Staycation Ideas for 2021

These days, staycations are the new vacations.

They’re a welcome escape from the daily grind, and a change of pace from staying within the confines of your own home. Also, crisp white sheets, fluffy towels and bathrobes, and lazy afternoons in bed or by the poolside always sound like a good idea. 

Ready to book your staycay? Here are 7 hotels to check in to this year. Whether you’d like to lounge by the pool, immerse yourself in history, or escape the noise of the city, there’s a hotel in this list for you. Book your stay, pack your bags, and you’re all set for that perfect staycation that you’ve been craving for. 

PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering, Singapore: For the eco champions

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If there’s one hotel that embodies what Singapore, the Garden City, is, it’s definitely PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering. This award-winning hotel-in-a-garden is home to 15,000 square metres of lush landscaping and vertical gardens. Book a stay at this eco-friendly hotel that’s just a stone’s throw away from the cultural hotspot of Chinatown, and the nightlife district of Clarke Quay, and make time for a leisurely dip in their famous infinity pool that features colourful cabanas. Warning: you might not want to check out.

PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering, Singapore is located at 3 Upper Pickering Street, Singapore 058289

W Singapore – Sentosa Cove: For the pool lovers

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If your idea of the perfect staycation looks like spending hours lazing by one of Singapore’s largest freeform pools with underwater speakers and a swim-up pool bar, then look no further. This stunning marina-side property, located in the exclusive Sentosa Cove enclave, promises hours of fun in the sun at the WET® pool. Can’t get enough of their pool? Head down for a night swim, since it’s open 24/7. Gather your closest pals, book a room, and don’t forget to bring your favourite pool float!

W Singapore – Sentosa Cove is located at 21 Ocean Way, Singapore 098374.

The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore: For the architectural enthusiasts

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Take a step into the past when you check in to this five-star property that’s located in the heart of Singapore’s civic district. You’ll get to experience the best of two heritage buildings – the neoclassical-style Capitol Building, as well as the Venetian Renaissance-style Stamford House – which were lovingly restored by Pritzker Architecture Prize winner Richard Meier. And while you’ll definitely want to spend hours luxuriating in your room, set aside some time to soak in their outdoor saltwater swimming pool – it’s Singapore’s first! 

The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore is located at 15 Stamford Road, Singapore 178906.

Shangri-La Singapore: For the nature lovers

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Become one with nature when you step into this hotel – not only is it nestled within 15 acres of landscaped gardens, it also features a stunning lobby that will make you feel like you’ve been transported to tropical paradise. Spend time with your nearest and dearest, relaxing in the midst of the lush greenery, and consider having an afternoon tea or a buffet dinner to cap off your rejuvenating experience in this hideaway that sits on the outskirts of the bustling Orchard Road.

Shangri-La Singapore is located at 22 Orange Grove Road, Singapore 258350.

The Fullerton Hotel Singapore: For the history buffs

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A slice of history awaits you at this five-star hotel that overlooks the Marina Bay waterfront. Step into this grand neoclassical building that was once home to Singapore’s General Post Office, and take a tour around the heritage gallery, which contains rare postal artefacts from its storied past. Then check in to one of the rooms and suites that overlooks the Singapore River or the city’s skyline, and enjoy your stay in this luxury hotel, that’s housed in Singapore’s 71st national monument.

The Fullerton Hotel Singapore is located at 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178.

Grand Hyatt Singapore: For the shoppers

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Shopaholics who spend most of their free time at Orchard Road – this one’s for you. Need to soothe your tired feet after hours of browsing the latest fashion trends along Singapore’s shopping belt? Treat yourself to a foot massage at the award-winning Damai Spa, and refresh yourself when you use the other spa facilities like the jacuzzi or sauna, before retiring to your comfortable room for the rest of the night.

Grand Hyatt is located at 10 Scotts Rd, Singapore 228211.

Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa: For the ones who need a tranquil escape

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Looking for a staycation that makes you feel like you’ve escaped Singapore? Check out of the city’s hustle and bustle, and check in to this oasis that’s perched atop a cliff with sweeping views of the South China Sea. Spend your time frolicking by the pools – especially the one nestled within the lush greenery, as it comes with a waterfall that cascades down from the rocks. And don’t forget to book yourself a spa treatment or two – it’s the best way to revitalise yourself and find your zen.

Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa is located at 2 Bukit Manis Road, Singapore 099891.



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