Family staycation ideas! Staycation is increasingly attracting Singaporeans who are ready splurge on short breaks that do not require a passport. Scooting off to Bangkok or a ferry ride to Bintan used to be the default option for long weekends, but today’s time-strapped families are opting for a hotel staycation closer to home.
The convenience and ease of booking a staycation makes it a preferred choice for parents who do not have the time to plan, especially when both are busy at work. Be it a birthday, anniversary, post-exam (yes, big deal for kids!) 😆 , school holiday, or any special occasions, staycations are a great way to celebrate.
Whether you’re looking for a farm-style, loft-style, resort-style, luxurious-style or an activity-packed staycation, there’s always a hotel that suits your needs. We’ve rounded up 10 family staycation ideas in Singapore, all for under $500. Now, it’s time to catch a break without breaking the bank.
Family Staycation Ideas
1/ The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
You can’t miss out The Fullerton Hotel when it comes to staycations! Housed in the stunning Fullerton Building which was once home to Singapore’s General Post Office and the prestigious Singapore Club, this 5-star luxury hotel is one of the most iconic hotels in Singapore.
It offers 400 tastefully-designed rooms with spectacular views of the Singapore skyline. Wins hands down for both comfort and hospitality, The Fullerton Hotel guarantees an extraordinary staycation like none other. 😀
Fullerton Family Package is an all-inclusive staycation package offering an array of family-friendly perks! Free ice-cream and welcome kit for the kids, complimentary Fullerton Merlion cocktail, one-day tickets for 2A+2C (or 3 adults) to Adventure Cove Waterpark, buffet breakfast, etc.
That’s not all! The 25-metre outdoor infinity pool that overlooks the charming Singapore River will certainly delight your little ones.
➡ Read our review: The Fullerton Hotel Singapore: Fullerton Family Package Staycation Review
➡ Price: Starting from SGD 498++ per night for Fullerton Family Package
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
1 Fullerton Square Singapore 049178
2/ Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort and Spa
Photo Credit: Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort and Spa
This resort is a slice of paradise for children of all ages. Famous for its amazing Kid’s Club, children aged 5 to 12 can have a fun day in an environment that is fully supervised by an experienced recreational team at the Toots Club. They can also play with the various water slides, splash pad and at the outdoor playground.
One of the most popular highlights is the giant treehouse slide in the Toots Club. The Kid’s Club also offers many different activities, which change from day to day. What’s more, families can enjoy The Flying Trapeze and Sea Sports Centre to maximize the fun!
Family Fun Package includes daily buffet breakfast at Silver Shell Cafe (2A+2C), free buffet dinner at Silver Shell Cafe with unlimited soft drinks, chilled juices, house wine or beer (2A+2C), and free full-day registration at the Toots Club (with complimentary lunch and dinner). This is definitely your perfect choice for a delightful staycation! 😀
➡ Read our review: Birthday Staycation at Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort
➡ Price: Starting from SGD 485++ per night for Family Fun Package
Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort and Spa
101 Siloso Road, Sentosa, Singapore 098970
3/ Shangri-La Hotel Singapore
This hotel is the flagship and the first hotel of Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts. It 747 guestrooms and suites spread over the Tower Wing, Garden Wing and Valley Wing. Now, brace yourself for an unparalleled luxurious stay at Shangri-La Hotel Singapore. Plus, the new Themed Family Suites and Deluxe Family Rooms are nothing short of amazing! 🙂
Go for the Family Fun package that includes stay in the Themed Family Suites / Deluxe Family Rooms, including buffet breakfast at The Line for 2A+2C, dinner buffet at The Line with unlimited soft drinks, chilled juices and house wine or beer for 2A+2C, access to Buds indoor and outdoor interactive play space for kids, special child-themed welcome amenities and bedding .
Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore
22 Orange Grove Road, Singapore 258350
4/ Hotel Jen Orchardgateway Singapore
Set in the bustling Orchard district, Hotel Jen Orchardgateway is the most vibrant choice for staycation. Its close proximity to a myriad of dining, entertainment and shopping options guarantees an exciting staycation experience!
Here, you can spend quality family time with various staycation packages – Perfect Weekend Celebration (Panorama Room including an exclusive club access), Perfect Unwind Staycation (includes Jen’s Surprise for Family), Perfect Chillax Staycation (includes Jen’s signature cocktail at Baywatch@Jen), etc.
➡ Read our review: Hotel Jen Orchardgateway Singapore – Experience That Jen Feeling Again!
➡ Price: Starting from SGD 196++ per night
Hotel Jen Orchardgateway Singapore
277 Orchard Road, Singapore 238858
5/ Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium
Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium’s Fam-tastic Weekend Staycation is perfect for foodie lovers. Stay, feast and savour a sumptuous buffet at Atrium Restaurant to complete your staycation! 😀
The package also includes: Kids welcome pack and in-room amenities, movie by the poolside, in-hotel activity, buffet breakfast for two adults and two kids under 12 years, complimentary 30 minutes free play at Waka Waka (Annex @ Furama), complimentary polaroid photo upon check-out, complimentary parking, and 1-for-1 lunch or dinner buffet at Atrium Restaurant.
➡ Read our review: Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium Famtastic Weekend Staycation Review
➡ Price: Starting from SGD 220++ per night
Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium
317 Outram Road, Singapore 169075
6/ Furama RiverFront Hotel
Looking for a staycation in a colourful themed hotel room with bunk bed, XBOX games, spacious play area, kid’s toiletries and bath robes, complete with complimentary buffet dinner for the entire family? Well, Furama RiverFront Hotel ticks all the boxes ❗
Bunk bed is always a HUGE HIT for kids. Three themed rooms are available in this hotel – Castle, Pirates and Underwater. Each room comes with a bunk bed (single on top, queen at the bottom, and a pull-out bed too). The room can easily accommodate 4 persons with plenty of space for the kids to play.
There is also ‘PAWS’ – a dedicated play room for children between 5 – 11 years of age. Not forgetting the outdoor giant inflatable water bouncy castle that doubles the fun! 😉
Weekend Staycation Package includes buffet breakfast for two persons, buffet lunch or dinner for two persons and complimentary late check out until 3pm (subject to availability). Great choice for a fun family-friendly and value-for-money staycation!
➡ Read our review: Furama RiverFront Hotel Staycation Review: Fun Kid-Themed Staycation
➡ Price: Starting from SGD $208++ per night for Weekend Staycation Package
Furama RiverFront, Singapore
405 Havelock Road Singapore 169633
7/ Park Hotel Farrer Park
Photo Credit: Park Hotel Farrer Park
The newly-built Park Hotel Farrer Park (opened in May 2017) is located right on top of Farrer Park MRT Station. If you’re looking for an elegant loft style hotel room that will definitely thrill your kids, this is the ONE! 😀
The 20-storey hotel with sleek glass exteriors offers a mix of 300 contemporary guest rooms, Sky Loft and Premier Loft rooms. Premier Loft Room is a family-friendly duplex storey loft room with refined interiors, complete with a sofa bed that allows for quality family time.
The hotel offers affordable staycation packages such as Celebrate Life that includes a stay in a Deluxe Room or Sky Loft, Crystal Club Lounge Access, breakfast for 2 persons and S$70 F&B Credit Per Stay from SGD 240++ per night. If you love authentic Thai Food, I highly recommend Blue Jasmine Restaurant too!
➡ Read our review: Park Hotel Farrer Park Staycation Review: Premier Loft Room
➡ Price: Starting from SGD 240++ per night
Park Hotel Farrer Park
10 Farrer Park Station Road, Singapore 217564
Fancy a resort-style staycation? With beautiful villa-like accommodations tucked away from the city, you can enjoy quality family time away from the hustle and bustle. D’Resort is Singapore’s first nature-inspired resort with an integrated water park. In my opinion, it well balances between activities and relaxation.
There are many room types to cater for different needs: 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.
If you’re ready to splurge, go for the Rainforest Premier Suite that measures 86-sqm! The ultra-spacious suite has thoughtfully-designed spaces, a touch of garden green, and a suite bedroom with super king-sized bed, sofa, walk-in wardrobe and en-suite bathroom.
The Rainforest Family Room will certainly thrill your kids too. There are 3 different themes to choose from – Amazonian Jungle, Underwater and M&M’s. It’s very spacious with a queen-sized bed and a bunk bed (who doesn’t love bunk bed?) 😆
There will never be a dull moment at the resort. Wild Wild Wet, Pasir Ris Park, eXplorerkid, Orchid Bowl, Party World KTV, Cathay Cineplex, etc. are all within the vicinity. I can guarantee that your little ones will ask to come back for more. Make use of the Early Birds’ Promotion (book up to 120 days in advance) to enjoy 35% off the Best Flexible Rate! 😎
D’Resort @ Downtown East
1 Pasir Ris Close, Singapore 519599
9/ Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy
If you’re looking for a staycation in a unique location (rich in Peranakan culture and good food!), Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy is an ideal choice. It boasts some of the largest rooms within its class, even the entry level rooms (from SGD 195 per night) are already at 32sqm in size. It’s Business Suite measures a whopping 54-sqm (from SGD 365 per night)!
Nestled in the heart of historical Katong, there are many interesting places you can explore with your family during your staycation. Rumah Bebe for Peranakan souvenirs, Kim Choo Kueh Chang for its Peranakan rice dumplings and Nyonya kueh, as well as the East Coast Park, just to name a few.
With Mercure Advance Purchase, you get a 30% discount on your hotel room rate instantly as you make your bookings online up to 30 days in advance. Plus, accommodation and breakfast are free for 2 children under 12 years sharing parents’ room.
➡ Read our review: Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy Business Suite Staycation
➡ Price: Starting from SGD 195++ per night
Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy
50 East Coast Road, Roxy Square, Singapore 428769
10/ Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore
Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore, formerly known as Traders Hotel, has undergone an extensive $SGD45 million makeover in 2015, and now reflects a modern functional design concept to meet the needs of today’s modern travellers.
What caught me by surprise is the various staycation packages offered by the hotel to suit a wide range of guests. Lavender Spa Staycation (from SGD340 per night): Rest and relax in a lavender-infused Club room filled with everything you need for a restful stay including facial treatments for 2.
Family Suite Package (from SGD470 per night): Make it an amazing staycation in a 50-sqm Executive Suite with Club Lounge access for 2 adults and a free extra bed for children below 12 years old.
➡ Read our review: Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore: An Amazing Staycation You Won’t Resist
➡ Price: Starting from SGD 187++ per night
Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore
1A Cuscaden Road, Singapore 249716
An all-inclusive and relaxing staycation is what we need (and want), of course! After all, we’re not just looking for a place to stay, but a place where we can thoroughly enjoy ourselves with great good and fun activities. With these endless perks, you might end up not wanting to leave the hotel! Don’t say we didn’t warn you! LOL. Don’t forget to bookmark this post for more family staycation ideas!
Which one is your favourite? TELL ME!