7 Non-Hotel Staycation Ideas That Are Perfect For Your Year-End Getaway


Siti Ayeeshah Zaki •  Dec 02, 2021

Even if travel is back on the table, you might not be too keen on travelling just yet. But that doesn't mean you can't take a vacation to feel like you're not actually in Singapore!

Experience this little island in a fresh, new way this December holidays with these unique staycations in Singapore!

7 Unique Non-Hotel Staycations In Singapore

1. Glamping With Changi Airport

Changi Airport's truly pulling out all the stops this year for the festive season. From tropical snow to go-karting and dinosaur-themed carnivals, there are so many ways to spend time at Changi Airport with your loved ones this December!

And if you're looking for an interesting staycation this December, you're in luck. Changi Airport has 3 very different ways you can glamp this holiday ?

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Credit: Go Glamping SG on Facebook

Experience glamping with a view of the iconic Rain Vortex, or wake up to the beauty of the Shiseido Forest Valley!  Parents with kids may also want to try glamping by the runway. Excite the kids by watching planes take off at Singapore's first airport transit glamping in Terminal 4.

You can also learn all about Changi Airport in Changi Experience Studio's 2D1N overnight camp! Perfect for the whole family, it's got games and digital attractions for some good ol' family bonding time.

P.S. Do note that Singapore Changi Airport's glamping camps do not include meals or shower facilities, and are on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Rate: $58-$420 depending on package

2. Staycation In The Wild With Singapore Zoo

Families with budding animal lovers can explore their wild side with this Singapore Zoo staycation! With fun-filled wildlife experiences, this staycation is the perfect immersive and enriching experience. Plus, at the end of the day, you get to wind down in a luxurious air-conditioned dome tent next to Upper Seletar Reservoir ?

This 2-day staycation programme also includes a full itinerary filled with fun tours and animal feedings! Meet and feed Asian Elephants and Rhinos, head for the Splash Safari Show and then enjoy a Wild African Guided Tour... All with the Singapore Zoo!

Rate: $1499 per night 

3. River Wonders Staycation With Manatees

Join Canola, Eva and Pedro, River Wonders' manatees for an adventure! With this unique staycation package, you can now have staycation with three of River Wonder's loveable manatees.

Credit: Mandai Wildlife Reserve on Facebook

This staycation is packed with activities you'd never get to experience on your own. From behind-the-scenes and exclusive interactions with the Keepers to set dinners, staycations will never be the same.

Rate: $999 per night 

4. Glamping By The Beach

Bring your beach camping sessions to a whole new level! Glamping Society has different packages for your social occasions. Choose the Couple Package to enjoy a medium tent romantically decorated with flower petals, a picnic set up, and a free pizza and sparkling juice!

Credit: Glamping Society on Facebook

Other packages include the: Picnic Packages, Birthday Packages, Proposal Package and more! Their tents are available for rent every day at the Glamping Farm Resort and at East Coast Park on the weekends, so you can go anytime ?

Rate: $180 - $699

5. Bukit Timah Horse City

Here's the perfect opportunity to reconnect with nature and your loved ones ? Glamp with Bukit Timah Horsecity and enjoy stable tours, hands-on horse grooming sessions, pony feeding and even pony rides (pony rides payable to the merchant)!

Credit: Gallop Stable at Horsecity on Facebook

And it doesn't stop there! Horsecity is also home to an archery range and rock climbing wall, which you can try out at special rates ? An incredibly unique staycation experience, this staycation is perfect for the outdoorsy and active.

Rate: $330 per night 

6. Experience Farm Life!

Have you ever wondered what it'd be like to live on a farm? This exciting and adventurous experience is definitely one for the books. Located at Gallop Kranji Farm Resort, the campsite is nearby interesting farms for you to visit!

Credit: Farhana Ayu 

Enjoy a nature walk through Kranji Marshes, learn batik painting free of charge or drive an ATV over muddy terrain ($25)! The campsite is also near the frog farm and goat farm if you'd like to experience farm life ?‍?

Rate: $300 per night 

7. Home

To truly end off this list of unusual staycations, consider a home staycation! What could be better than relaxing at home? Turn your humble abode into something of a fairytale with this home glamping experience.

Credit: Glamping Society on Facebook

Glamping City has a Do At Home glamping package perfect for home celebrations. It comes with a Tipi Lounge and movie screening!

So if you're looking for something interesting, you've got to try these out! For both the adventurous and the homebody, there's a little something for everyone. ? Share this with your staycation buddy to plan your next staycation!