I finally managed to squeeze out time to bring Rayes for a mummy and son bonding session and I decided to bring him to the award-winning Marina at Keppel Bay, nestled on the historic Keppel Island.
Rayes has never been here before so I thought this will be an ideal place to bring him. At the same time, it is like a mini getaway since we can’t really travel overseas for leisure for the time being.
Getting there is super convenient. You can drive over there and park your vehicle in the carpark. There is free parking from 12pm to 1359pm as well. If you are taking public transport, there are bus services like 61, 188, 963, 97, 124, 10, 30, 57, 93, 97E, 100, 131, 143, 145 which stop at a bus stop (9 min walk) outside Caribbean at Keppel Bay.
There is also a free shuttle service from Harbourfront MRT to Marina at Keppel Bay, available from Monday to Friday during lunch hours only. Check out Shuttle Bus Schedule for details.
Of course you can also choose to take the MRT to HarbourFront Station (North-East / Circle Line) and walk to Marina at Keppel Bay (12-15 minute walk)
There are a lot of restaurants to choose from, ranging from authentic Italian cuisine to Japanese fine dining, at Marina at Keppel Bay’s waterfront, which offer picturesque views of the marina, featuring calm blue waters framed against brilliant sunset hues with luxurious yachts docked at the magnificent bay.
I decided to bring Rayes to Privé at Keppel Bay for lunch, as it is a casual and kid-friendly café which offers hearty and simple food including brunch favourites, pizzas, pastas, salads, burgers, local favourites and desserts! Alfresco seating is definitely our choice that day as the weather is perfect with the light breeze blowing. At the same time, we get to enjoy the breathtaking views of the surrounding Marina, Mt Faber and Sentosa.
Privé offers a la carte children’s menu and Rayes went for the fish and chips set which comes with a drink, the main course and a dessert. I decided to go healthy and chose Tracy’s Favourite Salad which comprises of baby spinach, kale, mesclun, broccoli, purple cabbage, avocado, hummus, quinoa, goji berries, black beans, roasted peppers, cucumber, olives, tomatoes, corn, pickles, pomegranate, jalapeño, cashew, garlic chips, edamame, pumpkin, pumpkin seed dukkah and chilli-chimichurri dressing. I also ordered a cup of Matcha Soy Latte to go with it.
The food was amazing! Rayes who is usually very choosy about food, finished up all the food and sang praises for it. My salad bowl was huge and fresh, so I truly enjoyed myself while eating clean.
As a family-friendly venue, Privé has an outdoor playground and fun kid’s corner (think television airing cartoons, story books and fun kids colouring activities) to entertain the little ones. So while I was enjoying my lunch, Rayes had loads of fun playing at the playground, climbing up and down the structures.
I love the fact that the playground can keep the little ones entertained while the adults get to chilled and relax over food and drinks.
He had so much fun that he refused to leave the playground after I finished my lunch… hahaha!
After I finished my lunch, we proceeded to take a walk around the Marina at Keppel Bay to check out the surroundings. It is such an instagrammable place that me and Rayes can’t help but grab a few wefies.
Next activity which I planned for Rayes was to go on board one of the yachts at Marina at Keppel Bay and sail out to somewhere near to Lazarus/St John Island, where we can take part in the sea activities like kayaking, using the floating mat and jumping and swimming into the sea. At the same time, we get to enjoy the panoramic views of Lazarus Island, St John Island, Sister’s Island and Kusu Island out at the sea.
Everyone loved the viewing deck where we get to enjoy the sea breeze while marvelling at the beautiful scene as we sailed out.
The weather was just fantastic to sail out and enjoy the breeze and scenery. Thank goodness! I mentioned to Rayes that he could enjoy some sea activities but he was adamant about not participating in them cos he said that he was scared of the waters even though he could swim. I didn’t want to pressure him and left it to him to make his own decision.
However, I was very surprised that Rayes agreed to help the captain to roll out the floating mat on the sea after we berthed. So there he went onto the floating mat and everyone cheered him for doing a great job! That boasted his confidence level and he started enjoying his time out in the sea, lying and jumping on the floating mat.
He wanted to try kayaking as well and wanted to partner with me to roll it… lol. Such an enjoyable moment being out in the sea with my little one!
When it was time to sail back, Rayes refused to get up from the floating map cos he had so much fun out in the sea. He even suggested that he stayed on the floating mat while the yacht cruised back… hahaha! After much cajoling, he finally agreed to come up and I hosed him down with water.
The ride back back to the mainland was also breathtaking as we cruised along Sentosa Island towards the Marina Bay, witnessed the city skyline while enjoying the sea breeze, before heading back to Marina at Keppel Bay.
For those who are interested to book a yacht cruise from Marina at Keppel Bay, click here to enquire now.
Overall, it was an enjoyable and amazing time spent with my little one and he was raving non-stop to his classmates about his lunch at Privé, the cruise experience and also the sea activities. So glad I can create happy memories for him!