Even if you’re hardly the perfectionist sort, tying the knot may also come with the accompanying pressure of planning the largest party of your life. Before things get too overwhelming, take a breather by booking a spa session with your closest girlfriends to decompress and recharge.
Rustic setting experience: Lush Spa
Address: Singapore Polo Club, 80 Mount Pleasant Road
Tel: 6254-9091 / 9386-8866
Tucked away in a quiet spot up on Mount Pleasant Road, this destination spa is worth the effort getting there. With nine spa treatments for brides-to-be, you can also say they are the original sparty-makers.
Apart from the Chic Hen’s Sparty®, there’s also Champagne, Wine, Cheese & Chatter, Cocktails & Nails, Tapas & Spa, Chocolate, Sip & Snooze, Detox and the Lazy Sunday themed Sparty® to pick from. If they all sound good to you, start booking early and try them all.
For a garden spa experience: Aramsa The Garden Spa
Address: Bishan Park 2, 1382 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
At $600 (before GST), Aramsa the Garden Spa’s Hen’s Party Pampering Package is one of the more comprehensive ones around. It comprises the Aramsa Touch Massage (4 pax; 90mins), Garden Radiance Scrub (4 pax; 30mins), a Classic Manicure and pedicure for the bride and 30% discount off the classic manicure and pedicure for the remaining ladies. After your session, your group can also retreat to the adjoining Green Room Café for a refreshing meal that’s light on the palate.
Getaway experience: AWAY spa
Address: W Singapore Sentosa Cove, 21 Ocean Way
Round up your gang of girl pals for a sensational escape to this trendy island hotel, where the energizing vibe is great for some pre-wedding R&R. Sip on a welcome mocktail before your treatment, which can range from massages, stress-relieving scrubs and wraps to custom facials using organic products from ILA-Spa. After your session, step into the Vitality pool, which comes with a Hydro back bench, air tubs, neck massage spouts and foot massage nozzles to give your blood circulation a gentle boost.
For a boutique hotel experience: The Retreat
Address: #01-03A, #08-01 and #09-01 Changi Village Hotel, 1 Netheravon Road
Probably the closest you’ll get to Bintan without actually getting on a boat. Located among the tranquil surrounds near Changi beach, the hotel spa’s package includes a chocolate fondue set and a traditional Swedish massage (2-4 pax; 60 mins). Top up $50 and you get to pick from a list of add-on treatments (30 mins) including an aromatic body scrub, a relaxing facial, an express manicure and pedicure or a foot reflexology session (40 mins) for a well-rested day out.
For lounging in a luxe hotel spa: Remède Spa
Address: The St Regis Singapore, 29 Tanglin Road
Tel: 6506 6896
For some serious, no-holds-barred pampering, Remède Spa’s range of luxurious body treatments is a real treat for frazzled souls. This is the time to splurge on a top-class rejuvenating experience that’s worth every dollar, such as French podiatrist Bastien Gonzalez’s renowned manicure and pedicure treatments. While the spa doesn’t have a spa party package, it’s way more fun to create your own from the tantalizing list under the Exceptional Offers section, which has a host of packages designed for sheer bliss.