Kids’ Club Stars at Four Seasons Koh Samui
At this quintessential tropical island, Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui has everything your children will adore: a kids’ club with special menus, sports, crafts and more family-friendly activities.
The minute we landed in Koh Samui, an island on the Gulf of Thailand, just one-hour plane ride from Bangkok, we could already sense the tropical feel at the bungalow-like airport. While we were waiting for our luggage, my husband (who had never been before) said, “Judging from the airport, I love this island already!”
I was wrong when I thought five-star properties couldn’t be kid-friendly. Well, that was before I had a child of my own—when I imagined crystal chandeliers and formal dress code restaurants. In fact, some global brands such as Four Seasons have gone above and beyond to become family-friendly destinations.
Take lush, palm-dotted Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui. Its complimentary Kids For All Seasons programme is designed specifically for young guests to play and learn while vacationing. It’s all about the children: from the kid-friendly menus (under five eat free at most Four Seasons destinations when dining with parents) and activities such as painting, ping-pong on the beach and sea kayaking for the entire family.
Above all, it’s the staff that makes a big difference. Before we arrived, they asked for info about our son Jaden. When we checked in, his name appeared on everything: the bath tub, welcome cookies, a monkey T-shirt and Mr. Kala, a little blue monkey mascot of Samui Island, which Jaden got as a gift.
Koh Samui has become one of the most exciting culinary destinations in Thailand—from local street food, markets and noodle shops to world-class dining orchestrated by renowned chefs.
Try the Resort’s chicken satay on the beach. Marinated in coconut milk and kaffir lime leaf, it’s the best we’ve ever had.
Kids will love the Resort breakfast items, especially Jaden’s favourite, the coconut-coated French toast, plus the most delicious waffles.
Locals go to Mitra Samui for great seafood prepared Thai style. Don’t miss the tom yum goong and grilled tiger prawns. If you love oysters, this is what Koh Samui and Surathani is famous for.
Fresh, refreshing coconut juice is on every restaurant menu. (Koh Samui is known for its abundance of coconut trees, and coconut is one of the island’s main ingredients and key export products.)
Also, try an up-and-coming Thai wine: Monsoon Valley’s Colombard, a white similar to Sauvignon Blanc, pairs well with seafood and particularly spicy Thai dishes.
Things to do
- Relax. Lay on the beach or swim at the Resort’s beachfront infinity pool while sipping coconut juice or the spiciest Bloody Mary in Thailand.
- Sea kayaking. All equipment is complimentary at the Resort. Go in the morning after breakfast when the weather is perfect.
- Paint the scene. Our two-year-old enjoyed a Resort painting session on the beach. Friendly staff can work with your kids while you go kayaking.