As the year draws to a close, it’s undoubtedly time to #treatyoself — however that may look like. For a day of just switching off and letting the bubbling water carry away a year’s worth of stress, here’s the ultimate list of 9 onsen spas in Singapore for your soaking pleasure. Go on bestie, you’ve earned it and wholly deserve it.
1. Spa Nes
Choose from hot and cold baths at Spa Nes for a soothing dip in between other activities such as head massages, gua sha, facial masks, and body scrubs. If you really like it, sign yourself up for the membership packages that grant you various privileges such as extra credits, and even access to the VIP Suite if you’re a top-tier member.
Price: S$58 onwards for full day spa pass
2. Yunomori Onsen
I’ll always laud Yunomori Onsen as my personal favourite, seeing as how it’s literally a relaxation gateway for anyone looking to escape for a bit. At Yunomori, you’ll not only have access to the gender-segregated bath houses featuring five baths of differing temperatures and blends, there’s also a cafe for your dining pleasure and massage rooms to boot.
Price: S$38+ for all-day access
3. Joya Onsen Cafe
Bringing a slice of respite to Westies, Joya Onsen is a quaint onsen and cafe rolled-in-one along Upper Jurong Road. Despite its size, Joya Onsen squeezes two private baths, two gender-segregated public baths, and a cafe for some post-soaking snacks.
Price: S$38 onwards for a day pass
4. Ikeda Spa
Renowned as Singapore’s first Japanese spa, Ikeda Spa is a serene retreat that feels just like a Japanese hot spring resort. Ikeda specialises in the special Hinoki Onsen bath, which gets its name from the use of hinoki, Japan’s most prized cypress wood once reserved strictly for royalty, and used for building palaces, temples, and shrines. Aside from the onsen, other facilities such as massages, facials, and hair removal services are also available.
Price: S$80+ for 30 minutes
5. The Hot Spa
The Hot Spa is tucked away the forgotten recesses of Roxy Square, and is unbeknownst even to some of Katong’s frequent passers-by. Aside from pools, The Hot Spa also boasts other relaxing services like Swedish massages, tui na, ear candling, and facials. However, the hot pool facilities here, unfortunately, are restricted only to male usage.
Price: S$50 for hot pool, cold pool, sauna, and steam room access
6. Elements Wellness
The Koyamaki Onsen Bath at Elements Wellness lets you experience the wonders of onsen therapy in a cosy private room in the very heart of town. Soak away in energised ion water and micro bubbles that are said to relief chronic pain. In addition, the act of cycling though hot and cold baths creates the practice of contrast hydrotherapy that’s said to heavily boost circulation.
Price: S$168 onwards
Open 24/7, G.Spa provides relief round the clock so you can relax at your own schedule. Soak in hot and cold pools, as well as sweat it out in the sauna and steam rooms so you’re guaranteed to get the week’s worth of stress out of your system, any time. Also, when you purchase the Spa Admission (S$68) ticket, you’ll have access to unlimited a la carte food and beverages, so gear up for a hedonistic time.m
Price: S$68 onwards
A pass at Spa-1 entitles you to 12 different facilities for that relaxation state of mind, including features such as the hot bubble pool, hot hydro jet pool, grand spa hydrotherapy, and even free-flow food & beverages.
Price: S$38 for 3-hour pass, S$58 for full-day pass
9. Onsen Suite @ Le Méridien Singapore
This one goes out to all the high-SES readers, or just ones who are comfortable with going to splurge town — Le Méridien Singapore offers an Onsen Suite for weary ones seeking a thorough getaway from the hustle and bustle. The amenities include a split-floor room that leads into the bath area, and select from the options of one king bed or two single beds.
Price: S$760 onwards
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