[copyright]Mangroves and Eagle Safari at Four Seasons Resort, Langkawi.[/copyright]
[copyright]Mangroves and Eagle Safari at Four Seasons Resort, Langkawi.[/copyright]

Active Family Holidays in Asia

Asia is truly once-in-a-lifetime, memories-are-made-of-this material when it comes to active family holidays. Most trips of this kind do have in-built lower age limits, but you should also consider that this is an expensive option that may be rather wasted on younger children who might not be able to remember it very well later on in life, and who also won’t fully appreciate the cultural lessons that can be learnt from experiencing countries such as China and Vietnam. Bear in mind, too, that these kind of holidays involve long-haul travel and often lots of moving around too, and so can be very tiring, especially for children used to routines. You will also require a good deal of vaccinations.

This said, for families who are ready for the adventure of a lifetime, we’ve hand-picked the best of the active holidays in Asia, whether you fancy waterfall-climbing and elephant-scrubbing in Thailand, rainforest exploration in Borneo, or trekking through the foothills of the Himalayas.

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Active places to stay in Asia

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Shangri-La's Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa

Malaysia
Luxury retreat on stunning beach, with world class facilities, group-led jungle walks, yoga and indoor play zone for all the family with kids club facility.

Shangri La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa

Kota Kinabalu
A luxury resort between jungle and sea, where kids can be take part in ranger-led nature activities.

Club Med Bali

Bali
At your feet, clear waters and fine sandy beaches

Club Med Cherating Beach

Kuantan
An all-inclusive resort surrounded by jungle, with activities including treetop adventures and turtle sanctuary visits.

Club Med Phuket

Phuket
This all-inclusive resort in Phuket, Thailand offers bungalows and its own beach plus has something to offer the whole family no matter what age.

Four Seasons Resort

Langkawi
An exceptional family hotel, set on a beautiful beach with a large spa, unique pool and children's activities including a floating classroom and family helicopter tours.