Expert Series: Cheap Hotels with Kid Friendly Activities For the Ultimate Valentine’s Retreat

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Popular Romantic Getaway Destinations for Singaporeans
Cheap Hotels with Kid Friendly Activities For the Ultimate Valentine’s Retreat

Cuponation - Valentines Day

Since Valentine’s Day this year falls quite close to the long Chinese New Year weekend in Singapore, one of the most popular options for parents who are looking for a little romance without neglecting the family is to go for a nice retreat.

For short romantic getaways, one does not need to venture far. Cuponation conducted a study recently to find out the most popularly searched romantic getaway destinations in Southeast Asia for Singaporeans. No surprise, our friendly neighbor Malaysia emerged as top favourite. You can check out more popularly seeked out destinations here.

Family trips at a glance seems like a romance killer, but we took the liberty of finding the best hotel options which are savvy to book during the peak season as well as offering fun packed activities to keep the kids occupied while the parents enjoy a romantic night out.


  1. Malaysia: Penang

Parkroyal Penang

The historical city of Penang is a great location for married couples enjoy each other’s company set against the historical architecture and lush tropical background. While the two of you admire Georgetown’s mesmerizing street art, your minds will also be at ease with Parkroyal’s in room babysitting services which cost SGD3.38 per hour (MYR10). Furthermore the hotel’s Koko-Nuts Kid Club is packed with fun filled vibrant activities including leaf painting to pool games, movies, mask and t-shirt paintings, stick puppets and more.

Room rate starts from SGD 152 per night


  1. Indonesia: Bali

Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa, Bali

Snorkeling dates in Nusa Dua beach is a top option to rekindle that pre kids romance. You can now snorkel at ease when you leave your kids at the Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa, as this hotel provides babysitting service for a mere Rp30,000 (SGD2.77) per hour. If that’s not enough, your kids will definitely be entertained by the inhouse children club, Gecko Kids Club, which provides a children’s pool and outdoor playground to keep the kids entertained.

Room rate starts from  SGD228 per night


  1. Thailand: Pattaya

Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya

While you enjoy a romantic stroll in Pattaya’s stunning Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Gardens, your children will be kept busy in the care of Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya’s Lil’ Rock Animators. Perfect for kids between the ages of 3 -12 years, Lil’ Rock Animators provides tons of arts and crafts activities together with games and a kiddy pool to cool off. For a cool SGD25, you can leave the kids for a whole day and not worry as lunch and snacks will be provided.

Room rate starts from SGD234 per night


This article is contributed by Atiqah Khamurudin


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This article is prepared by

Jiarong Yu
Daddy to 2 adorable little ones. Misses them the moment they are not around, regrets missing them the moment they are around.

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