Planning a holiday that caters to the whole family can be a challenge! Need some inspiration? A truly magical place for families, Cambodia is a treasure trove of historical and educational travel experiences for kids, parents, and grandparents too. Once known as The Pearl Of Asia, Phnom Penh is a hot bed for historical architecture and attracts foodies big and small. Jump on a tuk tuk to visit the Royal Palace, National Museum, Russian Market and the Genocide Museum. In Siem Reap, families can enjoy sunsets over Tonle Sap Lake, explore the famous temples in Angkor, and shop at the Phsar Market.
Where to stay? Raffles Hotels and Resorts has gorgeous properties in both Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. Click here to book up one of their packages to Cambodia targeted specifically at the needs of multi-generational families (family reunions and those traveling with kids, parents, and grandparents too)! All bookings should be made by December 31, 2017.
WHERE TO PLAY: Many flights land in this interesting city... stay a while to explore everything that Phnom Penh has to offer! Take a visit to the Central Market and Russian Market to scoop up souvenirs. Visit cultural wonders - Wat Phnom, the Royal Palace, National Museum, and Genocide Museum. Stroll along the waterfront promenade and hop on a Mekong River Cruise! Take day trips to Sihanoukville (5 hours drive) or picturesque Kep (3 hours drive). Be sure to try many of the groovy cafes and eat at some of Asia's best restaurants!
WHERE TO STAY: Family stays at one of Asia’s grand old dames, the classic colonial-era Raffles Hotel Le Royal in the heart of the Cambodia capital Phnom Penh, hark back to the golden age of travel. Located at the heart of this intoxicating city, this landmark luxury hotel offers easy access to all the sites and is located only 5 minutes from the Mekong River Cruise terminal. Graced through the years by legends including former U.S First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy and French writer, statesman and adventurer André Malraux, Raffles Phnom Penh sets the benchmark for refined enchantment and divine relaxation. Families should take in tea time at the famous Elephant Bar, kids will love splashing at the pool, and mom and dad can sample a Cambodian inspired massage. It's historical, it's central, and it offers something for all ages.
WHERE TO PLAY: Siem Reap should be on everyone's bucket lists! Angkor is Cambodia's UNESCO world heritage site, and the largest religious structure in the world. The jaw-dropping Khmer temples are an absolute must if your next holiday calls for a dose of history and culture. Tours and temple treks of Angkor Wat can be arranged by car, bicycle, or foot! Enjoy the spectacular sunset over Tonle Sap Lake. Experience the rustic charm of the Floating Village. Revel in the serenity of Royal Crusade for Independence Gardens. Discover the perfect souvenir or gift from Phsar Chas market. Be sure to explore vibrant local villages at the picturesque countryside on bicycle, Vespa, Jeep or helicopter tours. Enjoy quality time with a family cooking class. Visit a uniquely Cambodian Circus experience and more!
WHERE TO STAY: Located in the heart of Siem Reap, in the Old French Quarter only 8 kilometers from the extraordinary Angkor Wat temple complex, Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor is the ideal place to explore the spiritual and archaeological masterwork. Relax and revitalise beside a magnificent pool inspired by Angkorian architecture or take a short stroll along the riverside to discover the vibrant local markets. Parents can get pampered Cambodian style at the award-winning Raffles Spa. The whole family will enjoy the Khmer cuisine at the Restaurant Le Grand or a chill lunch by the pool!