Yes the holidays are here, but it’s not too late to make holiday plans. If going away isn’t an option, put aside a weekend to indulge in some parent-approved time-out with the children. You can’t go wrong with any of these family-friendly staycation options. Best of all, it’s totally hassle-free. There’s no need for passports, transits, or currency exchange. Just remember to bring the camera – and the kids, of course!
FOR BAYFRONT INDULGENCE
THE RITZ CARLTON, MILLENIA SINGAPORE
Celebrate the school holidays and pamper the little ones with a weekend staycation. Priced from $480, Are We There Yet? includes a one-night stay in a Premier Room, buffet breakfast for two adults and two children (below 12 years of age), a guaranteed late check-out at 3 pm and $50 hotel credit which can be used at the hotel’s restaurants, retail shop and spa. Are We There Yet? is available from Fridays to Sundays through June 2013.
$480 (subject to 10 per cent service charge and prevailing government taxes). Reservations are subject to availability and can be made by calling (65) 6434 5118 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR THAT ‘OVERSEAS’ FEELING
AMARA SANCTUARY RESORT SENTOSA
Fly across the highest southernmost peak of Continental Asia. Discover more than 100,000 marine animals from over 800 species across 49 habitats at the world’s largest aquarium, S.E.A. Aquarium ™. A staycation at the Amara Sanctuary Resort includes complimentary tickets to S.E.A Aquarium™ and Singapore Cable Car rides, or tickets to the Port of Lost Wonder – Singapore’s first kids’ club by the beach! Choose from either of two packages, both of which include a one-night stay in a Deluxe Room and tickets to S.E.A Aquarium™, Singapore Cable Car tickets or POLW (depending on the package chosen), buffet breakfast and more. Advance booking of at least three days is required. Note that all tickets must be utilised within duration of stay, and that the POLW package is only applicable for children below six years of age.
$375 for (SEA Aquarium package); $290 (for POLW package) (subject to service charge and prevailing government taxes) for every family booking (2 adults + 1 child) from 1 – 30 June 2013. For more information and reservations, call 6825 3886 or email email@example.com
FOR DOWNTOWN BLISS
PAN PACIFIC ORCHARD
Get the best of two worlds with the Pan Pacific Orchard’s Family Fun In The Sun package: shopping in Orchard Road, plus adventure and entertainment in Sentosa. This includes accommodation in a Studio Room for two adults and two children, buffet breakfast, admission tickets to Songs of the Sea for two adults and two children, an exclusive Pan Pacific Orchard, Singapore teddy bear for one child per booking, and late check-out at 3pm.
$420 (subject to government taxes and service charge), valid till 29 December 2013 (Except for 17-22 June 2013, 19-22 September 2013, and other blackout dates which may apply.) For enquiries and bookings, call 6831 6626 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR IDYLLIC ISLAND FROLICKING
SHANGRI-LA’S RASA SENTOSA RESORT & SPA
How about a perfect family holiday just minutes away from mainland? The Rasa Family Fun package lets parents relax while kids are taken care of, free of charge. Relax at the spa or enjoy couple downtime as Cool Zone (for children aged five – 12 years) keeps the kids entertained with endless fun. The package also includes buffet breakfast, a buffet dinner at Silver Shell Cafe, complimentary lunch and dinner for children registered with Cool Zone’s full day programme, free use of selected water sports facilities daily (one hour), three free swings on The Flying Trapeze per stay, and more. If you need more excitement – really? – there’s always the rest of Sentosa to explore!
$560 (subject to government taxes and service charge), valid till 31 December 2013. Call 6213 4002, email email@example.com or book online here.
FOR A HOME AWAY FROM HOME
SWISSOTEL MERCHANT COURT
Book the Kids Room package which comes with both a Parents Room and an adjoining Kids Room. Available for children between two and 17 years old, the Kids Room comes with child-friendly amenities and a suite of entertainment options such as Xbox, toys and games. In addition, children can enjoy the fun slides and wading pool, located on level two of the hotel. Uh-oh, the kids may never want to leave!
For enquiries and reservations, call 6336 9993 or email firstname.lastname@example.org