We were just getting started with Chinese New Year, but alas, Valentine’s Day is rolling around the corner.
If you’re looking for a simple, one-off event, we rounded up some of our favourite Valentine’s Day meals for you and your partner. That being said, Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday this year, which means it is the perfect time to take a day off and spend the long weekend with your loved one.
A Valentine’s Day staycation is especially significant in Singapore. Since most of us live with our parents, it is a great opportunity to get away from prying eyes and spend some alone time in a new environment. With only two weeks to spare, we’ve put together a list of the most romantic staycations in Singapore sure to get you in the mood for love this Valentine’s Day.
Singapore’s only adults-only hotel is located in leafy Sentosa island, making it a perfect escape from the crowd. No running kids, a stunning sea-facing pool and a cool day club to boot, we reckon The Outpost Hotel will be the up-and-coming location for any couple. We had the opportunity to spend a weekend at The Outpost Hotel, read the full review here.
Just at the heart of the city, Sofitel Singapore City Centre is perfect for those who want to get away but still be close by to the rest of the town. This year, they are offering a ‘Romantic Escape Package’, inclusive of a four-course dinner for two, specially prepared by Executive Chef Jean-Charles Dubois. Explore the area of Tanjong Pagar, the ‘little Korea’ of Singapore, or take a quick 10-minute train ride to the downtown core for great skyline views.
Looking for an idyllic retreat? Spend the weekend at Capella Singapore. Their ‘Romantic Retreat Package’ comes a Romantic Set dinner and daily breakfast for two at The Knolls, as well as special amenities like champagne, strawberries and artisanal cheese in your room. Couples here don’t have to think too much about how to spend their time — this package also comes with a cooking class for two at Chef’s Table, as well as a 60-minute couple massage at Auriga Spa.
For a Valentine’s to remember, consider making Six Senses Duxton your home away from home. The eco-conscious hotel is hosting a romantic getaway for couples during the intimate weekend, complete with Hydrosol-making course on Friday and an Alchemy Bar workshop on Saturday. Couples are welcome to attend the couples’ yoga class at the Angsana Heritage Tree on Sunday and dine at the Six Senses Brasserie for a cosy Valentine’s dinner for two.
Stylish guests may enjoy their weekend at the Fullerton Bay Hotel, fitted with dazzling waterfront views. Upon check-in, a bottle of champagne and chocolate truffles await in your room to set the mood. Enjoy a complimentary 90-minute aromatherapy experience for two at The Fullerton Spa in the afternoon, then make your way to The Lookout for a private dinner for two. Daily breakfast at La Brasserie is also available for guests who select the ‘Romance by the Bay’ package to start your day (or weekend, to be exact) on the right foot.
A stay at Shangri-La is always welcome, a classy establishment shrouded by the serenity of verdant greens. Couples on the ‘Valentine’s Day Staycation Offer’ can expect champagne and strawberries in their guestroom upon arrival, and a complimentary upgrade to the next room category. The package also includes buffet breakfast for two at The Line, where guests can enjoy a lovely time savouring a plethora of dishes from any one of their 16 live food theatres.
Make your weekend the ‘Ultimate Suite Dream’ with a romantic getaway at JW Marriott Singapore South Beach. Apart from stunning city views in the suite, guests are also able to enjoy exclusive access to the Executive Lounge with benefits including daily breakfast, afternoon tea and evening cocktails. Couples can choose from any one of their wide selection of restaurants to dine at, but for this special night, make it a date at Madame Fan. Feast on some modern Cantonese classics coupled with live music performances of postmodern jukebox entertainment for a night to remember.
Indulge yourself and your loved one with a stay at Grand Park City Hall. This Valentines Day, they’ve curated a ‘Romantic Getaway package’ specially designed for love birds who want to get away from it all. The package includes a stay at all Crystal Club rooms and suites and includes a bottle of Prosecco and a fruit basket to kickstart your weekend. After a quick shuteye, head over to Tablescape Restaurant for a five-course Valentine’s Day Degustation Dinner and end the night with aperitif cocktails for two at Tablescape Bar. Staycations are meant for sleeping in, and they have lovingly included breakfast in bed (or at Crystal Club Lounge if you both don’t mind getting up) as part of the package as well.