Singapore's ski-high spa oasis
15 Treatment Rooms
Banyan Tree Spa Marina Bay Sands experience begins the minute you step out of the elevator on the 55th floor of the towering resort hotel. An aromatic medley of essential oils subtly weaves its way throughout the sultry space, exuding hints of lemongrass, sandalwood and citrusy bergamot.
Leaf-patterned hand-carved timber panels by artisans from Indonesia and abaca woven fiber panels from the Philippines line the interiors, and the soothing hum of Balinese folk music highlights the tranquil vibe here. Soon enough, you’ll find yourself on the shorelines of Zen — a world away from the bustling, ritzy glamour found elsewhere within the visually spectacular Marina Bay Sands in which the spa is housed.
Nestled just beneath the popular and rather spectacular rooftop deck, Banyan Tree Spa manages to feel like you’re traversing a mythical Asian rainforest even though you’re inside one of the world’s most modern and populated hotels.
From the beautifully lined creepers and woody vines that dot the entirety of the spa walkway to the exquisitely tasteful starry sky themed “Tree of Life” art display in the spa’s lobby to the travertine marble and onyx reinforced floors, Banyan Tree Spa is a welcomed respite for those seeking solace from busy Singapore.
Sandwiched in between the cityscape of Singapore’s Central Business District and the gloss of the South China Sea, the spa makes the most out of the great views — each of its treatment rooms feature unrivalled panoramas regardless of which one you occupy.
Perfect for a solo escape or a romantic getaway, the 15 treatment rooms are well-appointed and come complete with attached shower and washroom facilities. The rooms serve as an ideal place to experience the holistic-minded treatments that Banyan Tree spas are known for.
Ranging from traditional Thai, Swedish, Balinese and Hawaiian lomi lomi-inspired full-body massages to comprehensive beauty therapies featuring hand, foot and hair treatments, the Singapore spa offers a total of 35 luxurious treatments and services designed to help you on your way toward nirvana.
One of the must-try treatments is the Harmony Banyan — a 150-minute holistic experience that begins with a gentle exfoliation, followed by a full-body massage using orchid massage oil, a head and foot massage, and concludes with a therapeutic orchid bath. What’s best is that the treatment is carried out by two therapists who synchronize movements to help you stay relaxed and at ease throughout.
For those who prefer the sensual benefits of hydrotherapy, the Tropical Rainmist treatment combines a rain mist steam bath and cascading rain shower to enliven the senses.
All of the spa’s skilled therapists trained at the prestigious Banyan Tree Spa Academy, which was founded in Phuket, Thailand, in 2001 and has since expanded to schools in China and Indonesia.
Other treatments include more traditional facials and body scrubs as well as ancient Chinese traditions, ayurvedic therapies and hand and foot services.
If you’d like to recreate the Banyan Tree experience at home, you’ll have an opportunity to scoop up products used during your treatment. Featuring exclusive spa amenities that you can find throughout your stay there, the Banyan Tree Gallery allows you to create your own experience in the comforts of your home with products like oil burners, incense holders, aromatic essential oils and sensual massage oils.