If you’re staying in a private villa on Phuket or Koh Samui, there are plenty of ways to keep your little ones entertained during green season showers. You can get creative or simply kick back on front of the big screen as you make the most of your luxury home from home.
While Thailand may be famous for its blissful sunny weather and tropical temperatures, there’s still plenty to do when the annual green season comes around.
For starters, it rarely rains throughout the whole day, so there’s still plenty of chance to enjoy activities like going to the beach with your family or exploring the local attractions.
If you’re staying in one of the Kingdom’s luxury private villas, there are also plenty of options to keep little ones entertained when it’s raining outside.
Below are some favourite ideas to inspire you during a tropical shower.
If you’re on holiday with kids who like to be creative, then why not set up some arts and crafts for them to have a go at when it’s raining outside? Thailand is home to plenty of art and toyshops, so you’ll be able to pick up supplies easily – especially in places like Koh Samui and Phuket. Finger painting is a favourite with younger kids, as they can let the colourful tropical scenery inspire their creations. With older children, origami provides a fun alternative. They could even have a go at creating their favourite cartoon characters.
For children who want to try developing their culinary skills, you could arrange for them to have an impromptu cooking lesson with your villa’s professional chef. Older kids and teenagers can have a go at some Thai classics, such as Pad Thai noodles or even chicken with cashew nuts, both young diners’ favourites. For younger children, dishes as simple as a tropical fruit salad can be fun to create – especially if you can help them to make colourful pieces of food art like a delicious-looking beach scene.
If your kids feeling a little bit drained by the long journey to your private villa then settling in for a relaxing family movie day could be the perfect transition after a long flight. Many of the Kingdom’s finest villas come with their own cosy mini movie theatres, which provide the perfect setting to snuggle up with a bowl of popcorn and binge on some cartoons and movies. Top notch villas will also have their own extensive collections of DVDs or hard drives that are well stocked with movie choices, so it’s easy to find a film that everyone’s happy with.
In addition to beach access and private infinity pools, some of Thailand’s larger holiday villas come with a selection of extra entertainment facilities – including pool tables and foosball tables, which provide hours of entertainment for older kids if the rain is coming down outside. Koh Samui’s Baan Suriya, on Lipa Noi Beach, even features its own giant chess set for kids to play with. If you’re on holiday with a larger group of children, then you could set up a few tournaments to keep them extra focused.
One of the best things about going on holiday is the chance to create loads of family memories. Even when it’s raining outside, playing a few family board games in your villa will create hilarious memories that you’ll look back on for years to come. Many of Thailand’s villas are well set up for families, and even have a few classic board games ready to play including everything from Jenga to Monopoly. If your kids are too young to settle down to games like this, then a good old fashioned game of hide and seek will be fabulous fun, especially with all the hidden nooks and crannies in your sprawling private villa.