Phuket. White sandy beaches, crystal clear water, relaxing pools, thatched roofs and air heady with the scent of the sea – sounds blissful, yes? If you’ve been dreaming of a Thailand getaway, but not sure about taking the whole tribe, you needn’t worry a minute longer. Phuket’s Sunwing Resorts are all about families, providing the most excellent of services to ensure your family time is spent relaxing and making beautiful holiday memories.
Sunwing have two amazing resorts. Sunwing Resort & Spa Bangtao Beach, on quiet Bangtao Beach, is perfect for relaxing or choose Sunwing Resort Kamala Beach, situated at Kamala Beach in Kamala, an unspoiled, idyllic fishing village on the west side of Phuket. An easy 20-minute drive from each other on two of Phuket’s most stunning, postcard-worthy bays, both resorts are four star accredited and 100 per cent family orientated.
Accommodation styles and facilities are all suited to families, offering a generous 44 square metres of living space to easily fit a family of four in sublime comfort. If you’re travelling with a baby, there’s Sunwing’s awesome Happy Baby Studio style rooms. Happy Baby Studios are at ground level with an enclosed, secure terrace and kitted out with all the baby essentials – cot, highchair, stroller, Bumbo seat and baby bath just to name a few – saving you the hassle of lugging it all from home on your flights.
You will notice two mascots walking around the resorts – Lollo the Giraffe and Bernie the Bear, these fun characters love nothing more than entertaining and talking to the youngest resort guests. When not playing in Lollo and Bernie’s MiniLand playground or playhouse, there are plenty of pools (including family, children and baby pools) for children to have fun and splash in, and of course each resort has the most heavenly beach front to explore.
The Sunwing Resort philosophy is for families to enjoy their holiday together, which ultimately, should be the very essence of a family getaway, right? While an impressive daily entertainment programme is set up for kids, organised Open House sessions occur regularly too so parents can join in on activities with their children. We love this idea of time spent together rather than apart, though rest assured a cocktail at the pool bar sans children won’t be frowned upon!
As the name suggests, Sunwing Resort & Spa Bangtao Beach plays host to the Sun Spa and Health Club which is ideal for parents looking to spend a little holiday time spoiling themselves with luxuriously relaxing spa treatments. The hardest decision you may have to make is what treatment to start with.
Speaking of spoiling, while on holiday, we’re big believers in that cooking should be kept to the minimum. Sunwing Resorts offer their guests amazing dining opportunities. Breakfasts are plentiful, served buffet style and guests can choose from casual dining at La Tasca or fine dining at the stunning Fino restaurant, with its romantic paper lantern ambience. For making your own meals or quick snacks on the go, produce is available at the Kamala Beach Minimarket.
For more information on accommodation, facilities, rates and booking availability head on over to Sunwing Resort & Spa Bangtao Beach and Sunwing Resort Kamala Beach. We’re sure you’ll have a blast reconnecting as a family, soaking up the sun and enjoying the blissfully long days in Phuket!
(This post is sponsored by Sunwing Resorts)