Despite the relative lack of kid centered attractions in Thailand, there is so much to do and see for families. No doubt, Thailand is a beautiful country. Stunning palaces, beautiful beaches and unique culture makes the country appealing to everyone including families with kids. Locals are friendly, and surprisingly welcoming to kids.
If you are looking for a vacation destination where locals acts just like families, Thailand is the destination to be. They are usually there to lend a helping hand, not harm you. Here are some things to know, especially if you are planning your first family trip to Thailand.
One of the things parents worry about when taking a family trip overseas is the kids getting sick. Unlike other Asian destinations, Thailand boasts a clean healthy environment. Furthermore, there is access to clean water. However, it is advisable to stick to drinking bottled water to avoid health complications. Have a taste of Thai’s cuisine at one of the many street stalls. Here you will find the best foods when compared to eating out at expensive restaurants. Kids will definitely love it. Remember to have your travel insurance. This is very important. A good insurance cover can be of great help should you need an emergency treatment.
Thai food is considered to be among the best cuisines in the world. It is healthy, nutritious, and tasty. If you are new to Thai food, then you should try Pad Thai or Pad See Ew. It’s inexpensive and can be found in almost every street stalls. If you or your kids aren’t into Asian dishes, plenty of western food abounds. In Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, you will find KFC, Mc Donalds, Starbucks, pizza outlets and lots of fresh fruits to keep you refreshed and rejuvenated. Kids can stay healthy and eat great tasting simple food like cheese, chips, toasties and many more.
Thailand is home to many beautiful islands. Of all the beach resorts scattered all over the country, the islands of Ko Samui and Lo Lanta offers a plethora of activities for families. More significantly, both have a good number of moderately priced beach accommodations. In addition, there are lots of open air shore front where adults can relax and watch the kids as they play in the sand. While kids play in the sand within view. These beach resorts offer many interesting activities including elephant riding, and snorkeling. Moreover, older kids are allowed to kayak or take scuba diving course on request. Another interesting family destination not to miss is Phuket Island.
Kid friendly parties
Thailand has long been a vacation destination for families thanks to its kid friendly parties. The country boasts a big party scene. One of the parties that shouldn’t be missed is the full moon party, an all-night beach party that attracts tourist and local visitors alike. It takes place on the night of, before or after every full moon. It’s all fun and exciting for everyone. Plan your trip to coincide with the full moon party and experience massive fun with family
Other helpful tips
Make sure you do one major activity a day with the kids. This should be done in the morning when your kids are still energetic. Relax and unwind on the beaches in the afternoon. In the evening, visit one of the street stalls or exquisite restaurants for a fine dining experience.
If you have a toddler, bring an umbrella stroller. This will make afternoon strolls along the busy streets easy and less stressful.
If you are on a short term visit to Thailand with family, it is recommended to visit just one or two attractions a day. The trip might end up tiring and boring for kids if you move around a lot.