Whether you’re just looking for some quality me-time, or a romantic getaway with the bae, there’s nothing quite like having your own private Jacuzzi in a swanky hotel room to feel thoroughly pampered. And you don’t always have to splash out on a presidential suite. We round up the options from the affordable to the downright ritzy.
At the Presidential Suite at the Pan Pacific Singapore, your expansive marble bathroom features a free-standing Pharo whirlpool tub and a steam shower room to call your own. The Bose surround system extends into the bathroom so go ahead and let loose all you want. You can lounge around in the privacy of your suite's living room to soak in the skyline, or hop over to the Pacific Club to let the friendly staff pamper you with their hospitality (read: endless offers of champagne and cocktails).
In the chaos of the CBD sits the Sofitel So, your doorway to a taste of Parisian chic bourgeoisie living. Imagine velvety chaises longues, ornate mouldings on the plaster walls, cupola-inspired light boxes on the ceiling, and soft, lush textures all around. When quality time in the Jacuzzi is a priority, book the So Lofty and So VIP categories. The centrepiece in the marble bathroom, of course, is the free-standing Bisazza Spa bathtub that comfortably fits two. And did we mention that your stay includes complimentary champagne breakfast for two?
Long walks by the beach. Star-gazing. Soaking in an outdoor hot tub. They're not things you'd easily associate with a stay in a Singapore hotel, but that's a reality at the Capella Singapore on Sentosa Island. Specially at the Constellation Sea View Room. Your outdoor terrace commands a splendid view of the South China Sea and boasts a large Jacuzzi tub – equally great for romantic stays and girls-only getaways with the BFFs. You can also continue the soaking shenanigans at Capella's iconic cascading swimming pools, and the amazing facilities at Auriga Spa facilities (access is complimentary).
A garden oasis awaits at your Premier Balcony Suite, starting with a wrap-around balcony that overlooks the lush foliage and swimming pool. You'll notice that the outdoor jacuzzi has already been switched on in anticipation of your arrival, and there are also sun loungers on the deck if you'd rather relax in privacy; heck, there’s even space enough on the terrace for a barbecue feast. Your suite accords you access to the Horizon Club (and its amazing evening cocktails session) but for maximum tropical paradise vibes, head down also to the Origin bar to sip on botanicals-inspired tipples.
Hotel Fort Canning straddles the old and the new, urban and nature. It’s nestled in tranquillity with verdant surrounds, yet the city's busiest shopping streets are right at the foot of the hill. The era property dates to the colonial era but it also sports sleek, modern lines and luxurious amenities in abundance – we suggest making a bid for either the Majapahit or Governor's suites to really live it up. In these suites, a deep-soak whirlpool tub takes centrestage, complemented by double monsoon showers and picture windows with hill-top views. Come 6pm, all guests are invited to the Tisettanta Lounge for complimentary wines and canapes.
The panorama from the 16th floor perch of your Presidential Suite is nothing short of amazing. You have views of the city, as well as of the hotel's poolside, waterfall feature, and garden. The suite is palatial in scale – 253 square metres! – and the enormous bathroom is far more spacious than many average hotel rooms. A marble-clad whirlpool takes pride of place, flanked by a steam shower to complete the spa-like experience. There's butler service upon request, and the complimentary club privileges comes with all-day refreshments and evening cocktails at the Grand Club Executive Lounge.
For an intimate perspective of the Marina Bay, consider the Premier Bay View Room with Jacuzzi at the Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore. The private outdoor jacuzzi pool juts over the water just-so, creating the illusion that the entire Marina Bay is yours for the taking. Floor-to-ceiling windows are another highlight at the Fullerton Bay Hotel, throwing open the option to continue immersing in the vista even from your bath tub. Pro tip: Leave the drapes open to wake up to the shimmering bay.
Villa Samadhi is proof that you don't have to blow big money to get a royal pampering. Their mid-tier Sarang rooms are surprisingly spacious and offer either an indoor or outdoor plunge pool fitted with jacuzzi-style jets. The boutique, colonial-era property is small by most standards, but big on all sorts of extras to make you feel at home. All guests are greeted with an afternoon tea set upon check-in and invited to cocktail hour at the adjacent Tamarind Hill. There's round-the- clock complimentary hot beverage service and the turn-down service is sheer indulgence: A crystal decanter of port wine, chocolates and snacks to ease you into the night.
Your home away from home is the height of luxury. The Junior Penthouse Suite at the Fairmont is furnished with your own Jacuzzi tub, a steam shower, as well as a Finnish-style sauna – we recommend setting aside at least half a day to take full advantage of your plush abode. Stellar views of the city are but of course, and there is even a private balcony where you can luxuriate in the skyline. All suite guests are also accorded Executive Club privileges, which include complimentary breakfast and evening cocktails.
Just when you think soaking in your own private Jacuzzi with the Marina Bay skyline at your lap is luxury in itself, the Straits Suite at the Marina Bay Sands one-ups all your expectations. The opulent residence is kitted out with a baby grand piano, facilities for in-suite massage, private gym, and a karaoke room – because why not? The posh life continues with 24-hour butler service, breakfast at Adrift, afternoon tea and cocktails at Club 55, and a personal shopping service (gift included) with TWG Tea Boutique.