Renting a villa is often easier if you’re family. You have your own private space, room to roam, a luxurious pool and often a cook, driver and housekeeper. So get the clan together or plan a vacation with your friends, and book a relaxing and fun beach villa holiday. Little Steps has gathered up our favorite family-friendly beach villas across Asia. Check out our top picks in Koh Samui, Phuket, Bali, The Maldives & more!
Round up your rambunctious bunch and a few friends, and rent out one of the plush villas on offer at Samujana in Koh Samui. Each villa is kitted out with a sparkling pool, access to fun-filled activities, such as an outing on their luxe yacht, and a private chef and butler to cater to your every whim. Depending on your interests and group size, you can choose from 30 stunning villas—one villa is even kitted out with a Thai kickboxing ring and gym!
Samujana, 63/145 Moo 5 Ko Samui District, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand, +66 80 886 4226, www.samujana.com
Just twenty minutes from the Phuket airport and away from the crowds, this part of Thailand is a true gem! There are lots of family style villas to check into as well as boutique hotels, including The Aleenta, which was recently awarded as Thailand's Best Small Green Resort. There’s plenty to keep the family entertained with boating, golfing, surfing and so much more.
The Aleenta, 33 Moo 5, Khok Kloi, Phang Nga, Phuket, Thailand, www.aleenta.com/phuket/
The Naka Phuket comprise One-Bedroom, Two-Bedroom, and Three-Bedroom Villas: One-Bedroom Villas enjoy fantastic views of the seascape, and are mere steps away from the shoreline. They have all of the services you need for the kids too from, free cribs and infant beds, a children's club, babysitting on request and a children's club.
The Naka Phuket, Kamala, 1/18, 1/20 Moo 6, Kamala, Phuket, 83150, Thailand, +866 209 9122, www.thenakaphuket.com/
Your munchkins will have the time of their lives at this imaginative resort, where families can live in a choice of a clay hut, tree house, or bird’s nest – complete with a sparkling private pool, which offers panoramic views of the resort and beach below. The weird yet whimsical designs are straight out of a fairytale, meanwhile the spa will be a relaxing treat for mom and dad.
Keemala Resort, 10/88 Nakasud Rd, Kamala, Kathu District, Phuket, Thailand, +66 76 358 777, www.keemala.com
Escape to Surigao Island in The Philippines – a hidden gem that features virgin beaches fringed by dramatic coral reefs, which is situated a short domestic flight away from Cebu. What’s more, it’s a surfer’s and diver’s paradise and there are plenty of surf and dive shacks where your little surfer dudes and gals can learn from the pros on the island. 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.
Nay Palad Hideaway Siargao, 8419 Malinao Rd, General Luna, Surigao del Norte, Philippines, https://www.naypalad.com/
Combine the best of both worlds with a trip to Banyan Tree Lang Co, where you get all the perks of a beach-side holiday but you’re also a short ride away from the UNESCO heritage towns of Hue and Hoi An. The all-pool villa resort offers five-star surroundings set on a white-sand beach. There are plenty of watersports to keep the water babies happy, as well as an 18-hole golf course and fantastic spa to boot. The hillside villas provide a stunning view of the resort below.
Banyan Tree Lang Co, Cu Du Village, Loc Vinh Commune, Phu Loc District, Thua Thien Hue Province, Vietnam, +84 54 3695 888, www.banyantree.com
Splash out on a family vacation in The Maldives at Maalifushi by Como. The over-water villas with crystal clear waters right at your doorstep, allow you to see the fishes below. Try their spa services and healthy menu, kiddos and grown-ups are sure to be spoiled rotten. The beach villas come with their own private pool, perfect for kids who need space to splash and have fun!
Maalifushi by Como, Thaa Atoll, Republic of Maldives, +960 678 0008, www.comohotels.com/maalifushi
An easy 30 minutes away from Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal, Montigo Resort, Nongsa sits on the northeastern coast of Batam, and is one of Batam’s first luxury residences. Each of the lavish three-story villas offers ample room for your little jet-setters to run around. Included is a gamut of activities like volleyball, tennis, swimming, cooking, painting and gardening for the kiddos, the resort also offers a fantastic kids club. Let the little ones play while you kick back on your villa’s sky terrace or chill by your own private infinity pool.
Montigo Resort, Nongsa, Jl. Hang Lekir Nongsa, Batam, Indonesia, +62 778 776 8888, www.montigoresorts.com
The exclusive Kamalaya wellness sanctuary and holistic spa resort is centered around a former monk's cave with a private beach. The programs include detox, yoga, stress and burnout, fitness and weight control. Book the beachfront pool villa if you want some romantic R&R - or a two-bedroom villa if you're bringing the kids.
Kamalaya, Koh Samui, Thailand, +66 (0) 77 429 800, www.kamalaya.com
The two-bedroom villa is located on Canggu's stunning Pererenan or Echo Beach, which is home to four world-class surf breaks. The impeccably styled Beach Club Villa in Canggu, Bali will re-energise you with its calm interiors and serene environment, and you'll be a short hop to Bali's bustling, happening Seminyak area, with its famed top-class restaurants and creative boutiques.
Beach Club Villa Bali, Pererenan, Canggu, Bali, www.beachclubvillabali.com/
Beach bums alert - we have spotted the best place to chill, surf, and play near Canggu, Bali! With stunning settings, a convenient location, and fabulous amenities, Pantai Indah Villas Bali ticks all the boxes for perfect family beach vacay. Families can choose from the fine selection of 2-bedroom and 4-bedroom villas, or the beach house according to their needs.
Pantai Indah Villas Bali, Jl. Pantai Pererenan, Canggu, Canggu, Bali, Indonesia, +852 29803350, www.pantaiindahvillas.com
Fusion Maia Da Nang is set on the golden shores of My Khe Beach in central Vietnam, near 3 World Heritage Sites and 3 internationally renowned golf courses. Treat yourself to a 3-bed villa on the beach, and the kids will have a lovely time on the white sandy beach. Cool off in the pool before heading in for cocktails.
Fusion Maia Da Nang, Vo Nguyen Giap Street, Khue My Ward, Ngu Hanh Son District, Da Nang City, Vietnam, +84 511 3967 999 http://maiadanang.fusion-resorts.com/
The fabulous five-star Trisara retreat in Phuket, Thailand is fit for luxury seeking parents and their petite princes and princesses. One of the highlights is the Trisara Kids pavilion that is secluded from the main resort area and 100% dedicated to kids. The villas are stunning, and every need will be met during your stay.
Trisara, 60/1 Moo 6, Srisoonthorn Road, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand +66 76 310100 firstname.lastname@example.org, www.trisara.com
Kata Rocks, 186/22, Kok Tanode Road, Kata Beach, Phuket 83100 Thailand, +66 (0)76 370 777 email@example.com, www.katarocks.com
LUX* boasts a 4-km powder white sand beach, with beach villas perfect for families. LUX* fully caters to families with a fun kids club for ages 3-12, a playground, a special "siesta room" full of colorful pillows, movies on the beach, and an ice-cream truck! Older kids and parents will enjoy the world-class snorkeling and diving, ping-pong tables, and darts. Something for everyone!
LUX* Maldives, Dhidhoofinolhu, South Ari Atoll, Republic of Maldives, +960 668 0901, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.luxresorts.com