Themed staycations in 2020
Staycations are our solution to everything these days. Can’t go overseas? Staycay. Stressed? Staycay. Bored? Staycay. The usual pool, bed and breakfast affair is satisfying enough for most of us, but if you’d like something out of the ordinary, these 8 highly-themed staycations offer bundle activities and limited-time promotions for something to do other than nua-ing all day.
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1. Private chef dining experience at Goodwood Park Hotel
Stay in the spacious Parklane Split-Level Suite
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Staycations are arguably one of the best places to spend quality time with your significant other – but they can also be a good opportunity to impress your other half and make him or her fall head over heels with you all over again.
Go for gold with the private chef dining experience at Goodwood Park Hotel, which comes with a three-course meal prepared and served in the spacious Parklane Split-Level Suite room.
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While the menu is not available for perusal online, choices include a Western set with a caesar salad starter, chicken breast main and slow-based chocolate tart with caramel ice cream, available for either lunch or dinner. Once you’ve placed your reservation, the menu choices will be emailed over for picking. Else, drop the hotel’s friendly staff a call to find out more!
Promotion period: Until 22nd December 2020
Rates: From $350/night for two
Address: 22 Scotts Road, Singapore 228221
Telephone: 6737 7411
Find out more about Goodwood Park Hotel’s Private Chef Dining Experience
2. Tea & tipple staycay at Villa Samadhi
Some of us are fans of tea, others can’t say no to cocktails. Enjoy both – old-world style – in the 19th-century colonial mansion of Villa Samadhi with the Samadhi Experience.
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The package comprises a welcome tea set for two followed by afternoon tea served in their chandelier-lit lounge. Tipples come later in the evening in the form of complimentary free-flow sundowner cocktails for one hour, along with a bottle of house wine, paired with your included dinner set.
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To book this experience head to Villa Samadhi’s booking page, select your preferred room and pick your stay type – in this case, select “Samadhi Experience”.
Promotion period: Until 16th December 2020
Rates: From $637.21 NETT/night for two
Address: 20 Labrador Villa Road, Singapore 119193
Telephone: 6274 5674
Find out more about the Peace & Tranquility package
3. Mumcation & Miffy-themed stay at Fairmont Singapore
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It’s no secret that being a mom is tough; and while not one myself, it’s not hard to see the immense energy needed to look after a young one 24/7. Moms out there in need of a break can leave the kids at grandma’s for a night and treat yourselves to a well-deserved pampering-sesh over at Fairmont with their Mumcation.
Enjoy a massage at Willow Stream Spa
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Along with a Swedish-style 90-minute Aromatherapy Relaxation Massage, and High-Tea at Anti:Dote with your +1, there’ll also be an assortment of complimentary amenities provided. Lounge in the provided UNIQLO AIRism loungewear, take a bath with a bath bomb or give your skin some TLC with the provided face masks provided by LUSH.
Enjoy this package alone for some me-time at $385 or bring along your bestie to snag this package at the rate of $495!
Promotion period: Until 30th December 2020
Rates: From $385/night for one
Find out more about Mumcation
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If you’ve got a penchant for all things cutesy, Farimont’s Miffy-themed staycation might just top your list of memorable staycays of all time.
Double bed in the Fairmont Room
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In celebration of Miffy’s 65th Anniversary, Fairmont Hotel and Klook have partnered up to offer a limited-time ultra-adorable staycation package. Fans of Miffy can look forward to plenty of merchandise including both a Miffy head and full-sized Miffy plushie that you can take home.
Other freebies include cups and drawstring pouches filled with themed keychains, and even the ever so practical mosquito repellent.
Promotion period: Book before 30th November 2020 | Stay before 30th December 2020
Rates: From $359/night for two + two children below 12 (50% off stay on the second night).
Find out more about the Miffy-themed staycation
Address: 80 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189560
Telephone: 6837 3883
4. Steak-cation at Hilton Singapore
Wagyu & Lobster
While complimentary buffet breakfasts are the staycay perks many of us look forward to, Hilton Singapore now offers an indulgent Steak-cation to one-up the competition. Come with an empty tummy as meals will be meat galore with menu options such as:
- Australian Whiskey-aged Rangers Valley Wagyu Tomahawk
- Black Angus Bone-in Ribeye
- Wagyu and Lobster
- Black Angus Porterhouse
- Premium Butcher’s Platter
As if that isn’t enough, pair your meat with two hours of free-flow red and white wine and champagne, complementary with every Steak-cation reservation.
Unwind after in the Deluxe room, which comes with a king-sized bed, cable TV, Nespresso machine and floor-to-ceiling windows that offer sweeping views of Orchard Road.
Read our full review of the Steak-cation at Hilton Singapore.
Promotion period: Book before 28th January 2021 | Stay before 31st January 2021
Rates: From $282/night for two
Address: 581 Orchard Road, Singapore 238883
Telephone: 6737 2233
Find out more about Steak-cation at Hilton
5. Budget-friendly sea-cation at RSYC
With borders closed, many of us might be itching to leave the shores of Singapore. The good news is you can do just that with one of the many “sea-cations” now available. They come in many forms – from Royal Caribbean cruise packages to yacht rental deals – but if you’re on a budget, one to consider is the “yacht-themed” staycation by the Republic of Singapore Yacht Club.
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The deal comprises a 2D1N stay by the sea for two, at the club’s Marina Lodge. Typically exclusive to club members, this staycay deal is now open to the public. And if you’re shocked by the high price point, know that your staycay comes with a two-hour yacht cruise that’ll take you around the Southern islands as well.
As an added perk, you can invite three extra friends along for the yacht ride at no extra cost!
Promotion period: Until further notice
Rates: From $400/night for two
Address: 52 West Coast Ferry Road, Singapore 126887
Telephone: 6768 9288
Find out more about the Sunset Cruise Staycation
6. Whiskey-themed staycay at The St. Regis Singapore
Hotel rooms and bottles upon bottles of alcohol is how many of us have celebrated our biggest milestones. If you’re looking to relive this experience lavishly, check out St.Regis’ take on the classic hotel + alcohol combination at The Macallan Sling and Stay Experience.
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The stay begins with the welcome sight of a The Macallan mini bar set up right in your bedroom, followed by a half-hour private cocktail class with a professional mixologist – also in the comfort of your room. For the memories, you’ll also be gifted an exclusive The Macallan Whisky 12 Year Trio gift set before you part for home.
To book this deal, drop the hotel a call and quote “Sling and Stay”.
Promotion period: Until 31st December 2020
Rates: From $510/night for two
Address: 29 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247911
Telephone: 6506 688
St. Regis website
7. Wildlife-themed staycay with Millennium Hotels and Resorts
Whether you’re a kid, have kids, or are a kid at heart, a day out with animals is a welcome sight for most of us, especially in this concrete jungle we call home. Go on a relaxing wildlife-integrated staycation with M Social or Orchard Hotel Singapore.
M Social Singapore
Image credit: Millennium Hotels and Resorts
With this promotion, enjoy bundle deals with stays paired with activities such as private buggy tours and meet-and-greet sessions with giant pandas at the Singapore Zoo, Night Safari or Jurong Bird Park. Rates begin from $194/night for M Social’s Alcove Room and two tickets to the Singapore Zoo – much cheaper than if you were to purchase each separately!
Read our article on the wildlife-themed staycation at M Hotels for more.
Promotion period: Book before 4th March 2021 | Stay before 31st March 2021
Rates: From $194/night for two at M Social with tickets to Singapore Zoo
Find out more about M Hotels wildlife-themed staycation
8. Local-tourist package at RWS’ Hotel Michael
Hotel Michael’s poolside
Image credit: Resorts World Sentosa
Think “where would a tourist go,” and chances are, Sentosa will come to mind. Typically pricier than the rest of SG, it’s not a place that we’ll frequent more than twice a year – but that also makes it the perfect place to splurge on a pseudo holiday.
For those in need of a serious break, consider the 3D2N Hotel & Multi-Attractions Package at RWS’ Hotel Michael, available to all Mastercard holders, for a more immersive getaway.
Albeit not the cheapest staycation package out there, a pair of tickets each to Universal Studios Singapore and S.E.A. Aquarium are included so you’ll have plenty to do during your stay. Enjoy each attraction with extra perks such as priority admission and $40 worth of retail and F&B vouchers bundled in for a fuller experience.
Promotion period: Until 31st December 2020
Rates: From $1,286/night for two
Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
Find out more about the 3D2N Hotel & Multi-Attractions Package
Treat yourself to themed staycations in Singapore
2020 has been a complete riot and if you need somewhere to enjoy a quick escape, these are some themed staycations that offer you a relaxing stay, peppered with extra perks for a one-of-a-kind experience.
Check out the following articles for more things to do:
- Bubble dome dining at Capitol Singapore
- Discounted activities to check out while clearing AL
- How to have a countryside getaway in SG
- Andsoforth’s dining experience review
Cover image adapted from: Klook, Goodwood Park Hotel