Seeking a southeast Asian escape with the little ‘uns in tow? Boutique-hotel experts Smith & Family know just the spots…
Oriental Residence, Bangkok
Bordered by peaceful parkland, Oriental Residence boutique hotel is a family-friendly retreat in the heart of Bangkok. Sleek apartment-style suites fit independent families looking for a self-sufficient holiday. Kids will be entertained by the pool and games room; parents will love the central location and impressive skyline views.
Smith extra: A bottle of house wine, a teddy for the children and 10% off food and soft drinks
Anantara Si Kao Resort & Spa, Krabi
For a Thai family beach holiday off the beaten track, set course for Anantara Si Kao Resort & Spa, a 90-minute drive south of Krabi. The buzzy beach club and Ayurvedic spa will wow adults, and children will be kept distracted by the dedicated kids’ pool, arts and crafts centre and Andaman Sea activities.
Smith extra: Free access to the kids club; free WiFi; 15% off food, drinks and spa treatments
Karma Kandara, Bali
The blissfully untapped Bukit Peninsula is home to cool coastal getaway Karma Kandara, a family-friendly Bali hotel perched above the dazzling Indian Ocean. At this lofty lodge, parents will fall for the soothing day spa and see-and-be-seen beach club, while the kids go crazy for the activities club by the sea.
Smith extra: A mocktail-making class for junior guests
Capella Singapore suits self-sufficient families: instead of a kids club or crèche, the hotel has 30-acre grounds, three pools and private access to kid-pleasing Palawan Beach. When it’s time for date night, there’s a fleet of babysitters and a fine-dining restaurant, spoiling spa and buzzy bar.
Smith extra: A Sentosa Choice Pass for two adults and one child, giving you free access to four attractions at Resorts World Sentosa
Soneva Kiri, Koh Kood
Family-friendly Thai beach resort Soneva Kiri on Koh Kood ticks all the boxes, promising a jungle-meets-ocean location, fun-filled activities and switched-on service. Treetop dining, an outdoor cinema, a magical kids’ club and free sweet treats will distract the children, while vast villas with private pools, mouthwatering food and a sensuous spa will keep the adults happy. If it’s good enough for Brangelina’s brood…
Smith extra: One dinner (excluding drinks)
Smith & Family offers a price-match guarantee, loyalty money back and a free Smith extra on arrival. Book online at smithandfamily.com or by calling the expert Travel Team on 8003211098.