Family weekend getaways from Singapore

By Nadia Sheng,

Family weekend getaways can be easy to plan! Pick a nearby destination like Batam or Port Dickson and then decide on your budget. Done? Here are the top 6 nearby short-weekend trip destinations and two top hotels for each – one luxury and one budget – plus highlights on what the family will enjoy at each one.

Batam

Luxury

Swiss-Belhotel Harbour Bay

Outdoor pool and deck at Swiss-Belhotel Harbour Bay

With a spa, pool and sun terrace, the Swiss-Belhotel Harbour Bay screams (or rather whispers) relaxing weekend getaway. Hop off the Singapore-Batam ferry at the Harbour Bay Ferry Terminal and walk to your hotel in a matter of minutes – your weekend retreat begins as soon as you hit the ground!

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Psst! All current deals on trivago include a complimentary breakfast buffet.

Budget

Harmoni Suites Hotel

Ground floor dining area with palm trees at Harmoni Suites Hotel

With small children you’ll want to spend some nights eating in and with in-room kitchenettes at the all-suites Harmoni Suites Hotel you can! Put a movie on for the kids in the living room and order yourself an in-room massage to kickstart your relaxing weekend getaway. Family fun? Rent bicycles from the hotel and enjoy the indoor swimming pool.

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Johor Baru

Luxury

Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour Johor

Rooftop infinity pool at Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour Johor

Ready for a fun filled family weekend at JB’s theme parks? Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour Johor is right across from Puteri Harbour Family Theme Park and an 8 minute drive to LEGOLAND! Want a break from the roller coasters? The hotel’s infinity pool is a great thrill in itself. After an alfresco dinner on the terrace, parents can send kids to bed and enjoy a night cap at the wine bar.

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Hello Kitty themed room at Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour Johor

Psst! You can stay in a Hello Kitty themed room!

Budget

Le Grandeur Palm Resort Johor

Pool at Le Grandeur Palm Resort Johor

The budget-prices at this luxury hotel are unreal! Have you ever heard of a golf club airport hotel? Le Grandeur Palm Resort Johor said why the heck not! Get a few stress-relieving swings in during your stay, book a day at the spa, and enjoy the Olympic-size pool – all high-flyer entertainment activities minus the corresponding price tag!

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Malacca

Luxury

Courtyard @ Heeren

Chinese style wooden bed at Courtyard @ Heeren

Courtyard @ Heeren is an elegant budget-luxury, restored townhouse boutique hotel in Malacca’s old Chinatown. Ideal for the multi-generational family is the two-storey, 8 pax, Family Suite. With two bedrooms and a bathroom equipped with a Jacuzzi, enjoy all the perks of vacationing with a big family with enough space to yourself so as not to get on each other’s nerves!

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View of living room from top of staircase at Courtyard @ Heeren

Psst! All current deals on trivago include a complimentary breakfast buffet.

Budget

The Sterling Boutique Hotel

Exterior of The Sterling Boutique Hotel illuminated at night

If you love luxury and your kids like the idea of time travel, then The Sterling Boutique Hotel is the ideal hotel to spend a family weekend in! Step back in time to colonial Malacca in this heritage hotel, surrounded by the city’s top heritage spots. Good news for parents – most rooms have their own private Jacuzzi!

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Jacuzzi at The Sterling Boutique Hotel

Psst! Free of charge for two children under 12 y.o. with an adult.

Port Dickson

Luxury

Avillion Port Dickson Spa & Beach Resort

Pool and building exterior at night at Avillion Port Dickson Spa & Beach Resort

The Avillion Port Dickson Spa & Beach Resort is made for holidaying with the kids. Kids can take their imagination to the next level with mermaid tails available at the poolside. After a day in the water, how about a private, family BBQ set dinner on your terrace? The best value option for families is the Water Chalet which accommodates up to 2 adults and 2 children.

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Budget

Klana Beach Resort Port Dickson

Aerial view of Klana Beach Resort Port Dickson

Designed for family getaways, The Klana Beach Resort Port Dickson is located right on Port Dickson Beach for round-the-clock access to the beach. Get in tune with nature at the hotel’s own astronomical observatory and be front-row guests to the sunsets at this beachfront resort. Also, families that adhere to halal diets can relax in knowing the resort is completely halal.

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Psst! A typical Malaysian breakfast is included in the price for a double room.

Penang

Luxury

Hard Rock Hotel Penang

Pool and buildings of Hard Rock Hotel Penang illuminated at night

The legendary Hard Rock Hotel Penang needn’t an introduction. The massive, free-form, beach-side pool is reason enough to spend the weekend here with the family. There’s even a special kid’s suite packed with in-room entertainment and an outdoor mini playground designed to give kids the rock star experience.

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Children in foam pool dancing to musicians at Hard Rock Hotel Penang

Psst! A 15-minute cab drive from downtown George Town.

Budget

Bayview Hotel Georgetown Penang

Located in Georgetown by the waterfront, its accessibility and family-friendly accommodations make Bayview Hotel Georgetown Penang excellent for a short stay. Pit stops for relaxation include the outdoor pool, kids pool, and Jacuzzi. Visit the rooftop restaurant & bar for panoramic view of the city and sunsets.

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Psst! Few minutes walk from historical sites like the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion and the state museum.

Bali

Luxury

Mantra Sakala Resort & Beach Club

Deep blue pool against clear skies at Mantra Sakala Resort & Beach Club

Everyone in the family will rush to change into their swimmers and dive straight into the huge infinity pool upon arriving at The Mantra Sakala Resort & Beach Club! The beach is also a few steps away. Want a massage? So do your kids! Book the “Mum-and-me” spa treatment so everyone get’s their wish.

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Psst! All current deals on trivago include a complimentary breakfast buffet.

Budget

Umalas Resort

swimming pool and villas of Umalas resort

The Umalas Resort is ideal for families looking for a quiet spot on the party island. For the ultimate comfort, cater breakfast or dinner to your villa and dine as a family on the private terrace. With your savings on the room, enjoy a Balinese massage and kickback on the rooftop restaurant with a cocktail.

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