Some of the most pampering spa retreats aren’t in the glitzy hotels and happening malls, but right at your doorstep – and here’s the proof.
1. Aramsa The Garden Spa
Nestled amidst the lush, verdant greenery of Bishan park, Aramsa draws from the therapeutic power of nature, even infusing natural remedies with botanical extracts into their treatments.
Treat yourself to the signature Garden Package — an oil prep, orchid salt exfoliation, a Shiatsu massage, and finish with a soak in a therapeautic herbal infused bath.
Bishan Park 2, 1328 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
2. The Spa-Lon
This chain of spas, with outlets in heartlands like Bedok, Farrer Park and Choa Chu Kang, specialises in ATP38.
ATP stands for Adenosine Triphosphate, which refers to the energy used by our body’s cells.
In human English, the treatment involves a revolutionary device and concept from Switzerland that is said to stimulate our body’s ability to regenerate and repair itself using light, and improve our skin condition.
3. The Ultimate Resort Spa
Its name promises a lot, and The Ultimate Spa Resort delivers.
The laidback resort appeal that frames your rejuvenating spa experiences is what first wins your heart; choose from hundreds (we’re not kidding!) of treatments, from facials to slimming wraps to body massages and traditional Asian remedies.
Or, a couple spa package in the standalone couple pavilions on the tropical hillside only costs $198 per couple!
Level 5, Block D, Civil Service Club, 91 Bukit Batok West Ave 2
4. Masego The Safari Spa
The what spa?
Earthy hues colour the encampment of canopied tents at this safari-themed spa, while the gentle humming of tropical birds lulls you into a state of tranquility.
After something unconventional? Try Cleopatra’s sandbath detox therapy, a 60-minute treatment involving a body wrap, a warm sand bath and a relaxing massage.
Level 3, Leisure Wing, SAFRA Jurong, 333 Boon Lay Way
5. Frangipani Wellness Spa
Describe it as painfully pleasurable or pleasurably painful — either way, this women-only spa does a mean traditional Javanese full body massage.
They also specialise in waxing services and henna art.
18a Baghdad Street
6. Spa Aperial
Using award-winning premium Babor Stemcell treatments and products from Germany, try this spa’s signature Babor Stemcell Anti-Oxidant 3x Moist Facial, which replenishes your skin’s reservoirs of vitamin C and moisture for a long-lasting, silky-smooth effect.
It’s “suitable for all skin types, especially summer-lovers” — and it’s summer all year round in sunny Singapore.
#01-11, Vibes @ East Coast, 308 Telok Kurau Road
7. Nimble Knead
Nimble Knead sports an upbeat ambience rather than a relaxing one — this inspirational spa in a conserved shophouse is decked out in an industrial look complete with steel shipping containers and wooden crates, and laced with greens that add a touch of zen.
Imbibe the energy of this spa with its playfully named massage treatments, from Swede and Sassy (Swedish massage) to Tuinasaurus.
#01-28, 66 Eng Watt Street
8. Spa Retreat
Sat in Singapore’s heritage district, Spa Retreat combines European cutting-edge expertise with Asian-style therapies, with Japanese-style onsens (hot spring baths), plunge pools, a reflexology water walk and opulent treatment suits to soothe your tired soul.
The namesake Spa Retreat package is a 3 hour 45 minute pampering sesh beginning with a fusion stone therapy massage couple with a relaxing aromatic facial, a vital eye treatment, and the signature hydrating feet or hand treatment.
One Farrer Hotel & Spa, 1 Farrer Park Station Road
Text: Pinky Chng/The Finder