If you ask any travel-loving mom about the best destinations in the world, no doubt Asia for families will come up high on the list.
That’s because many countries in Asia simply make it so much easier to travel with kids. It’s also more affordable to do so; with cheaper flights, hotels, and nanny services available in several accommodations, holidays in Asian countries won’t break the bank.
Instead, it promises several days, even weeks, of fun with the entire family with less headaches for parents.
It’s also important to mention that obtaining travel insurance is simple and inexpensive in Asia.
Having said that, let’s check out the top 5 best holiday destinations in Asia for families, and the reasons why:
The Lion City is known as one of the safest countries in the world, vetted by one poll after the other, year after year. That is no surprise, considering how much the government enforces safety and security for both citizens and tourists. For any parent, this means peace of mind.
But by no means is Singapore boring: it’s a haven for kids and families alike especially on holiday. Singapore has just about everything you need for a hassle-free family trip: reliable and modern transportation, diverse culture, terrific food, and several fun family attractions. Some of these include the world-famous Universal Studios Singapore, Sentosa Island, the Singapore Zoo, Gardens by the Bay, the Marina Bay Sands Light Show, and many more.
Indonesia’s Island of the Gods has been crowned as the best destination in the world many times over. Who doesn’t love Bali? Exotic food, rich heritage and culture, ancient temples, and locals who love kids are just some of the reasons why families keep coming back to Bali for guaranteed fun family holidays.
Kids will love the Elephant and Bird Safari Parks, the Bali Treetop Adventure Park, Waterbom Bali Park, Ubud Monkey Sanctuary, and the Splash Water Park among many others. Bali is also generally affordable for everyone, and it promises tons of natural, educational, and outdoor fun for the young ones.
3. The Philippines:
This archipelago of over 7,000 islands is perfect for families seeking fun under the sun, nature, and adventure plus some history peppered in. The locals are really friendly, too! The only difficult aspect about traveling to the Philippines is having to decide which of the many islands you’re going to go to. There are several dozen terrific beach and island destinations to visit, many of which have family-friendly resorts with all the amenities a parent would need. Some of the popular choices for family holidays in the Philippines include Boracay, El Nido in Palawan, Cebu, and Bohol.
On the other hand, if you want to enjoy the cool weather, head over to Baguio. The Philippines also has world-class megacities found in the capital of Manila and Cebu. There are so many ways you can enjoy a Philippine holiday with the kids. You can also customize it based on your budget: you can either start your trip from Manila or Cebu, then opt to take another plane, bus or car ride, or even a boat to your next destination.
A melting pot of Malay, Indian, Chinese, and British culture, a trip to Malaysia with your kids will allow you to expose them to multiple traditions all from one place. The sights, sounds, aromas, and textures found throughout Malaysia will be a stimulating experience unlike any other! If your kids love nature, head over to Malaysian Borneo where they can come up close and personal with orangutans.
Malaysia is also home to several cultural villages where the entire family can learn about ancient tribal traditions. Batu Caves will entail a fulfilling 272-step climb, where a well-preserved Hindu temple greets you at the top. Kuala Lumpur is a bustling metropolis, best known for its iconic Petronas Towers. Best of all, Malaysia is where you’ll find the incredible Legoland Malaysia, filled with amusement park rides, a water park, and even a spectacular themed hotel.
Phuket in Thailand has long been loved as a travel destination in Asia, especially for families with kids. Here, you’ll find many kid-friendly beaches teeming with colorful wildlife, turquoise seas, great sunny weather, and an almost infinite list of activities that can be enjoyed by all ages.
Phuket guarantees days of fun both in and out of the water. No doubt your kids will enjoy snorkeling here for days, but it’s also a great destination to expose them to their first scuba diving lessons if they are older. The Phuket Aquarium, Trick Eye Museum, Mini Golf, and the Splash Jungle Park are some of the many attractions just for kids.
There you have it! Parents don’t need to stress out when planning a holiday if Asia is at the top of your list. As long as you’re well-prepared and protected by travel insurance, your holiday will be filled with great memories and unforgettable experiences.
This is a partner post by Mariel Jolloso of GoBear.