Singapore – Multigenerational traveling is one of the hottest travel trends of the year as families continue to seek travel experiences that create close bonds and lasting memories. Be it a relaxing beach resort stay or active adventures, generations of families are choosing to connect with loved ones through vacation time. With busy lifestyles and conflicting schedules, families often can only spare a long weekend for travel in the region. WorldHotels, a global brand representing over 300 of the finest independent hotels around the world, recommends four top destinations in Asia Pacific to enjoy the next long weekend.
Discover authentic, cultural experiences at Nha Trang, Vietnam
Today’s family travelers desire to visit more than just main tourist attractions and checking off countries on their bucket list; they long for unique, authentic and once-in-a-lifetime experiences that integrate all members of the family. At The Anam Villas, a luxurious colonial-style beach resort with spacious family villas located along the idyllic coastline of Vietnam’s Northern Cam Ranh Peninsula, families can look forward to learning about local history while indulging in regional specialty cuisine. From authentic Vietnamese cooking classes with a local family in the countryside to an art and photography tour of the city on Vespas and even a fishing excursion in the iconic Vietnamese coracle boat, Nha Trang has plenty of atypical cultural activities to offer. In addition to its allure as a site of the ancient Cham culture, Nha Trang also has one of the most beautiful beaches in Vietnam. Surrender to the carefree island life at The Anam Villas and relax with a cocktail or two at the Saigon bar after a fun-filled day of activities with the family.
Hong Kong – the perfect balance of city activities, culture and relaxation
With plenty of activities for all ages, Hong Kong is the perfect destination for satisfying all generations of travelers. Head to Sky100 Observatory for a gorgeous view of the city skyline; create lasting memories at Hong Kong Disneyland and gather the family for a sumptuous feast of Dim Sum. Centrally located in the heart of Hong Kong Island, Metropark Hotel Causeway Bay Hong Kong is the perfect spot to start your daily family adventures. With a stunning rooftop pool overlooking the scenic Victoria Harbour, the hotel boasts spacious family rooms for big groups. The hotel also provides complimentary shuttle bus service to Paterson Street, known for its large variety of mid-range boutique and popular streetwear brands.
Get your active wear on at Cebu, Philippines
One of the top tourist destinations in the Philippines, Cebu is a blissful hub of historic landmarks, modern day wonders and natural landscapes. Go on a hiking adventure to Sirao Peak or Mount Babag and drink in the magnificent vistas from the top. An insider’s tip from WorldHotels – go up the mountains at night to avoid the crowds, sweltering heat and watch the Metro Cebu glitter from the summit at night. Alternatively, take an easy day trip out of Cebu to the Esoy Hot Springs for a relaxing time with family or head to Oslob for a delightful afternoon swimming with the whale sharks. With the multitude of bustling activities all around, bai Hotel Cebu is the perfect place to wind down together at their spa and wellness center. Ideally located on the Mandaue City bayside, the striking bai Hotel Cebu is great for family leisure travelers. With offerings such as a 360-degree infinity pool, gym, and spa, the hotel is an oasis of relaxation after a busy day out.
Guangzhou – home of Cantonese cuisine for foodies of all ages
The perfect weekend destination for foodies, Guangzhou is famous for having the best food in China. In a city where the locals greet each other by asking if they have eaten, the food in Guangzhou will astound even the pickiest of eaters. Family travelers can spend a day at Liwan district, home to some of the oldest restaurants in Guangzhou, as well as the famous Qingping herbal medicine markets. For the best Dim Sum in Guangzhou, Dim Dou Dak is a hot favorite with locals and worth a visit over the weekend. White Swan Hotel, located in the cultural heart of Guangzhou at the scenic riverfront on historic Shamian Island, is also well known for its exquisite cuisine with six outstanding restaurants and bars. The iconic five-star hotel is a unique urban resort for savvy travelers and even has its own private pier for yachts. White Swan Hotel is a welcoming sanctuary from the bustling city.
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