Planning a family holiday especially with younger kids is always exciting as well as challenging. Even after very careful planning, a lot of things can go out of the plan and required an improvisation. There are so many things to be considered to suit not only the parents’ needs but also the kids’. A very comfortable place with a breathtaking view sometimes not enough for this occasion as we always have to keep the kids’ entertained and safe at all times. However, the holidays should also be enjoyable and relaxing for the parents. Therefore, we have listed some hotels & resorts around Indonesia that can inspire you as you plan for your family holiday.
The Apurva Kempinski Bali
Featuring traditional Indonesian culture and identity, this resort is a sprawling sanctuary for those travellers coming with toddlers. The rooms are generously-sized and melding premium modern amenities. You can choose a spacious option with connecting doors at either Grand Deluxe, Grand Deluxe Ocean Court or Grand Deluxe Lagoon. Alternatively, if you want a private space for the whole family, this resort also offers Residential Villas, starting from Sriwijaya Two-Bedroom Villa, Majapahit Three-Bedroom Villa and Nusantara Presidential Villa.
Take your kiddos to learn about sea life at Koral Restaurant or play slides at the children’s pool. Other outdoor family activities are Aquarobic, Kayaking and Stand-Up Paddle Board, Beach Volley, Resort Becak Tour, Beach Soccer, Kayak Race and Green Escape. However, if your kids prefer indoor, take them to the resort’s family club or treat them a nice dinner surrounded by baby sharks in the underwater restaurant. I say this resort is heaven for kids.
Kayumanis Jimbaran Private Estate & Spa – Bali
Spread across a former coconut grove where towering palms sway gently in the sea breeze, this property is an exclusive sanctuary inspired by the sense of community that exists within a traditional Balinese village. Designed for optimal comfort and privacy, this luxurious villa is set within an expansive Balinese garden bursting with tropical greenery.
It comes complete with a generously sized swimming pool, a traditionally thatched gazebo and an open living pavilion that overlooks the swimming pool and tropical garden. It is a place to create your unforgettable moment together with your family and a place to reconnect with the simple beauty of nature. A junior cooking class, cycling and family dinner are some recommended activities that you have to experience during your stay.
Kayumanis Sanur Private Villa & Spa – Bali
This property is another exclusive haven of Kayumanis Private Villas who pioneered the concept of exclusive, luxury vacation retreats in Bali; and continues to raise the standard by which others are to follow. It is an all-villa property located in the revered priestly village of Sanur where guests will discover the harmony of Balinese living.
Each villa is nestled within a private garden compound that exposes the healthy attributes of outdoor Balinese living. A semi-open outdoor lounge environment integrates with a gourmet kitchen and dining area. The swimming pool is surrounded by ample deck space for outdoor sunbathing and dining.
While most villa properties have been designed solely for the pleasure of adults, Kayumanis Sanur is a family orientated environment with a selection of villas capable of sleeping up to 6 people. the private compound, complete with a swimming pool, resembles a comfortable home setting with modern conveniences to make both parents and children feel at ease.
Tailor-made tour packages with activities aimed especially at children can readily cater to all your family needs with visits to interesting places. Extensive service for our young guests with varieties of kid’s activities which are fun and educated are available. Kids may also learn Balinese traditional games such as making kites, etc.
Sanctoo Suites & Villas – Bali
This property presents a true feeling of serene Ubud atmosphere with high standard facilities and services. Resides precisely adjacent to the Bali Zoo makes it one of the favourites among families who love to spend their time close to Bali’s cultural centre and learning more about animals.
Unlimited access to Bali Zoo is privileged for guests during their stay. Families can also enjoy “Picnic With Pony” where brunch is served in tropical surroundings accompanied by the beautiful Shetland pony. Its keeper will help you get to know about the pony and teach you how to handle it for a short walk within the hotel area.
Besides, coming with 26 Suites and 12 Villas, Sanctoo Suites & Villas provides families with plenty of options for rooms to suit their interests and budget. Among all, Suites Pool Access has been the favourite among families as it gives direct access to the beautiful main pool. The Sanctoo Main Pool is also completed with a kid’s pool, so your children can enjoy their time safely there and of course under your control.
In addition, there is still much that families can do at Sanctoo Suites & Villas, including floating breakfast to start a beautiful morning and other additional activities such as tours, trekking, cycling and others that can make your stay even more remarkable.
The Trans Luxury Hotel – Bandung
This hotel has everything to create a perfect family gateway. They have facilities to accommodate both children and parents, such as kids club, hand puppet show, artificial beach and swimming pool. Highlighting their kids’ club, your little ones can discover fun activities during a unique, adventure-packed holiday in this hotel. From the toddler playing area to puppet show zone, up to the digital entertainment area, be rest assured the time will just fly for your kids! While the kids are having the best time of their lives, the parents can pamper themselves at the spa, fitness centre, boutique, restaurants and lounges.
Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort – Koh Samui
Located a 15-minute drive from Samui Airport, Anantara Bophut Koh Samui places guests in the heart of the island’s old town. Luxuriate on a pristine beach, stroll amid lush gardens or take refuge at a scene-stealing spa designed by starchitect Bill Bensley – a haven of lotus ponds and treatment suites; such a perfect combination for parents travelling with their little champs.
The festive stay package includes a suite upgrade, one-way airport transfers, a boat excursion to explore Koh Madsum and delicious dinner at Full Moon restaurant. On Christmas Day, guests will be treated to a five-course dinner with a glass of prosecco, while the New Year’s Eve programme includes a seafood BBQ dinner, followed by a larger-than-life countdown party at SEEN Beach Club.
Anantara Hua Hin Resort – Hua Hin
After months of lockdown, it’s time to treat the whole family to a weekend break of sun, fun and fresh air as Anantara welcomes back guests to the seaside town of Hua Hin. Anantara Hua Hin Resort is modelled on a traditional Thai village with low-rise gabled pavilions set among lush tropical grounds with lotus-filled lagoons and meandering pathways through exotic foliage, perfect for physical distancing. The reopening package has something for the whole family including complimentary lunch and dinner menus and activities for the kids while the adults can relax by the pool and get a complimentary foot massage at the Anantara Spa.
Capella Singapore is making this festive season all the more special by working with the Association for Persons with Special Needs (APSN) on two unique initiatives, which will allow guests to support a worthy cause while standing a chance to spend the festive season at Capella Singapore with their loved ones. Working synergistically with Association for Persons with Special Needs (ASPN), the property empowers youths to harness their full potential through curated mentorship opportunities.
Capella Singapore’s first festive initiative will be an online auction to raise funds for APSN, whereby guests will be able to bid online1 to win an exclusive staycation package over the festive season, which will include seasonal epicurean experiences. Four stays are up for grabs, with two on Christmas Eve and two on New Year’s Eve. In addition to the online auction, Capella Singapore will be inviting long-stay residents and colleagues to play ‘Secret Santa,’ and ensure that the children protected by APSN receive a special gift this year.
Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong
With an ongoing commitment to protecting the environment, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong has partnered with EcoMatcher to help green the planet by offering guests the opportunity to plant a tree just by enjoying the forest-inspired afternoon tea or having a forest therapy spa treatment.
EcoMatcher works with vetted foundations and smallholder farmers from around the world that specialise in tree planting. With a unique QR code for every tree, guests can virtually travel to their tree through satellite maps and learn about its precise location, the tree species, the carbon sequestration of the tree, and the farmer who is taking care of it on their digital device.
Opening in December 2020, Capella Hanoi is a 47-bedroom boutique hotel designed by Bill Bensley, the illustrious architect behind Capella Ubud, Bali, the No. 1 Hotel in the World in 2020.1 A celebration of Opera, Capella Hanoi was conceptualised to be a Petite Auberge during the halcyon days of opera. Just mere steps away from the iconic Hanoi Opera House, this coveted palace of revelry is, what could have been, the rendezvous spot for opera’s greatest artists, singers, composers, stage and costume designers after the final curtain call.
Each suite within the spellbinding property is individually designed to reveal tales of the mischievous opera society – told through over a thousand pieces of operatic memorabilia and custom portraiture art by prolific artist Kate Spencer. Guests can expect to find a curation of set designs, opera costumes and vintage tableware decorating the hotel, including its signature restaurant, Backstage, as well as the sophisticated art-décor salon, Diva’s Lounge.
Located in a tranquil neighbourhood in Hanoi’s prestigious Hoàn Kim quarter, Capella Hanoi has been developed by one of Vietnam’s most renowned real estate investors, Sun Hospitality Group. For Capella Hotels and Resorts, choosing Hanoi was a strategic decision as the destination’s centuries-old architecture, fascinating history and distinct cuisine are very much aligned to the group’s visionary curation of culture and experience.
Regent Phu Quoc
Located just 15 minutes from Phu Quoc International Airport, Regent Phu Quoc is designed to create a serene sanctuary, offering a truly personalised and unforgettable experience. Dramatic yet discreet, each guest room at Regent Phu Quoc offers options from one-bedroom havens to expansive seven-bedroom ultra-villas for couples, families and groups alike. Earthy hues and a design undertaken by BLINK Design Group reflects a contemporary interpretation of Vietnamese heritage infused in each of the stunning suites and villas – from ocean suites with immersive views; to the various beachfront villas, featuring private infinity pools. Each a reflection of the native surroundings of Phu Quoc, a tranquil environment granting space to unwind and absorb the surrounding abundance of nature.
Cocooned in the white sands of Long Beach in Phu Quoc, the resort offers perfect vistas onto the sunset to encourage a sense of repose. Guests are invited to indulge in a Vietnamese inspired wellness journey at the expansive spa, along with six exquisite dining experiences, including Oku, a Franco-Japanese Salon de Boeuf, and Bar Jade, a bespoke cocktail bar.
Plantation Bay Resort and Spa
What is greatly exceptional than a resort surrounded by lagoons? Approximately 6.1 km away from the airport and 3.4 km to the centre, situated in Mactan Island Cebu, this heart-melting hotel in Cebu is home to water devotees or someone who just want to be surrounded by aqua. It is a classification of paddle-boarding and kayaking in the fresh and clean water lagoons, the hotel features a fashionable splashing pool far-reaching a bar. If you can imagine yourself in your swimwear, ordering your flavourful cooler while sitting on a barstool submerged underwater then you must consider booking your accommodation, sleep in a magical bedroom uniquely designed to suit your preference and lose yourself in this resort because it has just what you desire and more.