Our last overseas holiday for Phuket Thailand for 14 days and it was the kids first overseas trip on a plane. We all loved it so much and it was an experience for the boys also. I do recommend it as a great, relaxing, enjoyable holiday with great shopping and beautiful beaches and scenaries.
Last reply: 28th Apr 2013 /
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Post by Kelly
have to agree kelly!!! took my daughter for her 17th birthday.Love the food culture scenery and the people, plan on returning asap. the thai people are so hospitiable especially in the south could teach some aussies a thing or two[ i work in hospitality] Glad you and your family enjoyed your holiday it brought my teenage daughter and i closer together after sharing such a wonderful holiday, one neither of us will ever forget. Reply
Posted by: Kelly
Posted: 15th Dec 2010
kia says: have to agree kelly!!! took my daughter for her 17th birthday.Love the food culture scenery and the people, plan on returning asap. the thai people are so hospitiable especially in the south could...
Hi Kia, I thought exactly the same as you my boys loved the experience of the Thai people and how fortunate we are living in Australia. We loved every minute of our holiday and I would go back in an instant again. Reply
Posted by: zertzz
Posted: 13th Jan 2011
We took our young sons to Sheraton Laguna Phuket for a fortnight. Best family holiday ever. So much to do at the hotel you didn't really need to leave it. Kids club was a great hit with the kids as was the in-house rescued baby elephant. At night the hotel had a local market set up so you could eat market food without going anywhere and there was always entertainment too including magicians, musicians etc. etc. Just brilliant. Reply
Posted by: SarahEC
Posted: 3rd Feb 2011
I haven't been but would love to go one one of those amazing spa holidays I've read about! And I have a friend who takes his family there every year from Canberra - he says it's cheaper and quieter than going to tghe Gold Coast! Reply
Posted by: Kiwi chick
Posted: 8th Feb 2011
Kiwi chick says:
I find it helpful to use www.tripadvisor.com or similar to check out any hotel you are thinking of using. Some areas of Phuket are very crowded and it is hard to find a hotel on the beach. We stayed at Kata Noi and it was the last beach on the road so peaceful and a great hotel complex. Reply
Posted by: Kelly
Posted: 8th Feb 2011
Kiwi chick says: I find it helpful to use www.tripadvisor.com or similar to check out any hotel you are thinking of using. Some areas of Phuket are very crowded and it is hard to find a hotel on the beach. We...
Yes tripadvisor.com is excellent, we used it before we left to look at different restaurants in Phuket and it was very helpful indeed. Reply
Posted by: Kelly
Posted: 8th Feb 2011
I forgot to mention that we stayed at the Holiday Inn in Phuket and it was very fabulous it had 3 pools fantastic food and it was right next to the beach so you could walk across the road and you were at the beach. Reply
Posted by: Tropical
Posted: 21st Mar 2011
Have just returned from spending 2 weeks on Koh Samui, Thailand. We stayed at the north end of the island where it wasn't so crowded. Weather perfect, only 1 afternoon shower. Owners & staff very friendly & food is so cheap. Just been down to my Travel Agent to book a month in September staying at the same place. We just love Samui.
Hi Kelly - we have been to Phuket 3 times just love everything about Thialand.
Shopping is great but cheaper in Bangkok. This year going again too Singapore first then to Phuket then to Bangkok. We go elephant traking every time we go and try a different tour place every time. Fantasea is an amazingshow for adults and children if you did not see it its a must next time you go. We are not young but we enjoyed the night life but not to the extent the young ones do. I think what I enjoyed the most was the beautiful friendly people. Reply
Posted by: Trishii
Posted: 3rd Jun 2011
Fantasea is a cruel attraction that forces elephants and other animals to perform degrading tricks - don't go there. Everything involving trained elephants involves immense cruelty, please do some research before you go trekking next time. Tiger Temple is also a sham.
Everyone who travels overseas to partake in activities involving animals, please do some research before you leave Australia!
Source: I used to work in Thailand for an NGO which saves mistreated and abused animals from the above places. Reply
Posted by: Tricia
Posted: 22nd Apr 2011
Hi was there The Nov before the tsunamis. It was great. Went with my boyfriend and his mate and wife. They put a damper on my holiday. But Thailand was still great. Would like to take family there. Bali is a great place for families. They love children. Reply
Posted by: Pegasus
Posted: 28th Oct 2011
Tricia says: Hi was there The Nov before the tsunamis. It was great. Went with my boyfriend and his mate and wife. They put a damper on my holiday. But Thailand was still great. Would like to take family there....
Yes, I have heard they say children taste like chicken.... mmm, finger lickin good. Reply
Posted by: Anonymous
Posted: 24th Mar 2013
Yes we took our adult children there as an end of VCE and the end of an era as parents of school aged children. Great trip, the perfect pace, and we used trip advisor all the way Reply
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