Unforgettable family adventures await at these 5 destinations in Asia

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From Bali and Singapore to Phuket, Osaka, and Perth, here’s where to craft fun-filled memories

Embark on unforgettable family adventures as we unveil our top five family-friendly destinations across Asia and Australia. From the mystical allure of Bali to the vibrant energy of Singapore, each of these promises a treasure trove of experiences for travellers of all ages.

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Here’s where to go in Asia for family adventures


Pura Luhur in Uluwatu, Bali

The Island of Gods beckons with an enchanting blend of culture, adventure and natural beauty. Explore ancient temples like Tanah Lot and Uluwatu, where mystical legends unfold against dramatic ocean backdrops. Attend traditional Balinese dance performances or join a local family for a hands-on cooking class, immersing yourself in the island’s rich cultural heritage and creating cherished memories together.

For the adventurous souls, delve into the lush jungles of Ubud, discovering hidden waterfalls and encountering exotic wildlife along the way. If conditions permit, experience the thrill of a sunrise hike up Mount Batur, standing united in awe at the breathtaking panoramic views from the summit.

Beach bliss also awaits, from the bustling shores of Kuta to the tranquil stretches of Nusa Dua. Whether you’re diving into exhilarating water sports or simply basking in the sun, there’s a beach for every family’s preference.  

After a day of exploration, check in one of Bali’s luxurious family-friendly resorts. From private villas with infinity pools overlooking the ocean to eco-friendly retreats nestled in the jungle, the island offers accommodations to suit any family’s preferences. We’ve rounded up five of the best family resorts on the island right here.


The Supertrees of Gardens by The Bay in Singapore are a must stop if you're planning a family-friendly trip to the Lion City.

In the effervescent embrace of The Lion City, families find a vibrant canvas for adventure and discovery. With its impeccable safety standards and accessibility, Singapore promises a hassle-free getaway for all ages.

The city is literally brimming with activities to keep everyone entertained. Marvel at the futuristic Gardens by the Bay,where towering Supertrees and mesmerising Cloud Forest and Flower Dome conservatories invite you to dive into a world of imagination. Ascend the new heights aboard Asia’s highest observation wheels, the Singapore Flyer, and take in the city’s skyline in all its splendour. And as night falls, be captivated by the symphony of light and water at Marina Bay.

For the young and the young at heart, fun awaits at every turn, from Universal Studios Singapore and the Singapore Zoo and River Safari to the interactive exhibits of the Science Centre. Amidst the bustle of the city, cultural treasures abound, waiting to be unearthed. Lose yourself in the labyrinthine streets of Chinatown and wander through Little India, where vibrant colours and aromatic spices tantalise the senses. In Kampong Glam, immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Malay heritage, where mosques and markets beckon with tales of days gone by.

A meal at a hawker centre is a must. Here, everyone can choose from local favourites including

Hainanese chicken rice, laksa, and chili crab, making sure it’s a feast fit for the entire family. We’ve tasted our way around the city’s heritage cooked-food centres with two-time Asia’s best pastry chef winner, foodpreneur, and author Janice Wong and here are the five dishes we think you should try.  

When it comes to accommodations, Singapore offers a veritable playground of choice. Whether seeking the refined elegance of a boutique hotel in the heart of the city or the laid-back luxury of a beachfront resort on Sentosa Island, you’re spoiled for choice.

Click here to discover our 48 hours in Singapore guide.


Perth in Australia is  destinatino of choice for family adventures

Adventure and tranquillity blend seamlessly on the picturesque coast of Western Australia, and its capital Perth.

The city is famous for its beaches, where you can try your hand at surfing and paddleboarding or simply relax and soak up the sun. Cottlesloe Beach and Scarborough Beach, where dinosaur-themed playground and public BBQ areas are a hit among families are some of the most popular ones.

For a cultural excursion combined with fun, hop on a train for 25-minute ride to the lively port city of Fremantle. A beautifully preserve example of a 19th-century port streetscape, it boasts many heritage buildings now home to museums, galleries, pubs, and stores, along with bustling markets and street performers contributing to the eclectic atmosphere. V

Venture beyond the city limits to discover the natural wonders that surround Perth. Explore the majestic beauty of Kings Park and Botanic Garden, where sprawling greenery and scenic walking trails offer breathtaking views of the city skyline and Swan River. For a taste of adventure, embark on a day trip to Rottnest Island, where you can cycle around the island, snorkel in pristine waters, and encounter the famous quokkas, known as the world’s happiest animal. Alternatively, venture south to the Margaret River region, where parents can indulge in wine tasting while kids enjoy lawn games, farms visits and playground fun at family-friendly wineries such as Lentedal Vineyard Estate, Rivendell Winery Estate, and Glenarty Road.


Osaka is a city where tradition and innovation harmoniously coexist, offering families a blend of cultural richness and modern excitement.

Iconic landmarks such as Osaka Castle stand as testaments to the city’s storied past, inviting visitors to wander through centuries of history amidst beautifully landscaped gardens. Venture further into the city’s heart, where the Open-Air Museum of Old Japanese Farmhouses offers a glimpse into Japan’s rural past, with meticulously preserved dwellings nestled within the tranquil setting of Hattori Ryokuchi Park.

But Osaka is more than just a city steeped in history—it’s a vibrant metropolis pulsating with modern energy. In the Umeda district, skyscrapers soar into the sky, housing bustling shopping centers and entertainment hubs that promise endless excitement. Meanwhile, the streets of Namba come alive with the hustle and bustle of city life, offering a kaleidoscope of nightlife options, from theaters to arcades to karaoke bars.

For families seeking adventure, Osaka offers a plethora of attractions to delight visitors of all ages. Spend a day at Universal Studios Japan, where thrilling rides and beloved characters bring movie magic to life. It’s home to the world’s first ever Mario kart-themed area, opened in 2021, as well as the ever popular The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Or delve into the depths of Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, one of the largest aquariums in the world, where the wonders of the ocean await, captivating audiences with its diverse marine life and interactive exhibits

Last, but not least, Osaka is a food-lover’s wonderland with treats that cater to every palate. Street food stalls await at every corner for you to try takoyaki (octopus ball), okonomiyaki (savoury pancakes) and the playful taiyaki (fish-shaped pancake with red-bean filling). Plus, there’s nothing quite like the relaxed atmosphere of an izakaya for a family night.


The allure of the Phuket lies in its sun-kissed beaches.

The allure of the Pearl of the Andaman lies in its sun-kissed beaches. In this guide, we tell you all about choosing between Phuket and Bangkok for your Thailand holiday.

Kata Beach, with its laid-back atmosphere, bars and cafes as well as surf schools, is perfect for families seeking excitement and entertainment. Meanwhile, Kamala Beach offers a more tranquil setting, ideal for swimming, snorkelling, and building sandcastles with the little ones. Take a boat trip to the nearby Phi Phi Islands, where pristine beaches, emerald lagoons, and towering limestone cliffs await. Explore the underwater wonders of the Similan Islands, renowned for their vibrant coral reefs and diverse marine life, perfect for snorkelling and diving adventures.

Beyond its beaches, Phuket boasts a rich cultural heritage waiting to be discovered. Explore the historic streets of Old Phuket Town, where colourful Sino-Portuguese architecture and charming boutiques tell tales of the island’s colonial past and visit temples like Wat Chalong and Big Buddha, offering glimpses into Thailand’s spiritual heart.

Phuket also offers a myriad of outdoor activities guaranteeing memorable times for the entire family. Embark on a jungle trek through Khao Sok National Park, where lush rainforests, cascading waterfalls, and diverse wildlife await. Discover hidden caves and lagoons on a sea kayaking excursion around Phang Nga Bay, or soar above the treetops on a zip line adventure through the jungle canopy.

As for accommodation, whether you opt for a private villa, a boutique hotel or a sprawling resort boasting amenities to keep everyone entertained, you’ll experience Thai legendary hospitality.


Aude Camus

Parisian-born Aude visited her first restaurant aged just a few days old – now she's always ready for her next meal. When not interviewing award-winning chefs or looking for a new restaurant to visit, you’ll find her planning her next getaway from Hong Kong where she’s lived since 2015. Her travel writing has appeared in online publications such as Destination Deluxe and The Hotel Journal, and she runs a lifestyle platform for French expats living in Hong Kong.

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