Children can eat, play and stay for free with AKARYN Hotel Group this year with new enhancements to the family programmes at Aleenta Phuket Resort & Spa and Aleenta Hua Hin Resort & Spa.
Reflect upon serenity: Aleenta Phuket’s beachfront infinity pool is the focal point of the recently expanded resort.
Upon arrival via complimentary airport transfer, children will be gifted a goody bag bursting with colouring books, painting sets and a guide to all activities taking place during their stay. Far from ordinary kid’s clubs, young guests can enjoy a wealth of stimulating activities with AKARYN*.
The ‘A Explorers’ Club’ at Aleenta Phuket Resort & Spa has a range of gadget-free activities seven days a week for children aged six months to 10 years. The ‘Learn and Discover’ programme offers a variety of fun, age-appropriate educational activities for children aged from six months up to five years to develop toddlers’ simple communication and friendship skills from finger paint art to counting in foreign languages. Older children can join in a choice of age-appropriate and culturally relevant activities including Muay Thai, yoga, Thai dance, batik painting, and chocolate making and at Aleenta Phuket, educational visits to the resort’s local turtle sanctuary.
At the Aleenta Hua Hin Resort & Spa, children can try cupcake making and decorating classes, coconut beach petanque, kite making and flying and enjoy the opportunity to visit the local farm and meet its animals. Each carefully-considered activity is designed to entertain and introduce them to local culture, customs, nature and cuisine.
A new children’s concierge at each resort is designed to ensure no need is left unmet, from organizing surfing lessons on the beach, to trips to the local markets. Maps by renowned cartographer Nancy Chandler highlight local attractions, easily reached by complimentary bicycle hire for the entire family to explore their surroundings, visiting local beaches, waterfalls and temples.
Meal times are made simple with children under six enjoying free dining throughout their stay. Foodie families can also try their hand at cooking lessons with the resorts’ chefs. Shop at local markets and at Aleenta Hua Hin pick organically-grown produce from the resort’s own farm, before learning to create well-loved and more unusual dishes, encouraging young cooks to explore new and different tastes.
Enter the Entourage: For the ultimate family vacation, just add water, sand and a beachfront villa at Aleenta Hua Hin-Pranburi Resort and Spa.
Parents can also relax and unwind with the opportunity to enjoy complimentary babysitting for as many hours as needed when enjoying a meal in one of the resorts’ restaurants or a transformative spa treatment at the on-site Ayurah Wellness Centres.
After an energetic day, unwind with movie afternoons and evenings before heading to bed with a glass of milk and freshly baked cookies. With a range of child-friendly accommodation at both resorts, families can enjoy the luxuries of a private pool, spacious bedrooms and living areas and plenty of outdoor space to enjoy.
Families heading north in Thailand are not forgotten either: the akyra Manor Chiang Mai offers the perfect retreat, with child-friendly dining in Italics Restaurant, free bicycle hire and opportunities to visit local hill tribes and elephant sanctuaries for enriching cultural experiences.
Anchalika Kijkanakorn, founder and managing director of AKARYN Hotel Group, said: “As a mother myself, I understand how important it is to escape the hum-drum of everyday life and routines to be able to spend quality time together as a family. Encouraging children to laugh and learn is vital and we hope to offer opportunities to do just this in our resorts and hotels. We hope that families will leave with memories that will last a lifetime.”
A Family First break at Aleenta Phuket or Aleenta Hua Hin includes accommodation, daily breakfast, a children’s concierge, unlimited babysitting services, kid’s welcome activity packs and free dining for all children under the age of six. High chairs, baby cots and car seats are all available free of charge. Single adult families can enjoy a 15% discount.
Enjoy a seven night stay at the Aleenta Hua Hin from 69,611THB or at the Aleenta Phuket from 84,000THB based on two adults and two children sharing.
* Complimentary activities are available according to age group, with other extra nominally chargeable activities.