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Open Ocean Tank | Courtesy of Ocean Restaurant by Cat Cora
Open Ocean Tank | Courtesy of Ocean Restaurant by Cat Cora
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A Couple's Guide to Sentosa, Singapore

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Updated: 25 January 2017
Sentosa, Singapore’s island playground, is a great place for a romantic weekend getaway, full of relaxation, pampering and romance. Here are just a few of the must-try activities for couples visiting the State of Fun.

Book into one of Singapore’s world-class hotels

Singapore boasts some of the most impressive hotels in the world. Fulfil your childhood rockstar dreams and stay at the Hard Rock Hotel Singapore, replete with vintage band memorabilia. For something a little more upscale, try the Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa, a sprawling property with luxurious amenities, just steps away from the beach and other tourist attractions. Some rooms at the Amara Sanctuary even have private plunge pools strategically located in the middle of the villa.

Hard Rock Hotel, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Resorts World Sentosa. T: +65 6577 8899

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

One Bedroom Villa | Courtesy of Amara Sanctuary Hotel
One-bedroom villa with plunge pool | Courtesy of Amara Sanctuary Hotel
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Have an underwater lunch

Plan a meal with a one-of-a-kind view at the SEA Aquarium’s Ocean Restaurant by Cat Cora. Here you’ll enjoy culinary delights by the first female Iron Chef star in Singapore, while fish, manta rays and even sharks majestically glide by the windows of this underwater restaurant. The Ocean Restaurant serves from a seasonally rotating menu of Californian-Mediterranean-inspired dishes. Be sure to try Cat Cora’s signature dish, the crispy skin barramundi with fermented black bean paste and sautéed baby vegetables, drizzled with green pepper juice. If you’re hoping to go over a weekend, the website recommends booking at least two weeks in advance, even more so if it’s around a public holiday.

8 Sentosa Gateway, S.E.A. Aquarium, Level B1M, S.E.A. Aquarium. T: +65 6577 6688

Open Ocean Tank | Courtesy of Ocean Restaurant by Cat Cora

Open ocean tank | Courtesy of Ocean Restaurant by Cat Cora

Crispy Skin Barramundi | Courtesy of Ocean Restaurant by Cat Cora

Crispy skin barramundi | Courtesy of Ocean Restaurant by Cat Cora

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Get pampered at a spa

Visit the Auriga Spa over Capella Hotel, in the heart of Sentosa and just next door to the Amara Sanctuary. With 1,115 sq metres (12,000 sq ft) of beautifully designed space, you and your partner will feel like you have the entire spa to yourself as you receive a massage and other treatments in your own private garden area. End your pampering session with a dip in the vitality pool or relax in a herbal steam bath.

1 The Knolls, Sentosa Island, Singapore. T: +65 6377 8888

Cascading Pools | Courtesy of Capella Singapore

Cascading pools | Courtesy of Capella Singapore

Spend a relaxing afternoon at the beach

Sometimes the best way to enjoy a romantic getaway is by doing absolutely nothing. Rent a pair of loungers on one of Sentosa’s three beaches and work on your tan. Palawan Beach, with its Port of Lost Wonder playground, is popular with families and young children, so it may not be the best option if you’re looking for a relaxing vibe. Siloso Beach and Tanjong Beach, on the other hand, cater to a younger crowd – here you’ll see young people sprawled comfortably on towels on the sand or drinking in the beach bars.

Tanjong Beach | © Lim Ashley/Flickr
Tanjong Beach | © Lim Ashley/Flickr
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Splurge on an unforgettable meal

Singapore made waves in the culinary world last year when two hawker stalls received a Michelin star – surely making the city-state home to the cheapest Michelin-starred meals in the entire world. But it was the Joël Robuchon Restaurant at Resorts World Sentosa that stole the show, snatching the much-coveted three-star award. Robuchon serves up a seven-course degustation menu that changes seasonally, currently featuring delicacies like beef châteaubriand and foie gras, ‘Rossini’ style with potato soufflé and port wine reduction, which requires a staggering five hours of prep time.

8 Sentosa Gateway, Hotel Michael, L1, Resorts World Sentosa. T: +65 6577 7888

Beef châteaubriand and foie gras, Rossini style with soufflé potatoes and port reduction | Courtesy of Joël Robuchon Restaurant

Beef châteaubriand and foie gras, Rossini style with potato soufflé and port reduction | Courtesy of Joël Robuchon Restaurant

Watch an epic love story unfold

At first glance, a love story between two animatronic cranes does not sound exciting, but this show is well worth watching. The two birds are each 10 storeys tall, making it the largest production of its kind in the world. Even more impressively, the Crane Dance is a multimodal performance, with colourful lights and beating hearts displayed on each crane’s giant screen, wings created from cascades of water and a triumphant firework display to finish.

The Crane Dance | © Mr. JosephW/Flickr
The Crane Dance | © Mr. JosephW/Flickr