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With travel off the table, couples here will have to make do with a local getaway. Make yours special with these stays

For those who make it a point to celebrate Valentine’s Day in a big way, a romantic staycation is quite possibly the best way to mark the special occasion, even if it’s not a public holiday. The good news is that it falls on a Sunday this year, which makes it ideal for enjoying a long weekend if you are indeed planning for that staycation.

Stumped as to where to head? Or perhaps you need ideas on what else you and your partner can do during your mini break? Here are a few suggestions that may offer you a fresh experience without leaving romance out of the package.

1. Parkroyal Collection Pickering

Take time off work to go on a uniquely Singapore adventure with your other half. Parkroyal Collection Pickering is offering a staycay package themed A Ride to Remember, which comprises a one-night stay in its Signature room (opt for an upgrade if you want the luxury experience), breakfast for two, and a two-hour tour of colonial buildings and enclaves that will get you better acquainted with Singapore’s period architecture. What’s more, you’ll be shuttled about on vintage Vespas with sidecars on the tour—it’s a quaint addition to an otherwise typical staycay.

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2. The Scarlet Singapore

Sure, this isn’t one of the newest boutique hotels in town, but it’s definitely still one of the sexiest. With its bold, plush, baroque-styled interiors in scarlet and gold, there’s no better place than The Scarlet Singapore to set the mood for a night of fiery passion. There’s also quite a number of good restaurants around the area, which makes it the perfect place to spend a night after an indulgent Valentine’s Day meal. Go for the Passion Suite that comes with an outdoor jacuzzi for the full works.

3. Amara Sanctuary Resort Singapore

You may not be able to head to Bali for a resort vacay right now, but you can definitely recreate the mood with an offshore-island staycay at Sentosa. The Couple Suites at Amara Sanctuary Resort Singapore are a luxurious choice for a resort stay, and offer direct access to the property’s infinity lap pool and jacuzzi. Bliss out at the spa in the day, followed by an evening stroll by the beach, and end the day with in-room dining for a private night all to yourselves.

4. Raffles Hotel Singapore

The Grande Dame of Singapore is offering a special Valentine’s Day weekend staycation package that includes a stay in one of its luxurious suites, a complimentary tour of the premises led by the property’s resident historian, as well as credits that can be used on an indulgent celebratory meal at the hotel’s many restaurants.

Le Dame de Pic is serving up a seven-course extravaganza that includes French delights like Tarbouriech Oyster and Scallop from Normandy and Melanosporum Black Truffle, while Butcher’s Block is the place to head if good steak is your idea of a fantastic meal. Tiffin Room is known for its authentic Indian cuisine, while a special Valentine’s Day afternoon-tea menu awaits you and your partner at The Grand Lobby.

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5. Duxton Reserve Hotel

A shophouse stay can be ideal for a couple seeking some private time together, seeing that there will be a lot less “staycationers” around as compared to the crowd in a large hotel. More importantly, there won’t be children running all about. The Duxton Reserve Hotel is an excellent choice for the aesthete who appreciates fine design. The Anouska Hempel-designed suites will provide that chic setting—such as this one with a skylight through which you can gaze at the stars—in which you can spend one or two unforgettable nights.

6. Hotel Fort Canning

Find romance amid the lush greenery of Fort Canning Park with a stay at this urban oasis located in the heart of the city. The hotel is offering a Dawn of Romance staycay package that includes daily breakfast, complimentary bubbly and special prices on a Valentine's Day four-course dinner, as well as on couple treatments at the Chinois Spa.

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