BEST COUPLE’S SPA
HONEY MOON SPA
$999 for 240 minutes, Auriga Spa at Capella Singapore
Offering up four hours of pampering for you and your partner, this romantic respite starts off with a lusciously fragrant (think honey and rose) body scrub and wrap, and a deeply relaxing hair and scalp treatment. Further easing you into a pampered state is a head-to-toe massage of your choice, followed by a honey-and-jasmine face mask. A lavish Mandi Safar bath of perfumed water, rose, sandalwood oil and buttermilk end things on an idyllic note. Post-spa, enjoy drinks and tapas at Bob’s Bar.
BEST MOTHER-DAUGHTER SPA
$125 for 135 minutes, Shugar Prestige Want a girls’ day out with your precious princess?
This mani-pedi session is just what you’re looking for. Sit back and relax in a massage chair with your child right beside you in her own mini-me version, which comes equipped with entertainment loaded on a tablet to keep her in her seat. Take your pick between regular and gelish lacquers, and relish the quality time spent with your little one while she also gets treated to the Little Princess Treatment, which uses nail polishes that are safe for kids.
BEST RELAXING TOP-TO-TOE
EXPERIENCE ARGAN OIL AND ALUM STONE FACE AND BODY RITUAL
$399 for 120 minutes, Remède Spa at The St. Regis Singapore
Formulated with sensorial cleansing and sensuous skin in mind, this deeply purifying ritual kicks off with a body massage using an alum stone, a potassium-rich mineral with revitalising and exfoliating properties. The face is then nicely cleansed and pampered with a mask of nourishing honey and royal jelly. Wrapping things up is a relaxing, deep-tissue massage using precious argan oil.
BEST SPA-RTY EXPERIENCE
HEN PARTY RETREAT
$280 per guest for 165 minutes, ESPA at Resorts World Sentosa
Celebrate your last days as a single lady with a spa-rty for your girls. This experience pampers with a 60-minute bespoke massage or facial, a 30-minute body scrub or shoulder, scalp or foot massage, and full access to the spa’s facilities. Nestled amid lush greenery, the onsen-style pools, in particular, make for great photo ops. Beware though: You'll want to linger in them, (no) thanks to the soothing mineralised water heated to a comfortable 40 to 42 deg C, but we say a 10-to-15-minute dip is good enough. After all, there are other spaces to indulge in indoors, such as the bright and airy Rock Sauna, the Crystal Steam Room (with strategically placed amethyst crystals, known for their healing and balancing properties) and the Sleep Zone. When you’re all blissed out, head to in-house restaurant Tangerine for a two-course meal of healthy, wholesome cuisine... with bubbly, of course.
MOST LUXURIOUS DAY SPA EXPERIENCE
$260 for 90 minutes, Chi, The Spa at Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore
Perfect for those well-deserved “treat yourself” moments, this escape in the heart of the city lets you select any full-body treatment to indulge in for 90 minutes—such as the Signature Asian Blend Massage and the Healing Himalayan Hot Salt Stone massage. When all the stress has been taken out of your body, head to the hotel’s The Lobby Lounge, where the decadence continues with a three-tiered local afternoon tea of delightful Peranakan flavours. Whoever said you can’t have your cake and eat it too obviously hasn’t experienced this.
"Radio frequency (RF) is what you need for firmer skin and more sculpted contours. A specialised machine generates a small electromagnetic field, which creates RF, and delivers it deep into the skin, where it heats the skin tissue to kick-start collagen production as well as reduce fat cells."
BEST DEEP-TISSUE MASSAGE
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
$375 for 90 minutes, Banyan Tree Spa at Marina Bay Sands
Knead away the stress and kinks in your body in an ultra-relaxing environment, tucked away in a cosy room with a bird’s-eye view of the bay area. A foot wash and scrub starts you off, before the masseuse begins the massage proper, using intensive strokes that work to loosen and relax your muscles. There’s even a heat pad that drapes over your shoulders and tummy while you’re resting on your front or back respectively, which helps to enhance the effects of the massage.
BEST DETOX EXPERIENCE
$558 for 240 minutes, Auriga Spa at Capella Singapore
Embark on a rejuvenating wellness journey at Auriga Spa, tucked away in the lush Capella Singapore. This ritual fuses multiple steps— think dry body brushing, a Sicilian lemon, seaweed and eucalyptus body scrub, and a deep-tissue massage with juniper and fennel oil—aimed at encouraging lymphatic drainage to help remove excess fluids, toxins and wastes from the body. This in turn can reduce cellulite as well as improve overall circulation and the flow of qi. Once skin is softened, toned and renewed, a rose crystal acupressure facial relaxes tension in the face. A healthy meal at The Knolls brings the experience to a sweet end.
BEST DETOXIFYING BODY CLEANSE
BLACK SOAP AND RASSOUL HAMMAM RITUAL
$325 for 90 minutes, Remède Spa at The St. Regis Singapore
An ultra-luxurious cleansing ritual, this hammam treatment starts off with a steaming session. While you relax on an infrared-heated marble “bed”, with a steady stream of warm water cascading from multiple Vichy showers, an exfoliating scrub with black soap and purifying Rassoul clay commences. This is followed by a face-and-scalp massage using argan oil, leaving your skin satiny smooth. You’ll walk out feeling completely revitalised, we promise.
BEST FAT-BUSTING TREATMENT
From $200 for 30 minutes, Dr Kevin Chua Medical & Aesthetics
Looking to lose those last few stubborn inches? The technology powering ReduStim is exactly the thing to target the subcutaneous fat right beneath the skin. Treatment is as comfortable as can be: All you need to do is don a special suit (worn over your clothes) connected to the machine, which generates electromagnetic energy to break down the fat surrounding the muscles and vital organs, while spurring lymphatic drainage so as to flush out toxins and reduce water retention.
BEST ORGANIC EXPERIENCE
RAFFLES SIGNATURE GEMSTONE MASSAGE
$385 for 90 minutes, Raffles Spa at Raffles Hotel Singapore
Once you’ve luxuriated in Raffles Spa’s thermal facilities and sipped on its welcome drink of gemstone-infused water, let the massage take you to a whole new level of relaxation and healing. Tapping the natural skin-loving properties of precious stones such as rose quartz, amber and ruby, the sensorial experience uses crystalinfused, cold-pressed organic botanical oils by ISUN for a soothing rub-down that lulls you into a deep sense of calm while easing away muscle tension.
BEST RELAXING MASSAGE
THE ULTIMATE AROMATHERAPY EXPERIENCE
$160 for 60 minutes, The Fullerton Spa at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
Take your pick from 13 signature aromatic oils that best caters to your emotional and physical needs, which your therapist will then work into your body from head to toe using carefully applied strokes that fuse Eastern and Western massage techniques. This stimulates the nervous system and relieves tension in the muscles, at the same time improving lymphatic drainage to encourage healthy circulation.