I am sure we are aware that Banyan Tree is a Singaporean brand but it is interesting that this homegrown company had no spa or resort in Singapore! Well, this has changed since July this year, when Banyan Tree Spa was launched at level 55 of Marina Bay Sands.

I had the opportunity to visit the spa and enjoy a massage at the top of Singapore (almost) a couple of weeks ago when I was at MBS.

The reception area was decorated with traditional Asian/Indonesian elements.

There were a good range of full-body massages available, pricing at S$200++ for 60 minutes massage and S$260++ for 90 minutes massage. All massage session comes with a 30-minute Calm Time (resting time after the massage, complete with refreshments) and welcome footbath. In terms of the type of massages, the offering was kinda international – ranging from Balinese to Hawaiian, Thai to Swedish.

I am no massage connoisseur, but I decided to opt for the Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage since I have never tried this before and I have never been to Hawaii!

The treatment room was bright and spacious, complete with very Asian furnishing. There are also two double spa suites for couple spa, complete with open bath tub with a view of the city!

Chilling at the couch with my drink and warm towel before the massage.

Kickstarted my spa experience with a welcome foot bath. While some other spa places I have visited offer such service, the foot bath is usually at the open area, as compared to Banyan Tree, where you enjoy some privacy in the treatment room.

The shower and changing facility in the treatment room was very spacious too! To give you a good gauge, the whole treatment room was the size of a hotel room.

Thereafter, light dimmed and it was snooze time for me (to enjoy the Lomi Lomi massage).

My Lomi Lomi massage is a type of massage that uses fingerwork – rub, press, squeeze, knead. I indicated to my masseur that I didn’t want her to exert too much force and I didn’t want to experience painful joints after the session. She was rather gentle with me, and didn’t use her elbow, which would have been more intense. Most massages at Banyan Tree Spa are applied with the specially concocted Orchid oil, which had a pleasant scent.

After the massage, I was ushered to the Tea Lounge which once again, offered a picturesque view of the cityscape. I was served with some healthy fruit yoghurt and herbal drink for my post-treatment relaxation.

If you like some of the massage or spa items that were used during the treatment, you could purchase them at the Banyan Tree shop.

Verdict:

Definitely worth a try! The quality of the massage was decent, but what really won me over was the impeccable service and luxurious setting. It felt good to be able to find a calm and tranquil corner to relax and recuperate in the midst of the busy and glamorous integrated resort. We need to be pampered like this at least once in a while, don’t you think?

Banyan Tree 这名字大家应该都有听说过,这来自新加坡的休闲与Spa品牌,遍布世界各地,却一直没在新加坡开幕。终于,在今年7月Banyan Tree在本地滨海湾金沙开幕。伫立在新加坡最受瞩目的滨海湾,从Treatment Room里头能够俯瞰新加坡的美景。按摩服务的价位介于200至260元之间,虽然较贵但是里头的设备非常完善,房间非常宽敞,让人有宾至如归的感觉。绝对推荐大家到这里宠一宠自己!

Banyan Tree Spa Marina Bay Sands
10 Bayfront Avenue
Tower 1, Level 55
Singapore 018956
Tel: +65 6688 8825
Fax: +65 6688 5575
spa-marinabaysands@banyantree.com

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