It’s your anniversary next week and you have nothing planned. It’s too late for a short getaway and time is not on your side. Your worst nightmare is slowly coming true.
While you click away on the Internet, sieving through pages of recommendations for divine intervention, why not plan a trip to Resorts World Sentosa for instant salvation? Read on to see how we can make it an anniversary you won’t forget.
8.30am to 10am:
Forest 森 (Hotel Michael Lobby)
The first and most important step to maintaining a healthy relationship: feed each other silly, preferably with some contemporary Chinese chow from Forest 森. Be prepared to be rocketed to food stratospheres with exquisite Chinese cuisine served in an open setting. What a perfect way to start the morning.
10am to 3pm:
This is the clincher, the one that gets you the nod. In fact, we are so confident that couples will fall in love with each other all over again that we are recommending you to spend a whopping five hours at the 10,000 sqm haven.
The experience starts once you enter its grounds. Immerse in picturesque greenery, inhale and leave all your worries (and gadgets) at the doorstep. It’s not a daily thing to be in the company of a verdant forest, so you might as well enjoy it.
For the ultimate rejuvenation package for lovebirds, we recommend the Social Spa for Two programme ($900++), which you will enjoy each other’s company in a swanky ESPA Beach Villa Suite. Start the treatment in a private steam shower and swimming pool before indulging in ESPA signature heat experiences and therapy pools.
After which, enjoy one of ESPA’s signature programmes – the ESPA Time treatment. This 2-hour bespoke programme is created for the individual. Our expert therapists will recommend the best treatment based on preferences and lifestyle goals.
And finally, complete the treatment with a 2-course champagne lunch – served to you at the comforts of your villa.
ESPA’s many facilities, which include a gym, yoga studio and more, are available for use at no additional charge.
Tips: Bring swimwear and extra clothes.
3pm to 6pm:
Option 1: Universal Studios Singapore.
This perennial crowd pleaser caters to people of all ages. If your other half is not into thrilling rides (pity), there is still the park itself, which has a life of its own. From bustling New York to exotic Egypt, there are plenty of photo taking opportunities for keepsakes. Explore the alleys and you will find some unexpected sceneries. Also, remember to check out Hollywood, the perfect place to get up close and personal with the Kungfu Panda or Betty Boop.
One of our favourite zones is New York, where the realistic Lights, Camera, Action!™ Hosted by Steven Spielberg is housed. Be amazed by how special effects can turn a sound studio into a scene of a city that is being ravaged by a hurricane.
For a truly fairy tale romance, Far Far Away is the best place to be. Check out Donkey LIVE where Shrek’s sidekick kicks up a storm in this interactive live show.
Option 2: Adventure Cove Waterpark
What is a getaway without having some fun under the sun? The Adventure Cove Waterpark promises many adventures with its water rides and highlights. Chill out along the meandering Adventure River, come face-to-face with 20,000 fish at the Rainbow Reef or try your hand at feeding stingrays at the Ray Bay.
Tips: Swimwear not optional. Apply sun block or sun tan lotion depending on your preference.
6pm to 8pm:
Option 1: Ocean Restaurant by Cat Cora (S.E.A. Aquarium)
City-view dining is so yesterday. The best way to impress your date? Have your dinner at Ocean Restaurant, located within the S.E.A. Aquarium, the only place in Singapore for an underwater dining experience.
Bathed in a calming hue of blue, your dinner companions include thousands of marine animals. See rays slip by while hundreds of schooling fish follow suit or just gaze into the deep blue and take in the atmosphere.
Having a fantastic atmosphere is not just Ocean Restaurant’s only strength. Its light, healthy fare is a delight for most taste buds.
Tips: Reserve a table closest to the viewing panel for the best experience.
Option 2: Joël Robuchon Restaurant (Hotel Michael)
Over at Joël Robuchon Restaurant, you can promise your loved one the stars, Michelin Stars to be exact. Dining in this restaurant, eponymously named after Joël Robuchon, the most Michelin-starred chef in the world, expect to be served with the pinnacle of French cuisine. But as with anything of quality, it will cost a dent to your bank account.
Match the exquisite gastronomic experience with over 1,300 premium wines from all over the globe. The cosy yet luxurious interior is conducive for diners to enjoy the Degustation menu, which comes with 14 courses in tasting portions. This is truly an unparalleled dining experience.
8pm to 9pm:
What’s a romantic day out without our lovebirds (pun fully intended), the mechanical cranes? Remember to come early to get the best seats in the house.
Looking for an itinerary for families instead? Check out this blog.
Next week, check out the thrill seekers day out.