7 Reasons to Spend Your Honeymoon in Singapore

The view from 1-Altitude | © soeperbaby/Flickr
The view from 1-Altitude | © soeperbaby/Flickr
Photo of Prianka Ghosh
15 October 2018

It’s true to say that Singapore does have options for budget travellers, but if you’re spending your honeymoon in the island, you’ll definitely need the dough to bankroll it. If your wallet will allow, Singapore is a great place to spend a unique honeymoon and you’re guaranteed an amazing time.

Beautiful hotels

Singapore boasts some seriously beautiful hotels. Over on Sentosa Island, check out Amara Sanctuary Resort or Capella Singapore. The Amara Sanctuary Resort is a sprawling luxury resort located in the centre of Sentosa Island while at the same time being designed to create a sense of intimacy for the guests. Some rooms at the Amara Sanctuary Hotel even have private plunge pools located in the middle of the villa! For lovebirds who prefer to stay in the city, check out the ultra romantic Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore where many of the rooms have large two-person bathtubs with panoramic views of Marina Bay.

Amara Sanctuary Resort 1 Larkhill Road, Sentosa Island, +65 6825 3888

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Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore 7 Raffles Ave, Singapore +65 6337 8888

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Amara Villa One at a Glance | Courtesy of Amara Sanctuary Resort

World class restaurants

Singapore is home to world class restaurants serving up every type of cuisine on the planet. A few years ago, celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay tried his hand competing against local chefs for the title of Hawker Hero and restaurants across the island have recently been recognised by the Michelin Guide. Singapore is now home to the world’s cheapest Michelin star, Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle, proving once and for all that the quality of the food matters more than how luxurious the restaurant’s linens are. If you’re looking for a more traditional fine dining establishment, skip the celebrity chefs and try Labyrinth or Candlenut, both of which are helmed by local chefs.

Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle 78 Smith St, Singapore

Candlenut 17 Dempsey Rd, Singapore 1 800 304 2288

Fancy cocktails and craft beers

Singapore has one of the best cocktail scenes in the world. Last year, Singapore’s 28HKS took the award for the best bar in Asia from The World’s 50 Best Bars Asia edition. Hidden behind a nondescript curtain, this place has the feel of a speakeasy and the cocktails are exquisite. For craft beer lovers, head to Level 33, the world’s highest craft brewery and try a few of their brews while overlooking the Marina.

28HKS 28 Hongkong St, Singapore +65 8318 0328

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Gardens by the Bay and The Singapore Botanical Gardens

With both of these parks open until late at night, they provide the perfect backdrop for a romantic stroll. Wander around The Singapore Botanical Gardens on a Saturday and you’ll see newly engaged couples dressed for their wedding and engagement photographs. The sprawling gardens cover 82 hectares of this small island so there are many opportunities to find a private sanctuary with your partner. Gardens by the Bay is much smaller but looks magical at night after the lights have come on in the Supertree Grove.

The Singapore Botanical Gardens 1 Cluny Rd, Singapore, +65 6471 7138

Supertree Grove, Gardens by the Bay | © Budiman Salleh/WikiCommons

Tandem cycling at East Coast Park

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What better way to show off your newlywed status than taking selfies riding a tandem bike together? Rental shops along East Coast offer a choice of tandem, quad and regular bicycles. Renting a bike is the best way to see the 15 km of pathways that meander across the waterfront and around the park.

Shopping on Orchard Road

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ION Orchard Shopping Centre on Orchard Road
ION Orchard Shopping Centre on Orchard Road | © chensiyuan / WikiCommons
Not the most romantic activity, but this 2 km stretch is home to over 2 dozen malls selling everything from high-end luxury goods from Louis Vuitton and Cartier to bargain electronics and clothing from Lucky Plaza. Singapore is often plagued by inclement weather in the afternoons but Orchard Road has solved this issue for shoppers by building a system of underground walkways that connect most of the malls.

Sunsets and cityscapes

Forget the done-to-death honeymoon beach sunsets and take advantage of Singapore’s rooftop scene. Head to 1-Altitude, the world’s highest alfresco bar which offers unparalleled views of the sun setting into the South China Sea. If you’re looking for somewhere with a more relaxed vibe, head to the Pinnacle@Duxton which has a skybridge open to the public on the 55th floor. The bridge, spanning across all 7 towers of the public housing complex, gives stunning views of most of the island.

Pinnacle@Duxton 1 Cantonment Rd, Singapore, 1 800 225 5432

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