Staycations: Fun for the multigenerational family [Guest post]

by Victoria Seto

Family at Maritime Experiential Museum
Our family at Maritime Experiential Museum. From left, my sister-in-law; my brother; my nephews HJ, Daniel and Benjamin; my sister and I.

There are many happy memories of my family staycations at Resort World Sentosa. We chanced upon an online deal 2 years ago, and decided to check it out. First, it was staying at Hard Rock Hotel Sentosa, then it was Festive Hotel, and lately Equarius Hotel.

Resort World hotels are the best location for my multi-generational family. With my aged Mother who is no longer in the prime of her health, three boisterous nephews, and a brother-in-law recovering from nose cancer, we needed a vacation place near our homes with ample shopping, emergency amenities and fun within reach.

Ever since our first staycation at RWS, we have been celebrating birthdays and school vacations there and never looked back. The kids ask if we can go to Sentosa whenever school holidays are around the corner. Once, we planned a surprise two-day getaway and they squealed in delight.

Our favourite hotels at RWS

Festive Hotel’s Deluxe Family Room is voted best family space for my family of 10. We have ample space in the room to sit comfortably and chit chat with each other if the weather is too hot for the kids to go swimming.

Hard Rock Hotel is voted best luxury with the comfortable sheets and iPod deck. And who can forget the pool! The pools are the kids’ favourite place during the entire staycation.

playing with sand at hard rock hotel singapore
My nephew Daniel and my sister at Hard Rock Hotel pool side.

Lately, the kids have found a way to be sit with their Aunties at the pool bar, they with their fries, nuggets and Ben & Jerry ice cream, the Aunties, with their Mojitos in the sun.

Child at Hard Rock Hotel Singapore pool
My nephew, Daniel, chilling at Hard Rock Hotel pool.

Equarius Hotel was our latest staycation venture during this year’s March school holidays. We stayed on 16 March and that night was during the opening match of Barclays Premier League.

Multigenerational staycation at Resorts World Sentosa
My mum and nephew Daniel at Equarius Hotel

“This is my first time watching BPL live match telecast,” my 10-year old nephew said. We stayed up to watch until the entire match, though he fell asleep right after Steven Gerrard’s first goal (34th minutes?). I am glad I share this bonding with him because both his parents are clueless when it comes to soccer, and he has a very strict bedtime at home.

Equarius Hotel bathroom
In Equarius Hotel: Nephews Daniel, HJ and Benjamin (partly hidden) and I.

Do keep up the good work, RWS. It is the memories that really light up my nephews’ childhood. We seldom go overseas now, as there is really no need, with this paradise right at our doorstep.

About the author
Victoria Seto is a freelance writer and a savvy auntie who is always on the lookout for fun deals for the entire extended family.

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