Please could you give me some advice - we are a family with two young girls (3&6) and we are looking to travel somewhere for the Easter 2014 break with my parents who are in their late 60s and early 70s. My parents haven't haven't travelled a lot so they are very much looking forward to going somewhere other than the Canary Islands etc, somewhere a bit more exotic but not completely on the wild side either.
I have looked at Thailand but will it rain a lot in April? And will Songkran will a bit intimidating for my three and six year olds (random people chucking water at us)? Happy to experience a different culture but as I am planning this holiday I don't want it to end up being uncomfortable for my parents or children..
We thought of flying to Bangkok for a couple of days and then going to a resort. I found a nice resort in Koh Chang but then I learned that malaria medication is recommended for that island so not keen on that. Nice resorts in Koh Samui? We are looking at 3 or 4 star resorts that cater for children, have a beach location, international and local food and spa facilities.
Or have I got it wrong, maybe Thailand is not the right place for us in April? Is so, any other suggestions?
I would be grateful for your help!