D’ Resort for A Perfect Family Getaway
In the far east of Singapore, reminiscing the good old days of Costa Sands Resorts near Pasir Ris Park, we landed our restless feet into the newly revamped D’Resort @ Downtown East for a site tour and official virgin staycation.
With the opening of D’Resort last year, marks completion of Phase One of Refreshing Downtown East project that began in 2012. While Phase Two is still under construction, guests can make use of more F&B and retail experiences at Downtown East and bask in a double of current size Wild Wild Wet at the end of 2017.
Becoming a highly raved by many D’Resort becomes an escapade away from the hustle and bustle of city life. It also provides a close to nature staycation with an enjoyment of modern and convenient facilities at your doorstep. With a total of 387 contemporary larger rooms across nine room types satisfying every guests for any occasions.
As family oriented as we are – parents ourselves, we scooped for you our 4 recommended rooms for a Family friendly staycation.
D’Resort site map
Before we begin, lets take a look at their site map. As what the old and wise would say that even the seasoned seamen needs their dose of map studying before the voyage, thus we snapped an image of the site map along the way to the rooms!
Within the 387 rooms in D’resort the blocks are spread across two wings. The chalet side consists of 270 rooms if you are looking for get together time or social gatherings, give their Park view, Mangrove views or Beach cove with Barbeque pits access a try!
While the resort block features 117 Rainforest resort rooms with themed rooms and suites for more family oriented and luxurious stay. Whether it’s with kids or just for a weekend getaway, we’ve been lucky enough to have experience – and share back with you!
Rainforest Premier Suite
To kick off, we’re introducing their crème de la crème of resort rooms. With an ample size of 86 sqm, you get to enjoy the Rainforest Premier suite liked any other 5 star hotel promising great space, a walk-in wardrobe and even bathroom with Jacuzzi! The mere difference between this room and its junior suite (57.6sqm), is a day lounge area (the grassy carpet area). Both suites have a living room, kitchenette and bar area for a complete resort stay over!
Their impressive suites offers a premium experience if you prefer a more up-market stay. Such sleek designed rooms is at an affordable price starting from $378 per night for Rainforest Premier Suite and $288 for Rainforest Suite.
If we’re blind-folded and reveal into their commodious bathroom consisting of Jacuzzi and set of Malin+Goetz’s toiletries (orginated from NYC), we’d not have thought we were in a resort! Using natural ingredients for sensitive skins, their products offers women and men a beautiful sensory experience. Providing a ravishing luxury only to be found in upscale hotels, Rainforest suites offers an indulgence that even resorts can also be of standard.
Rainforest Family Room
Another premium room created for the little ones in mind, Rainforest Family offers a choice between Amazionan Jungle and Underwater theme rooms. (Which by now anyone would have already figured out which room was given to us for our staycation review) To add on to the fascinating theme rooms, there is also one room specially designed with an M&Ms theme!
Measuring at a size of 28sqm, consisting of a Queen-Size and a Bunk Bed, any of these rooms highlights an in-room game awaits your little one to unlock a specially prepared treasure box with surprise! By guessing the numbers of 4 types of animals on their wall or around the room, your little adventurer gets to uncode the treasure box. (we will reveal ours from staycation review later on!) So not only they get a comfortable rest on the funky bunk beds, this will also become an unforgettable experience to bring home to!
Beach Cove Facade + BBQ pits
Heading over to the chalet wing, we were greeted by the evergreen trees hovering along the sandy beach at Pasir ris park. The sleek designed building was way more chic and new than the old Costa Sands Resort. We love the tranquil ambiance where you could gaze at storks flying above and get overdosed with serenity that the old resorts lacked.
And if the sleek facade doesn’t buy you over, does having a grill right outside your rooms sounds like a plan? Adding on, the washing area are conveniently installed by the pits, so you won’t have to worry about running back and forth to the rooms to wash up anymore!
Beach Cove Chalet Room
Giving its name an unlax mood, Beach cove features a size of 35sqm which offers 35% more capacity than the old chalet rooms in Costa Sands Downtown East. Not only it can cater to more guests, there are also 3 age-friendly rooms to better accommodate seniors for any occasions. Do take note, the air conditioning will switch off, when the sliding doors are open.
You get your basic needs for a chalet stay with the double queen sized bed, microwave to have a quick food preparation and also a balcony to bond with family and friends while overlooking the ideal beach views. If you are planning for a year-end gathering for holiday period, their affordable price starts from $150 for Beach Cove chalet rooms.
Beach Cove Duplex
Featuring another of their premium rooms (Rainforest family and Rainforest suites) in their chalet wing. Duplex room comes with a double storey and patio area for even larger gatherings or mini bashes! If you are throwing a 1st-month party or 1st-year birthday celebration for the little ones, we recommend to early book this duplex room due to its popularity among the youngsters during peak months.
Its room size measures at 52sqm, which ensures an up-sized chalet experience, thus expect an output ranging from $194 per night. When you are resting in the upper deck you may even spot a numerous of wood ibis hovering above the trees singing to the evening sunset.
And if you are keen in having rooms nearer to the BBQ pits, do note that all pits are subject to availability and its not included in your room reservation. Please do check before your bookings!
To allow the members to have a stake in all rooms, their photographers from nEbO and U Live have shot some beautiful images of the natural landscape. Below Plaque will be seen around D’resort, so look out for the stunning wall images!
Situated near Pasir Ris MRT, you may take the East-West Line, and alight at the Pasir Ris Station. D’Resort is merely 10-minute walk from Pasir Ris MRT Station. Or you can skip the changing of track lines and hop on the buses with the following service numbers : 3, 5, 6, 12, 17, 21, 89, 354, 358.
As for those who are taking the wheels, you will find D’Resort located within the premises of Downtown East, be careful not to miss the signboards!
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