The most fun-filled kids clubs to try before they turn twelve.
Four Seasons Langkawi
Langkawi is home to Southeast Asia’s first UNESCO-listed Geopark, so this is the perfect destination if your kids are keen naturalists.
Handily located next to the resort’s family pool, the Lutong Kids Club features all manner of fun activities for kids, ranging from games and arts to kid-friendly yoga and cooking classes.
Making use of the stunning natural surrounds, the club also offers plenty of educational outings to the surrounding mangroves – book your tots in for the ‘Monkeys & Mangroves’ adventure, a safari where kids set off on a cruise through the mangroves to explore the local wildlife. The resort also offers a Geopark Discovery Centre, access to the Umgawa Rainforest Zipline and a range of watersports.
Looking to combine kid-friendly activities with barefoot luxury and an island experience all within a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve? Then this swish resort – located in the Maldives’ Baa Atoll – is the ultimate destination.
The onsite kids club, The Den, offers a heady menu of experiences that runs the gamut from eco-friendly to all-out fun. The weekly roster of activities includes everything from sand sculpture competitions and beach clean-ups to Dhivehi language lessons and mini spas.
There are special evening activities, too, from movies under the stars (with pizza and popcorn), storytime with shadow puppets and stargazing. Squeezing in a cheeky getaway before the kids’ exams? No worries – The Den can organise tutors to make sure they ace those tests.
A stay at Nikoi Island is a real-life (and rather more luxe) Robinson Crusoe experience, so it makes sense that their kids club is all about encouraging children to be at-one with nature.
Let them run wild (and carefully supervised) with Tarzan ropes, natural rock slides, reefs, tree houses, and fishing expeditions or pirate treasure hunts. Each night, there’s a bonfire on the beach where the kids can roast marshmallows and make s’mores, along with a movie screening.
Plus there’s a grass tennis court, water sports down on the beach, jetty jumping fun and kayaking and rock climbing for the whole family to enjoy.
Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai
The sumptuous Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai is right on the beach and a stone’s throw from the delights of Hoi An.
But if the kids aren’t up for meandering the laneways of the old town, this resort offers plenty to keep pint-sized visitors busy. Activities that immerse children in the local culture include conical hat and lantern-making, seashell and coconut leaf art and Vietnamese classes. Plus there’s also a Junior Cooking Academy.
The Chuon Chuon Kids’ Club is housed in a standalone clubhouse with plenty of fun for four to 12 year olds.
Active older kids can throw themselves into table tennis, football, badminton, basketball and beach watersports including jet-ski and X-Jet Blade.
Or grab a bike for a spin around the surrounding rice paddies.
The Slate Phuket
Hotel designer Bill Bensley has reimagined Phuket’s mining past at this sleek hotel and the onsite kids’ club is no exception.
Called The Tin Box, the club caters to ‘little miners’ with an array of exciting experiences so that parents can enjoy the adults-only pool and lingering meals at Black Ginger.
On offer? Origami, mask-making, hair-weaving (so appropriate for Phuket!) and even chef and petit sommelier classes. Active children will love activities like archery and kickboxing, while younger tots will enjoy relaxing in the club proper with a host of toys and games.
Six Senses Laamu
The Den is the official kids club brand of Six Senses Resorts – there’s one at nearly all the brand’s properties – but it’s so much more than just a place for kids to while away the day at. At The Den at Six Sense Laamu, children can explore the stunning surroundings on a dolphin cruise or island-hopping, picnic-in-hand.
If you want some adult time, the club offers all manner of indoor and outdoor games, movies, baking classes, and arts and crafts. But, if you’d rather chill as a family, why not try the resort’s Cinema Under the Stars, team games, treasure hunts, cycling, and water activities?
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