Get that holiday feeling without leaving the country with a night or more at one of these 26 kid-friendly staycations in Singapore — many of which are offering special deals for 2020!
Feeling glum that you aren’t able to go abroad for school holidays any time soon? While we feel ya, we reckon we could get pretty excited about a family staycation in Singapore if it means a break from the norm. Staying at a hotel with a family room (or family suite), a beautiful swimming pool, 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 are 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 Nerf Action or Kiztopia for free? Some of the best staycations in town have some great deals on like “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 safety distancing regulations pools may have time slots to book in advance and a maximum capacity. 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. Do note offers and hotel access is subject to change – always call ahead to check.
26 Best Singapore Staycations for Families with Kids: Hotels, Glamping, Resorts, and a Yacht!
1. InterContinental Singapore: Family First Staycation
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, and 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
2. PARKROYAL on Beach Road: Affordable staycation in Singapore
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
3. Sofitel Singapore City Centre: Glamping Staycation in Singapore
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
4. Four Seasons Hotel Singapore: 18% off Weekend Stays, 20% off Advance Bookings
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
5. Capitol Kempinski: Glamping Staycation near Museums
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
6. Raffles Singapore: Stay & Play
Fancy treating yourself to a stay at the iconic renovated Raffles Hotel Singapore? Previously we were of the opinion this hotel may be better enjoyed as a staycation just for adults, but the Treasure of Raffles Stay & Play package has proved it’s just as good for families! It includes breakfast for two, complimentary Singapore Slings for two, a satay platter at Raffles Courtyard, a complimentary gift from Raffles Boutique, exclusive 15% off at all Raffles-operated restaurants and bars, Raffles Spa and Raffles Boutique, and a complementary history tour with the hotel’s Resident Historian. Successful mystery solvers will receive an e-voucher for purchases at Raffles Boutique as well as a special Afternoon Tea Experience for two at The Grand Lobby (worth $156++) redeemable either during the stay or at a later time. The hotel is of course gorgeous with colonial architecture featuring lots of striking black and white. The suites are spacious, and the open verandahs make the perfect spot for Singapore Sling sipping. Kids amenities available on request.
Raffles Singapore, 1 Beach Road, 189673, Singapore, Tel: (+65) 6337 1886, www.rafflessingapore.com
7. Shangri-La Hotel Singapore: Kid-friendly Staycation with Indoor Playground
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.
8. Fairmont Singapore: Staycation Packages with Sky-High Views
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
9. The Fullerton Hotel Singapore: Glamping Staycation for kids
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
10. Fullerton Bay Hotel: Family Staycation with skyline views
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
11. Mandarin Oriental Singapore: Staycation + Kiztopia/ArtScience Museum
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
12. Marina Bay Sands Singapore: Infinity Pool Staycation + STAR WARS Identities
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 handy 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
13. Ritz-Carlton Millennia Singapore: Glamping Staycation for Kids
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
Booking a staycation on Sentosa right next to one of the best beaches in Singapore gives your staycay that extra holiday feel. 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!
14. Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa: Staycation by the Beach & Free Bikes
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
15. Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa: Staycation on the Beach
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!
Shangri La Rasa Sentosa, 101 Siloso Rd, 098970, Tel: (+65) 6275 0100, www.shangri-la.com/en/singapore/rasasentosaresort
16. Capella Singapore: Tropical Staycation
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. Click here for 20% off the best available rate plus other benefits.
Capella Singapore, 1 The Knolls, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098297, www.capellasingapore.com
17. Valencia Yachts: Stay overnight on a Yacht
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
18. W Singapore – Sentosa Cove: Staycation by the Sea
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
19. The Barracks Hotel Sentosa: Staycation by the Sea
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
20. ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove Singapore: Staycation by the Marina
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. Maximise your stay with the pay 2 nights, stay 3 nights deal available here.
ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove, 11 Cove Drive, Sentosa Cove, #01-01, Singapore 098497, Tel: (+65) 6305 6988, www.one15marina.com
21. Equarius Hotel and Hotel Michael: Staycations at RWS
The Equarius Hotel and Hotel Michael have deluxe rooms available and they are offering a 3 day 2 nights package in choice of 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
22. Glamping at Jewel: Overnight staycation in tents at Jewel Changi
How do you like the idea of glamping with a view of the iconic rain vortex at Jewel, Changi? Check out the new glamping staycations that are part of newly launched Changi Festive Village at Jewel and Changi airport. This sounds fun for the kiddos, but factor in that no meals are included and shower facilities are on a first-come, first-served basis. Check out all the deets here!
23. Villa Samadhi Singapore: Staycation in the jungle
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
24. Gallop Kranji Farm Resort: Rustic Staycation in Singapore
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 although not during Phase 2 and the pool is also currently closed. 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
Staycations to keep on your radar
25. Ocean Suites: Staycation Underwater
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
26. TreeTop Lofts: Staycation in a Treehouse
Fancy a treehouse staycation? Again this one is not quite ready for bookings but keep it on your radar for a stay with a difference. TreeTop Lofts comprise two one-bedroom lofts tucked away in a canopy of trees 12 metres above ground. Kind of like sleeping overnight in a treehouse – just an extremely luxe version of a treehouse! And in case you were wondering, you do get personalised butler service here, Madame.
TreeTop Lofts, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269, www.rwsentosa.com/en/hotels/treetop-lofts
So are you excited about your vacay staycay now? Which one are you going to pick for the holidays?