Add novelty to the family’s Easter weekend at popular destinations such as Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines and New Zealand. Boasting a global offering of 300 luxury and upper upscale hotels and resorts, WorldHotels has curated some of the most unconventional ways to celebrate the extended Easter weekend in Asia Pacific.
An alternative Easter egg hunt in Singapore
For business travellers heading to Singapore this Easter, bring the family along for an extended weekend getaway at Goodwood Park Hotel. Conveniently located within proximity of the famous Orchard Road shopping belt as well as the Central Business District, families can turn business into bleisure and enjoy a 5-star hospitality experience at the hotel.
For those hunting for more than traditional chocolate eggs, WorldHotels recommends a visit to Singapore’s renowned Jurong Bird Park for lessons on the journey of eggs. While marvelling at wonders of eggs and adorable baby chicks, guests will learn about the life stages of birds and gain a deeper understanding of the centre’s conservation efforts. Enjoy the Easter weekend in Singapore with the Goodwood Retreat, a superb package at $315++ per night inclusive of $50 nett dining credit per room per night, complimentary late check-out, 50 per cent discount on ala carte spa services and treatments at Spa Rael and many more.
Indulge in your wildest Easter chocolate fantasies in Bali, Indonesia
Love the sweet chocolate treats during Easter? Bring the passion for chocolate to a higher level with a Chocolate Tour at Pod Origin in Carangsari with family and loved ones. Guests will embark on a fascinating journey that showcases the stages of chocolate-making from tree to bean to bar. Towards the end of the tour, be rewarded with a multitude of chocolate flavours and the chance to create personalized chocolate elephants as souvenirs of the stay.
Stay close to all the chocolatey goodness at SereS Springs Resort & Spa, a half an hour’s drive away from Pod Origin. An elegant five-star retreat that overlooks the majestic Mount Agung and Bali’s iconic terraced rice paddy fields, the resort is offering an exciting Easter programme for families. From traditional hot cross buns in the breakfast menu over the Easter weekend and free egg painting activities on Easter Sunday morning, it will be an unforgettable family affair. For stays between 5 and 19 April 2020, WorldHotels Rewards members can enjoy a 25 per cent discount off room rates when booking through the hotel website as well as 20 per cent discount off all Food and Beverage consumption, SereS Spa Sanctuary packages and laundry.
Celebrate Easter in the Philippines with unique traditional rituals
Being a nation-wide festival, the Philippines celebrate Easter with much fervour through time-honoured rituals. Steeped in tradition, the Holy Week begins with the observance of Palm Sunday and culminates in the Salubong on Easter Sunday morning. Salubong is observed with a dawn procession where men and women would carry statues of Jesus and Mary respectively and take different routes in town before meeting in front of a church where Jesus and Mary are reunited.
Located on the bayside of Mandaue City, the striking and modern bai Hotel Cebu is the perfect choice for leisure travellers seeking quality accommodation as they delve deeper into the unique traditional rituals of the Philippines. Guests can enjoy a sumptuous buffet at Café bai ($27++), inclusive of an Easter-egg hunt, face-painting, and juggling and magic shows for the little ones. Spend the rest of the day enjoying the leisure offerings at the hotel, such as the infinity pool, fitness centre, and spa. Dining options abound at the hotel, with 8 restaurants to cater to the culinary needs of all guests.
Search for the best hot cross buns in Auckland, New Zealand
Set in the heart of vibrant Auckland, Stamford Plaza Auckland’s egg-citing Easter package is perfect for families looking to spend some quality bonding time. Just in time for the school holidays, there will be family-friendly activities throughout the hotel including an Easter Egg Hunt. With stunning rooms, a pool, a spa and a superb collection of dining options, Stamford Plaza is the perfect base for family travellers looking to explore central Auckland.
WorldHotels recommends hopping over to Ima Cuisine for a taste of their world-famous hot cross buns. Traditionally eaten on Good Friday, the hot cross bun is one of the most popular treats during Easter and is well-loved by adults and children alike. Those on the search for a more indulgent treat can pay a visit to Miann, where handcrafted chocolate hot cross buns are bound to delight. The Stamford Plaza Auckland Easter Package is available at $359++ per night, which includes accommodation in a Deluxe room, full buffet breakfast, high tea and a leisurely check out at 1pm.