Best Places to stay in Phuket for families
Looking for the ultimate family friendly experience in Thailand then you can’t go wrong with the Holiday Inn Mai Khao. Located minutes from the airport we opted for a few nights here on arrival to let the kids rest and get over the jet lag. We weren’t expecting the grandest of experiences but what this hotel lacks in extravagance it gains in boutique ambience and fantastic value for money. This resort has a kids stay and eat for free policy making it a great choice for families.
To start, the family rooms were superb – spacious with two separate bedrooms (bunks which were safely railed even for young kids) and fully decked out with kids toys and activities.
The pool area is smaller than most in Phuket but really peaceful and pretty. The landscaping and gardens are gorgeous and the usual extras can be found such as a gym and spa.
I was a little worried being so close to the airport but the kids LOVED watching the planes arriving and watching them come in to land. The rooms are well insulated for sound so there are no issues with noise in your room.
Best part of all with this resort – family friendly dining. Both the main restaurant and the very relaxing beach bar restaurant were THE MOST accommodating and friendly dining experience with kids. The staff bend over backwards to make the kids happy and lots of little touches like kids crockery, cutlery, special menus and activities made meal times enjoyable.