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5 family-friendly resorts for your next vacation in 2018

Bond with your children with these resorts offering activities for all ages

Club Med Tomamu Hokkaido

  • Interior of bedroom of Club Med Tomamu

Get away from the sweltering humidity of Singapore and head for the powdered snow slopes high up in the mountains of Hokkaido. The ski resort offers several activities to bring out your child’s sporty nature, ranging from skiing to a trip down to the neighbouring Ice Village for an ice skating session. Japan’s largest indoor pool is also located at the nearby Mina Mina beach, perfect for those anticipating a swim in warm waters in the dead of winter. Otherwise, entrust your kids to the trained hands of children’s clubs where they can learn snowboarding and interact with their peers as you indulge in a session of whiskey and sake tasting. Satisfy your cravings for meat with yakiniku barbecue at restaurant Haku offering different types of beef from Hokkaido to Wagyu.

Club Med Tomamu Hokkaido

 

 

Miavana

  • Nosy Ankao island

For those wanting to disconnect from the world and nurture a spirit of compassion for animals, head over to Time + Tide’s Miavana, a luxury villa resort located on the private island of Nosy Ankao near Madagascar. Accessible only by a helicopter and accommodating up to 44 guests, the 14 villas are each equipped with a study that can be converted into a children’s bedroom for two as well as a pool that overlooks the Indian Ocean. Scuba dive and swim with the fishes, take a helicopter tour around the island or trek through the forest to spot endangered lemur species such as the Crowned Lemur and rare Golden Crowned Sifaka. The resort also has a museum of curiosities, harbouring artefacts such as a elephant bird’s egg, dinosaur bones and sunken treasure. Perfect for an education opportunity about the history of the world.

Miavana

 

 

Langkawi by The Ritz-Carlton

  • Langkawi Beach Villa

When in Rome, do as the Romans do. Immerse yourself in an exploration of Malaysian culture through carving your wish onto a stone and placing it in a wish-granting fountain, colourful batik paintings and learning a traditional folk dance, Mak Inang. For those wanting to bond with their loved ones, you can also take part in family yoga classes. Other activities include a kid’s programme for kite-making, nature discovery and a treasure hunt. Finish the day off with dinner from one of four dining spots– including an adults-only Thai restaurant perched on a rock, Horizon, after sending the little ones to bed.

Langkawi by The Ritz-Carlton

 

 

Rosewood Phuket

  • Rosewood Phuket beaches

Embark on a journey to unwind next to the beach of Emerald Bay at Rosewood Phuket. Visit the historic Old Town littered with intricate Chinese shrines and restored Sino-Portuguese mansions. Otherwise, take a trip to monuments such as the Big Buddha, Wat Chalong and Wat Suwan Khuha. Guests can also go for a tour at an elephant sanctuary or explore a jungle, either by zip lining across canopies or leisurely strolling on the Sky Walk. Indoor clubhouses, swimming pools and cabanas are also available for the little ones to carry out various activities like performing, arts and crafts and reading.

Rosewood Phuket

 

 

Kokomo Private Island Fiji

  • Kokomo private island

For those looking for a thrill, seek your next adventure at Kokomo Private Island Fiji. Encircled by the world’s fourth largest reef, Great Astrolabe reef, the resort is accessible by seaplane or helicopter from Nadi International Airport with a total of 4 hilltop residences and 21 beachfront villas available. Choose from a plethora of activities like kayaking, sailing and swimming with the manta rays. Alternatively, go on walking trails through the island, take excursions to surrounding islands or visit the spa for a seashell massage. Nanny services and a supervised kids club with activities such as coral collecting and hermit crab hunting are also provided for those wanting a break from their care-taking responsibilities.

Kokomo Private Island Fiji