Need a break from the 24/7 frenzied buzz of Singapore? Well just 15 minutes out of town, secreted away on the idyllic Sentosa Island, is ultra-lush resort Capella.
The smartly-outfitted, Norman Foster-ed seascape with soothing spa is set amid 30+ acres of immaculate, rainforest-edged grounds… Now you’re really in the garden city, Dorothy! Inside, each of the 112 suites rep earth-hued furnishings, king-size beds, balconies and blissful soaking tubs, but we suggest sizing up to a Constellation for its generous outdoor patio avec Jacuzzi, or go for broke with a three-bed Colonial Manor, set in an opulently restored C.19th villa with a private pool, personal butler and chauffeur-driven Benz for when the bright lights are calling again.
When you can finally tear yourself away from the blissful peace and privacy, slink on over to vibey Bob’s Bar for pre or post, chic terrace Cassia for haute Chinese, or all-day diner The Knolls for Medi fare, which can also be served at a secluded table beachside. Then offset the calories by embarking on one of the island’s extensive walking tracks, or lapping the China Sea-fronted pool. Sound too much like hard work? Get lounging at the Auriga Spa for one of their heavenly signature treatments. Aaah…
Capella, 1 The Knolls, Sentosa Island, Singapore. +65 6377 8888, capellasingapore.com