If you’ve got some holiday cash to splash, here are some lavish experiences to splash on without remorse!
With our borders shut to traveling for leisure, a lot of us have become more creative with the way we enjoy our free time with our family instead of simply re-visiting our favorite attractions.
From taking a virtual tour around the world and pretending like you’re on a beach vacation to planning a homecation, you’ve probably done it all. This is why we’ve compiled this list of ideas for a novel experience! Here are some ways you can enjoy a luxurious vacation in Singapore with your family!
1. Book into the Fullerton Suite at The Fullerton Hotel
Source: The Fullerton Hotel
Go big or go home. There’s nothing wrong with chilling out in a standard hotel room but the highlight of a luxurious vacation has got to be an indulging stay in an upscale hotel.
If a hotel with a history, posh rooms and breathtaking views of the bay area are your requirements when looking for a staycation destination, The Fullerton Hotel would be a great choice. Since you’ve decided to indulge in a staycation, might as well go big and book into the Fullerton Suite. Situated on the highest floor of the hotel, the suite comes with a spacious outdoor terrace from where you can soak in the picturesque views of the Singapore River or Marina Bay.
Source: The Fullerton Hotel
Opt for the Family Glamping Staycation package, which starts at $1,330 per night, if you’re bringing your little ones along. In addition to various child-themed amenities, the package also entitles you to children’s sleeping tent with sleeping bags and a constellation projector lamp throughout your stay, which is sure to make a mundane stay into something more exciting.
2. Wine and Dine at a Swanky Restaurant
With so many dining establishments, from hawker centers to ritzy restaurants, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to eating out in Singapore. For your luxurious vacation, bring out the big guns, and take your pick out of the many swanky restaurants to wine and dine at.
Source: Wolfgang Puck
CUT by Wolfgang Puck serving up ambrosian steaks at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands and YOSHI Restaurant (formerly Kaiseki Yoshiyuki) located at Forum The Shopping Mall, one of the few kaiseki restaurants where you can indulge in kappo-style cuisine, are both great options to consider.
Source: The Alkaff Mansion
If you’re planning a dinner night without the kids, consider treating your partner to a meal at The Alkaff Mansion. Perched atop the Telok Blangah Hill, this European-style building has got the romantic ambiance covered and with three different dining concepts, it’s got your food cravings covered as well.
Wherever you choose to wine and dine at, be sure to make your reservations beforehand.
3. Head Out for Afternoon Tea
There’s just something posh about putting a stop to everything to sip tea from a pretty porcelain cup while snacking on refreshments that sound just as grand.
A modern cocktail bar, Anti:dote at Fairmont Singapore is where you want to be for a chic afternoon tea experience. For a limited time, you can enjoy a selection of tea and nibbles, starting from $53 per set, from their seasonal pop-up menu, A : CASUAL BRITISH: SUMMER designed by Kirk Westaway. Afternoon tea is served daily from 3 pm to 4.30 pm but before you pop in, you need to make reservations first.
4. Or Get a Luxurious Wine to Dine at Home
Source: Vom Fass Singapore
If tea is not the liquid of your choice, how about a flute of bubbly or a glass of fine wine? Instead of heading down to the nearest supermarket to make your selection, seek out a specialty wine store; there are several in Singapore. DFS Prestige, Vom Fass, Wine Connection, Artisan Cellars, and The Straits Wine Company are just some places where you can have your pick of red, white or sparkly wine. Certain outlets also offer home delivery services so if you want, you can make your selection from the comfort of your home. Don’t forget to order a fancy dinner to make the best out of your night!
5. Navigate a Plane
Source: Aeroviation Singapore
Well, not an actual flight. Aeroviation Singapore is a flight school, which also offers you a chance to experience the thrill and challenge of piloting a plane, whether you’re an experienced pilot or are a complete novice at piloting.
There have three different experiences that you can choose from, the Duo Flight Experience, which will allow you to fly away in the ultra-realistic flight simulator; the VIP Flight Experience, a luxurious flight experience where you will be served with drinks and chocolates while you cruise through the clouds, and; the Full Experience that will immerse you into the world of aviation.
The Parent & Child Duo Flight Experience (U.P. $160) is suitable for kids 7 years old and above. It’s bound to be a fascinating experience even for non-aspiring little pilots.
6. Lounge Next to the Fishes
Source: Ocean Suites
For a grandiose experience, book your family into one of the 11 exclusive Ocean Suites at Resorts World Sentosa. Even if the elegant two-story townhouse, private Jacuzzi and round the clock Butler service fails to impress your kids, the underwater view of hundreds and thousands of marine lives swimming in the surrounding aquarium tanks is sure to impress them.
Located on the lower floor in the underwater bedroom is a wide viewing panel that provides a mesmerizing view into the deep sea. You can wile the night away watching manta rays, sharks and fishes swim about. You can also take a soak in bubbles while relishing the fantastical view as the bedroom has a sunken bathtub before the viewing panel.
7. Splurge on a Sea-cation on a Luxury Yacht
Source: ONE15 Luxury Yachting
If you’ve got deep pockets or some dollars to splurge, treat yourself to a short getaway from the city with a sea staycation onboard a luxury yacht.
“Sea-cations” by ONE15 Luxury Yachting, under ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove, allows you to enjoy a luxurious and exclusive short vacation at the sea. Whether you’re looking for an educational getaway, an adventurous escapade or a relaxing sojourn, you won’t have to search for long as the Sea-cation packages are fully customizable.
The 2D1N sea staycation, which starts at $5000, for up to 5 persons, includes full-day charter with an overnight stay, meals and beverages, full usage of complimentary amenities on the yacht, as well as fuel skipper and crews.
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