Brimming with thrilling experiences, magnificent sights, and an extensive variety of mouth-watering food, Singapore is a beautiful garden city boasting one of the best honeymoon destinations in Asia. From the iconic Gardens by the Bay to numerous world-class attractions in Sentosa, there is so much that Singapore has to offer for an unforgettable honeymoon. In this issue of The Ultimate Singapore Honeymoon Guide 2020, we shortlist the most romantic hotels and the top things to do in Singapore for a memorable Singapore honeymoon.
The Ultimate Singapore Honeymoon Guide 2020 & Top Things to Do in Singapore
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Best Time To Visit Singapore
Boasting lovely summer weather all year round in Singapore, with average temperatures of 25 to 32°C throughout the year, visitors can expect generally good weather throughout the year. Only with the exception of the monsoon season in December which invites more rainfall. No need to fret about dressing – keep it light, comfortable and cool, and don’t forget your sunnies.
10 Most Romantic Hotels for your Singapore Honeymoon
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Enjoy an oasis of modern luxury at W Singapore – Sentosa Cove, a luxury hotel situated amidst the lush greenery of Sentosa. With world-class attractions a stone’s throw away from W Singapore, such as the Universal Studios Singapore and S.E.A. Aquarium, this is definitely a great base to start your exploration of Singapore.
Room tip: We highly recommend the Wow Suite for a luxurious honeymoon with a plunge pool. Should you have the budget, splurge on the Extreme Wow Suite, W Singapore’s presidential suite at 195 square-metre for the ultimate Singapore honeymoon.
Everyone knows Shangri-La for its outstanding hospitality. What’s great about Shangri-La Hotel Singapore is its proximity to the shopping heaven of Singapore – Orchard Road, with its myriad of shopping choices in Singapore. If you and your partner love a good shopping trip, you know where to stay!
Room tip: Check out the Grand Suite in the Tower Wing for elegant, contemporary living on your Singapore honeymoon. With a spacious balcony for al fresco dining and yoga, and a private gym and spa room, get ready to be pampered throughout your stay.
Seen that famous Instagram shot of an eco-friendly garden concept hotel in the bustling Singapore city? This is the hotel! With breathtaking architecture amidst verdant greenery, expect a feast for your eyes when staying at this hotel. Top pick if your other half uses IG all the time.
Room tip: We recommend staying in an Executive Suite, which provides you with Orchid Club exclusive privileges.
If you are looking for a private luxury Singapore honeymoon retreat, Capella Singapore is the resort for you. Featuring two restored colonial bungalows originating in the 1880s, Capella Singapore provides honeymooners with tranquil views of the lush forests.
Room tip: We previously stayed at the Premier Garden Room, which was cosy yet contemporary with a private balcony and sunbed. Should you wish for something special, opt for the One-Bedroom Villa which provides your very own private terrace and plunge pool. Better still, if budget is not a concern, check out the Contemporary Manor.
The ultimate urban retreat, Mandarin Oriental Singapore lies in the heart of Marina Bay, surrounded by countless dining and entertainment options. With a majestic view of the Marina Bay Sands and city skyline paired with top-tier service standards, it is pretty hard to resist staying at this luxury hotel.
Room tip: If you are looking for a room with the view of the iconic Marina Bay Sands, go for the Club Marina Bay Room which offers access to the exclusive Oriental Club Lounge. Should you prefer an ocean view of the Singapore Flyer or Gardens by the Bay, go for the Ocean Grand Room instead.
After a recent extensive restoration of Raffles Singapore in 2019, there’s much to enjoy in this new chapter. The charming architecture, heritage, and ambience of this luxury hotel make for a special Singapore honeymoon. If you have an inclination for culture and history, Raffles Singapore is probably the accommodation of choice for you.
We’re pretty certain everyone has heard of the iconic Marina Bay Sands. Rather than admire it from a distance, why not stay in it for an experience of a lifetime! You get to relax in the world’s largest rooftop pool while on your Singapore honeymoon, gazing at the glittering city skyline. With world-class dining and shopping options at its doorsteps at Shoppes, you get the best of both worlds.
Room tip: Check out the Merlion Suite with its panoramic views of Gardens by the Bay and the Singapore Strait. Situated on the 50th floor and above, you even get to enjoy having a private butler to take care of your every need.
Love a romantic waterfront hotel? The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore is definitely the choice for you, featuring luxe lounging with majestic bayside views.
Room tip: We recommend the Premier Bay View Room with a private jacuzzi for a pampering Singapore honeymoon retreat.
Featuring one of the most luxurious hotel bathrooms in Asia, The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore boasts an incredible view of the Marina Bay Sands with its marble jacuzzi tub. Definitely a great addition to your Instagram feed.
Imagine marine life peeking right at you as you wake up in the morning. Such a surreal experience! Book one of the 11 exclusive ocean suites for a honeymoon experience of a lifetime. The upper level features an outdoor patio and a hot tub, while the lower level offers a glimpse into the world of 50,000 marine fishes. Definitely the top on our list of romantic hotels for your Singapore honeymoon!
Top Things to Do in Sentosa on your Singapore Honeymoon
1. Begin your magical Singapore honeymoon with a trip to Universal Studios Singapore™
As Southeast Asia’s first and only Universal Studios theme park, Universal Studios Singapore boasts fun for both thrill-seekers and families. Enjoy theme parks as a couple? You definitely do not want to give this a miss. In the coming years, Universal Studios Singapore will also be adding new offerings such as Nintendo World and Minion Park to the mix.
2. Visit the world’s largest oceanarium – S.E.A. Aquarium
One of the must-visit places in Singapore, the S.E.A Aquarium is home to over 100,000 marine animals and over 1,000 species across 50 different habitats. Renowned for its colossal glass panel in the Ocean Restaurant, you can see the immense reef manta rays gliding through waters amidst sharks, stingrays, schools of fishes and more.
Marine Life Park, Resorts World Sentosa
Location: 8 Sentosa Gateway Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269
Opening Hours: Daily 10:00am – 7:00pm
3. Enjoy splashing thrills at Adventure Cove Waterpark
Having been to the Adventure Cove Waterpark twice, and seriously considering the annual pass, I have to say that we thoroughly enjoyed our time there. Riptide Ride, Southeast Asia’s first hydro-magnetic coaster is a must-sit ride and pretty exhilarating, while the rainbow reef offers snorkelling opportunities with over 20,000 colourful tropical fishes. While you are there, you might want to explore some special experiences offered by Resorts World Sentosa – Ray Bay, Sea Trek Adventure, Shark Encounter, and Dolphin Island. If you have an animal lover as your other half, he or she will love you for that! Unless he or she is scared of sharks that is.
Marine Life Park, Resorts World Sentosa
Location: 8 Sentosa Gateway Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269
Opening Hours: Daily 10:00am – 6:00pm
4. Get your adrenaline pumping at AJ Hackett Sentosa Bungy Jump
Adhering to the Sentosa theme, here’s featuring the one and only bungy jump site in Singapore – the AJ Hackett Sentosa Bungy Jump. Bound to get your adrenaline pumping and your hair standing, we recommend this for your Singapore honeymoon if you and your partner are daredevils with love for heights. Want more thrills? Perhaps the AJ Hackett Giant Swing might fulfil your cravings.
5. Zoom down 4 breathtaking tracks at the Skyline Luge
Having tried the Skyline Luge in Queenstown and loving all 5 rides, we highly recommend the Skyline Luge in Sentosa. Invented in Rotorua, New Zealand, in 1985, Skyline Luge has hosted over 45 million rides worldwide. Do try out all 4 tracks they have to offer – Dragon Trail, Jungle Trail, Kupu Kupu Trail and the Expedition Trail through the mystical forest.
6. Experience indoor skydiving at iFly Singapore
For couples who want to experience the thrill of skydiving but are perhaps afraid of heights, iFly Singapore is perfect for you. This indoor skydiving facility allows you to experience free-fall conditions and feel the rush of a real skydive at a fraction of a tandem jump’s price. Boasting the world’s first largest themed wind tunnel for indoor skydiving, iFly Singapore holds 10 Guinness World Records. The wind tunnel is almost as tall as a five-storey building and has an 18 feet acrylic glass wall that offers an unparalleled view of the South China Sea.
7. Enjoy a romantic sky dining experience in a cable car
Riding in a Singapore cable car is a must-do to complete your Singapore honeymoon. The cable car journey showcases the beauty of Singapore’s luscious rainforest and panoramic skyline. For a complete experience, enjoy a romantic sky dining in the Star Cabin where you can savour a delectable 4-course meal set against a breathtaking view of the city lights with your loved one.
8. Chill out at Quayside Isle
Quayside Isle offers tourists and locals an enchanting location to take a break from the busy city life. Located in the exclusive Sentosa Cove, Quayside Isle provides an extensive variety of specially curated dining and retail options. Check out the Blue Lotus for Chinese cuisines such as their signature chilli crab dishes, and Gin Khao Bistro for delicious Tom Yum soup served in a gorgeous pineapple husk.
9. Indulge in a luxurious spa at Auriga Spa
Exploring sunny Singapore can get tiring after a full day out, so treat yourself and your partner to a luxurious spa experience at Auriga Spa at Capella Sentosa. Receiving a five-star status from Forbes Travel Guide, Auriga Spa provides exceptional treatments which help to rejuvenate both body and mind.
Top Things to Do in Singapore on your Singapore Honeymoon
1. Marvel at the mystical Rain Vortex at Jewel Changi Airport
One of the latest attractions in Singapore, Jewel Changi Airport’s Rain Vortex features the world’s tallest indoor waterfall at 40 metres high. With verdant greenery encompassing the entire compound, it somehow resembles the beautiful scene in Jurassic Park/World. Be sure to catch the mesmerising light and sounds show come nightfall, it’s definitely worth it! Should you or your partner be interested to take photos at the Canopy Bridge or manoeuvre your way across the sky nets, you can check these attractions out here.
2. Visit the iconic Gardens by the Bay
What’s a visit to Singapore without a trip to the iconic Gardens by the Bay? The gargantuan solar-powered supertrees are an architectural marvel, generating solar power and acting as air venting ducts for the nearby conservatories, all while collecting rainwater. Come nightfall, the supertrees come alive with the Garden Rhapsody lights and sound show, a beautiful sight to behold.
Savings tip: Book through Klook for some dollar savings for both Gardens by the Bay and OCBC Skyway tickets. The tickets are inclusive of both Flower Dome and Cloud Forest admission as well.
3. Appreciate the beautiful wildlife at the Singapore Zoo
Awarded top five zoos in the world in the 2017 Travellers’ Choice awards by TripAdvisor, the Singapore Zoo is a classic visit for many. We have been to the zoo 3 times thus far, and it seems like expansion is in the works – a brand new bird park in 2020, an eco-friendly resort run by Banyan Tree Holdings and the Rainforest Park to be open by 2023. Very much an animal lover? Check out the Singapore Night Safari and the River Safari as well.
4. Coast along the Singapore River via a bumboat cruise
Bumboats play a huge part in Singapore’s cultural heritage. The 40-minute leisure ride allows you to soak in the beauty of central Singapore and learn more about the history of famous landmarks such as The Esplanade, Raffles Landing Site, and the Merlion. For a more romantic experience, ride the bumboat in the late afternoon to capture the sunset beauty.
5. Visit Singapore’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site – Singapore Botanic Gardens
Definitely recommend this beauty of a place for nature lovers. The Singapore Botanic Gardens, a 160 years old garden paradise, is Singapore’s first Unesco World Heritage Site and the only tropical botanic garden on the list. Bring your camera to capture sweet moments while admiring the beauty of the National Orchid Garden, where you can find the largest orchid display in the world. What we love doing as a couple is to have a picnic in the park! You and your loved one can enjoy a romantic picnic at the Palm Valley, or even catch one of their free weekend concerts at the Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage. Check here for their calendar of events and filter by “performances”!
6. Soak in panoramic views of the Singapore skyline at Marina Bay Sands Skypark
Soak in the panoramic view of the Singapore city skyline at the Marina Bay Sands Skypark. The ideal time to head there is in the early evening to catch the sunset. Be sure to catch the free nightly Spectra light and water show at the Event Plaza. Check out the showtimes here.
7. Dine with your loved one on the Singapore Flyer
Enjoy a special dinner on the largest observation wheel in Asia, the Singapore Flyer. The Singapore Flyer Sky Dining allows you and your partner to enjoy a 4-course menu over 2 full rotations of the wheel. You can also take a sip of their finest wine while watching the bright and lively cityscape through their Premium Champagne Flight.
8. Explore masterpieces at National Gallery Singapore
For the museum enthusiasts, the National Gallery Singapore boasts the world’s largest public collection of Singapore and Southeast Asian modern art. This uniquely designed gallery was beautifully restored by connecting two historical buildings, the former Supreme Court and City Hall, through link bridges found in the buildings’ atrium. The National Gallery Singapore houses thousands of art pieces. Attend one of their daily guided tours and explore their collections or visit different ongoing exhibits here.
9. Participate in Singapore’s exciting annual events
To make your Singapore honeymoon experience even more special, schedule your honeymoon and align it with Singapore’s annual events. New Year’s eve is a lovely time to be in Singapore, with celebrations ongoing in the Marina Bay area and Sentosa. In celebration of the Chinese New Year, the vibrant lantern festival River Hongbao is held at the Marina Bay floating platform. January features Thaipusam, a colourful procession for Hindu worshippers to give thanks and ask for blessings. The Chingay Parade, deemed as the biggest float parade in Asia, displays a multicultural Singapore every February. Not to forget Christmas, where extravagant decorations line up the streets of Orchard Road and malls throughout the island.
10. Explore Kampong Glam and stroll along Haji Lane
Kampong Glam is the oldest urban quarter in Singapore, restored and protected into a glamorous village to represent Malay and Muslim history and culture. Check out the golden domes in Sultan mosque, the main landmark of this historical place. Be sure to visit the colourful Haji Lane as well, which features vintage and unique boutiques, trendy cafes, and street art for lovely photos.
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