Have a weakness for super-relaxing luxury spa treatments, but find that they tend to burn a hole in your wallet? Let me share a few tips to help you keep up with your regular pampering sessions.
While it is obvious these top spas will continue to charge an arm and a leg for their mind-blowing treatments, I avoid being charged the full price by utilizing online deals via discounted deals sites such as Fave (the revamped Groupon site), simply checking out the spa’s website for promotions or look out for credit card promos. These tips are however only suitable for ladies and their partners who do not mind trying out a new luxury spa every month, because such deals are usually limited to only first time users.
I have sussed out a couple of luxurious spas experiences (some I have tried myself, others I have yet to, but look forward to booking them) at incredibly affordable prices, for you to try out yourselves:
Unlike a ton of Singaporeans who love Goodwood Park Hotel for their durian puffs, I used to only associate the hotel with one of my favourite Japanese restaurants to lunch at in Singapore – Tatsuya. So imagine my delight when I found a discounted deal for a relaxing pampering session there too. I went for a facial session which was a thoroughly pampering experience. There was minimal hard-selling, which always helps keep the experience enjoyable. Furthermore the location beside Far East Plaza and Tangs is ideal, one can always continue shopping after a rejuvenating session.
$48 per person (90 min, U.P. $321) – 90-min Swedish Full Body Massage (Promo link)
22 Scotts Road, Goodwood Park Hotel 228221
11am to 10pm (Mon – Fri); 10am to 7:30pm (Weekends)
Tel: 6732 9633
This is one spa I have always seen featured on various women magazines, but I have yet to personally try out. In fact, I didn’t realize they had expanded to three outlets now each with a different theme (so convenient for friends in the east and west). In particular I am looking forward to an opportunity to try out their Shaw outlet, located on the 27th level, a sprawling 16,800 square feet of spa facilities. Maybe it is time to try them out with the awesome discounted deals on Fave.
$39 per person (60 min, U.P. $192.60) – 60-min Full Body Balinese Massage (Promo Link)
Shaw Centre, 1 Scotts Road, Level 27,Singapore 228208
11am to 830pm (Mon – Fri); 10am to 530pm (Weekends)
Tel: +65 67373383
This is one of my favorite spa experiences I enjoyed using a credit card discount (I am not sure if there is still any on-going ones, but their website still has some promotions – see below). All the treatments include unlimited use of the the Micronized Ion Jacuzzi, Infrared Sauna and complimentary refreshments in the lounge. If you do go, please always arrive at least an hour earlier to pamper yourself with these facilities! I adored my session so much I almost signed up for a package if not for the fact I’m knee deep in wedding and renovation expenses. Highly recommended!
$88 per person (60 min, U.P. $149.80) – 60-min Classic Massage (Promo Link)
#02-486 Suntec City Mall, Tower 2, Singapore 038983
11am to 9pm (Mon – Fri); 1030am to 8pm (Weekends & PH)
Tel: 6738 0069
I have been in love with public bathhouses/onsens after my trips to Korea and reinforced by my recent trip to Japan. What is there not to love with all the wonderful benefits to our bodies and that amazing feeling of just luxuriating amidst the warm water full of goodness for the skin? While I have not had the opportunity to visit the Yunomori in Singapore just yet, I did visit the original branch in Bangkok, which I almost refused to leave the premises (I was fortunate enough to go on a weekday and had almost the premises to myself). While $38 for entry only, is comparatively pricer to all other onsens I have visited in other countries, its definitely a steal if you compare it to any other pampering experience on our expensive little island. With all the wedding planning and house renovation stress, I absolutely cannot wait to pay them a visit soon and just relax.
$38 per person – Onsen Entry Fee (additional for massages)
1 Stadium Place #02-17/18 Kallang Wave Mall Singapore 397628
10am to 11pm (Mon – Fri); 10am to 11pm (Weekends & PH)
Tel: 6386 4126 / 6385 7985
A tranquil sanctuary in the middle of the bustling town area, it is super suitable for anyone looking to relax after a long day out shopping. Even though its conveniently situated in a shopping mall, once you step through the doors, you feel significantly calmer with the spa music and all. I previously tried out the Couple Retreat package (which includes a Full Body Massage and Private Jacuzzi) with a credit card promo and had a really good experience (they still have the promo on their website – see below). Basically I love anywhere that has a Jacuzzi and lets me just chill after a good relaxing massage so I would definitely recommend this to any who likes their bubbles.
$158 per couple (100min, U.P. $360) – includes Full Body Massage + Private Jacuzzi (Promo Link)
313@somerset, #B2-50/51, Singapore 238895
11am to 9:15pm (Mon – Fri); 10:30am to 8:30pm (Weekends & PH)
Tel: 6636 8878
Let me know if you enjoy any of these experiences or if there are any others you would recommend?