From The Straits Times    |


Now that the dreaded mid-year exams are over, it’s time to kick back and relax with your little ones during the month-long June holidays in Singapore. If you haven’t already made plans, it’s still not too late to book your vacation – turn to this list of five family-friendly accommodation packages: 

If your family’s idea of a perfect holiday involves plenty of sun, surf and sand, Hua Hin is the spot for you. With excellent beaches but without the madding crowds of Phuket, the beach, with its mild surf, is safe enough for small children.

This June, make the most of Anantara Hua Hin’s Family Special package, which comprises two nights’ accommodation in a room or suite, daily breakfast for two adults and two children, a 60-minute family activity a day (such as Thai boxing or yoga) and single-day kids’ club access for two kids, including a cooking class or batik painting session for kids.

How much: Priced from US$252 ($335) a package; available till December 25, 2015. Learn more at

Family-friendly Rimba Jimbaran is a five-star resort offering on-site babysitting, a kids’ club and children’s pool with a waterslide. What’s more, you can even enjoy 50 per cent off your second room in their fabulous Family Holiday Hotel promotion, which also includes daily breakfast buffets for two adults and two kids.

How much: Room rates in June start from US$437 ($581) a night. For reservations, visit Stay to be completed by June 30, 2015.

Travel to the seaside city billed the Hawaii of China. The Family Fun package at Mandarin Oriental Sanya includes perks such as a family poolside lunch for two adults and two children, complimentary extra beds, access to a fully supervised kids’ club (for children aged 12 and under) and daily activities for kids, from cooking to kungfu classes.

How much: From CNY1,652 or S$355 a night. A minimum stay of three nights applies. For bookings, visit Valid until October 31, 2015.

If you’re considering a city break in the region, Hong Kong’s just a four-hour flight away. And with The Excelsior’s Summer Family Fiesta package, you’ll surely be tempted. It includes one night’s accommodation in a Superior room, complimentary Ocean Park tickets for two adults, complimentary lunch or dinner buffet for children aged 12 or under, and discounts at selected kids’ speciality shops at luxury shopping destination, Lee Gardens. What’s more, the hotel is conveniently located at the heart of Causeway Bay, where shopping and entertainment options abound.

How much: From HKD1,580 or S$271 a night. Promotion valid till August 31, 2015. For more information, visit

To celebrate the birth of Princess Charlotte, the swanky The Milestone Hotel – located across the road from the royal abode of Kensington Palace – has launched the Kensington Royal Family package. The bundle comes with two nights’ accommodation at its Kensington Gardens Suite, breakfast for two adults and two children, champagne afternoon tea for two adults (tea sets for two kids), as well as a private tour of Kensington Palace.

How much: From £2,900 (S$6055) a night. Valid till June 20, 2015, so hurry and book at