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The best beach resorts and chalets in Singapore

Dip in the pool or lounge around on your own private deck overlooking the sea at these beach resorts

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Time Out Singapore editors
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We love ourselves a staycation at one of Singapore's stunning city hotels. But sometimes you just want to get away from it all – and if travel's still too much of a hassle at the moment, then the various chalets and resorts in Singapore will more than make up for it. Whether you're craving a dip in the pool or some time in the sun on your very own deck, here's a list of some of the best destinations to keep in mind. We’re sure there's something on there that will take your fancy and, let’s be honest, you deserve a bit of a break.

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  • Resorts
  • Sentosa

Here's Sentosa's lesser-known secret. Nestled on the western tip of Resorts World Sentosa are the idyllic Beach Villas. Transporting you away from the hustle and bustle of Singapore, the resort is an exquisite series of secluded tropical sanctuaries boasting spectacular sea views, personal butlers and luxurious comforts.

Depending on your group size, choose from the one-, two-, or three-bedroom villas. Each villa boasts bright and breezy spaces, with tasteful design and gorgeous furnishings with a timber deck looking out to the glittering harbour. Or better yet, book out The Palace, a whole villa complete with a spacious living room, private entertainment room and four oversized bedrooms. It has its very own lap pool in addition to its private timber sundecks with direct access to the Beach Villas free-form pool. 

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  • Sentosa

If you haven't checked out the relatively new Barracks Hotel Sentosa, now's your chance. The luxurious resort occupies a 1904 colonial building that has been meticulously restored to accommodate 40 well-designed guestrooms and suites. Request for the selected rooms on the ground floor, which offer direct access to the pool and jacuzzi and spend your days lounging by the poolside.  

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  • Spa hotels
  • Sentosa

Just a walk away to Palawan Beach, Amara Sanctuary Resort is another great choice if you're looking for a staycation by the beach. Boasting stylish wooden furnishings and large windows, its air-conditioned rooms are equipped with smart TVs that include built-in wifi, media streaming functions and pre-installed media programs. Pamper yourself with massage treatments at its spa. Enjoy your choice of drinks at Tier Bar, where you can also indulge in a bit of karaoke.

  • Hotels
  • Resorts
  • Sentosa

Alternatively, splash out on Capella Singapore. Set against a lush rainforest, old meets new seamlessly at Sentosa’s six-star luxury hotel, where modern fixtures hug restored colonial buildings. The one- or two-bedroom villas are great for small gatherings, with each one featuring an outdoor terrace with a private plunge pool. Just kick back, relax, and enjoy the resort's serenity. 

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  • Hotels
  • Tampines

Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore isn't situated right by the beach per se, but it's within walking distance to East Coast Park – striking the perfect balance between a lush golf course and the seaside. The resort comprises 198 tastefully decorated contemporary rooms and suites, plus eight pavilions with private pools. Embark on a culinary journey at its restaurants that are both indoors and al fresco, surrounded by the elegance of nature and served with traditional Thai elegance. 

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  • Spa hotels
  • Sentosa

Spread across lush greenery, Sofitel Singapore Resort & Spa offers luxurious resort-styled accommodation with sweeping views of the sunset at Sentosa Island's iconic Tanjong Beach. Transport yourself to France in the different accommodation types that range from rooms to suites and even villas. Each elegantly-designed guestroom is inspired by Paris’ Jardin du Luxembourg and fitted wooden parquet finishings with carpets in cerulean and orchid hues.

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  • Luxury hotels
  • Sentosa

This new upscale property in Sentosa exclusively caters to adults, so you won't be rudely interrupted during your romantic pool date by the sounds of wailing children. Stay in one of the 193 stylish guest rooms with chic design inspired by Singapore's distinctive colonial black and white bungalows. For a sundowner, head up to the lush rooftop overlooking the sea. Take a dip in the pool exclusively for guests while ordering your favourite cocktails from the bar.  

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  • Resorts
  • Sentosa

For those who prefer a birds-eye view of the sea, TreeTop Lofts Sentosa might be the ideal choice. Perched 12 metres above the ground and hidden away in a canopy of native trees are two lofts – Angsana and Tembusu. Each loft features a spacious living room, an en-suite bedroom adjoined to a walk-in wardrobe and private outdoor terraces. Not to mention, guests enjoy personalised butler service. 

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  • Sentosa

Stay right next to the tranquil Siloso Beach at this award-winning eco-resort boasting a landscaped spring water pool and spa on Sentosa Island. Surrounded by lush greenery, the resort offers selected rooms with South China Sea views. Complimentary eco-tours are available daily, as well. A dip in the hot tub or massage services can be enjoyed in the resort itself. It also offers laundry and dry cleaning services if you're planning to pack light. 

W Singapore - Sentosa Cove
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  • Sentosa

You don't have to travel to Ibiza to party it up at a sexy resort. The W Singapore has beats thumping through the lobby. beautiful people parading around the pool and red Prada leather adorning the lift walls. A staycation here is like peeping into the lifestyles of Sentosa Cove’s rich and famous – so don’t forget your polo tee and bug-eyed sunnies.

 

Here are some of our iconic chalets

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  • Pasir Ris

Over on the east side of Singapore, right by Pasir Ris beach park, you'll find the vibrant Cherryloft. This two-star resort provides simple, but clean and comfortable living. The chalets open onto the central pool (equipped with waterslides for the little ones), while in the rooms is access to free wifi and AC, but the TV you have to pay for. There's a reception manned 24/7, free parking and a bar. Nearby you'll find eateries, Changi airport is only a 10-minute drive and the Changi Museum is 30 minutes walk.

National Service Resort & Country Club
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  • Tampines

This resort is temporarily closed due to Covid-19

It doesn't get more picturesque than this – all 40 duplex bungalows offer a stunning view of Changi Beach. Make full use of the clubhouse's facilities (golf anyone?) and fire up the barbecue pit as you enjoy the cool sea breeze before heading upstairs to rest your head for a blissful night by the sea.

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HomeTeamNS @ Bukit Batok
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  • Campsites
  • Bukit Batok

This resort is temporarily closed due to Covid-19

Located at the HomeTeamNS Bukit Batok Clubhouse vicinity, choose from three categories of villa units; deluxe villa, superior villa, and the newly revamped premier deluxe, which allows you to gain access to game consoles and board game rentals. As these villas are all standing on their own, away from each other, you don’t’ have to worry about disturbing other guests as it gives you and your friends or family some privacy and space.

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  • Changi 

The biggest of the bunch with 108 units of different sizes and configurations. Some of the chalets are refurbished formal colonial houses – so you actually get to stay in a piece of history. Surround yourself with a plethora of leisure activities, facilities and amenities. Prices start from $148 a night, depending on which of the three venues – Bukit Batok, Changi and Tessensohn – you book.

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Orchid Country Club
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  • Yishun

Despite being a little out of the way, Orchid Lodge – Orchid Country Club’s hotel and resort block – is a popular chalet spot amongst students and large families for their spacious rooms. Priced at affordable rates, this 75-room resort is ideal for guests looking to get away from the city and the overly crowded chalet spots, into the peaceful Seletar Reservoir vicinity in the northern heartlands. Besides offering the usual country club facilities like a bowling alley, swimming pool, and a gym, there is also Fairprice conveniently located within the premises for you to stock up on all those potato chips, finger food and drinks.

The Chevrons
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  • Resorts
  • Jurong East

Westies rejoice! No more travelling to chalets and birthday parties held in the far east. Located at Boon Lay, Chevrons has two types of units for you to choose from; a double-storey chalet unit with two bedrooms and two bathrooms, or a two-storey premium bungalow with four bedrooms and four toilets. Rest assured that all units are well maintained, clean, comfy, and very spacious – a lifesaver particularly when you have so many people squeezing within those four walls. Slots are limited so make your end-year chalet bookings early.

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  • Hotels
  • Pasir Ris

This resort is reopening on July 15

Here’s why you should make a trip to the boondocks (otherwise known as Pasir Ris): D’Resort. Sure, the name leaves much to be D’sired, but the quiet surroundings and affordable prices make it worthy digs for your next staycation. For large gatherings, check out the Mangrove Walk rooms, which have two queen beds, a balcony and access to the BBQ pit. Families can book a stay at the Rainforest Family and couples with cash to spare can go for the luxe option: Rainforest Premier Suite.

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