JW Marriott Phuket Resort &Spa

Kid's Club

Fun for all the Family at JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa and Marriott's Phuket Beach Club

If the Kids are happy then everyone's happy - and at JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa and Marriott's Phuket Beach Club's two bedroom villas, this is certainly the case.

The resort is extremely spacious, covering 11 hectares (27 acres), and is the only property on the beautiful Mai Khao Beach which stretches for 17 kms, overlooking the Andaman Sea.

The two properties which are fully integrated, are perfect for families. The happy sounds of laughter are a delight to parents who can enjoy precious time together, knowing that their little ones are in good hands.

"The Thais adore children and also love to play and have fun ('sanuk') so the combination of the staff and children is so easy and natural states John Webb, resort General Manager. The children who enjoy our properties today are of course the next generation of Marriott clients. Marriott is a family business with over 75 years experience of making memorable vacations" he continued.

One couple who stayed at the resort just after it opened felt like they were on honeymoon again as their twin babies were taken care of by the resort's babysitters each day while they had romantic breakfasts together, something which they had not been able to do since the babies were born.

The children just can't wait to get to the Kids Club each day which has a fun-filled and varied activities program, while Mum and Dad spend time relaxing by the pool, or pamper themselves at the fabulous Mandara spa, play tennis or golf, catch up on reading, or just spending quality time together. Mind you- there are often some 'big kids' in the kids club too - and it's wonderful to see families enjoy the activities together as they make those precious memories that last for many years to come.

Marriott Vacation Club International's Two Bedroom Villas at the Phuket Beach Club's are perfect for families. The childrens bedroom has an adjoining bathroom and its own 29 inch Sony Flat Screen TV while the master bedroom has a very large ensuite and its own TV. A third TV in the lounge area enables family viewing - or Mum and Dad can watch the news while the kids bop away to MTV - everyone's happy.

Sofa beds in the lounge and second bedroom cater for bigger families or those who have a Nanny traveling with them.

Each villa is fully self contained and fully equipped with cooking facilities, a full size fridge and freezer and a combined washing machine/dryer and crockery, cutlery and glassware, giving guests the flexibility to use these facilities, or the restaurants and resort laundry, as they prefer.

Siam Deli has a fabulous range of gourmet foods, freshly baked breads and pastries, salads, fruit and snacks that can be eaten in or "to go" and even baby food. Villa guests can buy supplies and prepare these in their 'home away from home'. Some guests who are staying several weeks, send their 'grocery list' to the resort prior to arrival so the villa is fully stocked while others like to buy their own once they arrive.

Mum and Dad can enjoy romantic candlelight dinners on their balcony after the kids are peacefully tucked in after their action-packed day.

Villas are available for vacation ownership and have special preview packages available. For further information on vacation ownership,
visit www.vacationclub.com and for preview package rates,
email: preview.phuket@vacationclub.com

Tots and Teens - there is nothing worse than being a teenager and going to the "Kids" club! JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa have cleverly solved this problem with separate Tots and Teens sections.

The littlies have a colorful cubbyhouse/climbing frame, wooden toys, karaoke, a dolls house, computers and their own small sized furniture. The fully supervised Little Turtles Activities Program operates daily from 9.00am to 5.00pm and includes movies, games, swimming activities, hair beading, and also a variety of activities where the children can make jewelry, sand castles, pictures, baskets, decorations and much more.

Today's sophisticated teenagers also enjoy the facilities especially for them which include a large movie screen, play station, pool table, table tennis and another section of computers which are hugely popular, with limited internet access to avoid any viewing of inappropriate sites.

Special Events
Fun filled celebrations are held for our little customers for special occasions such as Christmas, Easter, Halloween, New Year and Chinese New Year and the beautiful Thai festivals.

Family Fun
In addition to the Kids Club activities - an extensive range of daily activities is also available for the whole family to enjoy. An action-packed weekly activities program includes cultural classes (Thai cooking, dancing, language, introduction to Thai Buddhism, massage, arts and crafts, kick boxing, Batik, origami, fruit carving), yoga, meditation, aerobics, diving, stretch classes, pilates, fit ball, cardio funk, fitness evaluation, spirit house tour, garden tour, photo tour, mountain bikes, beach volleyball, aerobics, tennis, and much more. Golf is also available at Blue Canyon Country Club which his just minutes from the resort.

Educational Conservation Program on Sea Turtles
The resort is adjacent to the Sirinath Marine National Park and protected sea turtle nesting area. During the nesting season (November to February) the giant leatherback turtles (which average 1.8 meters in length) nest on the beach. Families can visit the turtle sanctuary in the nearby village and during the "Songkran" (Thai New Year) festival in April, the villagers release the baby turtles into the sea.

The Kids Club has educational programs for children on the turtles. As part of its grand opening ceremonies in March, the resort donated US$45,000 to set up the Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation, and raises funds to help this critically endangered species, as also conducts educational and awareness programs for visitors and guests. In 2003, the resort won the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Grand Award for the Best Environment Education Program for the Foundation. Donations for the fund can be made the front desk.

Swimming Pools and Water Slide
The main swimming pool is enormous with a separate section that caters especially for families, including a shallow bubble pool and a water slide. There is still room at the main pool for those wanting to relax in a quieter environment as it meanders over 107 meters.

The resort enjoys a high percentage of return guests including many families who have discovered this family friendly resort.

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