Under two hours from Singapore? That’s just one reason sunny Phuket’s our go-to vacay spot with (or without) the kids!
Have you got your 2019 vacays sorted? If you haven’t, here’s one destination that’s always had a soft, sun-drenched spot in our hearts – Phuket! After all, what’s not to love about this tropical-yet-buzzy island? It’s easy enough to get to for a quick romantic getaway with your boo thang and ideal as a mini holiday with the kids in tow. With so much to see and do, amazing luxe retreats like the Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort and Spa where you can chill out in the sunshine, a vibrant party scene, delish food, huge sandy beaches… Phuket will always be a go-to vacay spot.
Phuket is one quick escape
Getting to Phuket is a dream. With a direct flight time of around two hours, you can take that cheeky early mark on a Friday and be by the beach for sundowners within a few hours. Bringing the kids? Its close proximity also proves a huge plus for a stress-free getaway with small people: there’s barely time for a single tantrum.
What to do
Think of all the things you’d like to do on a dream beach holiday. Whether you’d prefer to just lay on the beach with a refreshing cocktail in hand or go thrill-seeking with the fam, you can get all that and more in Phuket! We whisked away Liang May and her family for a little island adventure, and here’s a little snippet of what went down…
Swing over to Dino Park Mini Golf with the kiddos (or for a dose of kidulting) in seaside town Karon. If you’re looking for more of an adrenaline rush, we suggest hopping on an ATV to take in and zip around Phuket’s tropical foliage. Want something low-key? The Upside Down House of Phuket makes for great insta-stories and selfie-worthy backdrops. When you’re done with all the exploring, chill out on Karon Beach with your fave beach read or a beer or two. Kids can’t keep still? There are activities by the bucketload from parasailing to riding the waves on a donut – there’s lots to do on this wide, sandy stretch of sand.
Where to stay
Our advice? Head over to Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort and Spa where you’ll find fam-friendly accommodation at its very best, nestled amongst 75 acres of tropical gardens on Karon Beach. With its five outdoor swimming pools, awesome kids’ club, outdoor playground, babysitting service and tennis courts, there’s not a nanosecond of time to be bored at this fun-packed resort. It’s even got a lagoon where the little ones can feed ducks and fish.
And you know we’re all about dining options around here: you’ll be into the gorgeous Ocean Beach Club with views and cocktails to die for, plus there’s Caffe Cino for more casual but delicious pastries, sandwiches, coffee and salads, as well as Sails Restaurant for all-day a la carte picks and themed buffet dinners. And if it’s Thai food you’re after, then head to Thai Thai Restaurant for speciality cocktails, fresh local seafood and punchy local flavours. Are we there yet?
Get a complimentary room upgrade (subject to availability) when you book a Family Room directly at phuketarcadia.hilton.com or call +66 76 396433! Simply mention “Liang May / Honeycombers” at the front desk when you check in for the room upgrade.
This post is in partnership with Hilton.