How to plan the ultimate Valentine’s Day in Singapore

Before you dive headfirst into Chinese New Year feasting, there’s the small matter of Valentine’s Day to think about. You’ll have no shortage of options for spending the special day with that special someone, but we think we’ve got the best itinerary all figured out. Here’s how you can make 2018’s Valentine’s Day absolutely unforgettable.

Check-in at a brand new hotel away from it all

One of the best ways to escape the routine of daily life is to go for a staycation. To make it extra special, choose a hotel that’s new so it’s an adventure for both you and your partner. Conveniently located just around the back of Orchard (and away from the busy main street), Novotel Singapore on Stevens is ready to wow with its all-inclusive Valentine’s Day staycation package. Available now until Feb 15, the package includes a one-night stay at the hotel, a bottle of champagne, a bouquet of flowers, buffet breakfast for two at Food Exchange and complimentary late check-out at 3pm. You’ll get all that for just $300!

Take a walk in the park

The best things in life are free, so the old saying goes, and that’s certainly true when it comes to a morning stroll in Singapore’s own UNESCO World Heritage-listed Botanic Gardens, located just a stone’s throw away from the hotel. Download one of the Gardens’ helpful trail guides (they last from 40 to 90 minutes) or simply wander at your own pace, passing ancient heritage trees, discovering the power of plants at the Healing Garden or lazing by the Swan Lake.

Soak in busy Orchard Road

If you’d prefer the glitz and glamour of Singapore’s busiest shopping belt, simply hop onto one of the hotel’s free shuttle services and head on over, where opportunities to pamper your partner (and yourself) abound. Even if you already have a gift waiting in the wings, an impulse purchase or two definitely won’t hurt. Brunch at a spot like Wild Honey will earn points too.

Make the most of the hotel facilities

You might not want to leave the comforts of your room behind, but make sure you take time to explore the spacious property—especially if you have a fitness regimen to stick to. Novotel Singapore on Stevens is well-equipped with an infinity pool, a lap pool, a 24-hour gym and a tennis court. There’s also sister property Mercure Singapore on Stevens, which together form the larger integrated lifestyle complex they’re both sited on, to check out.

Plenty of choices to dine in style

Novotel Singapore on Stevens is in a prime location close to many foodie destinations in Bukit Timah and Orchard, but you won’t have to leave the resort for a dining experience to remember. Take your pick from coffee and light bites at Fudebar, quality wines and Mediterranean cuisine at Winestone, Parisian cocktails and tapas at L’Apéritif or an international buffet at Food Exchange; just to name a few of your options.

For more information, special offers and bookings, head on over to Novotel Singapore on Stevens’s website