Take your child on a working holiday trip, flying squirrel tour, amazing family programme and interactive activity classes in the Asia-Pacific. By CRYSTAL CHAN
A time of relaxation and entertainment
For an unforgettable family holiday, travel to Pullman Nadi Bay Resort & Spa in Fiji, with ocean views and The Sleeping Giant mountain.
First, pamper yourselves with a treatment at the Veikau spa, while your children enjoy activities in the Kids Club and Teens Retreat. Older children can also sail in hobie-cats or go jet skiing. Next, regroup as a family for a day trip or island hopping via sea plane.
Families should choose the accessible Superior Garden View King Rooms. Opening rates start from FJD$390 (about $250 inclusive of levies and taxes) nightly per room.
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Alternatively, for a time of rejuvenation, head to Alila Seminyak in Bali to try the latest luxury skincare treatment, Microdermabrasion Oxygen therapy. This treatment aims to deeply cleanse, nourish and revive the skin, enabling the healthy growth of new skin cells. For instance, the medical-grade microdermabrasion machine will begin by removing the topmost layer of dead skin cells,
Meanwhile, your children will enjoy themselves at Play Alila, the resort’s kids club open from 7am to 9pm. Activities include movie time, puzzles, painting and arts and crafts. Additional charges might apply (about 50,000++ rupiah or $4.80++ per 90-min activity).
The price of the treatment is 1,600,000 rupiah or about $153. Click here to book your accommodation.
Giant flying squirrels
Watch how the nocturnal musasabi, or giant flying squirrel, glides in the dark and learn some of its habits. This is one of the eco-tours hosted by Japan’s Picchio Wildlife Centre in the Karuizawa Wild Bird Sanctuary.
This 90-minute Flying Squirrel Watching Tour is available till end November and priced from 2,500 yen or $33 and up. In addition, guests get a commemorative certificate.
Stay at the Hoshinoya Karuizawa, where your older children can learn oyaki stuffed dumpling making and horse-riding.
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Have an extraordinary family vacation with Club Med’s Amazing Family Programme, launched in resorts around the world, such as Sanya, Guilin and Bali. The programme is facilitated by Club Med’s Gentils Organisteurs or ambassadors to ensure an exciting yet safe environment for families.
Moreover, families can bond through games like soccer bumper ball and giant versions of classic games like Twister or Connect Five or be educated. For instance, participants will be taught how to go green, and learn local crafts like kite crafting, cooking or family yoga when in Bali.
Furthermore, Club Med’s family and baby-friendly services will make your vacation as stress free as possible, offering meals, activities and equipment for children from four months to 17 years old.
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Interactive activity classes
Sometimes a staycation is exactly what you and your family need. At buds at Shangri-La, the interactive play space offers age-appropriate activity classes like sensory play classes for toddlers, and activity rooms for older children. Furthermore, children can also take care of herbs in the hotel’s gardens, and learn to prepare meals like mac and cheese.
Buds at Shangri-La has also launched a series of annual memberships that include buds by Shangri-La access and hotel credit. Price ranges from $988 to $3,988.
Click here to register for buds membership, which is valid a year from date of purchase.
The newest InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort is a 35-minute seaplane transfer from Male International Airport, and near to Hanifaru Bay. There, visitors snorkel among whale sharks and reef manta rays and explore coral gardens.
Even children (from four to 12) can explore the house reef under the watchful eye of the staff at the Planet Trekkers Kids Club. The resort also features 81 beach, lagoon and overwater villas and residences, and six gourmet dining concepts.
Book between 1 September 2019 to 21 January 2020 to receive amazing benefits. These include complimentary daily breakfast and dinner, as well as seaplane transfer for those staying five or more nights.
Pool villa prices start from USD1,250 or $1,710 per night. Click here to book your stay.
Take your child on a working holiday
Little travellers rejoice as Holiday Inn Resorts presents its Little Big Hotelier programme for children aged four to 12 years old, where they can ‘work’ in resorts across Indonesia, Thailand and Maldives.
First, parents will register their children at the resort’s Holiday Inn Kids Club and then the kids can work in the restaurant, housekeeping or as porter. Furthermore, they’ll also get to plan and coordinate the next Kids Club programmes.
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