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For the weary traveler – perhaps tired from hiking the Southern Ridges or ziplining on Sentosa – there comes a time when one needs to lay face down and get their pamper on. As one might expect from the famed first-class facilities found in every corner of Singapore, this city has some of the finest wellness options in Southeast Asia. The Lion City, in short, knows how to pamper.

Ritz-Carlton Spa

You can get your own private cellist to play while you get a body massage at the Ritz-Carlton Spa in Singapore. You read that right: a cellist plays the cello while you get a massage. It doesn’t get much more luxurious than that.

Indeed, the Ritz-Carlton’s unparalleled reputation for luxury is upped yet another notch to compete with the opulent spa options in Singapore. The highlights of the Ritz-Carlton Spa experiences, include, of course, the Spa Suite Cello Concerto, but also the 90 minute Timeless Indulgence for an exclusive La Mer Miracle Broth Facial for skin regeneration that includes a personalized facial treatment. More technically-minded spa-goers can opt for the Educational Spa Masterclass, where therapists massage the brain as well as the body for a minimum three-hour pampering marathon where you can learn to massage like a pro.  

Banyan Tree Spa Marina Bay Sands

Standing 55-storeys high, the Banyan Tree Spa Marina Bay Sands is a wellness oasis in the clouds, an award-winning spa that prides itself on experienced and trained therapists. Private rooms designed with warm, relaxing tones await in a spa that is also surrounded by a lush oriental-inspired garden, complete with the calming sounds of trickling water.

Located in Tower 1 of the world famous Marina Bay Sands, the Banyan Tree Spa offers spa-goers a luxury experience from the moment they arrive, starting with an allocated 30 minutes of calm where guests can step into a warm foot bath to set their mind on a path to relaxation.

After the treatment, enjoy traditional Asian flavors of hot tea. Spa packages are offered seasonally and patrons are urged to inquire on available packages prior to their arrival as reservations are highly recommended.

Remède Spa St. Regis

ABOVE: Treatment room at the St. Regis spa in Singapore.

The Remède Spa St. Regis in Singapore offers customized treatments for those with specific relaxation needs and package deals that change monthly. With exclusive treatments that highlight the use of water, the Remède Spa at St. Regis mixes old-world traditions with modern luxury. Boasting a eucalyptus-scented steam chamber, an aqua reflexology footpath, and a spa garden, guests are welcome to enjoy traditional treatments such as manicures, pedicures, and facials, in addition to or in place of any package.

The spa’s signature treatments include the Signature Black Soap and Rassoul Hammam Ritual, with a focus on jade rejuvenation in the Signature Warm Jade Stone Massage and the Signature Cooling Jade facial.

Auriga Spa at Capella

ABOVE: Auriga Spa relaxation lounge. 

Celebrating nine years in operation, the Auriga Spa at Capella leans on the vision of health and wellness with all natural and organic ingredients for its treatments. One of the finest spas in Singapore, the Auriga Spa at Capella has received the Forbes-Five Star award in recognition of the spa’s use of all natural, indigenous ingredients.

ABOVE: Vitality pool at Auriga Spa.

The private rooms are spacious and the wet rooms allow for both hot and cold water treatments. With treatments tending to pregnant woman, children, as well as honeymooners, the Auriga Spa has a diverse array of options. After their pampering, guests can even indulge in calming sound wave lounge chairs while enjoying a beverage.

The Spa at Mandarin Oriental

With four private booths, two couple suites, and a private concierge, The Spa at Mandarin Oriental aims for tranquility in the overall spa experience. With treatments such as the Fragrant Pearl lasting 150 minutes (others can last up to three hours), it’s next to impossible for guests to leave the massage room not feeling relaxed.

ABOVE: Spa suite at the Mandarin Oriental.

Guests hoping for a private consultation prior to deciding on a treatment can do so with the spa concierge and should arrive no less than 45 minutes prior to the reserved time.

His and hers shower and change rooms are offered, as is a community lounging area for guests to relax before or after receiving a world-class treatment with highly trained staff. The beauty section of the spa offers traditional mani-pedi combinations, as well as full facials.

Indeed, there are few facets to Singapore’s Mandarin Oriental that aren’t recommended, from the luxury rooms to the dining.

ESPA

Located in the Resorts World Sentosa, the ESPA sits on 10,000 square meters of land covered with greenery. Ponds littered with waterlilies, tall bamboo shoots, and smooth rocks tie this heavenly space together.

This flagship location offers a Turkish hammam, crystal steam rooms, and vitality pools, and signature treatments are designed to balance the mind and body. 

The Garden Suites and Beach Villas of ESPA are designed as stand-alone spas within the ESPA grounds, featuring a changing room, lounge, and relaxation space. These suites are available for a minimum of three hours.