“Day-cations” may be better than staycations in beating cabin fever if you hate packing. Here are 6 daycation spots to consider

While COVID-19 cases in Singapore have gradually decreased over the past few months, and life 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! As its name suggests, a daycation is where you can take a few hours or the whole day off, and relax at the hotel facilities without having to stay overnight in a room.

Here are six places you should check out for a daycay you deserve.

1. Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort and Spa

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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. Prices start from S$30++ per child.

For more information, visit Sofitel Singapore’s website.

2. Shangri-La Sentosa Resort and Spa

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Itching 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.

For more information, visit Shangri-La Sentosa Resort and Spa’s website.

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.

For more information, visit Fairmont Hotel Singapore’s website.

* – Ultimate Daycation package ends 30 December 2020.

4. Four Seasons Hotel

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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.

For more information, visit Four Seasons Hotel’s Spa website and Daycation website.

* – 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 where to go. 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!

For more information, visit JW Marriott’s website.

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 of 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.

Fore more information, visit YOTELAir Singapore Changi Airport’s website.

You can also check out this hotel tour video for a sneak peek at the layout of the hotel!

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