6 Staycations Amidst Gorgeous Greenery

Relax and recharge while surrounded by nature.

By Mandy Lim Beitler      16 April 2021

From emerald hilltops to putting greens, a relaxing respite at these ‘green’ hotels will certainly put the spring back in your step.

SAFRA Exclusive: Urban Room With Half-Board Package At Parkroyal Collection Marina Bay

Surrounded by nature during a staycation in downtown Singapore? Sounds impossible? Well, that’s exactly what you’ll get when you check into Singapore’s first ‘garden-in-a-hotel’. Following a $45 million renovation, Parkroyal Collection Marina Bay reopened in December 2020 as an eco-paradise, with 370 sq m of lush gardens, a 13-m-high green wall, and a treetop walk experience ensconced in the forest canopy.

From $300 nett per night, SAFRA members booking an Urban Room package from now till 30 June enjoy complimentary dinner and daily buffet breakfast for two during your stay. Bringing the kids along? Top up $18++ for breakfast and $44++ for dinner per child aged six to 12 years; little ones aged five and below dine free. What’s more, flash your SAFRA card to get 20% off at F&B outlets and a la carte treatments at St Gregory Spa.

For more information, visit safra.sg/promotions/parkroyal-marinabay

6 Raffles Boulevard

Eat-Sleep-Spa-Repeat! At Lloyd’s Inn

A hidden oasis tucked within the Somerset enclave, design-forward boutique hotel Lloyd’s Inn is popular among social media enthusiasts for its Instagram-mability. Unsurprising, given its raw monochromatic aesthetics that’s cleverly juxtaposed against verdant tropical foliage reflected in beautifully landscaped plunge pools.

Use promo code “lovelloyds” when you book direct to enjoy 5% off room rates from an affordable $160++ per night. It includes breakfast at nearby Artisan Boulangerie Co. Settle into a comfy sunbed and lounge the day away or avail yourself of the Eat-Sleep-Spa-Repeat! optional add-ons. These include relaxing spa treatments by The Spa Nomad, a pampering manicure or pedicure by AUUM, and yummy brunch and dinner bowls courtesy of MasterChef Singapore finalist, Sharon Gonzago. All in the comfort and privacy of your room!

2 Lloyd Road

Homage To Heritage At Hotel Fort Canning

It may be located just off busy Orchard Road but checking into Hotel Fort Canning instantly transports one back to the tropical paradise of yesteryear. Besides enjoying contemporary comforts from designer furnishings to Nespresso coffee machines, it’s also your opportunity to explore Fort Canning Park. See if you can find nine thoughtfully restored gardens inspired by Singapore’s heritage, including one that features 14th-century forbidden baths!

From $295++ per night, the Homage to Heritage staycation package includes a limited-edition HFC tote bag containing a snack pack to fuel your expeditions. Your stay also comes with breakfast for two at The Salon, as well as an additional $25 daily dining credit for stays on weekdays, or 20% off your bills on weekends. Muscles tired after your hike? A dip in the serene mineral pools and up to 30% off selected treatments at Chinois Spa will have you rejuvenated in no time.

11 Canning Walk

Peace & Tranquility At Villa Samadhi

Just a 10-minute walk from Labrador Park MRT station, Labrador Nature Reserve beckons visitors with its balmy sea breezes and peaceful greenery. There’s plenty to discover, from WWII relics to over 70 species of birds. When you’re done exploring, retreat to the rustic-luxe comfort of Villa Samadhi, a 20-room boutique hotel housed in a circa 1920 black and white colonial garrison.

From $429++ per night, the Peace & Tranquility package is a pampering experience from start to finish. Welcome drinks and tropical fruits are followed by an afternoon tea set for two, served in the elegant Library. In the evening, soak up more old-school charm over an hour of sundowners, before savouring a set dinner for two, inclusive of a bottle of wine, at Tamarind Hill. The indulgence continues with the signature turndown service and breakfast in bed the next morning.

20 Labrador Villa Road

Stay & Play At Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore

For a staycation quite literally surrounded by sprawling manicured lawns, head to Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore. Offering direct access to two championship courses, the wellness-focused resort has found favour with both golfing enthusiasts and families looking for some R&R since its opening in December last year – part of a certain ‘east coast plan’, perhaps?

From $530++ per night, the Stay & Play package entices golfers with a round of 18 holes at Laguna National Golf & Country Club’s award-winning Masters Course, access to the Short Game practice area, and the use of a state-of-the-art GPS-fitted buggy. Other perks include $30 nett dining credits on top of daily breakfast at the forest-themed Greenhouse restaurant, 30% off blissful treatments at Devarana Spa, and complimentary in-room Dusit Balance Minibar and Dusit Care Kit.

11 Laguna Golf Green

Sentosa Staycation at Capella Singapore

Since Sentosa is the closest we’re getting to going overseas at the moment, consider a luxurious island getaway at Capella Singapore. Surrounded by 30 acres of lush greenery and views of the South China Sea, it’s the perfect setting for you to reconnect with nature and loved ones alike. From now till 30 June, take advantage of 20% off Best Available Rates for stays from Sundays to Thursdays.                                

From $680++ per night, the Sentosa Staycation package includes daily breakfast for two at The Knolls. Start your day while dining in the company of beautiful peacocks. Children under 6 years dine free, while you just have to top up $24++ for older ones up to 11 years. Afterwards, take part in resort activities from yoga sessions and kiddie craft workshops to cultural tours and movie matinees – have a friendly Capella Culturist help plan your day.

1 The Knolls, Sentosa Island

More Green Efforts

Singapore’s ‘green’ hotels are also making great strides in eco-friendly efforts and sustainability strategies. For instance, Grand Hyatt Singapore converts 100% of its food waste into organic fertiliser and produces 30% of its electricity in-house. An Intelligent Building Management System at Marina Bay Sands conserves over 7.4 million kWh of energy annually. And Parkroyal on Pickering boasts over 15,000 sqm of zero-energy greenery powered by solar energy and harvested rainwater, earning it the title of ‘Asia’s Leading Green Hotel’ since 2015.

Where do you go to get back to nature? Share your favourite staycation spots with us at magnsman@sph.com.sg!