Shake things up in the love department with our guide to Singapore’s top romantic spots, from flower-blooming parks and sexy supper clubs to intimate bars and sprawling museums.
Sure, every couple has their own go-to places and regular things to do for date night at a romantic restaurant or bar. But if you want to shake things up a little, try surprising your other half with someplace new. That’s why we’re letting you in on the most unique and romantic places in Singapore for a passionate rendezvous at nature parks, museums, hotels and more. Read on, lovers!
Romantic places in Singapore: For the outdoorsy couple
Mount Faber Park
While it may be romantic to see the sunset from Mount Faber, it can also be as sweet to view the sunrise (a couple that wakes up early together, stays together)! Bring a lovely homemade breakfast to enjoy as the sun slowly rises. You’ll also get to see the city skyline gradually appearing across the horizon as it gets brighter at the top of the hill.
Mount Faber Park, junction of Kampong Bahru Road and Telok Blangah Road, Singapore 099448
Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
If you’re the rugged kind of couple who prefers the outdoors to stuffy museums, Singapore’s first wetland reserve might just be your thing. Home to myriad riverine species including water monitors, mudskippers and, if you’re really lucky (or unlucky), the ferocious estuarine crocodile, the nature spot is bound to offer you and your partner a truly memorable adventure.
Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, 301 Neo Tiew Cres, Singapore 718925
Connecting Mount Faber Park to Telok Blangah Hill Park, Henderson Waves is the highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore. It’s also one of many gorgeous places in Singapore to catch a sunset! Its creative spiral structure reflects the colours of dusk charmingly.
Been all over Sentosa and Pulau Ubin? Visit Sisters’ Islands, two of Singapore’s Southern Islands. Apart from the interesting history, they’re popular with picnickers and campers seeking a quiet outdoor experience away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The serene beaches and warm blue waters with beautiful reefs and marine life are also a hit with snorkelers.
Science Centre Singapore
Nope, we’re not talking about exploring the exhibitions. It’s all about the starry night sky! Few things are dreamier than stargazing with your lover right next to you. If you’re up for an astrological date, head over to the Science Centre’s Observatory Deck for the weekly session. You can also look through the telescopes to see various objects in the sky.
The Observatory, Science Centre Singapore, 15 Science Centre Road, Singapore 609081
Raffles Marina Lighthouse
Yes, we have lighthouses in Singapore. Just make your way down to the one located at Raffles Marina in Tuas. The gorgeous lighthouse sits at the end of the marina’s pier. Tip: visit in the evenings for swoon-worthy insta snaps!
Raffles Marina Lighthouse, 10 Tuas West Drive, Singapore 638404
Coney Island Park (Pulau Serangoon)
This picturesque 50-hectare park is perfect for a day out with your other half. You’ll be surrounded by lush greenery, waterfront views and native wildlife. Want to get active? Take a hike around Coney Island Park on a bicycle or on foot.
Coney Island Park, Pulau Serangoon
Esplanade Roof Terrace
We love watching the world go by at any rooftop (bars and restaurants included). But the alfresco terrace at Esplanade is an underrated spot for a short escape from the frisky CBD. As one of the most no-frills romantic places in Singapore, here’s where you get unobstructed views of the iconic CBD skyline.
Esplanade Roof Terrace, 8 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039802
Bonus: S.E.A. Aquarium
Ah yes, the dreamy aquarium in Sentosa is a beautiful spot if you love everything about the aquatic life. Plus, it’s the closest thing you get if you’ve ever dreamt of being a mermaid. There’s nothing more romantic than taking a stroll under the sea with your SO by your side and ‘oohing and aahing’ at the massive indoor aquarium. Activity idea: try to spot as many species as you can (there are over a thousand!).
S.E.A. Aquarium, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa, Singapore 098269
Romantic places in Singapore: For the culture-loving couple
National Museum of Singapore
The oldest museum in Singapore is, surprisingly, a natural venue for romance. Its winding heritage staircases and massive permanent exhibits are made for hand-holding, while its breathtaking digital exhibition in the Glass Rotunda invites you to gape and gasp at the dreamy, immersive art in unison.
National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897
It’s not exactly what comes to mind when you think about obvious date-worthy places in Singapore. But if you dig offbeat, indie and arthouse films, go on a typical movie date in a not-so-typical venue like The Projector. This painfully hip indie cinema screens cult titles and more at its Green Room, which is refurbished with flip-up chairs, or Redrum, which lets you flop about (or cuddle) on bean bags. Want more ideas for out-of-the-ordinary movie dates? We’ve got a guide for that, too.
The Projector, #05-00, Golden Mile Tower, 6001 Beach Road, Singapore 199589
National Gallery Singapore
This gallery houses the world’s largest public display of modern Southeast Asian art. Nestled in the heart of the Civic District, it’s a breathtakingly beautiful visual arts space that’s set against the historical backdrop of the former Supreme Court building.
National Gallery Singapore, 1 Saint Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178957
Yueh Hai Ching aka The Love Temple
Before you make any judgments on this unlikely entry, the Unesco heritage site is otherwise known as The Love Temple. Built by sailors and traders from China in the 1820s, this is where worshippers pray to the moon deity, Yue Lao, to seek advice on relationship matters.
Yueh Hai Ching Temple, 30B Phillip Street, Singapore 048696
Romantic places in Singapore: For the hip, party couple
Smoke & Mirrors
Nested atop the summit of the grand National Gallery, Smoke & Mirrors boasts one of the most staggering skyline vistas on the aisle as it overlooks The Padang, Esplanade and Marina Bay Sands. Order up the bar’s signature cocktails and soak in the spectacular view.
Smoke & Mirrors, #06-01, National Gallery Singapore, 1 Saint Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178957
The Other Room
If you want to snuggle on plush furniture under dim lights with a cocktail in hand, make your way to this hidden bar. The prohibition-inspired bar specialises in bespoke cocktails and cask-finished spirits that’ll cater to pretty much any palate. We also really dig the bar’s mix of jazzy tunes and modern swing music that’ll get you in the mood for romance.
The Other Room, #01-05, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, 320 Orchard Road, Singapore 238865
The Black Swan
If you’re into Great Gatsby-esque parties, look this way for glamour and elegance. Nestled in a restored Art Deco building in the CBD, The Black Swan will transport you back to the hedonistic days of the 1920s with all that glitters. Think gold, slick leather seats, polished marble surfaces and, of course, jazz music.
The Black Swan, 19 Cecil Street, Singapore 049704
Romantic places in Singapore: For the chi chi couple
Cable Car Sky Dining
If you’ve been craving alone (and we really mean, alone) time with your significant other, isolation is available onboard a cable car at Mount Faber. Your arrival is between 6pm to 7pm – just in time for you to settle in and watch the sunset as you wine and dine your way through a four-course meal in mid-air.
Cable Car Sky Dining, start your journey at the Mount Faber or Sentosa line
This former convent-turned-dining-destination is beautiful at any time of the day, but it’s best for a sweet, post-dinner hangout. There are many restaurants, bars and cafes in the historic structure, but the lawn at Chijmes turns an ordinary night into a magical one. It’s also a great IG-worthy space, complete with fairy lights and bean bags for you to rest your legs.
Chijmes, 30 Victoria Street, Singapore 187996
If an intimate garden dinner under the stars sounds like your jam, book a garden dome at The Summerhouse. You’ll be wining and dining under the stars! Oh, and leave your portable mini fan behind. These geodesic domes are fully air-conditioned (yaass!).
The Summerhouse, Level 1, Seletar Aerospace Park, 3 Park Lane, Singapore 798387
The Alkaff Mansion
A hotspot for weddings, it’s no surprise that Alkaff Mansion makes it on our list. Following a quick revamp, the 19th-century bungalow is now home to Wildseed Cafe, TXA Gastrobar and Una. Fair warning: heading to this tranquil hilltop destination by foot is not recommended unless you don’t mind a face of melted makeup.
The Alkaff Mansion, 10 Telok Blangah Green, Singapore 109178
Marina at Keppel Bay
Go big or go home! Sail away at one of the international luxury yachts at Marina at Keppel Bay, then hop off for a swish meal at Resorts World Sentosa. Or stay till sunset to view the magnificent light display from Sentosa.
Marina at Keppel Bay, 2 Keppel Bay Vista, Singapore 098382
Yunomori Japanese Onsen & Spa
Don’t let the hustle and bustle of the city life bog you down. Visit this spa for a perk-me-up experience through traditional bathing rituals designed to relax and rejuvenate. Choose from a selection of aquatic therapies including The Soda Spa – enriched with carbon dioxide-rich water – which tightens skin elasticity for a youthful glow. Or enjoy the tiny bubble-filled Jet Bath for rheumatic aches, or the relaxing Hot Bath for various ailments. Perfect if that trip to Japan seems too far away!
Yunomori Japanese Onsen & Spa, #02-17/18, Kallang Wave Mall, 1 Stadium Place, Singapore 397628
You’ve probably seen the pathway of orange arches, giant Japanese “bell” and Japanese foot bridge on your IG feed. Why not take a trip down to Marina Bay and experience the swanky Japanese restaurant? Serving up sushi, sashimi, robatayaki, tempura and the like, this is one romantic date idea for the books.
Koma, #B1-67, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018972
Banyan Tree Spa
Perched 55 stories up on the swanky Marina Bay Sands Hotel is the award-winning Banyan Tree Spa. Surrender to serenity as therapists pamper you with indulgent treatments that use traditional Asian remedies. Both you and your boo can enjoy the traditional Ayurvedic massage, coconut sea salt bath, anti-ageing facials and hair treatments. The best part? Getting to spend quality time with your loved one while enjoying the spectacular panoramic city views.
Banyan Tree Spa, Level 55, Tower 1, Marina Bay Sands Hotel, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
Quayside Isle @ Sentosa Cove
With waterfront restaurants and curated specialty stores, it’s impossible to leave hungry at this waterfront dining and lifestyle destination. W Singapore is located nearby if you’d like to extend the date with a staycation.
Quayside Isle, #B1-01, Sentosa Cove, 31 Ocean Way, Singapore 098375
Romantic places in Singapore: For the staycay-savvy couple
Serial staycationers, if you haven’t checked it out yet, this boutique hotel in Robertson Quay is the perfect spot for a romantic escape from reality. Dreamy lofts, an Instagram-worthy design and great grub at Beast & Butterflies? Say yes to the staycay.
M Social Singapore, 90 Robertson Quay, Singapore 238259
Hotel Fort Canning
Picture sunset drinks by the pool, surrounded by nothing else but nature and your significant other. At Hotel Fort Canning, your romantic weekend staycation is all sorted, from picture-perfect rooms and stylish restaurants to the museums, galleries and historical locations at your doorstep.
Hotel Fort Canning, 11 Canning Walk, Singapore 178881
JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach
It’s hard not to be wowed by JW Marriott. It’s stunning inside and out. We’re talking about its jaw-dropping architecture and some of the plushest rooms we’ve seen in Singapore. Check into the Club Premier Room for scenic views of the city, and take a dip in the massive tub in your marble bathroom. You don’t have to head out of the hotel for a thing. There’s 24-hour room service and access to the club lounge for complimentary cocktails, midday snacks, afternoon tea and late-night snacks.
JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach, 30 Beach Road, Singapore 189763
The St. Regis Singapore
If you’re looking to celebrate your love in the lap of luxury, St. Regis is the epitome of timeless elegance. Every crevice of the hotel oozes grandeur and opulence. The abodes are lavishly decorated with luxurious textures (think silk throw pillows, rich draperies and plush divans) as well as premium amenities. Your epicurean experiences are no less prestigious here either. There’s no better way to pamper each other than sophisticated feasting at the renowned Brasserie Les Saveurs.
The St. Regis Singapore, 29 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247911
Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa
Whether you’re on a quick mini-moon or celebrating a relationship milestone, this is the dream destination for short beach retreats. Set atop a cliff with breathtaking, panoramic views of the South China Sea, the resort is a sanctuary from city noise. Whatever your choice of accommodation, your personal haven is impeccably designed, with suites combining French sophistication and local design. Plus, isolated villas boasting private swimming pools. Don’t forget to book an afternoon’s worth of pampering at So Spa, then kick back poolside under the stars.
Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa, 2 Bukit Manis Road Sentosa, Singapore 099891
Love is truly in the air at these romantic places in Singapore!