In need of some R&R? Check into these utterly blissful spas for the ultimate head-to-toe pampering session
Hey there, workaholic. You look like you could use a little R&R and it’s no secret that a soothing facial or full-body massage will do wonders for your mind, body, and soul. So go on, live a little and indulge in a day of personal pampering with our guide to the best spas in Singapore. You deserve it!
For exquisite facilities and divine treatments, the beautiful Sentosa haven of So SPA (top image) is hard to beat. The outdoor spa garden features a stunning swimming pool, a float pool with cascading waterfall, a mud pool and, for the ultimate zen experience, a calming meditative labyrinth. There is even a private ladies-only area so us girls can still enjoy all of these facilities by ourselves. We also love the sound of the unique spa menu; our top picks include the 2.5 hour (totally indulgent yet completely necessary) Five Elements Ritual that combines ancient Chinese knowledge with modern spa therapies, the signature (and award-winning) The Sentosa Massage, and the magical sounding Cinderella facial – perfect for pre-dinner face prep!
So SPA, 30 Allanbrooke Road Sentosa, Singapore 099983, p. 6708 8358, e. H9474-TH4@sofitel.com
This luxury destination spa is a veritable oasis in the midst of Sentosa’s hustle and bustle with top-notch facilities, verdant green spaces, and of course, amazing spa treatments that take relaxing to a whole new level. We’re not exaggerating when we say the facilities are stellar: ESPA is home to Singapore’s first authentic Turkish hammam, a crystal steam room, onsen-style pools, and saunas – complete with killer views.
We’re long-time fans of Spa Esprit – and for good reason. Their treatments are the most original we’ve ever seen (complete with pun-ny names) like the Zsa Zsa Gabor Hydrating Facial, Classic Scrub-A-Dub, and Cheeky Chai Detox. Plus you can even take home your own personal blend of body products. Our top pick? The Back To Balance Massage: a rejuvenating 60-minute treat for all the senses.
Spa Esprit at Dempsey, 8D Dempsey Road, #02-01, Singapore 249672, p. 6479 0070. Spa Esprit at Paragon, #05-01 Paragon, 290 Orchard Road, Singapore 238859, p. 6836 0500, e. firstname.lastname@example.org. Open 10am-9pm daily.
Every so often, it’s nice to splash out and really treat yourself to an indulgent spa day. Auriga at Cappella Singapore is that spa to go to. This swish joint pulls out all the stops in the name of pampering by using only natural and organic products from The Organic Pharmacy. The facilities are nothing less than stunning: herbal steam rooms, a vitality pool, ice fountain, and a private outdoor garden attached to every treatment room. Swoon.
Meet the patron saint of relaxation and rejuvenation: St. Gregory. Conveniently located in four hotels across the island – Pan Pacific Singapore, Pan Pacific Orchard, PARKROYAL On Beach Road, and PARKROYAL On Pickering – there’s really no excuse not to indulge in a little me-time. On the menu is a range of traditional healing treatments such as Ayurveda, traditional Chinese foot reflexology, Japanese shiatsu, and Swedish massage to bring you to the ultimate state of bliss.
St. Gregory Spa, various locations. See website for details.
A little slice of heaven located on the 35th floor of The Westin, Heavenly Spa gets its name for the luxurious facilities and gorgeous views of Marina Bay and Chinatown. Besides the innovative treatments on the menu that fuse elements from Western and Eastern cultures quite seamlessly, you can also take advantage of the Experience Shower, Whirlpool and Aromatherapy Steam Bath at Heavenly Spa to really get on cloud nine.
Willow Stream Spa
If you’re a fan of Gaylia Kristensen, here’s more reason to check into the Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Singapore. Products from Australia’s leading skincare line are now available exclusively there, along with a slew of terrific treatments like Willow Stream’s signature Ultimate Facial. For the ultimate pampering sesh, don’t forget to take advantage of the selection of saunas, aromatherapy steam rooms, plunge pools, and private Jacuzzis. We insist.
With a name like that, peace and serenity is what you’ll really get at Grand Hyatt Singapore’s Damai Spa. Here, it’s all about promoting the healing therapies of Chinese, Malay, Indian and European cultures with treatments ranging from herbal remedies to Ayurveda. Better yet, Damai Spa also ranks high on the romance factor with exclusive Couples’ Rooms, each equipped with an indoor stone tub overlooking a private outdoor water terrace and open skylight. Perfect for lovebirds seeking for a little alone time on V-Day.
Head-to-toe pampering? Remède Spa, the state-of-the-art spa laboratoire at St. Regis, is an expert in that – quite literally. Facials and body treatments aside, it also houses the award-winning Pedi:Mani:Cure Studio by renowned pedicurist Bastien Gonzalez, where you can indulge in Bastien’s Duo: a synchronised four-hand massage treatment that’s as decadent as it sounds – oh yes.
Remède Spa, The St. Regis Singapore, 29 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247911, p. 6506 6896, e. email@example.com. Open 9am to midnight daily.
Banyan Tree Spa
Fans of the renowned Banyan Tree brand will tell you that these guys know a thing or two about wellness. The swanky Banyan Tree Spa at Marina Bay Sands is the company’s homecoming and very first spa in Singapore – making it very special indeed. Be treated to a sensual and spiritual Asian-inspired experience with truly world-class treatments like the Rainmist Experience and Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage.
Banyan Tree Spa, Marina Bay Sands Hotel Tower 1, Level 55, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956.
Nestled within an elegant pre-war colonial building, Spa Luna at Amara Sanctuary Resort Spa is the perfect getaway spot to unwind and completely bliss out. Feel your aches, pains, and worries melt away with body massages and facial treatments such as the Aroma-Relaxation, a sublime experience that comprises of aroma steam, rose sea salt polish, and aromatherapy massage.
Spa Luna at Amara Sanctuary Resort Spa, 1 Larkhill Road, Sentosa Island, Singapore 099394, p. 6884 9303, e. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pürovel Spa & Sport, Swissotel Merchant Court
Pürovel Spa & Sport, may be fresh off the spa block, but make no mistake – it’s hot on the heels of its older competitors. The Swiss brand is a global name, with locations scattered across the world. Treatments – ranging from contemporary therapies to traditional ayurvedic massages – are meant to awaken and energise, while facilities like the sauna, steam rooms and 24-hour wellness centres are to further soothe and strengthen your work-weary soul.
Pürovel Spa & Sport, Swissotel Merchant Court, 20 Merchant Road, Singapore 058281.
CHI at Shangri-La Hotel
Inspired by Shangri-La’s philosophy of personal peace, and good well-being, CHI is all about honest, authentic, Qi-rejuvenating healing methods. On the menu is a range of custom spa journeys, bespoke massages, deep exfoliations and facials. But what receives top marks is the local-inspired massage Singapore Heritage Massage, which combines uplifting traditional Asian-massage and therapeutic techniques.
We’re dedicated to our regular pampering seshes at swanky city spas but nothing beats the luscious ambience of a garden spa. Aramsa Spa, located within Bishan Park, features serene treatment rooms looking out to lush greenery. Banish tough knots with the Bamboo Retreat – the plant will be the main massage medium. Or polish your body to perfection with the Botanical Glow exfoliation therapy. Those aside, the spa’s array of therapies – ranging from wraps to garden baths – are utterly sublime.
Aramsa Spa, Bishan Park 2, 1384 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1, Singapore 569932, e. email@example.com, p. 6456 6556.
Ikeda Spa Prestige
The Japanese do know a thing or two about quality and stellar service – something you can experience to full effect at Ikeda Spa Prestige. Inspired by traditional ryokans of Kyoto, the spa is a 3,000 square foot space of tranquility and total serenity. We suggest taking a dip in Singapore’s first-ever Hinokinuro Sento, an onsen-style dip pool that promises to melt away stress, anxiety, aches, pain, and promote detoxification.
Ikeda Spa Prestige, 6 Eu Tong Seng Street, #05-22 The Central, Singapore 059817, p. 6222 8080.
A regular haven for the well-heeled, Estheva Spa is home to the city’s most sought after treatments, facials and spa therapies. Inspired by the thermal spas of Southern Italy, Estheva offers a similarly exquisite experience. Within the plush, opulent suites, therapists dole out a gamut of treatments, including anti-aging luxurious peels, rejuvenating wraps and stress-busting massages.
There’s plenty to love about Spa Rael, but number one on our list? Its tranquil locales. Its Goodwood Park Hotel locale is a hidden garden enclave within the city, while its ONE°15 Marina Club sits quietly within the elite community of Sentosa Cove. Spa rituals at both locations, which range from body contouring and scrubs to lifting facials and wraps, are carried out with healing products from the award-winning Natura Bisse.
Spa Rael, Locations in Goodwood Park Hotel and ONE°15 Marina Club.
La Source Spa
Formerly known as LS Philosophy, La Source Spa is a private sanctuary for urbanites on a temporary escape from the city. Experiences are tailored to guests, with treatments ranging from age-defying facials to restorative, deep-tissue massages. We’re so reserving the Ultimate La Source Treatment for a well-deserved treat; it’s made up of a signature customised facial of your choice, and a synchronised four-hand massage with two therapists simultaneously tackling your knots with a relaxing massage and a deep tissue rubdown. Total bliss.
La Source Spa, 15, Scotts Road, #01-03/04, Thong Teck Building, Singapore 228218, e. firstname.lastname@example.org, p. 6732 1318.
My Cozy Room Boutique
With its Victorian furnishings and feminine decor, it’s little wonder that My Cozy Room Boutique Spa’s clientele is mostly made up of women, with brides making up a large fraction. Expect nothing less than impeccable service here – a quick look at glowing reviews should convince you of the same. Heads up: Choosing a single treatment is going to be a toughie as the spa menu’s packed with a range of pampering treatments, including anti-blemishment facials and four-in-one therapies.
My Cozy Room Boutique Spa, 56A Cairnhill Road, Singapore 229667, e. email@example.com, p. 6732 0030.
Top image: ESPA