Many travel plans have been cancelled amid coronavirus concerns. In Singapore, the government recently announced that people in the country should defer all overseas travel.
But that doesn’t rule out staycations.
You should still absolutely be socially responsible and avoid going out if you are feeling unwell.
If home rests are not for you then perhaps you can use a little relaxing staycation with your pooch.
Shopback compiled a list of 5 pet friendly staycation deals in Singapore that will allow you and your dog to have quality and relaxing time together.
The below list includes prices that are an estimate of a one-night staycation between May 13, 2020 – May 14, 2020. All prices indicated in this article are accurate at the time of writing and subject to change without notice.
- InterContinental Singapore: The hotel’s policy allows one dog weighing no more than 15kg (33 lbs) or two pets up to 15kg. The hotel offers a ‘Paw-fect Staycation’ plan for ‘couples and their fur kid’. Price per night: from SGD 318.00 (USD 219).
- Four Seasons Hotel Singapore: Only one pet per room weighing no more than 7kg (15 lbs) per room. There is a SGD 100 (USD 68) pet fee that would let your pooch tag along to your mini holiday. The fee also accounts for pet amenities and cleaning fees after you’ve checked out. The prime location is ideal for dog-cafe hopping or quick shopping trips, as well as a myriad of bars and restaurants in the area. Price per night: SGD 370 (USD 255).
- Regent Singapore: The hotel permits one small pet (cat/dog), weighing less than 15kg (33 lbs) or two small pets, weighing less than 7kg (15 lbs) each. Pet fees are SGD 75 (USD 51) per stay. The Regent Pet Staycation package includes a customised Pet Welcome Amenity Kit and SGD 100.00 (USD 69) in-room dining credit for you and your pet – don’t worry, it’s a separate menu! Price per night: SGD 273.60 (USD 188).
- Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa: The Pampered Paws package (available at no extra cost) includes a stay in the exquisite colonial-style Courtyard Suite, buffet breakfast for 2 adults and a complimentary Fur Kid Welcome Pack filled with amenities for your beloved fur kid. The resort permits one pet, weighing no more than 7kg (15 lbs) per room Price per night: (USD 122).
- Capella Singapore: There’s no extra cost to bring along your pet and the hotel says that pet amenities are prepared. Palawan Beach is a stone’s throw away from the villa so you can plan some outdoor activities with your pet. Only one pet (cat/dog), weighing no more than 6kg allowed per villa. Price per night: SGD 624 (USD 430).
Singapore has long been known as one of the most expensive cities in the world to live in. That being said, if pet parents in the city are looking for something to do with their pets but are unable to travel overseas or even out their neighborhood, then a staycation at one of these luxury hotels could be a great way to capture the feeling of going abroad with your dog, but without actually doing so.
Pet travel can be quite complicated, particularly in Asian countries as there is a lot more paperwork involved compared to traveling within European countries. Furthermore, logistically, it is much easier to travel in between countries in Europe than it is in Asia. So the opportunity to have a staycation at a luxurious hotel with a pet could be seen as an appealing alternative.
In the midst of the coronavirus, as of this writing, Singapore has not gone into lockdown as of yet, so pet parents, who may be wanting to get out of the house but stay indoors, could see these pet packages as a getaway from the current crisis.
While Singapore is considered a pet friendly city, it is curious to see that many of the hotels have a weight limit on their dogs. It is unclear why they have this weight limit but it is worth noting that all of the listed hotels have them.
“Singapore has long been at the top of my list of places to travel to,” Rocky said. “Reading about all these luxurious pet pamper treatments makes me want to go there even more. How lucky some of those dogs are to be able to get such wonderful service at these hotels. Singapore is setting a great example of how some pets should be treated in Asia. Hope many of these hotels start accepting the bigger dogs too!”