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11 Perfect Family-friendly Weekend Staycations in Singapore
With Chinese New Year behind us, it feels like we’re well and truly back to the grindstone. Which means it’s about time to start weaving a getaway or three into your family calendar. For the sake of work-life balance and all that, right? Besides, the kids need the occasional breather too. Whether you prefer familiar favourites or brand-new experiences, you’ll find fresh perspectives with these family-friendly weekend staycations in Singapore. Pick one for every month for the rest of 2023!
1. Relaxed Rooftop Retreat at Courtyard by Marriott Singapore Novena
Elevate your stay at Courtyard by Marriott Singapore Novena with $50 nett dining credit for every night you stay. Your stay also includes daily breakfast for up to two adults and one child below 6 years old. Take in far-reaching sights of Singapore’s suburbs and city through floor-to-ceiling windows in your room. More panoramic views await at the rooftop swimming deck on level 33.
Book an optional Pool Cabana package and indulge in food and drinks from Las Palmas Rooftop Bar in the comfort of your personal cabana. In the evenings, the Palm Springs-inspired dining concept offers a balmy poolside experience. On the menu are classic Americana, Mexican, and Southern Californian dishes with an Asian twist, with a side serving of our stunning city skyline at night.
Valid for stays till 30 June 2023 at Courtyard by Marriott Singapore Novena
2. Suite Serenity at Garden Pod
Steps away from Bayfront MRT station, Garden Pod was the talk of the town when it opened in September 2022. The sculptural shipping container hotel nestles within the tranquil zen surroundings of Serene Garden. Perfect for families, each of the four duplex suites sleeps up to four, with the option to add a fifth.
Spend the day exploring the latest attractions at Gardens by the Bay and Marina Bay Sands. In the evening, cook up a dinner in the fully equipped kitchen or have a barbecue on your private patio. It’s like camping in the great outdoors, but with all the creature comforts you could want. P.S. There are other container hotels hiding in plain sight at Haw Par Villa and one-north that are ripe for weekend staycations too!
Make your reservations at The Shipping Container Hotel
3. Connecting Anew at Hilton Singapore Orchard *NEW*
Experience a fun-filled family holiday in the heart of town at the Hilton Singapore Orchard. Upon arrival, kids get their own dedicated check-in, as well as a welcome pack for every child aged two to ten. What’s more, children 12 years and under enjoy 50% off at all-day dining restaurant, Estate, and in-room service menu. Littles up to five years dine for free.
Okay, so the hotel isn’t that new, but just last month, it announced 446 new rooms spanning across four new room categories! This not only cements its standing as the largest Hilton hotel in Asia Pacific (with a whopping 1,080 rooms), but also means larger and more flexible accommodation for families. These range from the entry-level 34-sqm Deluxe Room up to the 67-sqm Deluxe Suite. Plus the option of 294 Confirmed Connecting Rooms if you need extra space.
Make your reservations at Hilton Singapore Orchard
4. Camping In at JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach
Spend quality time with the family in the heart of Singapore’s Civic District at JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach. Special Family by JW amenities and activities add to the fun, as does the whimsical in-room JW Marriott camper van. Two adults and one child up to 12 years old also enjoy buffet breakfast at Beach Road Kitchen.
Complete your weekend staycations with new wave Cantonese cuisine. Mystical, sensual, and charming, Madame Fan is one of the city’s most exciting lifestyle-dining venues and destination bar experiences. Headed by new-generation Head Chef Pak Chee Yit, the restaurant masterfully executes modern Cantonese dishes and dim sum within immersive art deco interiors.
Valid for stays till 30 June 2023 at JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach
5. Retail Therapy at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
If a shopping staycation sounds like the best of both worlds, then a family getaway to Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel is the answer. It includes complimentary breakfast for up to two adults and two children below 12 years. The kids also dine free for lunch or dinner, complete with free-flow ice cream! And if you lose track of time shopping, rest assured the kids will be busy with M Passport activities too.
An iconic après-shopping destination nestled within our world-famous shopping belt, the aptly named Crossroads Cafe is the perfect spot to relax with a drink after indulging in a spot of shopping. Alternatively, head indoors and dine in comfort with your loved ones at Crossroads Buffet offering a sumptuous international buffet spread for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Valid for stays till 31 December 2023 at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
6. Iconic Views at The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore
If you haven’t splashed out on family staycation at The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore yet, perhaps it’s time to reconsider. Younger children adore the Ritz Kids Night Safari Adventures package for its immersive in-room camping experience. Those with older kids prefer the Ritz-Carlton Monopoly Game Night package, which comes with an exclusive edition of the board game. Daily breakfast comes after either night of play!
With major attractions and 2,000 shopping and dining options minutes away, weekend staycations here makes exploring the city a breeze. Staying in? Experience the world’s only augmented reality hotel art tour — it’s free. Another popular pastime is an indulgent in-room bubble bath with views of Marina Bay.
Make your reservations at The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore
7. A Taste of Little India at The Serangoon House *NEW*
Experience luxurious Indian colonialism with the whole family at The Serangoon House, Marriott Bonvoy’s newest addition to its Tribute Portfolio. While the rooms are on the cosy side, the pure opulence makes up for it. The newly opened hotel is also Singapore’s only hotel that comfortably accommodates up to six guests in a single room. Expect the kids to call dibs on the upper tier of the lavish bespoke canopy beds.
While the in-house restaurant GupShup hasn’t opened yet, expect regional Indian cuisines harking from Bombay to Calcutta when it does. The hotel is also the perfect base for families to explore the historic area buzzing with spice shops, jewellery stores, saree specialists, flower vendors, and hipster cafés.
Make your reservations at The Serangoon House
8. The Art of Afternoon Tea at The St Regis Singapore
Create precious family moments at The St Regis Singapore, a stone’s throw from Singapore Botanic Gardens, Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden, and Orchard Road. Besides daily epicurean breakfast and $50 dining credits per stay, the package also delivers a special afternoon tea set for two kids to your room on arrival day!
Of course, the adults don’t have to feel left out. A revered part of the St Regis heritage, afternoon tea at Brasserie Les Saveurs is practically a ritual. Expect three tiers of savoury canapés, delicate pastries, and sweet treats, complete with a selection of teas by TWG. Equally exquisite vegetarian and vegan menus are also available.
Valid for stays till 30 June 2023 at The St Regis Singapore
9. Thoughtful Experiences at Vibe Hotel Singapore Orchard *NEW*
Book activity-packed 3D2N weekend stay at the new Vibe Hotel Singapore Orchard. Capture memories with a 1-hour family photoshoot by MovingStills Photography (within 5km of the hotel). Then be chauffeured to sharing Breakfast in the Wild with wildlife at the Singapore Zoo. Back at the hotel, a Vibe Host guides you in a terrarium-making session poolside. A comfy Family Room acts as your base, complete with buffet breakfast for two adults and two kids up to 12 years.
The first Vibe property outside of Australia, the hotel is a short stroll from Far East Plaza at Scotts Road in one direction, and Paragon on Orchard Road in the other. In other words, it offers easy access to public transport, shopping, and sightseeing. And weekend staycations full of family fun where you don’t have to plan a thing!
Valid for stays from 3 March to 25 June 2023 at Vibe Hotel Singapore Orchard
10. Family Wellness at The Westin Singapore
With The Westin Singapore’s new family package, gear up for weekend staycations filled with both adventure and mindfulness. Perks include a play tent, travel journal, local activity guide, paper clay kit, and a limited-edition Jellycat Amusable Avocado Bag full of sweets. More treats await at Seasonal Tastes, where two adults and two children up to 12 years enjoy daily breakfast. What’s more, the kids also eat free from the kids’ menu at Cook & Brew.
At The Westin Singapore, every experience is designed around the elements of wellness. This means all guests, including children, are guaranteed to leave feeling better than when they arrived. Slumbering on Westin’s signature Heavenly® Bed and dipping in the outdoor infinity pool on level 35 certainly help!
Valid for stays till 30 June 2023 at The Westin Singapore
11. Escape to Happiness at W Singapore – Sentosa Cove
Happy days for the whole family await at W Singapore – Sentosa Cove. Aside from daily breakfast for up to two adults and two children up to 12 years, the kids also get to indulge in all-day, all-inclusive kids’ meals when dining with an adult at the kitchen table or via in-room dining. From mains to desserts… all on the house. Weekend staycations, here we come!
Playful and irreverent, the W brand is all about being healthy while revelling in little indulgences. Amid Sentosa island’s lush nature, the resort offers exciting cultural programming in a lively coastal setting for experiential wellness. Register for complimentary morning yoga sessions at the W Lawn or lose yourself at the AWAY® Spa. The gorgeous — and huge — outdoor WET® Pool beckons all day and night too.
Valid for stays till 14 December 2023 at W Singapore – Sentosa Cove
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