June school holidays 2017: Where to get the best hotel deals

By Lynn Wee   — May 12, 2017
  • Best hotel deals for June school holidays 2017
    1 / 9 Best hotel deals for June school holidays 2017

    The annual June school holidays are fast approaching. Let’s face it – if you’re only starting to plan your ideal family vacation now, it’s going to be a very costly affair.

    The trick to scoring a good eleventh-hour deal is to either hope for a last-minute travel bargain, or continue reading this article, where you might just find the right package without breaking the bank.

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  • Holiday Inn Resort Bali Benoa
    2 / 9 Holiday Inn Resort Bali Benoa

    Located on the waterfront of Tanjung Benoa beach, Holiday Inn Resort Bali Benoa offers a myriad of beachfront and sea activities that will keep everyone in the family entertained.

    From diving and snorkeling expeditions to cultural outings, and shopping day trips, the resort has you sorted for your entire stay here.

    Parents looking for alone time can whisk their kids to the resort’s kid’s club, which has a daily roster of both indoor and outdoor activities, and games such as foosball and Nintendo Wii; suitable for kids aged four to 12 years old. Children under four have to be accompanied by an adult.

    The resort also has a special kid’s pool, which boasts a waterslide, fountains and super-sized tipping water buckets.

    With its new Family Getaway package, families will enjoy privileges such as the best flexible room rates and complimentary tickets to a local attraction; book from now to June 30, and stay between June 1 and Aug 31.

    The resort also has a kids stay and eat free programme for children below 12 years old.

    How much
    From 164.80 USD (about S$232) per night for a Tanjung Family Suite.
    Find out more
    http://balibenoa.holidayinnresorts.com/

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  • Angsana Bintan
    3 / 9 Angsana Bintan

    Looking for a short getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life? Book a family trip to Bintan, a tropical paradise, which is a snappy two-hour ferry ride from Singapore.

    With a multitude of complimentary activities hosted by Angsana Bintan, there will never be a dull moment for you and the little ones.

    Whether it’s coral planting, stargazing, or feeding sea turtles, kids will have the opportunity to learn more about conservation through the Laguna Bintan conservation lab activities.

    If your tween is more adventurous, let him race through the jungle in a All Terrain Vehicle, or go on a snorkeling tour to explore the island’s numerous coral reefs, and ride the waves on a jet ski. These activities are available at an additional cost.

    Book from now to May 31, and enjoy 30 per cent off the best available rate and special privileges such as daily breakfast for two at its Lotus cafe, and return land transfer by coach to the ferry terminal.

    How much
    From 293 USD (about S$413) per night for an Island Family suite.
    Find out more
    http://www.angsana.com/en/ap-indonesia-bintan

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  • Tanjong Jara Resort
    4 / 9 Tanjong Jara Resort

    If you are looking for a vacation that has a tasteful blend of both the traditional and modern, stay at the Tanjong Jara Resort – a five-star resort that reflects the 17th century Malay palaces.

    Experience the rich traditions of the Terengganu community, where families will get to soak up the island in all of its beauty, and give authentic local delicacies a try. The complimentary Kampong Sucimurni lifestyle experience takes place every Saturday.

    If junior is an avid sports lover, let him have a go at the outdoor games, which features local sports such as gasing, and separk takraw, or bring him on a bicycle tour, where he will discover the life of a local.

    The little ones will also have a great time at the Kenyir elephant village, where they will have the opportunity to ride, feed, bathe and play with the elephants. Or if you’re lucky, you’ll even get to witness the hatching of the green turtle’s egg, which takes place once every year – between May and September.

    Book directly from the hotel to enjoy discounted rates and special offers such as a complimentary couple massage.

    How much
    From RM730 (about $235) per night for a Bambung room.
    Find out more
    http://www.tanjongjararesort.com/index.html

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  • Holiday Inn Resort Phuket
    5 / 9 Holiday Inn Resort Phuket

    Not one, but four swimming pools – this Holiday Inn resort at Phuket even has a kids’ and toddlers’ pool, which features fountains and slides, and direct access to its kid’s club.

    The kids’ club, which was recently renovated, now sports an underwater theme, where kids can have fun at four different zones – TV, Xbox 360, Arts and crafts, and games; open to kids of all ages.

    Parents looking to spend a romantic time at dinner can also drop their little ones off at the club, which opens in the evening for three nights a week.

    Enjoy special privileges such as the best flexible room rates and complimentary tickets to a local attraction with its new Family Getaway package; book from now to June 30, and stay between June 1 and Aug 31.

    The resort also has a kids stay and eat free programme for children below 12 years old.

    How much
    From 5,177.50 THB (about S$209) per night for a Kid suite.
    Find out more
    http://phuket.holidayinnresorts.com/

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  • Sri Panwa
    6 / 9 Sri Panwa

    Families looking to escape from the hectic urban lifestyle for a more upscale getaway can opt to stay at Sri Panwa – a luxury hotel nestled atop Cape Panwa in Phuket.

    Take some time off and marvel at the panoramic breathtaking view of the South Eastern tip, or take advantage of its recently launched family holiday package, and enjoy a range of personalised family activities.

    Explore the untouched Coral Island located in the south of Phuket, or have a private family fitness session – such as Thai boxing and yoga in the comfort of your villa.

    Families interested in cooking can also book a private cooking class and learn to make four traditional Thai dishes together.

    Once you’ve enjoyed all the activities that have been specially curated for you, pamper the whole family with a Blood Type treatment and a Caviar Pearls Cool-facial treatment at the end of your stay.

    The package also includes a private pool-side barbeque party, which comes with a private chef, a two-hour open bar, and pool toys and set.

    The Family Fun Villa package is available from now to Oct 31, and includes four nights stay in the Ocean View residence villa.

    How much
    From $15,692 for four nights.
    Find out more
    www.sripanwa.com

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  • Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali
    7 / 9 Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali

    Kick back and relax to views of the Indian Ocean.

    Kids who are fans of water activities will be thrilled to know that the Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali offers complimentary Boogie board lessons every Friday and Sunday, where children will learn how to ride the infamous surf at the pool.

    There is also a Rascals Kids’ Club suitable for kids aged four to 12 years old. It’s equipped with toys, games stations and books, where parents can drop their little ones and spend their day lounging by the poolside, or indulge in a pampering session at the Tea Tree Spa. Kids under four have to be accompanied by an adult.

    If your child has an interest in cooking, enrol her in the kids’ cooking class, where she can practise basic safety and techniques, as well as learn how to whip up tasty dishes.

    With its new Family Getaway package, families will enjoy privileges such as the best flexible room rates and complimentary tickets to a local attraction; book from now to June 30, and stay between June 1 and Aug 31.

    The resort also has a kids stay and eat free programme for children below 12 years old.

    How much
    From 205.90 USD (about S$290) per night for a kid suite.
    Find out more
    http://barunabali.holidayinnresorts.com/

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  • Gaya Island Resort
    8 / 9 Gaya Island Resort

    Nestled within the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, Gaya Island Resort is located on Tavajun Bay – an area where human activities are restricted.

    But, fret not – the resort has activities aplenty to keep the whole family entertained throughout your stay here.

    Whether it’s going on a tour to discover the seven wonders of Gaya, or snorkeling without using fins to discover the beauty of its house reefs, kids will learn the importance of preserving and protecting the local wildlife and its habitat through the conservation programmes.

    Once you’ve seen the island in all of its glory, set back and relax at the Singgah Singgarung night, where you will get to experience the native arts, activities and a tribal-style beach mangrove barbecue dinner. These activities are available at an additional cost.

    The hotel offers discounted rates and special offers such as a complimentary couple massage.

    How much
    From RM1290 (about $415) per night for a Canopy Villa King
    Find out more
    http://www.gayaislandresort.com/index.html

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  • Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives
    9 / 9 Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives

    With whiter-than-white powder sand and luminous cyan-blue waters, it’s no wonder Maldives is touted as a newlywed’s favourite honeymoon destination.

    But, did you know this island paradise also has a wide offering for families – especially for the little ones?

    Whether it’s sailing on a catamaran around the region’s sandbanks, or snorkeling among colourful reefs, Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives hosts a variety of activities that aims to provide the whole family with an unforgettable trip.

    The little ones will have a cracking fun time at its mega kids’ club “Kandoo”, which spans over 500 sq m, and comprises of two levels of indoor air-conditioned zones such as an interactive gaming room and arts and crafts speciality area; suitable for kids aged four to 12 years old.

    There is also the designer splash pool – featuring waterslides, water cannons, a spray wall, and water tipping buckets, where children will have a wet and wild time there.

    And if that isn’t enough, the resort also has a Kandoo Kids Surf Camp, a three-day programme to teach junior more about the ocean, surfing and safety; suitable for kids aged six to 14 years old, and available at an extra cost.

    Enjoy special privileges such as the best flexible room rates and complimentary tickets to a local attraction with its new Family Getaway package; book from now to June 30, and stay between June 1 and Aug 31.

    The resort also has a kids stay and eat free programme for children below 12 years old.

    How much
    From 417.60 USD (about S$588) per night for a Family beach house.
    Find out more
    http://www.maldives.holidayinnresorts.com/

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