On the hunt for a love shack on our sunny island for Valentine’s Day? Surprise your partner with a romantic holiday without having to board a plane — that is, by taking a laid-back staycation right here in Singapore.

We round up eight boutique hotels, cosmopolitan hotels in the city and even offshore luxury resorts for your ultimate Valentine’s Day love-in.

CAPELLA SINGAPORE

Capella Singapore’s “Be My Valentine” bundle ($950++ per room per night) ticks all the boxes for a luxurious, decadent retreat. Couples can choose to shack up in a Bedroom Garden Villa, a Constellation Suite (pictured left) or a Sentosa Suite. Once they’re done gawking at their plush abode for the night, which will be set-up with flower petals, candles and a bubble bath, they can dive straight into their Valentine’s set dinner at Cassia, Capella’s fine-dining restaurant. A bottle of wine, daily breakfast for two and a late 4pm check-out time are also included in the package.

Available from February 11 to February 19, 2012, subject to availability. Prices exclude prevailing taxes and service charge. Capella Singapore is located at 1 The Knolls, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098297. Book your package at www.capellahotels.com/singapore/specials-en.html, call 65915000 or email reservations.singapore@capellahotels.com.


HOTEL RE!

Revel in nostalgia this Valentine’s Day at Hotel Re!, a quirky, retro-themed boutique hotel. Their Rendezvous Staycation Package ($398++ per room per night) gets you and your date in the mood for love with an intimate candlelit dinner, Lover’s Cocktails for two at their Re!Wine Bar, and a romantic movie screening at the bar before the two of you adjourn to your Deluxe Room for the night. They’ve also thoughtfully included creature comforts such as a 45-minute full-body massage for two, complimentary mini bar facilities, DVD rentals, L’Occitane amenities and a sumptuous buffet breakfast for the morning after.

Available from February 10 to February 15, 2012, subject to room availability. Prices exclude prevailing taxes and service charge. Other terms and conditions apply. Hotel Re! is located at 175A Chin Swee Road, Singapore 169879. For reservations, call 68278288 or email reservations@hotelre.com.sg.


FOUR SEASONS HOTEL

Take a break from the kids and the prying eyes of in-laws by checking into a room on Four Seasons Hotel’s Couple’s Floor. All rooms on this lovers-only 11th storey floor are equipped with massage oils, free-flow candy jars, fruits, chocolates and even a “Love Bucket” packed with romantic poems, DVDs and CDs. Add-on options for your stay include the Lazy Lovers package ($215++ for two), with in-room massages and an aphrodisiac breakfast for two in bed, accompanied with Mimosa cocktails.

The Couple’s Floor promotion is available from February 10 to February 12, 2012, at a surcharge of $50 per night per room, to the best available rate. Prices exclude prevailing taxes and service charge. Terms and conditions apply. Four Seasons Hotel is located at 190 Orchard Boulevard, Singapore 248646. For room reservations or enquiries, call 68317305 or email reservations.sin@fourseasons.com.


GRAND PARK CITY HALL

Even though you’re just in the Central Business District of Singapore and your workplace is probably somewhere in the vicinity, Grand Park City Hall’s staycation option will make you feel like a Hollywood high-roller. As part of its Ultimate Romantic Escapade bundle ($1188++ per room per night), lean back and indulge in a three-course Western set dinner for two, with two glasses of champagne, on board a stretch limousine that will cruise around the city. Also, you and your partner will enjoy a three hour-long spa session using essential oils and Thalasso Hydrotherapy, followed by a complimentary bowl of bird’s nest with rock sugar.

Available from February 13 to February 15, 2012, subject to room availability. Prices exclude prevailing taxes and service charge. Other terms and conditions apply. Grand Park City Hall is located at 10 Coleman Street Singapore 179809. For enquiries or room reservations, call 64325558 or email rsvn.gpch@parkhotelgroup.com.


QUINCY HOTEL

Voted as the Trendiest Hotel in Asia at the TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Awards, the conveniently-located Quincy Hotel beckons all couples who want something off the beaten track. The boutique hotel’s Valentine’s Day package ($398++ per room per night) comes with full-board meals for two, complimentary cocktails and mini bar, and a bottle of red wine sent to the room. Their sweet touches like Royce chocolates, teddy bears, a private bath and flowers harken back to simpler, more sincere ways to say “I Love You”.

This promotion is valid from February 10 to February 14, 2012, subject to room availability. Check-in on Friday and Sunday to enjoy an additional 10 per cent off package rates. Prices exclude prevailing taxes and service charge. Other terms and conditions apply. Quincy Hotel is located at 22 Mount Elizabeth, Singapore 228517. For enquiries or room reservations, call 67385888 or email at reseasy@fareast.com.sg.


ROYAL PLAZA ON SCOTTS

If you and your partner are looking for a quiet place to lay your tired heads, then Royal Plaza on Scotts’ fuss-free staycation is just the thing. At $288++ for either a Premiere room or a Club Deluxe Room, the emphasis is on comfort — you can get to choose from a range of pillows, such as the King-sized feather-filled, foam latex or fibre varieties, before waking up to a hearty buffet breakfast for two at Carousel restaurant. Do make full use of the in-room Nespresso machine and complimentary mini bar as well.

This package is available from now until February 14, 2012, subject to room availability. Prices exclude prevailing taxes and service charge. Royal Plaza on Scotts is located at 25 Scotts Road, Singapore 228220. Book your package online at www.royalplaza.com.sg or call 67377966.


SWISSOTEL MERCHANT COURT

Swissotel’s auspiciously-priced staycation ($888++ per couple per night) is a highly exclusive affair — it’s only available for one couple each evening, so you won’t have to rub shoulders with other lovebirds. Start the night with a six-course poolside dinner in the private Garden of Love gazebo, with culinary delights like freshly shucked oysters, pan-seared foie gras and wagyu tenderloin on the menu. A bottle of champagne and red roses round off the evening before you head back to your Swiss Executive Suite for a night of amour. Guests will also enjoy breakfast for two and aromatherapy treatment at Swissotel’s Amrita Spa & Wellness.

This promotion available on February 13 and February 14, 2012 and reservations must be done by February 6. Prices exclude prevailing taxes and service charge. Swissotel Merchant Court is located at 20 Merchant Road, Singapore 058281. For enquiries or reservations, call 62391899 or visit www.swissotel.com/singapore-merchantcourt


THE SENTOSA

Leave the concrete jungle behind and retreat to a garden villa at The Sentosa on February 14. For $3988++ per couple per night, the villa transforms into a little, self-sustaining oasis. There’s a private lap pool, a milk bath for two, chocolates, champagne, a fruit basket and an extravagant candlelight dinner in the comfort of your own villa. Throw in a bottle of premium bubbly, a dozen red roses for the lady and even breakfast for two in bed, and there’s no need to step out of your love nest at all throughout the staycation.

This promotion is only available on February 14, 2012. Prices exclude prevailing taxes and service charge. The Sentosa is located at 2 Bukit Manis Road, Singapore 099891. For enquiries or reservations, call 62750331 or email rsvn@thesentosa.com.