The Kingdom Of Bhutan is set close to the Himalayas and is a Buddhist country. It is a great place to visit with the family for a long weekend away or as part of a tour. Surrounded by glorious mountains, this is fantastic for families who like to get out and hike and explore the beautiful countryside.
Immerse yourself in the culture of Bhutan whilst enjoying the luxury of the hotel. This is a great hotel for families who enjoy the outdoors. As well as rooms they have villas available perfect for a family getaway. Their healthy and much-loved COMO Shambhala Cuisine is for those who like lighter, nutritionally rich menus. There is also a special kids’ offering for younger palates.
Uma by COMO Paro Bhutan, PO Box 222, Paro, Bhutan, + 975 8 271597, www.comohotels.com/umaparo
This modern, well-appointed hotel is a great place for a family trip. With free WiFi and a breakfast that will set you up for a day of hiking, you’ll be sure to feel at home. They will organize tours for you and pack a hearty lunch as you explore the area. There is an indoor heated pool where the kids can go and play after a day of fun.
Le Méridien Thimphu, Chorten Lam, P.O. Box 01286, Thimphu, Bhutan, +975 2 337788, www.lemeridienthimphu.com
This is the first 5 star hotel in Bhutan and it does not disappoint. Guests can sample Bhutan’s fiery cuisine, gaze at the mesmerizing prayer wheels through its panoramic windows, and enjoy the vibrant local markets. There is a heated pool and Jacuzzi for the kiddos to play in too! Mom’s why not enjoy a spa treatment as the kids play.
Taj Tashi, Post Box No. 524, Samten Lam, Chubachu, Thimphu, Kingdom of Bhutan, + 975 2 33 66 99, www.tajhotels.com/leisure/taj-tashi-thimphu/default.html
If you’re looking for a hilltop retreat then head here. This is also the place for eco-lovers. Furniture is hand-made locally, and construction materials are locally sourced, making this a unique place to stay. There is a host of activities for you and the family to do from hiking, to visiting Monasteries, to exploring the Paro valley. Relax with a hot chocolate overlooking the valley.
Nak-Sel Boutique Hotel & Spa, Ngoba Village, Lango Gewog, Paro, Kingdom of Bhutan, +975 8 272992, www.naksel.com/
This lovely boutique hotel is located 5 minutes outside of the capital. There is a full service spa – great for Mom to relax, dining options to satisfy the fussiest of eaters and breathtaking views. If you’re celebrating a birthday the team will host a great party for you. Make sure you take a hike around the beautiful countryside or a spot of archery using bows and arrows made of traditional bamboo.
Terma Linca Resort & Spa, Phuntsholing - Thimphu Hwy, Bhutan, +975-2-351491, http://termalinca.com/
This family-run boutique hotel is located in the center of town making it a great option for families who don’t want to hike. They will help you to plan daily tours, and suggest places of interest to visit. It’s also good for families on a budget too. There is a spa for Mom and Dad to enjoy a treatment as the kids explore some of the local activities.
Hotel Norbuling, Chang lam street, Cham Lam Rd, Bhutan, +975 1711 1727, www.hotelnorbuling.com/bhutan-hotels/
Set on 10 acres, Zhiwa Ling has many amenities available to guests. There is a full service spa, a fitness center, sauna, steam room as well as a traditional Bhutanese outdoor hot-stone bath. There is a Tea House, a Meditation House and the hotel has its own greenhouse. The two restaurants specialize in contemporary international cuisine and classic Bhutanese dishes. They also offer Yoga where the family can spend some time stretching together and sitting in meditation.
Zhiwa Ling, Satsam Chorten, Paro, Bhutan, + 975 8 271277, www.zhiwaling.com/
This is a small hotel located within the town center. They still have stunning views of the valley for you to enjoy over breakfast or dinner. They will help you to plan tours of the monasteries, mountain hikes or a spot of archery for the kids. They also have free WiFi for when the kids need to catch up with friends.
Osel Hotel, Phendey lam, P.O. Box # 543, Thimphu, +975 2344 444, www.oselbhutan.com/