Thailand Family Island Hopping
In Yonder’s humble opinion, the land of smiles is the ultimate year-round family holiday destination. Rich history, exciting culture and beautiful beaches make Thailand family holidays a true treat for children of all ages. The promised land for most parents is to ensure the trip is entirely hassle-free whilst ensuring that their little darlings have their horizons broadened and actively occupied (water sports here we come!). And Thailand consistently delivers both.
The simplest formulas are often the best and on this tried and tested (many times!) itinerary we think we’ve nailed the two-week family getaway. Bangkok and beach, with plenty of eye-opening and fun filled experiences included.
*Every Yonder itinerary is uniquely created to suit our individual clients. Destinations, hotels, lengths of stay and even modes of transport are all decided by you, with the help of our local knowledge and expert guidance.
Excitement is in the air as you jet in for your Thailand family holiday. Once you’ve acclimatised, and had a splash in the pool, your guide and driver will be waiting to take you out on a journey of discovery. First, it’s a cultural awakening at the Grand Palace with its sparkling spires and its golden gates. Next, it’s on to Jim Thompson’s fabulous teak house before finishing up with an adrenaline pumping longtail boat experience on the Chao Phraya river. If you want to venture out alone perhaps to a night market or to the backpackers paradise of Khao San Road, it’s easy to navigate the city using the Skytrain.
You’ll land at Koh Samui’s thatched airport terminal in the late morning and will be whisked away to the nearby pier to catch your private speed boat (very James Bond!) to Koh Phangan. The perfect banana shaped bay of Thong Nai Pan Noi is the kind of place that must have inspired Alex Garland when writing The Beach. You’ll have long lazy days on the golden sands whilst the kids snorkel, sea kayak and frolic in the hotel pool.
You’ll cross Koh Phangan’s rugged interior, making your way to the pier at Thong Sala to catch the high-speed catamaran back to Koh Samui, where your driver will be waiting to take you off for your second sandy soujourn. The next few days can be action-packed for the kids, with anything from trying their hand at scuba diving, to mastering the ancient art of Muay Thai boxing, to learning to paddleboard and sail. And whilst they are having fun, you can alternate between the pool, the beach and the spa. On your last day, you’ll catch an early-morning flight to Bangkok and will then connect in to your international flight.
What you get for your money
This itinerary would typically cost from £2,200 per person staying in the specified hotels with the services of private chauffeurs and guides, excluding international flights. The costs can vary based on season, room type and board basis. All our holidays are tailor-made and can be created around your budget.