In Asia, Singapore is perfectly located for easy and awesome travel in the region. Whether you are beach bumming or city slicking, there are plenty of options for weekend getaways and short trips from Singapore. Little Steps has rounded up some of our favourite short-haul destinations (under 3 hours or less from Singapore). Short haul trips from Singapore with kids in tow – you are sorted! Happy travels.
Laos is too often overlooked as a South East Asian holiday destination, especially when you consider its beautiful landscapes and exceptionally well-kept heritage. You can take the kids on fantastic adventures with sports like caving or challenge their senses with a cooking class. Visit Vientiane for yummy food and cultural wonders, head to Vang Vieng for hot air balloons and rafting, then stay a while in relaxed and charming Luang Prabang! This is a very unique short trip from Singapore.
Luang Prabang, Website
Vientiane Hotels For Kids, Website
Phuket is the perfect short haul destination from Singapore for the whole family, especially those who enjoy time by the ocean. Either dip your toes in or watch the kids from the comfort of the beach, cold beer in hand...it's fabulous either way. You can almost fly straight to the beach with Phuket being so close to Singapore. Whether you’re looking for a resort with a kid’s club or a private villa for groups of friends, there is something for everyone in Phuket.
Ultimate Phuket Guide For Families, Click here
Top Family-Friendly Hotels In Phuket, Click here
A mere 50-minute flight from Singapore, Kuala Lumpur is the ultimate short haul city break from Singapore. This northern neighbor offers plenty of delicious food, shopping galore as well as some easy outings for children. The good news? Little Steps has a whole website dedicated to KL! Want to go further afield, check out this guide for easy trips within driving distance from KL. Short trips from Singapore made simple - KL rocks!
Kuala Lumpur With Kids, https://www.littlestepsasia.com/kuala-lumpur
Family-Friendly Hotels In KL, Click here
Easy Trips From KL, Click here
Penang offers beautiful beaches, a rich heritage and vibrant culture, delish food, and activities galore that are sure to please the whole family. Shangri-La Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa sits on 30-acres of tropical landscaped gardens. This swish resort and spa for families who want to splurge caters to both adults (who love to spa) and kids (who love to scream) thanks to the nearby Adventure Zone indoor playground, kids pool and lawn areas.
Shangri-La Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa, Batu Feringgi Beach, Penang, 11100, Malaysia, +60 4 888 8888, www.shangri-la.com
Penang With Kids, Website
An easy 30 minutes away from Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal, Montigo Resort, Nongsa sits on the northeastern coast of Batam, and is one of Batam’s first luxury residences. Each of the lavish three-story villas offers ample room for your little jetsetters to run around. Included is a gamut of activities like volleyball, tennis, swimming, cooking, painting and gardening for the kiddies, the resort also offers a fantastic kids club. Let the wee-ones play while you kick back on your villa’s sky terrace or chill by your own private infinity pool. Yes, please!
Montigo Resort, Nongsa, Jl. Hang Lekir Nongsa, Batam, Indonesia, +62 778 776 8888, www.montigoresorts.com
Made up of over 17,000 islands, Indonesia is a perfect getaway right on Singapore’s doorstep. For a more relaxed getaway, try Bali! The Southern Hemisphere’s Hawaii, Bali has a little bit of everything - monkey forests, waterfalls and safaris for the little ones, and relaxation options for Mum & Dad. Good news - Little Steps has a full website in Bali too for all your family planning needs. This is certainly a favourite short trip from Singapore!
Little Steps Bali - Everything You Need To Know, www.littlestepsasia.com/bali
Top 50 Things To Do With Kids In Bali, Website
Living in Singapore has plenty of perks including the popular 45-minute ferry ride to the family-fabulous island of Bintan. From fishing and urban life tours to elephant shows and dining by the sea, Bintan Island in Indonesia offers kids of all ages plenty of play, stays, and adventures. Favorite family-friendly resorts in Bintan include: Bintan Residence, The Sanchaya, and The Canopi (a glamping destination).
The Bintan Residence, http://www.cenizaro.com/index.php?/theresidence/bintan
The Canopi, https://thecanopi.com/
The Sanchaya, https://thesanchaya.com/
Vietnam has it all, including friendly locals and famously delish food. Big city Vietnam has plenty of fabulous eateries, shopping gems, five-star stays, and historical adventures. A lovely 5-star hotel located in central HCMC, Intercontinental HCM, is perfect for seeing the sites of Notre Dame Cathedral and the Saigon Opera House. There are several dining options including a yummy Sunday brunch you should enjoy before heading home. Kids can enjoy a swim in the pool after a day of exploring as you sip on a cocktail.
InterContinental Asiana Saigon, Corner and Le Duan, Hai Bà Tr?ng, 1, Ho Chi Minh City 760985, Vietnam, +84 8 3520 9999, www.ihg.com/intercontinental/hotels/gb/en/ho-chi-minh-city/sgnha/hoteldetail
Want something a bit more off-the-beaten track? Take a 25-minute flight from Ho Chi Minh to Phu Quoc - our guide is here!
Family stays at one of Asia’s grand old dames, the classic colonial-era Raffles Hotel Le Royal in the heart of the Cambodia capital Phnom Penh, hark back to the golden age of travel. Located at the heart of this intoxicating city, this landmark luxury hotel offers easy access to the all the sites and is located only 5 minutes from the Mekong River Cruise terminal. Graced through the years by legends including former U.S First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy and French writer, statesman and adventurer André Malraux, Raffles Phnom Penh sets the benchmark for refined enchantment and divine relaxation. Families should take in tea time at the famous Elephant Bar, kids will love splashing at the pool, and mom and dad can sample a Cambodian inspired massage. It's historical, it's central, and it offers something for all ages.
Raffles Hotel Le Royal, 92 Rukhak Vithei Daun Penh, Sangkat Wat Phnom, Phnom Penh, +855 23 981 888, www.raffles.com/phnom-penh/
Myanmar is a growing tourism hotspot, what with its magnificent views of hot air balloons floating over golden temples and its off the beaten path’ reputation. Bagan is the place to go for the instagrammable hot air balloons, but don’t stop there! Rent bicycles for the whole family and get to know the city’s beautiful hidden corners as you cycle around. Inle Lake is another location that will spike the kid’s imagination, as you travel from village to village by boat, marveling at the fisherman who rows skilfully with one leg. We love this short trip from Singapore!
Family-Friendly Myanmar, Click here
You’ll find it impossible to travel through Cambodia with kids without friendly smiles directed your way – Cambodians love children! Cambodia’s main holiday destination, Siem Reap, is most famous for its beautiful temples, especially Angkor Wat, said to be one of the world’s largest religious structures. The view is especially enchanting at sunrise or sunset. Temples asides, there is so much more to discover in Siem Reap like food tours, horse rides and the incredible Phare The Cambodian Circus. If you are looking for a cultural short trip from Singapore - this is a great option.
Siem Reap With Kids, Click here
Whether you are a long-term resident of Bangkok, or just passing through on your way to the beaches down south there are so many opportunities for fun in the City of Angels, especially for families. We’ve done the hard part and tracked down all of the good stuff to fill your time in Bangkok with memorable family fun. A short-haul city break from Singapore - Bangkok is always a winner!
50 Family-Friendly Adventures In Bangkok, Click here
Family-Friendly Hotels In Bangkok, Click here
Langkawi is one of the most beautiful and commercialized islands in Malaysia and is a favorite tourist attraction due to its spectacular beaches, clear blue water and plethora of things to do on a holiday with your family or friends. We have shortlisted the top 10 family-friendly things that you must do when you are in this paradise to make your vacation fun and full of great memories.
Langkawi With Kids, Click here
Family-Friendly Hotels For Kids In Lankawi, Click here
With stunning beaches, delicious food and sunsets to die for, you're sure to have fun with the kiddos here. With 27 villas to choose from including options for three to eight bedrooms, Samujana can cater to single families, groups, and family reunions. All villas feature large infinity edge pools and unobstructed sea views. Samujana provides dedicated villa hosts, private cinemas, gyms, spa services, fitness retreats, tennis courts, beach access and all the hospitality of an upscale resort. Each villa is unique and depending on your needs, the reservation team will recommend the best options for your crew!
100+ Activities To Do With Babies, Toddlers, Kids, Teens In Singapore