You can always count on Singapore when it comes to unique staycations that feel far from home. From a rooftop oasis, to a Mongolian yurt, it can actually be hard to choose where to go next. Whether you’re looking for a weekend getaway, or just a few hours out of the ordinary, we’ve got you covered. Here are 14 of our favourite unique staycations in Singapore.
Here you have a choice between the gorgeous coastal beach villas, or the unique and luxurious two-storey townhouses. It’s a tough decision, we know! Plus, the dazzling Ocean Suites even boast an underwater view of thousands of fish, you don’t even have to get out of bed. This is definitely one of the most unique staycations in Singapore.
📍Resorts World Sentosa, Sentosa Island
Tiny Away Escape opened on Lazarus Island in May. Grab a friend or romantic partner and hop on a 15-minute boat ride for the ultimate staycation at a Tiny House, that’s eco-friendly, on a beautiful island. Each house is designed with its own unique themes, from 1900s all the way to 2017. Book your experience here. Definitely, one of the best new attractions in Singapore.
📍 Lazarus Island, Singapore
3. Hotel Sohola
Hidden in a historic shophouse in Chinatown, this stylish, artistic paradise is the perfect place to hideaway for a weekend, and meet people from across the globe. Be welcomed by a Hawaiian greeting and sleep in comfortable, modern rooms – each decked out with luxury. The boutique hotel is an adventure in itself.
📍12 Teck Lim Rd, Singapore 088387
4. Garden Pods
Shipping Container Hotel debuted its latest hotel concept, last year, in Singapore’s greatest garden: Gardens By The Bay. The two-storey Garden Pod suites are situated at Serene Garden. The eco-friendly accommodation boasts four duplex suites named Bamboo, Maple, Jasmine and Juniper – and each space can sleep up to four guests. It’s the perfect short escape, in a quiet respite, surrounded by nature. Learn more about the Garden Pods.
📍18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
Spend the night in a luxurious dome tent at Singapore Zoo. This stay really allows you to connect with nature, as you fall asleep an arms reach away from the wildlife. The glamping experience includes comfortable beds for four people, decorations, and air conditioning. As part of the stay you will also receive a set dinner and breakfast at Forest Lodge, guided tours, animal encounters, and plenty more. This unique experience only takes place certain times a year.
📍 80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729826
Why not spend the night out at sea, on your very own yacht? Picture this: waking up to a sea-breeze and a surreal sunrise while surrounded by crystal waters. This sounds pretty idyllic to us! If you’re more of a social butterfly, you can also have a pool party, take part in water sports, or island-hop to explore the various beaches. Plus, choose from a selection of yachts that fit between 18 and 30 guests. Rental prices range from just $42 per person. A bargain!
📍 11 Cove Dr, Singapore 098497
This 5-star green hotel features nature-themed rooms with surreal views of Singapore’s skyline. With a seven year streak as Asia’s Leading Green Hotel, it’s an architectural masterpiece. Inside the hotel, you’ll find eco-friendly amenities, Bali-inspired decorations, world-class facilities, delicious buffets, and more – on top of majestic gardens, one of the largest sky-lit atriums in Southeast Asia, containing 2,400 plants, and an exotic infinity pool. Learn more about the hotel.
📍Marina Bay or Pickering, Singapore
Feel like you’re in Thailand at this hidden 20-room sanctuary hidden outside of the city near Sentosa Island. Just 10 minutes from the CBD, Villa Samadhi Singapore exhibits old-world Malayan charm in a colonial setting, with a range of attractions around. For instance, there are authentic Thai and Shan restaurants, gorgeous gardens, a jungle boardwalk hike nearby, and more – making it a perfect romantic escape far from home.
📍20 Labrador Villa Rd, Singapore 119191
Treat yourself to an all-inclusive staycation at one of these award-winning heritage shophouses. There are a number of stays to select from – each inspired by art, design and architecture. For instance, the Red Dragon House boasts a modern red staircase above the pool and a modern interior. Additionally, the exterior of some shophouses just so happens to be one of the most instagrammable places in Singapore. So make sure you take plenty of pics!
📍 Various Locations
Escape from the city to this iconic hideaway in nature. Nestled in the heart of Kranji Countryside, you’ll find these beautiful Farmstay Villas. The accommodation is elegant colonial-inspired houses that promote a natural lifestyle. We’d suggest turning off your phone and immersing yourself in the surroundings. This is the perfect retreat for a couple looking to unwind, or if you’re in need of a breath of fresh air. Prices start at $380 for two people.
📍 240 Neo Tiew Cres, Singapore
Situated in the heart of the vibrant and culturally rich neighbourhood of Kampong Glam, this hotel boasts an unforgettable guest experience. The hotel has 346 elegant rooms, with interiors of warm colour tones and comfortable furnishing. The Deluxe Club and Premier Club rooms feature artwork by local artists as well as spacious balconies, cosy bathtubs and unmatched views. Facilities include a huge outdoor pool with panoramic views of Singapore. As well as, an iconic wellness floor with an award-winning spa, a state-of-the-art gym and a range of fitness studios.
📍Beach Road, Singapore
Whether it’s a solo trip or group staycation, you’ll be in heaven at this luxurious hotel in the city. Particularly, their iconic rooftop takes influence from Los Angeles and a 1960s Palm Springs, and offers a dreamy poolside paradise to relax all day long. Decked out in a pink colour palette, with splashes of green and yellow, pink furnishings, and a modern rose quartz bar, the aesthetics alone will make you never want to leave. Enjoy cocktails by the pool, watch the sunset, or tuck into classic American and Mexican bites. Learn more here.
📍99 Irrawaddy Rd, Level 33 Courtyard Marriott Singapore, Singapore
13. Mongolian Yurt
Beyond Expeditions has led hundreds of tours to Mongolia, and now they are bringing Mongolia to you. They have erected the first-ever traditional yurt in Singapore, with the raw materials brought over directly from Mongolia. Priced at around $500, each yurt can accommodate up to four people. The yurts include air conditioning, a mini kitchen, and various traditional art and furnishings. During this two-day experience, yattend workshops and activities that will equip you with the skills needed to survive on the harsh Mongolian steppes. Activities include, scavenging raw materials, chopping wood, and building outdoor fires. (This experience is only on selected days per year)
📍GUI Farm, Singapore
14. The Standard
A luxurious global hotel, frequented by celebrities, is launching in Singapore this year. First opened in Hollywood in 1999 by Andre Balazs, The Standard has gone on to become one of the trendiest hotel chains worldwide, with offerings from Ibiza to New York, and beyond. The lavish hotel offers an escape that will make you feel like you’re in another country. From the nightlife, to signature restaurants, and an innovative guest experience with 143 rooms..it’s one of the most unique staycations in Singapore. Learn more.
Editing contribution by Monro Grier.
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