Staycays & Hotels | Life – Travel

Westin Resort Nusa Dua Bali - Beach (5)

Recently, I found out that “staycay” is not a widely known term. I had thought it was a concept that was popularised in the West, and found its way into Singapore in the early 2010s!

For the uninitiated, staycay is the short for staycation, which is a vacation taken at a local hotel or resort located. What started out as a poor traveller-addict’s way to stave their craving for travelling overseas became a staple on a Singaporean’s travel calendar.

On this page, I consolidated all the hotel stays I have had, from staycays to regular stays while on holidays. It is worth noting that the purpose of stay really made a difference on how one would view a hotel.

When I was on a vacation, I was looking out for convenience and price. The place still had to be clean and comfortable, but I wouldn’t look out for hotel amenities like the gym or pool. After all, I would spend my time overseas out and about and return to the hotel to refresh and recharge.

For staycays, the motivation was different. Location is not a priority, though the hotels that were not in central regions tend to be less crowded. If the staycay is in Singapore, the pool and gym must be present and well-equipped, as that would be where I would hang out. A member’s lounge would also sweeten the deal. Oh yes, it is possible to have a staycay in Malaysia or Bangkok, since it is cheap to travel there from Singapore. However, the hotel amenities wouldn’t be high on my list, though I still do spend a significant amount of time chillaxing in the hotel (I mean, who can stay out in the Bangkok heat for one full day??).

Bali Beach Staycation

Amazing Chill Out at The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali

The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali, situated south of Bali, further south from Kuta Beach, boasts extensive beach, spa indulgence and plenty of comfort food.

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View of Singapore River and Marina Bay area from the lounge.

Bidding Farewell to My Millennium Hotels Loyalty Status

Here’s my salty farewell to Millennium Hotels and Resorts loyalty program, a decision after years of staying with various hotels in the Singapore chain.

Club Lounge. Cappuccino and dessert while looking at Singapore cityscape.

Grand Copthorne Waterfront, Singapore, Hunt for Millennium Hotels Club Lounge Experience

Grand Copthorne Waterfront by Millennium Hotels is in an old building – with spacious rooms that was showing its age badly. Highlight? Its Club Lounge!

Four Points by Sheraton Bangkok - Bedroom, with 2 queen size beds, each stocked with 4 pillows. The bedside table is in the middle, with power sockets and USB charging ports. The bathroom is seen in the background, as the partition is drawn back.

Stay At Four Points by Sheraton Bangkok If You Have Four Heads

I have stayed at Four Points by Sheraton at Singapore (by Robertson Quay, if you remember I blogged about it). Does the hotel in Bangkok live up to the expectations I have?

Christmas tree decorations 2018 - Seen at The Fullerton Hotel's grand staircase. The tree is made up of numerous teddy bears and snowman plushies!

Merry Christmas 2018!

Merry Christmas! How many Christmas trees have you posed with this Christmas?


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