Finding your next family holiday destination can be a daunting prospect. To make your life a little easier, we’ve put together a round-up of the best family holiday destinations all around Asia.
With the bustle of Bangkok, its idyllic beaches and fantastic wildlife and cultural exploits, Thailand is our favourite all-rounder destination for families. The country offers an immense choice of experiences and accommodation options, making is suitable for families with younger and older children alike. Thailand is one of the Asian veterans of tourism, so it’s a great destination for first-time travellers to the continent. However, families looking for something more off-the-beaten track will find it in the north of the country.
With endless long sandy beaches, a fascinating culture and history at every turn, Vietnam is a terrific destination for families wanting to combine discovery with some real relaxation. Countless activities on offer mean that everyone will be happy and engaged. Famous for its tasty dishes, Vietnam is a particularly great destination for families who love food. And with frequent direct flights, it is very easy to reach.
Families who love a bit of Indiana Jones-style adventure will have a fantastic holiday in Cambodia. With archaeological wonders, idyllic beaches, vibrant cities and stunning rural escapes, adults and children alike can’t help but absorb the astonishing facts whilst collecting lifelong memories.
Asia’s hidden gem, sleepy Laos might not be the first destination in mind when one thinks about a family holiday, but children who love the outdoors will have a fantastic time. The rural landscape offers a backdrop for fun activities and the slow pace of the country means exploring cities is both safe and easy.
Made up of thousands of islands spread across a vast expanse of water, Indonesia is the country for families who want variety and an awe-inspiring backdrop to their holiday. Our itineraries suit all travel styles and will appeal to children of all ages. The weather during school summer holidays is also fantastic.
The Malaysian part of Borneo is the most accessible region of the island, with astonishing flora and fauna easy for families to reach and explore. It’s a fantastic choice if you like the idea of a beach holiday where you don’t have to venture too far to enjoy jungle, wildlife and marine encounters. However, as you will need to travel via Kuala Lumpur, journeys to and from Borneo can take a little time, meaning that this destination best suits school-aged children and teenagers.
An explosion of sounds, smells and sights, India offers a family holiday destination that is sure to inspire everyone. From the tigers of the national parks, to the iconic Taj to the old colonial history – the country is jam-packed with things to do. Flight time is the shortest of any countries we specialise in, only 9 hours on some routes, making it a brilliant option for those families wanting to maximise on holiday time and minimise on journey time.
With big-ticket animals, incredible scenery, mysterious jungle ruins and wonderful charismatic people, Sri Lanka makes for a brilliant family holiday destination. It is a great destination to immerse yourself and with direct flights from London that take around 10 hours, it’s a palatable flight.
With its white sand beaches and turquoise lagoons, the Maldives is a superb destination for families to relax and recharge in accommodation that is out of this world. With fantastic coral reefs, the country offers great opportunities for diving and snorkelling – children wanting to get their PADI should look no further. Many of the resorts also have opportunities for family members to adopt a coral reef or get involved in underwater conservation. Most Maldives holidays we organise are combined with Sri Lanka – this way you make the most of your long haul flight and get the best of both countries.
Here’s a few of our top family holiday itineraries for those wanting to read a little further:
You can get more ideas and information by calling one of our country specialists on 020 7924 7133. They would be very happy to help you – at any stage of the planning process. There is no obligation to book and you don’t need to pay a penny until you are 100% convinced that you have found the ideal holiday for you and your family.