[copyright]Relaxation on the beach at The Andaman, a Luxury Collection Resort, Langkawi.[/copyright]
[copyright]Relaxation on the beach at The Andaman, a Luxury Collection Resort, Langkawi.[/copyright]

Summer Sun Family Holidays in Asia

Asia in the main UK school holidays or summertime as a whole – or in fact at any time of year, since average temperatures don’t vary a huge amount in this region – can be too hot for those with younger kids, unless you choose a hotel or resort with a crèche or kids’ club offering shelter and entertainment at the hottest times of day. You’ll also need to consider whether the expense, flying times and jetlag make it ‘worth it’ when you can find summer sunshine much closer to home.

As a rule of thumb, family holidays in Asia tend to centre on five-star and/or all-inclusive hotels, although villas are popular too and can be a bargain when compared with those of an equivalent standard elsewhere. Pools and the proximity of good beaches (with diving opportunities for aficionados) are not a bonus but a must if you opt to come here any time of year and are not staying in a city. See our special offer and latest deals with partners including all-inclusive specialist Club Med.

If you do choose this part of the world at this or any other time of year, look at our Asia destination guides if you want to avoid the wet seasons in any given country (though showers tend to be brief if frequent).

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Summer Sun 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 Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa

Kota Kinabalu
An impressive luxury resort, wonderful for families with many activities for adults and children alike including a water play area and island spa.

Kayumanis Jimbaran

Bali
A luxury family villa complex with safety features for young children, a babysitting service and shuttles to private beaches.

Shangri-La's Mactan Resort & Spa, Cebu

Phillipines
Set in vast tropical gardens, this hotel is superb for families with indoor and outdoor state-of-the-art activities and entertainment for all ages

Anantara Si Kao Resort

Krabi
Luxury family-friendly resort in Thailand with free kids club, diving centre, spa and private beach club, accessible only by speed boat!

Le Méridien Phuket Beach Resort

Phuket
Set in 40 acres of peaceful tropical gardens, on a secluded beach in Thailand, catering well for kids of all ages and providing comfort for parents.

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Makati Shangri-La

Phillipines
The city's most luxurious hotel, with lively bars, pool, kids' club and impressive spa

The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa

Langkawi
A luxury hotel on a private beach, with watersports, kids' clubs for ages 4-12 years, a world-class spa and four pools.

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.

Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas

Krabi
Set on a secluded beach in Thailand, this luxury villa resort offers beautiful accommodation and excellent facilities.

Marina Bay Sands

Singapore
A huge hotel famed for its 57th-floor infinity pool, just 20 minutes from the airport and great as a stopover option.

The Andaman, a Luxury Collection Resort

Langkawi
Built in the Malaysian rainforest, this hotel overlooks Datai Bay and offers a private beach, a kids club for 3 - 12 year olds and superb cuisine.

Four Seasons Resort, Koh Samui

Koh Samui
A boutique-style retreat, set on a hillside with wonderful facilities

Dhara Dhevi

Chiang Mai
A luxurious resort, with a wonderful spa and superb restaurants

Sheraton Hua Hin Resort & Spa

Hua Hin
A 5-star beachfront resort in Thailand, with impressive spa, hourly shuttle service into Hua Hin town and children's club.

Dusit Thani Krabi Beach Resort

Krabi
With a stunning beachfront location, exotic spa, children's club and pool, all within a fantastic hotel in Thailand.

Heritance Kandalama

Sri Lanka
A luxurious hotel in the centre of Sri Lanka, with a lakeside setting

Mandarin Oriental

Bangkok
Offering world-class facilities and flawless service, a perfect hotel for all the family in the heart of Bangkok

Jetwing Vil Uyana

Sri Lanka
A small boutique hotel offering a tranquil sanctuary

Club Med Bali

Bali
At your feet, clear waters and fine sandy beaches