The big attraction of a destination such as Thailand for families is proximity. It’s less than a ten-hour flight to Bangkok from most Australian cities and with such exotic, luxurious and affordable resorts practically on our doorstep, it’s no wonder Thailand is high on the list of favourites.
Six Senses and Evason Hua Hin is located south of Hua Hin on the coast of the Gulf of Siam. The extensive resort includes secluded pool villas and luxurious rooms dotted throughout lush, tropical gardens.
As regular readers of the Babyology Travel section will know, I have a penchant for swimming pools – the more lavish and extensive, the better. Imagine how impressed I was when I saw that prospective resort guests could take a ‘virtual tour‘ of the pool at Six Senses Hua Hin – that’s a feature I think all resorts should take note of! Needless to say, the pool at Hua Hin well and truly meets my high expectations and has the added bonus of the beach being just a shake of your towel away (note that all beaches in Thailand are public and therefore chairs, umbrellas and the the like are not generally provided by resorts).
There’s also a separate kids’ pool for more boisterous water play.
While I think simply relaxing by the pool would be on my holiday agenda, there are lots of activities on offer at the resort ranging from private boating trips or Thai cooking classes to golf on one of the seven nearby golf courses or Thai boxing classes. There’s also a kids club, Just Kids!, which runs various activities as well as supervised sleepovers for parents wanting a little alone time. Six Senses Hua Hin also includes a multi-award winning day spa which offers treatments as well as activities such as yoga and meditation.
Rooms are bright, furnished in simple but impeccable style and most have open-style bathrooms – there is something incredibly luxurious about the thought of an outdoor bath!
Six Senses and Evason Hua Hin offer a number of accommodation packages including a Summer Family Fun package. Priced from THB 4,200 (approximately $135) per night, two adults and two children can enjoy a two bedroom villa, breakfast, kids activities, complimentary babysitting when both parents book the spa and more.