The school holidays are almost here, and you run the risk of missing out on the hottest deals to the best destinations if you don’t act soon! If you’re having any problems deciding where to go in June with your family or where the best places are for June cuti sekolah 2019, we have your back with this handy guide to the top 10 places to go in June for cuti sekolah, including domestic & international destinations.
Domestic destinations for an affordable cuti sekolah 2019 holiday
Malaysia has some lovely options for family getaways lying in the sparkling blue waters of the surrounding seas.
What to do in Langkawi: It’s an excellent place for parents to take a second honeymoon, and the water is amazing, meaning both salt (the ocean) and fresh (the waterfalls). Excite the kids or make your partner swoon on the Langkawi Cable Car. After that, take a walk on an architectural marvel, the 125-metre Sky Bridge.
Where to stay in Langkawi: There are many resorts in Langkawi to choose from for your June cuti sekolah holiday trip. From the more affordable options like The Frangipani Resort and Spa to the family-friendly, luxury ones like The Danna.
2. Kota Kinabalu
KK, as it is affectionately known, is another wonderful local getaway where the busy family can spend time eating, resting and replenishing.
What to do in Kota Kinabalu: In addition to the beaches like Tanjung Aru and Manukan Island, intrepid travellers can head inland for glimpses of the amazing natural splendour of Borneo, while the more urban-inclined can enjoy lots of great makan. A family holiday to KK is not complete unless you went to an orangutan sanctuary. Try the world-famous Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Sanctuary.
Where to stay in Kota Kinabalu: Travellers rave about The Magellan Sutera, a luxurious base from which to launch your adventures and is near the airport. For a more affordable option, you can consider staying at The Klagan Hotel.
3. Kota Bharu
The capital of Kelantan is a short hop away from wherever you happen to be travelling from, and has enough to keep your loved ones busy for days.
What to do in Kota Bharu: Enjoy the architecture of the mosques and Istana Jahar, which houses a museum for learning and discovery. And for an escape from city life, head up to Temenggor Lake for some waterside idling.
Where to stay in Kota Bharu: Book a stay at the affordable Tune Hotel or if you have more to spend, try Renaissance Kota Bharu Hotel for a comfortable rest to recharge your weary soul.
What to do in Penang: Your whole family will have no problems finding some amazing street eats here in between bouts of bargain hunting, and in many of the alleys of old Georgetown you will discover charming street art. The colonial architecture is evocative of days long past.
Where to stay in Penang: Out of the 10 top Penang hotels to stay in, staying at the Tune Hotel Penang maybe a great affordable option for your cuti sekolah holiday trip.
One of Borneo’s cosiest cities, Kuching is a great place to unwind, and gives travellers convenient access to some of western Borneo’s best features.
What to do in Kuching: Submerge yourself in nature like Bako National Park and the nearby mountains like Gunung Santubong. Kuching is famous for its food, of course, and you’ll be able to eat to excess here.
Where to stay in Kuching: For a great hotel with convenient location & affordable pricing, try Abell Hotel which received great reviews from our travellers.
6. Bandung, Indonesia
Java’s second city, Bandung offers many opportunities for city fun and regional excursions to some of the natural wonders of the island, such as jungles and volcanoes.
What to do in Bandung: Families with children in tow can check out Trans Studio Bandung, an amazing theme park that will leave the kids breathless. Tangkuban Perahu is the local volcano, and is a great place to witness the majesty of nature up close. The city itself has lots of artistic and crafty learning experiences for families, such as learning to make a kite in one of the half-dozen workshops on Gang Sereh, or soak up Bandung’s creative life at Kampung Dago Pojok.
Where to stay in Bandung: There are many affordable places to stay in Bandung like the Sheo Hotel.
7. Bali, Indonesia
Bali is known as one of the top holiday destination for many travellers. The paradise offers many options for travellers including budget-friendly ones, perfect for your June cuti sekolah 2019 destination.
What to do in Bali: Hang out with some mischievous monkeys inside Ubud Monkey Forest, and stop by the emerald terraces of the local rice paddies on the way down. The temple of Uluwatu with its hypnotic Kecak Dance is another sight to behold, beloved by tourists for very good reasons. And of course, everyone comes for the seaside,to places like Mengiat Beach in Nusa Dua, a lovely white-sand stretch perfect for recuperation.
Where to stay in Bali: For a family-friendly option, you may consider staying at the Prime Plaza Hotel Sanur which is located near shopping areas and the beach. If you are more of a city-person, check out the Atanaya Hotel.
8. Krabi, Thailand
The slight rain might make Krabi’s “low season” in June, but in fact, you can have a high time there, especially with the beach, temple and elephants without the crowds!
What to do in Krabi: Beaches like Railay West are still beautiful, and the elephant camps are just as fascinating in the drizzle as in the sun. Visit sacred retreats like Tiger Cave Temple, a mountaintop retreat with jaw-dropping views of this green and verdant land.
Where to stay in Krabi: If you are looking for an affordable accomodation option in Krabi with good ratings, check out The White Pearl Hotel.
9. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City, or Saigon as it was once known, is Vietnam’s largest and most dynamic city.
What to do in Ho Chi Minh City: This is where you can see some fantastic old devotional architecture like the Notre Dame Cathedral, down some of the cheapest tastiest beer in the world (Bia Hoi), and squeeze into the claustrophobic Cu Chi Tunnels that helped the Vietnamese win the war. The Banh Mi and Pho is a must-try for all.
Where to stay in Ho Chi Minh City: For a comfortable place to stay, travellers speak highly of the Dragon Palace II Hotel.
10. Siem Reap, Cambodia
Cuti sekolah doesn’t mean it’s time to stop learning. Make use of the fun time for an educational holiday with a trip down memory lane. Siam Reap’s rich cultural history dates all the way back to year 802.
What to do in Siem Reap: Visit the Angkor Wat temples or Angkor National Museum when you’re there to truly experience a piece of Southeast Asian history. To truly immerse yourself in the zen of all things, head down to the Bayon Temple where if you are lucky, you will be able to see monks meditating. Just remember to head down in the late afternoon as the place is filled with tourists in the morning and early afternoon. If you feel like your family can stomach something adventurous (pun intended), the Bugs Cafe offers you exotic delicacies like tarantulas and silk worms!
Where to stay in Siem Reap: For an affordable holiday in June during cuti sekolah 2019, you can consider staying in the highly-rated River Bay Villa.
This article byNorina Masaki-Joyce was first published in Skyscanner.
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