Traveling To Koh Samui With Children

Traveling now requires much fewer effort thanks to technology that allows you to see a picture that gives you an idea of what to expect. There are detailed pictures of rooms, services, area and so on. In addition, we have apps and websites that rate a hotel, resort or a villa based on comfort, facility, views and so on.

Traveling with family, especially with children in tow, can be a completely different ball game. There are a lot of areas where you do not want to compromise. It is better you have a complete picture of the place and be reassured of the facilities and services before you land in a new place.

Koh Samui, one of the islands in Thailand is a one of the most family friendly or child-friendly vacation spots. Some of the important tips to remember before booking yourself into any one of the hotels, or resorts.

  • Make sure you check with the hotels and resorts if they have baby chairs or high chairs if you must have one. Typically, you will see women in the Thai culture carrying the children rather than moving them around in prams. Hence, if you were hoping to rent a pram, plan accordingly as it may not be available unless the hotel is of international standards.
  • As far as food is concerned, it is best to stick with rice, pasta, and noodles which are widely available all around. Thai food essentially may be too spicy for a child’s palate. While all kinds of food are available widely and all through Koh Samui, it is best to stick to reputed hotels and restaurants where you are guaranteed to get quality. The last thing you want is for your child to fall sick on a Holiday.
  • If you have slightly older children, you may be brave enough to explore some snorkeling off the coast of Koh Samui.
  • There are many KohSamui villas for rent which might work out the best for you if you want the conveniences of your home and still want to enjoy a luxurious holiday, these 3 bedroom holiday villas are lovely. Most such villas will have all possible services available at the press of a button.

Things every holiday villa should have

There are loads of villas around the world and some offer better value than others, but there are some things every holiday villa should have. Villas vary in size, location, pool, beach and loads of features that can make a holiday trip special for all the family.

The size of villa is always the most important decision and for those travelling in groups or with a large family this is priority number one. Some villas are smaller than others and for those wanting a larger villa these 3 bedroom holiday villas are lovely. The most common size villa is 2 or 3 bedrooms and with this they usually have a pool that can be easily accessed. A pool is very important I find and for those travelling with children a pool is a great way to make sure everyone is having fun.

Villas with a beach front is always idyllic and offers a unique experience with stunning views and sea breezes. I personally love the beach and when travelling I must have access to a beach. I went to Bali and surfed one summer and it was an experience to remember.

A villa in the wrong location is a disaster and an excited tourist will soon find themselves disappointed and something every traveler dreads. I would always recommend finding a place with a history of happy guests. There are loads of ways to find this out and with good travel guides you’ll surely find one with a legacy of good reviews.

Having a villa with a BBQ is another must have feature and for those long sunset evenings a barbeque is a fantastic feature of every holiday in the sun. Then a hammock hanging up to laze around in is another great add-on for those who love chilling in the shade after a long day at the beach.