4 Ways to Make the Most Out of Your Staycation

Jan 6, 2023, 13:41 PM
Wondering how to plan the perfect staycation & things to do during this holiday? Here are four ways you can make the most of your staycation in Singapore. Learn more!


There is no doubt that taking an occasional break does wonders for the mind and the body. The daily grind can be quite taxing, and if there is anything we learnt from the pandemic, it is the importance of taking a break from everything. Taking some time off should be a norm, but the fact that travelling out of the country can be expensive makes people think twice about it. However, there is no reason why you can’t go for a change of scenery right here in Singapore – being a cosy island nation does not mean that there is a lack of places to go to!

That being said, staycations, much like vacations overseas, need commitment. Yes, commitment. You need to be ready to go all the way to relax and recharge in order for the staycation to work. Here are four ways you can make the most of the things to do during your staycation in Singapore.

Play by ear

You might ask yourself, “how to plan the perfect staycation and make it feel like a vacation?” Making plans can be often frustrating especially when you realise you’re going off schedule or something pops up that interrupts your relaxing staycation plans. Sometimes the best way to make the most of your staycation is without making plans. When we work or study, we make plans and this can cause us to get flustered if we do the same for holidays as it wouldn’t really feel like a holiday at all. Being spontaneous will never disappoint as you won’t have too many expectations.

Go off-grid

Deep down, we all want an escape from all the things that weigh down on us. A great way to relax on your staycation is to have a detox from your busy routine. The perfect way to do this is with a tech detox. Make sure you turn off your phone, put your laptop away in a desk drawer as well as avoid watching too much TV. Take a look around and relax your eyes. Looking at screens all day for many hours can be incredibly strenuous to your eyes and can cause you problems in the long run. 

The point of all this is to spend all of your staycation time and energy focusing on yourself and your friends as well as your family. Some of those who may not be able to drop off the grid completely can think of some ultimatum. You could perhaps only respond to messages at certain times and ensure that your contacts understand this. You could even go about designating tech-free zones in your home.

Camping is an incredible staycation idea! Switch off your phone, keep your laptop aside and go on a camping trip to connect with nature. For all you introverts, the plus side of going off-grid is that you get to socially distance yourself from the world a little bit. Find a campground near your home, pitch a tent and enjoy. Of course, let a few people know where you plan on going just in case of an emergency. 

Become a beach bum – metaphorically

A trip to the beach offers many benefits for you. Just by listening to the soothing sound of the crashing waves relaxes our mind and body. The fresh sea breeze is sure to give you the good night’s rest you deserve. Having a chill day at the beach could be the reset button you need to catch up on your sleep, take your mind off work and remember to take breaks when you need them. 

Tour your land

You never know what hidden treasures might be found close to your home. You may live somewhere that is a tourist attraction, yet you probably never had the time to go full tourist and explore the area's attractions. A staycation is the perfect excuse to finally check off those landmarks and activities. Get your tourist side on and see your city through a new set of eyes. Visit museums, wander around a local gallery, or find historic sites in the area to learn more about your hometown. You can even stop in local restaurants or businesses you don’t visit often.

With this article on how to plan and make your perfect staycation feel like a vacation as well as how to relax on staycation, rest assured that you’ll achieve peace of mind whilst having a blast! Try experiencing your staycation like you would any other vacation – wholeheartedly – and see the difference it makes. You will definitely end your vacation refreshed and rejuvenated, ready to take on the world with a fresh perspective!

At D’Resort @ Downtown East, we recognise the need to disconnect from the world and reconnect with yourself. Take advantage of our close proximity to a nature park and the beach, as well as a variety of facilities and amenities offered at the resort. Learn more about the things to do during your staycation and how you can have the ultimate staycation right here in Singapore!