It’s not time to start packing your bags for a vacation just yet (staycays, however, are a different matter). But we can still dream of the day we can jet off for a holiday overseas once more. And now that the newly-minted World's Best Hotel 2020 is so close to Singapore, we’ve got one more vacay spot to add to our ever-growing travel bucket list.

Yes, 2020’s best hotel in the world is Capella Ubud in Bali, just a three-hour flight from Singapore — in regular times, that is (there are currently no direct flights between Bali and Singapore at press time). Capella Ubud emerged tops in Travel + Leisure’s annual reader survey, the World’s Best Awards, which is into its 25th year. Results are based on readers’ ratings for rooms, facilities, location, service, food and value. This year’s survey closed on Mar 2, just before the world went into lockdown, so these are all pre-pandemic views that were taken into account.

While Bali could be reopening to international tourists in September, it still remains that only essential travel in and out of Singapore is allowed at the moment (and even then, there’s a lot to consider before getting on a flight).

So for now, we’ll just be doing some armchair travel and earmarking this for our future holiday plans.

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