There is a myriad of spots in Singapore to soak up the sun and get your tan on, but nothing beats sprawling on a sunbed or lounge chair by the beach with a cocktail in hand. But if you prefer breaking a sweat to the tune of an energetic beat or diving in for a quick surfing sesh, the city’s beach hot spots has your back. From serving up fine seafood nosh and ice cold tipples for a lazy afternoon to throwing seaside parties with guest DJs until the golden-hour, here are the best beach clubs in Singapore.
Tanjong Beach Club happens to be the top choice for beach bums due to its laid-back vibe, buxom crowd and refined plates. Got that urge to unleash your inner party animal? Look out for its seaside jamborees like the Smack My Beach Up and Barefoot Tiki Nights series. If you're feeling famished, hit up its all-day menu inspired by coastal cuisine from around the world, as well as some healthy options such as fruit salads and acai bowls. Pair your plate with a fresh, tropical flavoured cocktail to quench your thirst after a day spent flaunting – or checking out – that bikini bod.
The Sand Bar offers beach lovers a cozy bar to chill-out with a range of refreshing beach cocktails and beers, including its signature fruity mojito. With a stage facing the sea, it's the only proper live music venue on Siloso Beach. Immerse yourself in eclectic soundtracks to the beat of rhythmic waves while trying Sand Bar's new beach platters.
Island life just got a whole lot more interesting with Ola Beach Club, Singapore’s only Hawaiian-themed lifestyle venue. Not only can you savour Hawaiian-style dishes like ahi poke bowls served with your choice of marinated tuna and Kalua pig tacos, the beach shack also rents out a host of water sports equipment like water-propelled jet packs for daredevils who want to try their hand at flying up to nine-metres in the air.
Taking a piece of Barcelona with it, FOC Sentosa is the sister outlet to the popular restaurant on HongKong Street but with a more laid-back vibe. The two-storey beach house is split into two wings, one with a focus on food and the other on drinks. Laze by the side of its private pool, cocktail in hand, and take in the sunset before heading in to enjoy a feast of grilled seafood and paella.
What’s a trip to the beach without lazing on a deckchair? At this sprawling seaside restaurant in Sentosa, you can do just that and more. Besides tropical cocktails, Coastes stocks a formidable array of draft and bottled beers, and the nosh is unfussy yet vibrant enough to live up to the restaurant’s beachy vibe. Go for the refreshing citrus crab salad or – if you’ve little ones in tow – one of the many pizzas on the menu.
Though Bora Bora is located at the ‘unsexy’ end of Sentosa on Palawan Beach, what you lose out in eye candy is more than compensated for with excellent service, tranquil surroundings and deckchairs that don’t cost extra to use. The beach bar, which faces the ocean, attracts a regular clientele happy to avoid the Sunday ‘see-and-be-seen’ tradition of KM8 and Café del Mar. They’d rather be surrounded by good pizzas, burgers, ice-cold beers and power-packed mojitos instead. For the sun-shy, there are hammocks and a pool table available for some fun.
Prop your sandy self up at Myra's spacious bar and survey its interior – an odd mix of small live-music stage decorated with a bullfighting poster, surfboard adorned with flashing fairy lights and zombie-shooting arcade game will have you wondering what misguided delights await you on their menu. Its authentic Mexican bar grub includes the usual suspects such as quesadillas livened up with mixed cheese, jalapeños and fresh cilantro, and hearty burritos.
Bikini Bar's boasts a colourful design and a cheery vibe, as well as a neat selection of icy beers, cocktails and small bites such as chicken wings, tacos and nachos. You don't even have to miss all your favourite sports action as matches like football, tennis and rugby are screened here. Alternatively, you can laze around in the sun or get hot and sweaty playing beach games here, because as its motto says, 'life's a beach!'
Sandbank is big on family-fun, and it shows – the casual diner has a 15m plunge pool that spans the front of the outlet, with a third of the pool dedicated to children and the rest to adults. With a drinks menu that features a wide array of draught beers, wines and cocktails, parents can unwind and sip on their beverage of choice while the little ones have their fun. Food offerings here include handmade pizzas in a variety of flavours like BBQ pulled pork, pastas like the traditional bolognese, as well as chargrilled meats and seafood, cooked in an open kitchen.
This humble East Coast beach club is filled with a rustic, Balinese ambience that oozes plenty of good vibes. Gather family and friends for a relaxing afternoon by the beach, tucking into Western grub such as steaks and fish and chips while sipping on a pint of ice cold beer. Brace yourself for an influx of lads marching into the bar as it turns into a proper man-cave loaded with screenings of football and rugby games, as well as the F1 races in September.
Nothing beats chilling at this 'friendly neighbourhood bar' by Pasir Ris beach. Couple your ice-cold beers with Western grill faves such as the signature Georges burger, beer-battered fish and chips and black pepper tenderloin steak at the family restaurant and sports bar. Enjoy it all with live band performances, live sports screenings and a friendly game of pool after your meal.