Best Beach Vacations for Families – Singapore

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Singapore, the next on our list of best beach vacations for families, is one of those far eastern countries that boosts excitement levels whenever you think of going there. Why? Because it?s like this surprise party popper box that has something for everyone. And what better way to chill under the winter sun on a warm sunny beach?

East Coast Park is where you can relax and enjoy the sun, sand and beach waves along with enjoying some delicious barbecue from the nearby restaurants. Let the kids build sand castles and run wild playing tag. Additionally, you can opt for cycling, volleyball and inline skating.

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When to go? Good Question

The best time to visit Singapore is from November till early January when the average temperature is 30?C, along with occasional rainfall. This is the wettest time of the year and hauls in lots of tourists from around the world.

The Cost Factor

The Singaporean currency is known as Singapore dollar (SGD). Foreign currencies such as US dollars, Australian dollars, Yen and Pounds Sterling are accepted at major shopping malls. If you are carrying traveler?s checks, they can be exchanged at licensed money changers and banks. Additionally, all major credit cards are widely accepted.

  • A daily budget of $50 will cover:
  • A three course meal for 2 at a mid-range restaurant US $40
  • A meal at a fast food restaurant US $5
  • Local transport (one way ticket) US $1.23
  • Taxi normal tariff US $2.5
  • Taxi 1 km normal tariff US $0.40

Lodgings

There are numerous family friendly hotels around the East Coast area. My top picks are Pan Pacific at $606 per night for a double room, Carlton Hotel for $551 per night for a double room and Carlton City Hotel at $306 per night for a triple room, all can easily accommodate a family of 4.

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Getting around

The most convenient and affordable way to get around is through the tourist pass which allows unlimited travel on MRT and LRT trains and basic bus services, for a set duration. A one-day pass can be purchased for approx. US $7.50, for 2 days pass $11.50 and $15 for 3 days pass.

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Things to do in East Coast Singapore

  • If you have sports enthusiasts in the family, they will thoroughly enjoy Lilliput, which is a mini indoor golf course, perfect for kids and adults to brush up some golfing skills. Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult. Open from Tuesday till Sunday from 10 a.m till 8 p.m. Tickets cost $10 per child aged 12 and below, $14 per adult and $42 for a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children under age 12).
  • Let your children?s imagination run wild at Kaboodle which is an indoor play center for children aged 1 to 12 years, with its’ main focus on the development of creative intelligence and growth. Every child must be accompanied by an adult.

Prices are as follows:

  1. Tickets cost $15 for one hour of play for children aged 3 years and above.
  2. Children below 3 years of age can enjoy unlimited play hours for only $15.
  3. Ticket cost per adult $10
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  • Forest Adventure is home to fun obstacle courses, jumps, climbing and zip lining activities for the entire family. The 2.5 hours duration Grand Course is for adults and teenagers measuring to a height of 1.4 meters tall and covers trapezes, logs, bridge crossing, 4 zip-lines, and the famous Tarzan jump. For the younger lot aged 5 to 10 of height 1.1 meters (at least), there?s a separate Kids Course which lasts for an hour, with 16 crossings and 1 zip-line. All activities are carried out under strict supervision and players are secured with a harness and must wear helmets before starting off. Open from Tuesday to Sunday. Tickets cost $31 per adult, $29 per junior (below 18) and $22 per child. You can also buy a family pass (includes 2 adults and 2 juniors) for $110.
The Streets of Singapore
  • Shop directly from factory outlets of big brands such as Adidas, Nike, Charles and Keith and more at the Changi City Point shopping mall.
  • For some high-end fashion shopping head to 112 Katong, a newly built shopping mall with more than 30 restaurants and cafes alongside.
  • Heard of Paratha? You shouldn?t miss Prate Corner for a delicious serving of this Indian tortilla stuffed with every flavor imaginable, be it cheese, mushrooms or even something sweet for just $6.
  • For more Indian taste checkout Yummy Punjaby and for a taste of Singaporean food along with some other Asian cuisine pay Katong Kitchen a visit. Got a sweet tooth? Then head down to Honey Moon Dessert and satisfy that craving.

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Singapore is the perfect blend of comfort and modernization. Won?t believe it till you see it? Well, then what are you waiting for? Book a flight and pack your bags because it’s gone time!

Logistics

Flights to Singapore: I recommend searching through KAYAK. They are the world?s leading travel search engine. It searches other travel sites to give travellers the information they need to find the right flights, hotels, rental cars and vacation rentals. The website and apps also offer tools to help plan and manage your trip, including Price Alerts, Price Forecast and free itinerary management.

Rental Cars in Singapore: Rentalcars.com is the world?s biggest online car rental service. Working with leading suppliers, they offer great prices on all car groups, including luxury cars, people carriers, minivans and automatic cars. With a multilingual call centre open 7 days a week, we can find you the best rental prices whenever you want ? wherever you go.

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10 thoughts on “Best Beach Vacations for Families – Singapore”

  1. Thank you for this post Tarun! We are about to book our next vacation to South East Asia and I stumbled onto your blog. We’ve been to almost every country over there, but in Singapore, we have only seen the airport. I think we will opt for a short visit. Thanks!

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  2. Thank you Tarun for this great tips and awesome article about vacations spot. The scenery is really beautiful and nice explanation for traveler. I have a dream to visit there one day.

    This is really tough to find every information of traveling route and location. I hope this will really help those who are adventure lover.

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  3. Singapore is a beautiful place to go to, I’ve been there a few years ago, and all I can say is that the people are so friendly, what a difference of here in Europe.

    I loved the nature, you can dream away all day in it.

    The prices are cheap, but the hotels are not. So be careful to pick them, they know you’re a tourist. And I think that says enough.

    Thanks for sharing it!

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  4. Singapore looks like an amazing city! I love how safe, clean, and modern everything is 🙂

    The range of entertainment available is also mind blowing – malls, zoos, waterparks, theatres, parks, museums, you name it!Also seems very affordable! Will definitely look at Singapore as a destination, should I ever make my way in that direction.

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  5. Hey Varun,

    In India, Singapore is an ideal vacation spot to spend good time with family and kids. You have given a detailed information which will be useful for visitors to Singapore.

    But what I miss in this post is information  about amazing gardens and some terrific spots like Adventure Cove Water Park, the famous light and sound play etc.

    Regards,

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    • Hi Shubhangi,

      thanks for your comment, however the reason i left out information about the amazing gardens and terrific spots like adventure cove water park is because there already a 1000 other articles about them like tripadvisor.com or lonely planet. I’m trying to highlight the not so famous ones because there’s a lot more to singapore than the usual touristy places.

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  6. Thanks for the informative post about the best beach holiday! I would have loved to ask for the best time to visit the beach in Singapore had it been that it wasn’t mentioned in the post. I think the November period is usually the best time to observe holidays at beaches as it would require parking umbrella during the rainy seasons.

    It would be more exciting to get around through the tourist pass not minding the cost involved as such a vacation trip occurs once a year. Though I had been to Singapore once in a lifetime, I didn’t visit the beach because it was in the rainy season when it was raining heavily. Thanks for the great post!

    Israel Olatunji

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    • Hi Israel, the best time is always after midday, so anytime from 3pm onwards is good. Get some sun and guaranteed unique sunset every day 🙂

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