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 13 of our favourite unique staycations in Singapore.
1. Resorts World Sentosa
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! 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.
2. Staycation In The Wild
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 Pavilion 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.
📍 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.
You can 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
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4. Figment Shophouses
Treat yourself to an all-inclusive staycation at one of these award-winning heritage shophouses. With a large selection of stays, inspired by art, design and architecture you’ll be spoilt for choice.
One of our favourites is the Red Dragon House, which exhibits 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
5. SG Hotel On Wheels
SG Hotel On Wheels (SHOW) is a new unique hotel experience and the first-ever roving container hotel in Singapore. Each room is styled according its own unique theme, such as Resort Retreat, Peranakan Suite, Street Punk Studio, Pop Art Room and Safari Paradise.
These colourful containers are placed at various locations in Singapore, and make for a fun break from the ordinary. Read all about it here.
📍 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
This 5-star green hotel features elegant rooms with surreal views of Singapore’s skyline. One of the most impressive features of this hotel is its indoor garden. The hotel boasts the largest sky-lit atrium in Southeast Asia, containing over 2,400 plants.
Paired alongside one of the greatest infinity pools in Singapore, this is definitely a place worth the visit.
📍Marina Bay or Pickering, Singapore
8. Film Night At The Sundowner
If you’re looking for a change of scenery from your living room, head down to a movie night at The Sundowner. The Rooftop Lounge or The Nomads Tent can both be completely booked out if you’d like a private viewing. These can be booked out from 2-10 people every night of the week making it one of the most unique staycations in Singapore.
The movie will be played on a big-screen projector with a Sonos Speaker system providing smooth audio. All that’s required from you is to bring the movie you want to watch (on a laptop),and have some snacks on-hand.
📍Coast Road, Singapore
9. ParkRoyal Hotel on Beach Road
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. The perfect stay for a relaxing break.
📍Beach Road, Singapore
10. Las Palmas Rooftop Bar
Taking influence from Los Angeles and a 1960s Palm Springs, this dreamy poolside paradise is the new hot-spot. 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.
You can enjoy cocktails by the pool, watch the sunset and even stay for dinner. The menu includes a range of snacks and classic Americana, Southern Californian and Mexican mains.
📍99 Irrawaddy Rd, Level 33 Courtyard Marriott Singapore, Singapore
11. Garden Pod Container Hotel
Nestled amongst the foliage of the Serene Garden is where you’ll find our next stay. The eco-friendly accommodation boasts four duplex suites named Bamboo, Maple, Jasmine and Juniper.
Each suite is designed with the environment in mind, and are comprised of repurposed containers and fitted with photovoltaic panels that harvest solar energy. The duplex floors are connected by a spiral staircase, and outdoor patios offer breathtaking views of the Singapore skyline.
📍18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore
12. 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, you will attend 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.
📍GUI Farm, Singapore
13. Hilton Singapore Orchard
This hotel presents 1080 rooms with luxurious bathtubs and scenic city views. The interior design is influenced by Singaporean heritage, and you can expect botanical artwork, and fresh grey tones.
Aside from the premium accommodation, Hilton Singapore Orchard also offers five must-visit dining concepts. These include the all-day global dining restaurant Estate. An LA-inspired eatery Osteria Mozza. A botanical-themed afternoon tea and cocktail lounge, Ginger. An award-winning Chatterbox restaurant Lily, and finally the Michelin-starred Shisen Hanten.
📍 Orchard Road, Singapore
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Editing contribution by Monro Grier.