EQUARIAS HOTEL, RESORTS WORLD
What a brilliant way to finish our family getaway by stopping in Sentosa Island, Singapore on the way home. I highly recommend it as a stop over to break up a long haul flight or you could easily spend a couple of weeks in Singapore and Sentosa on a holiday too.
There was so much to do here in Resorts World in Sentosa island, (RWS) we didn’t leave. It took an astronomical 7 billion dollars to build RWS and they are spending another 4.5 billion over the next 6 years! With 2000 rooms across 6 hotels and an array of attractions, shopping and restaurants, it literally feels like another world in its own little section on Sentosa Island.
In amongst all this fun and adventure lies the luxurious 5 star Equarius Hotel which was our accomodation for our 3 nights in Sentosa and dead-smack in the middle of all the attractions (Universal Studios, SEA Aquarium, restaurants and shopping, Casino etc) and it’s literally next door to the Adventure Waterpark and hotel guests have their own secret entrance to skip the queues. You book all your attractions at the hotel concierge too.
The free shuttle from our hotel left every 15 minutes and stops in four key spots around the RWS. Really, you could walk it but it is super handy, especially with kids. It is only a 5 minute-round trip. We were also able to borrow a compact stroller for Chloe from the hotel that is available for free upon request and made everything so much easier.
The service was personal with a genuine interest in everyone’s needs. And it was the little things. The keen interest in Paul’s dietary requirements every day, the smartphone you could take with you for free internet and calls, the little gifts for the kids in the room and special toiletries, not to mention the high fives the kids got from the staff every time we went through the lobby.
The deluxe rooms at the hotel are huge at a whopping 52sqm (most rooms are about 35!) and are perfect for small families. I think the room sizes has to be one of the stand outs of this hotel. They also have suites which are double the size and are for something very special! For those staying in the beach villas, you can go straight into your own spa or into the pool from your deck. The pool is huge and is nestled amongst tall lush trees. It is very tranquil and you wouldn’t know there is a waterpark a stone throw away.
We had breakfast daily and there was a great buffet with live cooking that left you full and satisfied for a busy day ahead. As well as the popular make your own juice station. The restaurant turns into al a carte dining for lunch and dinner.
The Espa which lies in the grounds of the hotel has free amenities such as the huge pool, gym, sauna, sleep pod etc and spa treatments at an extra charge.
I loved that the hotel is plastic bottle free and going green. Each hallway has a filtered water system to top up your glass carafes or personal water bottles in your room.
So sad to leave but what a way to finish this family trip! Thank you to Resorts World for having us. It has been brilliant.
I hope you have loved following our little adventure. Xx