The physical boundaries of Singapore has never made me feel hemmed in before. But, the new normal that 2020 has brought with it, has made me feel keenly aware of how small an island Singapore really is. To fight back the fatigue of sameness, we’ve taken the same fortitude that our forebears had in good measure and found many ways to discover and revel in what we have. The small pockets of green, offshore islands, new hobbies – anything is fair game when it comes to taking our minds off the dismal outlook of the immediate future.
Holidaying at Home with Sofitel Sentosa
Staycations are the closest options we have to travelling at the moment but if we put up at a resort overseas anyway, what really is the significant difference? Sofitel Singapore emerged from a SG$20 million facelift in 2015 and has not looked better. The placid pool is inviting, the surroundings serene and the sunset at ‘The Cliff’ is still spectacular. Take advantage of the promotions now available at a true Singaporean sanctuary.
Trending activities like staycations and workcations are excellent stop gap measures to help us cope but since we are on home ground anyway, why can’t we put both together? Singapore’s even littler island offers plenty on your breaks and during your down time and is well appointed enough do buckle down and get in a good day’s work done. The room itself also makes for a great Zoom meeting background, if nothing else.
Beats being in a Cubicle
Grab the ‘Infinite Experiences’ package at SG$388 ++ per night per couple and you will be in for a treat. The rooms are a luxurious 36sqm, with a separate living room and bed room area. The work desk is well lit, and serious enough for work, with a drinks console stocked with all the caffeine you need in the form of coffee and tea. Peer outside and feast your eyes on a verdant sea of green – just what’s needed to give those eyeballs a good rest.
On Board with Full Board
The package comes with lunch, dinner and breakfast the next morning, and that helps keep nonessential decisions to a minimum. You just have to choose between Angus ribeye or linguini & clams for dinner, or any of the other delightful options on the menu. Breakfast sets come according to cuisine types. I was able to order several sets, essentially making it a semi-buffet.In keeping with the all-inclusive nature of the stay, bicycles are provided if you need to stretch your legs. There is also direct access via a charming boardwalk down to the beach. That isn’t even getting into the on-site facilities like the gym, bar and gym or, you could just lounge around the manicured gardens while watching the pretty peacocks strut by. A night’s stay at the Sofitel Sentosa is like a mind massage where you can feel all the stress and tensions melt away, while still being able to attend to the day’s tasks. If one night can provide the cathartic catharsis one needs once and a while to stay sane, just imagine what a 3, 5 or even weeklong multi-day stay can do for you.
For more information, catch up on what’s on offer at the Sofitel Sentosa website.