Life in Singapore is starting to regain normalcy and we are starting to be able to enjoy simple pleasures like dining out or exploring this world-within-world, like we never did before.
Unfortunately, the pandemic continues to be a debbie-downer and places a limit on how we can celebrate life’s milestones, turning them into muted affairs with little possibility of commemorating them by travelling overseas.
Rather than wallow in sadness, why not celebrate those special occasions with a staycation? To help you celebrate in style, we have curated a list of hotel staycation options for any special occasion.
Throwing the Little One a Perfect Birthday Party
Between trying to come up with fun activities for everyone to preparing food for the fussiest of little eaters, we all know the stress that comes with planning a party for your kids. Instead of allowing panic to set in when organising and tidying up the house for your kid’s birthday party, opt for a staycation so you could also make use of the chance for a getaway away from home.
Strategically placed in the heart of Marina Bay, Mandarin Oriental offers a luxurious sanctuary in the city after a day of fun activities with the little ones. With plenty of rooms available, indulge in a wondrous buffet spread for weekend brunch, while your kids can be kept engaged in the hotel’s specially curated play area, the Little Fan Land!
To add some family-friendly celebratory fun into the mix, head for a splashing fun time in the children’s pool with bubble jet water features, guaranteeing you to make for some memorable photos with your little monsters. Additionally, given its proximity to malls like Marina Square as well as Gardens by the Bay, a stay at the Mandarin Oriental offers you a plethora of outdoor activities to include into your itinerary.
Has your little one ever tried being Picasso by doodling their ‘masterpieces’ on your home walls? Would you like to have the joy of watching your children go crazy with wall-art other than your home?
At Changi Cove, you can allow your kids to unleash their imagination without getting your living space into a complete mess. Take a step back and allow your kids to let their imagination run wild with the hotel’s signature doodle walls found in each of its rooms, erasing the worry of having to clean up after your little tykes.
Located at the Eastern end of Singapore where Pulau Ubin and Changi Beach park are both within reach, bring out the adventurer spirit in your little ones with outdoor activities such as fishing along Changi Boardwalk. And if you’re lucky, you may even spot birds like the white-bellied sea eagle and parakeets in their natural habitats while strolling through the trees within Changi Cove and its surrounding areas!
The Graduation Getaway
Going on a road trip with your friends after graduating from university is a great way to cap things off and while this year’s graduating cohort may have their plans stalled, a local staycation can still be a great way to still celebrate the end of your scholastic career.
With numerous affordable suites available, head over to Hotel YAN where you’ll be able to enjoy a luxurious experience with your closest friends.
As Singapore’s very first industrial-chic boutique hotel, the hotel is decked in rustic iron and wood accents that provides a casual elegance for your graduation staycation. Set in the nostalgic Jalan Besar neighbourhood, seek comfort in the spacious YAN Suite with your BFFs and reminisce about the fond memories made between classes before heading out for a night of fun at Boat Quay.
Besides the infamous party scene at Boat Quay, the hotel is also within close proximity to Arab Street at Kampong Gelam, an ethnic enclave for old Malay royal families. These days, it has been transformed into a trendy location with rows of shops offering great deals on your next statement-making accessories and fashion.
Foodies are also in for a treat, with several popular cafes such as Chye Seng Huat Hardware, The Wired Monkey Singapore and The Tiramisu Hero all within walking distance of the hotel.
With a refreshingly modern functionalist style curated by renowned designer Patricia Urquiola, Oasia Hotel Downtown is a charming escape from the hustle and bustle of Singapore’s Central Business District.
Begin your post-graduation break with a morning of wellness by taking a lap or two at the hotel’s rooftop pool or join a yoga session for an energising fitness activity to recharge your soul and mind.
Conveniently located at a walking distance of Tanjong Pagar MRT station, the hotel is next to a plethora of bars, Korean barbeque joints and dessert shops such as Chug Chug, Superstar K and Obba Jjajjang.
Is a romantic anniversary coming up? Instead of trying to impress your other half by decorating the apartment in rose petals, wow them instead with a staycation that is bound to impress!
If your romantic trip to France has been put on hold, why not check into the Parisian-inspired Vagabond Club, conceptualised by the award-winning French designer Jacques Garcia. The boutique luxury hotel features unique furnishings and décor individually curated by Garcia himself to transport you to the city of love and romance without the need to have your passport stamped!
For a romantic evening, feel free to soak in the lavish and elegant atmosphere that Fullerton Bay Hotel has to offer. With ceiling-to-floor windows, begin your evening by watching the sun set right in the comfort of your room with the Marina Bay area cast in a golden brilliant glow.
Alternatively, head over to The Landing Point to watch the sky turn to dusk, with stars slowly twinkling into existence.
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