With the November school holidays just round the corner, Amari has curated a list of family-friendly destinations that will surely inspire your next travel adventure! Whether a laidback beach getaway or a bustling city break, Amari has you covered. Read on to spark your wanderlust!
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Don’t want the hassle of long airport lines? Skip the queues, hop across the border and take the family on a scrumptious Malaysian food trail. Reputed to serve the best Pisang Mawar (banana fritters with a special homemade sauce), Sungai Chats is only a 10-minute drive away from Mr Phang’s Restoran Botak Handmade Fish Ball Restaurant, so you can treat loved ones to both sweet and savoury all in a day! For something a little out of the ordinary, try Ah Lee Kampung Chicken Rice Shop in Taman Sri Tebrau for a taste of wild boar curry.
A stay at Amari Johor Bahru makes it easy to explore the unique town of Peninsula Malaysia too. From delicious food and street art to the Angry Birds Activity Park just a short walk from the hotel, there’s plenty of activities for the whole family. Families can also kick back and relax at the hotel’s swimming pool after a long day out.
From now till March 2020, Amari Johor Bahru is offering special Your Stay, Your Way benefits that enable guests to customise your stay. Indulge in sumptuous buffet breakfast at the Amari Johor Bahru’s Amaya Food Gallery and enjoy free flow beverages at the Club Lounge from 6pm to 8pm. For that added pinch of relaxation, you can also enjoy afternoon tea at Amaya Café, or a 30-minute foot massage at the Breeze Spa.
A bustling city located close to Bangkok, Pattaya is not only known for its beaches but is home to a selection of outstanding water parks, including the largest waterpark in Thailand, Ramayana Water Park. Take the kids on fun- filled adventures there and at Cartoon Network Amazone Water Park which are conveniently located just about 20 minutes away from Pattaya City.
While you’re in Pattaya, check into the newly-reopened Amari Pattaya, situated just a short walk away from Terminal 21 shopping mall. Ideal for families with young kids, the five-star resort welcomes little ones with their own check-in desk, so they too can feel part of the entire holiday experience. The resort also has a specially curated ‘Kids Journey of Experience’ programme hosted by resident mascots Sky and Rose. Daily activities include a Kids’ Hunting Map, a special daily dance showcase, and endless hours of fun at the supervised outdoor water slides, an adjoining Treehouse Kids’ Club, and even a treatment room just for kids at Breeze Spa.
From now till 30 November, discover the brand-new Amari Suites which includes a complimentary mini-bar, special kids-eat-free programme, daily complimentary sundowner drinks and valet parking upon booking the Two or Three Bedroom Suites. An advance purchase offer is also available till the end of the year, enabling guests to save up to 20% at least seven days in advance, when one books online.
Famous for its picturesque views and iconic cultural attractions, Phuket is the perfect base for exploring nearby islands and must-see attractions. Hop on a boat and tour the neighbouring Phi Phi islands on a day trip. Snorkel through clear waters and enjoy being out in the sun with the whole family while you’re there.
Stay at the five-star Amari Phuket, a calming retreat within easy reach of the city centre’s bustling activities. Aside from building sandcastles at the nearby Patong beach, keep the little ones occupied with plenty of attractions such as the Splash Jungle Water Park, Dino Park Mini Golf and Zorbing at Rollerball. Check out the hotel’s Voyager Lounge to unwind after a long day of activities. The Lounge has a library and computer stations with complimentary Internet access – ideal for planning your travel itinerary. To keep children entertained, the Kids Club next door also offers a variety of activities and space to play too.
Amari Phuket is offering the All Together Family Package, starting at 1,600++ SGD for a three-night stay in a two- bedroom suite in the Ocean Wing overlooking Patong Bay. The package includes roundtrip airport transfers, a complimentary dinner for four at Rim Talay (choice of set dinner menu or buffet), accompanying activity at the Kids Club and a guaranteed late checkout at 4pm.
Koh Samui, Thailand
If you’re looking for some family fun in the sun, Koh Samui is just an easy two-hour flight from Singapore. Located in the heart of Chaweng, take the kids on a day trip to Crazy Golf, a nine-hole mini-golf course perfect for all ages. Put your kids’ capabilities to the test at this course with challenging holes with bends, uphill holes and obstacles like tigers and crocodiles!
Enjoy the soft white sands of Koh Samui’s Chaweng Beach and stay at Amari Koh Samui. The hotel offers 24 two- bedroom family duplex rooms in Thai Lanna-style, with high ceilings providing an additional sleeping space for little ones. To keep younger guests entertained, the friendly staff at the Kids Club will help ensure kids are kept occupied with a variety of fun activities, while adults get to chill with a poolside cocktail. The property also has a babysitting service, baby cots and a dedicated kids’ corner at Amaya Food Gallery, serving up a wide variety of child-friendly dishes.
The Long Stay Package at Amari Koh Samui starts from 580++ SGD for a three-night stay in a Superior Garden Wing King room. The package includes roundtrip Samui airport transfer for the family, 20% discount on food and beverages across the hotel’s dining outlets including a scrumptious Italian meal at Prego, and daily breakfast at the Amaya Food Gallery.