With travel restrictions in place and wedding celebrations being smaller intimately, many couples may be pondering when their overseas honeymoon vacations can happen.
And while it’s definitely worth celebrating the fact that wedding ceremonies are slowly regaining some semblance of a big-scale celebration that it ought to be, newlyweds may ponder about a honeymoon vacation escape, especially when international travel is still currently off the books.
To these couples, Expedia wants to give them the best and most stress-free wedding gift of all – A curated list of hotel suites in Singapore, to take the load off searching and planning, while celebrating the start of your new journey together as a married couple without breaking the bank.
1. Andaz Singapore
With the buzz of the city surrounding you, embark on your romantic getaway with an upscale experience at Andaz Singapore.
Designed by esteemed interior architect Andre Fu of The Upper House, rooms come fitted with chic interiors, brightly coloured décor and floor-to-ceiling windows – where guests can admire the stunning views of Singapore as the twinkling lights of the city’s nightscape transform the Kampong Gelam precinct into intersecting small lanes you can walk along while reminiscing the journey the both of you took to become Mr and Mrs.
Home to several dining establishments including Alley on 25 and 665°F, spend the evening taking in the breath-taking 360-degree views at sunset, with a drink in hand at Andaz’s rooftop bar, Mr Stork. For that added privacy, the alfresco bar has 10 tepee huts placed strategically across the rooftop, affording you some discretion as you snuggle up close to your other half with a tipple in hand, whispering sweet nothings like you did when the both of you first began dating.
#ExpediaInsiderTips – Best time to book: Avoid booking on a Monday, Friday and Saturday*.
2. Capella Singapore
Prefer a quieter sanctuary amid some lush greenery? Run away from the maddening city life with your partner’s hand in yours and feel that pent-up stress all melt away while spending quality time with your significant other at Capella Singapore.
Located within the rainforests of Sentosa Island, indulge in an ultra-luxe intimate experience in a one-bedroom Palawan villa that includes a private plunge pool and terrace, Rivolta Carmigiani-lined king-sized bed with Frette Italian sheets, as well as an outdoor and indoor rain shower.
If luxuriating in such premium quality comfort isn’t enough, head over to Auriga, the first wellness spa in Singapore to receive a five-star status from Forbes Travel Guide. Incorporating traditional techniques and organic, natural ingredients that will envelope the senses, choose to have an assortment of treatments curated just for the both of you, keeping you blissful and nary a care in the world.
#ExpediaInsiderTips – Best time to book: Start your stay on a Wednesday and save up to 78%*.
3. Raffles Hotel
The iconic Raffles Hotel has a long history that is almost synonymous with Singapore’s, with a tinge of romanticism thrown in as legendary greats such as Rudyard Kipling, Elizabeth Taylor and Somerset Maugham espoused how much they enjoyed their stays there.
Offering a timeless experience like no other within the bustling heart of Singapore, this 1887 landmark encapsulates the charm of the British colonial era with exemplary hospitality. The grand dame of Singapore also spoils you rotten with its myriad of refreshed dining offerings such as Yi by Jereme Leung, the celebrity MasterChef known for his innovative contemporary Chinese cooking, BBR by Alain Ducasse and La Dame de Pic by Chef Anne-Sophie Pic of the three-Michelin starred Maison Pic in Valence.
Of course, no stay at Raffles Hotel will be complete without you knowing more about the property’s fascinating history. Led by the hotel’s resident historian Leslie Danker, who is also the longest-serving employee in the hotel’s 130-year history, stroll down sun-kissed hallways and be regaled by his tales and anecdotes of an era and society now better left committed to textbooks and handwritten journals, of how the Singapore Sling became the drink of choice, or that one time when the hotel’s Bar & Billiard Room had a real life tiger as its guest!
#ExpediaInsiderTips – Best time to book to save: Book on a Tuesday and save up to 28%*.
4. W Sentosa Cove
If resorts vibes are your fancy, W Sentosa Cove is a perfect choice for you.
An oasis of modern luxury, newlyweds will find themselves in a tropical getaway with the verdant and lush greenery nestled in the lively coastal setting. With rooms stylishly set up for your comfort including a spacious lounge, a bathtub built just for you and your love, and amenities to pamper each other with as you soak in it, the Wow Suite in W Sentosa Cove takes it to the next level with you having your very own private pool with breath-taking views of the coastline.
#ExpediaInsiderTips – Best time to book to save: Book between Monday and Thursday*.
5. Capitol Kempinski Hotel
If you and your significant other have an appreciation for Victorian architecture, the Capitol Kempinski Hotel is the place to be for your honeymoon at home.
Undoubtedly one of the most alluring choices for couples, Cupid has definitely released more than a quiver of arrows in the masterfully restored former Capitol Building and Stamford House. Steeped in rich heritage and modern luxury, be greeted by Italian marble flooring, grand windows, limestone columns, high ceilings and hand-cut crystal chandeliers, alongside warm hospitality.
Exuding a timeless elegance, with the finest furnishings dressed in each room for an unparalleled luxurious staycation, you’ll love having your own private outdoor terrace and a stunning view of Singapore’s city streets.
#ExpediaInsiderTips – Best time to book to save: Book between Sunday and Tuesday to save up to 69%*.
A Savvy Traveller?
No problem, we got your back. With numerous hotels in Singapore offering spacious rooms, couple packages complete with champagne and even couple bonding activities, you can still enjoy your honeymoon in some really stylish and classy accommodations – without having to break your piggybank!
1. Lloyd’s Inn
Is there any better way to waking up than beside your other half and be greeted by tranquil lush greenery? Featuring eight types of rooms for an immersive experience with nature, fall in love all over again at Lloyd’s Inn.
2. M Social
M Social features beautifully designed rooms with contemporary and chic interiors for that premium staycation feel. An escape from the bustle of everyday life, enjoy each other’s company in the outdoor terrace of the avant-garde hotel’s chic alcove room.
3. The Vagabond Club
Tastefully decorated in French-inspired Victorian furnishing, The Vagabond Club is an ideal choice for two lovebirds. With its location nestled between the neighbourhoods of Kampong Gelam and Little India, have the choice to venture out and rediscover home with your partner as you experience Singapore’s melting pot of cultures and delicious cuisines.
Take heed newlyweds or those about to tie the knot: Scoring a posh accommodation does not mean having to pay through the nose, with Expedia.com.sg rounding up some of the best luxurious stays at a fraction of the cost just for you. As an added tip, receive double the rewards points and gain access to mobile exclusive deals on the Expedia app.
For more staycation inspiration and deals, look out for the next edition of Expedia’s Weekly Round-Up, or visit Expedia.com.sg.
*Tips provided are based on Expedia.com.sg average daily rate for the period of September to December 2019.