of recommendations from my foodie husband and I about all the fun things you can do with or without the kids. We’ll give you tips on flying with babies and toddlers, the most family friendly airlines, and even have a fail safe packing guide and airport essentials that we’ve perfected over years of travelling with our little ones. There’s no better gift to give you and your family than the time and experience together while exploring this beautiful world.

Just email me at ChristingC@gmail.com if you have any questions or would like to book an idyllic family getaway.

My host agency is IATA licensed and a proud member of ABTA.

July 29, 2021 0 comment
0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest

Centara is one of our favorite resort groups as a family and Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket was no exception. The sprawling property located on Karon Beach boasts five star facilities, dreamy villas, and mouthwatering dining options for the whole family. Ever was of course excited to see the pink accents throughout the resort and I loved all the picture perfect colonial details. Our two bedroom pool villa gave us a huge amount of space to settle in and unwind and the highlight was the outdoor terrace and stunning private pool. Families travelling with children will love the well located en-suite bedrooms ensuring you have privacy but are close enough to not worry if your children are still toddlers, and the variety of storage and dining areas meant it’s also well equipped for longer stays.

The five star resort boasts a plethora of room categories and luxury amenities for the discerning traveler. Our kids were ecstatic to see the fully equipped kids club and waterslides and we couldn’t get enough of the tranquil swimming pools, idyllic sea views, decadent spa, and being just steps from the local eats and shops of Karon Beach. Dining was a mouthwatering highlight at Centara Grand Beach Resort with plenty of Thai and Western options to please all tastes.

The staff are not only friendly and welcoming but are going above and beyond with hygiene and quality standards. Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket is an SHA+ Resort and bookings are available from July 1st for tourists to enter the “Phuket Sandbox.” We are sure you’ll enjoy your safe and relaxing stay just as much as our family.

https://www.centarahotelsresorts.com/centaragrand/cpbr/

June 24, 2021 0 comment
0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest
Newer Posts