Who’s looking forward to finding out about some of the best staycations hotels in Singapore? You can stay a night or two (with or without the kids), hang out in the fab rooms and order room service. Enjoy the pool, the view and maybe explore parts of the island that are nearby. heck into one of Singapore’s stellar hotels for a quick weekend getaway – no passport required!
1. Family staycations at the Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa
The Infinite Family Experiences staycation package at Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa is just the kind of lavish getaway we could all use. The one-night stay includes breakfast, lunch and dinner, so you can enjoy the full gourmet dining experience, from Kwee Zeen’s delicious Pan-Asian specials and buffets to The Cliff’s exquisite Italian cuisine and sunset views. For an additional cost, you can also indulge in LeBar’s eye-catching high tea and curated cocktails.
Activities for the whole family range from swimming in the iconic black pearlescent Sofitel Pool, to a session at Villa des Enfants for young ones to enjoy an imaginative escape, and complimentary bicycle rental for a leisurely ride to Tanjong Beach. Or just relax in the resort’s palatial outdoor spaces, surrounded by greenery.
If you are staying for the weekend, take your Sunday up a notch with the Sofitel Sentosa Sunday Brunch – it includes over 90 selections of fresh seafood, succulent carvings and much more, with free-flowing champagne, of course! Children can also enjoy a curated buffet section filled with healthy and yummy treats.
2. Heritage staycation at the Sofitel Singapore City Centre
Celebrate Singapore’s tapestry of art and culture with the Sofitel’s vacation package, “Discover Tanjong Pagar – Cultural Getaway”. You get to discover more of Singapore through fascinating artworks by local artists, including a nostalgic self-guided heritage trail encompassing Chinatown, Tiong Bahru and Everton Road.
The hotel’s staycation package is designed for two adults and includes a night in a luxury room with a locally-inspired welcome drink and amenities, plus some exclusive merchandise such as postcards and tote bags by renowned local artists Yip Yew Chong and William Sim.
You also get some exclusive perks at local eateries and boutiques just by presenting your hotel room keycard. These include Yixing Xuan Tea House, Beng Who Cooks, and Mane of Man Barbershop.
3. Golf and Spa at the Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore
If you’re looking for a wellness getaway in Singapore, Dusit Thani Laguna is the place for you. This wellness-focused urban resort is set in a lush golf-course precinct in the eastern part of Singapore. Enjoy easy access to the two championship courses at Laguna National Golf Resort Club. Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore also offers activities like yoga, meditation and massages, along with a trio of swimming pools and a gym.
Once you’ve worked up an appetite, sit down for a meal at the Greenhouse. This all-day dining venue highlights dishes from Asia to the Mediterranean. If you prefer to dine alfresco, The Tee Deck bar and grill serves up Thai street-food classics along with healthy light bites.
4. Seaside staycations at The W Singapore – Sentosa Cove
Book a stay at W Singapore if you’re looking for one of the best staycation hotels in Singapore with tropical paradise vibes. The resort features 240 sea- and marina-facing guest rooms, including four WOW Suites and an Extreme WOW Suite. All come with custom-made furnishings and signature goodies like the W bed – a luxurious ensemble with feather-top mattress and goose-down comforter – plus super-advanced in-room entertainment systems. If you can drag yourself away from all of that, there’s an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness centre. Complete your staycation experience at the hotel with a visit to the AWAY Spa. Take advantage of the sauna, steam room, vitality pool and Vichy shower. When you get hungry, savour some prime cuts grilled to perfection on an open parrilla at SKIRT.
5. Spas and sparkling wine at the Parkroyal Collection Pickering, Singapore
Looking for a quick getaway in Singapore with that special someone? The Suite Life is a one night experience that begins with a special limousine or electric car pick-up from your location. Upon arrival, Prosecco and strawberries are delivered to your suite. The staycation hotel in Singapore includes all the trimmings – from a relaxing 60-minute couples’ massage at the award-winning St Gregory Spa to exclusive access to the club lounge where you can indulge in breakfast with free-flow sparkling wine, afternoon tea and evening cocktails. There’s a dedicated wellness floor in the hotel, with an infinity pool with city views. Oh, and the package comes with a lavish buffet dinner for two at Lime, the open-kitchen restaurant and bar.
6. A grand family staycation at The St. Regis Singapore
Planning a staycay with the family? Embark on The St. Regis Singapore’s Connecting The Experience package. It features a choice of connecting rooms complete with a breakfast of champions, and St. Regis’s signature butler service. Choose from the luxurious Caroline Astor Suite with a connecting Grand Deluxe King Room or the Executive Deluxe King Room with a connecting Lady Astor Room with a pair of double beds. For an extra special treat, unwind at the award-winning Remède Spa or dine at Brasserie Les Saveurs – the hotel’s signature restaurant. The St. Regis is located at the crossroads of the Singapore Botanic Gardens and Orchard Road, giving you ample opportunity to explore some of the city’s big highlights.
7. Elegant shophouse getaways at Duxton Reserve
How about a staycation hotel housed along a row of heritage shophouses in buzzy Tanjong Pagar? Duxton Reserve is an elegant mix of Chinese, Malay and European elements. The hotel lobby is beautifully decorated with hues of black, yellow and gold, and features oriental screens and calligraphy wallpaper. Each of the comfy guest rooms and suites has a unique layout that follows the contours of the original buildings, with some quirky touches such as the curated mini bar with crystal glassware. Dining at in-house restaurant Yellow Pot is a pleasure, too. The modern Chinese establishment operates with a “clean eating” philosophy, avoiding MSG, additives and artificial flavourings. Beyond the hotel, the bustling neighbourhood is among Singapore’s best for dining and nightlife.
8. A Rooftop infinity pool at designer styled Naumi Hotel Singapore
Pack your bags for a staycation in the heart of Singapore at Naumi Hotel. Make the most of this urban getaway in Singapore with the Designer Lifestyle Sojourn package. Starting from $488, it’s a luxury experience that begins with Prosecco and strawberries delivered to your room on arrival. You’ll also enjoy breakfast and bubbly at Florian, the hotel’s signature Venetian restaurant. After a day of R&R, you can enjoy sunset mocktails between 6pm and 7pm, including the services of – wait for it – an Instagram butler! The package includes exclusive access to the rooftop infinity pool and bar with its sweeping skyline views.
9. A boutique hotel staycation at The Vagabond Club
This boutique hotel is well worth checking out for its gorgeous design, and the location is a big bonus, too. It’s located between the bustling heritage districts of Little India and Kampong Glam, ripe for exploring. No two rooms at The Vagabond Club are the same. All rooms are decorated in Parisian-chic, with elegant dark wood furniture and one-of-a-kind artwork. You’ll sleep blissfully, too; the hotel’s beds come with comfy Egyptian cotton sheets, plush goose-down pillows and comforters. You can also spend time sampling some of the thousand or more different labels at The Whiskey Library.
10. Orchard getaways at the Shangri-La Singapore
This notable five-star is one of Singapore’s standard-setting luxury hotels. Hidden in the lushness of Orange Grove Road, you’ll hardly believe it’s located just a short walk from Orchard Road. Pick your choice of rooms from the scenic Tower Wing, the peaceful Valley Wing or the Garden Wing. Whatever you choose, you’ll enjoy luxury furnishings and amenities – to the point where you may not even want to leave our room. You should, though, experience luxurious spa treatments at Chi, or swim a few languid laps in the large pool. Another highlight is the hotel’s signature restaurant, The Line, which showcases global cuisines and fresh seafood.
Now get booking a couple of nights at some of the best hotels for a staycation in Singapore – as they say, “a change is as good as a holiday”!
This article first appeared in the October 2022 edition of Expat Living. You can purchase the latest issue or subscribe, so you never miss a copy!