Out of Town: Four Luxury Retreats an Easy Drive from Singapore

Take a short ride outside of Singapore to these luxury resorts for a quick weekend getaway. After a few refreshing days at these tropical resorts, you’ll be ready to return with a spring in your step. So, pick one or more of these luxury retreats an easy drive from Singapore when planning your next vacation.

Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa Hotel


Out of Town: Four Luxury Retreats an Easy Drive from Singapore
Photo Courtesy of The Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort and Spa


The Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort and Spa brings French luxury and local cuisine in the world’s most exciting city. Set upon a cliff with panoramic views of the South China Sea, you’ll find a blend of French design and Singapore’s colonial heritage. This resort features 215 rooms and suites, four restaurants, and an award winning spa and events center. Just a short 25 minute drive from Singapore Changi Airport, it’s easy to leave the hustle and bustle of the city and escape.

All of the Sofitel Resort restaurants offer a view while you dine. LeBar’s tranquil location is the perfect place for Afternoon Tea during the day or a cocktail in the evening. Afternoon tea is complete with premium grand cru tea, Asian savory pastries, French patisseries, and chocolates. Furthermore, in the evening, you can unwind with a glass of wine, a hand-crafted cocktail, and delicious tapas and small bites.

Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa


Out of Town: Four Luxury Retreats an Easy Drive from Singapore
Photo Courtesy of Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa


Another easy escape from Singapore is the Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa. There is something for everyone at this luxury location with 140 five-star rooms, suites, villas, and a mansion. Amara’s attention to every detail provides you with the opportunity to relax and rejuvenate. You will bask in the sunlight streaming through your shutters and marvel at the peacocks roaming the grounds. In fact, each moment at Amara will bring you a moment of tranquility.

While at the resort, you’ll want to explore the gym, spa, four swimming pools, restaurant and bar all surrounded in a tropical setting. And, if you decide to head into the city, you are within minutes from Singapore’s central business and shopping districts, Universal Studios Singapore® and Sentosa’s attractions.

Villa Samadhi

Nestled away from the city life, but close enough to enjoy modern amenities, Villa Samadhi is built in the Labrador Nature Reserve, which was once an enclave of the British military. Black and white buildings are representative of Singapore’s colonial past. The twenty rooms of the Villa Samadhi are in a 1920’s black and white colonial compound. The hotel was recently renovated to bring modern conveniences to each room while keeping them furnished in colonial style. Each guest will also experience a king-sized bed, individually-controlled air conditioning, and WIFI and Bluetooth enabled speakers for maximum comfort. The spacious bathrooms feature a rain shower, wooden baths and plunge pools for total relaxation.

After a day of pampering, you’ll be able to feast on an impressive meal just a two-minute stroll from the hotel on a jungle boardwalk that leads to Tamarind Hill. The restaurant is housed in a colonial bungalow with high ceilings and is decorated with four-meter long chandeliers. You’ll have the opportunity to sample the best contemporary Thai and Shan cuisine. Their extensive wine list features over 140 bottles of wine to accompany your exquisite experience.



Out of Town: Four Luxury Retreats an Easy Drive from Singapore
Photo Courtesy of Shangri-La


Located within 15 acres of lush greenery, the Shangri-La Hotel is consistently voted as one of the best hotels in the world. You can choose from luxurious guest rooms and suites in three distinctive wings. Or you might also enjoy serviced apartments and residences in four-story villas. Here you choose your level of independence and relaxation.

The Shangri-La caters to families looking for a luxury vacation where parents enjoy pampering and children can explore their environment. Impressively, there is more than 23,000 square feet of play space. You will find an indoor zone with a music studio and also an outdoor playground with a larger than life pirate ship for the imagination to run wild. Plus, there are five themed Family Suites with an exclusive space for children to sleep and dine, with unique whimsical interiors and dream-themed beds.

Of course, grown up guests can wander in the acres of gorgeous gardens, relax poolside, or enjoy pampering at CHI, The Spa. Here you will find traditional Singapore treatments and intuitive therapists that will revitalize the body and soothe the senses.

Planning a trip?  Be sure to include one of these luxury retreats an easy drive from Singapore on your agenda.  If you like luxury getaways, you’ll enjoy reading about Luxury Hotels in Dubai.

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Out of Town: Four Luxury Retreats an Easy Drive from Singapore