Vibe: Eco-friendly island escape with sandy coves, thatched rooms and open-air showers.

Setting: A Swiss Family Robinson-style patch of jungle, set just back from the shore. It’s only a short drive from the island’s main town but it feels miles away.

Why parents love it: This place is long on nature and short on mod-cons (no TV or air-con; the only concession is wifi), making it an ideal refuge after frenetic mainland Vietnam. The food is delicious, the staff friendly and informal, and there’s a wellness centre offering pampering treatments.

Why kids love it: There’s lots of space, as well as butterfly, vegetable and flower gardens to explore. The sea is shallow, safe and warm for swimming and snorkelling.

Insider tip: Join chef Thibaut in the kitchen to learn to cook authentic Vietnamese food; the classes are great fun and dishes are simple enough to recreate when you get home.

For more info: i-escape.com

READER OFFER: 3 nights for the price of 2; from £33 per room per night.