Hotels & Staycations

5 Hotels With Most Photogenic Pools & Views, For Reflective Year-End Shots To Say Goodbye To 2021

Hotels in Singapore with best pools & views

Plush king-size beds, relaxing bubble baths, and hotel breakfast buffets; it’s no wonder a luxurious staycay is one of Singaporeans’ favourite ways to pamper ourselves and our loved ones. 

With the holiday season coming up, reward yourself after a year of hard work with a relaxing staycation at some of Singapore’s most photogenic hotel pools. In line with the spirit of giving, share this treat with your friends and family. You’ll even get to enjoy exclusive deals and cashback with DBS/POSB Card promotions.

Book staycations through the DBS Travel & Leisure Marketplace

Before scrambling to book one of the hotels on this list, save some money with DBS/POSB Card promotions and exclusive perks like cashback. With these deals, you can get $12 cashback when you book your staycays on Agoda or Expedia via the DBS Travel & Leisure Marketplace, as part of the 12.12 Extra Bonus Day. Find out more with our DBS Travel & Leisure Marketplace guide.

Even beyond 12.12, if you book any time before 31st December 2021, you can still snag yourself up to 2,000 bonus miles for future travel or staycay plans.

With that, here are some choice staycay options for you to escape your responsibilities this festive period:

1. Capella Singapore

Image credit: Capella Hotels

For those looking to escape the usual urban landscape, Capella Singapore in Sentosa will make you feel like you’re in the middle of Bali’s rice paddy fields. The cascading pools here don’t just look pretty, but also come with pool floats and sunbeds for maximum relaxation.

2. The Clan Hotel

Image credit: The Clan Hotel

Sitting 30 storeys above ground – with plenty of lawn chairs to relax on – is The Clan Hotel’s infinity pool. Thanks to its unblocked view of Chinatown, you can expect this to be one of the best places in the hotel to catch the sunset and sunrise.

Aside from the pool, the hotel also features a sky gym on Level 30 for you to add a sprawling view to your fitness routines.

3. Dusit Thani Laguna

Giving major island getaway vibes, Dusit Thani Laguna is a villa resort that boasts three swimming pools. These are namely the Lap Pool, Relaxation Pool and Kid’s Pool, meaning there are suitable options for anyone to unwind under the sun.

One of the best features of the Relaxation Pool is the lounge chairs sitting ankle-deep, so you can have a refreshing soak while catching some sun rays. With the addition of grass patches giving the illusion of lily pads, the whole area just evokes zen vibes.

4. Marina Bay Sands

Image credit: Marina Bay Sands

The quintessential Marina Bay Sands infinity pool shot is almost a necessity for every wanderluster’s Instagram page. Earning its spot as the world’s longest infinity pool, it provides a panoramic view of Singapore’s town area, as well as a bird’s eye perspective of iconic attractions like Gardens by the Bay.

5. Lloyd’s Inn

Image credit: @lloydsinn

Surrounded by lush foliage, trickling water features and a pristine lawn, the dipping pool at Lloyd’s Inn is a calming place to have a picnic or to just kick back under the sun. You can choose to either lay out a picnic mat by the shallow pool, or simply lounge on one of the sunbeds in the area.

The entire boutique hotel gives out-of-Singapore vibes, and you’d hardly expect this serene getaway to be located right in the bustling heart of town. 

Treat your loved ones and save with DBS/POSB Card promos

Treating your loved ones doesn’t always have to break the bank. Aside from receiving cashback from booking from Agoda and Expedia, DBS Travel & Leisure Marketplace has a variety of promos from yacht packages to stackable cashback deals.

Other than the aforementioned staycay locations, DBS/POSB Cardmembers can enjoy exclusive room rates at The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore. Book from the Classic Room category at only $298++, inclusive of breakfast for two adults. 

On top of that, the first 30 bookings will receive $88 F&B credits. The booking link to Kempinski’s website will go live on 12th December 2021 at 12PM.

Image credit: DBS

For other quick getaway options, No Name Booking has a fleet of yachts for any occasions – from private parties to corporate events. Using the code <dbsebd12>, you can get an additional 5% discount, and free flow of ice cubes, mineral water and soft drinks with your yacht rental package.

For those looking to make the most of your DBS/POSB Card, you’ll be happy to know that there are stackable promos with all sorts of purchases. Along with claiming $12 cashback for Travel & Leisure, Home and Living, and Education Marketplace transactions, you can also earn yourself miles with select cards like the DBS Altitude Cards

On top of that, when you sign up for the DBS Power Up Your Savings campaign, you’ll stand the chance to receive an extra 8% cashback every month from now till January 2022. The cashback amount will be automatically credited once you meet your personalised monthly spend goal.

Treat yourself and your loved ones this EOY with DBS/POSB Cards

Thanks to the 12.12 Extra Bonus Day promos, DBS/POSB Cardmembers can rejoice with additional savings while treating themselves – and their loved ones – to a relaxing getaway. Apart from booking a stay at a luxurious hotel, Cardmembers can also enjoy extra 8% cashback on offline dining and overseas spend, exclusively on 12th December 2021

If you’re heading abroad or boarding a cruise to nowhere, you can also get up to 60% off TravellerShield Plus and shopping vouchers for protection and ease of mind.

With tons of 1-for-1 dining deals available for DBS/POSB Cardmembers, there’s bound to be something suitable for everyone. For moments where you’re hankering for hawker grub this 12.12, you can score a huge 58% cashback* (no min. spend) through DBS PayLah! at hawker centres, or when you order WhyQ hawker delivery.

*Cashback is capped at $3 for the first 50,000 customers and 1 redemption per customer. Check out the full list of participating hawker centres and stalls.

This way, you’ll be able to pamper yourself with staycay deals and invite your friends, fam, or SO, and go on dining and retail expeditions that won’t cost an arm and a leg.

Find out more about DBS 12.12 Extra Bonus Day deals here

This post was brought to you by DBS.
Cover image adapted from: Capella Hotels, The Clan Hotel

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