The second Sunday in May is when most people around the world thank the most important member of the family – Mother. Although Thai people actually celebrate Mother’s Day on their Queen’s birthday in August; there are still plenty of ways to treat international Mum’s to something extra special this May 10th.
Whether you are 13 or 30, Mother’s Day is an important opportunity to treat your mum to something special and make sure she feels truly appreciated.
If you are vacationing as a family at one of Thailand’s luxurious private villas, the location will be a treat in itself, and you can also add a few extra surprises to the day, whether it’s breakfast in bed or the gift of a hand woven silk scarf.
Whether you officially celebrate Mother’s Day in May, or just want to arrange something special to show you care, below are a few ideas to put a smile on your Mum’s face during a villa holiday.
Being a mum is hard work, which is why a good babysitter often comes in handy when mum needs a break. Families that have travelled to Thailand’s with siblings old enough to take care of little brothers and sisters are lucky enough to have wonderful babysitters already close at hand. If not, it’s easy to hire a professional babysitter with the help of your villa manager, giving mum some time to relax and enjoy the vacation
Most mums like nothing more than to be pampered. Thoughtful children (perhaps with the help of their dad) could book a massage or spa therapist to come to the private villa to provide a luxurious private spa session. Holiday destinations like Koh Samui and Phuket are also home to an array of exquisite day spas in stunning natural locations with a wide selection of relaxing treatments to sooth away the stress and strain.
Say it with Flowers
While mum is out shopping, the family can arrange with the villa manager for the property to be filled with flowers upon her return. Villa managers are a mine of knowledge and will happily recommend the best local shops, including the best local florists, and tropical blooms are surprisingly affordable in Asia when compared to most other parts of the world.. For travellers that want to do things the Thai way, draping mum with a traditional Thai flower garland is another unforgettable Mother’s Day gesture. Local garlands generally use jasmine and smell wonderful. The villa staff can easily source them at the local market.
Older kids may want to arrange a special evening for both mum and dad to enjoy during their holiday. Once again, this may involve a little help from the villa manager or even the in-house chef who can be asked to whip up a culinary masterpiece for Mum and Dad to enjoy on a specially dressed table just metres from the lapping waves.
Dream Come True
Holidays are great time for wishes to come true and children can show their mother some extra love by granting her a special wish during their family vacation. If she enjoys a morning walk on the beach, for example, you can set the alarm clock a little early on Mother’s Day to join her for a stroll in the surf. If she likes a lie-in as much as you do, then Mother’s Day is the perfect time to have the staff prepare a delicious breakfast and serve it in bed alongside a beautiful bouquet of local flowers.