A quarantine-free trip to the Maldives, Phuket or Koh Samui might be exactly what families are looking for in a comfortable holiday where there is something for everyone to enjoy.
- The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands
The breathtaking beauty of the Maldives continues to draw adventurous and conscientious travellers from around the world. At the newly opened The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands, guests can step into the beautiful blue waters of the Maldives for a blissful family holiday while engaging in ocean discovery and conservation.
Through the Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment Program1, the first-of-its-kind in Asia, The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands offers a wide array of immersive ocean experiences. From scuba diving through shipwrecks to snorkelling with sea turtles, guests are guaranteed unimaginable ocean adventures.
For those traveling with family, the Family Moments Package is the perfect vacation choice. Guests can settle into their luxury villa accommodation before starting the day with activities like paddle boarding, kayaking and windsurfing. After sunset, they can enjoy a private gourmet barbecue dinner on the beach under the stars. Other family experiences include a traditional Bodu Beru drum crafting masterclass, a treasure quest, or an island discovery tour.
- JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa
Located just a few steps away from the pristine Mai Khao Beach, the JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa offers an unforgettable escape surrounded by tropical gardens and golden sunsets. For the ultimate fun-filled family holiday, guests can head to the beach for windsurfing and boogie boarding; kayak through an aquatic forest; take a walk to the Lumpee waterfall in Phang Nga province; or cycle around the Phu Jae San Mangrove Forest before sunset.
Parents seeking for purpose-driven experiences for their children can also visit an on-site turtle shelter as part of the Good Travel with Marriott Bonvoy2 program. In collaboration with a dedicated Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation and Rehabilitation team, guests can learn more about endangered sea turtles, the environmental issues that impact their survival and how to protect them.
- Sheraton Samui Resort
Earlier this year, Sheraton Hotels and Resorts launched its first family program, Side by Side, in Asia-Pacific for the first time. Designed for guests to get the most out of travel and celebrate time with the family, the Sheraton Side by Side program offers an array of immersive family-friendly activities.Families that enjoy bonding over a good meal will particularly enjoy the Organic Culinary Journey by the ‘Side by Side’ program3 at Sheraton Samui Resort. The package offers guests a unique opportunity to explore local and fresh ingredients at the hotel’s Organic Farm followed by a cooking class where families can learn to make delicious hearty meals with each another.
Girls’ Getaway in the Tropics
From brunches, cocktails and sunset dining to spa days and wellness, an escape to the tropics is the ultimate Eden for the perfect girls’ getaway.
- W Maldives
Nothing beats the magical feeling of having beachy waves, sun-kissed skin, and running through the soft, warm sand with the girls. Guests can take this opportunity to unravel their inner “island girl” spirit and enjoy a wanderlust experience in the Maldives. Located in the breathtaking North Ari Atoll, W Maldives is a private island resort sitting amidst one of the best house reefs in the Maldives. With direct access right from the beach or overwater villas, guests can jump in and snorkel amongst the vibrant colors of a coral forest and the captivating diversity of marine life.
In the evenings, guests can enjoy a specially curated music experience at the monthly full moon dinner at Fire Beach, weekly Get Wet pool party or daily Sunset Spin at SIP. Curated by the only Music Curator in the Maldives, Jennifer Dons, the music programming at W Maldives mixes the stunning Maldivian sunsets with music for the perfect girls’ getaway stay.
For those looking for that extra touch of luxury and privacy, W Maldives boasts its own little private island, Gaathafushi. An untouched paradise with a myriad of private island experiences, book in a once-in-a-lifetime girls’ getaway – available for both excursions and overnight stays – with a beachside picnic, special sun-down BBQ and a boozy champagne breakfast.
- The Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa, Phuket
Girlfriends who work out together, stay together! Surrounded by a gorgeous panoramic view of the Andaman Sea, the Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa, Phuket offers an unrivalled holistic wellness experience – perfect for those looking for an active and regenerative time at their next girlfriends’ getaway.
Kick-start the day with an active workout and Move Well with yoga by the outdoor pools or a quick sweat at the WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio. The afternoons are reserved for unwinding and rejuvenating with Westin’s signature spa treatments at Heavenly Spa by Westin™, before wrapping up the day with a pillow talk with the girlfriends and Sleep Well in Westin Heavenly® Beds.
- W Koh Samui
There’s no better way to get AWAY from it all than the W way. At W Koh Samui, any girlfriends’ getaway is immediately elevated when stepping into the resort’s extravagant spa outfitted for total privacy and complete renewal. Nestled within five pavilions, the spa treatment rooms blend vivid colors with inspiring scents, imaginative sounds, energizing lighting and detoxifying potions laced with local flavors. The resort also offers Asia’s first Thaimazcal® herbal sauna & steam experience, where guests can enjoy an extraordinary thermal bath.
- The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui
Last, but not least, comes The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui — a tropical resort waiting to welcome guests to explore. To fully immerse in The Samui Way of Life, the resort’s philosophy of constant pursuit of happiness that salves the mind, body and soul, the hotel offers thoughtfully curated experiences like swim reef with more than 50 species of colorful marine fish; Muay Thai lessons from the best trainers; alfresco dining experiences surrounded by tropical sunsets; and spa massages infused with warmed flowers that gently hydrate the skin and leave guests truly in a state of harmony.