If you’re looking for the ideal destination for a memorable summer vacation, Singapore is one of the best places. It has a tropical climate like many of its Asian neighbours, with warm and humid weather all year. In addition, the Lion City covers a small territory but has a lot of tourist hotspots. This makes it easy for everyone to visit plenty of places in a span of three to four days. Best of all, there are a lot of options when it comes to accommodations.For mums and dads looking for the best place to stay in while in Singapore, here’s a list of family-friendly hotels that you and your children will surely love.
Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium
Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium is located near the Singapore River, which flows through Boat, Clarke Quay, and Robertson Quay. There’s a lot to do in the hotel’s immediate vicinity. You can visit Arab Street, Chinatown, or Little India for a bit of cultural exploration. For a bit more history, drop by Tiong Bahru, Singapore’s oldest housing estate. It’s now home to indie book shops and boutiques, quaint cafes, a sprawling hawker centre on the second floor of the wet market, and several art installations and murals.
About 10 minutes away from Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium is Orchard Road, Singapore’s most popular shopping destination. Gardens by the Bay and the ArtScience Museum are also nearby, as well as the Central Business District. In the CBD, you can find the Thian Hock Keng Temple and the Nagore Durgha Shrine among many other destinations.
Village Hotel Changi
If you’re looking for something more laid-back or if you’re a family of nature-lovers, check-in at the Village Hotel Changi. It’s in Changi Village, which is on the eastern side of Singapore. What’s more, it’s also very close to Changi Airport (about 10 to 15 minutes away). You can explore the Chek Jawa Wetlands and Pulau Ubin Island, accessible via a quick boat ride.
For something closer and more affordable, then you can take in the sights at Changi Point Coastal Walk. There’s also Changi Beach Park where you can fish, skate or bike, as well as ride a canoe. There’s also a sand play area and a playground for the kids. In the hotel itself, you can take a dip in the rooftop infinity pool to relax. The hotel also has a curated list of things to eat and places to visit. These are compiled in their own Changi Village Passport, which encourages you to “live like a local.”
D’Resort @ Downtown East
Also located on Singapore’s East Coast, D’Resort features a built-in waterpark that kids will surely enjoy. You can also visit Wild Wild Wet right next door to experience both thrilling and relaxing rides and water features. There’s also an indoor skating rink, a cinema, and a KTV studio nearby. If you want to enjoy some time on the beach, you can access Pasir Ris Park using your room key card. You can also sign up for a guided tour, visit an urban farm, dine in Singapore’s first floating restaurant, and explore the East Coast on a bike.
For somewhere more private, book your vacation at Capella Singapore. This hotel features rooms, suites, villas, and manors as accommodation options, all inspired by bungalow designs in the 1880s. You can take advantage of their family package, which you can personalise with two activities like cooking and baking classes for the kids and a professional photo session for the family. Your stay also comes with amenities that are specially made for the kids, like mini bathrobes and cute bedroom slippers. For the parents, you can relax and get some well-deserved pampering at the Auriga Spa.
Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa
If you and your children love the sea, Singapore’s only beachfront hotel may be the one for you. Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa is conveniently located just 15 minutes away from the city centre, so you can enjoy the crystal clear waters without giving up metropolitan convenience. There’s also a lot of tourist spots to visit near the hotel. There’s iFly, which is an indoor skydiving facility, KidZania Singapore, S.E.A. Aquarium, and, of course, Universal Studios Singapore.
In the hotel itself, you’ll find the Cool Zone. It’s one of the largest children’s clubs in Singapore. It has various activity centres, including the Toots Club and Mini Toots Club, where kids of all ages can play and learn. There’s also the Fun Zone, where the whole family can play video games.
Singapore may not always top-of-mind when it comes to vacation destinations, but it definitely should be. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, Singapore will always have something for you and your family to enjoy. Book your summer vacation at these hotels and experience some of the best things that the Lion City can offer.