When going on holiday to Thailand’s Phuket as a family, you may wonder if it’s a good destination for children. One of the challenges that parents might face is choosing a suitable hotel. Many of the resorts on the island cater for couples; sometimes children are not allowed at all, as it spoils the general romantic atmosphere. However, there are some hotels on Phuket that gladly accommodate families with young children. A few provide babysitting services and facilities for children, such as kids’ clubs and kids’ pools. To make it easier for families, here are some hotels where you can have a wonderful time together:
All rooms at Avista Phuket Resort and Spa are modern and stylish with contemporary Thai features. There are 150 rooms and suites to choose from, each measuring at least 55 square metres. All rooms have a balcony or a terrace. Located on the family-friendly Kata Beach, your kids can be building sandcastles and splashing in the ocean within minutes of waking up. If you want to relax, the hotel has a large swimming pool. The kids’ club means your little ones can have fun while you have the time to explore or relax.
Clear House Resort
Only a few steps from Kamala Beach, the private Clear House Resort is a perfect accommodation option for those who would like to feel a little bit more at home. You can enjoy the swimming pool (free of charge), and each room has Wi-Fi, a minibar and satellite TV. The Two-Bedroom Suite has a double bed in one room and two single beds in the other room. There is a separate seating area and a balcony. You can enjoy some privacy at night time, and sleep well knowing that your children are nearby.
Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon
The Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon has 4 swimming pools and a Play Zone, with Playstations and DVDs, for your whole family to enjoy. Enjoy exploring the lush gardens together. Other facilities include a fitness centre and a spa. In the evening, you can have a delicious meal at one of the resort’s 4 restaurants.
Centara Karon Resort
Centara Karon Resort is a great place for families. There are 3 pools, the Kid’s Club, and Camp Safari, which is suitable for children aged 4 to 9. A babysitting service is available upon request. Maybe you could unwind in the delightful and luxurious spa while the kids have fun and make new friends in the kids’ club? The resort enjoys a quiet location within easy reach of both Karon Beach and Karon Town.
Best Western Premier Bangtao Beach Resort & Spa
Located right on a white sandy beach, with two swimming pools and a kids’ pool, the Best Western Premier Bangtao Beach Resort & Spa is perfect for a family vacation. Parents can relax in the hotel spa, sip a cocktail at the swim-up pool bar, or take advantage of some of the water sports the hotels offers, while the kids are looked after by a professional and trained babysitter.
Patong Beach Hotel
There are 7 different types of room at the Patong Beach Hotel, with some suitable for a family of at least 4. They are decorated with earthy tones, bright shades, and wooden details so as to resemble a contemporary Thai house. Rooms have either a view over the sea or over the hotel’s lush gardens and 2 pools. Each room has cable TV. The hotel can assist with booking a wide range of fun trips.
Panwa Beach Resort
Panwa Beach is located far away from the busy west coast beaches. It is quiet here and reasonably safe for your kids to swim in the calm waters. Because it is not overcrowded, you can observe your kids having fun in the sea from your hotel deckchair. Panwa Beach Resort has a pool with a separate Jacuzzi and sunbathing deck, as well as a luxurious spa. You and your kids can try various exciting activities, such as snorkelling and sea-kayaking, or you could learn how to replicate your favourite Thai flavours back at home with a Thai cooking class.
P.S 2 Resort
P.S 2 Resort is a cheaper accommodation option, close to Patong Beach, if you are looking to save a little bit of money. The resort has a swimming pool and the rooms are large and comfortable, but the basic decor may not be so inviting. Rooms feature cable TV and free Wi-Fi, and all have a private bathroom. As the hotel has great access to the nearby beach, plus a swimming pool, you are almost guaranteed to have a great holiday here.
Sunwing Kamala Beach
Sunwing Kamala Beach has been created with families in mind. There are more than 200 family rooms and suites, which can accommodate a varying number of people. Guests with babies might like the Happy Baby Studios. They are all on the ground floor and have a private gate that can be locked. Other amenities in these rooms include a baby’s cot, a highchair, and a stroller, in addition to many other items your young family might need. With 7 outdoor pools, a separate children’s pool, free Wi-Fi, onsite dining options, a fitness room, babysitting services, a mini-market, tour booking services, a great kids’ area (MiniLand), and more, you’ll find everything you may need right at your fingertips.
Koh Yao Yai Village is located on the beautiful island of Koh Yao Yai, one of the many isles of Phang Nga Bay National Park. It is also just a short boat ride away from the busy beaches of Phuket. You can rest and relax with your family, enjoying the private beach and surrounding rainforests, and make use of the many activities and day trips that the hotel organises. Your kids are sure to be enchanted with the outdoor rainshowers of each room. Don’t worry - nobody can see! There is a large swimming pool and you can catch up on some work in the peaceful library.
Expect luxurious suites and bedrooms at Phuket Panwa Beachfront Resort, some with private pools and large terraces. The hotel has also a kids’ club, which is operated by cheerful and professional staff. The club can be enjoyed by children aged from 4 to 12. The hotel provides babysitting services.
Horizon Karon Beach Resort & Spa
Horizon Karon Beach Resort & Spa is loved by families. It is divided into two wings, each with its own pool and garden. One wing is exclusively for adults, and the other is for families. This means you can let your little ones run and play without worrying so much about disturbing others - everyone around you also has kids. The resort enjoys easy access to shops and restaurants. In a quiet location, soak up the lovely views or treat yourself to a blissful spa treatment while your kids join in with a variety of daily activities at the kids’ club.
Amaya Beach Resort & Spa
Conveniently located in the heart of Patong, Amaya Beach Resort & Spa offers everything you might need during your holiday - tranquility, and relaxing peace and quiet, but also easy access to shops restaurants and nightlife. Take a dip in the large and inviting outdoor pool, indulge in a traditional Thai massage, arrange fun excursions, and more.
The rooms at Amari Phuket are bright and airy and most come with a sea view. The Ocean Wing has floor to ceiling windows to illuminate your dining room and bedroom with the sunshine. Enjoy a little TLC in the Breeze Spa and enjoy many delicious dishes at the onsite restaurants. Shuttle services are available to other beaches too, meaning that your family can easily experience even more of Phuket’s gorgeous sandy beaches.
Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas
There are over 90 private villas with swimming pools scattered along Mai Khao Beach. The Two Bedroom Family Villa comes with a rainshower and outdoor terrace tub. Your children can have fun in the pool while you watch them from the comfortable lounge chairs. Enjoy luxury at Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas.
Manathai Surin Phuket
The luxurious Manathai Surin Phuket boutique hotel has more than 60 rooms, featuring high ceilings, local artwork, and private balconies. Rooms also have satellite TV, iPod docks, free Wi-Fi, and refrigerators. The hotel has 2 pools and a restaurant. It would be suitable for families with older children.
Allamanda Laguna Phuket Hotel
There are many things that guests can enjoy at Allamanda Laguna Phuket Hotel, including babysitting services, a 35 metre pool, and extensive food and cocktail menus. The well-equipped kitchenettes make it ideal for families who like the comfort of self-catering. You can hop on the free shuttle service to the nearby golf club to work on your swing.
Novotel Phuket Karon Beach Resort & Spa
The Deluxe Family Room at the Novotel Phuket Karon Beach Resort & Spa comes with a double bed, bunk beds, and 38 square metres of space. There is a kids’ club available, so your children can have as much fun as possible while you indulge in one of the beauty treatments at the Novotel’s spa. Have fun in the 3 swimming pools, and listen as your kids squeal in delight on the water slide.
The Naka Island, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa Phuket
The Naka Island, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa Phuket is located a short ride by speedboat from the coast of Phuket. The resort has luxury villas with private pools that provide peace and relaxation for guests. Enjoy the private tropical island, savour a blissful spa treatment, explore by bicycle (no charge), hit the fitness centre, and arrange a number of great activities and excursions.
The Royal Paradise Hotel & Spa
The lobby at this hotel is ultra modern, with sleek and elegant furniture. However, the rooms look more traditional and are not so much different from rooms seen at other resorts. This doesn’t mean, however, that the accommodation here is not good - quite the opposite. Rooms are spacious and comfortable with wooden floors, bathtubs and other amenities. The hotel offers a free Kids’ Club for younger guests.
Holiday Inn Resort Phuket is a good choice for families with kids of all ages. They not only have a kids’ club, but also a pool with fun slides and shallow areas. There is an additional family pool, where parents can safely enjoy the water with their toddlers.
Grand Mercure Phuket Patong
Grand Mercure Phuket Patong is one of the largest hotels in Phuket, providing guests with spacious rooms and excellent customer service. The family two-bedroom pool villa has enough space for the whole family - 200 square metres of space to be precise. There are even two separate bathrooms to make everyone’s holiday a little more pleasant.
All rooms at The Quarter Phuket are larger than an average hotel accommodation. The smallest suite measures 80 square metres and features an outdoor veranda, an en suite bathroom, and a kitchenette. It is suitable for large families.
The Quarter Phuket Resort
Address: 92/5, Moo 3 Cherng Talay
Price: from 53 USD
AM Surin Place
AM Surin Place is located in a quiet area, just a few steps from Phuket’s Surin Beach. There are 30 rooms and 3 penthouses to choose from, so you can be sure that the hotel’s pool won’t be overcrowded and noisy.
The Haven Lagoon
If you like to be independent and don’t like resorts, then why don’t you rent a serviced apartment? The Haven Lagoon offers two 80 square metre flats with two bedrooms and two bathrooms each.
Arinara Bangtao Beach Resort
Arinara Bangtao Beach Resort is a perfect place for kids. It is very close to the beach as well as local shops and restaurants. It also claims to have the best swimming pool in Phuket, with many fun activities for children.
Aochalong Villa Resort & Spa
What makes Aochalong Villa Resort & Spa different from others is the personal touch the owners add. Originally built for their family and friends, thanks to its growing popularity, it was developed into 50 villas and rooms. Members of staff still greet guests as they would welcome their own family, which will make your stay even more pleasant.
Indigo Pearl Hotel
Indigo Pearl Hotel offers not only stylish suites and villas, but also day trips, diving and a kids’ club, where children can participate in many activities from mask-making to hair-weaving. There are many toys for kids to enjoy, and children are looked after by the hotel’s trained staff.
Le Meridien is a well-known group of hotels. They provide great customer service and a high standard of accommodation. At Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort, families can have the best of times. Kids can enjoy free water activities, barbecues, and wood-fired pizzas. Teens are welcome to use the facilities at the Teen Club, which organises a wide variety of activities such as Thai boxing, archery, and sandcastle art.
Angsana Laguna Phuket
Angsana Laguna Phuket is a great place for the whole family. Kids below the age of 12 dine for free and have free access to the Kids’ Tree Club. You can also explore the lagoon during a one-day kayak trip, or hire a babysitter to look after your children 2 hours per day while you take the advantage of the spa facilities.
Sunset Beach Resort
Sunset Beach Resort is a large, but cosy and friendly hotel. Children will love the kids’ club and the outdoor swimming pool, with a special section just for them.
Take Your Children To Phuket
One thing worth remembering when choosing a hotel in Phuket is that the island is a great destination for the whole family. Don’t get discouraged by stories about sex tourism, or big parties that take place in Phuket. These happen mainly in certain areas and most of the above hotels are far away from partying hotspots. Keep in mind that you can not only let your kids play in hotels’ pools, or kids’ clubs, but also let them enjoy the beaches, take them on different excursions, teach them how to snorkel or play mini golf, show them nature and a different culture, and give them an adventure of their lifetime.
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