Phuket is an action packed family holiday destination where children are guaranteed a fab time and accommodation caters for small to large groups. There are water parks in Karon and Mai Khao Beach with water slides and lazy rivers, Patong has an independent, supervised entertainment centre for the little ones to free your hands for shopping, and there is even a Disney-like fantasy world to amuse young and old. But even when you feel like staying in, our list of the best family friendly hotels in Phuket are equipped with facilities to keep the kids happy and you relaxed.
Which is the best area to stay with children? You might find your choice of accommodation base dictated by the age of the children and your required proximity to entertainment. Toddlers fit in everywhere, but teenagers will enjoy areas like Kata or Karon Beach. If you are less conservative you will also find many resorts in Patong Beach with facilities focused on families. Even in quiet locations like Bangtao and Mai Khao boredom is not an option. Here, hotels with kids clubs which stimulate and entertain, and array of recreation for adults means everyone's interests are indulged.
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Anantara Layan offers luxurious 2 bedroom suites, and though it is located in a quiet area it has everything to keep even teenagers content. No mentioning an idyllic beach to enjoy it has a supervised play club, water sports, a cooking school and even a Thai boxing school.
Featuring villas with up to 4 bedrooms, and child loving staff trained to supervise the little people, Andara Resort is in Kamala Beach. Slow paced, low-key nightlife, and home to the Phuket Fantasea entertainment extravaganza, Kamala is a great area to stay with kids.
Located in Bangtao Beach, this luxury hotel has kid friendly facilities down to a science even featuring a spa, cooking and yoga classes for the little ones. It has a golf course, 2 bedroom loft accommodation featuring a rooftop patio, and 3 bedroom residences equipped with a pool.
Since its inception in 2011 and every year thereafter Centara features among the top resorts for families in the whole of Thailand. This can be attributed to a fantastic location in Karon Beach, its seaside water park, one of the best kids clubs in Phuket, and countless recreation for adults.
Part of the Centara family oriented hotels group, Centara Karon offers affordable prices for spacious accommodation, supervised activities for children, tennis courts, and a splash pool with slides within sight of mom and dad enjoying a cocktail on a submerged bar stool.
Dusit Thani settles in the Laguna Holiday Resort complex together with Angsana Laguna. It offers exciting recreational facilities such as horse riding, several spas, direct access to a world class golf course and free boat shuttles along the lagoons to shopping and dining outlets.
Grand Mercure is a flashy hotel in Patong, a location young at heart moms and dads will enjoy. It does not have a kids club, but with rooms 2 children below 12 can share without charge, as well as a 2 bedroom suite with a pool teenagers will love it more than makes up for it.
In the centre of entertainment along Patong Beach Holiday Inn Phuket features a themed toddler pool, a play club, and pool for 4 to 10 year old's. A kids suite has a separate sleeping area for the little ones equipped with bunk beds, video games, and even their own bath room.
Offering rooms equipped with 2 double beds, child minding services, and great entertainment for children like their own splash pool, cooking and painting classes, and even their own spa treatment menu JW Marriott has a secluded location facing Mai Khao beach.
Enjoy ocean views from the terrace of a 2 bedroom residence with a kitchen, or pay less for the smaller family rooms with plunge pools. Little ones can slip and slide at the Penguin Pool or stay in capable hands at the play centre while you utilize the dive centre, gym or spa.
Playing in the water is all it takes to keep a child smiling, but come time to leave the pool and head for the hotel room will have the opposite affect. The solution is a 2 bedroom villa equipped with 2 swimming pools and a sundeck from where you can watch them play on the beach.
Located a 2 minute walk from Patong Beach, Novotel Vintage Park is our suggestion for parents who prefer lively surroundings and wants to be near shopping, markets and nightlife. A 2 bedroom suite is especially designed for 2 adults and two youngsters below 12 years.
Combining facilities with with Laguna's 8 other luxury hotels, Outrigger offers access to a golf course, a choice of countless restaurants, a shopping village, dive centre, and several spas. The little ones will have a fab time with toddler pools, water slides, and cultural experiences.
Offering rooms with 2 queen size beds sleeping 4 persons, some right on the edge of a pool, as well as a spacious 2 bedroom suite Graceland Resort & Spa is in Patong Beach. Its recreational activities such as 4 pools, bowling alley and games rooms are great to enjoy as a group.
Undoubtedly the best affordable place to stay for families who prefer the serenity of Bangtao Beach, Sunwing has gone out of its way to make a holiday with toddlers convenient in baby friendly rooms with cribs, high chairs, strollers and even baby cutlery.
A short stroll from Kamala Beach Swissotel feature 2 to 3 bedroom suites, some right next to the pool and all with a lounge area and kitchenette for a home-like stay. For kids 4 to 12 years an entertainment centre with professional nannies are equipped with games, toys and movies.