Luxury Family Trip to Bangkok: A Guide for A Fantastic Travel Experience

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Embark on a journey of indulgence and create lasting family memories with our guide to luxury family vacations in the vibrant city of Bangkok. Nestled amidst the cultural richness of Thailand, Bangkok seamlessly blends tradition with modern extravagance, offering a unique experience for families seeking opulence and relaxation.

Whether you’re looking to explore historical landmarks, savor exquisite cuisine, or simply unwind in lavish surroundings, Bangkok stands as an unrivaled destination for those in pursuit of an unforgettable family retreat.

Let the allure of Bangkok’s sophistication and charm set the stage for an extraordinary escape, where indulgence meets family joy in the heart of Thailand’s capital.

Luxury Hotels in Bangkok for Families

A good trip starts at a good hotel. If you are bringing the kids with you, you’ll be looking for a place that pleases everyone. The perfect hotel should provide daily activities to keep the little ones entertained, a restaurant service that pleases their palate, and babysitting services.

If luxury is also of importance to you, then there are only two real options that combine that family feel and quench your thirst for luxury:

  • Capella Bangkok
  • The Siam

Capella Bangkok

Capella was named the world’s best hotel brand by Travel and Leisure, and with good reason. Every one of Capella’s multiple 5-star hotels redefines the meaning of luxury; they provide guaranteed satisfaction. And their Bangkok branch does not deviate from the form.

Located along the Chao Phraya River, the Capella Bangkok Hotel stands as a testament to exquisite design and impeccable service. The hotel also aims to make your stay in Bangkok an ideal one. They provide a Culturist, an expert on Thai culture who will help you plan and execute the possible trip.

Riverfront Premier Suite

Out of its more than 100 rooms and suites, we recommend you choose one of the two-bedroom family suites. These suites are prepared to accommodate up to five people, providing every member of the family with comfortable spaces and deserved privacy. You will have two separate bedrooms as well as a shared living area, where the family can gather.

And obviously, the allure of the hotel doesn’t end with its magnificent suites. Every experience is tailor-made for the best possible stay, regardless of the guest’s age.

The hotel offers:

  • Limousine service and fast-track service that can drive you to either of the main airports (Suvarnabhumi or Dong Mueang)
  • Complimentary shuttle boat service to Indonesia, the biggest shopping mall in Thailand, and to the Taksin Skytrain Station.
  • Babysitting is available on request, so you know your children are in the best possible care.
  • A fitness center, available 24 hours a day.
  • Daily cultural vignettes in the living room, so you can experience Thailand’s millenary culture without even setting foot outside the hotel.
  • A world-renowned spa center, Auriga
  • A Michelin-starred restaurant, a tea house, and a bar.
  • A massive outdoor pool.
  • Daily activities that cater to children of all ages.

The Siam Hotel

An art deco oasis offering respite in one of the busiest cities in the world, the Siam Hotel offers an unparalleled 5-star experience. 

The Siam doesn’t offer hundreds of rooms; in fact, it has less than forty. Every single room, suite, and villa is perfect and exclusive. They are havens of luxury and relaxation, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a similar offer anywhere in the city.

The Siam Suite

For a family vacation, you will probably want one or two of the suites, depending on your group’s size. Two under-12 year olds may stay in a suite for free, while only one may stay in a villa.

Regarding amenities and activities, the Siam Hotel has anything you could wish for. It’s noteworthy that each suite is serviced by a personal butler. Plus, there’s a culinary school for everyone to dip their feet in the enchanting world of Thai food.

Other amenities the hotel has to offer are:

  • Concierge services
  • An amazing restaurant
  • A bar and a pub
  • A library and antique collection
  • Spa and hair/nail salon
  • A fully equipped gym
  • Private guides and riverside transportation
  • Babysitting services

4 Unforgettable Things to Do in Bangkok With Kids

From interactive museums to thrilling wildlife encounters, Bangkok is an ideal playground for families, ensuring your little ones are not only entertained but also immersed in the rich cultural tapestry of Thailand’s capital.

We suggest you to visit:

  • Elephant Jungle Sanctuary
  • Chatuchak weekend market
  • Iconsiam, the biggest mall in Thailand
  • The Great Palace and Emerald Buddha Statue

Let’s explore what the city has to offer

Elephant Jungle Sanctuary

A huge drive for many visitors to Thailand is getting to know the majestic Asian elephant. A key figure of Thai culture, the Asian elephant is endangered, and many sanctuaries were created to protect them. One way these sanctuaries can sustain themselves is by offering guided tours where you can interact with the elephants and help with their care.

However, many sanctuaries have less than humane practices. The elephants are used as mere attractions, being forced to do circuits and stay around the tourists so they can get their photo shoot.

Luckily, Elephant Jungle Sanctuary doesn’t engage in unethical practices. People are allowed to participate in feeding and washing the animals, but the elephants aren’t forced to do anything.

The sanctuary has many locations across Thailand. The most convenient location for your Bangkok adventure is in Pattaya, less than two hours away by car. There are two turns, one from 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. and another from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The service includes two traditional Thai meals and transportation, although both recommended hotels can arrange it for you too.

Bathe with elephants at Pattaya Elephant Sanctuary

Chatuchak Weekend Market

If you want to engross yourself and your family in Thai culture, then look no further than the Chatuchak weekend market. Chatuchak, the biggest weekend market in the world, has a staggering 15,000 stalls to browse.

Everything, and we mean everything, can be found here, including: 

  • Exquisitely crafted handyworks
  • Local cuisine
  • Antiques
  • Exotic flowers and plants
  • Bizarre second-hand merchandise 

The place is positively labyrinthic, so we suggest having a well-planned itinerary and a map. There are private tours that will craft the perfect walkaround of the market, and both Siam and Capella’s offer bespoke guidance on any cultural activity.

Iconsiam

Get ready to embark on a shopping odyssey at ICONSIAM, a colossal 10-story mega lifestyle complex near the iconic Chao Phraya River. With a staggering 7,000 shops, this retail haven promises an unparalleled shopping experience that transcends the ordinary.

If you’re looking for luxury shopping, look no further. Prada, Gucci, Rolex, and many more not only have their products on offer but often put on exclusive displays.

Venture into an indoor floating market, SOOKSIAM, a themed zone within ICONSIAM. Discover unique souvenirs ranging from herbal body care and handwoven textiles to exquisite aromatherapy products. This curated space invites you to indulge in a sensory journey while browsing through one-of-a-kind offerings.

Iconsiam also has multiple dining areas, ranging from Western-style restaurants to multiple traditional Thai and South Asian eateries. There’s even a Michelin-starred restaurant. Blue, by Alain Ducasse, mixes the height of French haute cuisine with fresh local ingredients and beautiful vistas of the river.

The Grand Palace and Emerald Buddha

Many would counsel against taking kids to an attraction with a cultural focus, but we’re totally up for it! Both the Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha are amazing places to visit. Built during the last decades of the 18th century, this iconic landmark, a majestic complex of dazzling temples and intricate structures, has been the heart of the Thai Kingdom for centuries.

The grand palace in all its majesty

Inside the complex lies the statue of the Emerald Buddha, captured during the 18th century during a war with a neighboring kingdom. This stunning carved jasper image of Siddharta Gautama is draped in golden vestments, reflecting the 3 seasons of central Thailand:

  • The hot or summer season, from March to August, is when the Buddha wears a pointy crown and fresh royal garments.
  • The rainy season, from August to November, sees the Buddha wearing a headpiece and a monk’s sash.
  • The cool or winter season, from November to March, adds a fringed gold-mesh shawl to the rainy season attire.

A visit to the Grand Palace requires adherence to a modest dress code. Visitors should cover their shoulders, arms, and knees as a sign of respect for the sacred grounds. As a symbol of Thai national pride, the site holds deep cultural significance, and visitors are encouraged to explore its beauty with a sense of reverence.

Plan Your Perfect Family Travel Experience in Bangkok

Bangkok is a vibrant city, full of life, lights, and flavors. Every corner brings something new, and its magic will enthrall you, regardless of age. So we encourage you to go ahead and explore Bangkok with your family and build memories that will last forever.

In this guide, we shared a few of the best things you can do in this majestic city. However, Bangkok has a lot more to offer. Discover all the attractions and venues you can visit with our luxury directory and create the trip of your dreams.

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