When you think of travel in Singapore, spas are unlikely to be one of first things that come into your mind. Compared to other Southeast Asian destinations, Singapore is definitely one of the priciest, if not the priciest place to be. But here in the Lion City, “you get what you pay for” rings especially true.

These places are not your average or typical spas, so if you’re looking to splurge on yourself for a special occasion – you are at the right place. These places will make you feel like royalty and transport you to a realm of bliss.

Spa Rael

Spa Rael at Goodwood Park Hotel

With two outlets in Singapore, you can choose between a garden escape at the five-star Goodwood Park Hotel or a waterfront extravagance at ONE°15 Marina Club. Drawing on ancient rituals with modern day technology and touches, Spa Rael offer a treatment menu of therapies that calm, heal, restore and recharge your energy. Using the award-winning Natura Bissé line, you can be assured that the products are of top quality – celebs such as Keira Knightley and Kate Hudson are treated to their treatments before strutting down the red carpet!

Spa Rael at ONE°15 Marina Club

Remède Spa

Remède’s first outlet in Southeast Asia is bound to have you feeling like a royalty. Weaving in hot and cold therapies, unique state-of-the-art features such as Ice Fountains, Eucalyptus Scented Steam Chambers and Cedarwood Finnish Saunas boost the circulatory and immune systems, stimulates metabolism and flush out toxins. Apart from their face and body treatments, the spa also boasts the Pedi:Mani:Cure Studio by Bastien Gonzalez, world-renowned French Podiatrist. Decadent is almost an understatement here!

ESPA

Boasting a 10,000 square metre leisure environment, ESPA at Resorts World Sentosa is an oasis of tranquility. The generous space reflect verdant forests and picturesque sea views with garden spa suites, beach villa suites and luxurious treatment pavilions. With a 60-minute face or body treatment, guests will get to enjoy complimentary use of their Crystal Steam Rooms, Rock Saunas, Ice Fountains, Outdoor Vitality Pools and more! ESPA also offers day retreats from 10 am to 4 pm which feature wellness, spa, beauty and fitness programmes. Want to stick around for longer? Go for their lifestyle retreats complete with one to three-night stays.

g.spa

Housed in an old building on Guillemard Road, g.spa might not look like much on the outside, but it’s what on the inside that truly counts. As the largest indoor spa in Singapore, g.spa operates 24 hours, seven days a week! Just got off a long flight in the middle of night? No worries, your tired muscles will be able to find relief at anytime. Facilities include a hot pool (plus cold pool in the men’s locker room), sauna, steam room, gym and free wifi. g.spa also offers guests with something different from other local spas – all-day all-you-can-eat buffet! Definitely well-worth the S$68 entrance fee.

Ikeda Spa

Trust the Japanese to know their stuff about quality and top notch service. Founded in 2009, Ikeda Spa is the first Japanese spa in Singapore. Now you can have an onsen experience in Bukit Timah or Clarke Quay without dropping hundreds of dollars to travel to the Land of the Rising Sun! Their Hinoki Onsen Bath, built with cypress wood and enriched with healing minerals is the first of its kind in Singapore. Inspired by the traditional ryokan, everything about Ikeda aims to bring Japan to you.

Heavenly Spa

Find a little piece of heaven at Heavenly Spa. With such an ethereal name, it’s easy to imagine how soothing its ambience is. Sitting at 35 storeys above ground at The Westin Singapore, you will be treated to spectacular views of Chinatown and Marina Bay as your tension melts away. All guests are welcome to indulge in their Experience Shower, Aromatherapy Steam Bath and Whirlpool facilities. The treatments at Heavenly Spa aim to rejuvenate the body, enrich the mind and soothe the spirit – you’ll be heading to your next destination with a spring in your step.

Auriga Spa

Nestled in the lush greenery of Sentosa, Auriga Spa promotes health and wellness using only organic and natural products. Here, you are not only pampered. By embracing regional customs, native cultures and authentic healing practices with latest contemporary findings, you can rest assured that you are in good hands (literally). Auriga’s four signature treatments is designed to reflect varying energies of the lunar cycle – New, Full, Waxing and Waning. Each treatment is only offered when it corresponds to the moon’s particular stage so as bring about a profound experience for the guest.

So SPA

With its tropical plants and sound of waterfalls, you might be fooled into thinking that you’re on an exotic island when you step into So SPA. Previously known as Spa Botanica, the former barracks of a British military complex now houses the award-winning spa. With an outdoor lap pool, cascading waterfalls at the Float Pool, along with the highlight that is the Mud Pool, it’s not hard to see why So SPA’s facilities are highly raved about by both locals and tourists alike. The Rhassoul Clay mud in the Mud Pool can only be found beneath the Moroccan Atlas Mountains and is known for its detoxifying benefits. Ladies who want to enjoy the facilities in privacy will also be pleased to know that there is a private ladies-only area.

Banyan Tree Spa

There’s no way to talk about spas in Singapore without mentioning Banyan Tree. The good folks over here definitely know their stuff when it comes to the ultimate spa experience. Drawing on ancient Asian healing traditions, Banyan Tree Spa offers first-class treatments for complete physical, mental and spiritual rejuvenation. Overlooking Singapore’s skyline on the 55th floor of the swanky Marina Bay Sands, prices might lean towards the steeper end, but fans of the renowned brand will tell you it’s well worth the price!

Damai Spa & Fitness Centre

“Damai” stands for peace in Indonesian. Even though the spa and fitness centre is nestled in the heart of Orchard Road, you will find complete serenity as you step into this spacious and welcoming space in Grand Hyatt Singapore. Inspired by the local lifestyle and multicultural experience, Damai incorporates Chinese, Malay, Indian and European techniques in their range of therapeutic body and beauty treatments. After your treatment, indulge in their luxurious facilities such as hot and cold plunge pools, steam rooms and sauna.