There are many benefits to opting for a private villa over a resort or hotel when traveling with children. It means you will have your own kitchen to use whenever you need, you can opt for as many or as few bedrooms as you want and it allows for a complete retreat with the added treat of a private pool. In Thailand and Bali this is a particularly accessible option since hiring extra staff such as babysitters, chefs and housekeepers is inexpensive. You just need a trusted company to help you do it. Here is an expert company to provide travel tips on selecting a villa to ensure your perfect holiday with kids in Thailand and Bali.
There are several companies that offer private villa services, but Luxury Villas & Homes is particularly good at catering to personal needs. They offer everything from small cliff top houses for nuclear families to larger properties with several villas that can house multiple families specialising in Koh Samui and Phuket in Thailand and Bali in Indonesia. They have invested in fantastic photos of all the villas on their website so you can see exactly what it is you are paying for. The website also offers a specific list of the more family-friendly villas.
After that, everything can be catered to at your request. You can pre-order specific groceries ahead of time, specify the number of staff you want to be available and organise transfers to and from the villa. If you ever want to leave the villa to go out, they can also coordinate private vehicles.
Villas are designed to be architecturally beautiful in keeping with their tropical location which usually means open plan living areas with balconies (without safety rails) and fish ponds and swimming pools through the properties (without safety fencing). This can be problematic with active children who aren’t walking steadily yet – especially for the properties that are located on a cliff edge – so keep this in mind if you are travelling with toddlers.
Tap water is not safe to drink in Thailand or Indonesia. Only use bottled water for drinking and be wary of children drinking water in the shower or the bath.
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