Koh Phangan’s Top 6 activities for families with kids
Koh Phangan has long overcome the reputation as party-location. The islands is known to be very family friendly and much quieter than its neighbour Koh Samui. Koh Phangan offers plenty of activities for kids aged from toddler to teenagers. Most resorts and villas offer on-site swimming pools or are close to the beach, so your kids can splash in the water while you can relax.
#1 Beach Day
Stating the obvious: Beach days are kids days. However we thought we would mention the two most kids-friendly beaches on Koh Phangan safe enough to relax with little ones around the water and great for you pre-schoolers to meet some play-mates too.
For families with small kids, Leela Beach is hard to beat. Leela Beach, the locals call it Seekantang has super shallow water and is hence very safe for the little ones. It is located in Koh Phangan’s South-East, by Haad Riin.
Haad Salad is a very popular family spot. If you would like to meet other travelling parents and want your kids to socialise, this is your beach. Salad beach is very sheltered and simply a stunning place to spend the day.
#2 Slip n Fly
Slip n Fly is a waterpark with day parties featuring Koh Phangang’s largest pool with 700,000 litres of water, a splash pool for the little ones, 40 metre water slides, a body board slide, a restaurant, bar, DJ’s and lots more. This is a great whole day activity for families with older kids. Slip n Fly does have a smaller child friendly pool, so a family could go and split up so each one can enjoy age appropriate water fun! http://slipnflyparty.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/slipnflyparty
#3 Blue Dream Hostel Jorkey Ball
Blue Dream Hostel in Ban Tai has a Jorkey Ball cage, which is a fantastic event for families with kids. Jorkey Ball is a small team version of football, in which two play against two. It is played in a 10 m by 5 m cage, and similar to squash allows the possibility of using the walls to pass, dribble, and score. It is perfect for younger children as it is smaller and has the added convenience that you can easily keep an eye on them. Laze around at the pool or grab a drink at the bar and make it a day. Address: 111 Moo 1 Bantai Koh Phangan Suratthani or see here: https://www.thailandee.com/en/accommodation-thailand/blue-dream-hostel-koh-phangan-18849
#4 The Ice Creamery
Around the corner from Serenity Villa is the Ice Creamery. The home-made ice cream is simply delicious and the portions are huge. Your kids will get super excited about the unusual flavours and because they can watch the staff making the ice-cream. How do they say: You can’t buy happiness, but ice-cream comes pretty close…
#5 The Playground Cafe
Powered out? Need a break? Pop over to the Playground
cafe, the parents friendly café on Koh Phangan. The Playground cafe offers lots
of kids entertainment. For only Thai Bhat 100 your children can enjoy unlimited
play on their kids GYM, trampoline, balls pool,
slides, houses and different toys. And you? You can relax and chill at the
restaurant and bar. Free Wi-Fi is included.
Address: 177/77 Moo 1, Ko Pha Ngan 84280, Thailand. Opening hours: daily 3pm to 9pm. More info here: https://www.inspirock.com/thailand/ko-pha-ngan/playground-and-cafe-a6322314823
#6 Kids Yoga Koh Phangan
You haven’t been to Koh Phangan without practicing some yoga. Let the kids find their inner strengths too. Kids Yoga Koh Phangan offers Yoga Classes for kids aged 7 to 9 years. Every session has only ten spots available so best to book early to avoid disappointed sad kiddie faces. Cost is: 200 Thai Bhat
More info and current updates here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Community/Kids-Yoga-Koh-PHangan-104775166852751/