Our final staycation was 2 years again earlier than Jia He was born. Ever since then, the children have been asking for a staycation, but it surely’s by no means simple, particularly after the Covid-19 outbreak. Lastly, this yr we determined that it’s time to have a kid-friendly staycation since travelling abroad continues to be not an possibility for us after wanting via all of the sophisticated but mandatory procedures for travelling. And we actually want a break.
Since we now have 4 children, selecting a kid-friendly resort with plenty of children facilities turns into our prime precedence. Hubby mentioned, should select a resort which has a number of children’ actions. After going via the choices, we select Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa as a result of I deliberate to have some actions in Sentosa throughout our keep too.
Reserving & Planning
I booked immediately with the resort as a result of it was fairly a last-minute choice (booked in late Oct), and we don’t want any hiccups for our keep. Underneath the employees suggestion, we select the Rasa Household Enjoyable package deal with Deluxe Sea View, which incorporates every day breakfast and dinner, 1 hr Nestopia and sea sports activities actions. As a result of we bought 4 children, and there’s no larger room possibility for us (unsure is it due to covid or larger room was not out there), we now have to ebook 2 rooms. Since we’re the identical household below the identical handle, we will request a connecting room.
Earlier than the beginning of the staycation, we now have to pre-book the actions 5 days prematurely, which implies each morning at 10 am (topic to modifications), we now have to standby on the webpage and ebook our actions, to make sure we get our desired time slot. #StaycationStress 😂
To ensure our planning goes properly, I ready our itinerary beforehand. So we don’t get careworn over it whereas doing the reserving. Under is a screenshot of my 4D3N itinerary on your reference. You possibly can see that some timing is overlapping one another. These give us extra time to play with the children. Please word, the reserving timing could also be topic to modifications by the resort.
And when you want a guidelines for packing your little one’s staycation, you may obtain it right here!
1. Checking In
The check-in was a breeze. Since I booked immediately with the resort, I’m in a position to do cellular check-in and declaration immediately just a few hours earlier than. So after I reached at 2 pm, I simply settle some administrative stuff and 1 of my room is already able to check-in!
Our room is a Deluxe sea view with a connecting room. One room comes with a tub and the opposite one doesn’t. I LOVE the superb sea view. Irrespective of day or night time, it’s magnificent! Initially, I used to be paranoid concerning the door entry to the balcony, however don’t fear, it’s very heavy, so toddlers can’t open it.
From 2 pm to five pm, at stage 1, simply outdoors the pool space, they’ve a Rasa Enjoyable Play which is open to visitors, no reserving of slot required. They’ve a bouncing fort, balloon sculpture, face portray, archery, huge Lego/Janga and ball video games.
Under is their indoor playground, which is split into 2 sections – Mini Toots and Toots Membership.
Mini Toots – 4 Years Outdated & Under, Parental or Guardian Supervision Required
Toots Membership – 5 to 12 Years Outdated, mother and father or Guardian not allowed
Artwork & Craft Zone – Principally they supply them with some crafts materials to do. The youngsters had some foam stickers (unsure what u name that) on the first day and the final day was a Christmas Tree artwork.
The youngsters’ most favorite actions throughout the staycation – Pool and Siloso Seashore play.
Each must ebook a slot to play, every slot is 2hrs of play.
For the Siloso seashore play, the Sea sports activities exercise is free to play. Bo Heng performed however Jia He can’t attain the peak restrict. It’s actually very enjoyable. We performed kayaks, paddleboats and get up paddleboards.
As for the pool, it’s child’s pleasant and properly sheltered. The slides are for the children, adults usually are not allowed. So if you wish to slide along with your toddler just isn’t attainable. Simply beside the child’s pool, there’s a playground for the children to play. They don’t actually have an grownup pool, aside from the jacuzzi. The dept of the pool which is extra for the older children just isn’t over 1.2-5m (my tough gauge). There’s a lifeguard on obligation too.
In addition to their indoor amenities, additionally they have Nestopia. Which is simply beside the resort on the Silosa seashore.
Personally, I wouldn’t suggest younger toddlers that want mother and father’ steerage to play the slide. My expertise wasn’t very good, attempting to slip down with Jia He and balancing myself and the headband. Perhaps I’m too tall for the slide as a result of I’ve the lie actually low which is sort of snug. However they’ll play rope climbing!
Reserving sensible, I emailed Nestopia immediately to verify the date and time. In case your package deal doesn’t include it, you should purchase the ticket immediately from the web site, or use your Sentosa Enjoyable Go.
There are one other 2 amenities which is the Spa and Gymnasium. We didn’t discover their spa as a result of caught with children, however we used their health club facility. Because of my so-into-fitness hubby. The identical factor, you want to ebook a slot for the health club, which we booked at 6 am for the two days. We skipped the third day as a result of we’re drained. 😂
Their health club is properly geared up with weights, medication balls, a rolling machine and operating machines.
They supply a small towel. 🙂
The spotlight of the staycation all of us wanting ahead to is the buffet breakfast and dinner at Silver Shell. As a result of meals retains us going. Due to covid, the buffet can be served to your desk in ala cart type by ordering via the net ordering menu Fairly simple and the meals is appropriate. The breakfast choice just isn’t very intensive however adequate. Dinner, I used to be anticipating extra like sashimi and oyster however they don’t have. They’ve sushi, 1st day I requested uncooked salmon with out the rice, they served me with that. However 2nd day they mentioned not allowed. 🙁
I like their child’s meal vary, which has various selection, together with a muffin ornament package that may assist to maintain the children occupied.
I counsel having dinner early like 6-630pm. From my expertise, we now have our dinner earlier than 7 pm, service was fairly quick however by 715pm onwards, the service may be fairly gradual and a little bit of order tousled as a consequence of peak hours.
It’s comprehensible since they should serve the buffet dish from completely different “stalls” to each desk, which may be fairly overwhelming.
Since our breakfast and dinner are supplied by the resort, we simply must settle our lunch outdoors.
In addition to taking the free shuttle bus to RWS, you may select to have your meal at Trapizza.
Their thin-crust pizzas are the highest favorite. Children’ meals are additionally in superb parts!
Total, we had an satisfying keep and Shangri-La actually designed their resort with Children-friendly amenities in thoughts. Under is a screenshot of my resort keep package deal for 1 room, 4 days, 3 nights, Dec 2021.
I don’t suppose we will journey abroad anytime actual quickly, so I booked our March staycation with them however in Orchard. We are able to’t watch for our subsequent staycation with Shangri-La once more!