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Paradise is but a short drive away… (Spa Retreats)

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.

At 8 Sentosa Gateway, Resorts World Sentosa, Tel: 6577 8899, www.rwsentosa.com

 

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.

At 33 Erskine Road, Tel: 6511 3333, www.thescarlethotels.com/singapore

 

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.

At 80 Bras Basah Road, Tel: 1-888 340-5959, www.fairmont.com/singapore

 

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.

At 1 Farrer Park Station Road, Tel: 6363 0101, www.onefarrer.com

 

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.

At 1 The Knolls, Sentosa Island, Tel: 6591 5000, www.capellahotels.com/singapore/

 

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.

At 2 Bukit Manis Road, Sentosa Island, Tel: 6275 0331, www.singaporeresortsentosa.com

“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.

At 22 Orange Grove Road, Tel: 6213 4002, www.shangri-la.com/singapore/shangrila

“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.

At 1 Beach Road, Tel: 6412 1244, www.raffles.com/singapore

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