If a staycation with the kids isn’t your cup of tea and you really, really just wanted to be pampered like royalty – these spa-centric escapes might just be what you need.
Priority Privacy – Beach Villas
Sprinkled across the western tip of Resorts World Sentosa, these secluded tropical sanctuaries have fabulous views and plenty of comforts for your dream getaway. Beach Villa guests also enjoy complimentary day access to the luxurious ESPA facilities, where you’ll get to try Singapore’s first authentic Turkish Hammam. The traditional cleansing ritual helps revitalise the senses in an airy chamber complete with a scrub plinth, rain showers and a fabulous steam room.
History & Heritage – The Scarlet Hotel
Looking for a little excitement? Then this is a getaway experience you won’t want to miss. Located on the historic Erskine Road, this boutique hotel is hidden away within an 18th Century shophouse, and is known for its bold, naughty style. You’ll be greeted by extravagant interiors, an open-air jacuzzi, a fully equipped fitness corner and a rejuvenating full-body spa – perfect for an intimate escapade.
East Meets West – Fairmont Singapore
It may be right at the crossroads of Singapore’s central business districts, but the Fairmont will still be able to grant you some rest and relaxation. The Willow Stream Spa is home to 23 decadent treatment rooms, including two couple suites with private jacuzzis. There’s a cool traditional barber experience for him, along with an extensive list of East-meets-West treatments to help you regain energy and balance.
Impressive Newbie – One Farrer Hotel & Spa
Give your tired muscles a well-deserved break at the spa at One Farrer, filled with Japanese-styled onsens, plunge pools, a reflexology water walk and opulent treatment suites for an exclusive experience. There’s a Spa Indulgence for two, perfect for soothing tired muscles. The new hotel has a variety of room types, but for a more indulgent retreat, ask for one of the six sky villas, or choose a loft apartment if the kids are tagging along. The hotel also has a 24-hour gym and an Olympicsized pool for those who need their workouts.
The Ultimate in Luxury – Capella Singapore
Redefining luxury, Capella takes lavish living to the next level with its Personal Assistant services. From making transport arrangements, mapping out your staycation itinerary or recommending the best dining spots, your PA for your stay can do it all. This, of course, includes booking your appointment at the posh Auriga spa, to be followed by a gourmet spa cuisine lunch.
Slice of Paradise – The Singapore Resort and Spa Sentosa
Set on a cliff with 27 acres of tropical woodlands, this idyllic retreat boasts stunning interiors designed by Ed Tuttle, sprawling garden villas, gastronomic adventures and a glorious view of the South China Sea. Another highlight here is the raved-about So Spa, where you can give your skin a purifying boost with a dip in the mud pool. It’s filled with volcanic mud that’s high in minerals, so apply a generous coat to reap maximum benefits! Golfing partners can enjoy a round of golf on the 18-hole course.
“The Singapore Resort and Spa Sentosa was a great place to peacefully relax by their excellent pool and enjoy their Sunday brunch. It’s also just a short walk down the stairs to get to Tanjong Beach.”– Jonathan Cocks
Escape in Minutes – Shangri-La Hotel
Respite is a short drive away at the Shangri-La Hotel in the city. Sign up for a Wellness Massage, an hour long Thai therapy session or a 90-minute Swedish massage when you book the pampering Valley Wing package. It also includes late checkout and complimentary round-trip limousine transfer. There’s also a a good-value Weekend Staycation package that gives you $100 F&B or spa credit.
“The service is excellent at the Shangri-La Hotel, and the rooms are tastefully done. It’s also centrally located; it’s a nice base from which to strike into the Orchard area for shopping, a movie or a meal.” – Khaled Barnwell
Timeless Favourite – Raffles Hotel
It’s a must-visit for every visitor to Singapore, and no trip will be complete without a sip of the Singapore Sling, the hotel’s signature drink which turns 100 this year. You can even sign up for a masterclass to learn how to mix your own. During your stay, soothe the senses with the Raffles Spa’s Shirodhara treatment, where warm oil is used for a gentle head massage. And for dinner, head to the Long Bar Steakhouse.