One of the most fun-filled staycations we’ve had was at D’Resort at Downtown East. We love the integrated water park resort because we can go from our room at D’Resort to Wild Wild Wet seamlessly. In addition, the nature-inspired resort also boosts many family-friendly activities.
Last week, we made use of the PSLE Oral school holiday to have a staycation at D’Resort again. There are many room types available at this resort: 1) family-oriented themed rooms, 2) get-together rooms with BBQ pit option, 3) peace & serenity rooms to unwind in quietude, and 4) luxurious suites for premium comfort.
This time, my interest laid primarily in the luxurious suite. I am after all, deserve a luxury escape once in a while (ahem!) LOL. And I dare say, this is one of the most affordable and family-friendly luxurious suite in Singapore.
Without further ado, let me bring you for a tour to the most amazing D’Resort Rainforest Premier Suite! 🙂
D’Resort Rainforest Premier Suite Overview
First off, the suite measures 86 sqm (size of a 3BR condo!). I love the bright and spacious suite with thoughtfully-designed spaces and a touch of garden green. The suite bedroom has a super king-sized bed, sofa, flip-up dresser, study table, 40″ LED TV, walk-in wardrobe and en-suite bathroom.
The en-suite bathroom is complete with exclusive Malin+Goetz’s toiletries and products. It has a Jacuzzi bath-tub, separate standing rain shower and toilet. Edison went “gaga” over the window next to the Jacuzzi bath-tub where he can slide open to enjoy music and TV while soaking in the tub. How lovely is that! 😀
The suite living hall has a sofa, entertainment system and 48” LED TV. The kitchenette is complete with NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Genio 2 machine, 2-door fridge, microwave, dining table & chairs, as well as quality eating utensils. There’s a common toilet next to the kitchenette.
The unique part is the outdoor living area with artificial carpet grass, lounge seats and swing chair. It also offers a beautiful view of Pasir Ris Park. We simply love the greenery and tranquillity, with large flying giants can be seen on the surrounding tall trees.
Last but not least, the foyer is very spacious with more than enough space to keep our belongings. There’s also a private safe, iron with board and hair-dryer available for our use.
Needless to say, complimentary parking is provided. However, do note that BBQ pit booking is not available for this room type.
Rainforest Premier Suite is truly unique on its own, so I wouldn’t compare it to any other hotel suite or resort. It combines the luxury of a suite with a relaxing resort feel. Yup, call it two-in-one if you wish.
Besides Rainforest Premier Suite, D’Resort also has another type of suite called Rainforest Suite. Measuring 57.6 sqm, it’s a bit smaller than the Rainforest Premier Suite. But looking at both floor plans, their lay-out are pretty similar.
(Photo: D’Resort website)
The main differences I noticed are: 1) there is no outdoor living area in the Rainforest Suite, 2) the island bar in Rainforest Premier Suite can sit 4 pax while the bar counter in Rainforest Suite can only sit 2 pax, and 3) there is no common toilet in the kitchenette in Rainforest Suite.
Both suites have the same amenities and privileges. And their price difference is approx. $130. Hence, I’d say both of them are good choices – depending on how many guests you’re expecting during your stay.
Family-Friendly Activities at D’Resort
When selecting a resort/hotel for staycation, we typically opt for one that has a balance between activity and relaxation. Over at D’Resort, here are some family-friendly activities you can enjoy during your stay:
1. Wild Wild Wet
Do you know that Wild Wild Wet has doubled in size this year and offers twice the fun? As part of the expansion under its five-year Refreshing Downtown East Project, the water park has now added two latest adrenaline-pumping water rides – the Royal Flush and Free Fall.
As we stepped into the water park (since our last visit in 2015), we were thrilled to see its significant makeover! There’s also a side entrance gate from the resort – specially made for the resort guests.
Will share more about the water park in a separate post.
2. Pasir Ris Park
Resort guests can access the Pasir Ris Park from the side gate that is just a few steps away! Access to the side gate is by room key card only.
I highly recommend cycling at the park. There’s a bike rental kiosk conveniently located at Level 1 of the resort. During our stay, there was a promotion of buy 1 hour, get 1 hour free for resort guests. Rental rates start from $6/hour.
I’d say two hours are perfect to cycle leisurely as a family while enjoying the lush greenery surrounding Pasir Ris Park.
❗ Reminder: Do pack your mosquito repellent if you plan to go cycling!
If you’ve little ones who are into indoor playground, check-out eXplorerkid – a family-friendly club for families with children aged 12 and younger.
4. Orchid Bowl
5. Party World KTV
6. Cathay Cineplex
7. Laser Tag Game at TAG TEAM
The resort’s restaurant, White Tangerine, serves a variety of food from Chinese Dim Sum to Asian delights and Western food. Cheers convenient store is located next to it (in case you need some snacks for supper!).
On top of that, there are many eateries at Downtown East which is just 5 mins walk away. Andes By Astons, Heavenly Wang, KFC, McDonalds, Subway, Pizza Hut, and NTUC Foodfare, just to name a few.
Promotions You Should Not Miss
NTUC members who make their room bookings directly with the resort are entitled to complimentary unlimited access to Wild Wild Wet, based on the maximum room occupancy.
Come and take a look at the irresistible Early Birds’ Promotion! If you book up to 120 days in advance, you enjoy up to 35% off the Best Flexible Rate! Psst, you can already start booking for December holiday with this fantastic discount.
120 Days Advance Deal: Book 120 days in advance and get 35% off the Best Flexible Rate!
60 Days Advance Deal: Book 60 days in advance and get 25% off the Best Flexible Rate!
30 Days Advance Deal: Book 30 days in advance and get 15% off the Best Flexible Rate!
From now till 29 Sept 17, present your Room Reservation Confirmation to enjoy a FREE Bowling game at Orchid Bowl @ E!Hub.
D’Resort guests can also enjoy discounted tickets to Wild Wild Wet! For more details and updated promotions, head over to D’Resort Offers & Packages site.
This happy face tells it all!
Staycations are great ways to get-away with minimal planning or stress. If you’re looking for a fun-filled and fuss-free staycation, I’d highly recommend D’Resort. Especially for families with kids, there will never be a dull moment at the resort. I can guarantee that your little ones will ask to come back for more LOL.
And in fact, I’m already looking at Dec booking now. Planning for our next stay that’s likely to be at Park View / Mangrove Walk because we’re aiming for the BBQ pit. 😉