South East Asia

Family weekend getaways from Singapore

Pack your bags and get the kids ready to go, let next weekend be a family getaway you will all enjoy.

Weekend getaways from Singapore can be easy to plan! Pick a nearby destination like Batam or Port Dickson and then decide on your budget. Done? Here are six short weekend getaway destinations from Singapore and two top hotels for each – one luxury and one budget – plus highlights on what the family will enjoy at each one.

Luxury family getaway in Batam

With a spa, pool and sun terrace, the Swiss-Belhotel Harbour Bay screams (or rather whispers) relaxing weekend getaway. Hop off the Singapore-Batam ferry at the Harbour Bay Ferry Terminal and walk to your hotel in a matter of minutes – your weekend retreat begins as soon as you hit the ground!

Swiss-Belhotel Harbour Bay

Batu Ampar
8.4 Very good (1070 reviews)

Budget family getaway from Singapore


With small children, you’ll want to spend some nights eating in, and with in-room kitchenettes at the all-suites Harmoni Suites Hotel, you can! Put a movie on for the kids in the living room and order yourself an in-room massage to kick-start your relaxing weekend getaway from Singapore. Family fun? Rent bicycles from the hotel and enjoy the indoor swimming pool.

Harmoni Suites

Lubuk Baja
8.3 Very good (266 reviews)

A Hello Kitty themed weekend getaway that the kids will love!


Ready for a fun-filled family weekend at JB’s theme parks? Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour Johor is right across from Puteri Harbour Family Theme Park and an 8 minute drive to LEGOLAND! Want a break from the roller coasters? The hotel’s infinity pool is a great thrill in itself. After an alfresco dinner on the terrace, parents can send kids to bed and enjoy a night cap at the wine bar.

Psst! You can stay in a Hello Kitty themed room!

JEN Johor Puteri Harbour by Shangri-La

Johor Bahru
8.4 Very good (2232 reviews)

Budget luxury weekend getaway from Singapore

The budget prices at this luxury hotel are unreal! Have you ever heard of a golf club airport hotel? Well, Le Grandeur Palm Resort Johor sure is one! Get a few stress-relieving swings in during your stay, book a day at the spa, and enjoy the Olympic-size pool – all high-flyer entertainment activities minus the corresponding price tag!

Le Grandeur Palm Resort Johor

7.5 Good (677 reviews)

Budget-luxury in Malacca

Courtyard @ Heeren is an elegant budget-luxury, restored townhouse boutique hotel in Malacca’s old Chinatown. Ideal for the multi-generational family is the two-storey, 8 pax, Family Suite. With two bedrooms and a bathroom equipped with a Jacuzzi, enjoy all the perks of vacationing with a big family with enough space to yourself so as not to get on each other’s nerves!

Courtyard @ Heeren

8.3 Very good (622 reviews)

Experience colonial Malacca at The Sterling


If you love luxury and your kids like the idea of time travel, then The Sterling Boutique Hotel is the ideal hotel to spend your family weekend getaway from Singapore in! Step back in time to colonial Malacca in this heritage hotel, surrounded by the city’s top heritage spots. Good news for parents – most rooms have their own private Jacuzzi!

Psst! Free of charge for two children under 12 y.o. with an adult.

The Sterling Boutique Hotel Melaka

7.9 Good (1462 reviews)

Mermaids and pools - perfect for a family weekend getaway


The Avillion Port Dickson Spa & Beach Resort is made for holidaying with the kids. Kids can take their imagination to the next level with mermaid tails available at the poolside. After a day in the water, how about a private, family BBQ set dinner on your terrace? The best value option for families is the Water Chalet which accommodates up to 2 adults and 2 children.

Hotel Avillion Port Dickson

Port Dickson
7.6 Good (827 reviews)

Round-the-clock beach access for a sunny family getaway

Designed for family getaways from Singapore, The Klana Beach Resort Port Dickson is located right on Port Dickson Beach for round-the-clock access to the beach. Get in tune with nature at the hotel’s own astronomical observatory and be front-row guests to the sunsets at this beachfront resort. Also, families that adhere to halal diets can relax in knowing the resort is completely halal.

Psst! A typical Malaysian breakfast is included in the price for a double room.

Klana Beach Resort Port Dickson

Port Dickson
8.0 Very good (485 reviews)

A family weekend getaway that the kids will love!


The legendary Hard Rock Hotel Penang needn’t an introduction. The massive, free-form, beach-side pool is reason enough to organise a weekend getaway from Singapore here with the family. There’s even a special kid’s suite packed with in-room entertainment and an outdoor mini playground designed to give kids the rock star experience.

Psst! A 15-minute cab drive from downtown George Town.

Hard Rock Hotel Penang

Top rated
Batu Ferringhi
8.5 Excellent (2059 reviews)

A waterfront weekend getaway in Penang

Located in Georgetown by the waterfront, its accessibility and family-friendly accommodations make Bayview Hotel Georgetown Penang excellent for a short stay. Pit stops for relaxation include the outdoor pool, kids pool, and Jacuzzi. Visit the rooftop restaurant & bar for a panoramic view of the city and sunsets.

Psst! Few minutes walk from historical sites like the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion and the state museum.

Rest and relaxation for the whole family


Everyone in the family will rush to change into their swimmers and dive straight into the huge infinity pool upon arriving at The Mantra Sakala Resort & Beach Club! The beach is also a few steps away. Want a massage? So do your kids! Book the “Mum-and-me” spa treatment so everyone gets their wish.

Psst! All current deals on trivago include a complimentary breakfast buffet.

The Sakala Resort Bali

Nusa Dua
8.2 Very good (777 reviews)

Quiet weekend getaway for the family in Bali


The Umalas Resort is ideal for families looking for a quiet spot on the party island. For the ultimate comfort, cater breakfast or dinner to your villa and dine as a family on the private terrace. With your savings on the room, enjoy a Balinese massage and kickback on the rooftop restaurant with a cocktail.

Umalas Resort

7.5 Good (20 reviews)