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.
Movenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali – Nautical Bali Kids Club
This Jimbaran newcomer not only has one of Bali’s best kids clubs, it also has water slides, a water play area, outdoor playground and a kids corner in the all-day restaurant. Opened in January 2017, Movenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali is a hotel your kids won’t want to leave. The kids club has an indoor jungle gym older kids will love climbing through, a trampoline to bounce on, a movie room, a video game area, a nap room and even kids sized toilets and sinks for potty time.
When it’s time to splash around, younger kids can run through spraying water in the splash pad area while older kids can head to the water slides and get dunked under the massive water bucket.
Breakfast time is fun for the whole family as the kids corner of the restaurant has a tv, toys and 2 helpers to keep the kids entertained over meal time. Movenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali definitely wins the prize for the best designed kids club in Bali.
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.