When we look back at our lives, the most precious memories will always be those times when the family was all together. The holidays, of course, are fun as everyone has an excuse to get together to celebrate a patriotic or religious event — but they do come every year. Certainly, this does not make them any less significant! However, it is precisely that which makes a family outing even more special, whatever days you choose for it.
Every family trip is unique. Whether you plan to enjoy your family activities in a tried and true place — which you are all familiar with and already know what kind of kids activities are possible there — or you are taking your family trip to a new and different destination none of you has been to before, there is something undeniably wonderful about going somewhere together with the most important people in your life.
Thailand has emerged as one of the world’s favourite destinations for a family trip. If you need any evidence, the country’s capital, Bangkok, has been rated for the past few years as the most visited city on earth! Millions flock into Thailand every year from countries around the world for the activity holidays Thailand promises. And increasingly, these tourists are bringing their families with them and looking forward to enjoying family activities in the Land of Smiles.
They are definitely not disappointed. Thailand is the perfect place to experience a precious family moment. There is so much to see and do here, and any day during your stay a family outing can turn into a fun and beautiful adventure which will become a memory you cherish for years to come.
Your activity holidays in Thailand could easily start in the city of Bangkok. This is mainly because of the splendor of Thailand’s most famous temples, which are located in the capital. Whatever age your children are, they will never forget the incredible sight of the tremendous glittering golden chedi (pagodas) at Wat Phra Kaew, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, which is situated within the grounds of the beautiful Grand Palace, the residence of the Thai royalty until 1925. Here, as well as Wat Pho, the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, are actually must-sees on a family trip to Thailand.
Of course a lot more is going on in the bustling capital as well. The ladies, young and old, in your family will no doubt hit the level of maximum shopping pleasure amidst the enormous air-conditioned shopping malls of Bangkok. Famous malls such as high-end Paragon or the huge and eclectic MBK center are paradise for shopping lovers. However, everyone will also no doubt have a good time at the open-air markets. Chatujak Weekend Market, at the Mochit station of the BTS Skytrain, or the Train Market along the MRT Subway (at the Thai Cultural Center station) are truly worth a fun family outing.
The National Museum, and perhaps particularly the National Science Museum with its hands-on and interactive kids activities, are other great ways to spend your day while you are in the city of Bangkok.
However, the hectic pace and dense traffic jams of the capital are not for everyone. Vacations were meant for relaxing, not hustling through crowded city streets. This is why it is recommended to see what you need to see in Bangkok, and then as quickly as you can head down to Hua Hin, the world’s most tranquil beach, where your vacation will really begin.
Hua Hin has been long regarded as the best choice for a beachside holiday where you can spend quality time with the family. For over a century, since the marvelously peaceful atmosphere was discovered by Thai royalty, this little beach town has been steadily growing into a family favourite for everyone who comes to visit it.
In the old days, picturesque palaces were built in Hua Hin, such as the Summer Palace of King Rama VII, as well as colonial style mansions. A railroad was constructed from Bangkok all the way down to Singapore, making an important stop here.
As more people began to discover the beauty and charm of the area, hotels and tourist infrastructure expanded, and it is now a perfect place for a family trip. Simply book yourselves a room and enjoy your activity holidays in Hua Hin.
Better yet, your family moment will become so much more special with a reservation at your own private villa on the beautiful beach at V Villas Hua Hin. Just imagine how much more intimate and memorable it will be. Every villa is ensconced in exclusivity, making it your family’s own private world—and every villa also comes with its own private pool, which the kids will love!
At V Villas Hua Hin, guests also enjoy the benefits of being serve around the clock by your personal butler at your beck and call, which can really help with the planning and shopping while you are deciding upon your next round of family activities.
Such a wide range of fun things to do surround V Villas Hua Hin. A visit to a local water pack is a choice your kids will thank you for and probably the star of the show in terms of kids activities. Vana Nava Hua Hin, is quite nearby in town and is a real favourite among tourists on a family trip. It offers Thailand’s biggest and tallest slides, as well as some other fun stuff such as a Flowrider surf ride and wall climbing. There is even a section appropriate for little children, with safer and a bit tamer attractions.
The well known Hua Hin Night Market is another fun place to visit, and certainly a great place to pick up some interesting souvenirs. Everyone in the family will also no doubt enjoy the fresh seafood, and the delightful Thai street food snacks, on offer there.
It is also easy to get out of the town a bit for some further adventures. An exciting morning trip on the back of an elephant, riding through the gentle slopes of Hua Hin’s surrounding vineyards, is something that will surely be remember and recalled with joy.
A trip to the beautiful and intriguing Praya Nakhon Cave will inject a little mystery and exploration into the day trip. Of course these little tours are perfect for a family vacation and are easily organized through the concierge at V Villas Hua Hin.
Best of all, the family enjoy precious moments lounging around on the soft white powdery sand of Hua Hin beach. The gentle tide carries with it an unforgettable bliss, which just might be enough itself to make all of you decide that Hua Hin is to become your regular family vacation spot!
And when you have had enough sand and sea breeze, simply wander back into the resort for a luxurious meal in Villazzo Restaurant’s unique submerged dining tables. So many new experiences, just like this one, are in store for you here. The family photos you take amidst the truly gorgeous design and architecture of V Villas Hua Hin, with its fascinating and gentle steps down to an amazing infinity pool that seems to unite the sea and sky almost miraculously before your eyes, will be gazed at and cherished as your children grow up and someday start to plan warm and loving moments like this one with their own young families.