Welcome To Southeast AsiaThings To Do In Southeast Asia With Kids
Southeast Asia is a diverse exotic and stunning region the entire family will love. From ancient cultures to exciting flavors, it is truly a place to expand your and your baby’s horizons. The child friendly culture makes Southeast Asia with kids an unforgettable experience.
Top Things To Do In Southeast Asia With Toddlers
SPEND A RELAXED HOLIDAY AT THE LAID BACK BEACHY AND RELATIVELY ISOLATED KOH LANTA ISLAND IN THAILAND.
SPEND A FEW DAYS IN PARADISE IN AN ECO RESORT IN MALAYSIA OR INDONESIA YOU CAN ONLY REACH VIA A TRADITIONAL LONG BOAT.
TAKE THE KIDS TO THE LOY KRATHONG FESTIVAL WHEN SMALL, CANDLE-LIT BOATS FLOAT DOWN RIVERS.
EXPLORE ANGKOR WAT – A STUNNING EXPERIENCE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY.
DISCOVER HOI AN VIA CYCLOTOUR, A FAMILY FRIENDLY WAY TO SEE THIS LOVELY ANCIENT TOWN IN VIETNAM.
Bébé's Top Southeast Asia Hotels For Traveling Families
Jaya House River Park, Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Nestled within tropical hanging gardens, Jaya House River Park offers accommodation away from the hustle and bustle of Siem Reap. It features an outdoor swimming pool and guests can enjoy meals at the in-house restaurant or have a drinks at the bar. Angkor National Museum is conveniently a 750 m walk, while the vibrant Pub Street and Old Market are 2.3 km away. Angkor Wat is 5 km from Jaya House River Park. With self-catering facilities and baby sitting services available, this makes for a great option for families traveling with a baby or young child.
Asli Bali Villa, Bali, Indonesia
Asli Bali Villa provides accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, an outdoor swimming pool and a garden. Featuring family rooms, this property also provides guests with a terrace. All units are equipped with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a fridge, a kettle, a bidet, a hairdryer and a desk. Families consistently give this hotel high ratings.
Nguyen Shack, Mekong, Can Tho, Vietnam
These rustic bungalows situated along the Mekong Delta waterways are such a great base to experience the local villages in Vietnam. Whilst it is rustic and simple, it has all the modern amenities needed for a great family getaway. Your family will get to enjoy plenty of fresh air and nature views. The staff are young and love playing with the kids too. Just the overall set-up of the place–with swinging bridges over the waterways and accommodations in little individual rustic bungalows over the water–makes it fun for all. It is more of a giant playground than just a place to stay!
Why Bébé Voyage Loves Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia is a famous backpackers’ haven, but it’s also wonderful for all types of travelers including honeymooners, retired couples, and of course, traveling families! The tourist industry truly caters to all types of travelers, allowing you to really tailor a trip that fits your family. If you’re looking to immerse yourself and your family in a completely different culture, take the plunge and head to Southeast Asia. What we love the most about traveling here with our families are the people. They genuinely adore children, and you will never feel like you are bringing your kids anywhere they shouldn’t be. In fact, don’t be surprised if locals just walk up to you and ask if we needed help and offer to hold the kids!
For starters, South East Asia is a large and diverse region–those traveling to the back country of Vietnam or Laos will have an utterly distinct experience to those going to Singapore– so it’s impossible to make any sweeping general statements about the region as a whole. That said — depending on where you’re coming from, travel to this region for a change of pace, an exposure to a different perspective on the world, and a real adventure for the entire family. It’s no surprise so many expat families adore being posted to Singapore and Hong Kong. The travel in South East Asia is stunning from one country to the next and extremely family-friendly.
Depending on how rural your trip is, the preparation entailed might differ.
Some traveling parents might opt for an urban escape and head to Singapore where everything is very familiar for foreigners and diapers and basic supplies are readily available. Depending on where you chose to travel to, you might want to find out about vaccinations, pack lots of diapers, sunscreen, and come with a travel cot. Either way – do not overpack. South East Asia is full of outdoor markets selling nice clothing you will want to buy!
The people in South East Asia are generally very friendly and love children. Especially if you venture out of the more touristy areas, cities, and resorts, be prepared that your children will get a lot of attention. Usually people are being kind and helpful, but sometimes it might feel pushy. This may sit differently from parent to parent and child to child, but be prepared for the love and adoration!
If you don’t have one already, we strongly suggest that parents invest in a good baby carrier, if your child is still at that age. Between the cobbled walkways and uneven sidewalks, you will be relieved not to be dealing with a stroller.
One of the best things about South East Asia is the food! Thai and Vietnamese food is delicious and surprisingly kid friendly so don’t be afraid to try the local cuisine. Kids will particularly love the noodle and rice dishes with egg. They also have delicious omelettes there that are totally unique to that part of the world. Toddlers will love spring rolls with rice noodles, too. In some places you’ll find food served in pineapples, which toddlers will love! The fresh fruit there is to die for.
One thing to keep in mind especially if coming from parts of Europe and America is that car seats laws in South East Asia are either non existent or aren’t proactively enforced. As mentioned above, it’s a very different culture, so be prepared that finding transportation with rear seatbelts let alone suitable car seats can be a challenge unless you do your research and often pre-book.