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 second room at 50% off, 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.
1. Sofitel Singapore City Centre: Glamping Staycation in Singapore
A fun glamping style luxury children’s tent awaits at Sofitel Singapore City Centre. The Do Good With The Family staycation package $489 nett (weekend)/$419 nett (weekday) 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 and dinner at Racines for two adults and a child. Fancy a staycation without junior? The Stay For Good couple’s staycation package is $479 nett (weekend)/ $409 nett (weekday) and includes a luxurious breakfast and Afternoon Tea at 1864 Lobby Lounge for 2 adults. 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
2. Raffles Singapore: up to 20% off advanced bookings
Fancy treating yourself to a stay at the iconic renovated Raffles Hotel Singapore from $1,050++ for 2 nights (until 30 October) including daily breakfast, a $100 dining credit, and an exclusive History Tour! Or check out the Treasure of Raffles Stay & Play package, now on till 29 September 2021, featuring a virtual theatrical experience ‘The Curious Case of the Missing Peranakan Treasure’, a detective mystery filmed at Raffles hotel, directed by Hossan Leong. 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 colonial architecture is striking, 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
3. 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 $212 on their website) 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
4. 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 Family “Glampkation” 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
5. Shangri-La Hotel Singapore: Hotel Deal 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 from $418 includes daily buffet breakfast for a family of four, $100 dining credits per stay, playtime at buds by Shangri-La and Splash Zone!
Shangri-La Hotel Singapore, 22 Orange Grove Road, Singapore 258350, Tel: (+65) 6737 3644, www.shangri-la.com/singapore
Read our review on the Shangri-La staycation!
6. 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!).
Fairmont Singapore, 80 Bras Basah Rd, Singapore 189560, www.fairmont.com/singapore
7. Four Seasons Hotel Singapore: 50% off a second room, 20% off Advance Bookings
Have a blast on a galactic space odyssey with Four Seasons’s Galactic Family Adventure package – kids will enjoy a space-themed activity kit and treats, a customised “sleep pod” space tent with daily breakfast for a family of four, early check-in, late check-out and much more included. You can even enjoy a second room at 50% off! 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!
Four Seasons Hotel Singapore: 19o Orchard Boulevard, Singapore 248646, Tel: (+65) 6734 1110, www.fourseasons.com
8. 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! They’ve currently got a number of awesome family-friendly staycation offers, including The Perfect Staycation package with rates starting from $300++ with complimentary breakfast for the whole fam, $120 F&B credits, complimentary upgrade to the next room category and late check-out! There’s also The Family Glamping Package (from $750++) which includes a glamping setup for the kiddos with sleeping bags while parents will get a complimentary Fullerton Merlion cocktail and an in-house spa offer.
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178, Tel: (+65) 6733 8388, www.fullertonhotels.com
9. 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
10. 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 $398 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
11. 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 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).
Marina Bay Sands Singapore: 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956, Tel: (+65) 6688 8888, www.marinabaysands.com
12. Oasia Hotel Downtown: Stay 3 Nights, Pay for 2 Hotel Deal
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
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
14. 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 charming! If you do want a bit 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 tiny (so this hotel may be more for adults than kids)! 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
15. 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!
16. Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa: Staycation by the Beach & Free Bikes
Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa has a lustworthy pool (were hear it is currently under renovation so call ahead before you book to check!), 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 $458++/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
17. 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!
Shangri La Rasa Sentosa, 101 Siloso Rd, 098970, Tel: (+65) 6275 0100, www.shangri-la.com/en/singapore/rasasentosaresort
18. 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. 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
19. 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. Their Happy Days package (from $699) gives you daily breakfast for up to 2 adults and 2 children (12 years old and under) and all-day, all-inclusive kids’ meals for children (when dining with an adult at the kitchen table or In-Room Dining only)!
W Hotel Singapore – Sentosa Cove, 21 Ocean Way, Singapore 098374, www.marriott.com/hotels/travel
20. The Barracks Hotel Sentosa: Staycation by the Sea
If you haven’t checked out the relatively new Barracks Hotel Sentosa by Far East Hospitality, it couldn’t be a better 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
21. 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!), which are enough to make you feel like you’re not in Singapore! Their Family First Staycation from $345++ for non-members gives you bicycle usage, arcade tokens for the kids, board game rental and a semi-a la carte buffet breakfast for a family of four. 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
22. Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa: Villa Staycation with a ‘Bali’ feel
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 some family staycay packages available – from the Adventure Play package (with access to nearby ForestPlay) to the Family Getaway package, which includes accommodation of your choice, breakfast for two adults and one child and $80 F&B dining credits.
Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa, Larkhill Road, Sentosa Island, Singapore 099394, sentosa.amarahotels.com
23. Equarius Hotel and Hotel Michael: Staycations at RWS
With Halloween coming up, The Equarius Hotel is offering a Scary Sleepover Package from $298++ for families! It includes a Halloween-themed room and a Scare Package with two Halloween masks and treats. Top up a little more for the Scary Thrills Package which gives you a pair of tickets to Trick or Thrills at Universal Studios Singapore!
Equarius Hotel and Hotel Michael, 8 Sentosa Gateway, 098269, www.rwsentosa.com
24. 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.
Ocean Suites, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269, www.rwsentosa.com/en/hotels/ocean-suite
25. Royal Caribbean: 50% Off Every Guest + Kids Sail Free
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 (and so worth it for those endless ocean views)!
26. Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore: New Luxury Resort
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.
Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore, 11 Laguna Golf Green, Singapore 488047, www.dusit.com/dusitthani-laguna-singapore
27. 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
28. 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 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
29. 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, 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
30. InterContinental Singapore: Family First Staycation (Temporarily CLOSED)
InterContinental Singapore is currently operating as a Stay-Home Notice (SHN) facility and will be closed until further notice. InterContinental Singapore usually has a terrific Family First Staycation package 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.
InterContinental Singapore, 80 Middle Road, Singapore 188966, Email: [email protected], Tel: (+65) 6338 7600, www.singapore.intercontinental.com/offers/family-first
So are you excited about your staycay now? Which one of these hotel deals are you going to pick for the upcoming holidays?