Looking for the best spas in Singapore? We've tried & picked out five of the most luxurious spa experiences for a new level of pampering body, mind and soul.
The 10,000-square-metre space houses a series of hot and cold facilities, including a Japanese-style onsen set on the edge of small jungle, a crystal steam room, gymnasium, yoga studio and Tangerine serving up healthy cuisine by chef Ian Kittichai. On top of soothing massages and stress-relief rituals, ESPA's staff include a naturopath trained to deliver useful advice on living and eating healthier, as well as perky gym trainers who conduct classes in their impressively kitted-out workout room. ESPA's after-treatment facilities are also unrivalled. Thoughtful extras like the special spin dryer that whirls your swim suit dry, and the sleeping room with pods to take a nap in after your treatment are compelling arguments to go to ESPA and make a whole day of it.
Treatment to try :The Day Spa Retreat ($380/Mon-Thu, $450/Fri-Sun). Centred around themes 'Fit for Life', 'Weight Management', 'Intro to Detox' and 'De-stress', this package is a good primer to ESPA as a lifestyle destination, and includes a consultation with a lifestyle or fitness staff member and two treatments: one 60 minutes and another 45 minutes long (try the Indulgence Hammam Ritual, a Turkish bath ritual in Singapore’s first hammam steam facility). The package also includes a two-course meal at Tangerine, with a menu that recommends dishes based on the retreat you’ve enjoyed.
Resorts World Sentosa
8 Sentosa Gateway, ESPA
+65 6577 8880
Nourish your body, mind and spirit at this award-winning spa nestled in the quiet confines of Capella Singapore. Keeping a sharp focus on all things natural and organic – it’s the only spa to use products from The Organic Pharmacy – the space features nine cosy treatment rooms (each with a private alfresco garden), two of which are couple suites and one that offers traditional Asian remedies.
After your session, you can wander around to use the other facilities. The spa's hot and cold wet facilities include a herbal steam room, an ice fountain to cool down after a heated treatment, an experience shower, and a calming vitality pool for neck and full-body water massages. Other facilities include a relaxation lounge with unique 'sound wave' chairs (where you can recline, sip tea, munch on nuts and read magazines for as long as you want) and a fitness centre with private instructors on hand. Treatments include stimulating Balinese, Thai and Shiatsu massages, couple spa experiences, soothing therapies for mums-to-be, body-sculpting sessions, body exfoliations and wraps, facials, manicures, and many more.
Treatment to try: Senja Sunyi Massage ($250/90 mins). This soothing treatment uses rose and pomegranate body balm plus warm ‘moon stones’ with tui na and Javanese massage techniques to untangle your nerves and remove muscle kinks. You can ask for light, medium or strong pressure, and your therapist will gladly oblige.
1 The Knolls Capella Singapore Sentosa Gateway
+65 6591 5023
An elegant, serene space, the spa offers a luxurious wellness experience with facilities like experience showers, saunas, steam rooms, a communal relaxation room, treatment areas and a spa concierge with consultation booths. Find your inner peace with treatments like fragrant baths, full body massages and head massages in the privacy of your own suite, or try their therapeutic or bamboo massages, jet lag or after sun treatments, specialised facials and even half day spa programmes like Asian-inspired therapies or relaxing treats for expectant mothers.
Treatment to try Taste of the Orient ($510/170 minutes). Revitalise your senses with a combination of a welcome foot ritual, a full body scrub with ginger and mandarin scents and sea salt and almond oil, a full body Oriental bamboo massage to ease the tension and finally, an Oriental foot therapy session.
The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Singapore
5 Raffles Ave
+65 6885 3533
For exquisite facilities and divine treatments, the beautiful Sentosa haven of So SPA is hard to beat. The outdoor spa garden features a stunning swimming pool, a float pool with cascading waterfall, a mud pool and, for the ultimate zen experience, a calming meditative labyrinth. We also love the sound of the unique spa menu; our top T
Treatments to try: The Five Elements Ritual that combines ancient Chinese knowledge with modern spa therapies, the signature Sentosa Massage, and the magical sounding Cinderella facial – perfect for pre-dinner face prep!
So SPA, 30 Allanbrooke Road Sentosa, Singapore 099983
It’s the best of Japanese Onsen and Thai massage at Yunomori Onsen and Spa. If a massage is not on your agenda, all you need to do is pay an entry fee to enjoy the onsen baths. Put your phone away and take a dip in the mineral-rich, warm waters of 11 onsen baths – five for ladies and six for men. Move between a bubble bath, soda spa, jet bath, silk bath, and cold bath (if you dare) and soak those minerals in. End your sesh with some Japanse-inspired food and snacks at the Yunomori Café. You’ll leave feeling brand new.
Yunomori Onsen and Spa, #02-17/18 Kallang Wave Mall, 1 Stadium Place, Singapore 397628
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