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One Big Happy Family: Phuket’s Best Kids Clubs  

February 1, 2024
Play by COMO offers a cooking class for your kids, as part of one of Phuket's best kids clubs.

From epic beachfront waterslides in Karon to sustainability workshops on the tip of Cape Yamu, these resorts go the extra mile when it comes to kids’ clubs.

Pulling off a seamless family holiday is no easy feat, particularly as adults may crave serenity while children might prefer exuberant adventures. Striking the balance is tough, but fortunately Phuket’s resorts have perfected the art of family vacations. These havens boast wide spaces for children to roam, offering moments of peace for tired parents. The result: a harmonious blend that guarantees every family member departs with unforgettable memories. Read on to find out our top picks for Phuket’s resorts with kids’ clubs that go above and beyond for their littlest guests.

Is Phuket good for families?

With Phuket’s resorts resting on pearly sands and emerald oceans, clans of all kinds can slow down, relax and indulge in some blissful beach time. But the family-friendly resorts that stand out from the rest have plenty to keep all ages of the crew busy while making most of the natural environment. And while the kids are having their supervised fun at the kids’ club, there are spas, water sports and more for parents. Whether you’re seeking thrilling escapades or laid-back luxury, discover the best Phuket resort where you can do as little or as much on your dream trip.

Great for: Mini explorers

Banyan Tree Phuket 

Your young adventurers transform into mini–David Attenborough’s at Banyan Tree Phuket’s Rangers Club, where bird watching, water walking, batik painting and other educational activities are all on the itinerary. For five and up, there are even lessons in paddleboarding and kayaking in the resort’s lagoon, while older children can immerse themselves in Thailand’s first White Room, a dedicated space for mindful wellbeing practices. Plus, if your family seeks wilder encounters, an ethical elephant sanctuary operates nearby so you can get to know some of the rehabilitated gentle giants.

Great for: Broadening their horizons

Rosewood Phuket

Imagination takes centre stage at Rosewood Phuket’s Explorer’s Club with unique activities to stimulate their minds and bodies. At the kids’ club, climbing walls, arts and crafts and a performance stage for aspiring actors is just the beginning. Your mini-mes are invited to embrace Thai culture through traditional dance, weaving and local instruments sessions. Or perhaps you have a budding chef on your hands? Culinary adventures await as the resident chef teaches pizza-making, cupcake decorating and plant-based cooking classes. But the fun isn’t just reserved for the little kids; teens can learn Muay Thai, batik and even attend a DJ workshop to impress their friends back home.

COMO Point Cape Yamu

With an emphasis on sustainability and creative play, Play by COMO at COMO Point Cape Yamu is not your average kids’ club. Children aged four to 12 can learn to read the night sky, plant coral and discover marine conservation through special programs and nature-filled activities that blend excitement with learning. Keep an eye out for exclusive seasonal camps for older kids, like Island Astronauts where kids have the chance to learn about the human impact from space through mangrove planting, run by real-life NASA astronauts.

Great for: All-inclusive beachfront fun

Sunwing Kamala Beach

Children can enjoy live entertainment and dancing as part of one of Phuket's best kids clubs at Sunwing Kamala Beach - Luxury Escapes
Sunwing Kamala Beach, Phuket.

Splash-tastic fun is never far away at Sunwing Kamala Beach. The resort not only sits on the picture-perfect Kamala Beach, but also boasts eight swimming pools with waterslides and a swim-up bar. This family-friendly resort’s kids’ club, MiniLand, offers a technicolour playground of toys and art tables for kids to release their energy, plus a host of quieter activities like puzzles, painting and a cosy TV corner. For families staying between November and March each year, the resort also hosts children’s shows featuring singing, dancing and magical performances.

Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket

In addition to one of Phuket's best kids clubs, families will love the onsite waterpark including waterslides and a lazy river - Luxury Escapes
Centara Grand Beach Resort, Phuket.

Tick every box on your (and your kid’s) Phuket beach getaway list at Centara Grand Beach Resort, set on a prime stretch of Karon Beach. Aquatic-mad families will be in heaven here, with the onsite waterpark complete with epic waterslides and a lazy river water lagoon. But if your kiddos need more entertainment, there are two kids’ clubs onsite to keep them occupied – perhaps while you head to the world-class SPA Cenvaree. Kids can enjoy an e-zone to play with the newest PlayStation games, read books, dive into a ball pit or make new friends over a game of table tennis. With creative activities like painting and mobile making also on offer, it’s not just the energetic kids that can find fun.

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Feature Image: Play by COMO at COMO Point Cape Yamu.

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