Had a really lovely staycation at Changi Cove during beebz’s birthday. Being lazy bums, we pretty much spent most of the time hanging out in our cozy room and only heading out to fill our tummies. Will totally love to do this again soon!
What we really liked about Changi Cove is the staff, hands down. Happy faces and polite greetings before we even stepped through the main door. Check-in was a breeze and we’re off to a great start to our staycay!
Our room was just perfect. Great comfy bed (it’s super comfy), great view of the nature right outside our window, cute lounge chair to chill and swing in, movie channels, high-end L’occitane toiletries and even complimentary Nespresso capsules and chocolates!
Located just 5 minutes walk away is the Changi Boardwalk. It takes about half an hour to walk the entire trail and the ending point is Changi Village. Our first time here and beebz was really excited about the wildlife we’re going to see. Unfortunately, the most notable thing we spotted was a half dead fish washed up on shore. Was a great walk nevertheless, but do bring mosquito repellent if you’re planning on visiting.
Beebz used to work in the Changi area and he’s addicted to Wing Kee’s Chicken Chop Hor Fun (S$3.50)! No, I’m not kidding. It’s really super super yummy, especially the sauce! A must-try when you’re at Changi Village.
We went to two cafes after dinner (trying to gorge ourselves, heh). First up was Crepes and Puffs! Their flavors are a little funky so I only got the Mao Shan Wang Crepe (S$5.50) for beebz. He thinks it’s quite nice but would prefer the real deal.
Bunny and Pony was disappointing. We only ordered a double scoop ice-cream but it took more than 15-20 minutes to be served? The place wasn’t full by the way. And the ice-cream? Crumbled apart and icy inside.
Thinking it was the end of the day, beebz melted into a bowl of mush after we got back to the hotel. And then the best friend turned up for some special room service, heh. We hung for a bit before they went to the club lounge for some free cookies. Happy Birthday beebz!
Day 2 started with breakfast at The White Olive, the restaurant which sits opposite the main check-in area at the hotel lobby. The breakfast spread was not as wide as I’d have liked but I did enjoy the items displayed.
We basically wanted to visit Pulau Ubin after breakfast but the food coma kicked in and … Pulau Ubin was history. We spent the day lazing around, heading out to Astons for lunch, doing masks (just me), and spending some time in the club lounge. The club lounge comes with free cookies and we kept going down to steal some back to our room cause they were too yummy to resist (sorry changi cove).
The Coastal Settlement is really close to Changi Cove, barely a five-minute walk away. We ordered instant noodles for dinner and the plan was to chill at coastal afterwards over truffle fries and pizza BUT when we got there, their kitchen is closed! At 9+pm. Such a bummer especially when their sign stated that they are open to midnight. So yep, beebz had instant noodles as his birthday dinner *cries*
We woke up a little later on Day 3. I was feeling kinda tired out though we didn’t do anything much on this staycay lol. Can’t get enough of the beef bacon. Kinda sad that we have to leave so soon… Check-out was equally hassle-free, and all smiles bidding us goodbye.
Decided to lunch at Changi Village area at this cute little Thai eatery and it was a gem indeed! Affordable food and nice ambience. We’re both in love with basil pork and I think theirs was not too bad. Beebz went to get me a bunch of my favorite baby breaths on his way to the loo, thank you xoxo. Can’t wait till our next getaway.