Aerial View of Capella Singapore | Courtesy of Capella Singapore
Sentosa, often referred to as Singapore’s offshore playground, is popular with tourists and locals alike. People flock to the city-state’s tiny island, looking for unrivalled luxury, giant theme parks and pristine stretches of beach. Here are some of the best resorts to stay at, whether you’re visiting Sentosa from the other side of the world or just enjoying a weekend staycation away from the city.
A luxurious waterfront lifestyle community | Courtesy of One 15 Marina Club
What makes ONE°15 Marinaone of the best resorts in Singapore isn’t the unparalleled opulence of the club, it’s the atmosphere that comes from being an ultra-luxurious, waterfront lifestyle community. Besides the marina facilities, ONE°°15 Marina is also determined to preserve the natural beauty of Singapore and has received repeated recognition for its commitment to environmentalism.
Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa is a sprawling retreat situated in the heart of the action at Sentosa Island; a short walk from the beaches and attractions such as Universal Studios Singapore or the SEA Aquarium. Despite its vast size and strategic location, the design of the property creates a sense of intimacy. Surrounded by trees, the peaceful Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa combines Singapore’s colonial heritage with a contemporary spin on its jungle location. Facilities include a 24-hour e-concierge service (available through your smartphone), free wi-fi throughout the property, four outdoor swimming pools and a dedicated conference and event space.
Another resort with a prime location on Sentosa, Capella Singapore is set within 30 acres of lush tropical forest, but is still within walking distance to the beach and just a short drive from Marina Bay and Orchard Road. The property boasts some of Singapore’s largest hotel rooms, including the Contemporary Manors (398 square metres) and Colonial Manors (436 square metres). Standout facilities include beautiful, cascading swimming pools; The Knolls, a modern Mediterranean restaurant; and the award-winning Auriga Spa, which snatched the title of Best Girls’ Day Out Spa in the Harper’s Bazaar Singapore Spa Awards 2016.
Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa is the only beachfront resort in Singapore that’s just a quick drive to the city centre, via the hotel’s complimentary shuttle. Ideal for families with young children, Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa organises many activities to take advantage of its proximity to the water, including kayaking and swimming. The hotel also boasts one of the largest kid’s clubs on the island, where children aged five to 12 can be left in the safe supervision of highly trained and attentive staff. While the kids are enjoying the Toots Club, parents can pamper themselves at CHI, The Spa, the hotel’s on-site wellness space.