Chinese New Year has become another golden week to go on holiday, with 6.5 million Chinese tourists travelling overseas during this time in 2018. 2019’s Year of the Pig is set to be a prime time for families across China and Hong Kong to celebrate with extraordinary overseas trips with loved ones.
With multi-generational travel set to be a strong trend for the Chinese New Year period in 2019, this year ROBINSON unveils inspiring signature intergenerational experiences, throughout Southern East Asia tailored for Chinese New Year travellers.
ROBINSON Club Resorts offer an extensive range of activities to fit every family’s travelling needs, from the young and adventurous to those looking for a more relaxed private trip, all whilst providing beautiful exotic holiday experiences. With all-inclusive or full board food and sport packages available in 23 club resorts all over the world, ROBINSON offers the solution to hassle-free Chinese New Year holidays, with feasts from a variety of cuisines, alongside fun activities for all the family.
Throughout Chinese New Year, guests at ROBINSON Club Noonu are invited to experience a special celebratory New Year’s dinner, serving traditional Chinese cuisine to begin the Year of the Pig with good fortune. A selection of luxury prizes are also available to win throughout the holiday season, by entering the New Year tombola. With prizes including luxury champagne, specialty restaurant vouchers and a beautiful candlelit beach dining experience.
ROBINSON Club Maldives will prepare a scrumptious Chinese-style feast, presented in the main restaurant Das Edel on February 4. Offering traditional dishes such as Crispy Hoisin Duck, Yangzhou Style Fried Rice with Chicken and Baby Shrimp along with Festive Moon Cakes to finish, the restaurant will adapt the Asian style shared dining, serving all dishes to large tables. With customary Chinese New Year decorations brightening the mood around the restaurant, diners will enjoy fortune cookies and small New Year gifts, followed by an entertaining dance act to end the evening. An additional Asian-style barbeque buffet is available in the main restaurant for guests who prefer something a little more relaxed.
While ringing in the Chinese New Year in Thailand at ROBINSON Club Khao Lak, guests will be treated to a traditional sunset Chinese Lion Dance in the Beach Bamboo, showering good luck and prosperity on guests. Lifting spirits in the lobby, a tasteful Chinese sakura tree will be on display and guests will be encouraged to hang their paper wishes for 2019 on each branch of the tree. All taking place on 5thFebruary, a Chinese-style array of buffet dishes will be served in the main restaurant followed by a pulsating Chinese dance performance at the Main Bar.
Best for Families with Kids – ROBINSON Club Khao Lak (Thailand)
This ultimate family destination spans across 280,000m² of beautiful white, sandy beaches in the South of Thailand – one of the most popular destinations for Chinese tourists in 2018. With families in mind, the club resort provides all inclusive, highly personalised care for children and teenagers, along with fun facilities and activities. ROBY CLUB Classic offers daily childcare, a children’s playroom and an outdoor play area for ‘minis’ (aged 3-6), ‘maxis’ (aged 7-9) and kids (aged 10-12) to play under the care of professional staff. There is a host of child-friendly facilities including ROBS, the parent-free youth club for young adults and the ‘Babyset package’ with young baby facilities added to your room and childcare included.
With varied sports and games available throughout the resort, most of which are already included in each holiday package, fun is always at the forefront. Guests of all ages can choose from football, beach volleyball, water polo and archery, or water sports such as stand-up paddle-boarding or kayaking.
With Full Board Made by ROBINSON available in the outdoor terrace restaurant, along with three additional gourmet options, this relaxing beachside resort offers the ultimate choice for a family Chinese New Year meal.
Best for Intergenerational Families – ROBINSON Club Noonu (Maldives)
ROBINSON Club Noonu offers a Maldives experience like no other. The perfect island getaway this February, the family-friendly beach resort provides a variety of holiday experiences perfect for relatives of all ages. Family rooms have been carefully designed for the biggest, or smallest of groups. Situated directly on the beach, with outdoor lounge areas and beautiful sea view rooms, the double villas are suitable for up to six adults. Complete with connecting doors and two large bathrooms with a bathtub and outdoor shower, the spacious rooms offer luxury like no other.
Sure to get every family member moving, ROBINSON’s signature ‘Sportstainment’ program combines sports, games and all things fun. Whether guests choose to dive over the impressive Noonu Atoll, play volleyball on the spectacular white sandy beach, or participate in a game of urban golf through the resort, ROBINSON Club Noonu offers something for everyone this Chinese New Year.
Best for Active Families with Adult Children – ROBINSON Club Maldives
The Maldives is an ideal location for water sports of all types and ROBINSON Club Maldives in Gaaf-Alif-Atoll is surrounded by beautifully secluded seascapes, inviting guests to experience an underwater world like nowhere else. Courses available in the resort include everything from surfing and sailing, to diving and water skiing. This paradise, surrounded by virtually untouched coral reefs, is a fantastic destination for adrenaline-loving adventure seekers. With 121 guest rooms spanning 107,000m² of the resort’s beautiful grounds, ROBINSON Club Maldives has plenty of room for down-time. Secluded islands in the middle of the Indian Ocean, amazing clear blue waters and white beaches all make up the perfect holiday for adult families looking to spend time together while relaxing this New Year holiday.