Staycations have increased in popularity over the last couple of years, and there are some incredible hotels in Singapore that have a whole host of pampering offerings. Whether you choose to chill out by a rooftop pool with a good book and have a massage or decide to have a full wellness overhaul, there is something for everyone. Hotels across the city are carefully curating weekender experiences to rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul. Here are our top picks of wellness staycations, also known as wellcations, just for you!
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Multi-award-winning Ritz Carlton Millenia Singapore has spectacular views over Marina Bay or the Kallang River, its riverside walks, and the Singapore Sports Hub. Choose high-up rooms for impressive panoramic views. After a hot bubbly soak in the deep marble baths, you'll sleep perfectly in the silkiest sheets. The hotel is synonymous with luxury and art. It boasts a vast collection of pieces by various world-respected artists such as David Hockney, Andy Warhol, Dale Chihuly, Frank Stella, and Zhu Wei. You'll be able to virtually interact with some augmented reality art pieces, such as the breathtaking Cornucopia in the lobby where butterflies flit around you or as the white beluga whale swims in front of Moby Dick in the Stella Gallery. The eponymous Ritz Carlton Spa has an indulgent menu of La Mer wellness and beauty treatments that capture the essence of the ocean. Their signature treatments include the La Mer Miracle Broth™ facial and a Cello Concerto, a massage synchronized to the music of a live cellist. Various day packages include hot lapis stone massage, body butter treatments, and a relaxing hour in the spa and hydrotherapy suite. The temperature-controlled outdoor pool is set amidst lush greenery on the hotel's ground floor and flanked by sun loungers and cabanas for you to relax. Chefs conjure up a range of healthy delights while mixologists serve you the finest fresh juices and cocktails.
The JW Marriott seamlessly balances design, heritage, and contemporary style in the downtown area of Singapore. You'll escape into the designer-appointed hotel that offers a range of bedrooms, each with signature Marriott linens and a deep soak bath. There is an entire floor dedicated to women for ladies traveling solo or just getting away with the girls. On arrival, you'll receive silky pink designer bathrobes and comfy slippers, a boyfriend shirt for lounging, a manicure and pedicure set, a facial steamer, and even a hair straightener. Spa by JW offers signature massage treatments that aim to calm, invigorate, renew or indulge. The spa also offers a relaxation lounge, sauna, steam room, and Jacuzzi. Plan to make time for the ESPA Indulgence facial that two therapists perform. The unique sensory journey combines the ESPA Signature Facial for perfect skin regeneration, together with a precise foot massage for a refreshing experience. Wander up to the 18th floor and take refuge in the Sky Garden and swimming pool with impressive 360-degree views over the Singapore cityscapes and Marina Bay. Fine and casual dining experiences are available for every mood. You'll love the contemporary modern Japanese restaurant Backs that serves delightful dishes with Korean accents.
JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach, 30 Beach Road, Singapore, +65 6818 1888, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/sinjw-jw-marriott-hotel-singapore-south-beach
The iconic Raffles Singapore has recently undergone an extensive restoration that has retained the original hotel's ambiance, service, heritage, and charm. Enjoy their legendary service and explore the gardens, pretty courtyards, and cozy social spaces. You’ll immediately feel at home as breathtaking colonial-style architecture transports you to the late elegant 1800s. If you are interested in history, then ensure to check in with Leslie Danker, the hotel’s resident historian. The rooms are all suites with a nostalgic nod or two to the hotel’s vibrant history. Enjoy the charming accommodation, private verandahs, four-poster beds, views over the pretty palm gardens, and the legendary service offered by your Raffles butler. The spa is a holistic sanctuary that offers treatments, rituals, and journeys. The thoughtful therapists will create a personalized voyage to help you rediscover mental, physical, and spiritual harmony. Raffles partners with a group of mindful mentors who guide you through TRE®, yoga, soulful meditation, and sound healing therapy. Surrounded by lush tropical gardens, the pool is located on the third level of the main building. You can take a refreshing dip in the pool to refresh your body and soothe tired muscles. Dine your way through various restaurants, including the Butchers Block and OSTERIA BBR by Alain Ducasse. Make sure you pop into the Long Bar and try a Singapore Sling created by Raffles bartender Ngiam Tong Boon in 1915.
The Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa is a luxury resort in a unique and intimate setting designed to relax and rejuvenate your senses. The grounds are extensive and on the Palawan shores of the South China Sea on Sentosa Island. The stylish pre-war colonial buildings are set in peaceful lush grounds and completely harmonize with nature. The shuttered windows, wooden furniture, and tropical vibe make this an extraordinary getaway for a wellcation. Choose a Couple Suite with direct access to the infinity lap pool and Jacuzzi. Each suite is exquisitely designed to embody quaint historic charm with a touch of modernity. Spa Luna is an oasis of peace and tranquillity with a holistic emphasis on rejuvenating your physical and mental wellness. The fitness center is a sanctuary for self-discovery and empowerment with guided programs led by the belief that wellness goes beyond the physical. There are various swimming pools to choose from throughout the estate, including the rooftop SkyPool that boasts impressive views of the South China Sea and the DreamPool set amongst the rainforest garden. Their Shutters restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Every wellcation should have a Four Season's included, and Singapore is no different. The city's Four Seasons is a well-known institution on the hospitality scene for its understated excellence. The Four Seasons Spa uses L'Occitane products for all of its treatments. The spa has perfectly curated several journeys for wellcation lovers, including Renew and Revive, Rejuvenate and Restore and Immerse and Radiate, offering up to 180 minutes of bathing, face, body, and foot massage and treatments. You can also choose from the comprehensive menu such as the Neroli and Orchidee scrub and massage. The balanced blend of neroli and white orchid essential oils leaves you invigorated and beautifully perfumed. Ensure that you make time for Michelin-star dining at Jiang-Nan Chun before exploring the delights of Orchard Road. Pop up to the 20th floor to appreciate the panoramic views of the city, including the tree-lined boulevard below. The Four Seasons boasts four tennis courts, and you can improve your game with one of the resident coaches. There is a fitness center and lap pool to keep up your daily routines. If you are not familiar with this part of the city, why not take a stroll through the Singapore Botanic Gardens, a UNESCO Heritage Site, or visit the award-winning Singapore Zoo.
Marina Bay is a vibrant part of town, yet the Westin is remarkably peaceful. The hotel is situated on the 32nd floor and above and boasts spectacular birds-eye views of the bay, gardens, and the rest of the city. The Westin Heavenly beds are deliciously plush and comfortable, encouraging a night of restorative sleep. Way up high on the 35th floor is the hotel’s infinity swimming pool. The deck is furnished with sun loungers and large umbrellas and trees affording respite from the sun. There are also submerged sun loungers for the water-babies. The Heavenly Spa by Westin is on the same floor and offers a wide range of soothing massages, body treatments, and facials, leaving you feeling revitalized and restoring your skin's natural glow. The inner relaxation lounge has an experience shower, aromatherapy steam baths, and a whirlpool. The signature treatments include the heavenly massage, age-reverse facial, and purifying body wrap. The treatments are from THÉMAÉ with blends of antioxidant green teas, regenerating white teas, soothing red teas, and stimulating black teas with pure spring water that provide transformative skin rejuvenation and revitalization results. Various dining facilities are available throughout the hotel and serve healthy dishes. Make time for handcrafted sunset cocktails in the Lobby Lounge.
The Westin Singapore, 12 Marina View Asia Square Tower 2, Singapore, +65 6922 6888, www.marriott.com/hotels/hotel-information/restaurant/sinwi-the-westin-singapore
The Fairmont is situated in the city's museum district and provides a sanctuary for your wellcation. The bedrooms have a balcony with spectacular views across the city, innovative rain shower installations, and signature room amenities, including Le Labo products and a NESPRESSO coffee machine. Whether you want to be active or completely pampered, the Fairmont has everything that you need. The 5,000 square-foot Willow Stream Spa offers decadent treatments, indulgent features such as whirlpools, hot and chilled plunge pools, steam and sauna rooms. Therapists carry out classic rejuvenating facials, relaxing massages, and invigorating body treatments. The impressive fitness center offers cutting-edge concepts for a revolutionized gym experience. The full-scale state-of-the-art exercise equipment integrates the latest technology for an invigorating workout. They also have a range of fitness classes available. The Fairmont has two swimming pools and six tennis courts so that you can maintain your fitness. Restaurants include relaxed Italian to Japanese fine dining with teppanyaki and live sushi stations.
The Mandarin Oriental is one of the world’s most famous luxury hotels. The prestigious Forbes Travel Guide has awarded the accommodation and the spa offerings five-star status for ten consecutive years from 2012 to 2021. The multi-award-winning hotel is close to the city's financial hub and boutique shopping facilities. The accommodation is an immaculate blend of contemporary style with subtle oriental touches. Many of the bathrooms have deep soak bathtubs for whiling away lazy afternoons and evenings. Take yourself on a gourmet journey through the Mandarin Oriental’s dining options from cappuccinos and cocktails to delicious cuisines from around the world; they have dining for every taste, and each of the eateries has breathtaking views over the spectacular Marina Bay. The serene spa has a range of programs and experiences created specifically for your needs. Why not take a digital detox and relax into a place of pampering and allow the therapists to work their magic with essential oils, the natural energies of your meridians, and the ancient rituals of the Orient. The fitness center is equipped with state-of-the-art apparatus, including a kinesis wall, free weights, and a stretching area. The outdoor pool measures 25-meters and is ideal for lap swimming or just relaxing.
Mandarin Oriental, 5 Raffles Avenue, Marina Square, Singapore, +65 6338 0066, email@example.com, www.mandarinoriental.com/singapore/marina-bay/luxury-hotel
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore is an impressive neoclassical landmark built in 1928; it's been home to Singapore’s General Post Office, the Exchange Room and Exchange Reference Library, and the prestigious Singapore Club. The hotel is the city’s 71st National Monument. It has a range of 399 well-appointed bedrooms and suites that have impressive city, river, or bay views. It's firmly part of Singapore's rich tapestry. There is an impressive range of eateries, including The Courtyard that serves a delightfully British afternoon tea. The award-winning Fullerton Spa is an oasis of calmness and offers luxury service in a timeless setting using products from the renowned premium spa brand, ESPA. Various signature treatments include the Asia Heritage consisting of a stress-relieving scalp massage and deep muscle massage, as well as The Fullerton Signature Facial. This innovative treatment rapidly transforms the visible health of your skin. The hero treatment takes you on a highly personalized wellness journey that combines a targeted back, face, and scalp massage with pure aromatherapy oils for the ultimate indulgence. Set against the backdrop of impressive Doric columns and overlooking the Singapore River, the languid 25-meter outdoor infinity pool is perfect for swimming laps or relaxing with a book after a busy day of pampering.
The Shangri-La Hotel Singapore is a self-proclaimed tropical sanctuary in the heart of the city nestled within 15 acres of tropical landscaped gardens. It’s the only hotel sanctuary in Singapore with lush gardens for you to explore. Shangri-La understands the importance of taking time for yourself and has various experiences to nurture your body, mind, and spirit. They have various well-considered programs, including the Valley Wing Indulgence experience, perfectly curated for those who want some serious pampering. Enjoy unlimited champagne, fresh juices, tea, and coffee in the Valley Wing Lounge, afternoon tea, canapes and cocktails in the Champagne Bar, a 90-minute massage in Chi, and to top it all, an in-room butler-drawn bubble bath with rose petals. Accommodation is also available in the tranquil Garden Wing or the urban, zen-inspired Tower Wing. The impressive dining experience allows you to discover culinary delights from around the world, including Italian, Chinese and Japanese. Chi, the down-to-earth spa, has extensive offerings such as the delightful Signature Asian Blend Massage that combines traditional Asian techniques, including Thai pressure points, Balinese and Malaysian strokes and Chinese energy flow to restore and balance your energy throughout your entire body. There is a state-of-the-art gym, tropical garden swimming pool, and three flood-lit tennis courts for those wanting to continue their fitness routines.
Shangri-La Hotel Singapore, 22 Orange Grove Road, Singapore, +652 6737 3644, www.shangri-la.com/singapore/shangrila
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