Sun, Sand, Sea and a Happy Wallet


Imagine yourself laying on warm, powdery sand, basking in the sunshine and taking in the sounds of ocean waves crashing at your feet. A friendly waiter places a refreshing cocktail by your side, and you even have enough cash to leave a tip. Who knew that a paradise retreat could still leave your wallet fat and happy?

For all you Singaporeans dreaming of a tropical getaway but fearing for your financial well-being, fear no more. We have compiled a list of 10 beautiful beach paradise resort vacations under S$300, inclusive of flight and luxury accommodation. Yes, Expedia’s latest sale is THAT crazy.

Now there’s plenty of chances to give yourself a treat without busting your wallet!


1. Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai, Kota Kinabalu



Price: From S$266/person (round-trip flight, 2 night stay, taxes+fees)

Nexus Resort and Spa is set amidst 3,335 acres of natural landscapes ranging from the lush greens of the rainforest to the sandy white beach right at your doorstep.

The resorts boasts an award-winning 18-hole championship golf course, an exclusive Borneo Spa where you can enjoy a massage while you take in the sounds of the ocean waves, 8 restaurants and bars, and a huge plethora of leisure and recreational activities to take part in.


2. Marriott’s Autograph Collection, The Stones Hotel, Bali



Price: From S$245/person (round-trip flight, 2 night stay, taxes+fees)

The Stones Hotel is situated conveniently in Legian, Bali’s major shopping and entertainment district.The famed Legian Beach is right at your doorstep, where you can pick up surfing or spend a lazy afternoon soaking up some sunshine.

The rooms are sleek, modern and so comfortable, and that pool just screams tropical paradise!


3. Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort, Bali



Price: From S$203/person (round-trip flight, 2 night stay, taxes+fees)

If you prefer a more peaceful and quiet getaway removed from the hustle and bustle of Bali’s tourist hotspots, Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali is the resort for you.

The resort is perched on a magnificent cliff facing the sparkling Indian Ocean and iconic Tanah Lot Temple. Against such a stunning backdrop, the sunset is sure to be unreal.b2ap3_thumbnail_wisata-tanah-lot.jpgThe gorgeous sunset at Tanah Lot. Source

The resort is also home to one of the world’s most beautiful golf courses, having been featured in countless travel and golf magazines.


4. Pakasai Resort, Krabi



Price: From S$285/person (round-trip flight, 2 night stay, taxes+fees)

Pakasai Resort is just a few steps away from Ao Nang, Krabi’s most popular beach. It’s also within Krabi’s main shopping and entertainment district, so be assured that there’s always something to do!

The resort boasts an infinity pool overlooking swaying palm trees and Ao Nang’s coastline, a fitness centre, children’s playground, breezy cafes, and restaurants.


5. Red Ginger Chic Resort, Krabi



Price: From S$143/person (round-trip flight, 2 night stay, taxes+fees)

This resort with the cutest little name is sandwiched between Krabi’s Ao Nang and Nopparat Thara beaches, making it a convenient choice for all you beach bums looking to snorkel, scuba dive, kayak, or lay on the sand with a good book.

It’s a boutique resort that boasts a ton of facilities and services, from its poolside fitness centre and mountain bike rentals to its exclusive spa.


6. Royal Thai Pavilion Jomtien Boutique Resort, Pattaya



Price: From S$188/person (round-trip flight, 2 night stay, taxes+fees)

This luxury beachfront resort overlooks the turquoise waters from the Gulf of Thailand and the pristine island of Ko Lan (Coral Island). The design of the rooms exude rustic elegance, and it’s the only hotel in Pattaya to boast a salt water pool. A stay here is sure to leave you feeling refreshed and invigorated!


7. Four Points by Sheraton Langkawi Resort, Langkawi



Price: From S$199/person (round-trip flight, 2 night stay, taxes+fees)

Langkawi is known as the Jewel of Kedah. It’s easy to see why, with it’s powdery white beaches, sparkling clear waters, and luxuriant greens.

Four Points by Sheraton is set amidst both the natural and cultural wonders of Langkawi. The sandy beach is at your doorstep, and other attractions such as world-class golf courses, cultural centres, shopping districts, and the iconic cable car ride are a short drive away.


8. Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La, Penang



Price: From S$231/person (round-trip flight, 2 night stay, taxes+fees)

This paradisical beachfront resort promises fun for the entire family. Younger children will have a ball of a time exploring the 1,030 sq ft Adventure Zone which boasts giant slides and play areas, and the older, more adventurous ones will be able to take part in a whole range of watersports at Batu Feringgi Beach.

The Batu Feringgi Night Market is right at the resort’s doorstep, and attractions such as the UNESCO World Heritage City of George Town, Penang War Museum and Penang Butterfly Farm are just a short drive away.


9. The Village Coconut Island, Phuket



Price: From S$179/person (round-trip flight, 2 night stay, taxes+fees)

The Village Coconut Island is tucked comfortably away from the noisy happenings of Phuket Town, on the sleepy little island of Koh Maphrao. Take a stroll through the lush tropical gardens and along the serene 500m coastline, or have a soak in the infinity pool overlooking the magnificence of Phang Nga Bay.

If you’re feeling bored, there’s a 24-hour water taxi service that’ll take you to the main town.


10. Sunsuri Resort Phuket, Phuket



Price: From S$186/person (round-trip flight, 2 night stay, taxes+fees)

Sunsuri Resort is situated in along the coast of Nai Harn Beach in Phuket, one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. This area is a hidden treasure, with breathtaking views of the Andaman Sea, a tranquil lake, a Buddhist Monastery and forested hills for you to explore to your heart’s content.

Their rooms have many different concepts, from sleek and minimalistic to warm and cosy to rustic and traditional. The resort also boasts numerous infinity pools, a spa, games room, wellness gym, and even a library.


Escape to Paradise


With these affordable ideas for a relaxing tropical getaway, us beach bums can finally get a dose of that sea salt we’ve all been craving for. Now all you need to do is book your trip, pack your sunscreen and shades, and you’re on your way to tropical paradise!


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