Montigo Resorts, Nongsa

Photo: Montigo Resorts, Batam

Pining for that one holiday where azure water beckons and for once you can actually jump in while your little cherub is somewhere around, too busy to notice you are gone? Look no further! We have rounded up 6 resorts close to Singapore with services provided for kids.

Your kids will be so well looked after that they may even want to stay on longer than you!

1. Batam, Montigo Resorts

Montigo Resorts Villa

An award-wining Resorts, Montigo Resorts, Nongsa, is Batam’s first 5-star all villa resort. With contemporary, minimalistic clean lines of the villas and residences, each villa has two bedrooms (a master and twin sharing bedroom), your own private plunge pool, al-fresco dining area, a living room and a sky terrace, ideal for family gatherings or barbeques, or simple a night of star-gazing.

Olo Kids Club, Montigo ResortsWhile adults can enjoy and indulge themselves for a good rub at the spa, the Montigo Resorts OLO Kids Club has supervised group activities. There’s a wide range of activities to enjoy such as gardening, kite-flying, swimming, cooking class or even mixing delicious drink concoctions at the mock tail bar.

Kids can splash around at the water play station, or they can rest and watch their favorite cartoons in the private spaces at the OLO Kids Club. A two story facility with toys, manipulative, board games and books for young children. There are also hidden Tilos (Montigo Resorts very chirpy mascot) and other cartoon motifs around the resort for children to uncover in the OLO Kids Club treasure hunt activity.

The Olo Kids Club is catered for children 6 to 12 year olds and to teenagers from 12 to 18 years of age.

Babysitting services and a kid’s menu is also available.

Photos by The New Age Parents

2. Langkawi, The Four Seasons Resort

Along with all the luxury and pampering that is synonyms with The Four Seasons, this stunning property perched right on the beach in Langkawi is an absolute paradise for you and your kids.

The Four Seasons Langkawi Bubble Bath For KidsTheir ‘Kids For All Seasons’ kid’s club offers a plethora of activities, to keep them as busy as a bee! From collage making, batik painting, map making to movie afternoons, beach games and even kid’s yoga. Want to pamper your kids?

The kid’s spa menu offered here will have the kids hankering for more! Choice of massages, manicures, pedicures, hair cuts and even fruity-tutty bubble baths for your little prince and princess – The Four Seasons has it all.

Beautifully decorated cookies, milk and toys that are placed in their room upon arrival will have them squealing with joy. The world-renowned mangroves situated right next to the hotel and their in-house naturalist will ensure that the young ones have an educational excursion like never before.

Bicycles for the parents and the children, sailing dinghies, hobie cats, kayaks, paddleboats, windsurfing equipment; the entire resort is a playground for both children and adults. They have a pool dedicated to families with children where the little ones are free to splash around all they want.

Babysitting services and baby cots are available on request. A kid’s menu is also available.

3. Phuket, JW Marriott Resort and Spa

Has your child ever fantasized of being part of a circus? It is possible at the JW Marriott Phuket. Well, almost. This property has an actual circus-training programme where your children, under the guidance of experts, can learn the arts of circus training such as the big trampoline, pyramid building, the flying trapeze and much more.

JW Marriott Phuket Kid's ClubIf that isn’t enough, the timings of the kid’s club at JW Marriott Resort and Spa will really give the kids (and parents) something to smile about from 9 am to 8 pm. Kids from 4 to 12 years can indulge in a wide array of activities including hair braiding, towel folding, Thai dancing and Kid’s yoga.

Teen programmes include yoga, pilates, t-shirt batik painting, Muay Thai boxing and origami, amongst a long list of activities to select from. They also have computers, playstation, a pool table as well as table tennis at their disposal. The children’s pool with a water slide, statues of turtles and a bubble pool is another focal point for the younger ones.

The resort also boasts of a long list of family activities that the entire family can enjoy together. Family Thai cooking classes at the Ginja cooking school, family sand candle making, family t-shirt batik painting and family snorkeling introduction are just some of these.

Babysitting services are available.

4. Phuket, Angsana LagunaAngsana Laguna Phuket

Don’t get a shock if you find a baby elephant at your hotel door step. The Angsana Phuket has not one, but two elephants that will knock at visitor’s door for a photo taking session. If that is not enough, the hotel massages, nail art, body polish and other spa treatments for the kids will truly set the tone for a holiday like no other.

The real show stealer of Angsana Laguna is The Tree House Kids Club. Featuring a library, arts and crafts laboratory, an internet/video corner and a kid’s café serving popular kid’s treats, it is spread over two storeys.

There is even a performance area for the children to display their newly acquired skills. Open from 9 am to 9 pm, with more than 60 educational classes to offer, your kid’s will be spoilt for choice. The non-motorized water sports never fail to entertain.

Last but by no means the least, this resort’s tree plantation and adoption programme as well as the nature walks they organize will teach your kids to become one with nature.

Babysitting services are available.

5. Bintan, Lagoon Resort

Bintan Lagoon ResortThis resort located on Singapore’s ‘anytime holiday’ island has enough to keep those little minds enthralled for hours. Bintan Lagoon Resort ‘Nutty Bunch’ kid’s club offers its little guests a host of fun activities to indulge in, including archery, balloon sculpting, kite painting and flying, treasure hunts and mini golf. The resort also offers a myriad of interesting recreational activities right from paintball, laser quest, dune buggies to soccer and badminton.

Complementing the above list is a wide array of water sports in which the entire family can indulge together such as banana boats, fishing trips, jet skiing, snorkeling, kayaking, scuba diving and sailing. The children’s pool with a slide is another surefire way of clocking in hours of fun.

Babysitting services are available. The resort offers a kid’s menu.

6. Bali, Ayana Resort and Spa

The recently renovated Kids Club in this beautiful resort nestled on a cliff-top in Bali has tailored the ‘Rai’ (youngest in Balinese) program for Bali, Ayana Resort and Spa - Ayana Cultural Dance For Kidschildren aged 2 – 4 years old, while the ‘Raka’ (eldest in Balinese) is for children aged 5 and above. Ceramic painting, Balinese dress-ups, garland making, cooking classes, origami and Balinese craft are just some of the activities on offer at this club.

The kid’s club boasts of a flat screen TV, X-Box, Wii, trampoline, ‘foosball’ table, table tennis and even a children’s billiards table to keep the young ones entertained for hours. Children receive a welcome gift upon check-in. The property also features an outdoor petting zoo that houses lambs, pigs, rabbits and ducks. A separate children’s swimming pool with two fun water slides is another hit with the kids.

Your kids will love the movie nights that they throw, featuring popular animation movies accompanied with a mini buffet.

Babysitting services are available. The resort offers a kid’s menu.

By Mandira Rai and Michelle Ang

Updated on 23 August 2013