10 Best Spas in Singapore for a day of pampering and relaxation

Everybody deserves a little pampering now and again, especially when you are on holiday and have the time to indulge in a little ‘me’ time. Singapore boasts some fabulous spas, both within the city’s five star hotels, and independent day spas.


Our top three choices are all located on Sentosa, Singapore’s ‘Pleasure Island’. Top of the list is ESPA’s Asian flagship spa, which is set in 10,000 square meters of lush tropical grounds within Resorts World Sentosa. This pampering paradise features Singapore’s first authentic Turkish Hammam, a Japanese onsen, and various indoor and outdoor heat and water experiences, including vitality pools fitted with air and water massage jets, icy plunge pools, crystal steam rooms and rock saunas.


Also on Sentosa you will find the Auriga Spa at the Capella Singapore, with its extensive hot and cold wet facilities; and tropical garden favorite Spa Botanica at The Sentosa, complete with outdoor mud pools, waterfalls and vitality pools. 


The city center hotels are not to be outdone, with the Banyan Tree Spa at Marina Bay Sands boasting spectacular views from its treatment rooms on the 55th floor of this iconic building, while The Spa at the Mandarin Oriental and Remède Spa at the St Regis also provide tranquil sanctuaries in the heart of the bustling city.


Also within the city center, you will find several independent day spas, all boasting unique pampering experiences. Check out Spa Boutique in its tropical garden setting, Ikeda Spa, Singapore’s first Japanese luxury day spa, the luxurious Estheva Spa at Raffles Hotel shopping arcade, and Singapore’s homegrown beauty success story, Spa Esprit. 



Spa Esprit is one of Singapore's most successful homegrown beauty brands, providing unique aromatherapy-inspired beauty treatments and products since 1996. Using therapeutic grade essential oils, Spa Esprit has cultivated four distinct blends to...  Read More



Ikeda Spa is Singapore's first luxury Japanese Day Spa. Embodying the spirit of Omotenashi (the Japanese spirit of hospitality), guests are greeted by a nakai-san (personal assistant) and shown to the Tatami Zen Area, a relaxation lounge with...  Read More



The Spa at Mandarin Oriental provides a tranquil sanctuary in the heart of the bustling city. Located within one of Singapore's best five-star hotels, the spa's six treatment rooms include two couples' suites and a spacious VIP suite, while...  Read More



Tucked away in a traditional black-and-white house not far from Orchard Road, Spa Boutique is a little oasis of pampering and wellness, its tropical garden setting belying its location in the heart of the city. Highlights include the Raindrop...  Read More



Estheva Spa is located within the shopping arcade of the world-famous Raffles Hotel. This multiple award-winning spa is a favorite among local 'ladies who lunch' and been awarded Top Luxury Day Spa by Singapore Tatler from 2006-2012. Taking its...  Read More



The Remède Spa at the St. Regis Singapore is located in the heart of Orchard Road and promises to deliver an exceedingly decadent pampering and relaxation experience. Luxurious bespoke touches include personal iPods, exotic teas, chilled...  Read More



Boasting spectacular views from its location on the 55th floor of the iconic Marina Bay Sands hotel, Singapore's first Banyan Tree Spa is a sophisticated urban spa with the Asian-inspired relaxed feel of a Banyan Tree resort. Signature...  Read More



The Auriga Spa is located within Sentosa's finest resort, the Capella Singapore. Auriga's signature treatments have been designed to reflect the varying energies of the lunar cycle, with each treatment dedicated to a particular phase of the...  Read More



Spa Botanica is one of Singapore's best spas, set within the lush tropical grounds of the Sentosa Resort. Spa Botanica's extensive outdoor spa garden facilities are the perfect place to relax and unwind before and after treatments, and include...  Read More



ESPA's Asian flagship spa is set in 10,000 square meters of lush tropical grounds within Resorts World Sentosa. The landscaped gardens, pools and ponds are set against a backdrop of sea views and jungle covered hillsides, with the grounds dotted...  Read More


Meet Marianne Rogerson

Marianne is a freelance travel writer, who has lived in Singapore for six years. She is the author of a travel guidebook to Singapore and has written about Singapore for a range of...  More About Marianne