An island tip off Peninsula Malaysia, Singapore is the world’s fourth leading financial centre and also amongst the top five busiest ports in the world. A colonial island-city-state, Singapore is filled with skyscrapers and a melting pot of cultures. It’s also a coastal city where reclaimed land have been created into beautiful mini islands. Together, let’s discover some of the best luxury beach resorts and hotels in Singapore for a quick getaway or a family staycation.
BEST LUXURY BEACH RESORTS IN SINGAPORE
One of the most popular beach destinations in Singapore is the man-made is the island of Sentosa. Lying just 500metres away from the southern coast of the main island, Sentosa has two kilometres of coastal beaches, two prestigious golf courses, Universal Studios Theme Park, luxury resorts, houses and even a casino!
There are three main beaches on Sentosa Island : Palawan Beach, Siloso Beach and Tanjong Beach. The best resorts and hotels to stay in Sentosa Island can be found close to the tranquil Palawan Beach.
THE BARRACKS HOTEL SENTOSA
If you’re looking for a hotel in Singapore that evokes colonial charm, The Barracks Hotel Sentosa is the place to be. This hotel was once a military outpost in 1904 and has now been restored to its full grandeur with most of its existing architecture in place. The Barracks Hotel Sentosa is a luxury boutique hotel that opened its doors at the end of 2019 and is fast becoming one of the top hotels to stay in Singapore.
Experience the colonial grandeur and romance as you step foot in one of the elegant 40 rooms available. Each room has been thoughtfully fitted out to transport you back to the colonial days blended with the modern amenities of this age.
Rooms on the ground level have direct access to the lap pool from the patio. There is also a rooftop pool and Day Club which is set on the highest point on Sentosa Island that’s perfect for sundowners and a day-to-night lifestyle venue. As an added bonus, The Barracks Hotel Sentosa also shares the Pool Deck with its sister properties, Village Hotel Sentosa and The Outpost Hotel. The pool deck is an elevated area offering uniquely themed pools for the whole family: Pamukkale Pool, Adventure Pool, Lazy River Pool and Children’s Play Pool.
*Photos courtesy of The Barracks Hotel Sentosa
THE AMARA SANCTUARY RESORT SENTOSA
This 121 beautifully designed guest rooms, villas and suites boutique resort is the perfect hideaway in busy Singapore. As its name suggests, The Amara Sanctuary Resort is serene, private and luxurious. Its heritage design invokes a feel of the old Singapore which is luxurious yet laidback.
Nestled within 3.5 hectares of secluded tropical gardens on the hillside of Palawan Beach, this resort blends colonial architecture, contemporary chic design and tropical landscapes all in one and the result is stunning.
With three outdoor swimming pools to choose from, the rooftop infinity pool is highly recommended. This pool overlooks the South China Sea and is strictly for adults only. Your total peace of mind is almost guaranteed here.
For spa buffs, the resort also houses the world’s first Mongolian Cultural Spa which is based on the the concept of traditional Mongolian therapies and medicine dating back 700 years ago, during the days of Genghis Khan.
Let The Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa take you to a whole new level of tranquillity. As an added bonus, this is one of Singapore’s pet-friendly beach resort. You can bring your dog for a staycation that’s guaranteed to pamper your pooch.
*Photos courtesy of The Amara Sanctuary Resorts Sentosa
Marina Bay is a bay located in the Central Area of Singapore surrounded by the perimeter of four other planning areas, the Downtown Core, Marina East, Marina South and Straits View. Marina Bay is actually built atop reclaimed land and has gained worldwide attention with its majestic buildings, tourist attractions and views. While there isn’t a direct beach access, Marina Bay is worth mentioning due to its iconic hotel.
MARINA BAY SANDS
The Marina Bay Sands is a 2500 rooms & suites opulent hotel destination. Consisting of convention halls, a world-class casino, entertainment and the best shopping and dining in the region, you practically have everything at your finger tips here. The three 55-floor towers are certainly a sight to behold from near and far.
However, the Sands Sky Park is why SunStyleFiles is featuring this extravagant hotel. Situated 200m in the sky atop the rooftop of the hotel, this rooftop paradise has the most spectacular view of Singapore city and has the world’s highest and longest infinity pool at 150m long.
With super-comfy deck chairs and sunbeds submerged in water, the Sky Park is probably the best place to top up on your tan, chowing on award-winning food and watching the sun set over the skyline of the city. There is a section of the pool blocked off for adults only and a children’s wading pool. Swimming at the Sands Sky Park will certainly be an experience of a lifetime.
This architectural masterpiece is worth checking out and is truly a place to see and be seen. There is something for everyone at the Marina Bay Sands Singapore.
*Pictures courtesy of MBS
These top beach resorts and hotels in Singapore have been selected for its luxury but they do come with a high price point. If you’re on a budget and only wish to visit Sentosa Island and Marina Bay Sands for a day, why not check out one of the more well-known local hotel chains that offer affordable rates and clean rooms at Hotel 81.