HEN'S PARTIES IN SENTOSA: 5 IDEAS FOR AN AWESOME TIME
Planning a hen's do that's more than drinks and dancing? Here are 5 unique, glamorous and fun hen's party ideas so you can send her off in style.
Being tasked to plan a close friend's bachelorette party can feel like a very tall order. More important than the wedding planning and bridal fittings that you’ll be roped into, a hen’s night is meant to be a bonding session for bridesmaids. However, this is also the perfect opportunity for your new acquaintances to judge you. No pressure. Sure, you could hire the best exotic dancers in the land or book out a presidential suite in Bali, but will breaking the bank earn you the street cred you so desire?
Head to Sentosa, where a cavalcade of adventures await. Chuck your BFF's last night of freedom with unique thrills and spills as you gallivant across the State of Fun, where hangovers, aching feet, and ringing ears are entirely optional.
Stressed-out city slickers might appreciate a slow-paced and decadent weekend in Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa. Its spa has attractive promotions like the Bond & Celebrate package ($200++ per person for groups of 4 to 12 only), which entitles a group to a 60-minute private yoga session, followed by a relaxing 45-minute massage of choice. Afterwards, you and your gal pals will be treated to artisanal teas, confections and pastries in LeBar, which is tucked away in lush greenery.
You won’t need to leave Sofitel Sentosa, as it burgeons with dining options like Kwee Zeen, The Cliff and The Garden. You can enjoy a game of tennis or golf here too or work up a sweat in the hotel’s gym, So FIT. If you fancy a dip, you can either immerse yourself in the hotel’s Instagrammable swimming pool or take a short stroll along Tanjong Beach’s golden sands and dive into the South China Sea.
For girls who have accumulated frequent flyer rewards just from their trips to Bali, they’ll love lounging in Ola Beach Club, where a bevvy of high-octane seas sports are available to the young and young at heart. Take to the air on a jet pack or jet blade, which are propelled by powerful water streams!
If you’d like to task the manoeuvring to someone else, hop on a donut, Banana Boat or a Super Mable float-ride and you’ll be whizzed across the waters, which will also let you take in unique views of Siloso Beach.
Afterwards, you can catch a breather while making friends with like-minded sunseekers at Siloso’s watering holes, which include Bikini Bar, Coastes and Sand Bar.
In fact, this hair-raising region of Sentosa proffers a wide variety of venues to get your adrenaline pumping, such as AJ Hackett Sentosa, Skyline Luge, Mega Adventure Park and the island’s internationally renowned indoor skydiving facility, iFly.
After an unforgettable day of living life on various edges, unwind in the picturesque Bubble Bar of Shangri-La's Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa or enjoy a pampering massage and spa package in Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa’s Spa Luna.
A new and already Michelin-starred establishment, table65 champions experiential open-concept dining. Bring your wolfpack to this casual restaurant’s Ladies’ Night, which happens every first and third Thursdays of the month, which will treat them to a three-course set dinner menu accompanied by free-flow Prosecco.
After an opulent tipple, check into Hotel Michael nearby, which is embellished with murals and post-modern art dedicated to famous architect Michael Graves. Several other popular eateries like Feng Shui Inn, Putien, Singapore Seafood Republic, Syun and TungLok Heen are within walking distance of Hotel Michael too.
From around $2,000, you can charter a yacht and sail out to nearby islands from ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove. Soak up some vitamin sea on the deck, dive into the clear blue ocean, enjoy a private barbecue on one of the Southern Island’s uninhabited beaches or ask your crew to help you net some sea urchins. This unique voyage will show you majestic views of Singapore from this coastline, so don’t forget to bring along sumptuous food and drink. The aquatic revelry doesn’t end when you return to shore!
Check you and your sun-seeking girl gang into W Singapore Sentosa Cove, which is located a stone’s throw from ONE°15 Marina. Famous for its sensational pool parties, W Singapore currently offers weekend stays that entitle one to 50% off for the second night. You might fancy its Suite Temptations package includes $100 F&B credit, and 25% off laundry, transportation and spa services.
Its restaurant SKIRT has just launched a delicious new menu, while the gregarious WOOBAR offers a myriad of drink promotions and excellent service, which will ensure that you and your new BFFs are well taken care of.
By Andre Frois (@drefrois)
Andre Frois is a Singapore-based journalist who has written for the likes of Channel NewsAsia, the Straits Times, Vice and the South China Morning Post. He has also published city guides for Monocle, Prestige and the Singapore Tourism Board. In his free time, he enjoys making short films, teaching self defense, and composing music.