Top Ten Resorts in Singapore for relaxation, rejuvenation and pampering

Singapore boasts several five star resorts, marrying luxury accommodation with leisure facilities such as swimming pool, tennis courts, multiple dining options and spa facilities. The beach front of Sentosa Island has several resorts to check out, while even the city center hotels boast resort-style facilities, meaning you don’t need to sacrifice location in your quest for leisure and relaxation. 


Sentosa Island, with its sandy beaches and family-friendly attractions, is the obvious area for a concentration of resorts. Leading the pack is the stunning Norman Foster designed Capella Singapore. All of its rooms and villas boast sea views, while its cascading swimming pool set amongst the rainforest is the ideal place to relax and unwind. For ultimate pampering, the Capella is also home to one of the best spas in Singapore.


Also lining the beachfront of Sentosa Island, you will find the luxurious Sentosa Resort, with its award-winning outdoor spa, and the family-friendly Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa Resort. Away from the beach is the mega-resort Resorts World Sentosa complex, where you will find the Universal Studios theme park, theatre, 24 hour casino, luxury shopping arcade and numerous bars and restaurants, in addition to six hotels. Two of the hotels are found on our list here – art lovers choice Hotel Michael, and rockstar favorite, the Hard Rock Hotel.


Within the city center, the Shangri-La tropical garden setting and extensive leisure facilities belies its location just a stone’s throw from Orchard Road. The company’s flagship hotel boasts beautifully landscaped gardens, complete with koi ponds and waterfalls, a large free-form swimming pool and four floodlit tennis courts. Across town the Marina Bay Sands complex comes complete with rooftop swimming pool, large luxury shopping mall, casino, theatre and numerous restaurants, meaning you need never leave the premises.

Four Seasons Hotel Singapore


The Four Seasons hotel is a fine example of understated luxury. A 1,500-piece collection of original Asian artwork is featured throughout the hotel public areas and within the 255 guestrooms and suites. The hotel features two fine-dining...  Read More

The Fullerton Hotel Singapore


The Fullerton Hotel is one of Singapore's best-loved hotels. The stunning colonial building was completed in 1928, and was named after Robert Fullerton, the first Governor of the Straits Settlements. The Fullerton Building used to house the...  Read More

Raffles Singapore


Raffles Hotel, Singapore's "Grand Dame", remains the city's most famous landmark despite the astonishing rate of development and modernisation of Singapore. While tourists flock here in their hundreds to sample a Singapore Sling in the hotel's...  Read More

Resorts World Sentosa - Hard Rock Hotel


The Hard Rock Hotel in Singapore is located in the heart of the Resorts World Sentosa complex, making it ideal for families and those looking for a good time holiday. The contemporary rooms and suites are decked out with unique modern...  Read More

Hotel Michael


Hotel Michael within the Resorts World Sentosa complex is a must for art lovers. A tribute to one of America's greatest contemporary architects, Michael Graves, entering Hotel Michael is like stepping into an art gallery. Every aspect of this...  Read More

Shangri-La's Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa


The Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa Resort is Singapore's only truly beachfront resort and is ideal for a family holiday. Facilities include a 24-hour gym and one of the largest freeform swimming pools in Singapore, featuring a children's pool complete...  Read More

Marina Bay Sands


The Marina Bay Sands hotel cannot be missed, hogging Singapore's skyline with its three grand 55-storey towers and boat-like roof structure that presides over the Marina Bay area. The three staggering hotel towers house 2,500 guestrooms and...  Read More

Shangri-La Hotel Singapore


Despite its proximity to Orchard Road, the Shangri-La Hotel provides a little oasis of calm, its beautifully landscaped gardens, complete with koi ponds and waterfalls, setting this resort apart from its neighboring rivals. The 747 guestrooms...  Read More

Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa


Set atop a cliff amongst 27 acres of tropical rainforest on Sentosa Island, The Sentosa Resort & Spa is a tranquil haven boasting views out over the South China Sea. A range of plush contemporary rooms and suites are available, or spoil...  Read More

The Club Residences by Capella Singapore


The spectacular Capella hotel in the heart of Sentosa Island is one of Singapore's most luxurious resorts. Designed by renowned British architecture firm Foster + Partners, this exclusive resort combines the best of old and new Singapore,...  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