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03/01/2013 at 10:33
If you were going to Thailand for a week with a 3 year old + Husband where would you go?
All suggestions welcome
03/01/2013 at 10:41
Never to early to talk holidays! But i can't help with Thailand Im afraid.
03/01/2013 at 10:43
Never to early to talk about holidays but it is if you are me and aren't going on holiday this year
03/01/2013 at 10:47
Are you not SW?
03/01/2013 at 10:49
That is rubbish SW!
This will be the first 'proper' holiday in 3 years though that does not involve visiting people. I issued a warning to all family that there are to be no births, weddings or christenings in 2013 as I would like a holiday lol
Kat - any holday plans youself?
03/01/2013 at 10:54
Are you not SW?
Are you not SW?
Nope, totally gutted but we can't afford it and need to try and pay off some debts so we are being sensible and not going. I caught H looking at holidays yesterday and I keep thinking about it but hey ho.
03/01/2013 at 10:58
LC a week in Thailand sounds amazing. My H will never go there tho his mates have put him off. Bali or similar tho!
As for us we've booked 2 weeks in Spain with Nina & co for August. Its a mates villa so we get a really good rate.
SW you might be able to book a last min deal over the summer or do a few UK breaks once the year starts. We are just doing one holiday this year aa we need to save like mad.
03/01/2013 at 11:08
Thailand is on our hit list. I've not looked into resorts etc though. I'm jealous!
We'll probably only do one holiday this year, a week in the sun somewhere when baby is 4-5 ish months old probably, so short haul villa somewhere probably.
03/01/2013 at 11:10
Thailand is supposed to be really child friendly. Never been though.
We've booked for the 1st 10 days of June to La Pineda near Salou. Don't know if we'll get anything else. Usual Sun holiday & I REALLY want to go to EuroDisney
03/01/2013 at 13:06
I've done Thailand, but not with the kids. I would possibly do one of the islands but would possibly done of the islands but maybe avoid Koh Samui. Phuket is nice too
03/01/2013 at 13:09
We went to Thailand in November and had a fantastic time. After Bangkok (which I would personally avoid with a child - it stinks and is very dirty) we went to Cha Am/Hua Hin which is 2 hours drive on the coast. We had planned to explore a bit more but after booking flights we found out that I was expecting (I was in the 1st tri when we went) and decided to stay put.
The hotel we stayed at was Hotel de la Paix www.hoteldelapaixhh.com/default-en.html. Mr and Mrs Smith have reviewed the hotel with the reviewer taking her child www.mrandmrssmith.com/.../review
Over our stay there were quite a few guests with children. Thai people love children and from what I saw they were really made to feel welcome. Although the design is quite contemporary, it seemed to be fine for kids as the rooms are huge and there are not too many sharp edges. The hotel is quite secluded and to get to the local town you would need to get the complimentary shuttle bus but it wasn't too much of a problem as we wanted to just relax and get away from it all. The food was amazing and we managed to get a great deal from Trivago on the room rate. I think we paid about £85 a night including an incredible breakfast and free mini bar. They also bring you complimentary drinks round the pool and on the beach.
I suspect that anywhere in Thailand would be great with a 3 year old as it's such a child friendly country. I would definately go back.
03/01/2013 at 15:52
Love, love, love Thailand. Been lots and would recommend getting out the cities and going to the islands. Koh lanta is my favourite as its a bit quieter but also love Koh phangnan. Just watch what time of year you go as the hot season can be extremely hot.
03/01/2013 at 15:58
We did Koh Samui last April and it was amazing! E had a fab time too. So jealous LC!
03/01/2013 at 16:07
When would you be going? I went to Phuket as a child and remember it vividly (weather not so good in the summer than side of the country) and more latterly been to Ko Samui which I have loved. I would take my lot there without hesitation (if we had the cash nowadays). Thailand is really child friendly. Not sure about child friendly places though.
03/01/2013 at 16:31
Thank you all for the suggestions! Apologies I should have said, we would be looking at going in May, for a week and quite happy for a lovely beach and a pool and thats it really. I had really only thought of Koi Samui so the above is really helpful and off to do some research :)
Although we live by the beach we don't go all that often as there always seems to be things that need doing and in May the humidity is starting to kick in so will be nice to escape that for a while too.
Thank you again
03/01/2013 at 16:43
Ooo sounds like a lovely holiday. We haven't been to Thailand but I think we might go when both boys a bit older (I'd have no issue taking L but I would be a nightmare on the flight) I can't remember all the details but my friend said phi phi island and cha am (??sp) were lovely.
03/01/2013 at 16:45
LC- the humidity was higher in KS in April than it was here. I assume May will be similar?! The saving grace though we're the thunder storms there! That helped the humidity and E got to splash in puddles- novelty!
03/01/2013 at 16:50
Thank WS, thought it would be better for some reason? Still don't mind though as at least we don't have to work in it that heat :) R is always fascinated by the rain and that it is 'wet'. When we were back in December he saw his own breath for the first time from the cold, he thought that was just amazing lol
CP - Thankfully for us the flight is the easier bit as R is used to it.
03/01/2013 at 18:07
It's not so bad when you don't actually have to do much more than laze on the beach or by the pool all day! Bless R, our summer babies miss out on so much cold and rain over here! E put gloves on her feet when we were home last winter, she was very confused!
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