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 newly-launched Family First Staycation package (from $300++) that is guaranteed to get squeals of delight from the kiddos. You’ll get an in-room kids’ teepee (essential for that glamping experience and den games), unlimited ice-cream from the traditional ice-cream cart from 1pm to 5:30pm, daily at The Lobby Lounge, as well as movie night in your room complete with a film of your choice from the hotel’s extensive movie library with 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 one main course and dessert for two kids. The newly-launched Family Suites are super swish and comfy for the whole fam and when you book this offer you’ll also get kids’ bathroom amenities, and welcome kids’ amenities. InterContinental also has a pool and is located in Bugis, making it the perfect launchpad for checking out the nearby neighbourhoods of Arab Street and Kampong Glam. Book to stay from 27 November to 25 December 2020, and you’ll also get extra festive amenities including a gingerbread house making kit. For this offer, kids must be 12 years old or younger.
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. This affordable staycation package ($244.85 down from $668.50 on Klook only) comes complete with a Local Experience Workshop led by the hotel’s in-house Culinary Masters, free signature welcome drinks, and you’ll also get 25% savings at St. Gregory Spa.
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 Fun package ($333.89++) 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 and that holiday feeling.
Sofitel Singapore City Centre, 9 Wallich St, Singapore 078885, www.sofitel-singapore-citycentre.com
4. Four Seasons Hotel Singapore: Family Staycation with Pets!
A staycation at the Four Seasons Hotel Singapore can be enjoyed by the whole fam- pets included! The current staycay deals include receiving a third night free or get daily hotel credits equal to 30% off the room rate for use at the spa and restaurants, and as a bonus, kids under 4 eat free with a paying adult. Kid-friendly amenities such as children-sized bathrobes, plush toys, and age-appropriate activity kits will keep little ones entertained. There’s are two pools (one adults-only) and tennis courts too.
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 the Capitol Kempinski perfectly placed in the heritage district. 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 darlings, a kids’ sleeping tent, take-home kids sleeping bags, a Kempinski tote bag with kids’ activities, and 20% dining privileges! The main pool is under maintenance however they do have another pool available to guests. 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: 25% off Staycation in Singapore
Fancy treating yourself to a stay at the iconic renovated Raffles Hotel Singapore? This hotel may be better enjoyed as a staycation just for adults (there is a pool but the vibe is more demure here). There’s a 25% reduction off best available rates for residents, with a two nights’ stay until 30 June 2021. 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. Stay from Sundays to Wednesdays to enjoy a complimentary Afternoon Tea at The Grand Lobby for two. Kids amenities available on request.
Raffles Singapore, 1 Beach Rd, 189673, Singapore, Tel: (+65) 6337 1886, www.rafflessingapore.com
7. Shangri-La Hotel Singapore: Kid-friendly Staycation
If your kids are big fans of Shangri-La Hotel’s kid’s club Buds and the outdoor water splash pad 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 Family Adventures package from $428 includes daily buffet breakfast, $150 nett dining credits per stay, and playtime at buds by Shangri-La.
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: Mumcation Staycation with Sky-High Views
Fairmont has beautiful rooms, a big pool, a spa, and a kid-friendly afternoon tea option at Anti:dote! Fairmont’s Upsized Staycation Offer (from $305++ per room, valid till 30 December 2020 includes breakfast for two adults and up to two children, $150 credits voucher (which you can use at the stunning rooftop SKAI), and more. For a little more space, book your second room at 50% off. And if you are still looking for a gift (mama, if you are reading this – drop some serious hint bombs to whoever will listen), there’s a Mum-cation offer on which includes breakfast in bed, a 90 minute massage, Anti:dote! tea for 2 and more, available from $385*.
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 staycation package which includes ice cream passes and colouring activity sets for the kids, and a gingerbread cookie decoration workshop! 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: Nerf Action/Kiztopia + Staycation
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 the Mandarin Oriental’s staycation deal. Their Family Package includes tickets to the Nerf Action Xperience (3 hours) or Kiztopia indoor playground at Marina Square, which is right next door. 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
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 or dim sum at Yardbird, Black Tap and 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). Pop into ArtScience museum next door or just enjoy the evening lights and Singapore’s stunning skyline come nightfall.
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 2020), 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 pool is open but the kids’ arts room is closed for the moment.
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
Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa has a lustworthy pool, a spa and is just a hop skip and jump to 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 $538++/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
It looks like you might just be able to book a staycation at Shangri La Rasa Sentosa from 23 December onwards. This resort has it all, beach access, children’s swimming pool complete with water slide, water sports and more. The staycation named “Family Fun” is from $485++ per night for a family of 2 adults, 2 kids under 12 years old and includes access to Nestopia (their amazing outdoor playground near Trapizza), daily dinner at Silver Shell Cafe use of water sports facilities plus access to Toots Club and its organized activities for children, including lunch and dinner.
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 when you book this staycation before 17 December 2020.
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 $999). 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?
Given the current times do note that all offers are subject to change – this article is intended just for inspiration. Please always check with the hotel directly before booking.
Lead Image: Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore