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4 Family-Friendly Hotels

With children's activities this cool, who wants to be a grown up? By M.G.

Published on Nov 11, 2015


1. Angsana Laguna Phuket

This beachfront property is set within a multi-resort destination that's heaven for children thanks to the shuttles, multiple lagoons to explore and activities, our favorite of which is the culinary course. Let your eight-year-old cook you dinner for a change! Classes are held in a kids' club that looks like a tree house.

Angsana Laguna Phuket
Chilling out in a nook with a book at Angsana Laguna Phuket's colorful kids' club. Courtesy of Angsana.


2. Bali Dynasty

Here you can let your kids run away to the circus without ever leaving the hotel. After a few classes they'll be flying through the air with the greatest of ease, these brave students of the flying trapeze. If your wee ones aren't ready to take to the air, they can try the bungee trampoline, juggling or spinning plates, also taught at the circus workshop.


3. The Nam Hai

Want to nurture your little guy's green thumb? Kids can ride a buffalo cart through the paddies of Hoi An's countryside. The landscape is so inspirational, they'll rush back to the resort's garden, where they can don conical hats and till the land under expert supervision. Watch out for that farm-fresh produce in your dinner later.


4. Shangri-La Rasa Ria

Sandwiched between the South China Sea and Borneo's rain forest, this resort is ideal for viewing the area's rare-animal inhabitants like goofy proboscis monkeys. Your kids can hang out with orangutans, feed animals, and help real rangers who look after the 26-hectare nature reserve. They'll also learn about the indigenous flora and fauna. It's edutainment at its best.


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Angsana Laguna Phuket's kids' club. Courtesy of Angsana.
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