Written by Aqlima Khanam
Co-written by Dawn Pillay
Phuket, a tropical island paradise, needs no introduction when it comes to visiting the most amazing beach destinations in Thailand.
Many of us live under the misconception that Phuket is a hotspot for holidaymakers, honeymooners and relaxation seekers, but this is not true at all!
Phuket is in fact, a must-visit destination for families that are desperately longing for a fun-filled holiday.
Want to make your family time more exciting and fun?
Consider staying in these amazing family resorts that have a lot to offer, not only to your kids but you too!
Go ahead, explore these family resorts with great waterslides that will prove to be your kids’ paradise in Phuket!
1. The go-to place for ultimate family fun – Rawai VIP Villas & Kids’ Park
For families only, Rawai VIP Villas & Kids’ Park is the ultimate place for a splashing family vacation.
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For starters, it was built to be the perfect family community of villas, specially for families to make fun memories together.
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It also comes with Phuket’s largest kids’ park that both parents and kids can enjoy together. Boasting four huge play areas, there’s a water play area with great waterslides, outdoor and indoor playgrounds, as well as a climbing tower. On the weekends, there are also additional activities such as kids’ games with prizes too!
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Apart from the kids’ park, when your family gets hungry after all that fun, you don’t have to head out of the resort compound just to find food. Instead, conveniently head to Love Rawai Cafe, Rawai VIP Villas’ lovely restaurant offering Thai-European cuisine.
If your family loves spending quality time in a private pool outside of the kids’ park, you’ll be happy to know that Rawai VIP Villas offers private pool villas only, starting from 2 to 6-bedroom pool villas.
Every villa is spacious and luxurious with modern fittings featuring wood accents and natural tones – creating a truly relaxing space for the family to let loose and enjoy time together.
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The villas also come with a fully equipped kitchen and dining area, if you’d love to dine in with a home-cooked meal – along with a private terrace for parents to spend some alone time together when the kids are asleep.
Other than that, if the family is looking to check out some great beaches around the area…
Rawai VIP Villas is conveniently located only 300m from Rawai Beach, 5km from Nai Harn Beach and Ya Nui Beach, as well as Phuket’s famous Promthep Cape Viewpoint.
All that’s left to say is that your family will definitely enjoy time spent here!
2. Haven for your kids’ leisure time! – Phuket Orchid Resort and Spa
Nestled amidst lush tropical vegetation, Phuket Orchid Resort and Spa is a family fun resort created around a traditional Thai village concept in central Karon.
You and your family will be guaranteed a happy experience, as most of the facilities here are specially designed for families.
The resort boasts 3 well-designed outdoor swimming pools that are cleverly placed around the resort to make your stay entertaining and worth it! The kids’ pool is equipped with mini waterslides and other fun structures, to make the little ones’ time filled with great adventure and fun.
But, the fun is not over yet! The resort features a thrilling waterslide named ‘The Giant Slippery Slide’, that will allow you to slide smoothly from the top crashing right into the still water of the pool. Sounds exciting!
Other children’s facilities include the Children’s playground and Kids’ Club. Your little ones can have a great time with creative activities such watching cartoons, drawing, playing with clay and much more!
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There are three kinds of rooms, the deluxe, family and pool-access rooms. Families can keep coming back from a tiring seaside holiday, to relaxing guest rooms that invite comfort and provides a perfect setting to create unforgettable experiences.
To make your stay even more wonderful, consider visiting these points of interest that surround the resort and are a few kilometers away:
Karon Beach (1km)
Patong Beach (9km)
Chalong Temple (13km)
View Point (5km)
3. Phuket’s Wettest Wildest Water Park – Grand West Sands Resort & Villas Phuket
Standing 500 metres along Mai Khao Beach, Grand West Sands Resort & Villas Phuket has the best facilities to offer in Phuket – making it an ideal destination for families.
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The resort has tons to offer, but the best one is hands down the Splash Jungle Water Park that is part of the resort. (Adults will be charged a one-time fee of 150 Baht per person, providing unlimited entry during the stay. No fees will be applied for children under 12 years of age.)
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The Splash Jungle Water Park features many thrilling rides such as the Super Bowl and Boomerango as well as an aqua pool for children.
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And, not to forget, it also boasts one of the most exhilarating slides – the six-level wave pool.
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If you are not someone who enjoys crazy rides, then float idly around the 335m Lazy River. Once you are drained of energy after having fun in the Water Park, you can always return to the lavish accommodation this resort has to offer.
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Furnished with modern décor and soothing colors, many of the guestrooms feature private pools and jacuzies – granting you the perfect family time away from home.
4. Perfect Getaway for a relaxing holiday – Centara Karon Resort
Want to spend the perfect time with your loved ones? Surely, Centara Karon Resort is the place you have been looking for.
It’s a great family destination with lots of facilities designed to make your kids’ time worthwhile.
The Kids’ Club (Camp Safari) and pools that are equipped with exhilarating waterslides will provide children with great adventure and fun! Other children’s facilities include the E zone area where the kids can play fun indoor games.
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Centara Karon Resort makes a great holiday base that will provide you with incredible dining and entertainment opportunities. The resort has two well-designed restaurants named Lotus and Azure, for you to choose from and dine in a majestic way!
The lovely accommodation of the resort attracts many holidaymakers, offering you a great choice of suites and family-friendly rooms. You can also get a superior view of the calming Karon Beach from your very own bedroom. How blissful is that?
5. Experience the ultimate holiday experience with your family – Novotel Phuket Karon Beach Resort and Spa
Located next to Karon Beach, Novotel Phuket Karon Beach Resort and Spa is the ideal resort to experience a relaxing and fun-filled family holiday.
The resort has plenty to offer, with 2 spectacular swimming pools, one of them featuring a fun waterslide for kids to have an exciting ride down right into the pool!
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Parents will love this – swim up to the bar for a refreshing drink to relax under the scorching heat of the sun!
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With one of the best kids’ club in Phuket, Kids’ World at Novotel Phuket Karon Beach Resort and Spa offers tons of entertainment – featuring a ball pool and other creative activities to ensure fun-filled experiences for the little ones.
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The family room, amongst 7 types of rooms the resort has, promises a happy experience for your family. Family rooms are equipped with bunk beds, LCD TV and other interesting elements to pamper your children ensuring a great family vacation for all.
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6. Experience an exciting ride down a 50metre water slide! – Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort
This majestic beach resort is located in the finest Laguna Phuket resort community next to the calm, clear waters of the white sand Bang Thao Beach.
The resort boasts stylish luxury villas and suites that overlooks the surrounding lagoons providing generous views.
There are a lot of fun activities in the extensive water park that features waterfalls and a 50 metre water slide – ensuring that everyone including your little ones will have an exciting and fulfilled holiday!
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To have a little time by yourselves, you can consider leaving your kids in the Kids’ Club or the playground to play, and have great fun by themselves.
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Apart from all this, the resort offers ample opportunities for relaxation, fun and exploring. You can have an amazing time with your loved ones by choosing one of the many spectacular water sports that the resort has to offer.
Take expert tuition in sailing, kayaking, snorkeling and much more, and make your family time full of enjoyment!
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7. Soak up the glorious sunshine by floating around the free-form swimming pool – Centara Kata Resort
Surrounded by lush green gardens and located just a few kilometers away from the Kata beach, Centara Kata Resort provides an ultimate holiday experience.
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This prime beach resort features 3 pool areas with relaxing sundecks, allowing your family to have a great time under Phuket’s glorious sunshine.
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We love the a crystal clear free-form swimming pool, spa pool, and kids’ pool that features a long, twisted waterslide to entertain the family!
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Other leisure facilities included for the younger guests are the 2 Kids’ Club namely the E Zone and the Camp Safari.
Camp Safari provides a daily programme for children aged four to nine years old, while the latter is designed with facilities to cater to the needs of the teenagers. They can spend their time playing fun games such as volleyball, snooker and much more!
All of the resort’s hotel rooms have a terrace or private balcony that overlooks the tropical gardens, or the pool areas creating a relaxed atmosphere. You will be promised a surreal experience!
Dine in with your family in the comfortable and relaxed restaurant within the resort, that provides a range of exquisite cuisines.
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Also, do visit the in-house spa to receive pampering spa treatments and therapeutic messages in a relaxed setting.
8. Discover a tropical paradise with your family – Diamond Cliff Resort And Spa
Diamond Cliff Resort and Spa is an authentic Thai luxury resort that sits on the steep hills of Patong, with mesmerising views of the calm Andaman Sea.
There is plenty to do at this luxury resort, guaranteeing you a family vacation full of enjoyment!
There are 2 swimming pools in the resort, the Ocean View and the Grand Wing Swimming pool – with the latter offering a perfect setting and unique ambience for families.
Your children will have a great time in the superb Grand Wing Swimming Pool that boasts a fun slide, floating pool and a cascading waterfall – offering family fun in the sun!
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After enjoying time with your family at the outdoors, you might want to head over to one of the 5 restaurants in the resort. The 5 restaurants offers its guests comfort food from all around the world – like sumptuous Japanese, Korean, Italian and Thai dishes.
Want to melt your stress away? Diamond Spa offers rejuvenating spa treatments ensuring you a relaxing time.
9. Ultimate resort to enjoy a luxurious vacation – Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa
Renaissance Phuket Resort and Spa is one of the many 5-star resorts in Phuket. Set along the unspoiled white Mai Khao Beach – Renaissance Phuket Resort and Spa, is the ultimate retreat for families seeking a lifestyle vacation.
This award-winning resort offers luxurious accommodation that will definitely make your stay in Phuket a memorable one!
With about 180 hotel rooms, the resort features deluxe guest rooms and private villas that are beautifully decorated and well equipped with modern technology.
Also, guess what?
Many of the accommodations provide you with mesmerising views of the soothing Mai Khao Beach, and some even include plunge pools! Sounds wonderful, yes?
One of the key amenities specially designed for children is the fun family pool equipped with a thrilling rock waterslide.
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Apart from this, there are many other entertainment services for kids such as the indoor playroom, Kids’ Club, bike rentals and more.
Once you and your kids are tired spending the day having fun in the pool, head over to one of the on- site restaurants to satisfy your appetite. The restaurants also provide kid-friendly buffets and meals to satisfy your kids’ endless cravings.
And yes, do not forget to pamper yourself with a visit to the resort spa, that will leave you feeling relaxed and uplifted.
10. A luxurious Mai Khao Beach escape for all ages – JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa
It’s right on the luxurious Mai Khao Beach, and close to the airport, JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa is a great choice for any family vacation.
There are a whopping 4 pools available, including the main pool with its kids’ pool with waterslides! Families can also explore other pools available from the south pool with a swim-up bar, north pool with its tranquil settings, and the whirlpool.
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Other family activities available include badminton and tennis courts, canoeing and watersports, tours and more.
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Parents can opt to pamper yourselves with a visit to the sauna, solarium and spa too! When hungry, head to any of these on-site restaurants to fill up on delicious food. You’ll never go hungry here!
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Marriott Cafe (buffet with Thai and Japanese specialties)
Ginja Taste (Thai cuisine witth authentic Phuket delights)
Andaman Grill (Steakhouse)
Kabuki (Japanese Cuisine Theatre)
Sala Sawasdee Lobby Bar (There’s an evening sunset ceremony here too!)
Lotus Pavilion (with themed evening buffets)
Of course, the spacious family suites available are bound to please with its beautiful modern/Thai decor and views to boot!