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
Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore 7 Raffles Ave, Singapore +65 6337 8888
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
Labyrinth 8 Raffles Ave, 02-23 Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, Singapore +65 6223 4098
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
Level 33 8 Marina Boulevard 33-01, Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 1 +65 6834 3133
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
Shopping on Orchard Road
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.
1-Altitude 1 Raffles Place, One Raffles Place Shopping Mall, Singapore, +65 6438 0410
Pinnacle@Duxton 1 Cantonment Rd, Singapore, 1 800 225 5432