Thailand is a beautiful country with lots of culture, and the sandy beaches in Phuket, Thailand are the perfect place to take the kids for vacation!
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Taking The Kids: Island Weather and Sandy Beaches in Phuket, Thailand
Kid friendly travel destination: Phuket, Thailand
It’s time to add yet another family vacation to your bucket list! Phuket is a city in Thailand that boasts beautiful beaches, which are some of the most popular, and a host of activities. Thailand is a great warm weather family travel vacation destination that your whole family will love. Phuket is located approximately 862 kilometres south of Bangkok. There are only two seasons in a year the green season (May to October) and the hot season (November to April ). — Tourism Authority of Thailand
Where in the world is Phuket, Thailand? Southeast Asia
There are many islands in Southeast Asia, and Phuket is one that I hear about most for it’s gorgeous beaches! Phuket is located on it’s own island off of the West coast of Thailand, in the Andaman Sea. It is the largest island, and is widely known as a tourist attraction to travelers worldwide. Although the sandy beaches in Phuket, Thailand are a main attraction, there are another 32 small islands off of it’s coast, the province is the second smallest in Thailand. (Wikipedia)
Phuket, Thailand culture and traditions: Thai
“Thailand is a wondrous kingdom, featuring Buddhist temples, exotic wildlife, and spectacular islands. Along with a fascinating history and a unique culture that includes delectable Thai food and massage, Thailand features a modern capital city, and friendly people who epitomize Thailand’s “land of smiles” reputation” (Tourism Authority of Thailand). Phuket has influence of diverse ethnic groups, culture, architectural influence, and fine cuisine. The main language spoken is Thai, some know English, and majority of the population is Buddhist, with a small percentage of Muslims, all accounting from Chinese, Thai and Malaysian decent. (Wikipedia)
Where to stay in Phuket, Thailand: Angsana Laguna Resort
Phuket has many family friendly hotels, but I am liking to sound of Angsana Laguna Resort. If you’re looking for beaches in Phuket, Thailand, this resort sits on the beautiful Bang Tao Bay in the northwest area of the island. This beach front resort is truly a playground for the whole family, take a dip in one of the sparkling pools, kayak at the beach, have a luxurious massage at the onsite spa, and enjoy your stay. Kids can take advantage of the Tree House Kids Club, and participate in family yoga and even take an elephant safari! Also, kids under 12 eat, stay and play for free.
Top things to do in Phuket, Thailand: Ride an elephant!
All areas of tropical Thailand are full of wildlife, and Phuket is no exception! Elephant trekking is a super popular attraction that the whole family can enjoy. There are various elephant camps in Phuket where guests can feed, learn about and ride wild elephants. Trek through the mountains, or in the hills overlooking the bay. Many of these camps are near the tourist hotel areas, and provide transportation, meals and a great time! Info.
What do you love about Phuket, Thailand?
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