It’s time to tackle a question that has long consumed parents: how do you go on a holiday that’s not only fun for you, but also for your children? Fortunately your struggle to find a solution is now over. During my many trips to Asia, I discovered four locations that are sure to keep both you and your children in the highest of spirits. If you’d like to replace "Mum, Dad, I’m bored" with "I don’t want to go home" – read on. |
If you’re looking to experience the big city life, a family holiday in Hong Kong is your best bet. You’ll be able to take in the hustle and bustle of this marvellous metropolis, but you can also escape the busy streets whenever you like: simply have a tranquil wander around Hong Kong’s eight UNESCO Geo-Parks, which are sure to become your children’s new favourite playgrounds. What’s more, you can take in the natural beauty of Hong Kong’s public park, whose waters have plenty of koi fish and turtles to keep the kids entertained.
Not convincing enough? Then worry not: Hong Kong even has its own version of Disneyland and a world-famous aquarium, called Ocean Park. And that’s not all. For endless family fun, why not hop onto the city’s Ferris wheel or go on a dolphin watching tour?
Ko Lanta, Thailand
Got some teenagers in tow? No problem: a getaway in Ko Lanta has it all. If an active holiday with family travel insurance sounds like your idea of fun, you’ll never be at a loss for what to do with your children. From snorkelling and diving to cycling and walking, you’ll be able to explore the waters and stunning towns of this area to your heart’s content. Or, if you ever feel like just reading a book and basking in the sun, head down to the crystal clear Andaman Sea, or book a stay in one of the many family-oriented resorts – both are safe and infinitely fun for small children and teens alike.
If you’re in search of a holiday that your kids are guaranteed to describe as "epic", you’ll hit the jackpot with Bali. Tropical temperatures, balmy beaches and awesome adventures? Check, check and check. My favourite part of my trip was visiting Bali Elephant Park, where I opted for a once-in-a-lifetime experience and rode an elephant. If you and your children are true animal lovers, you can also glide through warm waters alongside dolphins, feed Ubud Forest’s monkeys their afternoon snack, or look out for turtles on Turtle Island. For real daredevils, I highly recommend investing in family travel insurance and enjoying a stunning view of the area in Bali’s Treetop Adventure Park, where you’ll climb higher and further than ever before. After all of this excitement, head down to Kuta Beach where you’ll be able to indulge in a much-needed massage or go for a dip.
Clean, scenic and unique: those are only a few of the flattering words that describe Singapore. Although this charming city-state certainly isn’t cheap, a holiday in and around the metropolis is well worth the price. Along with visiting the Singapore Botanic Gardens, marvel at the flora and fauna of the Gardens by the Bay while the youngsters play in the kids’ garden. Singapore Zoo and the city’s popular Night Safari are also much-loved activities for families to enjoy together: the Night Safari alone will allow you to see more than 2,500 animals. As if that weren’t thrilling enough already, nearby Sentosa Island is known as Asia’s favourite playground for a very good reason: from games to rides to the world’s tallest Ferris wheel, the island takes family fun to a whole new level.
Scenic landscapes, exotic animals and plenty of entertainment for the entire family – what’s not to love about trips to Hong Kong, Ko Lanta, Bali and Singapore? While there’re an endless number of activities that will fulfil the family’s wildest holiday dreams, it’s natural for parents to worry about their children’s safety – especially if you opt for an action-packed retreat. That’s why it’s vital to opt for the right insurance policy for travel in Asia before you jet off. With InsureMore’s economical family travel insurance, every eventuality – including injuries, lost luggage, and delays – will be covered. And, even better: our family policy allows children to go free. Wave goodbye to your insurance worries today!
Patrick Chong is the Managing Director of InsureMore, an award-winning team of specialists in global single trip, annual, business and family travel insurance. Besides offering great deals on travel insurance, Patrick also collects and shares the best free travel competitions to help his clients get the most out of their holidays.
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