Ultimate Family Vacation to Thailand
Bangkok, Chiang Mai & Koh Kood
A luxurious vacation that is ideal for a family looking to explore the best that Thailand has to offer including vibrant Bangkok, the cultural north and with plenty of time to relax at Soneva Kiri, the ultimate family-friendly hotel on the beach.
At a Glance
Stay in a grand Deluxe Room at the family friendly Peninsula where you have great views down the Chao Phraya river in Bangkok
Experience an early morning excursion to the largest floating market in Asia, from the Peninsula Bangkok
Dhara Dhevi is perfect for the family, plenty to do within the hotel and lots on offer outside the hotel
Watch a James Bond Movie in the outdoor cinema at Soneva Kiri
Soneva's signature chef, Benz, has a little restaurant outside of Soneva Kiri where you can enjoy a Thai tasting menu
Meet our specialists
We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation.
Your vacation will begin in vibrant Bangkok, a bustling city with lots to explore including the mesmerising floating markets, breathtaking Grand Palace and reclining Buddha. The city is easy to navigate with the efficient Sky Trains or take a boat up the river, an exciting experience for all family. Get up early in the morning and head to one of the food markets, it may be the busiest time of day but it's also the best time to see all the vendors and buyers in action. Visit the aquarium in the afternoon which is biggest and most impressive in South East Asia, the variety of fish will amaze children and adults alike. At the end of the day, stay at The Peninsula which is set in a prime location on the banks of Bangkok’s Chao Phyra River.
With great restaurants and a beautiful riverside pool that is ideal to come back to after a busy day sightseeing, The Peninsula is the perfect hotel for families in Bangkok. The hotel has plenty to entertain it's young guests and their team are excellent at suggesting activities and tours of the city that will suit your family, whether you have seven or seventeen year olds in tow!
Next you will fly to Chiang Mai in the cultural north of Thailand. Children will love elephant experiences in the beautiful rural countryside and there are lots of hill tribe villages and temples to explore. In the early evening, wander out for dinner in town and be sure to stop off and visit Chiang Mai’s infamous night market. The Dhara Dhevi is an architectural masterpiece and children will be mesmerized by the buildings, all designed to echo an ancient kingdom. The hotel has an excellent Kids Club and range of accommodation including family pool villas and suites to cater for any size of family. There is also an extensive list of complimentary activities such as rice planting, arts and crafts and Thai boxing which you can do in and around the hotel.
After the cultural treasures of the north, fly south to Bangkok where your small plane awaits to whisk you off to the little known island of Koh Kood. Staying at Soneva Kiri is the ultimate family experience with an outdoor cinema, beautiful beach, revolutionary Kids Club and myriad of dining options including ice-cream and chocolate rooms as well as dining amongst the treetops whilst being served on a waiter who arrives by zip wire – it has to be seen to be believed! Villas range from one-bedroom to vast six-bedroom private residences and all villas come with over-sized pools and plenty of room for little ones to run around in.
The island itself must also be explored. There is an intriguing fishing village where you can see the locals hard at work, lots of lush jungle and other delightful smaller villages. And of course you must make use of your own pool, the beach and the main pool to get some well deserved relaxation in before you head back home via Bangkok.
Location & Directions
Bangkok, Chiang Mai & Koh Kood
The Peninsula Bangkok is located on the edge of Thonburi on the west bank of the Chao Phraya, peering over Bangkok. It may be on the ‘other’ side of the river, but this location is what makes the hotel even more appealing. Only from the opposite river bank can you enjoy such spectacular city views, and with the complimentary hotel ferry boat ready to transport you across to the Saphan Taksin Skytrain station, everything in the city is still easily accessible. Then to the Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi which is spread over 60 acres of landscaped gardens and rice paddy fields, 10 km from the center of Chiang Mai in northern Thailand. The final seven nights are spent at Soneva Kiri which is located on Koh Kood, a remote island situated in the east coast of Thailand. Koh Kood is located at the very end of the Thai eastern maritime territory bordering Cambodia. Covering 105 square kilometers, it is the second biggest island of the province of Trat, after Koh Chang.
When to go
October to May is the best time to visit these areas of Thailand with generally dry and sunny days that are perfect for exploring and relaxing on the beach. A fantastic time to visit Thailand is during Songkran from 13-15 April when the whole country turns into a big water fight and is great fun for all the family.