Singapore may be renowned for its bright lights and big city skyscrapers, but a glimpse beneath the surface of the daily hustle-and-bustle affords plenty of opportunities to relax and unwind. That’s especially the case in some of Singapore’s finest spa retreats, with the Lion City fast developing a reputation for the quality of its upscale palaces of pampering.
The island of Sentosa is best known for its sunny weather and sandy beaches, however it’s also home to one of Singapore’s finest spas. Nestled among the leafy foliage of a verdant tropical complex, this lavishly appointed retreat offers the ultimate in luxury indulgence. From the private Balinese outdoor pavilions to the cascading waterfall and the lush, sprawling gardens which surround the entire complex, Spa Botanica has all bases covered when it comes to offering a unique spa experience on one of Singapore’s favourite island destinations.
Address: 2 Bukit Manis Road, Sentosa.
When it comes to pampering, The Remède Spa at The St. Regis Singapore is practically unsurpassed in its range of lavish treatments. Tucked away inconspicuously in the heart of one of the city’s most elegant 5-star hotels, this opulent retreat is renowned for its bespoke spa treatments. Whether it’s an indulgent pedicure or one of Remède Spa’s signature jade-stone massages, relaxation is guaranteed in this most upscale of spa retreats.
Address: The St. Regis Singapore, 29 Tanglin Road.
Aramsa Garden Spa
Far from the hustle and bustle of Singapore’s hectic city centre is the Aramsa Garden Spa, located in the middle of heartland Bishan Park. This tasteful spa retreat boasts resort-style individual suites linked by covered walkways, as well as sunken bathtubs in some of the retreat’s secluded private gardens. Couples can enjoy an Exotic Coconut Treat for two, while huna huna – or bamboo massages – are a speciality of this popular suburban spa.
Address: Bishan Park II, 1382 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1.
If ever you were looking for a one-stop beauty shop, look no further than a Beauty Emporium practically bursting at the seams with every type of beauty product available. More than just a shop, it’s also a great place to get a massage and enjoy a manicure in a convenient Dempsey Road location. Boasting a diverse range of books, cosmetics and products designed to enhance your all-round well-being, Beauty Emporium is the place to go to enjoy a spa experience with a side order of retail therapy.
Address: House, Block 8D Level 2, Dempsey Road.
Benjaphan Thai Herbal Spa
When it comes to Thai massages, the low-profile Benjaphan Thai Herbal Spa in the midst of King’s Arcade is one of Singapore’s best. This airy, light-filled spa is one of Singapore’s best-kept secrets, offering genuine yoga-based Thai massages at genuinely modest prices. Its unpretentious rooms and simple layout belie the comprehensive treatments taking place within, as tired muscles are relaxed and rejuvenated in traditional Thai fashion.
Address: 03-02 King's Arcade, 559 Bukit Timah Road.