Thailand is that special place where days flow together under balmy tropical skies and island-dotted seas to give you the sunny vacation of your dreams. What was once a backpacker hotspot has transformed into a spectacular and fun destination that is both beautiful and culturally fascinating. Ideal for families, Thailand boasts a wonderful tropical climate, beautiful beaches and exciting attractions that are sure to impress. From the tropical shores of Phuket to the magical islands of Phi Phi, families are spoiled for choice with a range of world-class accommodation designed especially for children. If you’re looking for an amazing yet inexpensive beach vacation for the whole family, look no further than tropical Thailand.
Here are 5 reasons why Thailand is perfect for families.
Flanked by dramatic cliffs and alluring tropical waters, Thailand is a diverse island paradise popular with Australian families. Renowned for its spectacular coastline and sparkling blue waters, Thailand is home to some of the most beautiful beaches on the planet. With over 1,800km of coastline, Thailand offers a wealth of spectacular beaches where families can spend their days lazing under a palm tree or splashing in the crystal clear waters. Perfect for families with young children, many Thai beaches offer shallow tides and gentle swells for easy swimming conditions. Many popular beaches also offer a fantastic range of water sports such as kayaking, paddle boarding and windsurfing, allowing you to soak up the tropical sun and admire the incredible natural beauty.
Although traveling with children can be an expensive activity, Thailand is one of the most affordable overseas vacation destinations. Thanks to the favorable exchange rate, vacation expenses such as transportation, food, activities and sightseeing are very reasonable and your money will go a lot further than you think. For example, a beer in Thailand will cost around 60 baht or 2.70 AUD while in Australia, a beer can cost between 5 AUD and 10 AUD. Purchases in Thailand is also extremely affordable, and you can get good deals by haggling with the locals. From large retail outlets to traditional market stalls, shopping in Thailand is a must-do holiday experience.
Offering a spectacular range of accommodation, entertainment and facilities, Thai resorts offer unbeatable value for money and inclusions for families. Boasting spacious rooms, world-class amenities and on-site entertainment, families are spoiled for choice when it comes to resorts in Thailand. Additionally, many Thai resorts are specially designed for children, ensuring they have an unforgettable time during their vacation. The family resorts offer a range of facilities, including swimming pools, water slides, kids’ clubs and sports activities, to provide endless holiday fun. With so much entertainment on offer, kids will never get bored and mom and dad can even enjoy some time to relax and unwind.
that of Thailand mild tropical climate is a great asset for families looking for the perfect vacation getaway. Gentle sea breezes meet the warm sun to create a magnificent climate that makes for the ultimate vacation paradise. Although Thailand is a beautiful holiday destination all year round, we recommend visiting it from November to February as the humidity is relatively low and the temperature is around 25°C to 30°C, providing conditions ideal for swimming, snorkeling and sunbathing.
The extremely gentle and warm nature of the Thai people means that this beautiful destination is nicknamed the “Land of Smiles”. From hotel staff to the cashier at 7-Eleven, wherever you go, Thais always seem to be smiling. Thai people particularly love children and will always welcome them with open arms. (Don’t worry if they even ask for a family photo!) When visiting Thailand, you can learn a lot about Thai culture from the friendly locals as well as visiting temples and shrines. There are more than 40,000 Buddhist temples in Thailand, many of which have become popular tourist attractions. We strongly recommend that you visit Wat Rong Khun (The White Temple) and the iconic Big Buddha in Phuket. The spectacular views and hilarious monkeys roaming the temple grounds will also make for a fun adventure with the kids!