The “grande dame” of Thai hospitality presents immersive activities for all ages, from a fun-filled weekly schedule at Panya & Yim’s Junior Camp to Lèn Be Well’s customised Family programme
Santiburi Koh Samui, S Hotels & Resorts’ natural five-star retreat on Samui’s stunning north shore, believes in the power of travel to expand minds and broaden horizons. With world-class sports, leisure and wellness facilities spread across 23 acres of tropical gardens and 300 metres of seafront, this “grande dame” of Thai hospitality provides the perfect setting for experience-seeking guests – including families – to learn a new hobby and potentially uncover a lifelong passion.
Family vacations are fantastic opportunities to inspire children of all ages and teach them new skills. At Panya & Yim’s Junior Camp, the colourful kids’ club, young explorers can choose from an empowering and energising weekly schedule of activities, including sports, games, crafts, performance art and much more.
A full calendar of complimentary sessions runs from 10.30am to 4pm, Monday to Friday, so every child can find an activity that suits their personality and ability. Craft-loving kids will be thrilled with creative sessions such as origami, coconut leaf animals, crown making, bracelet weaving, and paper roll puppet making, while young artists can try batik painting, stone art, colour blowing, mosaics and photo frame decorating. Children can also release their pent-up energy with hip hop dancing, achieve mindfulness with junior yoga classes, or release their inner pop star with karaoke sessions. Budding beauticians will also love the mini manicures.
International travel is a wonderful way of connecting with different cultures, so Panya & Yim’s Junior Camp lets little ones learn the ancient art of Thai dancing – including the chance to wear a traditional Thai costume – and even learn the local language in a fun and interactive way. Sandcastle making sessions on the beach are also a great way for youngsters to play in nature.
Families can forge their own personal path to fulfilment with Lèn Be Well, the resort’s holistic wellness and lifestyle concept which comprises three elements – Spa Treatments, Activities and Gourmet – to help guests build a bespoke daily schedule. Lèn Be Well’s Family programme helps parents and kids connect with each other through a range of immersive activities, such as jungle treks, boat trips and spa sessions. Santiburi Koh Samui also provides its own take on the time-honoured tradition of the family meal, allowing children to serve themselves and eat as equals. Naturally, Lèn Be Well is not only limited to multi-generational vacations. Couples, friends and solo explorers can also customise their stay with a choice of immersive programmes, including Adventure, Relax, Romance and Culture, to help them find their personal path to happiness and wellbeing.
For parents, Thursday night also provides the perfect opportunity to enjoy some precious time alone, as Panya & Yim’s Junior Camp offers a four-hour evening babysitting service from 6pm to 10pm, letting their moms and dads plan their date night in one of the resort’s romantic restaurants.
“At Santiburi Koh Samui, we always strive to inspire our guests. We have created a wide range of activities that can be tailored to the needs of every type of traveller, including families. Parents can relax, safe in the knowledge that their little ones are being educated and entertained by the professional team at Panya & Yim’s Junior Camp, and our unique Lèn Be Well initiative lets all ages come together and share new experiences. We hope that everybody will leave our resort feeling fully revitalised, empowered with knowledge and equipped with new skills,” said Mr. Giulio Stix, General Manager, Santiburi Koh Samui.
With the Family Getaway Stay Package, guests will be treated to spacious accommodation, roundtrip airport transfers, daily breakfast, free meals for kids (from the kids’ menu when accompanied by a parent dining from the main menu), a Thai cooking class for the whole family, and free babysitting on a Thursday night. Rates start from just THB 8,010++ per night and a three-night stay is required. For more information and reservations, please visit https://bit.ly/3GTWR08.
To learn more about Santiburi Koh Samui, please visit santiburisamui.com.