"Welcome Home" written with ferns and orchid petals
We stayed at the Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa during the recent holiday. We liked it even before Kai came along and when it was newly launched. Although the rooms are visibly 'aging', we like it just as much now as it's family-friendly.
The (Karon) beach which is just across the road is nice and quiet; not touristy like what you'd get at Patong. The hotel has got a playground for kids, shallow pools that are great for toddlers, a water slide, toys they'd place at the poolside for families with kids, and staff bring out crayons and paper immediately when you sit down.
They even have a club house for kids. There are plenty of toys, but rather dead when we went. There was suppose to be some daily activities (free) for kids, which I was hoping Kai could participate in. Perhaps because we were the only ones there, the staff didn't bother to start a class. Kai didn't care; just as long as we brought him to the beach and let him eat ice cream everyday!