Sofitel Sentosa Resort & Spa
My first stop in Singapore with Amy was at Sofitel Sentosa Resort & Spa. We arrived in the middle of the night around 3AM and I remember being fascinated at how elegant the lobby looked in the dim gold lighting. We were able to check into our room swiftly. Upon arrival, we found a little note card and some cupcakes... however we were taken aback when found our faces on them! Needless to say I was so thrilled at the very personal touch to our welcome.
Sofitel Sentosa is located on an island resort off Singapore's southern coast. However we had no trouble getting there and it was quite close to the city. If I remember correctly it only takes about 20 minutes. Our local photographer friend Zippy (who helped us take some of these photos) told us that Singapore is small and you can get from one side of town to the other in just 1 hour! I was in love with this resort and found it to be the perfect hideaway to recoup after a long day of exploring the city.
The hotel is decorated beautifully with a wood and gold theme. It reminds me of the 1920s and specifically the style of "The Great Gatsby". There's a charming luxurious old-school feel about this place. A notable feature of this resort are its peacock inhabitants. You can find many of them roaming around and simply minding their own business. We met a friendly little fella who hung out in our balcony for half an hour. And I was lucky enough to see one spread it's feathers. It was such an amazing sight to behold! Click to see it live in my snapchat stories collection.
My absolute favorite part about this resort is the complimentary Fish Therapy Spa located right next to the bar. At first I thought it was just a sitting area for hotel guests to relax and dip their feet in the water. I passed by many times and thought it was a little strange that there was always people there. But I did not recognize this magnificent area for what it is until the morning we were leaving!! Haha but I am very grateful that I got to experience this for the first time here.
Swarms of fish will come nibble away the dead skin cells of your feet. It's a very strange and tickling sensation at first and then it becomes a relaxing buzz. It's very nice just to look at the fish and have an exchange where you're mutually helping each other.
Lastly there is a long pathway that leads right down to the beach. Altogether Sofitel Sentosa was the perfect place for rest and relaxation. And oh, Universal Studios is located right next to it ;)
Fish Therapy Spa