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 Koh Samui 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. Most such villas will have all possible services available at the press of a button.