10 October 2023

Pack your bags for an activity-filled family vacation in Vietnam

| Rama Gaind
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This tropical beachfront paradise on Vietnam’s central coast is one of the highlights for families staying at Danang Marriott Resort & Spa. Photo: Supplied.

Exciting, inspiring and educational! What more could you ask of a holiday destination?

Whether on holidays at home, interstate or overseas, finding ways to keep children educated and entertained can sometimes be a challenge.

Coming to the rescue – with alacrity – are hospitality experts at the Danang Marriott Resort & Spa, the tropical beachfront paradise on Vietnam’s stunning central coast. The team has crafted an extensive selection of learning experiences, adventures and excursions to keep everyone fully engaged throughout the stay.

Parents and children are invited to embark on immersive experiences on this coast, including cultural excursions, natural adventures, sporting activities, arts, crafts and more.

Hoi An

Hoi An, an ancient town, is a charming UNESCO World Heritage site with historic shophouses and cobbled streets. Photo: Supplied.

With comfortable accommodation, wonderful facilities and immersive activities, all surrounded by the natural and cultural wonders of central Vietnam, we were able to discover new skills and gain fresh insights that could potentially evolve into a lifelong passion.

Nature-lovers can take a guided Wildlife Walk through the Son Tra Nature Reserve, a breath-taking coastal forest that rises to 700 metres above sea-level and showcases spectacular views of the ocean. This ecological paradise is home to many rare species of birds, butterflies and primates, including the critically endangered red-shanked douc langurs, which could be spotted along the way.

The culture seekers will be intrigued with the Marble Mountain – Hoi An Ancient Town tour that covers some of Central Vietnam’s most intriguing destinations.

Active families can climb the stone stairs of the Marble Mountains and soak up panoramic views of the countryside, before visiting Huyen Khong cave and a stone carving village. A short drive then transports one to Hoi An, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed port town which is famous for its elegant cobbled streets, historic shophouses and iconic Japanese Covered Bridge.

Families have endless opportunities to unwind together at Danang Marriott Resort & Spa. Photo: Supplied.

For those families who love the outdoors, embark on a Hoi An Eco Tour, which takes in a water coconut forest where kids will love learning how to paddle a bamboo basket boat. Having donned a traditional nón lá (conical hat) and farm clothing, adventure seekers will then take a trip to Tra Que herb village where they can help farmers plant their organic produce and take a tour of the gardens, before soaking their feet in a relaxing herbal water bath. A rice paper making session and cooking class will then teach everyone how to craft authentic Vietnamese food, before tasting their own dishes.

The resort also offers a wide variety of onsite activities for children. Philips Cao, the resort’s engaging recreation supervisor, presents a choice of fun sessions. Youngsters can choose from cooking classes such as cupcake decorating, spring roll making and smoothie blending, artistic workshops including bracelet making and conical hat painting, or outdoor activities like beach walks, aerobics and swimming lessons.

As resort general manager Piotr Madej reiterated: family vacations are truly priceless experiences, providing unique opportunities for children to try exciting new activities and learn different skills.

“At Danang Marriott Resort & Spa, parents can rest assured that their little ones will never complain about being bored! Our extensive selection of recreational classes and local excursions will ensure that every family can create memories that last a lifetime.”

Be indulgent. Sign up for M Passport, which is the Marriott Hotel’s signature kids program where children can join inspiring activities that enhance their body, mind and heart, collect a stamp for each activity and get fun treats along the way.

Be sure to inquire about the M Passport package specials if you are lucky enough to visit Vietnam’s tropical beachfront paradise!

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