With direct UK flights to Phuket, free sports and water sports, as well as outstanding kids’ clubs, ROBINSON KHAO LAK is making Thailand family holidays even more wonderful this autumn and winter.
Winter sun holidays to Thailand have long focused on southern islands like Phuket. That’s understandable. When you want sun in autumn or winter, it makes sense to go south, and Thai island are known to be beachy and beautiful.
But we’re taking a different approach this year and recommending an area just a little north of Phuket, but worlds away from its crowds.
ROBINSON KHAO LAK sits right on the Andaman Sea, an easy drive from Phuket Airport. It’s on a coastline famous for long, flawless beaches; lush jungle-like forests; meandering rivers, and charming towns. Although, what we particularly like is the fact that Khao Lak is barely discovered, so it’s a perfect place to get a sense of authentic Thailand: unhurried and woven through with tradition.
Why holidays to Thailand don’t always need islands in the mix
Yet, for all it’s further north than some of the best known islands, ROBINSON KHAO LAK is still very much the south. In other words, it’s warm, dry and sunny from October onwards. And if that sounds exactly what you need when the weather is at its coldest in the UK, then you’ll be even more delighted to know ROBINSON KHAO LAK is an ideal resort for families.
For a start the location within Khao Lak National Park is both spectacular and wonderfully peaceful. Although 13km long Pak Weep Beach on which the resort sits is equally stunning: long, flat, sandy and washed by the crystal clear Indian Ocean.
A perfect beach for lazing or playing on the water
Naturally, as the beach is gorgeous, you may simply want to enjoy the sun from an exceptionally well-placed sun lounger. But it’s also the place to pick up a free paddleboard and go exploring – kids’ paddleboards are available too. You can try kayaking here as well or even give the new Hobie Mirage Eclipse a test run: think paddleboards you pedal, instead of paddling. Snorkelling is another great adventure for kids, although younger ones might be perfectly happy just playing in the sand.
ROBY clubs make holidays to Thailand even happier for kids
Speaking of playing, another reason families like ROBINSON KHAO LAK is the playtime potential of the resort’s excellent ROBY CLUB for three to six year olds. Fully supervised by a team of ROBINS, this kids’ club is a fun and nurturing environment where kids can explore, learn and make new friends. It’s free and open six days a week, so parents can take a little holiday time for themselves: a good excuse to indulge in the luxurious spa, try a few of the resort’s many sports or use the fully-equipped gym.
Free taster sessions let kids try new activities
Older kids don’t miss out on any fun, as R.O.B.Y is the equally exciting club for seven to 12 year olds. With its focus on outdoor activities and adventure, this supervised club is the perfect place to try out something different. There are even free taster sessions available, so discovering new things couldn’t be easier.
Sporty ROBINSON KHAO LAK is a teenage dream
ROBINSON KHAO LAK is heaven for sporty teenagers too. Apart from all the water sports on Pak Weep Beach, there’s an incredible choice of land sports to try here from football to water polo, beach volleyball and even archery. Plus, the warm, friendly resort atmosphere means making new friends is easy, and there’s plenty of freedom and space to just hang out and have fun.
Pack light for baby’s first holidays to Thailand
First holidays to Thailand for babies are also blissfully easy at ROBINSON KHAO LAK. For a start you can pack light for your trip, as the resort provides everything from baby food and bottle warmers to baby monitors. And buggies are also available, as well as high chairs, in-room fridges, and a range of other equipment, all free of charge.
Choose the ideal living space for your family holiday
Spending time together as a family is where holidays to Thailand at ROBINSON KHAO LAK really come into their own. Apart from the resort’s lovely, natural surroundings practically insisting everyone relaxes and unwinds, family accommodation is designed to give you a sense of privacy and personal space.
All family rooms and suites come with private balconies or terraces. Bungalows are ideal for larger families. And, although the resort has six swimming pools, including a children’s pool and a family pool, if you prefer one of your own, there’s also a range of pool villas and bungalows to choose from.
Why families love ROBINSON KHAO LAK for winter sun breaks
Now you have a sense of ROBINSON KHAO LAK, here’s a quick recap of why it works so well for family holidays to Thailand this autumn and winter.
- Set on a private area of 13km long Pak Weep Beach the resort is also surrounded by Khao Lak National Park.
- Just under an hour and 30 minutes’ drive from Phuket Airport, and direct UK flights to Phuket can be included in family holidays to Thailand.
- Six swimming pools, including a children’s pool and a family pool.
- A wide range of sports to try as a family or individually.
- Free water sports including kayaking and paddleboarding.
- Diving and diving instruction, plus free taster sessions for beginners in the resort pool.
- A choice of four restaurants and four bars.
- Gastroentertainment evenings, gala events and LUHANA are all included in family holidays.
- The option of full-board, half-board or breakfast-only lets you create the type of holiday which suits your family.
- A range of 320 rooms are available, including family villas and bungalows with their own private pools.