A Guide to Planning a Family Holiday in Thailand

Thailand has long been a favourite holiday destination, with more than 30 million visitors a year, pre-covid and for families there is lots to see and do. We are certainly living in a digital world and the World Wide Web can supply you with a lot of information to help you plan your holiday; you can research different destinations.

Holiday Destinations

Thailand has 3 major regions, the north, the central plains and the south and you might prefer to divide your time between the white sandy beaches in the tropical south, Bangkok and the mountainous northern part of Thailand. You need at least 3 weeks to see the best parts of this unique nation and ideally, a few months would really give you an insight into the colourful Thai culture.

Booking a Family-Friendly Hotel

If you are planning to stay in Pattaya, check out Centre Point Hotel, where you can enjoy a family suite at very attractive rates. Another attractive aspect of online booking is the big discounts and if you are planning for 2023, an early booking will see you get a big discount. One important factor when you take the family on holiday is security; top hotels offer some great family deals and your children are safe within the hotel grounds.

Getting Around Thailand

If your kids are old enough to make travel easy, you are spoiled for choice; air, rail and road are all affordable, with luxury a/c coaches and set timetables. Car rental is one option; make sure you obtain an International Driving Permit (IDP), which allows you to drive; the roads are excellent and all traffic signs are in English. Rent an SUV and take your family to places that tourists don’t usually frequent; you will find cheap hotels throughout Thailand and you can book online.

Medical Insurance

We recommend searching online for family health insurance in Thailand and you can take out a comprehensive family health insurance policy to cover your entire stay. This should include cover for lost possessions and when you take out a tailored policy, you can enjoy your holiday, knowing you and the family are covered for any eventuality. Hospitals in Thailand are expensive and having medical insurance is essential.

You should check online for entry requirements for Thailand before making any bookings and you’ll be pleased to hear that the Thai Pass is no longer required. With some good planning and family-friendly accommodation, your holiday will be a memorable.

Final Thoughts

Thailand, with its rich tapestry of culture, natural beauty, and hospitable locals, is undoubtedly a treasure trove for families looking for an immersive travel experience. Whether you’re wandering through the bustling streets of Bangkok, exploring the serene temples in the north, or relaxing on the pristine beaches of the south, every moment promises a unique memory. If you’re contemplating where to stay in Koh Samui, one of Thailand’s most sought-after islands, a plethora of family-friendly resorts and villas awaits. These accommodations cater to all preferences, whether you’re looking for luxurious retreats or budget-friendly lodgings. No matter your choice, the island’s panoramic ocean views, delicious cuisine, and vibrant local life will ensure that your family holiday in Thailand is nothing short of spectacular. Safe travels and cherish every moment!