No luxury trip through Asia is complete without a stop in Singapore. This island city-state off of the tip of Malaysia’s southern peninsula, has a tropical climate and multicultural population while operating as a global financial center and an exciting luxury travel destination.
Marina Bay Sands
This striking and enormous resort set in three ultra-modern high-rises features a luxury hotel with every accommodation from standard rooms to family rooms and one- to four-bedroom suites. With bars, restaurants, a full-service spa, and a full gym, you may not want to leave the Marina Bay Sands resort. However, after a visit to the Sky Park, which features a stunning infinity pool with sweeping city views, you’ll be sure to spot some areas you won’t be able to resist exploring.
Touted as the “cheapest Michelin meal in the world”, Chef/owner Chan Hon Meng has made his Chinatown food stall one of the most popular restaurants in Singapore. The Michelin-star rating is well-earned and well-deserved as the droves of customers will attest. While this is not our usual Michelin-star recommendation, once you’re there, you’ll understand why we were compelled to include it.
While most visitors head to Clarke Quay for some karaoke nightlife, you’re better off visiting the club that locals frequent as well as those in the know, Cherry Discotheque. The club is described as “FUN FUN FUN” and the “best kept secret”, what more could you want? A sexy, mysterious club with the promise of a great time. You can see a preview of what is in store by scrolling through their photos on Facebook.
While your hotel will have its own spa, a visit to Spa Esprit will rejuvenate your body and soul, especially if you’ve waited in line at Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle or spent an evening at Cherry Discotheque. Featuring customized blend products that they produce on site and a full range of facials and massages. Spa Esprit will take you to a whole new level of relaxation leaving you feeling refreshed and ready to keep going!
Finally, you can’t go on a luxury vacation without taking the time for a luxury shopping spree. You’ll find everything you can imagine on Orchard Road, Asia’s most famous shopping street, sometimes referred to most simply as Orchard. There’s always something exciting happening at Orchard, from daily and weekly events on the smaller scale to large-scale fashion events and concerts. Some of the best shopping imaginable will also be at your fingertips. You should start with the architectural wonder, ION Orchard as you enter the end of Orchard Road, then work your way through some familiar and not-so-familiar shops full of the latest fashion, accessories, and souvenirs. You’ll encounter shop after shop after shop and be able to go as long as your feet will carry you!
The reasons to visit Singapore are endless while the luxury options are plentiful. So have you already been to Singapore? Share some of your favorite luxury experiences with us. For more spa inspiration for your next vacation, see the rest of our ideas for spa getaways.