For more than a decade, this all-villa grande dame by the sea has been delighting kids with extras like art classes and tailored activities. Since it re-emerged from a top-to-toe makeover as a Four Seasons resort, it has been upgraded with new family villas, a new Vietnamese cooking school, beach bar and kids club.
1 / 8 Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An, VietnamLoad more
2 / 8 Banyan Tree Phuket, ThailandLoad more
The sprawling Angsana complex, which includes this serene spot near Bangtao Beach, makes it a breeze to plan a family vacation everyone actually enjoys. At the Turtle Club, kids strive to become Banyan Tree Rangers by identifying native flora and fauna.
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Mum and Dad will love the breathtaking view of the Indian Ocean from their Sky Villa’s infinity pool, while kids will love the next-level programming at the kids’ club. Each day at this luxurious resort offers new activities, from arts and crafts to cultural edutainment.
4 / 8 The Sanya Edition, Hainan, ChinaLoad more
Hainan province, a lush tropical isle with a climate comparable to Hawaii, has always been a favourite escape for Chinese families. In this luxury resort, the massive children’s area includes everything from a roving “choo-choo” train to bumper cars.
5 / 8 Resorts World Sentosa, SingaporeLoad more
When it comes to kid-friendly vacations, it’s hard to top a resort that’s directly connected to some of the biggest theme parks in Southeast Asia. Unwind in the two-storey Ocean Suite, where you can doze off while watching stingrays and other marine life float by your window, before having a ball at Universal Studios Singapore or Dolphin Island.
6 / 8 The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, Punta Mita, MexicoLoad more
From babysitting services to La Tortuga Children’s Club, where children can enjoy crafts, board games, and treasure hunts, this luxe retreat seems to have thought of everything to make your little one’s stay memorable. Not to mention, the kid-size bathrobes so everyone can snuggle up in comfort.
7 / 8 Grand Wailea, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, Maui, Hawaii, USALoad more
While the suites at this Hawaiian paradise are already plush, the two-storey Ho’olei private villas offer seclusion and lots of room for kids to play. Aside from a private grill and dedicated concierge, guests enjoy all the perks of the main resort, including The Rock, a dedicated club where kids can learn the arts of hula dancing and lei-making.
8 / 8 Amilla Fushi Beach Resort, MaldivesLoad more
Though the Maldives may have a reputation for romance, this resort makes both families and couples feel welcome. The four- to eight-bedroom residences are big enough to fit your whole extended clan and the resort’s marine biologist and army of child carers have plenty of ways to keep younger travellers occupied.
A version of this article first appeared on SilverKris.