Are you looking to impress your kids on the next family holiday?
IHG shares the five of the best Holiday Inn Resort ‘Kids & Family Suite’ rooms - all specially created and designed with families in mind.
It’s widely believed children learn through play; holidays are the perfect opportunity for kids to just be kids, explore new destinations, make friends and rediscover what it means to simply have fun.
For over 60 years, Holiday Inn Resort has been pioneering hassle-free family vacations with resorts designed especially with families and young guests in mind. Specially created rooms - KidSuites® and Family Suites - give children and parents alike all the space they need to play and relax for a holiday the family will remember long after the suitcases have been unpacked.
To bring the joy back to family travel, Holiday Inn Resorts has selected some of its best KidSuites and Family Suites from around the region, to show families that breaks are so much better when the kids are happy having fun.
Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali
Let the soothing sounds of the Indian Ocean be the backdrop to your children's favourite family holidays at Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali on Segara Beach, South Kuta. Kids and parents alike will love their own dedicated spaces in the resort's bright and airy Studio Garden View rooms; from the spacious private balcony overlooking the resort's tropical garden to the contemporary living room, perfect for playing board games or cards with family or curling up with a good book.
The property is the ideal choice for a family retreat, the rooms feature a king-sized bed for mum and dad and king-sized sofa bed for older children. However, younger guests are in for a treat - with a set of fortress-like bunk beds created just for them - perfect for drifting off to sleep after a big day learning to boogie board on the beach, making new friends at the resort's Rascals Kids' Club or relaxing under a canopy of palm fronds by the kids' pool.
Holiday Inn Resort Bali Benoa
Set along the sparkling waterfront of Tanjung Benoa Beach, Holiday Inn Resort Bali Benoa offers families a choice of family-friendly suite options for every member.
The Tanjung Family Adventure Suite features two bedrooms; a contemporarily decorated parent’s room and a colourful, themed kids room complete with twin beds, kid’s linen and PlayStation 4 gaming console – and separate bathrooms, one with boutique bath products for mum and dad and the other featuring a bathtub and kid-friendly amenities.
The Tanjung Kids Adventure Suite features playful children’s bedding on bunk beds perfect for younger children, while the private balcony with outdoor seating, made for enjoying sun-soaked afternoons and balmy evening breezes, will keep parents happy during their relaxing stay.
Holiday Inn Resort Phuket
While a stone's throw from Patong, one of Thailand's most colourful beach resort locations, Holiday Inn Resort Phuket is a tranquil tropical resort set amongst a lush garden across two distinct wings; one featuring kid- and family-friendly rooms and suites, the other - the Busakorn wing - is perfect for honeymooners and couples seeking a tranquil Thai sanctuary.
Brightly themed KidSuites - separate kids' areas featuring bunk beds, a well-stocked toy box and flat-screen TV complete with DVD player, DVD library and Xbox 360 game console - keep the little ones happy while parents can enjoy their privacy with a king-sized bed, flat screen TV with satellite channels, modern ensuite bathroom and private balcony with outdoor setting.
Meanwhile, Family Suites connect a spacious parents' room with a 'pirate' or 'under the sea' themed kids room complete with beds shaped as ships or turtles, bean bags, cuddly toys and gaming consoles, perfect for relaxing after a day spent in the underwater-themed Kids' Club learning the art of henna tattooing, umbrella painting or a spot of muay Thai.
Holiday Inn Resort Mai Khao Beach
Nestled in lush national parkland along the shoreline of the Andaman Sea, Holiday Inn Resort Phuket Mai Khao Beach offers families the perfect mix of relaxation and exploration. Within close proximity by boat to beautiful Phang Nga Bay, home to the famous Phi Phi Island, and the attractions of Phuket on its doorstep, this Mai Khao Beach resort is the ideal location for a fun, family holiday.
Like all Holiday Inn Resort properties, the KidSuites and Family Suites at Mai Khao Beach Resort offer specially designated kids areas complete with bunks and bean bags for bundles of fun. Parents sharing a KidSuite will love the sleek and spacious bathrooms with walk-in rain shower and large separate bathtub and the garden view from their private balcony; a wonderful way to end a day playing at the beach, poolside or outdoor playground.
Interconnecting Family Suites will delight children with special extras such as a vanity counter, games console, games and toys in a fun, fantasy-themed space; and keep parents happy as they retire to their own deluxe room for some well-earned rest and relaxation.
Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives
Slip into island life at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives with its beautiful location on the bluest of blue water and selection of beach villas and houses, views of the lagoon and surfing and diving on the doorstep.
Set upon the sand just metres from the cerulean Indian Ocean is the resorts' Family Beach House which, with its ample space and mix of natural elements and modern design, makes for a truly magical family holiday.
Upstairs, bedrooms offer unparalleled views of Kandooma Island and the sea, both simply waiting to be explored by parents and children, while downstairs, the open plan living area offers the chance to relax with the salt breeze as the kids build sandcastles by mum and dad's feet.
Following a day of snorkelling, a dolphin cruise or face painting in Kandoo Kids' Club, families can ease into their evening with an outdoor shower before dinner ahead of falling sleep to the hushed waves breaking just outside the window.
Family holidays are best spent being ruled by the heart, rather than the head, with no alarm clocks set and fun, 'together-time' the only agenda for the day. One of these suites could be added to the list for the next family vacation!