Take your family vacation to the next level at these seaside villas
Time to splash up some fun in the sun with your loved ones.
It’s that time of the year again to draw our professional endeavours to a temporary close, in favour of some much-needed time off with our loved ones. But before you can really say you’re completely “off the grid”, have you and your family discussed where to go for that much needed year-end vacation? If you are one of us who did not manage to plan your family vacation in advance, fret not. We at Fayyaz Travels believe that there’s nothing quite like some sea breeze and salt water to immediately soothe your stress away. So here are our spacious seaside suggestions that can brilliantly take your family vacations to the next level, with minimal fuss and zero worries.
1.Club Balai Isabel in Batangas, Philippines
We start the list with the Pearl of the Orient with Club Balai Isabel. This luxury seaside resort in Batangas, Philippines, hosts one of the most attractive facilities for your children. The place speaks family history and it serves as a perfect spot for destination weddings, to creating an annual family tradition of going there as your family grows. Aside from the resort’s luxury accommodations, your kids will surely love Club Balai Isabel’s Aqua Park. The premise is an inflatable park floating on the beach itself. Other activities that you can bond over include: kayaking, banana boat rides, jet skiing, biking, ball games, and obstacle courses.
2. Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa in Cebu, Philippines
Down south in the Visayas region of the Philippines lies Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa in Mactan, Cebu. Being a branch of the luxurious Shangri-La hotels in the country means prices are pretty much high end. Nonetheless, you get your money’s worth as you get to enjoy sea sporting along the resort’s azure blue waters, as well as health clubs and tennis courts on land. As for the kids, Mactan Resort & Spa’s Adventure Zone is where you will find them most of your stay as they enjoy its multi-levelled indoor playground and E-Zone. There is also a Toddler’s Zone where kids three and below can play under adult supervision.
3.Song Saa Private Island, Cambodia
From the Philippines, we now travel to Cambodia, specifically to Song Saa Private Island in the Koh Rong Archipelago. Taking your family there will teach the kids to live as eco-friendly as possible as the island was developed using sustainable, upcycled, and recycled materials. Meanwhile, a bird’s eye view of the island will make you realise how beautiful luxury accommodations are when blended with nature. Don’t forget to go on the island safari, as well as do some sea kayaking and snorkelling with your kids while you are there.
4.Kaba Kaba Estate in Bali, Indonesia
Bali, Indonesia, is always the first thing that goes in mind whenever you seek affordable luxury accommodations. Take your family to the Kaba Kaba Estate which is among the island’s most exclusive yet reasonably priced villas. It is famous for being child-friendly with bunk beds and game rooms to make your child feel like they have a home in paradise. The game room has arcade games such as air hockey and table football, as well as a section for toys and books. The Kaba Kaba Estate is perfect for family bonding as its media room has a state-of-the-art entertainment system, as well as video games for the whole family to enjoy. Its compounds are just as wonderful, too; you can enjoy pool activities, as well as cycling along the lawn and yoga and dance lessons.
5.Villa Ananda at Jivana in Phuket, Thailand
If you have loved Bali, you are definitely going to love Phuket, Thailand, as well. Villa Ananda at the Jivana Beach Estate encompasses some of the most affordable private luxury villas in the area. You get to choose whether you want an indoor or outdoor living during your stay there. The villas are so well-equipped for families, that they come with bedrooms designed specifically for children as well as a nanny’s quarters. Not only that, resident chefs are almost always available on standby to cook delicious Thai food for your whole family to enjoy. All ingredients are clean and fresh, as they are sourced directly from the sea.
6.Villa Tievoli in Phuket, Thailand
Another option for a family vacation in Phuket is the Sava Villa Tievoli. Activities here include dipping into the waters at Natai Beach, as well as kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding. Facilities that come with the villa are a play area, pool toys, and plush, comfortable bunk beds to be enjoyed, especially if they are not typically found at home. There is also an up-to-date home entertainment indoors to be enjoyed should you feel like having some movie time with your kids. Parents who need some down time will love a trip to the resort’s spa, as well as detox in their steam room and sauna. Mothers in particular can cap it all off with a makeover at Villa Tievoli’s beauty salon.
7.Villa Waimarie, Koh Samui, Thailand
Situated in the Thai province of Surat Thani is Koh Samui island where Villa Waimarie lies. This beachfront villa hosts one of the child-friendly resorts in the province. Equipped with nanny services, as well as spotless housekeeping and regular maintenance of their tropical gardens, Villa Waimarie can be considered the ultimate outdoor experience for kids. The resort is not much on game rooms and entertainment systems which is why this gives a whole new perspective to family vacations. Being connected with nature teaches your child to appreciate life outside urban and suburbia.
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