Planning to go for a getaway that’s affordable and fun this Christmas? Kayak Singapore has the perfect options for you!
If you’re like us this holiday season, looking for a little something in exchange for being nice all year, you’re in for a treat. Here’s some inspiration on where to travel this Christmas without breaking the bank. The travel experts at KAYAK.sg have put together a list of affordable flight options from Singapore during this popular travel season, to ensure that if you decide to getaway this Christmas, you can do so by saving enough extra money to spoil yourself once there.
Our neighbour to the north is only a one-hour flight away, making for an easily accessible, nice change of scenery. Book yourself into a five-star hotel for a little Christmas pampering at a fraction of the price of a staycation in a similar property. Kuala Lumpur also ramped up its restaurant game this year. Thus, if you haven’t visited the Malaysian capital this year, you’re in for a dining delight. Nobu recently opened its doors in this buzzing metropolis, and with its slick interiors and signature contempo-Japanese cuisine, it will put even the grumpiest Scrooge in the holiday spirit.
How to get there: We found flights from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur for S$213 per person.
Where to stay: Prices for double occupancy at The Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur start at S$114 per room a night.
Another nearby capital, Ho Chi Minh City, decks the halls at Christmas time with plenty of neon lights, Christmas trees and Santas on motorbikes. Get in a festive mood by joining the many families strolling the pedestrianised areas in District 1 on Christmas Eve, and ditch the turkey and trimmings for some of the best street food Southeast Asia has to offer. Although a predominantly Buddhist country, the Viets love Christmas and usually welcome the holiday with a midnight mass.
How to get there: We found flights from Singapore to Ho Chi Minh for S$370 per person.
Where to stay: Prices for double occupancy at Windsor Plaza Hotel start at S$93 per room a night.
If you’re looking for something more exotic and escaping the city for a lounge chair under a palm tree sounds appealing, pack your sunscreen and hop a flight to the Langkawi archipelago. Snorkel in the azure Andaman Sea, hike, or hop on a short cable car ride to catch a glimpse of dramatic waterfalls and spectacular views of the island atop mount Mat Cincang. Snack till your heart’s content and shop your way through night markets to enjoy a tropical take on Christmas.
How to get there: We found flights from Singapore to Langkawi for S$307 per person.
Where to stay: Prices for double occupancy at Bella Vista Hotel Langkawi start at S$80 per room a night.
The Thai capital is famous for its vibrant nightlife, bargain shopping and out-of-this-world street food. In many ways, a Christmas weekend is just like any other in this city where the malls and hotels in the central Siam district will be dressed up in white lights and baubles. Shop for bargains in the massive Chatuchak Weekend Market or hop into a long-tail boat to explore the floating markets and small ‘klongs’ or canals of the Chao Phraya River. After sampling the local cuisine, head to a swanky open-air rooftop bar like Sky Bar for a better view of Santa’s sleigh as he flies over.
How to get there: We found flights from Singapore to Bangkok for S$361 per person.
Where to stay: Prices for double occupancy at Grand President Bangkok start at S$75 per room a night.
By late December the haze has subsided and Phuket’s rainy season is over, so Christmas is a great time to check out this famous island destination. Who says a Santa hat can’t be paired with a bikini? Patong beach gets very crowded over the holidays and holds something for everyone in store, whether its famous bar scene or a more romantic option, this place has it all.
How to get there: We found flights from Singapore to Phuket for S$354 per person.
Where to stay: Prices for double occupancy at The Royal Paradise Hotel & Spa start at S$124 per room a night.
Top tip: KAYAK.sg recommends signing up to Price Alerts to monitor flight or hotel prices for your upcoming holiday travels to make sure you don’t miss out on a deal. You can also check out Explore to discover new destinations within your budget.
*Data provided by KAYAK.sg is based on flight and hotel searches on 14 December 2015 for travel between 24 to 27 December 2015. Flight prices quoted are per person and accommodation prices are based on double occupancy. Prices are subject to change, availability may be limited or offers may no longer be available.