No Bali trip this year? Then get some “Bali” in Singapore with these epic staycation ideas perfect for travel-starved couples!

We all know that Bali is a dreamy tropical paradise. With dazzling beaches and sunsets, it’s basically the romantic getaway.

Bali Indonesia Bamboo Airbnb With Rice Terrace Views - Singapore Staycations for Couples

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But we can’t talk about Bali without discussing the dreaded “Bali curse”. The legend goes like this: Long ago, an unmarried prince and princess travelled to Bali. Madly in love, they had some sexy time 😏 😏 — but that’s when things got messed up. The prince split up with her shortly after, and in response, the devastated princess cursed the island.

We don’t know why she didn’t just curse him instead. But thanks to a f***boi, all unmarried couples who go to Bali are apparently doomed to split up. It’s unknown if the curse is legit, but I believe it is — after seeing three couples break up upon returning.

Sofitel Sentosa Villa Du Jardin - Singapore Staycations for Couples

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Whether you believe in the curse or not, we can’t travel to Bali anytime soon. So why not try the next best thing: Bali-like accommodation in Singapore perfect for couple staycations! These six hotels feature airy rooms, wooden furnishings, and lush pools — iconic decor you’d find in Bali villas.

All hotels are also SG Clean-certified by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB). So relax, they’re clean and curse-free! (As far as we know.)

1) Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa — romantic villas and suites with exclusive pool access

Amara Sanctuary Resort Couples Suite - Bali-esque Hotel in Singapore

Couple Suite. Photo credit: Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa via Booking.com

Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa boasts spacious rooms with warm, earthy tones and garden views. For the ultimate getaway, book a stay in one of Amara’s couple suites and villas.

Each couple suite has its own private deck, which offers direct access to an infinity pool. It’s exclusively for guests staying in these suites, so you can enjoy a good swim without queuing up for SafeEntry.

Amara Sanctuary Resort Villa - Sentosa Staycations

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For a honeymoon-worthy holiday, book the lavish one-bedroom villa. It features a sun-kissed plunge pool and daybeds for suntanning. At night, have a romantic dinner on the outdoor patio. Retract the canopy and you’ll instantly be dining under the stars!

Amara Sanctuary One Room Villa Outdoor Patio - Bali-esque Hotel in Singapore

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After dinner, raid the complimentary minibar and enjoy a buzzed soak sesh in the outdoor stone tub.

Cost: Suites from ~S$396/night
How to get there: From Harbourfront MRT, take the Sentosa Express to Imbiah Station, and walk 5mins. Alternatively, take the free shuttle bus from the taxi stand at Harbourfront MRT Exit D (refer to this schedule)

Staycation promotion: Agoda is offering deals of up to 67% off at Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa. Pay with your Youtrip card for an additional 7% off!

2) Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa — extravagant villa near Tanjong Beach Club

Sofitel Sentosa Outdoor Private Pool like a Bali Villa - Bali-esque Hotel in Singapore

Villa Du Jardin. Photo credit: Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa via Booking.com

Perched atop a cliff, Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa is one of the loveliest places for a tropical getaway.

Book a night in the Villa Du Jardin — Sofitel’s crème de la crème. Inside, there are elegant bedrooms, a whirlpool tub, and a private terrace with a pool. You can even go all out and throw a Bali-inspired wedding here too!

Sofitel Sentosa Luxury Room - Romantic Singapore Staycations

Luxury Room. Photo credit: Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa via Booking.com

For more affordable options, go for Sofitel’s homely rooms and suites. Each is fitted with wooden furniture and state-of-the-art bathrooms. There’s no private pool, but you can always relax in the massive cerulean pool or in-house spa.

Tanjong Beach Club - Sentosa Staycations

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If you prefer sand and sea, head down to Tanjong Beach and kick back at a beach club (like you would in Bali!). Our obvious recommendation is Tanjong Beach Club — where you can work on your tan, sip piña coladas, and curse 2020 till the sun sets.

Cost: Rooms from ~S$310/night
How to get there: From Harbourfront MRT, take the Sentosa Express to Beach Station, then hop on Sentosa Bus B. Alternatively, take the free shuttle bus from the pick-up/drop-off point at Harbourfront MRT Exit D (refer to this schedule)

Staycation promotion: UOB Cardmembers enjoy 10% off hotel bookings, complimentary breakfast, and free Wi-Fi.

3) Lloyd’s Inn — minimalist rooms with private outdoor tub

Lloyd's Inn Sky Room - Singapore Staycation Deals

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Tucked in a quiet neighbourhood near Orchard Road, Lloyd’s Inn resembles a tranquil Ubud villa. The boutique hotel is also surrounded by tons of vibrant greenery.

Lloyd's Inn Sky Room Outdoor Private Bathtub - Bali-esque Hotels in Singapore

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Rooms are simple, airy, and filled with natural light. Book the Business Room or Sky Room for the private outdoor bath — perfect for a romantic evening. Otherwise, hang out at the hotel’s cosy roof terrace or dipping pool.

lloyd's Inn Outdoor Pool — Bali-esque Staycation in Singapore

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For adventurous couples, pull on your sports shoes and hike to the nearby Fort Canning Park (just 11 minutes away). It may not be Bali’s iconic rice fields, but there are plenty of photo spots like the Javanese split gates in the Sang Nila Utama Garden!

Read more: 11 Instagram-Worthy Places in Singapore That Are Free

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Welcome to “Bali’s” Gates of Heaven!

Cost: Rooms from ~S$175/night
How to get there: From Somerset MRT, take Exit A and walk for 7 mins

Staycation promotion: Book on Klook and enjoy complimentary breakfast, a turndown gift, and 10% off the a la carte menu at Artisan Boulangerie Co. (from ~S$187)

4) W Singapore – Sentosa Cove — private pool and free yoga classes

W Singapore AWAY Room - Singapore Staycations for Couples

AWAY Room. Photo credit: W Singapore – Sentosa Cove

Whether you’re LGBTQ+ or straight, W Singapore is a romantic staycation spot for couples. Nestled in the posh Sentosa Cove, the hotel offers a slice of Bali with its breathtaking AWAY Room. (Geddit? Cause it takes your breath aw—never mind.)

W Singapore AWAY Suite - Sentosa Staycations

AWAY Suite. Photo credit: W Singapore – Sentosa Cove

Both the AWAY room and suite are like mini-villas. The breezy rooms are decked with polished wooden floors and striking red furniture. Just a few steps from the bed is also a plunge pool. It’s blocked by a wall of thick foliage, so you and your partner can enjoy some much-needed privacy.

W Singapore FIT yoga classes - Singapore Staycations for Couples

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For the full Bali experience, book a free (yes, free!) yoga class at FIT, the in-house fitness centre. Classes run on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7:30AM, and on weekend mornings at 8AM. Reserve your spots when you check-in, as classes are capped at five pax.

Cost: AWAY Rooms from ~S$559/night
How to get there: From Harbourfront MRT, take the Sentosa Express to Beach Station, then hop on Sentosa Bus B to W Singapore

Staycation promotion: UOB Cardmembers get US$100 hotel credits, breakfast for two, and late check-out (subject to availability). Those who stay two nights in a suite enjoy an extra US$100 hotel credits. More details here.

5) Resorts World Sentosa Beach Villas — seaside villas with 24-hour butler service

Resort Worlds Sentosa Beach Bali Villas - Bali-esque Staycation in Singapore

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Resorts World Sentosa Beach Villas has some serious tropical vibes. It’s located on the quieter side of Sentosa, far from busy attractions. Prices may be steep, but it’s ideal for couples looking to splurge in Singapore.

Each villa is designed to make you feel instantly relaxed. Expect airy rooms with killer views and the comfiest beds. Other perks include 24-hour butler service, and on-call buggy service — in case you don’t feel like walking.

Resort World Sentosa Beach Villa Bedroom - Singapore Staycations for Couples

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Not in the mood to lounge around all day? Whisk (or drag) your partner on a date to Universal Studios Singapore! There are loads of heart-racing rides and scenic attractions in this classic theme park.

Read more: Guide to Universal Studios Singapore — 7 Pro-Tips You Need To Know Before Visiting USS

Chilling at Universal Studios Singapore - Singapore Staycation Deals

Cost: Villas from ~S$800/night
How to get there: From Harbourfront MRT, take the Sentosa Express to Waterfront Station, then walk 15–20mins

Staycation promotion: Book via Shopback and get 9% cashback.

6) Capella Singapore — two infinity pools surrounded by lush rainforest

Capella Singapore Swimming Infinity Pools - Sentosa Staycations with Bali-esque Vibes

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Ahh, Capella Singapore is one of the more spellbinding hotels around. Located in the heart of Sentosa, the resort spans over 22 football fields. It has many lavish villas and manicured gardens, but the show-stealer is the pool. My bad — pools.

Capella has three, and two of them are infinity pools. The area is also surrounded by dense rainforests and sweeping views of the South China Sea. You might just forget you’re in Singapore with scenery like this!

Capella Singapore One-Bedroom Villa - Sentosa Staycation Deals

One-bedroom Villa. Photo credit: Capella Singapore via Booking.com

If you’re not into sharing, snag a spacious villa instead. Each comes with an outdoor terrace and private plunge pool.

Inside the villa, unwind with a top-notch entertainment system and complimentary in-room treats. There’s also a king-sized bed, so no need to fight your partner for space! (But if you do, there’s a sunbed outside — just sayin’.)

Auriga Spa Capella Singapore - Singapore Staycations for Couples

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To fully unwind, book a relaxing treatment at the in-house Auriga Spa. It offers couples’ packages, complete with exfoliating body scrubs and cleansing massages.

Cost: Villas from ~S$1,200
How to get there: From Harbourfront MRT, take the Sentosa Express to Imbiah Station, then walk ~10mins. Alternatively, take the free shuttle bus from VivoCity’s pick-up/drop-off point (refer to this schedule)

Staycation promotion: Book via Shopback and get 9% cashback.

7) Hotel Clover 33 Jalan Sultan — quiet, cultural boutique near Haji Lane

Hotel Clover Premier Garden Room - Singapore Staycations for Couples

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Note: Hotel Clover is only available for reservations from 2021.

For some peace and quiet, book a staycation in Hotel Clover 33 Jalan Sultan — an underrated “urban sanctuary” in Singapore. Rooms are adorned with rich wooden furnishings, imported from countries like Thailand and Indonesia.

The Premier Garden Room is one of Hotel Clover’s cosier rooms. You have your own patio with a wall of flourishing plants, along with comforts like an HD TV and WiFi. For a grander stay, book the Garden King Suite.

Hotel Clover Garden King Suite - Singapore Staycations for Couples

Garden King Suite. Photo credit: Hotel Clover 33 Jalan Sultan

If you’re in the mood to explore, stroll down the street to Haji Lane. You can spend the day window shopping, feasting on Indonesian cuisine, or taking photos with colourful murals.

Haji Lane Murals - Singapore Staycation deals

Cost: Garden Room from ~S$150
How to get there: From Bugis MRT, take Exit B and walk for 10 mins

Read more: Singapore Staycation Ideas — 9 Hotels Under S$99/Pax That Are Trendy Yet Affordable

Best Bali-like Singapore staycations for couples

Couple Chilling In Lloyd's Inn - Singapore Staycations for Couples

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Whether you believe in the Bali curse or not, it sucks that we can’t travel there (or anywhere) right now. But, you and your boo don’t have to be sian for the rest of the year.

Spice up your love life with a night at these Bali-inspired hotels. It’s no “happily ever after”, but it’s a getaway you probably need. Just one piece of advice: Turn off your phones and communicate. Don’t be that guy!

Read also: One-Week Bali Itinerary — The Lesser Known Side Most Tourists Miss

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Have you booked a staycation in Singapore? Which hotel(s) are you currently eyeing? Let us know in the comments below!


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