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    holiday trip recommendations...

    Hi All

    we are planning to go for a 2/3 nights trip to beach resort. we have 2 kids aged 6 and 2
    We need
    Clean beautiful and not so crowded beach
    child friendly resort which is not so expensive

    I am thinkign between

    1. Phuket
    2. Koh Samui
    3. Kota Kinabalu
    5. Sanya

    Due to some review here, I am less included towards sanya now. out of the other three, please give your recommendation about where to go.
    Also pls recommendations on where to stay in the locations. Bidget around 15-18k for 2 adults 2 kids
    thanks a lot!

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    We haven't been to Kota Kinabalu or Sanya, only Phuket and Koh Samui. We prefer Phuket because it's one short direct flight there which makes things easy. As long as you are not on Patong Beach, all the other beaches are not very crowded. Try the following kid-friendly resorts:

    Laguna Beach Resort - kids club
    Dusit Thani - kids club, great pools
    Le Meredian - kids club, close to Patong Beach but has its own private beach

    Depending on which time of the year you go, the waves can be a rather rough (July - Oct) and not ideal for the kids which is where the pools come in.

    Loads of kid friendly activities to do on Phuket - elephant riding, mini golf at the dinosaur park, water theme park and the Phuket Aquarium and butterfly park would be great for your kids.

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    We have booked a trip to cebu for July. The resort we have booked looks very kid friendly with lots of water games and activities for children. Nothing much to do in the city though, just stay and enjoy the hotel.
    15000$ for 2 adults 1 child for 5 days, Cathay package.
    The resort is Plantation Bay. It has excellent reviews on tripadvisor.

    We visited Koh Samui last year. It was fun, but much more expensive than rest of Thailand, and cebu.

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    We've been to Sanya, Koh Samui, Phuket and Cebu.

    We didn't care for Sanya, but then we went ages ago. Heard positive reviews recently, but then with all the food scares I would avoid China with kids.

    Thailand is our favorite destination. You can't beat the Thai hospitality and food. Koh Samui is lovely but we stayed at a villa and didn't venture out and explore that much. Flights are expensive.

    We've been to Phuket Laguna a few times, and have thoroughly enjoyed it. Direct flights and good packages avail on Cathay holidays. It's definitely the easiest holiday to book.

    Cebu was also fun. We stayed at the Shangri La.
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    Thanks everyone
    we have decided to go for Phuket

    please can you recommend a travel agent with good pakacges/promotions

    cathay holidays have the following choice of hotel. please help recommend some hotel. we need a kid friendly hotel (near beach or beachfront/private beach) and not very expensive
    budget 13k for 2 adults, 1 child, 1 infant

    Ibis Patong Phuket
    Mercure Phuket Deevana
    DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Phuket - Surin Beach
    Destination Patong Hotel & Spa
    Banthai Beach Resort & Spa
    Novotel Phuket Vintage Park
    Millennium Resort Patong Phuket
    Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa
    Renaissance Phuket Resort and Spa

    Movenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket
    JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa
    Sala Phuket Resort and Spa

    Casa De La Flora
    Swissotel Resort Phuket**
    Angsana Laguna Phuket**
    The Surin Phuket**

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    Quote Originally Posted by Editor View Post
    We haven't been to Kota Kinabalu or Sanya, only Phuket and Koh Samui. We prefer Phuket because it's one short direct flight there which makes things easy. As long as you are not on Patong Beach, all the other beaches are not very crowded. Try the following kid-friendly resorts:

    Laguna Beach Resort - kids club
    Dusit Thani - kids club, great pools
    Le Meredian - kids club, close to Patong Beach but has its own private beach

    Depending on which time of the year you go, the waves can be a rather rough (July - Oct) and not ideal for the kids which is where the pools come in.

    Loads of kid friendly activities to do on Phuket - elephant riding, mini golf at the dinosaur park, water theme park and the Phuket Aquarium and butterfly park would be great for your kids.
    Hi Rani/All
    thanks for this. checked and cathay holidays do not seem to have a package with these hotels. Please can you tell me if Angsana Laguna Phuket has good beach and is kid friendly?
    Are there any other good travel agents or good sites with Deals that I should try

    btw JW Marriott in Khao Lak seems to have some deal. Does anybody know about it? its 1 hour from Phuket. Is the beach good and how the resort and the facilities around in that area (for kids and families)

    thanks!

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    We went to Phuket last year and stayed at Best Western Premier Bangtao Beach Resort & Spa for several nights. It has several outdoor pools, private beach and kids activities. We did all our flights and hotel bookings online with AirAsia.com and booking.com. Worked out at 13K.




    Quote Originally Posted by bsc1280 View Post
    Thanks everyone
    we have decided to go for Phuket

    please can you recommend a travel agent with good pakacges/promotions

    cathay holidays have the following choice of hotel. please help recommend some hotel. we need a kid friendly hotel (near beach or beachfront/private beach) and not very expensive
    budget 13k for 2 adults, 1 child, 1 infant

    Ibis Patong Phuket
    Mercure Phuket Deevana
    DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Phuket - Surin Beach
    Destination Patong Hotel & Spa
    Banthai Beach Resort & Spa
    Novotel Phuket Vintage Park
    Millennium Resort Patong Phuket
    Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa
    Renaissance Phuket Resort and Spa

    Movenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket
    JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa
    Sala Phuket Resort and Spa

    Casa De La Flora
    Swissotel Resort Phuket**
    Angsana Laguna Phuket**
    The Surin Phuket**

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    We haven't stayed at the JW Marriott but we visited and remember it being amazing
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