Get that holiday feeling with one of these kid-friendly staycations – many of which are offering special hotel deals for 2021!
Have you ticked ‘book a staycation’ off your ‘new normal’ bucket list? Staying at a hotel with a family room (or family suite), a beautiful swimming pool, enjoying hotel breakfasts or high tea (and no cleaning up!), TV in bed, kids’ clubs… Beginning to like the sound of a staycation in Singapore yet? If you’d normally opt for a beach holiday, try a staycation on Sentosa. If your family usually goes on adventurous trips, try a staycation on a yacht, or near a veggie farm! Cultural trip lovers? Book a staycation near all the kid-friendly museums. Or if you’re looking to keep the rugrats entertained how about a staycation where your hotel has a superb kids’ club with pirate ships and slides or offers tickets to an indoor playground for free? Some of the best staycations in town have some great hotel deals on, including 1-for-1 deals and “stay 3 nights, pay 2 nights”, plus you should always see if there are good offers on klook.com before you book!
NB: Due to the heightened restrictions and safety distancing regulations, pools may have time slots to book in advance and a maximum capacity, or may be closed altogether. For ultimate peace of mind on your staycay you can check if your hotel of choice has been officially inspected and certified SG Clean here. Offers and hotel access are subject to change – always call ahead to check.
InterContinental Singapore has a terrific Family First Staycation package (from $300++) that’s guaranteed to get squeals of delight from the kiddos. You’ll get an in-room kids’ teepee (essential for den games and a special glamping experience); unlimited ice cream from 1pm to 5:30pm daily at The Lobby Lounge; a movie night in your room complete with a film of your choice from the hotel’s extensive movie library; and in-room popcorn and milkshakes. That’s not all though! The Family First Staycation includes breakfast for two adults and two children at Ash & Elm, as well as a three-course set dinner for two adults, a main course and dessert for two kids. The newly-launched Family Suites (pictured above) are super swish and comfy for the whole fam! When you book a Family Suite you’ll also get welcome and bathroom amenities for the kids. InterContinental has a pool and is located in Bugis, making it the perfect launchpad for checking out the nearby neighbourhood of Kampong Glam.
InterContinental Singapore, 80 Middle Road, Singapore 188966, Email: [email protected], Tel: (+65) 6338 7600, www.singapore.intercontinental.com/offers/family-first
A fun glamping style luxury children’s tent awaits at Sofitel Singapore City Centre. The Family Staycation package ($349) comprises a Luxury Room (for 2 adults and 1 kid under 12 years old) with themed teepee tents with comfy mattress, plus a luxurious breakfast in Racines, Afternoon Tea at 1864 Lobby Lounge for two adults and tea time snacks for junior. Don’t miss their 30-metre long infinity pool for an afternoon splash around!
Sofitel Singapore City Centre, 9 Wallich Street, Singapore 078885, www.sofitel-singapore-citycentre.com
Fancy treating yourself to a stay at the iconic renovated Raffles Hotel Singapore? Book ASAP as there is a hotel deal on for a complimentary night when you book (from $1,050++ for 2 nights including daily breakfast for two, a $100 dining credit, $50 Raffles Boutique credit and an exclusive History Tour).Or there’s the new Treasure of Raffles Stay & Play package featuring a virtual theatrical experience ‘The Curious Case of the Missing Peranakan Treasure’, a detective mystery filmed at Raffles hotel, directed by Hossan Leong.
Editor’s note: “We tried this experience and it was so fun! The kids loved the theatre show filmed using 360 degree VR cameras, which we watched in our suite. There was then a treasure hunt around the hotel grounds to find the missing jewel – what a wonderful way to appreciate the heritage here. The decor at Raffles is gorgeous with colonial architecture featuring lots of striking black and white, the rooftop pool is stunning (best for well-behaved or older kids as guests are mostly couples enjoying the peace), service is top-notch and breakfast taken at the Tiffin Room or alfresco courtyard is absolutely fantastic!”
The Stay & Play staycation (or daycation) package includes breakfast for two, two complimentary Singapore Slings, a gift from Raffles Boutique, exclusive 15% off at all Raffles-operated restaurants, bars and spa. Successful mystery solvers will receive a special Afternoon Tea Experience for two at The Grand Lobby (worth $156++).
Raffles Singapore, 1 Beach Road, 189673, Singapore, Tel: (+65) 6337 1886, www.rafflessingapore.com
PARKROYAL on Beach Road Room is just a hop, skip and jump from shopping and cafes on Haji Lane. Their affordable staycation packages (from $175 on Klook) come in a number of options, from F&B and spa benefits to dining credits equivalent to your room rates! According to reviews, the pool gets a thumbs up from many families and the restaurants come highly recommended too.
PARKROYAL on Beach Road, 7500A Beach Road, The Plaza, 199591 Singapore, www.panpacific.com
If you fancy a luxurious staycation right in the heart of the city so that you’re up close to the kid-friendly museums like National Gallery or Asian Civilisations Museum, take a look at Capitol Kempinski. Their Grand Deluxe Rooms are stunning and would be fit for a family staycation with kids. Plus there’s a fun glamping package with daily breakfast for up to two adults and two children, unlimited ice cream for the little ones, a kids’ sleeping tent, take-home kids’ sleeping bags, a Kempinski tote bag with kids’ activities, and dining privileges! There are lots of dining options nearby including 15 Stamford by Michelin-Starred Chef Alvin Leung, as well as more casual options too.
Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore, 15 Stamford Road, Singapore 178906, Tel: (+65) 6368 8888, www.kempinski.com/en/singapore/the-capitol-singapore
If your kids are big fans of Shangri-La Hotel’s kids’ club, buds by Shangri-La, and the outdoor Splash Zone complete with pirate ship, emptying buckets, water guns and slides, then consider a staycation at this hotel right near Orchard! The grounds are really lush – perfect for that picnic basket included in many of the staycation packages. We hear the Family Suites are amazing (those bunk beds will have your kids super excited!) and the spa is really worth checking out while the kids are entertained at the kids’ club. The Fun Family Playcation package is surprisingly affordable from just $298 and includes daily buffet breakfast for a family of four, $100 dining credits per stay, playtime at buds by Shangri-La and Splash Zone! They also have other offers which include experiences at Gardens by the Bay and Singapore Zoo.
Shangri-La Hotel Singapore, 22 Orange Grove Road, Singapore 258350, Tel: (+65) 6737 3644, www.shangri-la.com/singapore
Read more about the Shangri-La staycation here.
Fairmont has beautiful rooms, a big pool, a spa, and a kid-friendly afternoon tea option at Anti:Dote! Their Glamp-cation package has all the usuals – breakfast for the family, a tent and welcome amenities for kids – while the Sustainable Staycation offer includes an Aquaponics Farm tour that’ll be fun for kids! There’s also the Upsized Staycation, which lets kids stay for free with breakfast included! The offer includes $150 worth of credits and vouchers and an extra bed for kids (or if you need more space, book your second room at 50% off!). With Mother’s Day coming up (drop some serious hint bombs to whoever will listen!), there’s a Mum-cation offer which includes breakfast in bed, a 90 minute massage, Anti:Dote tea for 2 and more, available from $435++.
Fairmont Singapore, 80 Bras Basah Rd, Singapore 189560, www.fairmont.com/singapore
While most hotels charge a premium for weekend bookings, Four Seasons charges less. Book your staycation for arrival on Friday, Saturday or Sunday and enjoy 18% off their room rates and daily breakfast for two. If you’re planning a staycay ahead of time, get 20% off bookings made at least 7 days in advance! No kids’ perks spotted at the moment, but we know Four Seasons is generally a kid-friendly favourite with its family pool (they also have one that’s adults-only) and tennis courts.
Four Seasons Hotel Singapore: 19o Orchard Boulevard, Singapore 248646, Tel: (+65) 6734 1110, www.fourseasons.com
Looking for a staycay with stunning views of Marina Bay? The Fullerton Hotel Singapore has a pool with unreal views over the water and we wouldn’t say no to sunset cocktails at Lantern Bar after a day sunbathing! The Family Glamping Package (from $750++) includes a glamping setup for the kiddos with sleeping bags while parents will get a complimentary Fullerton Merlion cocktail and in-house spa offer!
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178, Tel: (+65) 6733 8388, www.fullertonhotels.com
Fullerton Bay Hotel has a Family Funtastic staycation package which includes ice cream passes and colouring activity sets for the kids, and 20% off spa treatments for mamas and dads! There’s also a range of complimentary activities from joining a Fullerton Farm Tour to feeding koi fish and free monument or maritime tours for a cultural twist to your stay.
Fullerton Bay Hotel, 80 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049326, Tel: (+65) 6333 8388, www.fullertonhotels.com
Mum and dad may be happy with a staycation that involves relaxing in the hotel room and pool time but if your kids need proper entertainment, check out Mandarin Oriental’s Kids Stay Free deal! It includes tickets to ArtScience Museum’s Future World exhibition or a 3-hour play session at Kiztopia indoor playground at Marina Square. The price for the deal is from $388 per night and you’ll also get breakfast for four, late check out at 4pm and more.
Mandarin Oriental Singapore, 5 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039797, Tel: (+65) 6338 0066, www.mandarinoriental.com
If Marina Bay Sands has been on your bucket list thanks to their gorgeous infinity rooftop pool, consider a staycation here over the holidays! The hotel has multiple Family Room configurations plus it’s good knowing all the shops and restaurants at MBS Shoppes are on hand for treating the kids to milkshakes at Yardbird and Black Tap or dim sum at Din Tai Fung. Do note that as with many hotels listed here, you’ll need to book an hour slot at the pool so do that early to avoid disappointment (plus we understand kiddo swim time is only during the day to allow for quieter swims in the evening). Their STAR WARS Identities package includes a complimentary room upgrade, early check in from 12pm and 2 tickets to the popular new STAR WARS Identities: The Exhibition!
Marina Bay Sands Singapore: 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956, Tel: (+65) 6688 8888, www.marinabaysands.com
Oasia Hotel Downtown is offering an attractive rate of $460 nett for 3 nights! The hotel is beautifully covered with real plants and has plenty of tropical greens dotted all around the common areas. We love its open-air lobby on Level 12, with a sprawling open space where kids can run around. The infinity pool isn’t kid-friendly, but you can head up to the other pool on the rooftop which will be much suited for families (and with a restaurant nearby having some nibbles after swimming makes it easier!). The Marmalade Pantry on the ground floor does a decent breakfast and afternoon tea too.
Oasia Hotel Downtown, 100 Peck Seah Street, Singapore 079333, www.oasiahotels.com
Five-star hotel Ritz-Carlton Millennia offers a Ritz Kids Night Safari staycation glamping package (from $550++, valid until 30 December 2021), which includes an in-room tent for the little ones to snuggle up in, activity sheets, and edible goodies. Breakfast for two adults and two kids is also included in the package.
The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore, 7 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039799, www.ritzcarlton.com
15. The Warehouse Hotel: Staycation by the Singapore River
If staying in one of the oldest properties in Singapore (built in 1895 to be exact!) tickles your fancy, The Warehouse Hotel is right up your alley. You’ll be wowed by the beautiful beamed ceilings and chic interiors at the hotel lobby, and the rooms are so charming you won’t want to leave! If you do want a bit a of fresh air, take a walk along the Robertson Quay area and check out one of the many fab cafes and restaurants nearby. You can also head up to the rooftop pool, but note that it’s a little on the small side and doesn’t have a slide. Not all rooms have bathtubs, but they will provide kid-friendly amenities such as a small kids’ tub and toiletries upon request (subject to availability).
The Warehouse Hotel, 320 Havelock Road, Robertson Quay, Singapore 169628, www.thewarehousehotel.com
16. YOTEL Singapore: $15o hotel deal with Robot Butlers
Available for stays from Sunday – Thursday throughout April and May, YOTEL’s Stay Yo Way! (from $150++ per night with $150++ dining credits in value) promotion allows a choice between a complimentary second night or restaurant dining credits with every overnight booking. Stay in a smart cabin, get access to a luxurious outdoor swimming pool overlooking a poolside bar and restaurant and you’ll also be attended to by YOSHI and YOLANDA, two robots who will personally deliver anything you’ll need during your stay right to your room (the kids will love this!).
YOTEL Singapore, 366 Orchard Road, Singapore 238904, www.yotel.com/en/hotels/yotel-singapore
Booking a staycation on Sentosa right next to one of the best beaches in Singapore gives your staycay that extra holiday feel – especially with these hotel deals thrown in. Plus when you get tired of the beach and pool (as if!) there are always attractions like Universal Studios and S.E.A. Aquarium nearby!
Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa has a lustworthy pool, a spa and is just a short walk from the beach. Families with younger kids can ask for connecting rooms for peace of mind (and peace in general!). Take advantage of the special kids’ club where your little ones can enjoy 45 minutes of interactive activities like storytelling, crafts and games (while mum and dad hit the spa). Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa has a package for $388++/night for a family of four with complimentary meals, daily kids’ activities, and access to bicycle usage.
Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa, 2 Bukit Manis Road Sentosa, Singapore 099891, Tel: (+65) 6708 8310, www.sofitel-singapore-sentosa.com
This resort has it all: beach access, children’s swimming pool complete with water slide, water sports and more. The Rasa Family Fun staycation is from $435++ per night for a family of 2 adults and 2 kids, and includes breakfast, access to Nestopia (their amazing outdoor playground near Trapizza), daily dinner at Silver Shell Cafe and use of water sports facilities! Currently they also have a Sentosa Sailing bundle (from $621) which includes a 2.5h Fun Sail past Singapore’s city skyline and to the Southern Islands! How’s that for an awesome hotel deal?
Shangri La Rasa Sentosa, 101 Siloso Rd, 098970, Tel: (+65) 6275 0100, www.shangri-la.com/en/singapore/rasasentosaresort
Capella is always a hot favourite when it comes to choosing a staycation in Singapore. This luxe hotel boasts three pools (some of them adult only and modest in size) and 30 acres of lush greenery with access to Palawan Beach. Hotel deal alert: click here for 20% off the best available rate plus other benefits like $100 dining credits.
Capella Singapore, 1 The Knolls, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098297, www.capellasingapore.com
Stunning swimming pool with a water slide to entertain the kids? Check! The rooms at W Singapore – Sentosa Cove may not be the most spacious or kid-friendly, but they do offer Twin set-ups that can sleep a family of four.
W Hotel Singapore – Sentosa Cove, 21 Ocean Way, Singapore 098374, www.marriott.com/hotels/travel
If you haven’t checked out the relatively new Barracks Hotel Sentosa by Far East Hospitality, now could be a good time. The luxurious resort housed in a 1904 colonial building has 40 well-designed guestrooms. Select rooms on the ground floor for direct access to the pool.
The Barracks Hotel Sentosa, 2 Gunner Ln, Sentosa island, 099567, Tel: (+65) 6722 0802, www.thebarrackshotel.com.sg
The 26-room ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove may not boast a beach but it does have sea views and plenty of yachts to ogle (find out how to rent a yacht here!). There’s also a pool, kids’ playground and tennis courts.
ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove, 11 Cove Drive, Sentosa Cove, #01-01, Singapore 098497, Tel: (+65) 6305 6988, www.one15marina.com
Amara Sanctuary is famous for its Couple Suites which offer direct access to the infinity lap pool and jacuzzi, giving you a relaxed ‘Bali villa’ feel! Apart from the stunning room options, we love that they have Club Tiny, a kids’ programme that includes interactive games and fun activities designed for young travellers. The Club Tiny experience begins in the family suite, where the space is Safari-themed and an in-room Teepee bed is set up with fun Club Tiny Welcome Packs included.
Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa, Larkhill Road, Sentosa Island, Singapore 099394, sentosa.amarahotels.com
The Equarius Hotel and Hotel Michael have deluxe rooms available and they are offering a 3 day 2 nights package in the choice of either Resorts World Sentosa Hotel with daily breakfast for two and two S.E.A. Aquarium adult one-day tickets, two Universal Studios Singapore tickets $50 F&B dining credit and more.
Equarius Hotel and Hotel Michael, 8 Sentosa Gateway, 098269, www.rwsentosa.com
Are you missing diving or snorkelling in open waters? Maybe you usually holiday in the Maldives or closer to home at Rawa? It’s not quite the same but you can admire the beautiful marine life from one of eleven exclusive Ocean Suites at Resorts World Sentosa. Not open for bookings just yet, so keep your fingers on the buzzers when they do. In the meantime lust over these mega two-storey townhouses that boast a lower level looking out on the world’s largest aquarium!
Ocean Suites, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269, www.rwsentosa.com/en/hotels/ocean-suite
If you haven’t tried a Cruise to Nowhere yet, here’s your chance with an amazing offer that beats many hotel deals: 50% off every guest and kids sail free! Royal Caribbean has plenty to do on board, from the many kid-friendly activities like rock-climbing, bumper cars and the popular North Star ride which gives you a 360º views over 90m above sea level to nightly theatre shows and more. You will have to take a swab test before boarding, but we heard it’s generally a fuss-free experience!
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!
Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore, 11 Laguna Golf Green, Singapore 488047, www.dusit.com/dusitthani-laguna-singapore
Yes you can actually charter a yacht overnight in Singapore while floating on the seas! Valencia Yachts offers yacht rental in Singapore with several magnificent catamarans to choose from (from $1,100). There are options for an overnight stay so you and the fam (max 5 guests) can pretend you are really on holiday at sea with your own friendly captain and experienced crew to keep you safe.
Valencia Yachts, ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove, Singapore, 11 Cove Drive, #01-01, Sentosa Cove, Singapore 098497, Tel: (+65) 9383 0098, www.valenciayachts.com
Villa Samadhi is a chic black-and-white hidden away in Labrador Nature Reserve. A stay here will truly feel like a jungle paradise away from the city hubbub. There is no big hotel pool here so this spot is better for a date staycation for couples only. A few rooms do have a small private plunge pool more to cool off after sunbathing. Sip evening cocktails and have dinner at the Thai restaurant Tamarind Hill on your doorstep. Apart from that, it’s just jungle walks in Labrador Park, the birds and peace.
Villa Samadhi, 20 Labrador Villa Rd, Singapore 119193, www.samadhiretreats.com
This is as back to nature as you’re likely to get in Singapore. These very, very rustic villas and family suites are located in the Kranji countryside close to nature park Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserve. There are usually pony rides, and the pool was closed last we checked but best to call ahead. However you can go prawning or check out nearby Bollywood Veggies!
Gallop Kranji Farm Resort, 10 Neo Tiew Lane 2, Singapore 718813, Tel: (+65) 6898 9228, www.gallopresort.com
So are you excited about your staycay now? Which one of these hotel deals are you going to pick for the upcoming holidays?