Thailand, the land of smiles, a country so easily travelled with children, if you haven't yet, make it the next on your list.
There is an abundance to see and do in Thailand. From islands to mountains, Thailand offers an amazing cultural experience as well as a world of nature and beauty. There are markets, amazing eateries, golf courses, spa resorts, snorkelling, diving, amusement parks and a whole lot more. Your location will determine what you can do but whatever you are looking for, you will find it in Thailand!
You will more than likely fly into the capital, Bangkok and could spend a couple of nights here shopping for the kids and yourselves of course, and stretching your legs after the long flight before your onward journey.
Chiang Mai is a cool mountainous city in the North and you could catch the sleeper train from Bangkok (Hualamphong train station) and is about a 14 hour trip. Kids will love the adventure the train ride will offer. A few highlights to do with the kids in Chiang Mai are riding the elephants through the forest at Maesa Elephant Camp, enjoy an evening bus ride through the night safari or the delightful Chaing Mai zoo is a favourite stop for animal lovers too, which can be enjoyed during the day or in the evening which is a bit cooler.
Hua Hin is a beautiful beach resort which is often overlooked by tourists making it popular amoung the locals to escape to the beach away from the more common beach spots Thailand has to offer. The convenience of a roughly3/ 4 hour train or bus trip from Bangkok makes it easily accessible for a beach holiday, a break from Bangkok or even part of your holiday adventure as you head south. Attractions in Hua Hin include Monkey Mountain, where you can visit a temple, enjoy the views and of course the monkeys.
Heading south, Phuket is an extremely popular location and get very busy at times. But like most of the beautiful islands it’s a great place to visit amazing beaches like Kata, Karon and Patong and also enjoy the superb snorkelling spots.
Koh Samui is not as busy as Phuket but not quite as relaxed as Krabi which makes it an ideal family holiday spot. The main beaches are Mae Nam, Bohput and Chaweng being right in the hustle and bustle. Aside from the beaches and snorkelling you can visit the Ang Thon National Marine Park and enjoy the Na Muang Elephant Camp and Waterfalls.
Railay Beach, Krabi is a fabulous family spot where you can relax and unwind. This peaceful car-free island is popular for rock climbing and of course its beaches and snorkelling. Phra Nang is a highly rated attraction and a must see on your to do list.
Food & Supplies
Bangkok airport is notoriously low on facilities for travelling families. There is no mention of baby change facilities on their website and by all accounts there are a lack of toilets full stop.We have requested further information from the airport on their facilities but to date have not received a reply.