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Skyscanner’s staycations guide for every occasion

Staycations in Singapore are a great way to celebrate special occasions with loved ones, give your s/o a little treat, or just relax and unwind for a little while. Skyscanner has a list of the best hotels and deals for staycations in Singapore suitable for couples, families, and budget-travellers to make your staycation planning a breeze.

Staycations in Singapore for every occasion

Planning a romantic anniversary? Perhaps there’s a birthday celebration coming up? Or you might just want to round up the whole family to spend a little quality time together. Whatever the occasion, staycations in Singapore could be the answer.

If you’re thinking about booking a staycation in Singapore, use this list of staycation ideas, tips, and hotel deals to help you with your planning (and even save a few bucks along the way!).

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Romantic staycations in Singapore for couples

Who says you have to whisk your s/o away on an overseas adventure to show your love? There are tons of other ways to celebrate your relationship right here in Singapore. Romantic staycations are becoming an increasingly popular choice for lovebirds to celebrate a wedding anniversary, honeymoon, Valentine’s day, or even a regular date night. Here are some staycation ideas for couples in Singapore:

1. For the alternative couple: Glamping in a Luxurious Bell Tent by the sea

Imagine falling asleep to the sound of gentle waves, or waking up to the sun rising on the horizon. What could be more romantic than snuggling up to your loved one under the stars? You can do all this in a luxe-bohemian bell tent in East Coast Park. Rates start from $214 per night.

2. For the nature-loving couple: Hotel Fort Canning

Hotel Fort Canning is an urban oasis in the heart of Singapore’s bustling city centre. If you’re looking for staycations in Singapore nestled within lush greenery, this hotel should be on your list. Explore the rich flora and fauna of Fort Canning National Park, located right at the doorstep of this award-winning hotel. Hotel Fort Canning is only a short walk away from Singapore’s best retail spaces.

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Family-friendly staycations in Singapore

With our hectic lives and busy schedules, spending quality time with family is becoming ever precious. Why not round up the kids for a family staycation in Singapore? You never really need a reason to pamper yourself and your family. A quick weekend escape could be just what you need to reconnect with your loved ones.

The Pan Pacific Singapore has rooms with a beautiful view overlooking the Singapore harbour. Their underwater speakers in the hotel’s swimming pool will certainly keep the kids entertained.

Shangri-La Hotel offers family-themed suites that are custom-designed so your little ones can go on safari, blast off to outer space, climb up a treehouse, or explore underwater worlds, all in the comfort of your hotel room.

The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore allows moms and dads to get in a bit of well-deserved pampering. Kids are kept entertained with activities, craft workshops, and a children’s movie theatre while you relax. On top of that, your young ones will love Ritz-Carlton Millenia’s In-Room Glamping experience. It includes a tent decked out with a mattress, duvet, and night lamp.

With so many kid-friendly hotels around you won’t be short of options for family staycations in Singapore. If you’re working on a budget, there are even staycation hotel ideas under $300 you can consider!

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Cheap staycations in Singapore

Staycations don’t have to break the bank. There, we said it! And we’ve got the goods to prove it. We’re here to let you know that you can find hotel deals under $250, which are perfect for cheap staycations in Singapore.

1. Lloyd’s Inn Singapore

Room rates from: $190

If you like raw concrete wall finishes and monochromatic colour tones, you’ll feel right at home with the minimalistic vibes at Lloyd’s Inn Singapore. Located in Somerset, this boutique hotel is only a 5 minutes’ walk from Orchard Road. Room rates usually start from $190.

2. Hotel NuVe

Room rates from: $108

Hotel NuVe is a wallet-friendly boutique hotel located in the Bugis neighbourhood. Explore the rich heritage of Kampong Glam, from the iconic Sultan Mosque to the Malay Heritage Centre. Take a walk around the hipster exclave of Haji Lane where vintage shops and cafes line its colourful streets. Get a taste of local life at Bugis Street Market, with its cheap goods and local food stalls.

3. The Great Madras

Room rates from: $100

The Great Madras is a fun and whimsical gem nestled within the backpacker’s district of Little India. This little great hotel prides itself on its attitude, personality, and service. Staying here also means you’ll have access to an outdoor swimming pool, on-site bistro, and even a gentleman’s barber.

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Best hotels to watch fireworks in Singapore

Twice a year, Singapore’s glimmering skyline bursts into an array of lights and colours. On New Year’s Eve and National Day, we can count on the traditional fireworks displays to add a highlight to our festivities. A great way to celebrate with loved ones and get an unobstructed view of the fireworks is to book a hotel staycation with a view.

Many hotels in the city offer National Day staycation deals that will be sure to get you in a celebratory mood. The Pan Pacific Hotel has a National Day Fireworks Package that includes a room with a view and complimentary breakfast for two. The Fairmont Hotel is offering guests a 10% off for advance bookings. The Fullerton Hotel has a National Day Early Bird Package which offers up to 25% off their best available rates, complete with a buffet breakfast for two and access to the One Fullerton rooftop to catch the fireworks outdoors.

Even without any special deals, there are plenty of hotels to enjoy views of the fireworks in Singapore. Get the best views from the top of one of Singapore’s most iconic buildings, Marina Bay Sands. Fullerton Bay Hotel’s prime waterfront location makes it another favourite to catch the fireworks display.

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Sentosa staycation ideas

For a staycation in Singapore that has the illusion of being out-of-town, head to Sentosa. It is far enough from the mainland in its own little pocket of Singapore that it provides the perfect retreat feel. Not to mention, some hotels are designed to give you the experience of being in a whole other country. Check out some Sentosa staycation ideas below.

1. Le Meridien Singapore

If your ideal vacation is an escape to Japan, Le Meridien in Sentosa should be on your list for staycations in Singapore. The hotel is set in a grand refurbished colonial building, with a Japanese-inspired interior. Apart from their normal room offerings, Le Meridien also has 19 Japanese onsen-suites that feature an onsen jacuzzi, steam room, and your very own yakutas.

2. Capella Singapore

Set in the heart of 30-acres of rainforest, Capella Singapore offers a luxurious Amazonian retreat from the bustling city. With dense greenery and wild peacocks roaming the grounds, this is great for those seeking nature immersions and city detox staycations in Singapore. Stay in a Garden View room, Sea View room, or opt for all-out luxury in one of Capella’s Constellation rooms. The hotel’s four Constellation rooms feature a private rooftop jacuzzi looking out to the sea or lush gardens. You’ll also have a sunbed on your outdoor terrace that’s perfect for relaxing in after a dip.

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Other staycation ideas in Singapore

How about using staycations to get to know your city a little better? There are many neighbourhoods in Singapore that are coming into their own and worth a little visit (or re-visit). From swanky cocktail bars and trendy restaurants in Keong Saik, to indie bookstores and neighbourly cafes in Tiong Bahru, these neighbourhoods are ever-evolving and growing in character. If you have a free weekend coming up, why not check yourself into one of these neighbourhoods for a staycation with a side of exploration?

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Originally published on 28 May 2019. Any prices are lowest estimated prices only at the time of publication and are subject to change and/or availability.