Choosing the right resort for an overseas family trip can be tricky, if not exhausting, especially for parents with young children. Several factors should be considered, including the availability of kid-friendly amenities as well as accessibility to avoid long road transport.
This is why Holidays with Kids, an Australia-based travel magazine, collects opinions from a panel of experts and readers to share their most memorable resort and hotel experience. Based on that, they generate a list of the best resorts — from Australia to Hawaii — that best cater to the needs of families traveling together.
This year’s list of ‘Best Family Resorts’ includes two properties from the coastal city of Cam Ranh, 45 kilometres from Nha Trang on the south coast of Vietnam. Alma Resort Cam Ranh takes the third spot, while The Anam, Khanh Hoa is ranked fifth.
Alma Resort sits in one of Vietnam's newest beach destinations — the Bai Dai Beach. The property has 384 rooms and 194 villas along the fantastic beach. Alma has its own splash waterpark, kids' club, and science museum, which are a sure hit among children. Parents can also enjoy the 12 swimming pools, movie theater, spa and bars.
With the dozens of amenities readily available, there’s something to keep every member of the crew entertained.
The Anam Khanh Hoa, meanwhile, features 77 villas, 40 premiums, 136 rooms and suites with grand sweeping balconies or large outdoor terraces. The resort boasts over 300 meters of absolute beach frontage at Bai Dai. Its style is inspired by Vietnam's Indochine era, creating a peaceful and soothing atmosphere for visitors. There are various facilities at the Anam, including a 3D movie theater, three swimming pools, a recreation and fitness center, a tennis court, a yoga room, and a kids’ club.
Should the family want adventures outside the hotel, the staff can also organize a fishing excursion in a traditional Vietnamese boat or a number of cultural experiences.
Atlantis Dubai in the United Arab Emirates tops this year’s list, while Disneyland Hotel in Paris comes second.
Holidays with Kids serves as an ultimate guide to family travel and lifestyle, answering all the questions families want to know before leaving home, whether taking their first trip with a baby or with a demanding teenager.