Parents know this: planning a vacation with the children is often a difficult task. Mom wants to read a book in peace, Dad wants to experience something and the kids love to play and splash around all day. So of course a hotel that specializes in the needs of families makes sense. Since I myself like to travel to Asia and also want to show my little ones the big wide world, we have fulfilled a long-awaited dream: With the kids to Thailand!
Pretty soon we decided to go to TUI BLUE Mai Khao Lak (for Families). Khao Lak is a good developed place in Thailand, but not so crowded. It is easy to reach from the airport on Phuket, which is an important factor especially with children in the luggage. The beautiful surroundings and the beach location directly in front of the hotel door complete the package. With the kids club in the hotel our two little sports canons are perfectly occupied while we enjoy the sun at the pool.
What you can experience with your kids in Thailand, I will tell you now!
Khao Lak – dream vacation with children
The TUI BLUE Hotel is located in the middle of paradise – directly on Pakweep Beach. The kilometre long and fine sandy beach, which slopes down to the sea, is mostly deserted. The beach is lined with palm trees and trees that offer protection from the sun – perfect for vacations with children!
And the sea… simply fantastic! Like almost everywhere in Thailand, there are hardly any waves in Khao Lak and the water has a pleasant temperature for swimming. The color of the sea is like out of a picture book: light turquoise to dark blue, a spectacular play of colors. Even the children are getting dreamy 🙂
Khao Lak has not only left us and our children with the hotel, its facilities and children’s entertainment in mind, no, Khao Lak has so much to offer! So pack up your kids and plan a great trip to the region around Khao Lak. You can simply ask the BLUE guides for helpful tips on site or book your trips in advance on the TUI Destination Experiences Website.
The best trips with children in Khao Lak
Khao Sok National Park
The Khao Sok National Park with its huge limestone cliffs, beautiful Cheow Lan Lake and tropical rainforest is an absolute must for all Khao Lak tourists – this place definitely has something mystical about it. We will be picked up directly at the hotel. After arriving at the national park, a boat tour with a traditional longtail boat across the huge Cheow Lan Lake is on the program. The kids are thrilled!
Back on land we will go on a guided trekking tour through the rainforest. The kids will talk about the little wild monkeys we met in the rainforest for a long time 🙂
You still haven’t had enough of sea and beach?
Then you have to get to know Thailand’s most beautiful marine reserve! The Similan Islands are lined with characteristic and unique granite rock formations. You do not need to think about snorkeling equipment. It is already on the boat for you. Dive into the breathtaking underwater world. The kids will love it for sure!
Important to note – the transfer to the island is by speedboats. For this reason, the trip is not suitable for children under 3 years.
Takua Pa Tour
Immerse yourself in the unique culture of Thailand while on vacation with the kids! On this day trip you will be picked up early in the morning at your hotel and taken to a traditional market. Here you and the children can be close to the locals and the Thai culture. Visit a Thai school, the almost 200 years old old old town and try freshly prepared and exotic food at the market of Takua Pa. An eventful and educational day for us and the kids!
Of course, we will pack lots of souvenirs for family and friends at the market 🙂
Kayak tour from Khao Lak
And finally: A vacation experience in a class of its own for young and old!
During the full-day kayak tour through a network of caves we paddle to the famous and legendary Panak Island, Hong Island and James Bond Island. “The man with the golden gun” sends his regards 😉
A breathtaking experience! Especially for the kids, who have a lot of fun kayaking anyway.
Our conclusion to the vacation with kids in Thailand
Thailand is a very child and family-friendly country. After a long-distance flight you will find everything your (family) heart desires in Khao Lak!
Since it is a tropical country, you should plan on getting the appropriate vaccinations before your trip. You can find information about vaccination recommendations for Thailand on the website of the German Foreign Office and also have a look at our packing list for your vacation.
Especially during the rainy season you should take care of mosquito repellent, which you should buy locally at 7/11 or a pharmacy.
For us Thailand is an absolute dream destination and the next vacation with children will surely not be long in coming. With this in mind – be brave, take a chance and fall in love with the country and its people just like we do!