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The Best Family-Friendly Villas And Suites In Phuket

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There’s a reason Phuket is a favourite holiday destination for families in Hong Kong!

From luxury settings to budget-friendly options, we’ve rounded up a list of the most family-friendly accommodation this Thai island has to offer. Just a short flight from Hong Kong, these villas and suites in Phuket have something for everyone. Whether that’s being pampered, basking in the sun, playing in the pool or taking advantage of some of the kid-friendly activities and family entertainment on offer. Many of these villas and resort locations are within walking distance to some of the most beautiful beaches and stunning scenery in Thailand, so get booking and then you can start counting down to your next family vacation.

Read more: The Best Kids’ Clubs In Asia: From Pirate Ships To Pony Rides

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The Slate, A Phuket Pearl Resort

Located on the northern shore of the island (right on the turquoise waters of Nai Yang Beach and surrounded by Sirinat National Park) this resort pays homage to Phuket’s tin-mining legacy. The Slate is a short drive from Phuket International Airport and you can take your pick from a variety of luxury private pool villas and suites. You can enjoy the family pool and scheduled complimentary activities, the swim-up bar with music and cocktails, or the infinity pool. Be sure to also check out the Coliseum Lawn, a playground for sports and activities, said to be a theatrical canvas for outdoor events.

The resort not only offers babysitting services but is a perfect place for kids. Book the Weekend Family Getaway Splendid Offer so the little ones can join kids’ club “The Tin Box”. It offers activities like origami, mask-making, hair-weaving, chef and petit sommelier classes, and even kick-boxing.

The Slate, Nai Yang Beach, 116 Moo 1, Sakhu, Thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand, +66 7632 7006, [email protected], www.theslatephuket.com

SALA Phuket Resort and Spa

This resort is also located in northern Phuket, on Mai Khao beach. It’s 20 minutes from Phuket International Airport and the famous limestone cliffs and rock formations of Phang Nga Bay. It encapsulates Portuguese architecture while boasting luxury hotel facilities. When you are not enjoying beach life, take a dip in the beachfront swimming pools.

Book the Family Getaway, which offers a range of special in-villa children’s amenities, two-hours free babysitting, and a beachfront family picnic lunch. You can also design your own family adventure using the resort vehicle with complimentary driver (whether that’s snorkelling, elephant trekking, jungle activities, shopping, and dining!).

SALA Phuket, 333 Moo 3, Mai Khao Beach, Thalang District, Phuket 83110, Thailand, +66 7633 8888, [email protected], www.salaphuket.com

Twinpalms Phuket

This stylish and contemporary resort is an architectural haven of clean lines inspired by Eastern and Western influences. It’s located near the clear waters of Surin Beach, which are now restored to their natural state. About 25 minutes away from Phuket International Airport, the resort offers exclusivity and seclusion from Phuket city and tourist life, within serene tropical surroundings. Select from a range of residences, suites, and rooms with an array of private pools, garden views, or large private balconies with plenty of room for the whole family. Treat the clan to a private beach butler who will set up your beach day, or enjoy the stunning tropical water garden near the shared lagoon and large pool.

The hotel can arrange kid-friendly activities, including a visit to Splash Jungle, ziplining with Flying Hanuman, or a trip to the adventure park, Jungle Extreme. Looking for something more cultural? Explore the Naka weekend market, Phuket Old Town or the largest Buddhist temple in Phuket called Chalong Temple, you can also check out the Big Buddha or stunning sea views at Promthep Cape.

Twinpalms Phuket, 106/46 Moo 3, Surin Beach Road, Cherng Talay, Phuket 83110, Thailand, +66 7631 6500, [email protected], www.twinpalms-phuket.com

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COMO Point Yamu, Phuket

Located at the tip of Cape Yamu, this hotel is near the Andaman Sea and Phang Nga Bay’s famous limestone cliffs and rock formations. It is designed to exude Thai luxury with a contemporary and colourful feel. COMO is a perfect place for families offering a range of amenities to spark the kids’ imaginations, at the same time as allowing you some much-needed relaxation and downtime. Check out Play by COMO, a space that provides toys, books, games, and art materials for the younger members of your party. The resort also offers babysitting services and other family-friendly activities (like sailing out to COMO Beach Club or simply relaxing by the pool). Be sure to check out its Kids Get More at COMO Point Yamu offer!

One of our favourite features at this resort is the “Family Yoga” (a yoga lesson for two adults and two children over the age of three). Younger kids will learn about animals, nature, and basic anatomy all while using animated yoga postures. This lesson is also suitable for teenagers, teaching them how to reduce everyday stress.

COMO Point Yamu, 225 Moo 7, Paklok, Phuket 83110, Thailand, +66 7636 0100, [email protected], www.comohotels.com

Katathani Phuket Beach Resort

This award-winning resort is located near the beautiful Kata Noi Bay beach and is perfect for a fun, family vacation. You can choose from beach-front suites in its Thani Wing or the tropical suites located at its Kata Noi Beach resort in the Bhuri Wing. The Family Suite offers two bedrooms for adults, one kids’ bedroom (we guarantee they’ll love the ship beds), and two bathrooms. The suite offers a spacious living and dining room, perfect for enjoying private meals and activities with the family. Check out its Family Package, which offers 2 complimentary set lunches and dinners, a family picnic, a junior master chef kid experience, and complimentary use of the kids’ club.

The club (which is suitable for children from ages 4 to 12), has supervised activities and an art instructor. It includes games, mini kid cars, toys, books, playgrounds, and even a ball house. The kids can also participate in activities such as balloon painting, doll painting, beading, clay sculpting, Thai kite making, and cooking classes. The resort has babysitting services too. Want more? Enjoy the swimming pools, kiddie pools, jacuzzis, bubbly water springs, and the mini water slide! There’s also a waterpark within the grounds.

Katathani Phuket Beach Resort, 14 Kata Noi Road, Karon, Muang, Phuket 83100, Thailand, +66 7631 8350, [email protected], www.katathani.com 

Amari Phuket

This hotel is a short drive from Phuket International Airport, and is located near Patong Beach and Phuket town. Choose from Superior and Deluxe Wing rooms and suites with private sea views, or experience the luxury Ocean Wing with exquisite suite accommodation overlooking the bay. You can also opt for the Club Suites which feature ocean views and allow you access to the Clubhouse, the infinity pool, and an amazing outdoor terrace.

All guests (including the little ones) are encouraged to have a great time here. The resort offers a range of poolside games, crafts, and recreational activities through its kids’ club, as well as offering babysitting and baby cots. Enjoy the two outdoor swimming pools or take advantage of the water sports available in the area!

Amari Phuket, Patong Beach, Phuket 83150, Thailand, +66 7634 0106, www.amari.com

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Kata Lucky Villa

This budget-friendly villa is located in central Kata and a hop, skip, and a jump away from Kata Beach.  Choose from a range of villas suitable for the entire family in the resort, which is surrounded by a landscape of mountains and beautiful gardens.

The Deluxe Pool Access Room includes one master bedroom with king sized bed and twin beds, a private balcony with outdoor seating, and direct access to your own semi-private swimming pool.

Kata Lucky Villa, 92/16 Khoktanod Road, Tambon Karon, Muang, Chang Wat, Phuket 83100, Thailand, +66 7633 3385, [email protected], www.kataluckyvilla.com

Anantara Mai Khao Villas

This luxury resort has a great selection of accommodation in Phuket, including the Layan Resort, Layan Residences, Mai Khao Villas, and Mai Khao Vacation Club. Anantara Mai Khao Villas is located on the northern tip of the island of Phuket, surrounded by the sea and near the national park. The Family Pool Villas at Mai Khao Villas Resort are ideal for holidays with small children. The villa includes a king bed, a twin bedroom, and opens onto your own private pool. This spot is great for water fun and sunbathing as a family. You can also participate in a Thai tradition at the lagoon called Loy Krathong (which entails releasing a float for good luck for the year to come).

The Turtle Club entertains your little ones with arts, crafts, and family-friendly games including batik painting, t-shirt design, sand candle making, face painting, umbrella painting, wind chime making, and more. Don’t forget to sign the kids up for a pizza cooking class, Thai boxing, and rock climbing as well. This resort even offers “Kids’ Spa Time” including pedicures, mini massages, coconut hair treatments and bubble baths!

Anantara Mai Khao Villas, 888 Moo 3, Tumbon Mai Khao, Amphur Thalang, Phuket, Thailand, +66 7633 6100, [email protected], www.anantara.com

JW Marriott Phuket Resort and Spa

This is a 5-star Resort and Spa with gorgeous beachfront views. Located on Mai Khao Beach there’s a choice of rooms and suites, including the family suites or villas (which have a range of private pools, ocean views, and generous entertaining space). It provides activities suited for families, offering deals such as the Family Getaway with Kids Stay and Eat Free at JW Marriott Phuket and even a pool specifically for kids.

You can also check out Renaissance Phuket Resort and Spa for more budget-friendly deals in the area, which is also under the Marriott umbrella.

JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa, 231 Moo 3, Mai Khao, Talang, Phuket 83110, Thailand, +66 7633 8000, [email protected], www.marriott.com

Featured image courtesy of Marcin Kaliński via Unsplash,, image 1 courtesy of The Slate, A Phuket Pearl Resort, image 2 courtesy of COMO Point Yamu, Phuket, image 3 courtesy of Kata Lucky Villa

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