Being budget-conscious needn’t mean you scrimp on style or exciting authentic experiences when it comes to holidaying with your family.
These five affordable places to stay in Asia are from the www.i-escape.com pioneering Kids Collection which has over 875 hotels, guesthouses, villas, apartments and B&Bs perfect for family vacations.
The Dune, near Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, India
This fun eco-friendly beach resort is set on an organic farm and its unique rooms are all built with reclaimed materials from heritage houses. Explore the gardens, cycle to the beach, learn kids yoga, splash in the kids pool and frolic in the playground or games room. And under 5s stay for free!
Mango Bay, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam
Play at Swiss Family Robinson on your own castaway island close to the Cambodian border and luxuriate in simple jungle huts, open-air showers, lots of space and a butterfly and wild orchid garden. Families into nature will adore it here! There’s also a playroom, beach cricket, mini-football, playground and warm shallow seas.
Casa Susegad, Loutolim, South Goa, India
Set in a sleepy village far from the hordes, this beautifully restored colonial mansion has a welcoming vibe, vibrant decor, pool, rambling gardens complete with monkeys, and there are bikes to borrow. It’s a short drive to the beaches, and there are markets and temples to discover.
Tisara Villas, Habaraduwa, near Galle, Sri Lanka
Just a 10-minute walk from the beach and close to a turtle hatchery are these private roomy two-bedroom villas, which sleep 2-6. Children will love the big pool, and spotting monkeys and mongooses in the garden; parents will appreciate the convenience of a meal delivery service and a kitchen for basic self-catering.
Yab Yum Resort, Goa, India
Kids will be thrilled by these playful thatched igloos shaded by coconut palms, safely enclosed just back from white-sand Mandrem beach within a magical sand garden. The resort has food available all day, two shallow paddling pools, boogie boards for kids and the big empty beach will keep everybody happy.
Thanks to Nadine Mellor from www.i-escape.com for this post.