Penang – Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La
For a beach side retreat of pure relaxation, adrenaline pumping activities or fun for the whole family, Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La has it all. Breathe in the fresh air and get the blood flowing, with a round of golf at the Par 3 golf course, a game of tennis on one of the three floodlit tennis courts or choose from a selection of water sports including: Catamaran sailing, canoeing, waterskiing, and jet skiing.
Children have plenty of activities to choose from including an indoor, air-conditioned 10,300 sq.ft Adventure Zone with slides and kids activities (at an additional charge), a kids club with daily activities (most free), an Eco Centre, a Segway park, kids pool with water slide and “dive in” movies at night. Mummies will enjoy bottle sterilisation service, baby sitting services, stroller rentals and coin operated laundry services. This place really is the perfect resort for families and has won many awards for being a family friendly destination. For those wanting a more upscale resort but want to still enjoy all of the family friendly amenities, right next door is Shangri-La Rasa Sayang which shares amenities with Golden Sands.
Singapore – Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa Resort and Spa
Another Shangri-La resort has made our list because these guys really know how to take care of the whole family. Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa Resort and Spa is uniquely located right on Siloso beach where guests can enjoy their getaway in a tranquil oasis of coconut trees and peacocks roaming the grounds, while non stop fun in the sun is at their doorstep. The resort’s private stretch of sand offers loungers and beach volleyball courts while the Sea Sports Centre has kayaks and pedal boats to get a view of Siloso beach from the water.
Kids will love the indoor kids club Cool Zone with a giant tree-house slide as well as changing daily activities. Outside entertainment includes a covered kid’s pool with water slides, a mini water park and an outdoor playground. Then there’s of course all of the other Sentosa activities right at your doorstep. An extra bonus for the little ones is the dedicated kids buffet lines at both Atmosphere by the Sea and Silver Shell Cafe. Read What to Do in Singapore With Kids for more family friendly activities in the city state.
Bali – Westin Resort Nusa Dua
Located on a white-sand beach in Nusa Dua, The Westin is both a romantic getaway as well as a retreat for the whole family. The highlight for kids is the Westin Kids Club with a variety of complementary activities, a 12-metre waterslide in the freshwater pool and indoor and outdoor play areas. There are even different areas to entertain kids of varying ages including a toddler area with activity tables and a nap zone, a Kids area with an outdoor playground and a teen zone with bean bags and video games. For an extra fun Sunday brunch, check out their Prego Family Brunch.
Phuket – Swissotel Resort Phuket
Swissotel Resort Phuket is a stone’s throw away from Kamala Beach, offering 180 one to three-bedroom suites, each with a separate bedroom, living room and private balcony. The kids with be thrilled with Kids World, an amusement zone for children that includes a wide range of recreational activities hosted in the Adventure Club. Ask for the kids set up where they will furnish the room with kids furniture and toys.