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The Best Family Resorts in Thailand for 2022 

A mix of relaxation, adventure and family-friendly facilities make these the best family resorts in Thailand for 2022.

With mouthwatering cuisine, unparalleled nature, glittering beaches and rich culture, Thailand truly has everything in the mix for an unforgettable family escape. From tropical islands to bustling cities, there’s so much to explore and discover here. 

Keep holidaymakers of all ages happy by choosing a resort that’s fun for the whole family.  

With amazing service, modern amenities and activities for everyone, these are the best family resorts in Thailand for 2022.

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Katathani Phuket Beach Resort: Secluded island paradise

Your family holiday wouldn’t be complete if you didn’t explore some of the breathtaking islands in Thailand. Phuket is a popular choice for families, due to its easy accessibility and beautiful white sandy beaches, and Katathani Phuket Beach Resort is one of the best resorts on the island. Surrounded by lush, tropical hills and powder sand beaches, you won’t want to leave this peaceful sanctuary on Kata Noi Bay. 

Try all of the flavours of the island at one of the six restaurants before splashing around the multiple swimming pools and jacuzzis. Teenagers will love the recreation room complete with billiards and the outdoor tennis courts, while adults will find tranquility at the spa. Little ones will have hours of fun at the kids’ club, with art classes, multiple kiddy pools (complete with a slide), and more. 

Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui: Ultimate luxury in the Gulf of Thailand 

Take in awe-inspiring panoramic views of the Gulf of Thailand while you lounge poolside at the five-star Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui. World-class service will leave your family wanting for nothing while you disconnect and truly immerse yourself in Thai island life. Spend hours at the beach playing volleyball or lounging beside the beachfront infinity pool. With five bars and restaurants to choose from, including a special rum vault, you can dine beachside or have dishes brought up to your room for a night in.    

Family activities are planned at The Treehouse kids’ club, which keeps little ones entertained with games and activities so grown-ups can have some time alone guilt-free. Reconnect with a family cooking class or even take your kids with you to the Kids’ Secret Garden Spa for matching mani-pedis (don’t worry, there is an adult-only spa as well). 

The Sands Khao Lak by Katathani: Waterpark fun in Khao Lak 

Nestled on the northwest coast of mainland Thailand with direct access to the white-sand beaches of the Andaman Sea, The Sands Khao Lak by Katathani is a blissful resort for a family escape. Kids’ eyes fill with delight when they see the Water Zone, with multiple slides, water tunnels and a lazy river. With both a small toddler pool and an adults-only pool, this resort feels like an exclusive water park. Kids will happily spend hours at the Sands Castle Kids’ Club while adults enjoy a rejuvenating massage at the spa.  

After a busy day splashing around, stop for a one-of-a-kind dining experience at The Floating Market, which overlooks a natural lagoon and serves a variety of international flavours. It’ll be difficult to choose between the seven bars and restaurants (including two swim-up bars), where fresh seafood is served up alongside kids’ favourites.  

Pimalai Resort and Spa: Tropical luxury on Koh Lanta 

Pimalai Resort and Spa on Ko Lanta is a true island hideaway. Located on 900 metres of pristine beach and 100 acres of lush tropical land, this resort feels like paradise. Looking for an adventure? There’s an onsite dive centre where you can explore the vibrant coral reefs and get up close to stunning marine life. If you’re not sure about learning to dive, head to the beach where the resort has complimentary kayaks, windsurfers and more. The kids’ corner has tonnes of activities, like Thai boxing and beach football. 

Continue the adventure with gondola tours through the tropical mangroves or take a luxury speedboat to extraordinary snorkelling areas. Treat yourself at the award-winning Pimalai Spa, set in a lush valley. Watch the sunset from the hillside Seven Seas Restaurant, which expertly melds east and west flavours with unbelievable island views.  

Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort: Walk with elephants on a riverside jungle adventure in Chiang Rai

In the north of Thailand, a ridge overlooks the borders of Laos and Myanmar, known as the Golden Triangle. Here, you can walk alongside elephants at Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort, for a truly unforgettable holiday experience. With tropical countryside and nature all around, guests leave the resort with a new appreciation for our world. 

The award-winning Elephant Camp gives your family the chance to spend time with these beautiful gentle giants who have been rescued and given a new home. Join them on their daily walk, watch them splash in the river and observe as they interact with each other in a unique and unforgettable experience to delight all ages. Aside from being immersed in nature, you can dine at one of the three restaurants, which offer views of the surrounding rice paddies, or learn how to master Thai flavours at Spice Spoons, the onsite cooking school. For ultimate relaxation, melt into a milk bath or pamper yourself with a massage in the open-air Lanna Resort Spa.

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