While life in Singapore seems to be slowly resuming a semblance of normalcy again, travel bans are unfortunately still in place. We totally understand if you’re itching to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life, because we’re feeling the travel bug too!
Local staycations (click on link to see deals we compiled) have become more popular in recent months, but if you’d still like to take a break and pamper yourself without the hassle of packing your bags, then a daycation is for you!
Thinking of experiencing the ultimate daycation in Singapore? Here are seven places you should check out for a daycay you deserve.
1. Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort and Spa
Unwind with your family and friends at Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort and Spa from now until 31 December. Located in the heart of Sentosa, Sofitel has various daycation packages to suit your every need.
Fancy a dip in the pool and a workout? With the Lounge & Unwind package, you can enjoy full access to Sofitel’s dreamy pool and state-of-the-art gym, inclusive of S$60++ F&B credits! Prices start from S$80++ per person.
If you’re a parent looking for some time away from the kids for the day, you can drop them off for two hours at The Kids’ Retreat, where they’ll be entertained and engaging in fun activities such as DIY crafts, painting, races, and swimming sessions!
With lush greenery and the great outdoors as their playground, the kids can most definitely enjoy their retreat in the sun. This is indeed the perfect daycation in Singapore for everyone of all ages. Prices start from S$30++ per child.
2. Shangri-La Sentosa Resort and Spa
IItching for a tropical getaway where you can relax by the water and bask in the sun? The one and only beachfront resort in Singapore is offering a Daycation in Paradise package from now until 24 September.
With the Day Pass, you can enjoy an array of facilities and activities and even try your hand at sea sports activities, including kayaking, stand up paddle board, and pedal boat at the beachfront area. Have a splashing good time with your family at the resort’s swimming pool, which includes a children’s pool, water slides and a splash play area.
You can also get your tan on and lie on the sun beds around the pool area and for that sun kissed glow. There’s bound to be something for everyone!
Along with beach and pool access, the day pass includes dining credits (worth up to S$50) that can be used at Siloso Beach Bar, which offers classic beachside food and drinks selection.
3. Fairmont Hotel Singapore
Whether you’re looking for some “me-time” or simply need a quiet space to work from, Fairmont Hotel’s Ultimate Daycation* package has you covered. With Fairmont Hotel’s Ultimate Daycation package, you get the best of both worlds – work and play.
From just S$145 onwards, you can enjoy a day use of a Fairmont room, S$75 nett dining credits, and access to the hotel facilities such as the outdoor swimming pools, fitness centre and spa facilities. The concept of “Working from hotel” has also been gaining popularity, with many of us looking for a distraction-free environment that isn’t our home to work in and be productive.
The Ultimate Daycation package will include a room, so you can rest assured that you’ll have a quiet place to get work done!
Take a breather at the Jacuzzi, steam room, sauna and hot/cold plunge pools when you feel like you need a break and some time away. If you’d like to explore the area, you can also spend some time visiting the sites at the historic precinct or shop at Raffles City Shopping Centre which is linked directly to the hotel.
* – Ultimate Daycation package ends on 30 December 2020.
4. Four Seasons Hotel
Make time for yourself and enjoy a daycation with Four Seasons Hotel Daycation Escape*. With an array of facilities to enjoy, you can take your pick: Plunge into the turquoise lap pool, or sit by the poolside and sip on a cocktail.
Play a game of tennis, or take a siesta, it’s all up to you! You can also relish in culinary artistry and gourmet cuisine at One-Ninety Restaurant or Michelin-starred Jiang-Nan Chun and delight in craft cocktails at One-Ninety Bar at 20% off.
If you’re looking to pamper yourself in the afternoon instead, Four Seasons Hotel has the very first L’Occitane Spa in Singapore, so you don’t have to take a vacation in France in order to enjoy this award-winning spa experience.
You will surely find something suited for you in their selection of relaxation experiences, including a private session for couples, an Almond Detoxifying Balance treatment, and other rituals to make sure you feel so refreshed, you’ll feel like you’ve just returned from a beach vacation abroad.
* – Daycation Escape package ends 31 December 2020.
5. JW Marriott
If you are not looking to stay in a hotel, but still want to enjoy the luxurious spa services they offer, here’s the Singapore daycation to go for. Conveniently located in the Marina Bay area, JW Marriott offers day passes to retail guests who want to rewind for a few hours without having to actually book a room.
You can choose from either a three-hour access or day access pass, which allows you to use facilities in the respective ladies’ and men’s rooms. That includes a Vitality Pool (Jacuzzi), as well as sauna and steam rooms equipped with Starpool systems incorporating colour, aroma and music therapy.
That’s not all: your pass also includes a relaxing massage on a ‘zero-gravity’ inversion therapy chair, designed to fully recline and provide a soothing back massage while relieving spinal tension. All it takes is three hours away from the daily grind, and you are now ready to tackle life’s challenges – until your next long vacation!
6. YOTELAir Singapore Changi Airport
Singapore’s Changi Airport was named the world’s best airport for the 8th consecutive year, so it’s no surprise that travellers and locals alike could spend an entire day there! While stays at YOTELAir are more common amongst visitors with long transit or unexpected layovers, the luxury first class aircraft ‘cabins’ contain the amenities you need to work, relax, sleep and refresh in.
You can recharge and relax at the Komyuniti lounge, which overlooks the spectacular Rain Vortex at Jewel Changi Airport, and even slip in a quick workout at the 24/7 open gym.
You can also check out this hotel tour video for a sneak peek of the hotel’s layout!
7. Anaya Soul Retreat
Escape the drone of everyday life and be whisked away on a mega-yacht with Anaya Soul Retreat. They just recently introduced their new “Magick” mini-retreat for the perfect time-strapped daycation.
Anaya offers four uniquely different “Magicks” or retreat programmes:
“Nature Magick”- Grasp the power of nature
Harness the magical and healing power of nature with Anaya through this retreat. Be introduced to the magicks of nature. Learn to establish a sacred space for your wellness practice. Discover the tools that can enhance the potency of your practice, such as candles, herbs, and crystals.
“Kitchen Magick”- Wellness starts from the Kitchen
They say the kitchen is the heart of the home. Invite magick into yours by exploring what the humble kitchen can do for you. Learn to grow, store, and utilise herbs for your cooking and restorative needs. Get familiar with the healing properties of common kitchen herbs and prepare various remedies such as herbal rubs, ointments and infusions.
Do away with synthetic chemicals and learn to make cleaning products from natural and organic kitchen ingredients that are safe for you and your family. From harvesting to preparation, the Kitchen Magick Retreat will walk you through various uses of the magical yet familiar ingredient.
“Candle-making Magick”- A perfect couple activity
Candle making can be a fun and exciting activity for friends and couples. Not only do candles make great gifts, but they are also perfect for infusing touches of personality to your home decor.
Learn the basics of candle craft with wicks and waxes of various types as well as the safety precautions you need to keep your workspace safe. This retreat will engage all your senses and your creativity as you craft your own Korean-style floral pillar candles, wax diffusers, container candles, and wax melt as you blend colours and aromas to create your own masterpiece.
“Goddess Retreat”- A beautifying experience fit for the ladies
A new programme to Anaya’s itinerary, participants can also take makeover classes conducted by Mediacorp’s ex-makeup unit supervisor, Cheryl Zhang who will be sharing trade beauty secrets and master tips in skincare and makeup. After getting your glam on, the yacht transforms into the perfect backdrop for a professional photo shoot which will be specially prepared for you.
For details, reservations, and booking arrangements, contact Anaya Soul Retreat’s reservations team at [email protected]