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Girls staycation in Singapore

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We get it, you’re a busy woman. But sometimes, you just need to take a break and kick back with your girlfriends. So the next time the need for quality girl time strikes – or you’re celebrating your bestie’s last night of singledom – ditch the boys and check into one of these hotels.


1. Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa

Amara Sanctuary Resort

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This chic colonial property is a great choice for a bespoke ladies’ staycation. Create a customised stay using the best direct rate and add-on services like tickets to Sentosa attractions and spa treatments at Spa Luna, and round it out with a knowledgeable concierge service and four outdoor pools.

Grab the girls and check into the sprawling Two Bedroom Villas, which comes with a private pool, a patio, and separate living area.




2. M Hotel Singapore

M hotel

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Lounge by the pool, pre-game at J Bar (Saturday is Ladies’ Night!) or enjoy an elegant afternoon tea. Ready to snooze? The Family Suite comfortably fits four, and includes breakfast, a jacuzzi, and two bathrooms (from $620).

If you need to leave, Clarke Quay, Chinatown and Orchard Road are just minutes away.


3. Mandarin Oriental Singapore

Mandarin Oriental

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For a swanky staycation, this luxe property is hard to beat. The Marina Bay location means you’re a stone’s throw from some of Singapore’s best dining and shopping.

But with a plethora of great restaurants, a garden-fringed pool, and an opulent spa, you won’t want to leave. Book the Mandarin Suite (from $5,500) to enjoy two bedrooms with balconies, and a huge dining area.


4. The Quincy Hotel

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A fun-loving property bursting with personality, The Quincy is a blissful boutique stay. Rooms start from $270, but book by June 30 for up to 50% off. Plus, choose the Qool Weekend package and you’ll enjoy a studio room with Lush amenities, buffet breakfast, all-day refreshments, evening cocktails, and a cookie-making class.

With a chic pool deck, a sauna, and a steam room, you and the girls will leave thoroughly refreshed.


5. Pan Pacific Singapore

Pan Pacific

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Enjoy an experience-rich staycation at this urban oasis. The St Gregory Spa’s Pampering Spa Package ($255, through June 30) includes a 70-minute Elemis facial, 30-minute massage, and 30-minute foot massage.

And when hunger strikes, your girl squad can enjoy a high tea buffet ($48/person), dim sum brunch ($69/person), and the Poolside Bar happy hour ($12/glass). Choose the City Suite (from $520) for an extra sofa bed and marble bath, or the Pacific Skyline Suite (from $730) for lounge access.


6. Marina Mandarin

Marina Mandarin

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If your staycation plans involve hitting the spa, this hotel is the way to go. The Estheva Spa offers four spa party packages for ladies (from $355/person), along with all its other indulgent rituals and an outdoor mineral pool.  The Family Room with Suite Indulgence offer (from $510) comfortably accommodates four people with Marina Club access, breakfast, all-day refreshments and cocktails.

But if you’re splashing out, opt for the Presidential Suite (POA). The expansive space boasts a separate parlour, a piano, a 20-seat dining table, and a kitchen.


7. Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore

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For a wild night, book this property’s Party Staycation Package (from $750/night). Kick things off with a vodka-filled watermelon and gourmet canapés in your Executive Suite.

You’ll also find a decorating kit, a GoPro, nail polish, and a beer pong setup. You’ll also need the 4pm check out and 20% off food and beverages the next day, and maybe a session at the Essence Vale Spa or 300-metre pool.


8. Shangri-La Hotel Singapore

Shangri-La Hotel

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For another luxe staycation option, the Shangri-La’s Valley Wing Escape is tops (from $595, through December 30).

Your girl squad will enjoy brekkie in the Summit Room, unlimited wine, a posh afternoon tea, and sunset cocktails and canapés, all in the hotel’s exclusive Valley Wing. For pampering and relaxation, head to Chi, The Spa, or the lush outdoor pool.


9. Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa

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For a truly opulent staycation, grab the girls and check into this resort’s Villa du Jardin, featuring two bedrooms, a private pool and patio, and Hermes amenities.

The elegant So Spa will be on hand to create customised spa rituals, but with the spa’s Bond and Celebrate package, your team can also enjoy a private 60-minute yoga sessions, a 45-minute massage, and an exclusive afternoon tea (from $200/person).


10. Villa Samadhi

Villa Samadhi

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Perfect for low-key relaxation, this simple, colonial-style property is a rustic retreat hidden in the Labrador Nature Reserve. Hole up in the Luxe Sarang room (from $550) to bond while enjoying your own outdoor plunge pool and private garden, cable TV, and minibar.

You’ll be well fed at the Tamarind Hill restaurant, and the Library where you’ll be served afternoon tea and evening cocktails.