6 Fun Staycations Where You Can Stay & Play

You'll be lured out of your bed and bubble bath with these staycay packages.

By Mandy Lim Beitler        9 November 2021

Is the bed-and-breakfast mode of staycations getting old? Thankfully, with more travel lanes having opened up, it may not be long before we can resume our jet-setting ways. But in the meantime, or for those who would rather play it safe for awhile longer, these hotels in Singapore are stepping up with engaging thematic staycation packages to keep things fresh and fun. Some venues have perks for SAFRA members too!

Wanderlust X OH! Stories: New World’s End – Wanderlust, The Unlimited Collection by Oakwood

Old world charm melded with modern day comforts is what you’ll find at Wanderlust, a 29-key boutique hotel housed in a characterful heritage building. But perhaps the true appeal of a stay here isn’t just limited to what’s behind the immaculately conserved 1920s Art Deco façade, but rather, the history, art and culture oozing out of its eclectic surrounds.

Wanderlust x OH! Stories is an artful experience that takes you on an evening jaunt out into the Little India neighbourhood and simultaneously back in time. In an immersive audio-guided tour courtesy of talents across Singapore’s film, theatre, music and visual arts scene, find yourself drawn into the romance of cinema projectionist Kiran and dance hostess Rosa, set against the nostalgia of the New World Amusement Park in the 1970s.

Currently available from Fridays to Sundays and public holidays, the package includes a special welcome kit, with a pair of tickets to the experience and a limited-edition tote bag. Rates start from $180++ per room per night till July 31, 2022.

SAFRA members enjoy 15% off best available rates (not valid with other promotions); more info at safra.sg/promotions/wanderlust

2 Dickson Road

A Walk In The Farrer Park – One Farrer Hotel

For a contemporary lifestyle retreat complete with not one but two experiential guided tours, take A Walk in the Farrer Park. You’ll spend two relaxing nights in a Mint Den, a spacious room that boasts a separate relaxation area, bay windows showcasing expansive city views, and delightful attention to detail in every corner. It’s the perfect foil for the adventures you’ll be embarking on during the daytime.

On day one, be whisked off on a two-hour walking tour to uncover the secrets of Jalan Besar, some of which date all the way back to World War II. The following day, pick up some fresh produce while you take in the colours and aromas of Tekka Market, before heading back to Escape Restaurant for a chef-led cook off.

At $599 nett, this Klook-exclusive 3D2N package includes daily breakfast and an additional three-course lunch at Escape for two. You’ll also get to explore the hotel’s 11,000 sq ft urban farm and 15 water and tropical gardens during your stay.

SAFRA members enjoy 5% off Klook activities with minimum $50 spent; more info at safra.sg/promotions/klook

1 Farrer Park Station Road

Sotong Game Staycation Goodwood Park Hotel Singapore

Are you a fan of the hit Netflix series Squid Game, or simply curious to see what the hype is all about? Now you can imagine being a part of the show. The Sotong Game Staycation at Goodwood Park Hotel Singapore is the city’s first Squid Game-themed staycation.

On top of a night’s stay for two in the hotel’s Deluxe Mayfair Room, the experience includes a pair of outfits (red guard jumpsuit and green player tracksuit), Dalgona candies, entry to the Sotong Game Challenge featuring five old school game stations (five stones, goli [marbles], ring toss water game, hopscotch and pick-up sticks), and a photo opportunity with a 3m ‘Red Light, Green Light’ doll replica from the series.

You’ll also stand a chance to win 1 million Grab Rewards points if you’re the ultimate winner at the Sotong Game Challenge! The Sotong Game Staycation is priced at $360 nett per night and is available till Nov 22.

SAFRA members receive 10% off first-time bookings on the KKday app and 5% off first-time bookings on the KKday website (for new KKday members); more info at www.safra.sg/promotions/safra-and-servicemen-11b/kkday

22 Scotts Road

The Oasia Escape – Oasia Resort Sentosa

If you’re suffering from staycation fatigue, a stay at the brand new Oasia Resort Sentosa might be the perfect antidote. The 191-key holistic spa resort launched in September with an invite to experience The Oasia Escape. It features a two-night stay in a Premier Room and Oasia Spa treatments worth up to $300 per stay.

Get into recharge mode even before check-in, as you pick from mindfulness, detox and fitness itineraries designed by the resort’s health experts. Welcome amenities include Oasia’s signature tea and wellness journal for you to digitally document your self-care journey. Entries might include making your own body scrub and balm, HIIT classes, yoga sessions and nutrition workshops, just to name a few.

From $688 nett for 3D2N, you also enjoy daily breakfast for two at Bedrock Origin, complimentary wellness treats from your in-room minibar, and one-way limousine transfer. Leave feeling like new with an additional Lululemon yoga mat and $100 voucher for your next stay or spa visit. The Oasia Escape is available till November 30.

23 Beach View, Palawan Ridge, Sentosa Island

Family Playcation Wellness Camp – Shangri-La Singapore

Already known for its premium kids club and interactive play space Buds by Shangri-La, Shangri-la Singapore now invites families to experience Singapore’s first-ever children’s camp in a hospitality setting. Conducted on weekends till December 12, the Family Playcation Wellness Camp is packaged with two nights in a new Garden Wing Deluxe Family Terrace room.

The diverse programme encourages kids aged five to 10 years to let their imaginations take flight while developing their confidence, social skills and problem-solving abilities. Activities include art-jamming, experiential storytelling and mindfulness conversations. On day three, children will be recruited into Shangri-La’s Secret Service Agency to help a guest solve the mystery of his missing relic!

The 3D2N package starts from $718++ and includes daily breakfast for two adults and one child, complimentary family amenities, $100 nett dining credits, entry to Buds by Shangri-La and outdoor water playground Splash, a limited-edition SL50 Kids Welcome Goodie Bag, and camp activities for one child. Top up $188 nett for a second child to participate.

22 Orange Grove Road

The Clan Uncovers: Craft And Cook – The Clan Hotel Singapore

Opened just eight months ago, The Clan Hotel Singapore’s experiential package offerings are definitely appealing to discerning Singaporeans bored with the conventional staycation and are seeking more authentic encounters.

Available for stays till December 30, The Clan Uncovers: Craft and Cook package cleverly takes advantage of the modern luxury hotel’s location at the crossroads of culture and commerce within the Far East Square heritage precinct. For $1,048 nett, experience a thoughtfully curated itinerary with a 3D2N stay in the hotel’s signature MASTER Series Premier Room.

Spend an afternoon mastering the art of sandal-making using sustainable vegetable tanned leather and natural rubber soles. Or discover the stories behind the Hainanese or Hokkien communities in Singapore, complete with a hands-on cultural culinary experience, on a guided tour. You’ll also enjoy daily breakfast and a four-course dinner at QĪN Restaurant, one-way limousine transfer, and late check-out till 4pm.

10 Cross Street

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