Best Staycations in Sentosa


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We’ve all dreamed of that getaway to a magical land far off from this hot, bleary island. The only thing stopping us from jetting off is, of course, the feasibility. It’s either that passport we haven’t renewed, or the empty wallet that’s holding us back from that fantasy vacation. But wait till you hear about the travel portal Sentosa has to offer, because your travel wishes are about to come true.

More than just its iconic Merlion and Siloso Beach – from Miami to the Great Barrier Reef, here are 9 greater renditions of these sought-after destinations on Sentosa Island.


1. Kick back among IG-worthy monochromatic aesthetics at The Outpost Hotel Sentosa


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Bright, uncluttered, and minimalistic – these are some characteristics it takes to nail the highly sought after monochromatic décor that’s dominated IG feeds all over the world. 

Perched atop a hill overlooking the Singapore Strait, Far East Hospitality’s The Outpost Hotel Sentosa sees the aesthetic come to life, with stylish rooms filled with juxtapositions of soft whites against boldly contrasting blacks.

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With its crisp palette and clean lines, a weekend getaway here is the perfect escape from the disorderly mess of your room back home. The Outpost Hotel Sentosa lets guests tailor their stay, so you can opt for a sea, pool or Sentosa Island view at the point of booking.

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Of course, no relaxing staycay is complete without some chilled-out down time. Lay yourself down at the Pool Deck or swing by the Pool Bar for your favourite mocktail. After a good session of sun-lovin’, savour your favourite treats with the hotel’s special minibar customisation service, where guests get to pick and choose what goodies to fill up their complimentary minibar with!


2. Turn back the clock at The Barracks Hotel Sentosa for that bicentennial #throwback


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Opening in December 2019, The Barracks Hotel Sentosa by Far East Hospitality sits in what used to be a military outpost back in 1904, providing a timeless feel that will hurtle you all the way back to historic times. Stroll through the premises and snap a few shots while you’re at it – the charming old-school architecture is guaranteed to add a rustic touch to your IG shots.

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Soak in some vibes of the good ol’ days by embarking on a complimentary 1-hour Private Heritage Walking Tour, courtesy of the Equerry Concierge Service. 

Aside from providing itineraries and transport services, the Equerry Concierge Service team will bring you around the island as part of the Walking Tour while doling out tidbits of history about the era your grandparents lived in.


3. Venture into Parisian garden settings at Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa

Sofitel Singapore Sentosa is strategically centred atop one of Sentosa’s tallest cliffs, giving you a bird’s eye view of the South China Sea while setting you up for a breathtaking staycation. This weekend getaway boasts French decor inspired by the world-renowned Parisian garden, Jardin du Luxembourg.

From chandeliers to fountains, this makes for that perfect romantic getaway you and your significant other have been pining for. And if you’re looking to cool off from the tropical heat which is a stark reminder of our humid climate, head to SoSpa by Sofitel Singapore Sentosa for a solid session of pampering.


4. Bask in the tropical island vibes at Village Hotel Sentosa


Sentosa Hotels Singapore Staycation VillagePammukale Pool at night
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A stay at Village Hotel Sentosa by Far East Hospitality might just give you the tropical island escape you desire without stepping out of Singapore. Expect enthralling combinations of lush greenery and pristine waters, among which you can relax together with your fam.

Sentosa Hotels Singapore Staycation Village PoolThe little ones can splash around the Children Play Pool, complete with miniature pool slides.
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Parents can keep their active tots entertained with a slew of free hotel activities at Village Hotel Sentosa. Take part in family activities including sandcastle building, kiddy pool games, family scavenger hunts or a movie night by the pool.

Sentosa Hotels Singapore Staycation Village Rooms ViewThe various room types make for an ideal “home away from home” for couples and families aike
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Cap off an entire day on your feet by unwinding in your room, offering stunning aerial views of the pool, sea and island combined.


5. Transport yourself to Japan’s Ryokans at Le Méridien Singapore, Sentosa

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If you’re seeking a Japanese getaway to Kyoto – minus the long plane ride – choose from Le Méridien Singapore, Sentosa’s 19 Japanese-style Onsen Suites specially designed by Japanese architectural firm, Super Potato.

These suites are equipped with a Japanese-style ‘onsen’ jacuzzi and a steam room to rejuvenate your senses after a long bath. To add to the oriental vibe, guests are also provided with their own yukatas for bath robes and premium toiletries. Pretty legit stuff.

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Offering a posh staycay experience with traditional Japanese influences – it’s also pretty crazy to note that this hotel is refurbished from Singapore’s 1940s colonial era while retaining a modern 21st-century feel in their 191 guest rooms.

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This is evident from their Heritage Wing which showcases classically opulent decor with a contemporary touch. For a luxurious yet homey staycation experience, Le Méridien Singapore, Sentosa has got you covered.


6. Bask in an Amazonian Rainforest at Capella Singapore

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Located right in the heart of a conservation site, Capella Singapore brings together a lush, vibrant 30-acre rainforest and curved, modernistic buildings to give you a match made in resort heaven. Go for a swim in your own abundant pseudo-African watering hole at 1 of their 3 outdoor pools, surrounded by flora and fauna.

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The hotel’s lush lawns also feature wild peacocks roaming freely and artful sculptures dotting your surroundings. But if you’d like an even closer encounter with nature, head on nature trails all around the place, and get in touch with your inner nature lover.

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After that, chill out at their alfresco hotel bar with their signature quenchers – White Flora and Bob’s Mojito. Alternatively, rum lovers can opt for their bespoke rum, Navegante, that’s aging in a barrel right at the bar!

If you’re looking to treat yoself extra on your special staycation add on the Rosy Radiance from Within package. This comprises of a three-night stay and an uplifting Rose Diamond Facial for two at Capella’s award-winning Auriga spa.

7. Get your Miami seaside vibes on at W Singapore – Sentosa Cove

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W Singapore is a hidden gem at Sentosa Cove, often holding the chillest pool parties. Here, everything you adore about the season of fun and sunshine unfolds across the WET® pool deck, one of the largest resort pool areas in the country. Take a dip in the 24-hour WET®, one of Singapore’s largest resort outdoor pool areas surrounded by Apple wallpaper-esque landscapes.

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Just like Miami, W Singapore is known to be home to the trendiest eating and dining spots on the island. WOOBAR is the hotel’s stylish lounge bar where there’s always a spot for you to enjoy smooth grooves, inventive cocktails and invigorating conversations. Toast the end of the day by doubling up with its one-for-one specials dubbed Wicked Hours or enjoy free flow bubbly during Heel Before Me, the hotel’s signature ladies night.

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And if you need some down time, relax on a float or a canopied sun lounger with views of the sparkling South China Sea. Enhance that down time with your K-drama on a loaned iPad, iPod and mist fan, available in two-hour sessions – but first come, first served!

8. Head to Amara Sanctuary for a relaxing Balinese weekend getaway

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Amara Sanctuary will be your haven for that relaxing and rejuvenating staycation before you head back to work. Be transported to an island sanctuary on Sentosa without the 2 hour plane ride and get in tune with your inner happy place. Have your pick from soulful activities such as yoga or relaxing massage within the confines of nature.


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The colonial architecture of the resort also adds a sense of rustic elegance to your luxurious getaway and makes for an insta-worthy backdrop that’ll make your followers swoon.

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Only 3 minutes away from Palawan Beach, you’re in the right place to catch the picture perfect sunset amongst the crashing waves.

9. Enter Madagascar 2.0 at Siloso Beach Resort

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We’ve probably all seen or heard about the DreamWorks film, Madagascar. In this box office hit, NYC’s zoo animals are shipwrecked on the island of Madagascar, a tropical wonderland brimming with lush foliage and exotic flora and fauna. Recreate these scenes with a stay at the sustainable Siloso Beach Resort, a tranquil and rustic hideaway just steps away from the beach front.

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If you’re looking for a refreshing swim to ease your cluttered mind, take a dip in Singapore’s longest landscape pool. At 95m long, this pool is filled with natural spring water harvested from the hill this resort sits on.

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You won’t have to travel all the way to ulu mountains for mineral-rich water when you can find it right here in Sentosa. In the evening, expect a spectacular 18m waterfall to gush soothing sounds as you chill on the daybed. It’ll be like a scene from the movies, we promise.

You just might bump into a peacock or even a monitor lizard by the poolside!

Staycations for the Soul


Whether it’s going on that “Balinese” retreat or midnight swims amongst nature, these 9 Sentosa staycay retreats are the perfect combination of relaxation and adventure. So don’t bother yourself with the tiresome travel details and visa woes, simply hop on over to our friendly neighbouring island for the staycation of your dreams.

Explore the various Sentosa hotels and kickstart your staycay here


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