The kids will be away the entire weekend. You haven’t planned anything special. It’s too late now…or is it? Last minute bookers can still enjoy hotels with in-room private pools, that are by the beach, or ones that have romantic frills ideal for honeymooners. It’s not too late to book your last-minute adult staycation!
Staycation without the kids
Singapore's must-try staycation hotels with private pools
If you’re wanting absolutely luxury during your staycation, then look no further than a suite with a private pool. Not only can you enjoy each other’s company in total privacy, you won’t have to put up with other people’s children splashing about in the hotel pool.
A dose of privacy on the island of Sentosa
Located on the island of Sentosa, you will definitely be able to enjoy a peaceful staycation at Capella Singapore. The resort is set on 30-acres of landscaped grounds combining natural materials and Asian tradition.
Since you’ve saved on flights by opting to staycate, book yourself a stay in one of the 38 private villas, which comes with a private plunge pool and an outdoor bathtub. It won’t be necessary to leave your home-away-from-home with outdoor sunbeds perfect for soaking up the sun and complimentary in-room treats.
If you don’t feel too guilty about leaving the kids at home, make the most of your trip to Sentosa by visiting nearby Universal Studios and enjoy the theme park rides as if you were teenagers again.
Hotel Capella Singapore
Decadence and a free-form pool at this Sentosa Island hotel
Spend your staycation without the kids at a tropical sanctuary. The Beach Villas Resort World are all about luxury without spectacular ocean views, a personal butler service and modern comforts.
From the two-bedroom villa room type and up, guests have access to their own personal pool which is inches away from the sea. Sleeping in will be a treat as you lie on your duck feather pillows and snuggle in 400-thread count Egyptian cotton bed linen.
When dinner time comes, make sure to make a reservation at the on-site restaurant, Forest森, where local celebrity chef Sam Leong cooks up Chinese cuisine with a western twist in the ‘theatre kitchen’.
Beach Villas Resort World Sentosa
Singapore's must-try staycation hotels by the beach
If you prefer saltwater over being poolside, these hotels are perfect for a staycation where you can chill on the beach and listen to the waves crashing on the shore.
Staycation by a tropical forest
Surrounded by 400 acres of tropical forest, yet metres away from the ocean, enjoy a stay at one of Malaysia’s best beach resorts, Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa in Kota Kinabalu.
For stunning ocean views, a Deluxe Sea View room will guarantee you wake up to the sights of the South China Sea. A split-level layout with a day bed, guests can enjoy complimentary toiletries, as well as Wi-Fi access and a pillow menu for the perfect night’s sleep.
Make sure to take some time to pamper yourself at the hotel’s Spa at Dalit Bay. Reduce tension and increase circulation with the Signature Herbal Massage, an authentic Malaysian massage using ginger oil, fresh lemongrass leaves and heated linen poultices filled with dried herbs.
On top of the spa, getting acquainted with local wildlife through the hotel’s unique Nature Interpretation Centre is a must. Or if you prefer a hit of the golf ball, complete a round at the on-site eco-friendly championship golf course.
Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa
Clifftop ocean views near Singapore
Not only is Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa beachside, but it is also perched on a clifftop for panoramic views of the South China Sea. Don’t fret, the waves are near with Tanjong Beach reachable by a wooden staircase that binds through the rainforest.
Blending French design with local touches, this resort is perfect for a leisurely holiday for parents wanting some alone time. All 215 rooms are modern yet come in a simple design and feature air conditioning and a rain shower.
When it’s time to eat, you can choose from three on-site restaurants. Try Italian flavours whilst admiring coastal views at Cliff, tempt your tastebuds with Asian-French fusion at Kwee Zeen, or if you want to stay healthy head over to The Garden Restaurant.
Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa
Singapore's must-try staycation hotels for lovebirds
Rose petals in the bath and city skyline views are sure to get the temperature rising between you two lovebirds, so these hotels should tick all the boxes.
Romantic city staycation
We can’t find anything unromantic about the Parkroyal on Pickering. It’s iconic sky gardens and unbeatable views of Singapore’s skyline make falling in love easy. If that doesn’t set the mood, booking a massage at St. Gregory will.
This eco-friendly hotel prides itself on being a hotel set inside a garden. Rooms are filled with natural light with sweeping views of Chinatown or Hong Lim Park. Just because you’re in the city doesn’t mean relaxation isn’t a priority. Guests can spend their day in one of the poolside cabanas before jumping into the infinity pool.
The award-winning on-site spa is set in beautifully landscaped gardens and has a number of signature treatments. For an extra dose of romance, book yourselves in for a Perfect for Two spa ritual that includes either a 60-minute Indonesian Balinese or Relaxing Aromatic Body Bliss and an Elemis Skin Nourishing Milk Bath that lasts 30 minutes.
ParkRoyal Collection Pickering, Singapore
An adults-only boutique hotel perfect for a staycation
With a tagline that’s “get into trouble at The Vagabond” and a chic Parisian themed interior equipped with a classy cocktail bar, we can’t help but ooh la la once more to this adult-oriented luxury boutique.
The Vagabond‘s 41 rooms mix plush fabrics with dark woods and are fitted with complimentary Nespresso coffee machines, a mini-bar stocked with artisanal beverages and ETRO Milan bath amenities.
For a special treat, enjoy a complimentary high tea or book dinner at the on-site restaurant, Hot Buns and Thunder Balls. Make sure to try the ‘Slow Burn, a mix of dark soy and spice-braised Iberico pork belly.