Whether you're looking for a relaxing retreat on your staycation, or a short, pampering escape, these best spas in hotels will leave you utterly blissed out
Hotels in Singapore have got them all: swanky interiors, boutique experiences, acclaimed cocktail bars and world-class restaurants. One other thing that keeps people coming back? Killer spas. Decked out with high-tech facilities, skilled therapists, lush surrounds and a huge array of mind-melting treatments, these hotel spas will pamper, prime and polish you luxuriously. To help you on your way to bliss, we’ve put together a guide to Singapore’s best hotel spas – simply take your pick of massages, day-long packages, manis/pedis and facials. Go forth and surrender!
Banyan Tree Spa, Marina Bay Sands Hotel
High up the glittering, luxury mammoth of Marina Bay Sands Hotel lies an oasis of utter bliss. Perched on the 55th floor is the tallest branch of the award-winning Banyan Tree Spa. Offering spectacular panoramic city views, the spa melds sleek, modern interiors with ache-relieving Asian-inspired treatments. Surrender to serenity as skilled therapists work your knots with the spa’s renowned tropical garden spa approach (also known as ‘high touch, low tech’) which emphasises human touch with the abundant use of aromatic oils, spices and natural herbs. The range of treatments here is wide and diverse, with everything from coconut sea salt baths ($70++) to anti-ageing facials (from $220++), and also 150-minute traditional massages ($500++).
Banyan Tree Spa, Marina Bay Sands Hotel Tower 1, Level 55, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956.
Pürovel Spa & Sport, Swissotel Merchant Court
Newcomer, 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. Inspired by the alpine seasons, Singapore’s first luxury Swiss spa focuses on the four stages of natural vitality: renewal, peak activity, recovery, and hibernation. 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.
Pürovel Spa & Sport, Swissotel Merchant Court, 20 Merchant Road, Singapore 058281.
So SPA, Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa
You’d be hard-pressed to have not heard about this impressive spa hotel. Set atop a cliff surrounded by luscious greenery and immaculate landscaped water gardens, the five-star hotel boasts a spectacular spa with an East-meets-West philosophy of Asian traditional therapies and French skincare. Not staying at the luxe property? Cut yourself a slice of the high life with a day at the spa. From tension-busting massages to pampering body scrubs. choose your fancy and don’t forget to hit up the top-notch facilities, including outdoor massage rooms (with private gardens) for maximum serenity, spa gardens with mud pools, and float pools with cascading waterfalls and meditative labyrinths.
So SPA, Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa, 30 Allanbrooke Road Sentosa, Singapore 099983, p. 6708 8358, e. [email protected]
Damai Spa, Grand Hyatt Hotel
Meaning peace in Malay, Damai Spa boasts a winning combination of four major cultural healing philosophies: healing Jamu herbal remedies and therapies, balancing Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Ayurveda for detoxification, and classic renewing European spa therapies. While we’re huge fans of its selection of a la carte massages, we recommend taking a whole afternoon off for its Damai Journey signature body treatments (psst…we hear there’s a 20% discount from Mondays to Thursdays). Each of the 11 treatment rooms is outfitted with nature-inspired interiors, while the spa itself houses a sauna, steam room and hot and cold plunge pools in both the male and female locker rooms.
Damai Spa, Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Road, Singapore 228211, p. 6416 7156, e.[email protected].
ESPA, Resorts World Sentosa
Luxury spas don’t get any better than this – even the most discerning of spa connoisseurs will marvel at the spa’s decadent space. Let’s talk facilities: ESPA is home to Singapore’s first authentic Turkish hammam, Forest Japanese Onsen pools, vitality pools, Crystal Steam rooms and plush sleep pods for a little shut-eye. As for treatments, meditative bliss will take over with any of the signature treatments and rituals. But if you can afford to splurge, check yourself into a wellness programme for a three to seven day journey for a total body detox.
ESPA, Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269, p. 6577 8880, e. [email protected]. Open 9am-10pm daily.
Spa Luna, Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa
Nestled serenely in a majestic colonial building amongst foliage, Spa Luna deserves its rep for being a sanctuary. Unwind and relax with customised packages from the extensive spa menu, which features nourishing body scrubs, massage therapies, wraps and facials at an affordable fee – most of them under $200. And if you’re squeezing in a little daytime romance, luxuriate in the Aroma-Relaxation Treat ($558 per couple), which is a sublime steal for an 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. [email protected]
Remède Spa, The St. Regis
Step into Remède Spa, and you’ll understand how this ultra chic spa racked up a dizzying number of accolades over the years. Unlike your traditional Asian spa, the interiors here are clean, crisp and cool with shades of icy blue and silver, while therapies heavily emphasise the element of water. Its swathe of treatments include healing massages for overexerted muscles and indulgent facials; these aside, the spa is also home to award-winning Pedi:Mani:Cure Studio by renowned pedicurist Bastien Gonzalez and bathing rituals which promise deep cleansing properties.
Remède Spa, The St. Regis Singapore, 29 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247911, p. 6506 6896, e. [email protected] Open 9am to midnight daily.
Willow Stream Spa, Fairmont Singapore
Located in the heart of City Hall, Willow Stream Spa is an ideal sanctuary for the time-starved city dweller. Experiences are tailored to suit (the very real) lifestyle needs of the CBD worker – for instance, the multitasking High Heals ($259) package caters to stiletto wearing #girlbosses, while Travel Recovery ($159) is meant for the weary jet-setter. Otherwise, find your energy in one of the spa’s many reviving therapies and pop into the adjoining salon for a fab blow out and a much-needed wax.
Willow Stream Spa, Fairmont Singapore, 80 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189560, p. 6339 7777, e.[email protected].
CHI, 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 in our (bursting spa book) is the very local-inspired massages including the Singapore Heritage Massage, which combine uplifting traditional Asian-massage and therapeutic techniques, as well as Tropical Indulgence, a rejuvenating body polish.
CHI, Shangri-La Hotel, 22 Orange Grove Road, Singapore 258350.
AWAY SPA, W Singapore Sentosa Cove
You might mistake W Singapore as solely a party haven – it’s forgivable considering these guys are the masters of the perfect pool party. But hidden in its glam surrounds is AWAY Spa, which promises to whisk you away on a pampering journey with its array of body and beauty treatments and rainforest settings. Wooden sculptures, clever lighting and soothing surfaces aside, the spa also hosts a lavish decompression area, which houses a sauna, steam room and vitality pool with body jets, herbal baths and experiential showers. To cap off your day, lounge on the outdoor spear lounge chairs with vibration capabilities and a built-in sound system so you can prep for the big night ahead.
AWAY SPA, W Singapore Sentosa Cove, 21 Ocean Way Sentosa, Singapore 098374.
Four Seasons Spa & L’Occitane at Four Seasons Hotel
Escape from the city’s bustle with a spa day at Four Season Hotel. Situated in the tree-lined Orchard Boulevard (the quieter side of the typically busy shopping street), the spa boasts moisturising treatments – including the exclusive L’Occitane Néroli & Orchidée scrub and massage – and powerhouse rubdowns combining the holy trifecta of Swedish, Balinese and Chinese massage techniques. On a girl’s spa day? Book a 90-minute treatment from Monday to Thursday and receive a complimentary afternoon tea. How’s that for pure, utter luxury?
Four Seasons Spa & L’Occitane, Four Seasons Hotel, 190 Orchard Boulevard, Singapore 248646.
Auriga Spa, Capella Hotel
Prepare to swoon at Capella’s award-winning Auriga Spa. The luxe wellness haven does not hold back in making sure you’re thoroughly pampered. To get in the zone, guests are encouraged to swing by 45 minutes prior to appointments – it’s the best time to try out the range of fab facilities like the experience showers with tropical mists, a vitality pool and an ice fountain. All kinds of body woes are catered to here; packages range from four-hour long stress management treatments to toxin-removing programmes.
Auriga Spa, Capella Singapore, 1 The Knolls, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098297, p. 6591 5023, e.[email protected]. Open 10am-10pm daily.
St. Gregory Spa
Spa devotees, make a beeline to St. Gregory, the God of R&R (relaxation and rejuvenation). Located at four hotels – Pan Pacific Singapore, Pan Pacific Orchard, PARKROYAL On Beach Road, and PARKROYAL On Pickering – the spa is a necessary staycay stopover. While all four branches deliver a consistent approach to restorative treatments, each of them have different themes and emphasis. Our personal faves? Pickering Street’s edition features a spa-in-a-garden concept with lush sky gardens and vertical greenery as the backdrop, while Pan Pacific Orchard offers a breezy ocean theme, and exclusive oxygen-infusing treatments.
St. Gregory Spa, various locations. See website for details.
The Fullerton Spa, The Fullerton Hotel
It’s a no-brainer that The Fullerton Hotel’s magic lies in its heritage – the building is a breathtaking colonial masterpiece after all. Its spa is no less dazzling; situated on the Mezzanine floor, the spa boasts classic yet luxurious decor, and a range of renowned treatments, including the 90-minute Asian Heritage Signature which combines the Orient’s most well-known (and fairly intense) massage practices for a balanced, well-being.
The Fullerton Spa, The Fullerton Hotel, 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178.