Looking to energise both mind and body during your stay in Singapore? The Lion City is home to a variety of spa retreats, from urban havens to lush spaces. Take a load off your feet with our guide to some of the best spas on the island.
Quiet havens in the city’s heart
Banyan Tree Spa
Located on the 55th floor of the Marina Bay Sands® Hotel, Banyan Tree Spa is a quiet sanctuary located far above the hustle and bustle of the city.
The establishment eschews new-fangled techniques for time-honoured tradition, with a range of treatments by veteran therapists, specialising in Balinese and Thai-style massages.
Round off your session with a visit to Gardens by the Bay. Spread across 101 hectares of land, this man-made marvel is home to the towering Supertrees and the Flower Dome, which boasts flora from all across the Mediterranean.
Marina Bay Sands®.10 Bayfront Avenue Tower 1 Level 55, Singapore 018956. +65 6688 8825.
Mon-Thu & Sun 10am-11pm; Fri & Sat 10pm-1am.
Ever wanted to be pampered like a movie star? Be sure to give Remède Spa a visit. The pinnacle of luxurious spa experiences, this urban haven at The St. Regis Singapore is the perfect place for those looking for both respite and state-of-the-art therapy.
Besides a stellar array of services, the establishment also houses Pedi:Mani:Cure Studio by the world-renowned pedicurist Bastien Gonzalez (whose clients include Gwyneth Paltrow and Naomi Campbell). Be sure to sign up for the Bastien’s Duo, a synchronised treatment by two therapists that focuses on your full body, from head to toe.
The St. Regis Singapore. 29 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247911. +65 6506 6896.
Quirky ways to relax and recharge
While you normally wouldn’t associate food with spas, nimble/knead — located in the hip enclave of Tiong Bahru—merges the two into a truly unique experience.
Besides traditional treatments like Thai and Swedish massages, the spa also offers a range of food-themed body scrubs and face masks. This includes their Chocolicious body scrub—which uses chocolate powder and cocoa seed to improve blood circulation— and Lemongrassade, which closes pores and tightens the skin.
nimble/knead. 66 Eng Watt Street #01-28, Singapore 160066. +65 6438 3933.
Passage New York
Why pick between spa treatments and retail therapy when you can have both at the same place? Passage New York is the first establishment in Singapore to boast both spa amenities and a fashion atelier in the same space.
Indulge in the range of personalised treatments—such as the Caviar Anti-Aging Face Spa— then treat yourself to a range of accessories, shopping bags and dresses at their fashion boutique on the first floor.
Keck Seng Tower. 133 Cecil Street #01-01, Singapore 069535. +65 6226 0888.
Mon-Fri 11am-9.30pm; Sat 10am-6pm.
Spaces of nature and rejuvenation
An ideal space for nature lovers, each of Aramsa Spa’s 17 rooms boasts an individual outdoor courtyard, set against a backdrop of tropical flora.
As you’d imagine, the services here centre primarily on nature-based therapy, which includes mineral garden baths, exfoliation and massages that employ herb-based ointments.
We suggest timing your visit to conclude in the evening, so that you can take a walk around Bishan Park after your session. Budding birdwatchers will be able to expand their encyclopediac knowledge of avian wildlife by keeping an eye out for purple herons and white-breasted waterhens.
Aramsa Spa at Bishan Park 2. 1384 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1, Singapore 569932. +65 6456 6556.
Mon-Thu 10am-10pm; Fri-Sun 10am-10.30pm.
Located in the quiet haven of Capella Singapore, Auriga Spa is the perfect location for explorers looking to relax in a verdant space.
Besides its many popular treatments—which include Balinese, Thai and Shiatsu massages—the establishment also boasts nine rooms with private outdoor gardens. Other facilities include an herbal steam room, manicures and body-sculpting.
Be sure to deepen your love for nature by exploring Sentosa after you’re done—Besides being a buzzing resort, the island is also home to a wide diversity of wildlife. Sentosa Nature Discovery will give you an overview of the island’s ecosystems, while the Imbiah Bridge walking trail provides a gateway to the island’s lush habitats.
Capella Singapore at Sentosa Island. 1 The Knolls, Singapore 098297. +65 6591 5023.