Despite its busy streets and reputation as an urban metropolis, Singapore is home to a wealth of wellness retreat and tranquil sanctuaries where you can rest, rejuvenate, and unwind.
Whether you’re in search of a serene staycation, a mindful escape or a dive into holistic wellness, this guide has got you covered.
Hotels and Spa Retreats
Oasia Resort Sentosa
A beachside vacation is a great way to relax, but if you’re in search of more luxurious ways to pamper yourself, consider a stay at Oasia Resort Sentosa. Work up a sweat in the sauna, embrace mindfulness in the meditation lounge, and drop by Oasia Spa to indulge in a cryofacial and shiatsu massage.
Sofitel Sentosa Singapore
Lush greenery and world-class hospitality come together on the 27 acres of Sofitel Sentosa Singapore. Besides its tranquil vibes and vast garden spaces, this luxury resort also boasts a spa with a range of treatments, from hydrating facials to oyster shell powder scrubs.
Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore
Located within the grounds of the acclaimed Laguna National Golf Resort Club, Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore is an ideal destination for those looking to take it slow.
The hotel is home to Devarana Wellness, a world-class spa where you can indulge in detoxifying facials, herbal compress back massages and therapy sessions to combat insomnia.
Sanctuaries for Mind and Body
Oo La Lab
Immerse yourself in creativity and discover a whole new world of scent at Oo La Lab. The mixologists at this perfume store will help you design your very own fragrance in a hands-on workshop, as you learn about how scents harmonise, contrast, and complement each other. What better way to be mindful about your sense of smell?
XIU Nature Connections
Also known as shinrin yoku, forest bathing is a way to deepen your appreciation of both your mind and the wonders of nature. Xiu Nature Connections conducts both group and personal sessions that’ll have you meditating at green spaces like the Singapore Botanic Gardens and Gardens by the Bay.
Mindful Art Matter
Creativity and mental wellbeing intertwine at Mindful Art Matter, an art studio that merges introductory art lessons with breathing exercises. Whether you’re looking to express your inner thoughts or flex your creative muscles, this experience is bound to be fruitful.
Havens for Holistic Wellness
Trapeze Rec. Club
Located within a beautifully conserved pre-war shophouse, Trapeze Rec Club offers health and fitness activities for enthusiasts of all stripes. The holistic wellness centre’s four floors are abuzz with a range of different classes, from Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai sessions to yoga, weightlifting and calisthenics.
As its name suggests, Sphere SG takes a well-rounded approach to health and fitness. The gym focuses on small group and private training sessions so that instructors can devote more attention to each participant, and facilities include innovative equipment like infrared saunas, contrast therapy suites, and sensory deprivation tanks.
Holistic wellness takes front and centre stage at AIBI Maxwell. More than just a gym, the space is home to a range of facilities to help you achieve peak healthiness, from a restaurant serving up nutritious meals to a hydrotherapy lounge, an in-house psychologist and even headbands that track your stress levels via brain waves.
If you’re looking to unwind in the heart of the city, COMO Shambhala is the place for you. Besides its comprehensive range of yoga classes —which include forms like Iyengar, Yin and Hatha Yoga— this wellness centre also offers sports massages, physiotherapy and meditation sessions.
Located in the colourful neighbourhood of Katong/Joo Chiat, SomaHaus is an ideal spot to discover unique approaches to health and wellness. Treatments here include the world-famous Wim Hof Method — which involves immersion in cold water coupled with a disciplined breathing regime — alongside flotation therapy and specialised massages.