Before two becomes three, or maybe four, why not take a couple of days to enjoy a break with the baby’s daddy before the joys of motherhood appear? Singapore is a glorious destination, so jump into another neighborhood for a bit of exploring, shopping, relaxing, fun, and pampering. Little Steps Asia mommies have painstakingly created their top ten favorites for you both.
Raffles Singapore is legendary and is overflowing with magical stories of tigers, luxury travel, hat boxes, and royal glamour. The hotel has welcomed celebrated names throughout its history, including Rudyard Kipling, Ava Gardner, Noel Coward, Charlie Chaplin, Michael Jackson, and Queen Elizabeth II. The Singapore government declared the beautifully preserved colonial treasure a national monument in the late 1980s. Moms-to-be can relax in the shaded courtyards, in the comfy social spaces, or one of the personality suites eponymously named after their famous occupants from the last century. The Raffles Spa is a holistic sanctuary offering unique restorative treatments, gentle yoga stretches, soulful meditation, and sound healing therapy. Enjoy the gardens that serenely envelop the hotel and the cooling pool to soothe sore muscles and your precious baby bump. Dine your way through various restaurants, including the Butchers Block and OSTERIA BBR by Alain Ducasse. Don’t forget to have a Raffles afternoon tea in the Grand Lobby.
The modern hotel with a nostalgic heart. The Clan Hotel celebrates the history of Cross Street and the stepping stone that is provided for settlers looking to discover new opportunities in Singapore. In the 1800s, the streets were lined with bustling shophouses and sampans (wooden boats). Today, the same street forms the heart of the Central Business District, where towering skyscrapers and modernized shophouses sit comfortably together. Accommodation throughout has sensitively curated touchpoints so that visitors can connect to the real Singapore. You'll have a Clan Keeper that attends to your every whim, personalized in-room refreshments, and a handmade soap collection. QĪN Restaurant & Bar observes culinary cultures of the past with a reimagined twist on traditional classics like chili crab crostini and siphon mushroom tea. Pop up to level 30 and enjoy the calm waters of the Sky Pool as you soak in the views of old and new, and don't forget to check out the verdant oasis on level 4.
After years of careful restoration, the neoclassical Capitol Building and the Venetian Renaissance-style Stamford have been transformed into the glamorous Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore. The high ceilings nod to the original Art Deco and Victorian influences. Also housed within the Capitol are the Capitol Piazza and Arcade and the Capitol Theatre, allowing guests a variety of entertainment, shopping, and dining options. The accommodation has been sympathetically decorated in dark chocolate, vanilla, and earthy tones. Choose to overlook the bustling Singapore cultural and civic district or the hotel's courtyard. Various room types give you the choice of private terraces and balconies. Indulge in the Salvatore Ferragamo room amenities. The Capitol Kempinski Hotel reflects on its heritage as a wine and delicatessen merchant with an exceptional range of food offerings. Discover the benefits of Themae’s rich and creamy balm, leaving your skin silky smooth and feeling rejuvenated from the black tea properties. Facial products are from advanced anti-aging specialist Gaylia Kristensen and use state-of-the-art technology combined with natural Australian botanicals.
The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore, 15 Stamford Road, Singapore, +65 6368 8888, https://www.kempinski.com/en/singapore/the-capitol-singapore
For a true escape, Capella Singapore should be top of your list. The inspiring colonial hotel on Sentosa Island is lavishly set in 30 acres of lush rainforest. The gardens and the sea peacefully frame the two expansive Tanah Merah bungalows built in the 1880s. Since being built, more than 900 art pieces, from larger artwork to small photographs, have been added to the hotel to create its unique atmosphere. There are various rooms, suites, villas, and two manors to choose from. Each has breathtaking sea views, sumptuous Frette bed linens, BOSE sound systems, and delicious Aesop amenities. Capella Culturists can arrange enriching and delightful experiences for mom and dad-to-be such as cooking and cocktail making masterclasses, or even zipping through the city with your personal culturalist in a rare vintage sidecar to discover how Feng Shui has shaped the city’s skyline. Be sure to check out the Living Room for delightful cakes and afternoon tea. Auriga Spa is a restful cocoon that will help moms tap into their celestial rhythms. Dine in Cassia, a contemporary journey through the historic spice routes of Southern and Western China.
Capella Singapore, 1 The Knolls, Sentosa Island, Singapore, +65 6377 8888, firstname.lastname@example.org, https://www.capellahotels.com/en/capella-singapore
The Fullerton Hotel is full of magic and is one of the favored iconic hotels in Singapore. The National Monument is home to the 399-bedroom hotel that has, for almost a century, played an important role in Singapore's rich history. The grand neoclassical building has a variety of well-appointed rooms. Why not spoil yourself in one of the two-story duplex Loft Suites, which boasts floor-to-ceiling shuttered French doors onto your balcony with Marina Bay waterfront views. The eager concierge team can arrange for a complimentary limousine transfer from your home. Various packages can include a complimentary night's stay, access to the exclusive Straits Club privileges, complete romance with tailor-made offerings including in-suite dining, spa treatments, bubble baths, and even a tour of the city in a vintage Rolls Royce.
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore, +65 6733 8388, email@example.com, https://www.fullertonhotels.com/fullerton-hotel-singapore
Celebrate being a woman at the award-winning Duxton Reserve located in the city's vibrant Tanjong Pagar and the heart of Chinatown. The interiors are as distinctive as Bond girl Anouska Hempel and her luminary personality. She has decorated the boutique hotel in dramatic gold and black décor with Oriental screens and calligraphy wallpaper from her private collection. You'll be welcomed with Anouska's Beauty of the East, an intimate and multi-sensory tea ceremony inspired by her love for the Far East. The hotel encourages peace and tranquility and has ample nooks to relax, delicious dining options in Yellow Pot Tanjong Pagar cooked with sustainably sourced ingredients that are thoughtfully prepared and deliver a gastronomic experience like no other. If you like quirky and want to explore China Town, then this is the place for you.
Duxton Reserve Singapore, 83 Duxton Road, Singapore, +65 6914 1428, https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/sinad-duxton-reserve-singapore-autograph-collection
The Ritz Carlton is renowned for its pampering and exceptional service. Why not celebrate your babymoon in the hands of absolute luxury. Set in Marina Bay, the hotel boasts extraordinary city views and houses an art collection with over 4000 pieces with works from David Hockney, Andy Warhol, and Dale Chihuly. Take a moment to enjoy the interactive Cornucopia installation in the lobby, where butterflies flit around you and your baby. The 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 a massage synchronized to the music of a live cellist. On the ground level, the pool is set in well-tended lush gardens so that you can relax on comfortable sun loungers or in a private cabana. For the best views, choose high-up rooms and enjoy a warming, bubbly soak in the deep marble baths. A wide range of dining facilities is on offer serving you healthy, sustainable cuisines.
Marina Bay is renowned for its unique neighborhood spirit, towering skyscrapers, luxury hotels, endless shopping, the Singapore Flyer Ferris wheel, the park's flower conservatories, and the colorful supertrees in the Gardens by the Bay. The Park Royal Collection allows you to take respite from the bustling city in the 'garden-in-a-hotel' concept with pretty sculptural pavilions, glass greenhouses, and peaceful spa experiences. Enjoy their 'collection' room that offers enchanting views of the city. Various accommodation packages include healthy breakfasts, afternoon tea, and baby-friendly spa treatments, including the relaxing Elemis skin nourishing milk bath or the Thalion Thalasso Oligo seawater bath. Moms-to-be can also enjoy the mineral water swimming pool while appreciating the views of the iconic Marina Bay skyline.
Park Royal Collection, Marina Bay, 6 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore, +65 6845 1000, firstname.lastname@example.org, https://www.panpacific.com/en/hotels-and-resorts/pr-collection-marina-bay.html
The Andaz Singapore nods gloriously to the history of Singapore and is inspired by the rich and dynamic neighborhoods surrounding the hotel. Renowned Hong Kong interior designer Andre Fu carefully curated the interiors; he incorporated local flair into his vision for the design and decor of the hotel that gives a sense of shophouse living. French perfumer Christophe Laudamiel created the deliciously fragrant room amenities; he spent many an hour wandering through the Botanic Gardens, Little India, and Arab Street to create the unique scent, Singapore Fusion. Andaz Singapore is at the junction of Kampong Glam, Little India, and Marina Bay. The boutique hotel has an eclectic mix of cuisines, including Auntie’s Wok and Steam, a tribute to Singapore's vibrant Zi Char culture, serving Chinese classics and Singaporean favorites. Relax or stretch your limbs on level 25 in the outdoor pool. Pop into Mr Stork, an Insta-famous bar with teepee’s in the lush gardens and impressive 360-degree views.
Andaz Singapore, 5 Fraser Street, Singapore, +65 6408 1234, email@example.com, https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/singapore/andaz-singapore/sinaz
For a complete change of scenery, head to Sentosa, Singapore's exclusive resort island, and W Singapore that lies on the shores of Sentosa Cove. The glam hotel is ideal for those wanting peace and tranquility or as a base to explore the island's offerings such as Universal Studios or the South East Asia Aquarium. You'll be able to find your zen at W in one of their brightly decorated rooms and suites. Explore the innovative cuisine offerings at the Kitchen Table or in SKIRT, renowned as one of the best dining rooms on the island, serving steak and sustainable seafood. The W's signature Whatever/Whenever service is available for all guests meaning that you can have whatever you want, whenever you want it on Sentosa Island. The rainforest-inspired AWAY® Spa at W Singapore allows you to relax with baby-safe pampering and treatments with ILA-Spa products.
W Hotel Singapore, 21 Ocean Way, Singapore,+65 6808 7288, https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/sinwh-w-singapore-sentosa-cove