[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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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 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.

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!

Kayumanis Jimbaran

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

Club Med Phuket

Phuket
This all-inclusive resort in Phuket, Thailand offers bungalows and its own beach plus has something to offer the whole family no matter what age.

Club Med Cherating Beach

Kuantan
An all-inclusive resort surrounded by jungle, with activities including treetop adventures and turtle sanctuary visits.

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Club Med Bintan Island

Bintan Island
A haven of tranquility and refinement combining modernity with Asian tradition

Club Med Bali

Bali
At your feet, clear waters and fine sandy beaches

Conrad Bali

Indonesia
A stylish hotel with a secluded setting, offering a wide range of leisure facilities for all the family

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.

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.

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.

Park Hyatt Goa Resort & Spa

Goa
A world-class resort set on a beautiful beach in Goa, with children's pool and kids club, plus spa, yoga and cookery courses for adults.

The Leela Kempinski

Goa
A divine resort on a 12-hole golf course, with children's pool and club

Taj Exotica Goa

Goa
A beachfront resort with children's pool and club

Heritance Kandalama

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

Jetwing Vil Uyana

Sri Lanka
A small boutique hotel offering a tranquil sanctuary

Mandarin Oriental

Malaysia
Situated between the Petronas Towers, this luxury hotel with infinity pool with amazing views and facilities for the kids including tennis lessons and welcome gift.

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.

Four Seasons Resort

Langkawi
An exceptional family hotel, set on a beautiful beach with a large spa, unique pool and children's activities including a floating classroom and family helicopter tours.