Five Ingredients for a Successful and Fun Family Trip to Phuket
How many times have you taken the family on holidays only to find it didn’t exactly go off as planned? There’s nothing worse than dealing with kids on vacation when they are complaining of being bored, you don’t have the proper facilities, and the whole thing just seems to be spiraling out of control. While it can convince you not to travel with kids, the fact is that a successful and fun family trip is possible.
Here we’ll take a look at the top five ingredients that will guarantee that your family trip to Phuket, Thailand is not only successful, but that the entire family has fun regardless of the age. In other words, it’s a holiday where the dreaded “I’m bored” comment will never be spoken!
Pick a Family-Friendly Hotel
First things first, the hotel that you stay in can literally make or break your vacation. There will always be all kinds of hotels to choose from when you’re on holidays, but it’s a matter of finding family-friendly hotels. The good news is that there are Phuket family hotels that cater to both the adults and the kids making sure everyone needs and wants are covered.
The key things to look for in a family-friendly hotel include recreation and activities for the kids, a “kids club”, a designated area for kids to swim in, kid-friendly on-site restaurants, and rooms that offer plenty of space for the full family. You may even want to look at a family-style suite so that there is some privacy. This also makes it easier for the kids to go to bed earlier than the adults.
Create a Tentative Itinerary in Advance
Rather than waiting until you arrive n Phuket to figure out the to-do list, it’s a good idea to do your research in advance. You can then write up a tentative itinerary. Now, other things may pop up that you hear about when you’re there on holidays, but at least you’ve got a rough idea of things to do to keep the family entertained.
Stay Active and Try a Variety of Kid-Friendly Activities
This tip goes hand-in-hand with creating an itinerary and just looks at your activities a bit closer. Keep in mind you are picking activities that are meant to keep the kids happy, so staying active is probably the key to success. While the idea of browsing through local shops for hours on end may sound great to you, chances are it’s not going to keep the kids happy for long.
Some family-friendly activities include the Mini Golf at Dino Park, Phuket Trickeye Museum, Splash Jungle Water Park, Surf House Phuket, and the Phuket Aquarium.
Travel During the Right Season
You also want to be sure you are traveling during the best season, so this means avoiding the months from May through to October as this is monsoon season.
Sample the Local Cuisine
The final tip will likely take everyone out of their comfort zone, but can take the vacation to the next level. Be sure to sample the local cuisine as a family and check out some of the most popular dishes before you leave.
So, with these tips in mind, take the leap and book that family vacation.