Nearby Getaways Ideas For School Holidays

The short March school break is approaching and anxious parents are on the lookout for various fun activities and nearby getaways for their kids. If you are looking for a fun filled and adventurous family holiday, you may consider any of the recommendations provided below:

1. Glamping at the Canopi Resort, Bintan

When was the last time you visited Bintan? Well, it is time to do so. It is time your kids and family took a short break to rejuvenate their mind and soul. The Canopi is located amidst the flourishing and evergreen Bintan island where you are provided with “glamorous camping”. You can spend your time in giant tents which are equipped with modernized luxuries which include air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, spa, and all day dining.

The Canopi has the world’s largest man-made seawater crystal lagoon and have an outdoor Jacuzzi. There are plenty of activities available for both – kids and adults. The crystal lagoon can keep you occupied for hours by taking part in the various attractions provided by the Canopi. You can choose a tent that offers a view of the Crystal Lagoon or Jaccuzi Tent Suites with Lagoon views and an outdoor Jacuzzi.

Reaching the Canopi

• By Ferry: It is a one-hour ferry ride from Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal and 5 minutes away from the Bintan jetty. The Canopi provides you with complimentary transfer services from the Bantar Bentan Telani Ferry terminal.

• By Air: It is a 6-hour flight from to Tanjung Pinang. For all the glampers arriving from Tanjung Pinang you can hire a car on (

2. Montigo Resorts, Batam

Other than Bintan, you can opt for Batam for a less expensive weekend getaway which is just 30 minutes away from Singapore. The Montigo Resorts is situated offers you with picturesque architecture and breathtaking view of the Nongsa waters.
They provide various activities for all age groups. You can enjoy serene activities like firefly sightseeing, mangrove tours, fishing trips, and sunset cruises. They also offer watersports like Jetski, Wakeboarding, and many more. They offer sports and fitness activities which are conducted by certified instructors; where you do not need to worry about you being away from your gym schedule.

What are your thoughts on taking another family or your friends along? You can take advantage of Family and Friends Getaway package? This includes a two-bedroom villa with an in-villa BBQ and 15% off on the Montigo Spa, 10% off on water sports and 10% off when you dine at the F&B outlets. This will be the perfect option for time bound parents who just want to get away to spend some quality time with their kids for a day or two.

3. Sibu Islands, Malaysia

If you are looking for more of a rustic charm getaway, then this place is where you should be. Instead of visiting the commercialized beaches of Thailand, you may want to consider our neighbor Malaysia which is just 3 hours away. Malaysia offers picturesque and serene beaches, wooden huts and a calm and de-stressed atmosphere.

The Sea Gypsy Village Resort & Dive Base is in the north-eastern part of Sibu. It offers all its guests with ring side seats for mesmerizing moonrises. The Sea Gypsy is known for its Kid’s Lounge where kids above 4 years of age need not accompanied by an adult. It is open daily from 7.30 pm to 7.00 pm and is FREE of charge. The kids can play board games, read books, or watch Disney Channel. For kids 8 years and above, they provide a snorkeling course. Other than a peaceful holiday, the Sea Gypsy brag about the best kids’ clubs in Asia, that will let your child enjoy some adventurous activities.

4. Legoland, Malaysia

Legoland! As the name, itself in enough to convince you to take your child here. It is approximately 1 hour away from Singapore. If your child is a big fan of lego and loves to create a lego world; then you have no time to waste! It is an adventure to live at a lego themed resort for a night.

The highlight of this resort is that each floor is themed differently – Adventure, Kingdome, and Pirate. The kids’ room have bunk beds which can accommodate three kids respectively, while the adults have their room furnished with king-sized beds.
The place provides various activities for kids of different ages, where they can dance and enjoy with Lego characters, colouring activities, to mini-figure trading.

The Lego-themed water park offers many adventurous and fun activities as well as provide 40 interactive rides shows, and attractions. You can reach Legoland by choosing BizLink Rent-A-Car car rental company.

5. Chiang Mai, Thailand

Would you like explore some more? Chiang Mai is in Bangkok, Thailand along the banks of the Ping river. Chiang Mai is known for its breathtaking Buddhist temples, cheap street food at the night bazaar along the Chang Klan road, and hot air balloon rides. Your kids will be thrilled with what Chiang Mai offers – nature’s gentle giants – the elephants, the rain-forest canopy on zip lines, the Chiang Mai zoo, night safari, Wat Umong (tunnel temple) which consist of underground passageways. The city also provides you with one, two, and three day treks where you can explore the unspoiled and flourished forests. In Chiang Mai, amid all the temples, monks walk bare feet in vermilion robes and collects alms.

To reach this traditional and contemporary city, you can fly down. Flights are available daily and takes approximately 3 hours to reach Chiang Mai. Wherever you choose your destination holiday, you always remember to use a good travel miles cards that will help you earn some miles while you spend on your air tickets and hotel stays. Some of these cards offer you with free travel insurance for your immediate family and spouse, along with regional dining benefits and hotel discounts.

To enjoy the street life of Chiang Mai, yt is advised to have you are insured of any accidental emergencies. The insurance policy is a mandatory document during travels. Stay protected and visit HL Assurance Pte Ltd (HLAS) for the best deal for travel and car insurance policies today!

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