- Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa
As the only beachfront resort in Singapore, located at one of Asia’s leading leisure destinations, Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa is a slice of tropical paradise for families.
Continually voted the best family hotel in Singapore, Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa is a number one choice for a summer holiday getaway to Asia’s little red dot. Firstly, the resort is located on the famed Sentosa Island; a leisure destination unlike any other in the region. World-famous attractions like Universal Studios and the S.E.A Aquarium are located nearby, with dining destinations abound for any little fussy eater.
Despite these fabulous conveniences right at the resort’s fingertips, Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa hasn’t relied on outside entertainment to keep the family amused. Instead, the resort is host to a staggering array of family-focussed facilities and activities for utmost fun in the sun, beginning with the award-winning kid’s club, Cool Zone. The Cool Zone is one of Singapore’s largest kid’s clubs and features various activity centres, including the Toots Club, Mini Toots Club and the Craft Zone. The Toots Club is for children aged 5 to 12, whilst the Mini Toots Club is for the little ones under 5 years old, featuring a mini jungle gym, wooden toys and storybooks.
A resounding highlight of the Toots Club is the massive tree-house slide that winds all the way down from the resort’s third level into a colourful ball pit on level one. It’s a fully supervised and fun environment inclusive of lunch and dinner as part of full day programmes, of which the Toots Club holds approximately 10 different activities each day to keep the kids well and truly occupied. Think sandcastle building, pool games, treasure hunts and even a spot of gardening in the resort’s own nursery.
If that wasn’t enough, outside of the kid’s club and its activities, the resort is home to even more exciting, adventurous and downright impressive leisure destinations. The resort’s focal point is the stunning lagoon-style swimming pool with a separate children’s pool and water slides with canopied sun protection, plus a splash pad – all supplied with water in a natural, pristine state, as well as The Flying Trapeze on Siloso Beach where kids and adults can fly through the air like an acrobat – the first attraction of its kind in Singapore.
Rounding off the entire experience, the resort is everything you’d expect from a five-star destination. The rooms are bright, spacious and airy, all with fabulous views across the resort or beachfront, whilst the dining destinations, including the Silver Shell Cafe with its daily children’s buffet, each serve up fine and gourmet cuisine to enjoy the whole holiday through.
Honouring its luscious surroundings, Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa has a respectable outlook on the environment that benefits the family, too, including an in-house garden where kids can grow their own plants, to the minimal use of chemicals in the pool for young sensitive skin.
Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa, Singapore
101 Siloso Road, Sentosa
T: (+65) 6275 0100
- The Ritz-Carlton, MilLenia Singapore
Luxury holiday living for all ages.
Children will be overcome with awe upon arriving at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore. Upon arrival, they will be greeted with a Ritz Kids Welcome Pack, which includes an activity book with colouring pages, stickers and crayons, as well an ice-cream pass that entitles them to a complimentary scoop of ice cream daily from The Patisserie in Colony. On weekends, they will get to enjoy Ritz Kids activities by the pool. With the new Ritz Kids Night Safari room package, kids can embark on an in-room camping adventure where a sleeping tent will be pitched in the room, complete with a night lamp and a plush Ritz-Carlton lion beanie. Bring this spirit of adventure to the great outdoors with a complimentary visit to the Singapore Zoo or Night Safari as part of your stay package experience.
The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
7 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039799
T: (+65) 6434 5111
- Swissôtel Merchant Court, Singapore
Enjoy easy access to the vibrant colours, flavours and sounds of Singapore’s Chinatown, as well as first class accommodations and special attention for young travellers.
Children are always VIP guests at Swissôtel Merchant Court, Singapore. In the hotel’s unique Kids Room, visitors of all ages will feel right at home with all the toys, books, games and specially designed amenities they could hope for. For toddlers, a baby bathtub and bath toys will be provided. Kids can get to work crafting holiday journals at their individual writing desks, or turn to the room’s other fantastic child-friendly options, including Xbox, Wii and DVDs for a little electronic entertainment. For outdoor activities, watch your children sprint for the water slides and have a blast in the kiddie pool. When it’s almost time to turn out the lights, little ones can choose from the hotel’s colourful options of flavoured toothpaste before curling up in adorable themed bed sets prepared just for them.
Swissôtel Merchant Court, Singapore
20 Merchant Road, Singapore 058281
T: (+65) 6337 9993
- Festive Hotel
Families rejoice! Festive Hotel is whimsical, well-appointed and designed with kids in mind.
Located amidst a myriad of kid-friendly attractions and dining options at Resorts World Sentosa, this hotel has been a parent favourite since it opened its doors years ago. Festive Hotel’s playful architecture and colourful décor are a welcome sight to those with imaginative and adventurous children and make it more than simply standard accommodations.
For instance, while the adults handle the check-in procedures, kids can get to work, playing at the hands-on building tables at the Lego store located near the front desk. Afterwards, a friendly staff member will assist with luggage as you lead your children down brightly decorated hallways towards the Deluxe Family King Room. This room exemplifies the hotel’s balance of sophistication and appeal to young ones with its artistic lamps and architecture alongside a large lofted bed for children.
At every turn Festive Hotel ignites the imagination and excitement of children and is the perfect home base from which to explore Sentosa Island. Plan daytrips to Universal Studios Singapore, explore fantastic eateries all within walking distance, view a spectacular night-time show at Resorts World Sentosa, or simply spend the afternoon relaxing poolside while the kids have the time of their lives.
8 Sentosa Gateway
T: (+65) 6577 8888
- Marina Bay Sands
Singapore’s most famous landmark is also one of the premier places to stay for a family of world travellers.
Instantly recognizable towering hundreds of metres above the streets, kids will eagerly point out of the window as you approach Marina Bay Sands. Once inside, an entire world of possibilities opens and children are free to explore. The unforgettable holiday in Singapore begins in the Family Room that offers ample space for even large families, as well as a furnished balcony, perfect for open-air dining amidst lush garden views. This remarkable setting is surpassed only by the beauty of Marina Bay as seen from the wonderful SkyPark oasis on top of the structure, a place that will surely become a favourite for kids and adults alike.
After witnessing the countless famed attractions that are all within walking distance of the hotel, introduce your children to Broadway with tickets to an extravagant musical playing at The MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands. Get a front row seat for critically acclaimed family favourites like Shrek The Musical and Annie that will have kids singing along for days after.
For a hands-on learning experience, visit the ArtScience Museum that is filled with captivating and interactive exhibits perfect for young minds. There, children can get a glimpse of the future at the museum’s newest exhibition that features spectacular art installations designed by Japanese art collective TeamLAB. Watch the wonder in your children’s eyes as the future unfolds before them, evolving in real time and changing because of their presence and participation.
Marina Bay Sands
10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956
T: (+65) 6688 8868