Jump to content

Holiday ideas for first family holiday with 15mth old?

  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#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_29weeks

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.


1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users


Join the Real Mums Test Drive Team

Five new mums will join the Essential Baby Test Drive Team and discover great new baby toys from Fisher-Price & write a review to be published on Essential Baby.

Two children fall from second storey window

Two young boys have been rushed to hospital after falling out a second-storey window of a home in Eastwood.

Victorian Labor to introduce same-sex adoption laws

Thousands of same-sex couples with children will have the right to be jointly recognised as parents by Victorian law.

Sneak peek: Maxomorra bee dress, t-shirt and romper for babies

Cutest snap find on the planet - bee rompers, tees and dresses for babies.

Toddler found two days after going missing

A two-year-old girl who disappeared on Friday night from her great-grandparents' home in rural Ohio was found alive Sunday evening in a nearby field.

Dad builds the ultimate bed for his toddler son

The transition from cot to big kid bed might be a little easier if every toddler had a bed like this one.

Is Woolworths now cheaper than Coles?

Woolworths appears to have taken the upper hand in its price battle with Coles after investing millions of dollars lowering the cost of groceries, according to new figures.

Aussie babies and parents stranded in Nepal after surrogacy ban

Parents say Australian babies are being "kept captive" and cannot come home after a ban on commercial surrogacy in Nepal.

Wannabe dads left behind in IVF debate

If virgin women can become mothers through IVF, maybe we're ready for another miracle - genuine equality for men in the parenting debate.

The health and fitness lessons I've learned

What I once assumed about health and fitness is wrong.

Our angel baby story: Hunter James

I have two children: one living, the next an angel baby.

Newlyweds send bill to no-show guests

Planning a wedding can be stressful – and, as most newlyweds can attest, it can be very costly, too.

Your choice or theirs: the tug-of-war over baby names

They had just decided on a name they both agreed on, but then the grandparents threw in an offer of $10,000 in exchange for choosing something else.

Dad-to-be's tearful reaction to pregnancy news goes viral

After 17 years of trying, this man had given up hope of having a family.

Claire Danes: acting out postnatal depression was difficult

Actress Claire Danes found it difficult pretending to have postnatal depression in Homeland, as she had just become a new mother herself.

The moment a 92-year-old meets her great grandaughter

It's a heart-warming photo this family will treasure forever.

How to prepare for breastfeeding when you're still pregnant

While every woman's breastfeeding journey is different, many hurdles are shared. Knowing what to expect will enable you to make informed decisions if - or when - you meet challenges along the way.

Sneak peek: new Love Mae bamboo dinnerware designs

We do love ourselves some brand new designs in tried and true products. The renowned bamboo dinnerware from Love Mae has just had several more members join the family, in addition to a brand new website.

Mum who killed paedophile gets reduced sentence

A mother-of-five who killed a paedophile has had her jail sentence reduced by a judge who described her case as a "truly exceptional" one.

Sneak peek: Geleeo self-cooling pram & high chair liners

We just spotted Geleeo, a brand new self-cooling pram liner you can buy in time for summer.

Toddler's silent debate with mum about naptime

He might not utter a single word - but this toddler is having a great debate with his mother about nap time.


What's hot on EB

Stella McCartney honours mum with lacy bra

Fashion designer Stella McCartney has honoured her late mum, Linda McCartney, by designing a special bra for post-mastectomy patients.

Don't panic: A granddad midwife's guide for dads-to-be

Mark Harris has helped deliver 500 babies. And he's now telling fathers what to expect.

How to be a calm parent when you're feeling anything but

Being a calm parent takes a lot of work, sometimes more than is obvious to those around us.

The joy and isolation of being a stay-at-home dad

It's cool, kind of like a second childhood. I love him to bits and think, on average, I'm an okay dad. But I also want to talk about the other stuff.

How baby Teddy's short life is helping save thousands of lives

He may have only lived for 100 minutes, but that didn't stop baby Teddy from saving the lives of others.

A heartbreaking trail of missed chances in death of baby forgotten in car

A haunting reminder to stay mindful about babies in cars, especially as we approach summer.

What to do if your baby has tongue-tie

Tongue-tie can cause feeding problems. However once it is diagnosed, the condition can be easily treated.

How to move house without losing your mind

Some people move frequently, while others like to stay put. But everyone finds it stressful.

'She had nowhere to go': how new mum's life began to unravel

The birth of her first child should have been happiest of times for Campsie mother Phuong Cao, but friends say it marked the beginning of when her life began to unravel. 

Women giving birth to a son keep some of his Y chromosomes

It was an experiment doomed to failure - they were looking for male cells in female bodies. And their search was stunningly successful.

Photos: How babies fit in the womb

A gorgeous photo series shows babies in the first hours after their birth - as they were positioned in the womb.

Baby tries to persuade stubborn bulldog to walk, fails

We don't know what he's saying, but this baby has a very clear message for his bulldog pal: let's walk - NOW.

The best toddler gift ever? Nine gender-neutral play kitchen picks

Without a doubt, one of the best gifts for a toddler turning two or three is a play kitchen.

9 easy steps to improve your baby photography

With a few simple tips you can take your images from random happy snaps to lovely clean images that create beautiful lasting memories.



Can't decide?

Check out the Essential Baby Names section for some inspiration

Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.