Our resort in Phuket had a great timetable of activities planned out for all ages every day for the month. We got the timetable on our first day of arrival upon check-in. The activities are grouped into children, teens, adults and families. For teens age 13 to 18 , they get to enjoy activities like Outdoor Social Football, X-Box Team Games and Scuba Diving in the main pool. For adults more than 19 years old, most of the activities are for the health conscious like the Aqua Tai Chi, Muay Thai Boxing, Aqua Aerobic Exercise and Mountain Bike Tour. Both age groups have their activities taking place either at the Health Club or under the sun. The Health Club is a 24 hours recreational center with sauna, plunge pool and whirlpool tub.
For children age 4 to 12 years old, they are involved in activities like Pirate Treasure Hunt, Cartoon Character Design and even Beach Clean Up on every Sunday’s morning. Most of these fun-filled activities will take place in the Kid’s Pavilion. This room is an area for toddlers and teens to play games and babysitting service by the staffs is also available. The Kid’s Pavilion is a child-friendly place located at level 1 of the resort. This paradise for kids and teens has a large play area, a very comfortable movie screening room with bean bags, a large number of toys and game consoles with decent collection of games.
Taking place within the resort, activities like Turtle Feeding Time and Batik Painting are catered for the whole family. Booking is made at the location of the conducted activities and some of the lessons requires a fee. So, do remember to take the activities timetable at the reception counters upon check-in.
Kayden got all his fun on the third day of our stay in JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa. He will be having his day getting his fingers messy with colours in the Kid’s Pavilion.
Started off early at 9:30am, Kayden has his first lesson called the Finger Painting. Using a painting palette which can hold up to 5 colours, children can coat their tiny fingers with colourful paint and drew their imaginations out on a piece of paper. The instructor started off showing how she coat her fingers with paint and drew out a lovely flower.
Wearing an apron, Kayden got Mummy to help him a little bit with his artwork. With the children in the class finger painting beautiful trees, colourful flowers and urban houses, Kayden drew his art piece … differently. I shall call his artwork an abstract art.
After the Finger Painting lesson, Kayden got his fun playing in the Kid’s Pavilion. From toy cars to the ABC puzzles, he was busy running here and there and mixing with other children. As for us, we just relaxed ourselves at the benches and watched him play.
The next activity after lunch sounds interesting. It is called the “Make A Mini Aquarium”. Initially, we thought this lesson was about decorating the plastic tank with pebbles, flowers and plastic aquarium fishes, just like a terrarium. Unfortunately our guess was wrong. This children activity was about finger painting of the sea onto a paper plate. The cut-out sea creatures and sea plants are then paste onto the paper plate. After which, the child can seal up their “aquarium”. I would say this is a very creative way of making your own “mini aquarium”.
In the early evening, we headed down near to the Health Club to catch the Turtle Feeding Time. Enclosed in a small protected area, there was a two year old turtle which weighs about 5kg and eats Japanese seaweeds grown within the resort. As the turtle was young and it’s eyes were not fully developed, feeding the turtle can be a challenge because it relies only on sound and smell.
To begin feeding, the staff needs to knock by the edge of the pool to attract the turtle’s attention. After which, the turtle will swim over and the staff will feed it with the Japanese seaweeds using a pair of chopsticks. This whole process took quite awhile because everyone were creating sound, making the turtle a little confuse. Hence, we need to quiet down.
We are not feeding the turtle with seaweeds. These are expensive stuff! Everyone will get to feed the turtle with food pellets.
Playing in the Kid’s Pavilion, attending in-house lessons and watching the baby turtle were not just a memorable experience for the children, but parents too. Personally, I like the children activities because the instructors were professional, creative and patient. The Turtle Feeding Time was a good exposure, but due to the large crowd, we did not manage to feed turtle.
Address of my stay
JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa
231 Moo 3 Mai Khao