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How to Survive Your Family Vacation

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You have been looking forward to your family vacation to Banana Beach all year. And you are excited to come to Thailand to enjoy your trip. A whole week of sun, sand, and quality time with your loved ones sounds like the perfect getaway.But anyone who has gone on a family trip knows that things don’t always go as planned. Between keeping the kids entertained, dealing with drama, and handling logistics, a vacation meant for relaxation can quickly turn stressful.

But do not cancel those plans just yet! With a little preparation and the right mindset, you can make it through your Banana Beach holiday without wanting to pull your hair out. Here are some tips for not just surviving but enjoying your family beach vacation.

Family Vacation at Banana Beach

Have a Packing Strategy
Nothing starts a trip off on the wrong foot like realizing you forgot something important at home. So here is how you make a detailed packing list, well in advance and get input from everyone on what they want to bring.

Assign one family member to be responsible for packing different items for the kids and different items for the adults. Another thing you can do is split everything into categories to prevent overpacking. And do not wait until the last minute – you will just create more stress for yourself.

Set Realistic Expectations
Those iconic family beach photos make it look like everyone is having the time of their lives but sometimes are not so good for the kids because of the heat. But the reality is that no vacation is perfect, and we are here to tell you how you can have an amazing vacation with some tips from us.

There will be meltdowns, miscommunications, and moments of boredom or annoyance sprinkled in with all the fun. By managing your expectations from the start, you’ll be much better equipped to handle any hiccups that inevitably come your way at Banana Beach.

Family Fun for all

Build In Downtime
With all the money you’re spending on this trip, you might be tempted to pack your days full of activities from morning until night. But let’s not quite pack too much, as Banana Beach Koh Hey has plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy. From Parasailing, Snorkeling, and Zipline( kids age 4+).

However, being overscheduled is a surefire way to get burnt out, and it takes the “vacation” out of your vacation, and puts everyone on edge from having fun and enjoying their time on the beach. You build in plenty of beach time, or massage time where people can relax and recharge. Those types of low-key moments often end up being some of the most memorable moments of the entire vacation.

Divide and Conquer
You can’t force family fun and bonding all the time, this is where we come in at Banana Beach. We give you sun and much-needed fun, with all the helpings to enjoy your vacation. The kids can also enjoy the vacation time on Banana Beach while enjoying some of the activities fit for them.

When it comes to food, we have a well-rounded buffet with all variations of food that the family can enjoy. Some healthy separation foods and some Western and Thai variations of foods for everyone, if you have any allergies, please let us know in your booking so we can be aware and let the chef know.

Plan a mix of group activities and solo activities, so that way if someone wants to enjoy an activity they do not have to drag everyone along with them. Aldo partial group options are available so people can occasionally go their ways with other visitor’s families as well.


Family activities

Stay Flexible
No amount of planning can prevent something from not going the way you hoped at Banana Beach. When plans get derailed, don’t get bent out of shape. Remain calm and flexible, and look for the humor in crazy situations. Your easygoing attitude will be an example of keeping the whole family’s stress levels in check.

If Needed, Get Space
Even the closest families need a break from each other sometimes. If you start feeling irritable or tempers are running hot, take a step back before things escalate. Go for a solo walk on the beach, read a book pool-side, or treat yourself to a spa visit. A little breathing room can do wonders when you’ve had too much together time.

Banana Beach and any family vacation spot can test your patience. But if you set the right expectations, build in breaks, keep your cool, and focus on making happy memories, your family getaway doesn’t have to be as stressful as you might fear. With some smart strategies and an open mind, you actually can return feeling rested and reconnected after soaking up quality time with your favorite people.