As dining-in regulations in Singapore are gradually relaxing, why not take the chance to explore some of Singapore’s beach clubs and soak in the sun and sea plus enjoy delicious food at some of these dining joints with the whole family. Do check in with the weatherman and also find out tide schedules so you can make the most out of your day. Pack the sunblock, don on comfy beachwear, and bring along some bubbles – beach clubs, here we come!
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Tanjong Beach Club has a reputation as one of the World’s Best Beach Clubs, which speaks to its unmatched popularity among locals and expatriates alike (which means you should book asap!). On this list you’ll find joints inspired by the beach culture of some of the most popular seaside destinations in the world, but this gem takes its cue from the local, mid-century modernism of Singapore’s seaside homes and its colonial past. Its unreal infinity pool and its beach/pool daybeds are the perfect spots to enjoy Tanjong Beach Club’s luxurious tropical vibes reflecting off the white sands of Sentosa’s gorgeous Tanjong Beach. The food and drinks are as good and rich as the design, with a dedicated kids’ menu to satisfy all guests.
As far as beach clubs go, Coastes is the epitome of postcard-perfection situated along a golden stretch of Sentosa’s Siloso Beach, right at the beachfront. It’s breezy, laid-back and kid-friendly, allowing you to sunbathe the afternoon away on a deck chair with your feet in the white sands as your kiddos play with the waves and build kingdoms in the sand. But you won’t only feast on the view – the menu is extensive, with a comprehensive breakfast offer, light beach bites, full hearty meals and desserts alike, while ice-cold beers, wines, cocktails and non-alcoholic beach favorites are hand-picked to round off this prime beach club experience.
The soulful atmosphere of Rumours has come to Singapore straight from Bali – and it shows in all of its aspects. It’s the only beach club in Singapore with three swimming pools (open to kids aged 16 and below until 4pm daily!) – the main pool has a gorgeous view, and there is a cabana area with a kids’ pool perfect for family fun, as well as designated beachfront, indoor, alfresco, pet and VIP areas. The menu includes an enviable selection of drinks and the must-try Jimbaran Bali BBQ to complete the Balinese atmosphere, as well as some kid-approved classics that will leave no family member hungry, no matter how picky.
If what you’re craving is a dash of the Mediterranean, FOC Sentosa is your go-to. This airy beachfront hangout is inspired by Barcelona’s beach culture, which translates into everything from its overall ambiance, décor to authentic gastronomic offer by Michelin Star Chef Nandu Jubany. The club is located at the east end of Palawan Beach and features panoramic views of the lagoon, a pool, beach daybeds, picnic tables and wooden benches & sofas on the pool deck (booking required).
While some beach clubs are for chillaxing specifically, Ola Beach Club is a champion of vibrancy and adventure, making it a perfect pick for energetic families. This Hawaiian-inspired lifestyle beach paradise has a singular offer of water sports, from a bouncy donut ride and a banana boat ride for the kids to paddle boarding and kayaking for the whole family. If you do prefer to just kick back, send your kiddos to the pool and enjoy the breezy Hawaiian vibes, light, nutritious cuisine and the largest selection of mojitos in Singapore!
Ola Beach Club, 46 Siloso Beach Walk, Singapore 099005, +65 8189 6601, www.olabeachclub.com
Trapizza is a casual Italian eatery operating as part of Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa, the only beachfront resort in Singapore and an exceptionally kid-friendly one at that. This is evident in Trapizza’s offer as well – besides a dedicated kids’ menu that lets kids make their own bento set, there’s a play area with a splash pool and an open-air play space. Though Trapizza is not a beach club by definition, its offer and approach have more than earned it its place on this list of best family beach clubs – when it comes to family outings, little can beat authentic Italian pizza right on the beach.
Trapizza, 10 Siloso Beach Walk, Sentosa, Singapore 098995, +65 6376 2662, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.shangri-la.com/singapore/rasasentosaresort/dining/restaurants/trapizza/
Aloha Sports Centre is your one-stop solution for both active and blissfully passive beachside family fun. The center inherited the turf and spirit of what was at one point the largest windsurfing club in the world, continuing their legacy of taking maximum advantage of a seaside location. Come to Aloha for sea sports courses (for kids as young as 7 too!), equipment rentals and shop, as well as a pretty Beach Bar – with a compact but well-curated offer of very happy hour-priced food and drinks for all ages – that knows how to set the mood to tropical. Perhaps chill out with a cold drink while your kiddo tries out windsurfing, sailing or standup paddling – or enjoy a Hawaiian pizza after an hour of stand-up paddling yoga!
Family-friendly and super casual, Georges is the beach counterpart to your go-to neighborhood bar. This is the place to go if you’re looking for a beach club where you and your family can become beloved regulars and feel at home. We highlight two oceanside Georges outlets that reap the benefits of their locations rich in content for families: Georges Beach Club next to East Coast Park and Georges @ The Cove in the wonderful and very kid-friendly Pasir Ris Park. These may not have direct beach access, but they do offer the beach club essentials of quality comfort food and drinks galore (with a classics kids’ menu), ocean views, feel-good music and a children's sand area with toys. Check out Georges' other oceanview outlets here!
Georges Beach Club, 1010, East Coast Parkway, Singapore 449892, +65 6449 0019
Georges @ The Cove, 133, Pasir Ris Road, Singapore 519149, +65 850 535,
Charming, understated and internationally recognized, this café may not be a full-blown beach club, but it is a place perfect for lazy afternoon meetups in lush green surroundings with the ocean in full view. PS. Cafe’s décor has a relaxed elegance while its food-and-drinks offer is similarly refined – and includes Junior takes on their classics. Make this your coffee-and-a-treat rest stop when you’re sporting your family day away at the beach or in the shade of East Coast Park.
PS. Don’t miss out on their famous truffle shoestring fries and indulgent cakes.
Cafe East Coast Park, 1110 East Coast Parkway, Cyclist Park, Singapore 449880, +65 6708 9288, www.pscafe.com/pscafe-east-coast-park
Though lacking some of the alluring beach shack vibes most other clubs on this list offer as one of their main assets, SandBank is exceptionally mindful of their youngest visitors. The restaurant has a pool with a dedicated kids’ area, a menu section specifically for juniors, a range of coloring sheets and frequent events with special kids’ activities. The lack of beach vibes doesn’t mean the beach is far – SandBank is located in East Coast Park with an ocean view, so you are guaranteed to have some of that sea breeze blown your way even if your feet are not quite touching the sand.