Thailand does a very good job of making itself accessible to as many audiences as possible. What once belonged only to adventurous young people, today is also suitable for young couples, veteran travelers and families with small children. And yet, the center of the center, which is supposed to suit everyone, may feel a little crowded or too noisy when you travel with the kids. That is why we decided to recommend you the best areas to stay in when you travel with the whole family.
In Bangkok, one of the most crowded and bustling cities, we recommend that families stay overnight in the “Siam” district. It is located right on the most prominent malls (like Siam Paragon), and puts you close to many attractions suitable for the whole family, to a great deal of good and varied food and also takes you away from the glorious and noisy night scene of Bangkok. Try to find a hotel that excels in its isolation within the Siam area for a winning location. The huge Sukhumvit Street will also be suitable for families, from the middle of the street and up (go towards the streets with the higher numbers). Be close to the train, many activities suitable for children and even the new Dinosaur Amusement Park.
Try to find a hotel in the mountainside area. You will not be in the city center, but you can reach it easily and quickly by taxi. The atmosphere here is much calmer compared to the city center, and there are many parks and playgrounds suitable for children. There are fewer options here in terms of restaurants and bars, but enough so that you can choose something that everyone will enjoy. You will also be close to the national parks in the area, Doi Suthap Temple and Doi Inthanon Park.
Here we recommend Jomtien Beach in the south of the city. You will not find there a crazy nightlife (and it’s good that way) and the beach is calmer, cleaner and more beautiful, and less crowded than the others. Also, keep in mind that 5-star hotels in Pattaya do a great job of isolating customers from the outside world, so this is also an option that will let you live in the center and feel in your own world.
Leave Chaweng Beach for young people and new travelers, and position yourself on the beautiful and quiet Lamai Beach, or on the remote and private Chaweng Moon Beach. You will be a little far from the center, but if you have a good hotel, you can be sure that the beach will be just amazing. Another option is to stay at Bopot Beach, which combines the comfort of the center with the tranquility of the remote beaches, and is located right on the fishing village – the active and colorful night market of the island.
If you did not come here for the pulmon parties, you can get away from Hadrin Beach. The most suitable beach for families on the island is Thong Nai Pan Yai. The water on the beach is very shallow and suitable for small children, the neighborhoods are quiet and pleasant and the hotels are varied and exist in a variety of price levels. Bang Charu Beach will also be suitable for families, as long as you are not coming in the hot season (April to October), then the shallow water just disappears and the beach is relatively deep.
To get to the calm and quiet Phuket, go to Rawai beach. It is less popular than the great beaches of Phuket, but is much more authentic and less flooded with tourists. The variety of hotels here is relatively small. Families will also greatly appreciate Kamala Beach, which apart from amazing hotels, also offers many restaurants, a breathtaking beach and relative proximity to the main attractions on the island, so you will not feel too isolated.
For a small place like Khao Lak, if you want peace and quiet – not hard to find. But to feel completely alone on this charming island, go to Kheuk Khak beach. It is located about 8 kilometers from the main street of the island, and on it you will find the huge Marriott Hotel that makes the area the most prestigious.
If Ao Nang is the most central and bustling beach, and Railay Beach is the most fashionable, we recommend Klong Muang Beach – north of Ao Nang, this quiet and narrow beach is located. It has a few hotels on it and it is just beginning to be known to tourists – a great opportunity for you to discover it before everyone else. You will be close to many nature hiking trails, and most hotels will offer free shuttles to the main beach so you can go shopping in the major markets before returning to the hotel.
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