Prepare for some breezy barefoot luxury with a beach break that caters for all the family, and doesn’t take ages to get to. As recommended by Lightfoot Travel, these 5 beach resorts and islands are close to Hong Kong and offer family-friendly fun for all ages. If you are looking for a summer refresh, check these out and book up.
Children are welcomed and well looked after at Six Senses Yao Noi, which is great because you’ll want a personal slice of the paradise here. Cascading across the hillside in Koh Yao Noi, this gorgeous getaway gazes out over the magnificent waters and limestone karsts of Phang Nga Bay in Thailand. For such a romantic spot it’s very offspring-friendly with connecting villa rooms, children’s menus and golf buggies to zip families around. Boasting butterfly-filled gardens, a swish hilltop infinity pool and Zen garden spa, it’s utterly tranquil. Down on the beach, the calm sea is ideal for splashing around with tots, while activities for older children include Muay Thai boxing, kayaking, and batik painting classes.
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Nay Palad Hideaway (previously known as Dedon Island) in the Philippines ticks all the boxes for a family beach break. Just an hour’s flight away from the legendary Cloud 9 surf break on the remote island of Siargao, this luxury boutique-style hideaway is nestled between mangrove forests, white sands, and clear waters. Kids will love the freedom of the coastline where they can go surfing, kayaking, and swimming. Away from the beach, bonding activities are plenty: join a cookery class, watch films at the open air cinema, or simply snuggle up in the snazzy hanging pods scattered throughout the property.
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Get set for an escape with a difference on the island of Phu Quoc, an hour’s flight away from Ho Chi Minh City. Here you’ll find the quirky new JW Marriot Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa, a sprawling beachfront resort designed by architect Bill Bensley. Cushioned on the platinum sands and cradled by the crystal green waters of Emerald Bay, its kids' club keeps little ones busy with paddle boarding, bike rides, and lantern making, allowing you to soak up the eclectic interior of the hotel stress-free. Don’t miss the spa which has an Alice in Wonderland theme, featuring lime green interiors and female staff wearing Alice-style dresses.
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Bali's hotels have always been lovely, but this summer they reach another level thanks to the opening of COMO Uma Canggu. This latest offering features stylish rooms, world-class treatments at the iconic Shambhala Retreat, and a beautiful location. For those with really little ones in tow, all the facilities you need are on hand – large baby baths, mosquito nets, high chairs and babysitting services. The kids’ club ensures that children are kept occupied with arts and crafts, a library, and a packed schedule of activities. Extra special is the in-house Surf School which hosts bespoke lessons and programs for all ages and levels. After a family session, head to the COMO Beach Club for fresh and healthy dishes, comfortable swing chairs and soothing sounds of the resident DJ’s.
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Head to a paradise beach and experience the personal touch with a trip to Soneva Kiri on the Thai island of Koh Kood. International guests are met on arrival at Bangkok’s airport and transferred for one hour to the sweeping sands by the resort’s very own airplane. Here you’ll find a world that merges bliss with brilliant fun. Beachfront and hillside villas offer big living spaces, breezy interiors, and laid-back décor. There’s also a spa, four restaurants, an ice cream shop, a cheese room and a chocolatier, and cool treepod dining. Facilities for children include a kids’ club, an art observatory, an outdoor cinema, and watersports and beach games aplenty.
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