Staycations in Singapore Worth Splurging On This Festive Season
The festive season is upon us and what better way to enjoy the holidays than with some of the best staycations in Singapore! With Christmas and New Year’s just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to celebrate and splurge a little on yourself and your loved ones.
Perhaps you want to travel but are wary of the ever-changing covid restrictions? Or you just want a short break and get away from stressful times? Well, a festive experiential staycation in Singapore is your answer. Here’s a chance to be a tourist in your own country and explore the wonderful hotels this island has to offer along with sights and experiences that you may not have toured before.
Whether you’re travelling in a family with small kids, as a couple on a romantic getaway, or want some self-care alone time, we’ve brought you some of the best festive experiential staycation packages to splurge on this festive season.
The Clan Hotel Singapore For A Luxurious Staycation
The Exuberant Edition at The Clan Hotel Singapore whisks you away to a 3D2N heritage experience. Can we just point out that there is a limousine pick-up service before you’ve even started your staycation? Enjoy early check-in with a welcome gong and tea ceremony. A festive experiential staycation truly worth the splurge!
Unwind in a MASTER Series Grand Premier Room and be pampered with exquisite services by the hotel’s Clan Keeper. The highly customisable touchpoints include exclusive access to The Clan Keeper’s concierge services, an all-day breakfast, a luxurious in-room bath spa, and a distinct turndown service. Don’t miss out on lounging by the gorgeous pool.
Begin your heritage journey by hopping on a Trishaw ride along Chinatown and embark on a bumboat cruise from Clarke Quay down the iconic Singapore River that was once the breath of life and trade artery of Singapore. Experience Singapore's transformation from a fishing village to a trading port and the global community it is today, all with a sunset view of the city. At the end of the day, wind down with your very own in-room bath spa experience drawn by The Clan Keeper while you sip on a warm cup of Cocoon Ritual Tea.
Learn the stories behind age-old family recipes such as Laksa, Curry Chicken and Char Kway Teow and cook up a heritage feast on the second morning with The Food Playground. A cultural culinary class you won’t want to miss!
Continue the afternoon with a culture-hopping trail that brings you to Fuk Tak Chi Museum, Thian Hock Keng Temple, Singapore Musical Box Museum, and Kreta Ayer Heritage Gallery. Let’s not forget the Telok Ayer Precinct Mural hunt for Instagram worthy pictures.
The celebration continues on the second evening with a night of re-imagined classics at QĪN Restaurant and Bar, where each dish is a nostalgic reminder of home infused with an exemplary twist. Be treated to a scrumptious 6-course festive feast including its signature Siphon Mushroom Tea, complete with free-flowing cocktails. The exclusive festive set is available for both lunch and dinner.
The Clan Uncovers: The Exuberant Edition
Book and stay period: 3 Dec 2021 - 1 Jan 2022
3D2N from *$1,888 nett
For more information, visit fareasthospitality.com/en/deals/The-Exuberant-Edition.
The Barracks Hotel Sentosa For A Romantic Staycation
Celebrate the year in style and get into the festive mode with the Exquisite Barracks Christmas staycation package at The Barracks Hotel Sentosa. Countdown to Christmas or the new year with your partner or friends with this 3D2N festive experiential staycation package inclusive of the Premier Room, daily breakfasts, complimentary land transfers throughout your stay, and a Eurasian Christmas private dining experience at your balcony with free flow cocktails!
Set against Sentosa’s storied backdrop of maritime intrigue, The Barracks Hotel Sentosa was once a British artillery outpost, home to soldiers from afar. Now lovingly restored, the hotel boasts a stylish art form, filled with marvel, romance and discovery. From a Barracks heritage walking tour to all-day refreshments at The Living Room private lounge, moments here are crafted with care and stamped with the hallmark of thoughtful luxury.
Ready for the ultimate indulgence? A private sail to the Southern Island is included in this staycation package! Spend some quality time together this festive season without the hassle of planning and preparing for the logistics. Get on an adventure and be ready to immerse yourselves in nature, explore the many beautiful islands around Singapore, and have a relaxing, fun-filled and memorable getaway.
Ending your stay on a high note, savour an exquisite Christmas special spread in a private cable car cabin with stunning panoramic aerial views of the island. Elevate your dining experience 100 metres above sea level and enjoy total privacy in your own Cable Car cabin while dining on the Christmas menu.
Exquisite Barracks Christmas
Book and stay period: 3 Dec 2021 - 1 Jan 2022
3D2N from *$4,588 nett
For more information, visit fareasthospitality.com/en/deals/Exquisite-Barracks-Christmas
Oasia Resort Sentosa For A Relaxing Staycation
Just want to get away from it all? Gift yourself a wellness Christmas Retreat at Oasia Resort Sentosa during this holiday season for all the T.L.C you need! Take the opportunity to reset for the new year with this 3D2N festive experiential staycation package at Oasia Resort Sentosa’s Junior Suite, inclusive of daily breakfasts, complimentary wellness amenities, 2-way land transfer, and a wellness ritual at Oasia Spa.
Experience a 4-hour Relaxation Therapy that takes you on a forest bathing experience within Sentosa and rejuvenates your skin with a 3-hour body ritual and 90-minute facial at Oasia Spa as well as a 30-minute scalp massage.
Not only is the hotel themed in earthy and calming tones, Oasia Resort Sentosa is also equipped with Lululemon yoga mats and wellness videos on-demand. Additionally, curated wellness journals with self-care checklists and access to a collection of guided meditation audio are amongst the many items that are available during your stay. Be it mindfulness or fitness, the complimentary workshops will give your head start on your new year resolutions and motivate you to achieve your wellness goals.
Taking the wellness journey beyond the room, Oasia Spa is the first in Southeast Asia and Oceania to carry KOTOSHINA products. You will be spoilt for choices with the extensive list of spa treatments, Cryotherapy facial and grooming services. To complete the experience, the Meditation Lounge uses Medklinn Cerafusion™ Technology and Phytonair Diffuser to recreate forest bathing therapy, inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku. You can also enjoy healthy snacks and herbal tea while soaking in the forest essence after treatment.
Providing you with an all-day dining experience, Oasia Resort Sentosa’s signature restaurant, Bedrock Origin is home to good food and good times. Continuing the steakhouse legacy, Bedrock Origin is the new sister restaurant of Singapore’s award-winning Bedrock Bar & Grill, serving an evolved cuisine that reflects the elements of the idyllic coastal locale; where land and sea come together, and ingredients used are always natural – from the earth, of the earth, and by the earth. Unwind into the New Year with S$300 dining credits at Bedrock Origin.
Christmas Retreat at Oasia Resort Sentosa
Book & stay period: 3 Dec 2021 - 1 Jan 2022
3D2N from *$3,988 nett
For more information, visit fareasthospitality.com/en/deals/Christmas-Retreat-at-Oasia-Resort-Sentosa.
Orchard Rendezvous Hotel For A Family Staycation
It’s the school holidays and you need to entertain the kids? This is a fun festive experiential staycation that the kids will love!
Orchard Rendezvous Hotel, in collaboration with Cath Kidston has launched the Family Rendezvous package. It features the Cath Kidston Family Room, an airy 53m2 botanical accented getaway for a family of four with really cute bunk beds for the kids.
This specially-curated 3D2N staycation package includes a room that overlooks Orchard Road and is complemented by cheerful Cath Kidston prints featured in the bath, bedding, and dining amenities. Insta-worthy photos for the family holiday guaranteed!
Did we mention you’ll get picked up in a Volkswagen Kombi from home to your lunch destination?! Feast on a spread of authentic Peranakan cuisine at Indocafe White House, a restaurant that features on the Bib Gourmand Michelin Guide 2021. In the evening, enjoy a unique Singapore Botanic Gardens outing where you’ll get the chance to explore the National Orchid Garden. End the visit with a sumptuous dinner at Halia before heading back to the hotel.
On the second day, head over to Tung Lok Signatures for a Classic Dim Sum lunch. The package will also include in-room breakfasts with the choice of Asian or Western cuisine, handpicked Cath Kidston mementoes, and an open-top coach tour of the annual Orchard Road Christmas Lights on Fridays and Saturdays, till 1 Jan 2022.
Family Rendezvous x Cath Kidston
Book and stay period: 3 Dec 2021 - 1 Jan 2022
3D2N from S$2,188 nett on weekdays / from S$2,288 nett on weekends
For more information, visit fareasthospitality.com/en/Deals/ORH-x-Cath-Kidston.
*Note: Rates for The Clan Hotel Singapore, The Barracks Hotel Sentosa, and Oasia Resort Sentosa are exclusive to Far East Insiders only. Guests can sign up for free here.
Born and raised in Singapore, this foodie spends her weekends exploring new cafes, restaurants and bars. If she's not at the gym busting out a yoga pose, she probably has her nose in a book or is binge-watching a brilliant whodunnit.
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