Looking for staycays or family-friendly activities that no one else knows about? All these hidden gems accept SingapoRediscovers vouchers
Have you heard? The expiry date for the free $100 SingapoRediscovers vouchers given to Singaporeans has been extended to December 2021, instead of June! This way you have more time to plan out your ‘Singapolidays’ for the rest of the year. And while we know there are a lot of top favourites (you’ll find our top 30 family-friendly staycation picks here), we decided to list out some staycations and experiences that are a little under the radar, that you might have missed while scrolling sites like Klook, Globaltix and Trip.com (all of which accept the SingapoRediscovers vouchers). Keep reading for more ideas!
NB: Due to the heightened restrictions and safety distancing regulations, hotel pools may have time slots to book in advance and a maximum capacity, or may be closed altogether. Tours and attractions are also operating at reduced capacity. Offers and hotel access are subject to change – always call ahead to check.
1. The Clan Hotel
This brand new boutique hotel has just opened in March, but their Instagram is already buzzing with guests tagging the hotel showing off their experience! So make sure you check it out before it starts getting all booked up for the year. Located in Telok Ayer, The Clan Hotel boasts sophisticated interiors and modern furnishings in their rooms. We love the moody bathrooms (book one of their Grand Premier Rooms if you want a bath tub!), and the infinity pool and jacuzzi look perfectly inviting for an afternoon soak with the kids. They’ve got a number of great promotions going on right now from just $338/night (with the $100 SingapoRediscovers vouchers the price becomes so affordable!), with the option for breakfast for two and late checkout.
2. Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore
Thailand-based Dusit Thani has recently opened in Singapore! The wellness-focused urban resort is nestled within the grounds of the acclaimed Laguna National Golf & Resort Club. The pool is massive, and so far it looks like it’s one of the lesser-known staycation spots on the island. Just a heads up that it’s pretty secluded and there’s no other F&B nearby, so you’ll likely have to stay within the resort throughout your stay – but it shouldn’t be too hard because the place is fabulous and will surely make you feel like you’re in another country!
3. Duxton Reserve Singapore
Duxton Reserve Singapore is now open for staycations! The 49-guestroom boutique hotel is situated in Tanjong Pagar, within Chinatown where there’s plenty of dining and nightlife. Duxton Reserve Singapore was created within eight sustainably restored 19th-century shophouses and is designed by the renowned British interior designer, Anouska Hempel. You’ll be in for an eclectic, elegant surprise with the borrowed elements from Chinese, Malay and European cultures that are apparent in the hotel’s design. We love the dreamy interiors, although we must admit it’s more romantic than kid-friendly (but that’s not to say the kids won’t have a great time too!). Room rates begin from just $280/night for a Shophouse Room.
4. ONE15 Marina Club
Want to feel miles away from Singapore? Stay by the docks at ONE15 Marina Club in one of their spacious rooms and enjoy some great family-friendly perks – including free bicycle and board games rental, a fun kit for kids and $20 worth of arcade tokens with their Family Getaway package!
5. Oakwood Premier AMTD Singapore
If you want to get away from it all but still be within reach of cooking and washing facilities, check out Oakwood Premier AMTD. These serviced apartments have large, comfortable rooms equipped with a kitchen and washing machine (not available in all rooms) so it’s great for big families! Plus, the stunning outdoor infinity swimming pool gives you sweeping views of the city for the ultimate holiday feel.
6. Kayak Fishing Tour
Even if you’re not into fishing, we bet you’ll have a great time trying this! Kayak fishing gives you the chance to go just off Singapore’s coast on specialised leg-powered Hobie kayaks while you experience a thrilling way to fish with trained guides. Try this as a fun bonding activity with your kids, or make it an outing for the whole family!
7. Labrador Park Walking Tour with Seafood Buffet Dinner
A walking tour with food as the reward at the end? Count us in! This tour takes you on a guided tour of Labrador Park, complete with commentary on its history, the surrounds, and info on the gun batteries stationed in the park. We love that it concludes with a buffet meal at The Three Peacocks, an outdoor barbecue seafood and cocktail bar at Labrador Park.
8. Chinatown Murals Tour with Dinner and Singapore River Cruise
If you’ve always wanted to know more about the murals located along Chinatown, here’s a great local tour to try! Experienced guides will share more on the history of Singapore and the story behind each artwork, followed by dinner at a local restaurant where you’ll indulge in a fulfilling seafood or vegetarian dinner (with rave reviews!). The best part is, the tour ends with a bumboat ride for the Singapore River Experience. You’ll get to enjoy stunning evening waterside views of the Clarke Quay area as you cruise along the river! This is a great one for grandparents looking to try a fun activity with their grandkids, or a multi-generational activity the whole family can enjoy.
9. Kayaking Mangrove Exploration
Here’s one for adventurous, sporty kids! This 3-hour tour takes you along the Northern Coast of Singapore to explore the mangroves. It will also include a visit to Lower Seletar Reservoir (usually Sembawang Hot Spring Park, but it’s currently closed due to tightened restrictions until 30 May 2021).
10. Kampong and Farm Tour
This full-day tour is a great idea for families looking to fill up their entire day with something fun! All transport is included in this Kampong and Farm Tour of Hay Diaries Goat Farm, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Kok Fah Technology Farm, Upper Seletar Reservoir and Kampong Lorong Buangkok. You’ll get to enjoy fresh local produce at the farms, stroll along the scenic parks and explore Singapore’s last surviving kampong!