Tranquil Weekend Getaway: Sentosa, Singapore

Last weekend, I escaped the hustle and bustle of the city and went for a stay at Le Méridien Singapore, Sentosa.

Le Méridien Singapore, Sentosa

 

Left: The spacious room. Right: Bathroom with shower and bathtub

I love Sentosa because there is so much to do there.

These are the unique experiences I had:

DINING

The Garden

Dinner at The Garden was a refreshing experience. The restaurant is nestled in lush greenery and housed in a colonial building. The menu emphasises wellness and features balanced meals and minimally processed food.

The restaurant

The Tuna Tataki, featuring Shimeiji mushrooms and sesame soy dressing atop peppercorn-seared tuna, was delectable. The Cape Grim Sirloin Steak was succulent and very satisfying.

 

Left: Starter, Tuna Tataki. Right: Main, Cape Grim Sirloin Steak.

The Garden, 2 Bukit Manis Road, Sentosa

The restaurant is situated on the grounds of So SPA. Huge peacocks can be spotted roaming and flying around freely!

 

Osia Sunday Lunch

This is one of my favourite buffets in Singapore. The food at Osia, which has one Michelin star, is absolutely delectable. The lunch includes a choice of one main course and unlimited servings of appetisers, canapés and desserts. It comes with a cup of coffee or tea. At $68++, one can enjoy unlimited quantities of gourmet food.

 

 

Osia Steak and Seafood Grill, 26 Sentosa Gateway, Festive Walk, #02-140 & 141, Resorts World Sentosa

RELAX

ESPA

A visit to this idyllic spa at Resorts World Sentosa is truly an escape from the city. The Personalised Massage (60 or 90 mins) was so amazing that I did not want it to end. The spa compound is the epitome of tranquility, with its cascading water fountains, warm Onsen pools in forest surroundings and gym with a beautiful view of lush greenery. It was a joy to explore ESPA and try out the various facilities.

ESPA, 8 Sentosa Gateway

EXPLORE

Kayaking

It was fun kayaking across the serene waters of Sentosa, stopping at the different islands to rest and relax. Kayaks are available for rent at Ola Beach Club (single for $25 per hour, double for $35 per hour).

Image credit: Ola Beach Club 

Ola Beach Club, 46 Siloso Beach Walk

Universal Studios Singapore

With so many rides, shows and attractions, Universal Studios really brings out the kid in me. My favourite zone? “Far Far Away”.

 

Universal Studios Singapore, 8 Sentosa Gateway

Trick Eye Museum

This museum features a delightful variety of two-dimensional paintings which tap on optical illusions to appear three-dimensional.

Trick Eye Museum, Resorts World Sentosa 26 Sentosa Gateway #01-43/44

Watch the Crane Dance

I found this show rather fascinating. The Crane Dance is a modern performance of the classical Asian folktale about a pair of mechanical cranes and their love for each other which transforms them into real birds. This 10-minute show features a pair of 10-storey tall mechanical cranes, which dance gracefully in the midst of brilliant light and water effects splashed across the night sky. Admission to the show is free.

Show time: 8pm daily. Venue: Waterfront Station

This Sentosa staycation was a much-needed respite from a busy week and I will be back again!

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