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.
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.
Hard Rock Hotel – Bali
Families will be treated well staying in this hotel! In the room, the suite features an additional kids’ room for children below 12 years old, complete with Play Station 4 and other kids’ entertainment. If they are tired playing in the room, ask them to go to Roxity Kids Club where kids of all sizes can move to their rhythm, Lullaby Playroom for those ages 4 years old and below, or TABU Teens Club for the young adult. As for the outside activities, this hotel has a huge pool with big waterslides for, not just kids, but adults can go down one of them too. This pool features a lagoon beach section where kids’ activities are held regularly in the afternoon. Then there’s another pool with tipping buckets, slides and climbing – a heaven for kids.
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
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.
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.
In celebration of this new green initiative, executive pastry chef Christophe Sapy has created a forest-inspired afternoon tea. The assortment of delicate desserts includes milk chocolate and salted caramel mousse, pistachio and strawberry tartlet as the hotel’s signature 1963 Mandarin cheesecake.
The hotel’s green ambition continues at the award-winning Mandarin Spa with a new forest therapy treatment.
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.
Capella Hanoi is a stone’s throw away from some of the most impressive historic landmarks including “Temple of the Jade Mound” and the French Quarter, with the Hanoi Opera House in its centre. Celebrating the hotel’s privileged location and its community are our Capella Culturist who will orchestrate a unique Capella Curates programme that offers a glimpse into the soul of Hanoi.