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Young at heart

Finding a child-friendly resort is the first step in ensuring a happy holiday

PUBLISHED : Friday, 16 November, 2012, 11:52pm
UPDATED : Monday, 03 December, 2012, 2:33pm

When holidaying with children, it's vital to find a hotel that caters to their needs. TripAdvisor picks its top five family-friendly lodgings in Asia.

Club Mahindra Kodagu Valley

Galibeedu Road, Madikeri 571204, India

Nestled in a coffee plantation, this 200-luxury-apartment-resort has activities such as rock climbing, rafting and trekking. It also offers doll and candle making. One TripAdvisor traveller said his family had a "memorable vacation".

Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel

Lantau Island, Hong Kong, China

Located next to Hong Kong Disneyland, the hotel has children's activities such as the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique where, for a charge, little ones can transform into their favourite princess or fairy godmother. A TripAdvisor traveller says it's: "Whimsical, magical, classy and clean."

Radhika Beach Resort

Nagoa Beach, Diu 362520, India

On India's west coast, the area is known for its Portuguese architecture and fine beaches. Facilities include a swimming pool, children's corner and table tennis. A TripAdvisor traveller says: "Lovely hotel for a family holiday."

Country Inn & Suites

Jammu-Katra Highway, Katra 182301, India

Situated near hiking and skiing destinations, and the Vaishno Devi temple, the hotel has a pool and games room for children. A TripAdvisor traveller remarked: "My family and I enjoyed each and every moment at this hotel."

The Chava Resort

113 Moo 3 Tambon Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand

A stroll from the beach, this five-star property offers trips to the zoo and aquarium, elephant jungle trekking and canoeing. According to a TripAdvisor Traveller: "The two-bedroom apartment was spacious and very tastefully decorated, perfect for our family of four."

TripAdvisor is the world's largest travel site with more than 60 million worldwide reviews.

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