Nori still hasn’t caught on to one of my greatest deceptions: I find places and activities that I really want to experience and then I pitch them as ‘something the kids will really enjoy’. Of course, it helps that my kids are all boys and that I have childlike desires. What Scott likes, the boys will like, she thinks – and in general, that’s accurate. Still, I was surprised that she wasn’t more heavily revising my plans to visit a half-dozen wadis during our Oman/UAE trip.
Keeping kids entertained is easy at the Anantara Vacation Club (AVC) in Mai Khao!
We’ve been expats in Asia for 20+ years and for the last 4 years we’ve lived in Bangkok. We’ve been to Phuket at least a dozen times and still love it. Since we have 4 young boys, we are always looking for family friendly hotels and the AVC Mai Khao is definitely is one of our favourites. But if you’re single or a couple who want to go excursions into town and other beaches, go shopping and explore the nightlife, this is NOT your hotel.
A perfect tropical playground for kids!
Wow factor! Access to restaurants, pools and facilities at both hotels, Impressive although pricey wine cellar/wine list, seeing reef sharks, rays, lionfish, porcupine fish, schools of jacks & tuna, crown jellyfish, and a host of other fish…many that I’ve only seen previously while diving, seeing spinner dolphins flip & spin
We never expected to return to the Maldives. Not that we didn’t want to. It’s just one of those unique places – like Bhutan, the Galápagos or Antarctica – that you dream of visiting once in your lifetime. Beautiful, remote, romantic and take-your-breath-away expensive, the Maldives is for honeymoon splurges, silver anniversaries or “closing the deal” on that special relationship. It’s not a repeat destination, and it’s not appropriate or affordable for families like ours.
Truly unforgettable! An oasis in the desert. I’ve traveled to over 110 countries and stayed in some amazing 5* hotels for work and pleasure but Qasr Al Sarab is definitely one of the best.