In 2011 Steve wanted to revisit Singapore, a destination he had visited in his early 20’s. I was happy to see this bustling city, but I also wanted a relaxing beach family holiday.
But where to stay in Singapore that’s on the beach?
Then I stumbled upon information about Sentosa Island. A small island to the south of Singapore that is literally only minutes away by cable car, monorail or car.
At the time the Shangri-la Rasa Sentosa was in the process of a soft opening after being closed for many months with major renovations. There were some great specials available direct through the Shangri-la Rasa Sentosa website. We grabbed the opportunity to experience this luxurious resort.
My Review on Shangri-la Rasa Sentosa
We arrive into Singapore with a toddler, retrieve our bags and make our way out to the taxi rank.
On the way out to Sentosa Island our driver points out some sites and advises us that if we were to return a year later the cityscape would be different – Singapore is ever evolving.
As our car pulls into the resort we are greeted, bags taken and shown the way to reception.
After quickly being checked-in we are escorted to our room. We had chosen a Pool View Room as it was slightly larger, something we felt we would appreciate having a young toddler.
When we reach our room the staff inquire whether we would like the small sofa made up or a cot for Lewis. So nice that they give us the option – we choose the sofa bed.
On our first night we discover how easy it is to get about Sentosa Island using the free buses and being able to make our way over to mainland Singapore on the monorail. The monorail deposit’s us at the top of the massive Vivo City Shopping Mall. The shopping mall offers us lots of dining options.
Though we also choose to eat in-house as well. In the mornings we enjoy the included buffet breakfast looking out onto the lush gardens through to Siloso Beach.
One evening we walk out onto Siloso Beach to find the resort’s Italian restaurant Trapizza. Lewis is able to play in the sand whilst we eat our pasta.
We relax by the pool in the afternoons having spent the mornings either exploring Sentosa Island or Singapore.
There is a large toddler’s pool that is shaded naturally in the afternoon. It is so relaxing sitting in there whilst Lewis splashes about.
The main part of the pool is huge, but all about chest deep. We speak to management at the cocktail night and they tell us that the pool was one of the major refurbishments. They had noted previously that the deep end of the pool was very rarely utilised, now that it is only chest deep there are people everywhere in the pool, or relaxing by the bubble jets.
The other new inclusions are the splash zone and children’s water slides.
For kids they also provide a kids club that includes a tree house slide into a ball pit. But Lewis is too young to visit, so we sit in the unsupervised toddler room with him whilst he plays with the toys.
We are only in Singapore for 5 days but feel totally relaxed by staying at the beach-side location. I am so glad I stumbled upon this gem, that I would love to return to again.
Would you like to stay at the Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa?
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