25 Beautiful Resorts In Thailand That Are Perfect For A Dream Family Vacation

by on 07/01/19 at 12:35 pm

Travelling with the entire family or with children can be a special vacation or holiday experience. Many hotels in Thailand make it easier to do so with a wide range of services and facilities that are catered for the entire family. Thailand has long been a top travel destination for many families around the world and these accommodations have special amenities that are geared towards entertaining children and adults separately, as well as a few family-oriented activities. For your next family trip, here are the top family resorts in Thailand.

1. The Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa, Bangkok

The Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa is a luxury resort situated just of outside central Bangkok and overlooks the Chao Phraya River. With a full-service spa, large outdoor pool flanked by lounges and palm trees, cooking and yoga classes, this resort has enough amenities to keep all families entertained. For its special little guests, there is the Chang Noi Kids’ Club that has activities such as table tennis and bracelet making. 


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Cost: $158

2. Pullman Phuket Arcadia Resort, Phuket

The five-star Pullman Phuket Arcadia Resort is in a class of its own, literally. This resort is accessed via a single, windy road that also leads to Naithon Beach and a national park, making is far from any other resort properties. The hotel features six on-site bars and restaurants, stunning beach and an infinity pool overlooking the Andaman Sea. Of course, they have also catered to the kids with a free indoor/outdoor kids’ club which includes a classroom with toys, arts and crafts, and a ball pit.   


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Cost: $153

3. Dolphin Bay Resort, Sam Roi Yot

The Dolphin Bay Resort, located along Samroiyod Beach, is a picture of peace and tranquility. The resort is a popular choice for families that want to stay in the area as it has a host of amenities for children. Kids can enjoy the toys and activities at the kids’ room and the playground located outside. There is a nearby beach, perfect for windsurfing, kayaking, and other water sports, two large swimming pools plus a kids’ pool, a spa, fitness center and much more!

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Cost: $51

4. Katathani Phuket Beach Resort, Phuket

Located along the Kata Noi Beach is the massive, 479-room Katathani Beach Resort. Although an upscale, luxury resort, it very much is a family-friendly accommodation. The resort has six pools, bars, and restaurants across the property. There are also a variety of activities and facilities for children of all ages like the kids’ club which hosts supervised classes in beading, cooking, and Thai-kite making, among others.


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Cost: $225

5. Centara Grand West Sands Resort & Villas, Phuket

The location of Centra Grand West Sands Resort is the first thing that makes it an attractive option for families as it is located near the Phuket International Airport. But certainly, the hotel’s most popular feature is its Splash Jungle water park, which has 12 water slides, a lazy river, a wave pool, and swimming pools. Accommodations range from family-friendly rooms with bunk beds to a villa with a gorgeous private pool.


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Cost: $84

6. Avani Pattaya Resort, Pattaya

The Avani Pattaya Resort is one of the most luxurious resorts located in Central Pattaya. The resort is located nearby the Royal Garden Plaza, Walking Street Pattaya and the Ripley’s Believe It or Not museum which is a great place for the entire family to visit. Kids will love the kids’ club, kiddie pool, and the indoor play area, while parents will appreciate the babysitting service, spa, bar, sauna and tennis court.

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Cost: $127

7. Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok

This is known as one of the most luxurious hotels in Bangkok. The hotel is situated beside the scenic Chao Phraya River in downtown Bangkok, so of course, the views from the room are stunning. Adults can treat themselves at the Oriental Spa or enjoy a game of tennis or Thai boxing while the kids are entertained at Sanook Sanook Kids’ Club. 

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Cost: $635

8. Kacha Resort & Spa, Koh Chang

The Kacha Resort & Spa is set in the heart of Koh Chang’s most beautiful White Sand Beach, one of the island’s most luxurious areas. Of course, as a beachfront resort, there are lots of activities to do on the beach. Fishing, diving, and snorkeling are available to the guests of Kacha Resort. On the property, the facilities include a kids’ club, outdoor pool and kids’ pool, playground, spa, and wellness center and a games room.

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Cost: $80

9. Holiday Inn Resort Phuket Mai Khao, Phuket

Situated along the tree-lined white sands of Mai Khao is one of the most popular resorts in Phuket, Holiday Inn. The 246-room beachfront resort sits on Thailand’s sparkling Andaman Sea and gives value for money when compared to the other resorts in the area. There is also a free kids’ and teen clubs with games and activities, a large infinity pool, live entertainment, and, of course, the beach. The Family Suites have separate kids’ rooms with playful decor and furniture.


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Cost: $90

10.The Sukosol, Bangkok

The Sukosol Hotel makes its known that it is a family-friendly boutique hotel from the moment that families enter the property. Upon arrival, kids are gifted with a free kids’ gift bag containing wonderful treats and goodies. On Saturdays, the hotel offers free swimming lessons for kids at the rooftop pool, the restaurant has a kids menu, and the Sukosol even offers babysitting service for those adults that want some private time.


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Cost: $87

11. Hyatt Regency Hua Hin, Krabi

Located in Kao Takiap area of Hua Hin, which is famous for its royal legacy, this hotel stays true to the area’s reputation providing a luxurious beachfront accommodation with world-class amenities. There’s something for children of all ages here too, like the kid’s club, playground and kid swimming pool for the younger children and the game room, tennis, court, sauna and a variety of watersports for the older kids. 


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Cost: $121

12.The Slate, Phuket

The luxurious Slate Resort, formerly known as the Indigo Pearl, is the most expensive hotel in Nai Yang, but also manages to cater to the entire family. The 177-room property is situated a short drive from Phuket International Airport. For some family fun, facilities include three pools, two tennis courts, a kids’ club, and kids’ pool. Watersports, yoga classes, Pilates and babysitting services are also available.


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Cost: $205

13.The Senses Resort & Pool Villas, Phuket

Within a five-minute ride from Patong Beach, Jungceylon Shopping Mall and the lively Bangla Road is the surprisingly quiet Senses Resort Patong Beach. Guests typically rave about the serenity of the location and the stunning views of the Andaman Sea that the resort provides. There is also a kids’ club, a kids’ pool along with an infinity and rooftop pool, bar, spa facilities and fun activities like a Thai cooking class and billiards.

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Cost: $96

14. Outrigger Laguna Phuket Resort & Villas, Phuket

The upscale Outrigger Laguna Resort is the premier beachfront resort located on Bangtao Beach, a part of the Laguna Resort complex. The Outrigger comprises of 255 spacious suites and villas, all of which have flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and private balconies. The Koh Kids Club is the most entertaining feature for children a the Outrigger. It features an outdoor play area and entertainment room with toys and fun activities like painting, making batik t-shirt, Thai dancing, and yoga! 


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Cost: $153

15. St. Regis Bangkok Hotel, Bangkok

The St. Regis Hotel group is known around the world for some of the most prestigious and pampering hotels. The St. Regis Bangkok has facilities for the adults or parents like the hot tub, fitness center, sauna, outdoor pool, and spa. They also accommodate children by providing a Family Traditions program, which has events such as a kid’s cooking class, a souvenir photo hunt using Polaroid cameras for kids to snap souvenir Bangkok moments, and even a trip out to an elephant rehabilitation center. 


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Cost: $217

16. Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort, Pattaya

The Centara Grand Mirage has so many attractions for children that it has now become a popular choice for families visiting Thailand. Parts of the property are decorated with a jungle theme, featuring fun attractions like the water slides, tunnels, swings and artificial beaches that are sure to entertain the children and bring out the inner kid in the adults. Centara also offers a group-wide Camp Safari, free for younger ones, and a teens’ clubs. 


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Cost: $143

17. Sunwing Resort & Spa Bang Tao Beach, Phuket

This hotel advertises as a family resort and stays true to their promise. From the two children’s pools to the playground, Kids’ club, games room, Kids’ outdoor and indoor play area, and babysitting services, the Sunwing Resort ensures that the youngest members of a family are taken care of. There is an outdoor pool, hot tub, and jacuzzi, fitness center, golf course, free Wi-Fi, a Lime show bar which features live performances and two restaurants with kid-friendly meals.


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Cost: $117

18. Cha-Da Beach Resort & Spa, Krabi

Escape with your family to Lanta Island and experience luxury and the warm hospitality that Krabi has to offer. This 5-star hotel has 196 villas and suites and there are many swimming pools around the property for families. Close to the beach, the main pool offers both kids and adults a huge area for swimming. On the ground floor, the rooms are lined by more stunning pools with water slides, Jacuzzis, a pool bar and various water toys. 


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Cost: $138

19. Club Med Phuket, Phuket

This resort combines the traditional charm of Thailand culture with modern amenities and comfort to afford guests a memorable Thailand vacation. Guests can choose from deluxe room or suite, each decorated with exotic wood and furnishings that evoke traditional Thailand style. Besides the many kid’s clubs for different age groups (including a teen club), the resort has archery, flying trapeze, Thai boxing, scuba diving and a host of other fun activities for the family.


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Cost: $571

20. The Residence Resort and Spa Retreat, Phuket

The luxurious villas with their private pools and garden at the Residence Resort are the perfect home away from home in Southern Thailand. The Residence Resort & Spa Retreat provides a free shuttle service to Tesco Lotus and Bangtao Beach, a service which is great for a family fun day at the beach. . Adults can take advantage of the babysitting service that the resort offers and enjoy the jacuzzi, spa, sauna or the outdoor sports facilities.

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Cost: $77

21. Sheraton Hua Hin Resort & Spa, Hua Hin

Every parent knows the type of activities that will make their children happy, and the Sheraton Hua Hin caters to just that. This five-star resort has a large lagoon pool on the property and three separate pools for children, the Lion Kid’s pool for toddlers, Elephant Tower Kid’s pool for young ones and a partially shaded pool attached to the children’s Star Club; that’s both child-friendly and smart. 


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Cost: $130

22. Sunwing Kamala Beach, Phuket

The Phuket Beach location of Sunwing Kamala Beach specifically caters to families, with amenities and activities for all family members. The resort features over 300 rooms and family suites to accommodate families that are large and small in number. There are seven different pools to choose from with water slides and a wide range of other activities for children including magic shows and aerobics. For the adults, there is a poolside bar, a solarium, and a spa. 


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Cost: $104

23. Shangri-La Hotel, Chiang Mai

The five-star Shangri-La hotel provides a touch of luxury in the culturally rich area of Chiang Mai. The hotel is located just 10 minutes away from the Chiang Mai International Airport. The hotel also has charming, Thai-decorated rooms, all equipped with flat-screen TV, DVD player, and minibar. For the kids, the hotel has its own kids’ club, a playground, an indoor and outdoor play area and kid meals served at the restaurant.


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Cost: $216

24. Resort COMO Point Yamu, Phuket

Located at the tip of Cape Yamu overlooking the Andaman Sea and Phang Nga Bay is COMO’s first venture in Phuket. This resort is so special because it offers spectacular views of the ocean and the nearby limestones of Phang Nga Bay. The resort has amenities like treatment rooms, Thai massage alcoves, plus separate male and female steam rooms, a spa pool, and a fitness center. The Play by COMO kids’ club entertains the younger children, while the games room comes complete with gaming consoles, table tennis, pool tables and more. 

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Cost: $282

25. The Regent Cha Am Beach Resort, Hua Hin

Located in the lovely area of Cha Am Beachfront, The Regent Cha Am Beach Resort provides family-oriented amenities in an area surrounded by nature. Each room at the resort is stylishly decorated and features a private balcony, a seating area, and a flat-screen cable TV. The kids’ pool at the resort is larger than most you’ll come across in the area and there’s also a kids’ club, outdoor playground and babysitting services available. 

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Cost: USD $68

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