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#1 Pebbles2424

Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:00 PM

Hi all
We are looking at taking a family holiday in around October, DS will be 15 mths old then.Prob around 10 days. Wanting something relaxing - not much sightseeing and running around more chilling out.

We love Thailand and are thinking of going back there, but im also very open to suggestions/ideas for any destinations/resorts/locations that you found great with a young child, as we have only ever travelled pre baby!Even within Thailand any resort suggestions would be good.

As our budget is not huge, Asia/South Pacific/Australia would be preferable.

any ideas appreciated!

Edited by Pebbles2424, 13 January 2013 - 12:00 PM.

#2 Natttmumm

Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:07 PM

I think given its 10 days and in October somewhere overseas might be better e.g. Malaysia. I haven't been but I've heard good things.
We did Queensland but 5 days was enough and it was November and weather was only just warm enough.

#3 premmie

Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:12 PM

We went with ds 11 months to Fiji, so similar age. We had a lovely 2 brm townhouse like place at the Hilton on denaru island, which is the mainland. Flight was 3 hours from Sydney and we had a nanny for $5 an hour during our stay. Is really well set up for little kids, and families. It's not cheap but well worth it original.gif there are lots of cheaper Fiji holidays too. The paper often has amazing family deals...

#4 Genabee

Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:16 PM

We did Hawaii (Honolulu and Maui) with our then 11 month old and it was the best holiday ever!! We loved every minute of it! We stayed in a private apartment, that came complete with cot and high chair - we could cook for ourselves if we wanted to as we were just a short stroll to the local shops.

We spent a lot of time napping, swimming and walking around. Having a baby in toe didn't stop us doing and seeing what we wanted to do!

We took our own pram.

#5 bikingbubs

Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:19 PM

We went to Thailand with our 15 month old and it wasnt exactly relaxing! It was fun dont get me wrong, but just a fair bit of work!  Relaxing by the pool = watching him like a hawk or being in the pool with him.

Up north was great for him (chiang mai/rai) and so was Koh Samui but wasnt a fan of Phuket & Bangkok with a toddler.

If I were to do it again, I would either go earlier (around 12mths) or later (he is 22mths now and would be much better!)

#6 Pebbles2424

Posted 13 January 2013 - 04:06 PM

Thanks for your replies!

Bikingbubs, any reason Koh Samui was better than Phuket with toddler?We havent been to Koh Samui and can never decide whether we should try there or just stick with Phuket.

Will definitely look at Denaru island, Hawaii and Malaysia too!

Wizzlet, where did you get your own apartment through, did you book yourself online?

#7 smithsholidayroad

Posted 13 January 2013 - 04:18 PM

Hi there,

We took our 9month old to Chiang Mai last July.
I loved it for culture adventure but would prefer a beach with a toddler to relax.

We took our daughter at 16 months to Phuket and stayed at Kamala beach. Good holiday just not what I considered the real Thailand.

We also went to Vietnam when my older two were 3 & 9 months. Saigon then the beach area called Mui Ne. We spent a month backpacking south to north. What about HoiAn/ danang? Beach and beautiful river town.

Next holiday our youngest will be 20 months and I have pretty much decided on Cambodia with a beach stay in Sihanoukville south of the capital PP. we have been to Siem Reap before when the older two were 5,2.

Good luck with your planning.


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