Away with staycays
Staycations are all the hype in Singapore these days.
But with that kind of money you’re going to be paying, you could be doing a lot more – here are 5 alternatives to a luxury staycation in Singapore that’ll still make you feel like you’re on a vacay.
Not only are some of these cruises incredibly luxurious, they also give you the opportunity to use all sorts of facilities, from gigantic swimming pools, ice skating rinks and rock climbing walls.
Those who are particularly loaded can even cruise all the way to exotic Mediterranean destinations, but for those whose main objective is to just escape from home for a while, a cruise to nowhere will suffice. Try cruises on the splendid Seven Seas Voyager, which starts from 750 SGD per person.
NEXT: Rent a place on Airbnb →
Why turn to expensive five star hotels when some people in Singapore live in apartments and houses that are even more luxurious – and are letting them out?
From designer shophouses to party houses to peaceful sanctuaries, check out our round-up of best AirBnB places you can rent in Singapore.
NEXT: Spend the day on a yacht →
Want to ply the seven seas but don’t want to have to share your vessel with other people? Consider renting out an entire yacht, then.
Despite the fact that they look ultra glam, they cost way less per person than a hotel staycation. For instance, chartering a yacht from White Sails for four hours costs $1,199, or $1,399 on Fridays and public holidays.
While that might sound expensive, the yacht can contain up to 18 people, so if you split the cost with a party it’s much less.
NEXT: Seek out alternative hotels and resorts in Singapore →
Try boutique hotels like Hotel 1929 and klapsons the Boutique Hotel. Agoda tends to have the best deals and the deepest discounts, so always check prices there instead of calling up the hotel directly.
Then there are rustic options like D’Kranji Farm Resort, Celestial Resort Pulau Ubin and the East Coast Park chalets which, while obviously far less glamorous than five star hotels, get help you achieve your twin objectives of escaping your residential estate and de-stressing.
NEXT: Head over to Johor Bahru for your staycation →
The main advantage of going to JB is that accommodation is so much cheaper there (keep in mind the great currency rates in our favour right now!).
Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour or Doubletree by Hilton Johor Bahru are much cheaper than any of the hotels of the same brand in Singapore; for a more unconventional option, Villa Warisan offers rooms in traditional Malay-style villas with a resort feel. A stay in a suite costs 84 SGD.
NEXT: Embark on a luxury cruise →
By Joanne Poh, MoneySmart, last updated April 2017
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