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Family Holidays in Krabi
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By: Pierre-yves Loriers Email Article
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Many parents with young families or teenagers tend to stick to the tried and tested formula of holidays to Disneyland in Florida, or package trips to family-friendly resorts in Europe. They avoid travel to the more exotic and far flung destinations of Asia, possibly because they consider them unsuitable for young children. This is a great shame, as in the case of Thailand, this could not be further from the truth! Thailand is an ideal holiday choice for families, where their children learn to understand a completely different culture and have the opportunity to witness a healthy alternative to the consumerism of the west.

Krabi, in southern Thailand is perfect for those travelling with babies, young children and even teenagers, as it boasts an excellent range of world class facilities, an extremely high standard of hygiene, an exceptionally low crime rate, and a society that is totally geared towards the family unit. And that is in addition to the huge variety of activities to suit all ages, that will keep both you and the kids occupied for the entire duration of your holiday.

A great way to share a family holiday is to stay in Krabi villa accommodation, which in addition to offering better value for money than some of the resorts and hotels, has significantly more space along with secure, private grounds. If you are travelling with young babies or toddlers you also have the option of eating at home, meaning you can avoid the stress associated with public temper tantrums arising from overtired or excited children! You should never worry about bringing young children to restaurants in Krabi though, as they will always be made to feel most welcome.

If you want to have a break from the kids and the opportunity to enjoy a romantic dinner for two, many of the hotels, resorts and serviced villas in Krabi offer a complimentary babysitting service, so that you can unwind with total peace of mind.

Older children or teenagers will certainly not want for entertainment in Krabi either. In addition to fun on the beach or by the pool of your Krabi villa, there are plenty of sports activities to keep the entire family busy, such as trekking, swimming, kayaking and snorkeling. And some teenagers simply cannot survive without a trip to the shops! In Krabi they can learn the new skill of haggling in a bustling local market or take an exciting bus ride to the fashionable outlet malls just outside Krabi Town. For a dose of Hollywood they can even catch the latest blockbuster at the multiplex cinema in the recently opened Tesco Lotus Mall.

For great family days out in Krabi you can take a thrilling boat trip to one of the stunning islands or visit one of the excellent National Parks, hiding lush tropical forests, exotic wildlife and beautiful lagoons. If you are visiting in the monsoon season, then spend a family afternoon in the many Krabi museums or dazzling temples to avoid the afternoon downpours.

What really makes a family holiday so special is that the children get to broaden their horizons and often come home with an entirely new outlook on life. And the charming Thai tradition of ‘Sanuk’, or the idea that life is meant to be fun, could have been specifically created to satisfy the inner child in us all!

If family vacations seem to be following a set formula, it is time to mix things up a little!

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