is a wonderful destination if you are travelling with children.
We went for 3 weeks with our 5 children aged 16, 15, 11, 5,
not forgetting little Arthur, aged 3 months
Here we are eating again – no washing up required!
It is fun and fulfilling travelling with children. We found
that the children loved the experience and were really positive
and enthusiastic about it. It’s also a fantastic opportunity
for a family to get really close to each other and share some
The teenagers messing around in the pool
A lot of the disagreements which can happen at home simply
don’t exist because for once you all have time and space
for each other. It was also lovely to see how the children
got closer together, the boys and girls playing together in
the water, chatting and generally having a good time, despite
The children making friends, whatever their nationality.
The Thai people, young and old, are all crazy about children.
Our youngest was kidnapped several times a day, returning
with several different shades of lipstick on his head! Never
has a human being been kissed so often in such a short space
Arthur being kidnapped (yet) again. Luckily, this
takes place while we’re eating dinner…..
In Mummy's arms
If you’re lucky enough to travel with a small baby
or young child, we highly recommend taking a practical baby
sling with you. The traffic in the larger towns and the incredibly
high pavements in Koh Samui make it tricky trying to push
a pram or buggy around.
3 month old Arthur looking up at Mummy
All in all it’s extremely safe and snug to have your
baby so close. My husband and I took it in turns to carry
little Arthur. Sometimes he slept soundly and other times
he just sat up and enjoyed the view.
Arthur has a safe and good view of the world.
A sling can give a lot of personal freedom for parents, as
you are completely mobile. We often talk about how we wish
we could have used a sling for all 5 children, had we known
about them at the time. An extra benefit is that it is extremely
healthy for a child to be carried in a sling.
can read much more about slings and how it influence you and
your child here