Just because Valentine’s Day has come and gone, it doesn’t mean you have to stop wooing your significant other with candlelit dinners, romantic walks in the park and pampering spa treatments. From down below to high above, the vibrant city-state can be a perfect destination for couples year-round. Here are three ways to take your love to a whole new level in Singapore:
Up in the Air
Solid ground is overrated — we suggest experiencing new heights with your other half on either the Singapore Flyer or the Singapore Cable Car. The Singapore Flyer is the world’s tallest giant observation wheel at nearly 541 feet and one of the most iconic structures in the country’s skyline. Step up your game with a candlelit four-course dinner for two inside one of the 28 capsules — easily one of the best, and coziest, views of the city ($213 per couple, which includes personal butler service and two rotations on the flyer).
For height enthusiasts and serenity seekers, the original Singapore Cable Car captures the cityscape and the more peaceful side of the island overlooking Sentosa and the harbor. The cable car connects the main island to Mount Faber, one of Singapore’s oldest hilltop parks and one of the highest hills in the country. Stroll through nature or admire the architecture and fine dining at The Jewel Box — the original station now transformed into a restaurant and tourist center with remarkable vistas.
Sweet to the Touch
Nothing says celebration like a little splurging — and this is certainly worth saving for. Spend your hard-earned money at Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Auriga Spa located in Five-Star Capella Singapore. On the island of Sentosa, Capella is minutes away from the city center, though it’s hard to notice while you’re at the lush 30-acre resort. Auriga Spa upholds the ultimate luxurious wellness experience: Treatments (such as the Waning Moon massage and the New Moon body wrap) are created with the lunar calendar in mind, combining the study of different energies of nature and phases of the moon with your body. Couples have access to private gardens, herbal baths and vitality pools. You can take the experience home with you by purchasing any of the 100-percent natural and organic products by The Organic Pharmacy and AW Lake in the spa boutique — you’ll find everything from carrot butter cleanser to jasmine body oil. For more pampering after a day at the spa, Capella features some of the best dining options on the island with Mediterranean fare at The Knolls and modern Chinese at Cassia.
Stop and Smell the Roses
Why buy a dozen roses when you can have a garden? Gardens by the Bay is a state-of-the-art concept located in the middle of the city. A short walk from Forbes Travel Guide Recommended Marina Bay Sands, the gardens cover nearly 250 acres and offer different nature-friendly activities for couples: Wander along the OCBC Skyway for an aerial view of Marina Bay; or visit the Dragonfly Lake, Flower Dome, Supertree Grove or the Cloud Forest, which replicates high altitudes and cool climates. With its urban surroundings, Gardens by the Bay is a pleasantly surprising retreat from the hustle, drumming and flashing lights of the city.
Photo Courtesy of Capella Hotels and Resorts