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The best new family resorts in Asia this June

Searching for holiday inspiration? Look no further, these are the best Asia-based family resorts on our radar this month

The Pala Ubud, Indonesia
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This all-villa estate in Bali is ideal for larger family groups

This gorgeous resort is a collection of villas set amongst the lush jungles surrounding Ubud in Bali. The resort cascades down a hillside towards the Agung river below and offers 12 bedrooms accommodating up to 24 guests across the four villas (a fifth, five-bedroom villa is in the pipeline).

Amenities at The Pala include Hura restaurant which sources its ingredients from the estate’s fruit and vegetable farm, yoga classes on the riverside lawn, spa therapies and rice farming experiences. The resort can also provide in-villa dining for breakfast.

Villa Agung is the crown jewel of the accommodation options and has five bedrooms, living areas and a fully equipped kitchen and overlooks a private pool and garden. Villa Seraya is a four-bed villa which can be divided into two separate two-bed accommodations, each with their own private pool. Book it as one villa and you get four bedrooms and both pools. 

And Villa Batur is offered as the family-friendly option, with a second bedroom with twin beds. Each room has an ensuite bathroom and there’s an open-plan living area with a dining table for five.

The Pala Ubud is managed by Elite Havens.

Sava Beach Villas, Thailand
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Villas on Natai Beach include bunks and slides for kids (photo courtesy Sava Villas)

This sprawling beachfront estate is located along a ten kilometre stretch of Phuket’s Natai Beach on the Andaman coast. The estate is 40 minutes from Bang Tao and around half an hour from Phuket airport.

Perfect for holidaying families or large groups, the beachfront villas have an open-plan living layout with huge glass doors on two sides that open onto an infinity pool and gardens.

Each villa has between four and seven bedrooms which can also be combined for larger groups. Villas also boast a spa and steam room and children’s rooms with bunk beds and slides. There’s easy beach access from each villa and plenty of outdoor space, as well as the private infinity pool, pool deck and barbecue area. All villas are staffed with English speaking villa managers, butlers, private chefs and spa therapists.

Further amenities at Sava Beach Villas include a dedicated media room, beauty salon, outdoor playground and cinema.

Sava Beach Villas is exclusively managed by The Luxe Nomad.

Ta’aktana, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Indonesia
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Stylish accommodation on the west coast of Flores in East Nusa Tenggara

Located in Labuan Bajo at the gateway to Flores Island and Komodo National Park, Ta’aktana is the only international luxury resort in the area (so far, tourism to Indonesia's far-flung beauty spots is on the increase).

The resort is perfect for discovering this stunning corner of Indonesia, including the famous ‘pink beach’ of Komodo Island, the native Komodo dragons and a rich marine life with some of the best dive sites in the world.

Ta’aktana comprises 45 suites and 25 villas, including Sea Villas which are the first of their kind in Labuan Bajo. There are 12 accommodation types, ranging from the entry-level Wae Rana Suite through to family villas and overwater villas and at the top of the tree, a lavish three-bedroom mansion with all mod cons. All villas come with a 24-hour butler service and have separate living areas. 

More amenities include a children’ club, an olympic swimming pool, a fitness centre and a spa. The on-site restaurant, Umasa, serves local dishes and the overwater bar takes in the stunning sunsets.

Flights to Labuan Bajo take-off from the international airports in Bali and Jakarta.

Palace Dubai Creek Harbour, United Arab Emirates
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This family-friendly hotel in Dubai Creek has a kids' club

A new launch on Dubai Creek’s shoreline, Palace Dubai Creek Harbour is located in Dubai Creek Harbour, a new waterfront neighbourhood connected to the city by three bridges. The heart of Dubai Creek Harbour has a park, marina, yacht club and a selection of hotels and dining spots and is around 15 minutes from Dubai airport.

This family-friendly new opening has 122 rooms in a variety of options, including entry-point Deluxe King rooms up to Executive and Presidential Suites. 

Beyond the accommodation, there’s a children’s club, rooftop infinity pool, spa and 24-hour fitness centre. Several dining options include Ewaan and Al Bayt which serve Levantine and Arabian dishes, as well as the relaxed Fai Lounge next to the infinity pool.

Palace Dubai Creek Harbour is managed by Emaar who will be opening further properties across the Middle East over the next year. At Dubai Creek Harbour, Emaar manages three further hotels including Vida Creek Harbour, Address Grand Creek and Vida Creek beach. 

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