Why Are Family Holidays Important?
Family holidays are incredibly important and there’s a reason that they remain at the heart of every kid’s fondest memories. Holidays are a complete break from the daily grind that spares no one. It’s the best feeling in the world for children to wake up knowing that they have their parents all to themselves!
That’s exactly why family holidays are some of the best ways to relax, rejuvenate and reconnect. It is the time to find the freedom and space to be who you are and be with those who matter the most. It’s when you make memories, strengthen family bonds, and bring home suitcases of memories that will last a lifetime.
When else do you get to be with each other 24/7, without homework or meetings to run off to?
But family holidays don’t always have to be out of the country. While it’s exciting to fly across the oceans, the reality is that it’s not always possible. Schedules may clash, and sometimes, you just want a home away from home without actually leaving home! That’s where staycations play a part.
Staycations are a great option, especially for families, because the logistics are a whole lot easier. You don’t have to worry about food, transportation and your young children adapting to a new environment. And all of these aside, Singapore in all its glory is one of the top choices for travellers from around the world!
Making The Most Out Of Your Staycation
While staycations don’t involve an extensive itinerary, you should still do some planning to ensure that the time spent is meaningful and enjoyable. Adults may be fully contented just enjoying the comfort of a hotel room, but children still need activities. Remember, when children get bored, a disaster starts brewing!
Choose the right hotel for your family’s needs. Consider location, amenities, activities, and if there are any child-minding facilities so that you get a break as well. If you have young children, always look for family-friendly hotels. If you are planning the staycation during the school holidays, be sure to book ahead of time!
The Perfect Staycation For Your Family
Shangri-La is truly the paradise for families seeking a getaway within the country. A heart-warming welcome and a myriad of activities await you at both Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore in Orange Grove Road and Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa.
Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore is within walking distance of Singapore’s shopping belt, yet as you step into its premises, you leave the city behind and enter a sanctuary set amidst 15 acres of lush greenery. Likewise, Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa, the only beachfront resort in Singapore, offers a vibrant island escape and boasts bountiful sun-drenched sea views. You will pretty much forget that you are in the city that never sleeps that moment you set foot in these havens!
There’s a whole lot to do for the young, younger and youngest of your children. Both hotels have family rooms with ample space, options for additional sofa beds and cater to all the necessities of your children—travel cots, potties, high chairs – you name it! Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore even comes with fun-themed family suites that are bound to leave a lasting impression on your kids; Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa also has teepee tents for kids in selected room categories!
If you’re looking for activities then look no further. Spanning of 1,872 square metres in total, buds by Shangri-La is an interactive playground with both indoor and outdoor play areas. The immersive and curated play space allows children to learn to play in a creative, self- directed and experiential environment. Here’s the best part: if your kids love buds, you can even get a membership and return even when not staying, because it caters to both hotel and non-hotel guests.
Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa offers the world of Nestopia, located on Siloso Beach – a unique open-air play space with 17 play sections featuring netted obstacle courses connecting three giant nests and two of the longest slides on Sentosa Island. With the climbing obstacles, suspended bridges, mazes and slides, it is indeed activities galore for the kids! There is also the Cool Zone, a slice of paradise for children of all ages, with various activity centres – it consists of a kids club (Toots Club) with a full-day programme for kids aged 5 to 12 can participate in, under the supervision of the kids club team!
Now, don’t worry about the food choices at these hotels either. Food is aplenty in both these hotels. If you are staying at Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa, among others, look forward to Trapizza, a family-friendly Italian eatery along Siloso Beach, known for their pizzas and pasta and Silver Shell Cafe, which comes with a scaled-to-height children’s buffet section! Children under the age of 6 can eat for free when accompanied by a paying adult.
Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore offers one of the widest selections of culinary experiences among local hotels with 11 restaurants and bars for you to choose from. These include the top-rated The Line, a sumptuous international buffet featuring 16 show kitchens and Diner de Fleurs, an intimate epicurean experience under the stars!
Last but not least, mums, this one’s for you – Chi, The Spa, for that much-needed pampering.
Be sure to look out for the family packages that come with attractive deals for spa facilities and your kids’ dining and activities.
There you have it, a perfect getaway in the comfort of sunny Singapore! It’s all you want and more for that family getaway, and trust me when I say, there’s so much to do that you’ll definitely be back for more. Go ahead and make that booking, and look forward to an experience to cherish for a long time coming! Happy holidays!