These hotels that are upping the ante on culturally-enriching children’s programs to teach kids about the local culture and customs of the destination.
From making and flying traditional Thai Chula and Pakpao kites in Thailand like local Thai youngsters to learning local dances and weaving traditional costumes, these culturally rich activities deepen children’s understanding, appreciation and connection to the local culture.
- Rosewood Phuket (pictured) The hotel’s recently launched Rosewood Explorers kids program inspires cultural curiosity, creativity and social responsibility through fun, adventure and hands-on activities. From friendship bracelet weaving on a traditional Thai loom, to Thai martial arts practice, to an outdoor adventure scavenger hunt to find indigenous flowers and plants, the hotel offers an extensive selection of immersive and engaging activities that teach children about the destination’s local environment and heritage.
- Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa (New Mexico, U.S.): Located partially on a Native American Pueblo, the resort’s children’s program is heavily influenced by the native customs and heritage. Here, kids can create their own sand paintings, play Native American games, and explore the Rio Grande River on a guided stroll of the Bosque. The hotel also offers family activities including Pueblo pottery making, adobe brick making and Native American stories under the stars.
- At L’Apogée in Courcheval, the hotel’s youngest guests are introduced to the scents and flavors of the local Savoyard produce through culturally engaging activities such as custom perfume design and local chocolate and candy making lessons. The kid’s club concierges can also arrange a traditional dog sled ride for kids.