With the word ‘vacation’ obliterated from our schedules, a staycation is our next best option to escape the monotony. Moreover, it’s no secret that this pandemic — and the subsequent worldwide travel bans, self-isolating and work from home situations — has taken a hit on the hospitality industry. So if you’re finding yourself a little stir-crazy, show some support for the sector (and your mental health) by booking a stay in a local hotel. Better yet, go one step further and indulge with a suite or a multiple-night stay.
This story includes recommendations from Lifestyle Asia Singapore.
An idyllic sanctuary within a lush expanse of rainforest on Sentosa island, Capella Singapore has collaborated with Net-a-Porter for “A Considered Life”, a staycation experience that gives guests a chance to discover how they can introduce sustainability into their lives. Here, you’ll be introduced to some of the online luxury retailer’s most eco-friendly brands and products under the Net Sustain initiative, a curation that includes over 150 labels and beauty brands from around the world. Besides Net-a-Porter gift vouchers and a Net Sustain beauty kit with “green” offerings from Pai Skincare and Westman Atelier, guests can also enjoy craft and gardening workshops, as well as visit an art exhibition by local female artists.
If you’re looking to house a group of five, consider a stay in one of Capella Singapore’s beautiful, spacious Manors. A dedicated personal Villa Host will attend to the Manor’s guests throughout the stay, which also includes in-manor personal chef service, poolside afternoon tea and daily breakfast. An array of complimentary activities can also be enjoyed from the comfort of the manor, like a 60-min private yoga session, a 60-min Auriga Signature Massage for two, as well as activities for kids.
“A Considered Life” is available for stays now until September 30; The Manor Experience is available until December 31, 2021.
If you thought you’ve seen it all in Singapore, let The Clan Hotel Singapore prove you wrong. Its new experiential Craft and Cook Staycation Package is a two-night affair that will give guests a chance to explore the untapped experiences that this city has to offer, whether it’s a sandal-making workshop or a cooking class for Hainanese dishes. Those who want to learn more about the Hokkien community in Singapore can also get an insightful tour of the Hokkien Temple behind Crawford lane, followed by an authentic Hokkien culinary experience led by experts. A four-course dinner at the hotel’s Qin Restaurant for two will also be included in this rich cultural experience.
Book from now till December 25; stay till December 30, 2021.
Golf lovers who miss playing abroad can now head to this five-star luxury urban resort, which is the first in Singapore to offer direct access to two championship golf courses. Located on the same grounds as Laguna National Golf & Resort Club, Dusit Thani houses 198 rooms in a low-rise building with a curvilinear roof that looks out to the sprawling green landscape. Not only for the golfers, the resort offers holistic wellness therapies and workshops, as well as mindfulness programmes, yoga classes, spa treatments, a healthy plant-based menu and more.
Once a British artillery outpost, The Barracks Hotel has become one of the most sought-after hotels here for its ability to really transport guests out of the city and back in time. This package will take that luxury a step further by not only providing accommodation in the Premier Room, but also an afternoon tea session at the property’s exclusive lounge, The Living Room. This indulgent session is, of course, accompanied by free-flow champagne and — in true British style — a tea tailoring experience where you’ll be able to create your own tea blend. Evening cocktails and canapés can also be had during your stay. Should you wish to venture out, opt for the Breakfast Sail with Ximula add-on, where you and four guests will get a three-hour private yacht trip to the Southern Islands with a picnic basket filled with goodies and wine.
Book and stay from now till December 31, 2021.
Located in the heart of Chinatown, KēSa House is a 60-room flexible living concept housed within a row of ten charming shophouses. Along with two other heritage properties of Ann Siang House and Wanderlust, it was recently signed under The Unlimited Collection by Oakwood – a new hospitality brand that celebrates the uniqueness of each property and caters to all who love discovering new experiences. KēSa House is in a perfect location to rediscover the city, and is also built with communal spaces allowing like-minded guests to interact and mingle.
Have a galactic family adventure during the school holidays at the Four Seasons Singapore! Besides personalised rocket boarding passes and a choice of space-themed activity kit at check-in, your cosmic stay also comes with a space-themed tent and bedding, a galaxy night light and a delicious solar system welcome amenity for children. There is also complimentary Milkyway Shake at Garden@One-Ninety, 50% off for a second room and, for the parents, 15% off treatments at the Spa.
Book and stay from now till December 23, 2021.
Select your own version of paradise from the several curated staycation packages at this hotel conveniently located in the heart of Orchard Road. The Ultimate Family Getaway includes a complimentary room upgrade to a Premier Deluxe Room, a complimentary extra bed or baby cot and 50 percent off a second room. Perfect for special occasions, the Blissful Escapes package includes a stay in the luxurious Pool Terrace Room with direct access to the swimming pool, or in the Executive Suite, as well as a Delightful English High Tea with champagne for two. Guests can also enjoy perks like a 24-hour stay with check-in and check-out flexibility, complimentary breakfast, free parking and more.
You’ll want to gather your best mates for this. Fairmont Singapore’s latest staycation package is — as its name suggests — one that’s tailor made for the guys. The Fairmont Mancation will give you and the gents the opportunity of getting a shave or haircut by Truefitt & Hill, a specially curated dinner with craft beer pairings at SKAI, and a whisky appreciation session at Anti:dote courtesy of Glenmorangie and Ardbeg. You can count on a hearty breakfast at Prego the next morning to soothe that hangover.
Book from now till November 30, 2021.
Organised in conjunction with the storied establishment’s 133rd birthday and its Resident Historian’s book, A Life Intertwined: Reminiscences of an Accidental Raffles Historian, this staycation package is a rare chance to live through the eyes of Leslie Danker, especially since it includes a trishaw ride around the refurbished property that details the locations mentioned in the book. This specially curated packaged also includes daily breakfast for two at the legendary Tiffin Room, as well as a Raffles Heritage Evening experience for you and your guest at The Grand Lobby.
Book and stay from October 1 till December 21, 2021.
Take your mind off your worries and sink into the plush comforts of a tasteful suite with your nearest and dearest at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, which is offering a complimentary second-night stay under the ‘Suite Compliments‘ package. Be pampered with daily Chandon breakfast, delicate treats with afternoon tea, and wind down with evening cocktails and canapés before watching the sun set over Marina Bay from the comforts of your suite. Catered for two adults and two children, the package also includes complimentary extra bed for one child under the age of 12. Completed in 1928, the storied property boasts incredible architecture, serving as a beautiful backdrop for your respite.
Book the Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore’s “Overnight in the Museum” package and you’ll be duly rewarded with an augmented reality hotel art tour where you get to interact virtually with art pieces by renowned artists such as Frank Stella and Dale Chihuly. Tickets to the Future World exhibition at the nearby ArtScience Museum extend the museum-going experience. Upon your return, soak in butler-drawn bath against the hotel’s iconic octagonal bathroom windows. How’s that for relaxation?
This beachfront hotel knows how to do romance for active couples, so much so that its Datecation will see couples bonding over unparalleled views, plenty of privacy, and lots of fun water activities. The all-inclusive package not only comes with all meals, alcoholic beverages, and early check-in, but also access to the private beach and sea sports activities like paddle boarding and kayaking.
Book and stay from now till December 31, 2021.
Spend your weekend at one of Singapore’s most iconic buildings with the Brunchkation package, which includes Kempinski Sunday Brunch for two at 15 Stamford by Alvin Leung, and one-for-one on all drinks at The Bar at 15 Stamford, 20% dining privilege at the hotel-managed restaurants, and a late check-out at 6pm on Sunday (for check-ins on Saturday).
Privacy, luxury, and exquisite design comes wrapped in one beautiful package at The St. Regis Singapore. Book a stay under the ‘Family Getaway’ package and get a $100 nett daily hotel credit for use on dining and spa experiences. Your staycation also includes a daily breakfast for two at the upscale Brasserie Les Saveurs, late check-out till 4pm, as well as the iconic butler service.
Valid until November 1, 2021
Targeted at foodies, its ‘Restless in Singapore’ package comes with a three-course degustation at Coffee Lounge on the first day, breakfast for two, and a choice of English Afternoon Tea or a six-course set dinner at Min Jiang. Families can opt for the ‘Goodwood Family Staycation Package’, which includes breakfast for two adults and two children, Taiwan porridge bento and kids meal for lunch or dinner, a plushie for the kids, turndown service and a bag of old school board game per room per stay.
Sentosa’s Sofitel Singapore Resort & Spa offers a soothing tonic to claustrophobia with its breezy, nature-filled outdoor spaces teeming with wildlife. The ‘Retreat to Sanctuary”, which includes breakfast, dinner, and an hour-long massage, may, even for a moment, make you feel like you’re on a tropical getaway miles from Singapore. Those with kids screaming cabin fever, the “Infinite Family Experiences” includes daily kids activities, bicycle usage, complimentary 45-minute access to the hotel’s kids club. Perfect for camping-loving broods, the “Glampcation” package includes an in-suite tent for them to have a little afternoon siesta after playing in the newly renovated 33-metre pool. Have furkids? Fido gets its own Pet Amenity Basket with the “Furkid Retreat” staycation.
If you’re there on a weekend, don’t miss its popular Sunday Brunch, the only buffet brunch in Sentosa Island. Expect an abundance of food: think over 20 selections of fresh seafood; more than 15 live stations; as well as the Dreamy Le Petit Prince & Princess Corner with over 15 yummy treats for children. Even better, there’s free-flowing champagne at $198++ for two pax until the end of September 2021.
For reservations or enquiries, contact Sofitel Singapore Resort & Spa at (65) 6708 8310 or email H9474@sofitel.com.
A cruise to nowhere is the closest thing to a holiday now, and the Super Seacation voyages by Dream Cruises has a variety of activities and facilities for guests to experience a real getaway. Two- and three-night itineraries are available on the World Dream cruise ship, which includes access to VR attractions, theatre performances, a zip-line, six waterslides, rock-climbing, spa treatments and Asia’s only laser show at sea.