We usually travel overseas every end of the year, but this year we decided to go for a staycation instead because of my husband’s work commitments. We stayed at Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa and it was lovely!
Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa
We enjoyed having peacocks roaming all over the compound, and even saw a tiny frog right at the lobby! The hotel staff promptly caught it and brought it back to where it belonged. 😉
Travelling with a two-year-old is a lot easier, especially since we were still in familiar ground. We did not pack much except for a few of her favourite snacks and toys, and the usual diapers and wipes. The only thing I forgot was mosquitoe repellent, oops!
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We had a slow breakfast at the hotel’s buffet the next morning, and headed to the pool after filling our tummies. We went to the the Children Pool right next to the DreamPool, and it was only a good idea for the first 5 minutes. After that, I started itching all over because there were tons of mosquitoes! Ugh. Bad idea. I wouldn’t advise anyone going there, even with repellents. 🙁
The SkyPool at the rooftop was small but a lot better, and we had a nice time just splashing around.
One of my favourite memories of this trip has to be the part where E rode the motor-car at Vivo City. She was excited and kept asking us to go over when we were having lunch. I wasn’t sure if she knew how to steer well, but she surprised me with her ability and confidence!
We insisted on her taking a nap back at the resort, then headed to Palawan beach after that. She was so excited, the moment she woke up, she danced! She couldn’t wait to get out and explore again. 😉 The beach was beautifully filled with tourists and locals soaking up the sunshine, and we just rested and had a drink.
We had dinner at Chili’s and I was exhausted by the time we reached the resort. But E still wanted to go out! So my dear husband brought her out for an evening walk while I rested. Very thankful!
We checked out the next morning, said goodbye to the peacocks and left with sweet memories of the mini-holiday.
I hope you enjoyed reading about our short staycation! It was a good break from the usual routine.
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