Summer family fun in Asia!
Summer is a time to relax and have fun together as a family. There needs to be plenty to keep little one’s entertained so the grown-ups can have some well-earned downtime to enjoy the luxurious settings and exquisite dining…
Cherry-picked for you – the very best kids’ clubs in Asia to guarantee stress-free holidays and precious memories for you and your little ones this summer!
Hidden among the paddy fields in Cambodia’s quiet countryside, Phum Baitang contains none of the bustle of nearby town, Siem Reap.
Rustic charms of this all-villa resort include the traditional Khmer wooden houses and their high stilts surrounded by luxuriant tropical gardens, in synergy with more modern features such as freestanding oval bath tubs and private plunge pools.
The kids’ club activities really shine here, too: staff will help kids make the most of the picturesque surroundings with temple tours and paddy walks.
Smith extra: One bottle of sparkling wine; for GoldSmith members, a dinner for two and a bottle of Zannier Win.
Kids will love: staying in a pool villa where they can splash to their heart’s content in the private plunge pool.
The Slate offers good, clean fun (and a dash of naughtiness) for all ages. Its subtle industrial-style chic extends to the hotel’s kids’ club, Tin Box, offering activities such as model painting, cartoon time, play-doh art, origami and sandcastle design.
Nai Yang Beach is a stone’s throw away, if you can peel yourself away from the D-Buk family suite’s sofa-laden terrace.
When the kids are having fun, kick back in the playful whisky bar hung with punkah fans or beachside Shore Thing restaurant, or have knots worked loose at Coqoon Spa, set in huge wicker eggs that seem to hang from the trees.
Smith extra: Free return airport transfers
Kids will love: the child-friendly pool, which resembles a desert oasis complete with a shrub-lined mini-island.
Indulgence levels are off the scale at beachfront boutique hotel Fusion Maia Resort in central Vietnam, where all-inclusive spa treatments mean pampering here is a must.
As for young ones: each beach-facing villa features more than enough room for two children, who’ll love splashing around in the shallow end of the hotel’s infinity pool.
And then there’s the Mini Maia programme, designed especially for young ones to enjoy the full Fusion Maia experience – including child-friendly treatments alongside parents at the spa.
Smith extra: Stay three nights or more and get a fresh-spring-roll tasting boat for two at Fusion Café in Hoi An.
Kids will love: the games room, where a Playstation, billiards table and other distractions await.
International jetsetting families love Thai boutique hotel Trisara, not least because its private bay – along Phuket’s less developed north-west coast – offers a level of serenity that’s hard to come by.
Each suite or villa has jaw-dropping ocean views and its own pool, but our favourite is the Ocean Front Pool Villa 407, which sits privately right on the seafront.
The Trisara kids’ club offers a range of imaginative activities, from arts and craft, baking and dance classes to aquatic excursions such as kayaking and snorkelling.
Smith extra: A bottle of champagne and 10 per cent off food and soft drinks; GoldSmiths also get 30 per cent off spa treatments
Kids will love: honeycomb milkshakes from the kids’ menu at the bar.
Family-sized adventures await at Soneva Kiri, a series of vast pool villas peeping through ocean-fringed jungle on a secluded Thai isle. It’s an ultra-luxe stay where each enormous, bamboo-designed villa has access to the private white-sand beach.
Children need look no further than the Den, the hotel’s much-loved kids’ club designed in the shape of a manta ray, where indoor and outdoor activities encourage independence and creativity.
Families might choose an Ocean Pool Villa Suite, where there’s plenty of room for extra beds and/or cots.
Smith extra: One complimentary dinner (excluding drinks), either at the View or Benz’s.
Kids will love: treetop dining, an outdoor cinema and free sweet treats.
Mr & Mrs Smith is the travel club for hotel lovers, with a million like-minded members in over 100 countries. Staying at one of the hotels in our 1,000-strong collection grants you a best-price guarantee and free Smith Extras on arrival at every hotel: a bottle of local wine, a spa treatment, a gratis activity.