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Fun, learning and exploration are on the holiday agenda at these nearby family-friendly resorts that will have your kids begging to extend their stay.

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Fun, learning and exploration are on the holiday agenda at these nearby family-friendly resorts that will have your kids begging to extend their stay.
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Pining for a holiday where you can relax by the pool and gorge yourself silly at the all-day buffet, without having to worry about taking care of the children? We’ve rounded up a bunch of resorts close to Singapore, all with services that cater exclusively to the little ones. Whether you’re bringing the clan for a summer getaway, or seeking the perfect staycation, we know you’ll enjoy some quality family bonding time at these great spots.

Back To Nature
Victoria Sapa Resort & Spa, Hanoi

Children often take to nature like ducks to water. For some close encounters with the wild, head to this resort near Hanoi, Vietnam. Not only do kids get a special welcome kit to make their stay extra comfortable, children who visit also have access to a rabbit garden specially catered for younger kids. Don’t miss out on some family hiking fun, too, as the resort is set within the lush greenery of Mount Fansipan.

The Andaman, Langkawi

For mums and dads who enjoy the great outdoors, instil that love of adventure in your little ones with a trip to The Andaman in laidback Langkawi, Malaysia. Shrouded in the rainforest, you can expect unrivalled service at this Starwood-managed hotel for yourselves and your kids. The Young Explorer’s Club sets it apart from other resorts; with educational excursions that focus on nature, your kids will leave with an appreciation of the island’s rugged wooded landscape.

AYANA Resort & Spa, Bali
Perched above Jimbaran Bay, AYANA Resort & Spa Bali is a stylish getaway for young parents and a spectacular escape for tiny tots. The Kids Program caters to children aged two and up, with a new activity programme each day so there’s no room for boredom. There’s also a separate children’s swimming pool with two water slides tucked into the greenery near the Kids Club pavilion.
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Hard Rock Hotel, Bali

If thumping family fun is your jam, bring your little rockers to Hard Rock Hotel Bali, located on the ever-entertaining Kuta Beach. Its Lil’ Rock Kids Club offers treasure hunts, lessons in local musical traditions and more. Plus, there are food options aplenty to satiate your kids’ appetites long after playtime is over. Yum!

Club Med Bintan Island Resort

Kids rule at Club Med Bintan, where they can take their pick of a myriad activities to choose from to keep them distracted for days, if not weeks. There are circus workshops for children to discover the joys of performance art, the Petit Chef Program to keep them busy in the kitchen, and there’s even a Teen Spa to introduce older kids to the world of wellness.

Angsana Laguna Phuket
The Angsana Laguna in Phuket, Thailand is renowned as a super-child-friendly resort. It takes the usual children’s facilities a step further with the Tree House Kid’s Club, which provides activities like indigenous crafts, cooking classes, and exploration walks. There’s even a kids’ spa for the little ones at this fun-filled destination.
Fun In The City
Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort

Bustling Bangkok may seem like the last place to take a child, but the Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort, on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River, is a cool oasis for families. Its kids’ club will keep children entertained for hours on end, and babysitting services are also available.

LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort

If you and your little ones live for LEGO, head for LEGOLAND Malaysia just across the causeway in Johor Bahru. Fully LEGO-themed bedrooms will provide endless delight, while the theme park offers more than 70 hands-on rides, slides, and shows for children of all ages. Kids will also love the new LEGO Ninjagothemed rooms, which open this June.

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Hong Kong Disneyland
The Hong Kong-based Magic Kingdom is the epitome of family vacations, and with a brand new hotel that opened its doors in April, visitors are in for real treat. The Disney Explorers Lodge offers spacious and brightly decorated rooms, with themed amenities to match. Best of all, seven themed Disney worlds are right at your doorstep: Adventureland, Grizzly Gulch, Mystic Point, Toy Story Land, Fantasyland, Tomorrowland and Main Street, U.S.A.