Staycation deals in Singapore 2021
We all hoped that 2021 would be the year that free travel resumes. But with Covid bans still going strong, travel-crazed Singaporeans may not be dealing well with being cooped up within borders – especially when an overseas trip involves having to save enough leave days for SHN.
But while we’ve got the travel bug bad, we can make the most of these five DBS staycation deals to help satisfy our wanderlust. As part of the DBS 10.10 Extra Bonus Day, we’ll have our choice of luxury hotel promos and affordable cruise packages, so we can holiday without leaving the country. And the best part, no need to worry about saving your leave just for SHN.
Read till the end for more info on DBS Extra Bonus Day deals, from hawker food and utilities to investment and insurance promos.
1. Score up to $100 off hotels like Raffles Hotel & Andaz
With WFH, it seems like you’re never off the clock and have to remain reachable 24/7. That’s when you know it’s time to book a staycation – just so you can get away from it all. By booking through Klook via the DBS Travel & Leisure Marketplace, you can score up to $100 off hotels like Raffles Hotel and Andaz Singapore.
Raffles Hotel parlour
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Allowing you to savour a classic Singapore Sling at the infamous Raffles Hotel bar or panoramic views at Andaz Singapore’s rooftop, having a staycay at one of these luxury hotels promises an easy-breezy holiday with not a single concern over travel logistics.
Enjoy a drink at Andaz Singapore’s rooftop bar – Mr Stork.
Promo: Up to $100 off and an additional 5% off by booking through DBS Travel & Leisure Marketplace x Klook.
2. Admire ocean views on a cruise to nowhere starting from $699
It’s always an adventure to set sail, and while a cruise to nowhere is just as it sounds, it still makes for an exciting experience. After all, it’s a much-needed change of scenery for those of us stuck mostly at home with an impending case of cabin fever.
With Dream Cruise, you’ll be offered a memorable cruise trip with bells and whistles, since it comes with free-flow food and a 24-hour butler service. If booked through DBS Travel & Leisure Marketplace, it starts from an affordable $699 for a two-night getaway.
Promo: Book a Dream Cruise Palace Suite from $699.
Bonus: Relax on a yacht day trip with free-flow iced drinks
If you’re wanting a quick getaway for the day, consider booking a yacht day trip with No Name Booking through the DBS Travel & Leisure Marketplace – they have a lineup of 50-foot catamarans at your beck and call, all complete with karaoke machines and sound systems.
While we certainly won’t be holding a staycation party here, sailing around the marina will make for a romantic date or quality family bonding trip.
Promo: Use promo code “dbspromo21” on DBS Marketplace for complimentary free-flow soft drinks, mineral water and ice cubes.
3. Save 30% off M Social Singapore
Image credit: Zula
For an offbeat staycay that’s in the heart of Robertson Quay, M Social Singapore is currently offering staycation deals of 30% off all stays if you book with Expedia through the DBS Marketplace. With loft-style rooms and floor-to-ceiling windows, this certainly isn’t your traditional hotel stay with standard layouts and drab decor.
Image credit: Zula
Complete your staycay with a meal at the in-house diner Beasts & Butterflies, where they offer a choice of gourmet mains – like Chargrilled Angus Ribeye ($36) or Baked Barramundi ($22).
Promo: Book M Social Singapore with Expedia through DBS Travel & Leisure Marketplace to get up to 30% off.
4. Get $10 cashback with a 5-star Sentosa staycay
Granted, it’s less than a 15-minute drive to the CBD, but venturing into Sentosa sometimes feels like we’re going on a far-flung holiday – what’s with its sandy beaches and oceanfront views. Now, by booking through DBS Marketplace, we can stay in luxury 5-star hotels like Capella Sentosa and Resorts World Sentosa while getting $10 cashback.
This isn’t just for hotels exclusively in Sentosa either, but all hotels that you book with DBS’ travel partners through the DBS Marketplace. Go ahead and take your pick from the extensive selection, choosing something that’ll suit you and your staycay companions needs – be it your partner, friends, family. Even if it’s just a solo getaway!
Promo: $10 cashback when you make a booking through DBS Travel & Leisure Marketplace on 10th October 2021. Valid for all bookings with Agoda, Expedia, Klook, Dream Cruise and No Name Booking.
5. Use DBS points to save on hotels like St. Regis & The Warehouse Hotel
When it comes to staycations, some of us prefer boutique joints like The Warehouse Hotel while others prefer keeping it classy with household names like St. Regis. Well, when redeeming your DBS points, you can easily enjoy these hotel stays simply by making a DBS Travel & Leisure Marketplace purchase.
The Warehouse Hotel’s stunning high ceilings
Some hotels even come with extra perks, such as complimentary cocktails or a Three-Course Dinner Experience.
If your DBS points have been sitting around in your account, it’s time to make full use of them and redeem some staycation savings this 10.10.
Promo: Redeem hotel stays with your DBS points and enjoy extra perks.
Note: Bookings have to be made through DBS Travel & Leisure Marketplace for DBS point redemptions, bookings made directly through Agoda or Expedia will not be eligible.
Staycation promos with DBS Extra Bonus Day
In this small country, not being able to travel is almost akin to our worst nightmare – it’s been so long that some of us are even reminiscing about airplane food and in-flight entertainment fondly. But with DBS Extra Bonus Day happening on 10th October 2021, we can make the most of the staycation deals and enjoy a holiday without the fuss of SHN and quarantine orders.
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By booking our staycay hotels or cruise getaways through DBS Travel & Leisure Marketplace, we can score a number of travel promos easily – up to $100 off discounts, up to 30% off boutique hotels, and even cashback simply by booking through the platform.
Manulife Sky Nets
By signing up for any digital life insurance plans, you can also get free Manulife Sky Nets Bouncing Tickets (worth $39.60/pair) at Jewel Changi Airport. You’ll be covering your major life needs when you sign up with Manulife through DBS.
You’ll also find it useful to sign up with TravellerShield Plus, just in case the pandemic dampers our travel plans even more – useful when it comes to cruises and overseas trips. On 10th October 2021 only, you can enjoy a bonus $10 e-voucher on top of the usual 55% off your travel insurance premiums when you buy through DBS (website, digibank or PayLah!).
Apart from staycation deals, DBS also has a ton of other offers – you’ll have access to promos such as DBS PayLah! cashback, utilities, education, and other investments made through digiPortfolio and unit trusts.
On 10.10, all DBS/POSB Cardholders can also score 8% cashback for online dining spend. Keep an eye out for ShopBack GO dining vouchers as well, where you can score up to $100 in bonus cashback. Remember to plan ahead for your meals at places like I’m Kim Korean BBQ, Sakae Sushi, Absolute Acai – and perhaps even the hotel restaurants at your staycay!
For those of us who’ve been dreaming non-stop about a vacay, it’s now time to book yourself a much-needed getaway – especially when DBS Extra Bonus Day is offering 30% off discounts and up to $100 off promos.
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