Formerly the Beaufort Hotel, French hotel giant Accor acquired and upgraded the sprawling property, unveiling it as the 5-star Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa. Here the colonial architecture blends seamlessly with lush gardens and water features, creating an undulating relaxing environment. There are many tranquil areas to sit and simply take in the peaceful surroundings or delve deep into the meaning of life.
Bonus: Sit with your feet in the complimentary fish spa. Yep, that’s what we said.
We had the pleasure of cosying up in a Luxury Room and found every square inch designed to fabulous contemporary comfort and French sophistication. We loved the comfy signature Sofitel MyBeds bed and pillow menu, Lanvin toiletries, Illy coffee machine and quirky art pieces. The Luxury room is one of seven room categories in this 215-room resort, progressing upwards to suites and villas.
At 33 metres, the swimming pool is huge! Framed by frangipanis, palms and raintrees, it’s the perfect respite on a hot day. And the resort’s inflatable swans are great fun for kids and adults alike. Yes, there is a pool bar.
#4 Sun & Snack
A quick downhill stroll on the wooden boardwalk will take you to Tanjong Beach, where you can work on your tan, sand between toes and/or visit the beach bars which really get pumping on the weekends for brunch and sunset.
You can’t go to Sentosa without going to Sentosa, right? Resort’s World, Universal Studios, the Skyline Luge, Cable Car, Siloso Fort, S.E.A. Aquarium and Sentosa Merlion are just a few attractions — all mere minutes away from the resort.
You’re on holiday, but already you feel that uncomfortable tingling in your palms — like you need to give a retailer some money in exchange for something to #ootd. No fear, the complimentary shuttle has got you, dear! The resort’s bus will take you to VivoCity, or Paragon Shopping Centre (or both!) to scratch that itch.
#7 So Spa
The world’s largest So Spa resides here, on a tiny island, in one of the world’s 20 smallest island nations. A lush outdoor garden and pool dominate this 6000 sq ft space. Within secluded and tranquil gardens, there are 14 indoor and 6 outdoor treatment rooms, within which your therapist can lull you into a state of bliss to the hypnotic sound of flowing water.
Well, you really must not miss out on the award-winning restaurants here. Il Lido at The Cliff is an Italian stalwart that is pretty much perfection, from the setting overlooking the sea and straits (amazing for sundowners) to the service, ambience and best of all the stunning cuisine.
All day dining at Kwee Zeen is a crowd-pleasing affair but it is better known for it’s Sunday Champagne Brunch — after which you should definitely book a night at the Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa.
Address: Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa, 2 Bukit Manis Road Singapore
Tel no: +65 6708 8310