Whether you’re local or visiting Singapore, you’ll discover an amazing stay in our round-up of the best hotels in Sentosa.
How often do you catch yourself dreaming of an island vacay, only to have your hopes dashed by a busy schedule? For times when you simply can’t squeeze in a short getaway, staycations are the answer. A weekend in Sentosa even lets you fake real vacay vibes! As tiny as it may be, the island is a tropical paradise with lovely beaches, major attractions and hotels that cater to every type of vacationer. Whether you’re looking for a unique underwater room, private pool pad, or colonial-style heritage stay, Sentosa has it all.
Best hotels in Sentosa
For that second honeymoon: The Outpost Hotel Sentosa
Nothing says, “I love you” like a surprise staycation for your significant other. Enter The Outpost Hotel Sentosa, a brilliant island retreat exclusively for adults (you read that right, you won’t find kids below 12 here). All 193 guestrooms are adorned with a chic black-and-white theme, along with pillow mist kits, bespoke tea blends for a good night’s sleep, and sea, pool or island views. Fancy a minibar you’d actually love? Curate yours in just a few clicks.
But the clincher has to be the mega pool deck. Shared with Village Hotel Sentosa, it encompasses four themed pools including a Pamukkale Pool inspired by the original pools in Turkey, a children’s play pool, a lazy river pool and an adventure pool.
The Outpost Hotel Sentosa, 10 Artillery Avenue, Singapore 099951
For a beach retreat: Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort and Spa
Perched atop a cliff with panoramic views of the South China Sea, this resort is a Sentosa sanctuary away from the city noise. Accommodation ranges from impeccably designed suites combining French sophistication and local flair to quiet villas boasting private swimming pools. Book an afternoon’s worth of pampering at So SPA before wandering back to your abode in a delicious, sleepy daze. As night falls, catch a movie under the stars for poolside romance.
Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort and Spa, 2 Bukit Manis Road, Singapore 099891
For the party animal: W Singapore – Sentosa Cove
Welcome to the playground of the rich and fabulous. Tucked away in Singapore’s most coveted postcode, W Singapore’s star is its WET pool. It’s one of the largest outdoor resort pools with underwater speakers and a pool bar. Little wonder why it’s the destination for the hotel’s notorious Endless Summer pool parties! Rooms are made for A-listers, with sizes spanning 40 square metres to 195 square metres, plus mood lighting, massive beds, sleek furnishings and even a round jacuzzi in the highest room category.
W Singapore – Sentosa Cove, 21 Ocean Way, Singapore 098374
For family vacays and staycays: Village Hotel Sentosa
Planning a vacation with kids can be tough – selecting the right hotel is key. Village Hotel Sentosa is one of the island’s best kid-friendly accommodations, boasting spacious family rooms (with two separate rooms and bathrooms, hallelujah!) and myriad activities for the little ones. Think family scavenger hunts, pool games, face painting, sandcastle building and movie nights by the pool. Join your kids or chill by the pool deck (featuring four themed pools) and watch them have the time of their lives. There’s even a children’s play pool that mimics a beach.
Village Hotel Sentosa, #02-01, Palawan Ridge, 10 Artillery Avenue, Singapore 099951
For the luxe life: Capella Singapore
The next best thing to a vacay? A staycay that feels miles away from the bustle of Singapore. Fake those vacation vibes at Capella Singapore! The jaw-droppingly gorgeous resort spread across 30 acres of lush gardens is one of our fave hotels in Sentosa.
Pull up in the private driveway and you’ll be awed – modern and colonial buildings fuse together in one spellbinding property. Whether you can swim is irrelevant; the vitality pool calls for long hours of lounging as it boasts jungle views with the South China Sea as its backyard. Rooms are as sumptuous as the facilities, with suites, villas and manors, plus a personal assistant and nightly turndown service.
Capella Singapore, 1 The Knolls, Singapore 098297
For luxury and heritage: The Barracks Hotel Sentosa
If you think this is just another luxury hotel, think again. Oozing equal parts old world charm, sophistication and heritage, the beautifully restored British artillery outpost has remnants of history peppered around the premises. It’s like diving into the past – sans a time machine. Even the rooms reflect colonial charm with a modern twist. Think vintage curios, leather-accented and dark wood furnishings, plus rattan and brass accessories complemented with chic marble tiles and hints of ochre and forest green.
Guests can also enjoy private heritage tours and exclusive entry to the private lounge for all-day refreshments and evening cocktails. To get the ultimate luxury experience, book a room on the ground floor where the balcony opens up to the pool. Absolute bliss.
The Barracks Hotel Sentosa, 2 Gunner Lane, Palawan Ridge, Singapore 099567
For a spa getaway: Amara Sanctuary
Bliss begins as you step through the door of Amara Sanctuary. Nestled amongst foliage, the 140-room colonial property’s star accommodation is its couple suite. It’s located on the luxe Larkhill Terrace block and directly opens up to the swimming pool. We’d recommend checking into Spa Luna to up your relaxation game. It offers views of the surrounding trees and water, with services like massages and wraps to envelop you in a cocoon of rejuvenation.
Amara Sanctuary, 1 Larkhill Road, Singapore 099394
For rock and roll fans: Hard Rock Hotel Singapore
This hotel chain kicked off to much fanfare in the 90s, and that T-shirt can now be picked up all around the world. But, the Sentosa outpost is a modern take. It still brings on the rock royalty vibes with fantastic photography of icons (expect black and whites of Hendrix in your room), electric guitar wall art, a cool pool bar, and dark, sleek finishes. In the suites, the first round of the minibar is on the house. And if you’re a little less rockstar than you used to be, Hard Rock is also surprisingly family-friendly. Tweens, in particular, get a kick out of this place thanks to the huge pool…
Hard Rock Hotel Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
For five-star family fun: Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort and Spa
Relaxing isn’t the word you think of when it comes to family staycays. But this hotel will have you taking back your words. The five-star beachfront resort is home to one of Singapore’s largest children’s clubs, with plenty of activities and recreational areas supervised by an experienced team. That leaves you with plenty of time to kick back sans the littles! Visit the hotel’s spa for a mind-numbingly relaxing massage, dip in the pool or simply take your time to hit up the superb buffet.
Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort and Spa, 101 Siloso Road, Singapore 098970
For a nature retreat: Equarius Hotel
The face of luxury has shifted, and it’s now green. Just look at Equarius Hotel. The hotel’s rooms offer balconies with bird’s eye views of the forest or sea. Not to mention, the ceiling fans are made from recycled wood, and large glass panels are used to introduce more natural light. Expect superior slumber, as beds are outfitted with 400 thread count Egyptian cotton bed linen.
Equarius Hotel, Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
For the eco-conscious: Siloso Beach Resort
Siloso Beach Resort ups the game on eco-luxury with its environmental measures. Much care was taken to keep the environment intact and minimal digging was done to preserve more than 200 trees. Natural lighting and ventilation are emphasised here. A self-maintaining garden is located on the rooftop to keep the property cool. Food is derived from local sources to minimise the resort’s carbon footprint in transporting goods. And the swimming pool’s water comes from a natural spring reservoir. In line with its surrounds of lush foliage, rooms boast an earthy palette with rattan furnishings.
Siloso Beach Resort, 51 Imbiah Walk, Singapore 099538
For a real forest retreat: TreeTop Lofts
If it’s a lover retreat you seek, head to the Treetop Loft. Perched 12 metres above the ground and nestled amidst a canopy of trees, it houses only two one-bedroom lofts. Within each, you’ll find a spacious living room, en-suite bedrooms with walk-in wardrobes, and private outdoor terraces. But seclusion doesn’t mean a lack of service, as each loft comes with a personal butler.
TreeTop Lofts, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
For a tropical sanctuary: Beach Villas
Here’s where to soak in serious Bali vibes. This place is a cluster of secluded villas with up to four bedrooms. Book a stay at The Palace if you’re with the gang! You’ll be luxuriating in four oversized bedrooms with your own private lap pool and timber sundecks for sun-soaking. Rain showers and freestanding tubs with exclusive toiletries make this one heck of a pampering stay.
Beach Villas, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
For an underwater stay: Ocean Suites
Located on one side of the world’s largest S.E.A Aquarium is Ocean Suites. Each of these 11 suites is designed to resemble a two-storey townhouse, with private underwater views of marine life in the lower level bedroom and an outdoor patio and jacuzzi on the upper floor. Here’s a cool feature: Room lights will automatically dim when the viewing panel is raised.
Ocean Suites, Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
For a waterside holiday: ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove
If you’re hoping for a getaway without any tourist hustle, a stay at this sleek hotel will suit you just fine. It feels a lot more like an upscale country club! Relaxation station is found by the pool, where you can unwind with a tipple at the bar and admire the beautiful yachts docked in the marina.
ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove, #01-01, 11 Cove Drive, Singapore 098497
For design enthusiasts: Hotel Michael
As far as aesthetics goes, Hotel Michael gets two thumbs up. Everything, right down to the mosaic shower tiles, is inspired by America’s greatest contemporary architect, Michael Graves. Don’t be surprised if you wake up feeling like you’re living in an art gallery. The hotel is also closest to Universal Studios Singapore, which makes it a great resting spot if you plan to scream your lungs out at the theme park.
Hotel Michael, Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
For affordable luxury: Le Meridien Singapore, Sentosa
Now, this is something you don’t see often. Check into a ritzy suite at Le Meridien and take the staircase that leads down to your –wait for it– very own private onsen (Japanese jacuzzi). For whiskey connoisseurs, you’ll want to pop by Wow (World of Whisky), which is home to over 250 premium and rare bottles.
Le Meridien Singapore, Sentosa, 23 Beach View, Singapore 098679
For the glam squad: Crockfords Tower
Crockfords Tower is so exclusive, it will make you feel like you’re part of the elite world of Gossip Girl. Decked in red and gold of the finest fabrics and stately dark wood, its rooms range from suites to villas. They’re made for royalty with in-built steam rooms in the bathrooms and a dedicated round-the-clock butler at your beck and call.
Crockfords Tower, Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269