The Best Southeast Asian Destinations to Travel with Kids

South East Asia offers an endless list of family friendly activities that makes this area the perfect choice for families while looking to spend some fun-filling holidays together.

Bali, Indonesia 

Bali has everything from beautiful beaches, rich culture, friendly people, great weather and wonderful food; a perfect combination for a family-friendly holiday! And with its wide range of family accommodation like Club Med and The Westin Resort Nusa Dua Bali, children and parents will enjoy every minute of their holiday on this amazing island

Waterboom Park

Waterbom Waterpark in Kuta, Bali, Indonesia

 

The perfect recipe for a fun day is to spend it in the Waterbom Park. An oasis in the middle of famous Kuta street, Waterbom Bali is set in a lush tropical garden with countless ways to fill your day with thrilling activities on land and in the water. Fun for the young and the young at heart!

Required age: all ages, children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult

 

Treetop Adventure Park

Treetop Zipline Park in Bedugul, Bali, Indonesia

Venture with the whole family from tree to tree and discover nature from a birds’ eye view at this Treetop Adventure Park. With 7 circuits on heights between 2 and 20 meter, 72 challenges for all levels and ages, and 12 flying foxes up to 160 meters long this can fill a whole day with fun and more fun.

Required age: minimum 4 years old

 

Bali Marine Safari Park

Bali Marine Safari Park, Bali, Indonesia

At Bali Safari & Marine Park, you can choose to enjoy your safari from the back of an elephant, interact with your favorite animal up close, experience the wildest fine dining moment surrounded by lions or make your own big splash at the water park and fun zone. A real adventure in the wild for young & old!

Required age: all ages

 

Devdan Show

Devdan Show in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia

 

Feel part of a wondrous journey of 90-minutes at the Devdan Show “Treasure of the Archipelago” at Bali Nusa Dua Theatre. Enjoy a spectacularly modern and contemporary acrobatic dance performance inspired by Indonesian culture. Your kids will feel the magic and learn at the same time.

Required age: minimum 4 years old

 

Phuket, Thailand 

Phuket is amongst the most family-friendly destinations in South East Asia combining great weather, safe beaches, clean seas and an enormous choice of activities for all ages to enjoy. In Phuket you can find dozens of resorts completely adapted to children like Centara Karon Resort, so the kids can have fun while the parents relax. Sounds like the perfect holiday already!

 

Splash Jungle Water Park

Splash Jungle Waterpark, Phuket, Thailand

 

Are you and your kids ready to make a splash? Splash Jungle is a thriving and safe destination for everyone’s adventure, from the toe-dipping kids’ pool to exhilarating rides like Boomerango! Located at the edge of Phuket’s jungle and overlooking the beautiful Mai Khao Beach this is the perfect setting to get wet!

Required age: all ages

 

Phuket Aquarium

Phuket Aquarium, Phuket, Thailand

 

An island vacation wouldn’t be complete without fish (and we don’t just mean the fish on your plate). Have your children learn about what they eat and what might eat them, or rather not! With thousands of tropical, colorful and exotic marine creatures, the Phuket Aquarium will keep children entertained for hours.

Snorkeling at Phi Phi Island

Snorkeling trip around Phuket, Thailand

 

Being so close to paradise, take a speedboat to Phi Phi Island to visit the stunning white sandy beach with monkeys playing in the trees. Here the whole family will put on a mask and snorkel to admire the colorful underwater world in a shallow reef with perfect sea conditions.

Hong by starlight

Kayaking trip around Phang Ngam Phuket, Thailand

Enjoy an afternoon of sea cave kayaking exploration literally inside Phang Nga Bay’s marine geology, including the caves and hidden lagoons. Impressive nature and wildlife surrounds you and your family.

Required age: minimum 3 years old

 

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Hoi An, Vietnam 

Traveling to Vietnam with kids is much easier than you might think, especially if you head to Hoi An. A city that offers a perfect mix of culture, beach, active cycling and delicious food that creates a perfect holiday destination for adults and children.

Palm groove

Palm Grove Basket Boat, Hoi An, Vietnam

Discover the palm groove by basket boat and learn about fishing life of the Cua Dai Estuary. Try to catch fish and help the fishermen at work before relaxing with a grilled seafood meal. An educative and entertaining eco tour for the whole family.

Required age: minimum 6 years old

 

Secret beaches cycling tour

Cycling Tour in Hoi An, Vietnam

 

Enjoy a half-day cycling tour and discover the hidden and deserted beaches of Vietnam. Relax with your feet in the warm sand and swim in the waters of these beaches still unknown to most tourists. Your children and you can meet and interact with fishermen setting out to sea in their traditional “basket boats”.

Lantern discovery workshop

Lantern Workshop in Hoi An, Vietnam

A fun way to learn something about Vietnamese culture is this lantern discovery. After visiting a few landmarks, you will stop at the house of a lantern craftsman where you will create your own lantern. An own-made souvenir to bring home!

Required age: minimum 3 years old

 

Singapore

Singapore is one of the most family-friendly destinations in Asia. Street vendors line the roads with local products, the fusion of Indian, Chinese and Malay cultures is obvious and the people are as friendly as anywhere in Asia.

 

Universal Studios

Universal Studios, Sentosa Singapore

 

Featuring 24 movie-themed rides and attractions (of which 8 are unique and exclusive to Singapore), Universal Studios Singapore will keep you and your kids enchanted for a whole day. Go behind the scene of your favorite Hollywood movies and enjoy epic fun rides in this impressive park!

S.E.A. Aquarium

Sea Aquarium, Singapore

 

As one of the world’s’ largest aquariums, S.E.A Aquarium is a marine realm that teaches kids – and parents – all about life in the oceans of South East Asia. Home to more than 100,000 marine animals of over 800 species in 49 different habitats, this immense aquarium is a fascinating experience you won’t forget!

 

River Safari Park

River Safari Park, Singapore

 

Embark on a journey of discovery at Singapore’s River Safari, Asia’s first and only river-themed wildlife park. In its 8 river habitats you can meet more than 5,000 aquatic and terrestrial animals from over 300 species, including 42 endangered species. This includes Singapore’s resident giant pandas Kai Kai and Jia Jia. A river-adventure that will make your kids feel like being on a real safari.

Required age: minimum 3 years old

 

Night Safari Park


Night Safari Park, Singapore

 

The award-winning Night Safari Park is home to over 2,500 animals that live in their naturalistic nighttime habitat. Experience a guided tram ride that takes you across 7 geographical zones of the world, a real star-attraction that your kids will dream of for many nights.

Required age: minimum 3 years old

 

Bintan Island

Bintan Island Trip, Singapore, Indonesia

 

A short boat ride from Singapore, Bintan Island is a great destination for nature lovers as it is blessed with lush greenery surrounded by blue seas. Tours through the Bintan mangroves are offered for all ages to understand more about nature in this part of Asia.

Several family resorts are offered on Bintan Island where you and your children can enjoy a holiday in a safe and relaxing environment.