Five Quick Beach Holiday Getaways For the Whole Family
by Megan Hills.
The winter blues are kicking in, and that Christmas vacation seems like years ago. The only cure for your surge of wanderlust is to look towards your next family holiday. After a bit of digging, Flight Centre Hong Kong have found some amazing beach paradises with family-friendly hotels – and the best part is that we can help get the whole team there in under five hours.
Shangri-La's Mactan Resort & Spa, Cebu
Located a stone's throw away in the Philippines, Cebu is renowned for beautiful dive sites and Spanish colonial architecture. Base yourself at Shangri-La's Mactan, an unforgettable family resort with its own beach, a vibrant shipwreck marine sanctuary featuring over 160 species of fish and a mini golf course. With great activities ranging from banana boating to scuba diving courses, the resort's kid-friendly facilities will help exhausted parents catch a breather.
Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa, Kota Kinabalu
Get back to nature at Shangri-La's Rasa Ria, a stunning getaway hidden in a reserve. Nestled on Pantai Dalit beach beside a vibrant rainforest, Shangri-La's Rasa Ria is a hotspot for animal lovers and watersports fanatics boasting views of Mount Kinabalu. Meet baby orangutans or go on jungle canopy walks with experience forest rangers to learn more about the animals and plants that call it home. Don't forget to take advantage of the kid's club for a private beachside dinner – the epitome of romance.
The Kunja Villas and Spa, Bali
Always a favourite with the family, Bali is a fantastic place for divers, jungle explorers and culture fiends. Opt out of the regular hotel experience and head to The Kunja Villas and Spa, where luxury villas will wow the whole squad. The Kunja's gone above and beyond to ensure every family stay is the perfect one, with in-house chefs, spa services and a private swimming pool with toddler fence provided. After days spent diving and discovering Buddhist temples, Kunja is paradise for tired feet to return to.
Hyatt Regency Danang Resort and Spa, Danang
Danang, a sleepy beachside Vietnamese city, is picking up speed as a family favourite for its laidback vibe and sprawling beaches. Unwind at the Hyatt Regency Danang Resort and Spa, the newest of the Hyatt's Vietnamese hotels, where you can make their beautiful pool villas your home away from home. Kids can join Camp Hyatt, an adventure filled with arts and crafts and treasure hunts, while parents can soak up good vibes with Vie Spa's ocean and mountain inspired treatments.
Angsana Laguna Phuket, Phuket
Chart a course for Thailand and book a stay at Angsana Laguna Phuket, an incredible resort spanning 600 acres. Beaches, lagoons and sprawling pools are all at your fingertips so take advantage of lagoon kayaking expeditions and diverse watersports offerings. Unwind with the whole family at a yoga session or head off for a spot of snorkeling while children make the most of the Tree House Kids Club. You won't even need to leave the resort.