08 Jan 2013
Pamper Your Little Ones in 2013 with a Five Star Kids Friendly Holiday at Anantara
All too often five star holiday retreats only cater for the adults and tend to forget the kids. With this in mind, Anantara has created unforgettable luxury escapes which invite families to discover exciting new adventures with a wide range of child friendly activities.
Activities range from playing traditional local games, making arts and crafts, and enjoying pool playtime and treasure hunts with new friends. In addition, Anantara spoils younger guests with little extras such as welcome and departure gifts, kids’ in-room amenities and turn down treats, ensuring that the holiday of a lifetime is even more special from start to end.
In Thailand children’s ele-adventure dreams are brought to life at Anantara Golden Triangle Resort & Spa’s famous on-site Elephant Camp, with expert “mahout” (elephant carers) teaching kids the Thai commands to drive their very own gentle giant.
Families who journey down the Andaman coast to Anantara Si Kao Resort & Spa receive kids’ welcome backpacks, containing a map highlighting the most fun resort facilities, including a children’s wading pool and water slide, a playground and mini golf course, as well as beach volleyball and garden play areas. Andaman exploration reveals some of Thailand’s best kept secrets. Swim through a cave to reach a hidden beach, take a boat trip in search of the elusive dugong sea creature, and participate in natural conservation by planting mangroves.
Venturing further afield across South East Asia, the pampering pleasures of Anantara Spa can be enjoyed by little ones too at Anantara Seminyak Resort & Spa in Bali, with manicures and pedicures and a chocolate facials designed for little princes and princesses. For the water babies, kids surfing classes with Tropicsurf are also available.
Travel to the Middle East and embark upon extraordinary desert and wildlife escapades. Surrounded by one of the world’s largest deserts, the oasis retreat of Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara invites families to follow in the footsteps of ancient Bedouins and famous explorers. Set out across the endless towering dunes on a four wheel drive excursion that has been especially designed for families. Meet and greet a camel, or saunter along desert trails in a family procession.
Create a joint Arabian adventure by combining a desert stay with a nature and wildlife escape on Sir Bani Yas Island at Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara. Follow free roaming cheetahs, sand gazelles, ostriches, rare Arabian oryx and stately giraffes with a four wheel drive through the vast Arabian Wildlife Park. Go horse riding at nearby Sir Bani Yas Stables, learn the age-old sport of archery, and make the most of the resort’s seaside setting by kayaking on the shoreline of the Arabian Gulf. Return to rooms and suites that are fit for royalty, and admire the Middle East’s magical sky with a family movie under the stars.
In the paradise of the Maldives, families can call the Indian Ocean their playground, reveling in action packed days both above and below the water. At Anantara Kihavah Villas a pirate cruise sails families to an uninhabited island to hunt for treasure and play Robinson Crusoe. Encounter the ocean’s mesmerising marine life with a snorkeling trip, or watch the underwater drama unfold at the resort’s unique underwater restaurant.
At Anantara Dhigu Resort & Spa, younger guests can learn about protecting the future of this unique Maldivian destination in a tailor made, fun filled educational excursion. At the resort’s coral nursery children meet the resident marine biologist, who explains how coral grows to protect the pristine beaches and guard the island’s crystal clear lagoon. Kids can touch and feel the coral, and also paddle across the shallow lagoon in glass bottom kayaks to look at the tropical fish, crustaceans and bizarre looking molluscs below, as well as a newly created reef with more than 450 different coral species.
Live out your family’s holiday dreams, and so much more, with Anantara. For more information on all of Anantara’s family fun activities please go to www.anantara.com