7 Family-Friendly Getaways In Asia To Celebrate Chinese New Year
If you're still on the lookout for where to spend Chinese New Year with the kids, these family-friendly hotels and resorts have plenty of exciting adventures on offer—from horseback riding on the beach to camping indoors, there's fun guaranteed for everyone.
1. Karma Kandara, Bali, Indonesia
Karma Kandara is a five-star family friendly pool villa resort perched on the edge of a dramatic cliff top, offering panoramic views of the island hugged by the Indian Ocean. Each luxury villa residence comes with a private pool, courtyard and well-equipped kitchens.
There's Monday Movie nights and a dedicated Kid's Club where the kids can be dropped off before the adults head over to Karma Spa to enjoy signature Balinese massages. Guests can also enjoy premium access for Karma Beach Bali, the award-winning beach club, where you can kick back, sip on cocktails and savour Mediterranean bites as you watch the sunset.
Find out more at karmagroup.com.
2. The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong
Skip the stress of flying with kids in tow and opt for a staycation at The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong instead, which offers a Ritz-Kids® Night Safari experience. Children get to check-in at their own counter and are given the Ritz Kids amenity kit to begin their adventure.
For a fun-filled stay, the family suite is fitted with a tent, compass, lantern, flashlight, water bottle and a lion plush toy. The Star Gaze Experience allows younger guests to look up above their tents for a simulated starry night view over milk and cookies. Before bedtime, enjoy a good splash in the tub complete with rubber ducky and Pokémon characters, before slipping into safari-themed pjyamas for bedtime stories. Audiobooks are available via a turndown card with a QR code.
Find out more at ritzcarlton.com.
3. Shangri-La Rasa Ria Resort, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Located along the three-kilometre Pantai Dalit beach, nestled in a protected 64-acre Rasa Ria Reserve in Sabah, this luxury resort has its own Nature Reserve and Discovery Centre, linked to six walking trails. Children can choose to be a ranger for the day, feeding animals in the reserve and helping to monitor flora and fauna. Deep dive into local culture as a family, meeting with the ethnic tribes of Tuaran to enjoy local dishes alongside an evening of traditional dance and entertainment.
Find out more at shangri-la.com.
4. JW Marriott Phuket, Thailand
Sun, sea and sand beckons. Hit the beach with the family for a swim, kayak or go sailing. Tour the island at sunset with a family bike ride or have the kids feed turtles on site and spend a day crafting together at the Kids Pavillion, where they can learn batik painting or make a sea shell wind chime.
The spa offers children's treatments if you'd like to bring them along for your session, or if you prefer some alone time, drop them off at the Kids Pavillion for games and activities from movies to face painting. Younger toddlers can be dropped off at the babysitting room.
Find out more at marriott.com.
5. Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi, Tokyo, Japan
All aboard! The Trains For Tots package at Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi is a dream for children who are fascinated by all things locomotive. The hotel overlooks the Tokyo train station and little guests are given a Takara Tomy Plarail toy train system during their stay, which they can play with as they watch real trains go by from the window.
This exclusive experience includes a platform greeting upon arrival (should you arrive by train), a framed family photo to take home—where your child(ren) can dress up in a train station staff costume—and finally, kids get to take home an exclusive Plarail gift and amenity.
Find out more at fourseasons.com.
6. Capella Singapore
Enjoy the lush surroundings and green corridor of Capella Singapore on Sentosa Island with their family-friendly Stay and Play package, which includes tickets to Universal Studios, daily breakfast for the family and a movie night in the comfort of your room. When the kids tire out, check out the award-winning spa, Auriga or head to Bob's bar for a tipple or two.
For a more relaxing alternative, book The Manor Experience which includes accomodation in Capella's striking Contemporary Manor, a two-storey restored colonial bungalow that dates back to the 1880s, complete with a private pool and full villa service.
Find out more at capellahotels.com.
7. Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, Vietnam
With white sand beaches, towering mountains and stunning accomodation that's built with sustainability in mind, what's not to love about Six Senses Ninh Van Bay?
Here, activities range from fishing by the bay, family tree planting, family yoga, cooking classes and beach picnics. Each villa comes with a private pool, some offering direct access to the beach, complete with a mini wine cellar. For added indulgence, we highly recommend booking the Family Beach Pool Villa. The Children's Club offers an exciting list of activities from cookie decorating to beach football, treasure hunts and mocktail-making classes. There's plenty to do for everyone as you recharge, relax and enjoy quality time together as a family.
Learn more here.