Explore some of Asia most unique destinations while still finding comfort for the whole family
Travelling as a family is a great chance to make memories that will last a lifetime. But sometimes it can be a challenge to find a place that is just right for both parents and children. Here is our list of some of Asia’s best getaways with unique concepts that will enchant the whole family. You won’t find any all-inclusive mega-resorts on this list, but boutique properties that truly understand the importance of family…most are family owned and operated!
Villa Mathis – Bali, Indonesia
Located in the south of the tropical island of Bali, Villa Mathis is tucked away among verdant rice paddies and tropical foliage, removed from busy cities and streets. Its spacious villas welcome large families and make this a great place for a family reunion. Unwind in a four- or five-room bungalow with enough precious space for everybody and enjoy the private pools and gardens that come with it.
It will never get boring at Villa Mathis either, as it is only ten minutes by car from the beautiful beaches of Seminyak and the hotel can help organise exciting outings such as canyoning, trekking and more.
Luang Say Cruise & Lodge – Mekong River, Laos
The 2-day Luang Say Cruise offers families with young explorers the chance to discover the area around the ancient city of Luang Prabang from a new perspective and get to places that are hard to reach otherwise. Get a glimpse of local village life, see how people produce traditional handcrafts and local rice wine or go about daily routines. End the first day with a tranquil night’s sleep at the Luang Say Lodge before heading further along the Mekong river to the Pak Ou caves on the second day. Filled with thousands of Buddha statues, this place has a special aura and makes a great finale to an unforgettable cruise.
The Bohemian Residence – Ayutthaya, Thailand
Located near Ayutthaya, just two hours from Bangkok, the Bohemian Residence can be reached by private boat. It offers two villas with two rooms each, making it a great country getaway for families.
Here you will get a rare peek at local life and have the chance to experience a side of Thailand you usually don’t get to see. During the day, take the owner’s boat to explore the beautiful area or go visit the many historical sites in Ayutthaya.
4 Rivers Floating Lodge – Koh Kong, Cambodia
Situated near the beautiful Cardamom Mountains in Cambodia’s Koh Kong province, the 4 Rivers Floating Lodge lets its guest connect to nature without having to sacrifice comfort. The lodge’s 12 tents come fully furnished and with en suite bathrooms, making this place a perfect glamping destination.
Take in the view of the mountains and the river from the tent’s private terrace, go for a cruise, enjoy freshly prepared Khmer delicacies on board or rent a kayak to explore the mangrove forest. There you will be able to spot some of its abundant wildlife, such as the sun bear and the great hornbill, making this an experience the kids will never forget.
Summertime Villa – Goa, India
For families looking to venture further afield, Summertime Villa is a wonderful place for families to relax in the middle of nature. Set on a hill overlooking lush green hills in Goa, the luxurious villa accommodates up to eight guests and offers complete privacy as the villa can only be rented out to one family at a time.
Start the day with a hearty breakfast on the open-air terrace. Then gather the whole family for a cruise on the Solita, the villa’s own 42-foot motor yacht. She will take you along Goa’s coastline and down rivers before bringing you back for a restful night’s sleep in the calmness of Summertime Villa.