Asia is the world’s largest continent, and not short on wonders. Which is both incredible, and incredibly confusing, especially when you’re planning a holiday with kids.
Obviously, sticking a pin in a map and hoping for the best isn’t an option. But does that mean you have to travel the same unadventurous path as everyone else?
Royal Brunei Airlines fly from the UK to dozens of destinations in Asia, and they’re also experts in family travel worldwide. So we asked where they think you should go in pursuit of the amazing, with the entire enormous Asian continent to choose from. Here’s how they responded.
Bali is so iconic, you could be forgiven for thinking it was a country in its own right. It’s certainly the most famous of all islands in Indonesia’s immense archipelago, and easily the most enchanting and individual.
Kuta may not be the Balinese capital, but as far as beaches go, it’s the city to beat. Enormous Kuta Strip is kilometre after kilometre of silvery sand bordering the Indian Ocean. Naturally it’s a mecca for surfers, and if kids want to pick up a board for the first time, this is the place to do it.
Enchanting Ubud is the island’s spiritual heartland and where to head for sacred monkey forests, elephant jungle walks, ancient Indonesian architecture, dance, music, and culture.
An expedition to Batur Caldera with teenagers is an incredible experience. It’s also a bit of a hike, and best done in the company of local guides. Jatiiluwih rice terraces are a gentler proposition, but no less spectacular, and just one of the island’s five UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
But, if you simply want to be easy-going about Bali, forget the bustle and crowds in Kuta, and head south of the city. This is where to find beaches like Padang-Padang, Bingin, and Uluwatu - home of Pura Luhur monkey temple. And it’s also the heartland of luxurious family resort hotels, fabulous seafood restaurants and breathtakingly beautiful sunsets.