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Paradise is but a short drive away… (With the Kids!)

Looking to get away without going too far away? Have your pick from these luxurious hotel stays that’ll get you wonderfully rested and recharged in just 24 hours!


Family Getaway – Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa

Fun comes in two packages at this boutique resort of 140 rooms, suites and villas. The first is a fussfree experience with the Sentosa Fun Pass (from $340), where a family of three can enjoy pristine beaches, a buffet breakfast and play at three exciting attractions of their choice on Sentosa Island. Alternatively, bond as a family with the Port of Lost Wonder package (from $290), featuring complimentary entry into Singapore’s first kids’ club by the beach. The resort also organizes daily activities, including ice-cream fiestas and buggy tours to explore every corner of the resort.

At 1 Larkhill Road, Sentosa Island, Tel: 6825 3886, www.sentosa.amarahotels.com


Grand Escape – Goodwood Park

Goodwood Park Hotel, which sits conveniently at the edge of the buzzing city centre, has retained much of its heritage which dates back to the 1900s. It’s a hop, skip and jump away from Orchard Road if you want to do a spot of shopping, but the hotel is secluded and surrounded by lush gardens if you just want to escape it all. Book the Deluxe Poolside Room which has a small patio leading directly to the pool, and for deals, don’t miss the SG50 Great Singapore Sale offers online.

At 22 Scotts Road, Tel: 6730 1811/1844, www.goodwoodparkhotel.com


Urban Retreat – Four Seasons Singapore

Once they’re in, they won’t want to leave the Four Seasons with its kid-friendly amenities. At the pool, they can enjoy games, toys and a yummy kids’ menu; and back in the room, they’ll be treated like VIPS with their own kiddy-sized bathrobes and slippers. Plan a day out using the “Kids Activities Around Town” brochure, or request for the babysitting service while you sneak out for cocktails at the cool One-Ninety Bar and Terraza by Javier de las Muelas.

At 190 Orchard Boulevard, Tel: 6734 1110, www.fourseasons.com

“I was so surprised to find this beautiful, relaxing hotel in such a busy area. From the amazing flower displays in reception to the relaxing spa on the third floor, the Four Seasons Singapore is a great place for a staycation – and it’s just 15 minutes away from my house!” -– Georgina Bullworthy


Back to Nature – Changi Cove Hotel

Take the kids for a getaway to Singapore’s east at the lush Changi Cove Hotel. It’s a stone’s throw away from Changi Beach, and besides enjoying a fun picnic by the shore, you can take in the sights at the Changi boardwalk along the coastline. The more adventurous will love a trip across to Pulau Ubin where you can explore on a bike, or make it an educational weekend with a tour of the Chek Jawa wetlands. Don’t forget to bring along the sunscreen!

At 351 Cranwell Road, Tel: 6922 6122, www.changicove.com


Cool Hangout – Hard Rock Hotel

Families love spending their weekends at this lively hotel. Hard Rock Hotel Singapore integrates five-star service with a bit of rock and roll attitude. The hotel’s centralized location means it’s just minutes away from some of Sentosa’s best attractions, including Universal Studios Singapore and the S.E.A. Aquarium (a must-visit). Or, you can just relax while they take part in the fun activities at the Kids’ Club ($12 per hour).

At 8 Sentosa Gateway, Resorts World Sentosa, Tel: 6577 8899, www.rwsentosa.com


Culinary Adventure – Intercontinental Singapore

This five-star hotel preserves Peranakan heritage in a shophouse-style setting, complete with top of- the-line amenities in each room. Delight in a luxurious experience with savoury Cantonese delights at Man Fu Yuan, fine Japanese dining at Chikuyotei, or a simple afternoon tea at the Lobby Lounge. The children will love an afternoon at the nearby MINT Museum of Toys (26 Seah St), and come bedtime, soothe them to sleep with a Straits Chinese-inspired bedtime story. Need a cold pint or a light supper, head to the pub-style Victoria Bar.

At 80 Middle Road, Tel: 6338 7600, www.ihg.com/intercontinental/hotels/gb/en/singapore/sinhb/hoteldetail


Feel Like Royalty – Marina Mandarin

With the colourful Singapore skyline as its backdrop, rooms at the Marina Mandarin feature warm lighting, floor-to-ceiling windows and marble bathrooms. The hotel is a quick walk away from a host of sights, dining venues and cool attractions, so if you’re unsure of what to do over the weekend, download the hotel’s e-guide to get an overview of what’s happening in the area.

At 6 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, Tel: 6845 1000, http://bit.ly/1kCEdYG


Underwater Experience – Ocean Suites

Located along one side of the Open Ocean habitatat the S.E.A. Aquarium, these one-of-a-kind suites offer an immersive aquatic experience to remember.The little ones will stay up all night as they ooh and aah over the 50,000 marine animals swimming past, while you will be pampered by the personalised butler service, plush furnishings and private relaxation corner.

At 8 Sentosa Gateway, Resorts World Sentosa, Tel: 6577 8899, www.rwsentosa.com


Luxe Living – Ritz Carlton

Reconnect with your spouse over a spa treatment or simply relax in the spacious rooms while the kids have a blast with the Ritz Kids programme. Perks include a welcome folder of activity books for the younger ones, a daily ice-cream pass for the Pool Bar, and if you’re celebrating a child’s birthday, there’ll be complimentary cake and a personalised Polaroid to commemorate the stay.

At 7 Raffles Avenue, Tel: 6434 5111, www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/Singapore/Default.htm


Fun in the Sun – Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa

This beachfront resort has always been a choice destination for families who love its island vibe and family-friendly atmosphere. Once you check in, you won’t need to move much further than the pools where the kids will have hours of fun. They’ll also get to play with others their age at three different activity areas – the Toots Club, Craft Zone and the Mini Toots Club (for kids below fi ve). Also thoughtful is the Baby Zone, where you can pick up free baby food and essential amenities like baby wipes, diapers and milk bottle sterilisers. We also like that the resort uses a special water management system that keeps the pools’ water in its natural state with minimal chlorine.

At 101 Siloso Road, Sentosa Island, Tel: 6371 1088, www.shangri-la.com/rasasentosa


By The Finder, June 2015

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