A spa lover’s guide to Singapore

Amid the exciting buzz of the city, Singapore has a wealth of tranquil spas where you can relax and recharge. From world-famous treatments to traditional therapies and jaw-dropping views, Singapore’s spa scene will melt your stresses away before you can say ‘namaste’…

Central spas

Prepare to be wowed by the sky-high Banyan Tree Spa at Marina Bay Sands. Located on the 55th floor of this iconic landmark – and boasting treatment rooms with eye-widening city-skyline views this urban haven offers time-honoured Asian therapies and a ‘high touch, low tech’ approach to soothe clients into a blissful state of relaxation. Two of the 15 treatment rooms are Royal Double Spa Suites and guests can sashay to the relaxation areas, tea lounge and the Banyan Tree Gallery for post-treatment chill-out.  

Willow Stream Spa at the Fairmont Singapore

…is conveniently located in the heart of the city, only minutes away from many of the Singapore’s most beautiful sites, spectacular shopping, dining and nightlife attractions.  Eastern and Western spa philosophies form the bedrock of Willow Stream Spa, a fabulous urban sanctuary. There are 23 gorgeous treatment rooms, including couple’s suites with private Jacuzzis, plus fitness facilities, a steam room, sauna, swimming pools and tennis courts available to guests. The treatment menu includes leading results-focused skincare and pioneering facialist line Kerstin Florian – ideal for a skin pick-me-up after a long day and guests can drift from relaxation lounges to the pools, cool plunge, steam and sauna rooms as they wish.

Historic spa

Escape for some colonial-style indulgence at The Fullerton Spa, which is set in the stunning national monument hotel on the water. The sumptuous spa offers an array of traditional and muscle-melting treatments, uses paraben-free Aromatherapy Associates products and has steam and sauna rooms. Post-treatment, head up to the hotel’s magnificent rooftop infinity pool for captivating city views.

Island escapes

Sofitel’s So Spa’s vast tropical oasis on Sentosa Island is the perfect place to escape for some downtime. The heritage-listed, 19th-century building has 14 indoor treatment rooms, six outdoor pavilions, an outdoor spa garden and three pools, including a mud pool where guests can slather Moroccan rhassoul clay for a skin-soothing detox.

Sentosa Island is also home to ESPA’s Asian flagship establishment. The 10,000 square-metre ESPA retreat boasts Singapore’s first traditional Turkish hammam, plus forest-onsen-style pools, vitality pools, crystal steam rooms, relaxation therapies, pampering treatments, and stunning views. (https://www.rwsentosa.com/en/espa/overview)

Japanese-inspired wellness

Ikeda spas are known for their quality service and traditional Japanese-inspired treatments; they’re widely regarded as the best Japanese-style spas in Singapore. The brand opened its first luxury outpost in Bukit Timah and a second spa at Clarke Quay. Ikeda Spa Prestige in Clarke Quay transports clients to a world of traditional ryokans (Japanese spas that originated in the Edo period) and both spas focus on total tranquillity and serenity.

24-hour spa

Ideal for the business traveller, G Spa offers the ultimate in indulgence and pampering 24 hours a day. Facilities include hot and cold pools, steam rooms and saunas; the stellar treatment menu features traditional massage, sublime facials, beauty treatments, Chinese meridian therapy, cupping and couple’s treatments.

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