Take the whole brood with you and book a stay (with perks!) in one of these five heavenly hotels, from Smith & Family!
You haven’t had a proper family holiday until you’ve gone crab-hunting in Mauritius or snorkeling in the Maldives, tried treetop dining or seen an alfresco flick in Thailand, or camped out on the beach in Vietnam. Luckily, the family-holiday pros at Smith & Family are on hand to show you how it’s done, via the five stylish stays below, which cater to all sizes.
CONSTANCE LE PRINCE MAURICE, Mauritius
On a palm-fringed lagoon facing the Indian Ocean, Constance Le Prince Maurice’s thatch-roofed suites are dotted around aromatic tropical gardens. With two inviting pools, a floating restaurant, an indulgent Sisley spa and a fantastic free kids club (offering frog- and crab-hunting expeditions), it’s a luxurious setting to relax en famille in true Mauritian style. Two-bedroom Family Suites have been cleverly designed with little ones in mind: children have their own bedroom with bunk beds and a bathroom equipped with steps up to the sink. These suites are all on the ground floor, leaving older children free to run around the gardens as they please.
Smith Extra A fruit basket and bottle of wine (champagne for GoldSmiths); GoldSmiths staying five nights or more also get a 30-minute back or foot massage each.
AMILLA FUSHI, Baa Atoll, Maldives
The huge modernistic villas at Amilla Fushi seem swiped from a suave urban neighborhood and look striking lined up on the pristine Maldivian shore and hovering over the Baa Atoll reef. Daring in style—especially the two-bedroom stilted treehouse—but utterly family-friendly, they have private pools and a butler on call. The main pool sits by a cluster of crowd-pleasing restaurants, and a kids club and teen games area provide some parental downtime to use the superlative tropical spa and sample Lonu’s decadent East-West cuisine. Small families should play house in a secluded Beach Residence; adventure-seekers should bunk up in the two-bedroom Treehouses, which sleep six.
Smith Extra A cookery lesson with one of the resort’s talented chefs. GoldSmiths get an additional US$100 resort credit per room.
EVASON ANA MANDARA, Nha Trang, Vietnam
Evason Ana Mandara is a family-friendly resort in buzzy Nha Trang. Vietnamese-style villas are dotted along a charismatic curved coastline; there are watersports galore, palm-tree-flanked tennis courts and cooking, games, and arts and crafts in the kids club (free for under-4s). With mini Smiths expertly taken care of, parents can try a tropical treatment in the holistic Six Senses Spa, sample fragrant fusion food with a side of sea view, or linger with the locals in the lively town center nearby. All villas are bright and spacious, with large tropical-tableau-facing windows and touches of Vietnamese va-va voom.
Smith Extra One 30-minute hand/foot or facial massage for two, a Design Your Cookie class for the kids and an upgrade (subject to availability) on arrival.
SONEVA KIRI, Koh Kood, Thailand
Family-friendly Thai beach resort Soneva Kiri on Koh Kood ticks all the boxes, promising a jungle-meets-ocean location, fun-filled activities and switched-on service. The breathtaking villas are super-sized and each has a very large pool, so there’s enough space for families seeking a bit of privacy. Got a little tyke or two? They’ll be happy in the bayside, one-bedroom Oceanfront Pool Villa Suites, which include a luxe bathroom, separate living area, outdoor deck, and wraparound pool. Treetop dining, an outdoor cinema, a magical kids club, and free sweet treats will distract the children; mouthwatering food and a sensuous spa will keep the adults happy. If it’s good enough for Brangelina’s brood…
Smith Extra One dinner (excluding drinks), either at the View or Benz’s.
SIX SENSES CON DAO, Con Dao Islands, Vietnam
If you’ve got little ones who clamor to camp in the garden overnight, they’ll love Six Senses Con Dao, where the kids can camp out on the beach under the stars (while mum and dad dine in style). The kids club, watersports, and pizza-making classes will eradicate cries of ‘I’m bored’; for older adventurers, there’s the spa or island bike rides. If you’ve got a tiny tot in tow, book one of the villas closest to the Market Place (the hotel’s hub, where most of the main facilities are), so there’ll be less traipsing around with a pram; the larger villas (two–four bedrooms) are perfect for families with older children.
Smith Extra Adults get a half-hour foot massage or body scrub for two; children are treated to a pizza-making class and a cupcake-making class.
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- This giveaway is open to Metro Manila residents only.
Smith & Family gets you the best rates, guaranteed, as well as a little something extra on arrival at every hotel. To book, call the Smith24 team toll-free on 800 905 326, or visit smithandfamily.com