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Best location for family holiday.

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Best location for family holiday.

Planning on a quick trip to Phuket later in the year with my family. My children are 6 and 4.

We have travelled as a family to Thailand on at least 5 occasions and my children love it. However we have always gone to Koh Samui and BKK etc.

For a change we are looking at Phuket. As I know noting about Phuket any guidance would be appreciated.

We are looking for an area of the island that is quieter but has a nice beach. We are not interested in being located right near any shopping etc as we have done that all before.

We just want an idea on what locations can allow us to have a nice break without the crowds.

Would appreciate any assistance.

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1. Re: Best location for family holiday.

With children of that age and from what you say you are looking for try Kamala , the Sunwing Resort is great, also look at Sunwing on the beach at Bangtao, these are very family orientated with lots of activities for children which means you have time to relax whilst they enjoy the activities.

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Sunwing Kamala



Centara Grand Beach Resort is right on the beach at north end of Karon, that is very nice but pricier than Sunwing Resorts, great if it is within your budget

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2. Re: Best location for family holiday.

You can try Marriotts beach vacation if you are looking for family room accommodation.

We are staying here now and will check out soon tdy after a 4 days 3 nights. Facilities are much newer than Jw marriots and the kids love the pool, the adults love daily activities such as Zumba ,.,,,

We have our own kitchenette which make it so convenient to cook. It's save a lot of $$ too if u buy grocery from local downtown than from turtle mart which cost more than double of the price!

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Dusit Thani Laguna - not cheap, but awesome location, lovely staff. Deals are available (Hotel Club, Agoda etc) we are there now - about $1400+ for 8 days - pay 3 stay 4(x 2) - Club room - Including full buffet breakfast free afternoon tea, and free drinkies between 6pm and 7 pm.

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4. Re: Best location for family holiday.

Thanks very much for the replies. Gives me a great starting point.

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Will be staying there in September. Can tell me where can I get halal food near Marriott?

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6. Re: Best location for family holiday.

For me the 2 best family hotels would be Angsana Laguna and JW.

Angsana has the upper hand now because you can still go on the beach on the loungers and it is closer to animation.

Kids club there is phenomenal...

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