When it comes to Thai island getaways the whole family can enjoy, it’s hard to beat Koh Samui. These top five family-friendly resorts range from the fast-paced to the secluded and are sure to make your getaway the perfect family vacation.
ShaSa Resort and Residences
(Laem Set Beach)
Set on a hillside sloping down to Laem Set Beach, this resort is adored for its many cascading pools, landscaped gardens and fantastic kids’ club. This is family-friendly accommodation at its best, where the facilities include everything from highchairs and cots (so you can leave the gear at home), to swimming lessons and a supervised play room to keep the little ones happy.
Add in a video arcade for older kids and family-friendly rooms to ensure there’s space for everyone, and you have an ideal holiday destination the whole family will adore.
Four Seasons Koh Samui
Tucked between palm-tree groves on one of the island’s more secluded beaches, the Four Seasons provides a perfect balance of family fun and adult getaway. Here you can enjoy the best resort facilities, including a world-class spa and private beachside dinners, all while knowing the kids are also enjoying the Kids For All Seasons program that includes a variety of games and activities for children aged 2-12 years.
Catering to all group sizes, consider booking a family villa, which comes with its own private infinity pool and a separate sleeping area for children.
InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort
(Taling Ngam Beach)
If you want to escape from the main tourist areas and discover the quiet Koh Samui life, you’d be hard pressed to beat the InterContinental. Set into hills amid 22-acres of tropical gardens, this resort offers family-friendly rooms set in a classic Thai-village setting.
Families can make the most of the dedicated kids’ club, where activities such as cooking classes and beach soccer are on offer for kids 4-12 years. If you’d like a night enjoying the resort’s restaurants and facilities, take advantage of the nanny service.
Rocky’s Boutique Resort
Rocky’s is truly a resort aimed at ensuring every member of the family is catered for. From the supervised children’s playroom to the garden swimming pool just for kids, there are countless activities that ensure relaxing and fun-filled family holidays.
If you’re travelling with fussy eaters, there are plenty of familiar dishes in addition to customised Thai dishes that will help make meal times easy. If you’d prefer to partially cater for yourself, consider renting a poolside villa that includes two bedrooms plus a fully equipped kitchen and a sitting room that converts to a third bedroom if needed.
Bo Phut Resort and Spa
Just a short drive from the international airport on one of the island’s most popular and pristine beaches, Bo Phut Resort and Spa is an ideal option for families of all sizes. You can enjoy a villa with its own private balcony overlooking the gardens so that you can stretch out, relax and take in the views.
Kids will love the pools and a range of activities on offer, while adults are also sure to appreciate the babysitting service. With plenty of family-friendly activities available such as fishing, canoeing and snorkelling, this resort is the perfect mix of relaxation and active fun.