Saturday, November 21, 2009

A Day At The Spa

The Boy and I only had about 20 hours to spend together so I organised for us a day at the Sentosa Spa & Resort, which is found on Sentosa Island, 15 mins out of the main city of Singapore. We decided we would go to the adjoining Resort before heading to the Spa Botannica, which is run separately to the actual resort.

When we arrived we were greeted warmly by the hotel staff - even though we were not hotel guests! They treat Spa Botannica guests as their own, so we didn't feel at all out of place.

After arriving at the Sentosa Resort, we decided to eat a big breakfast and read papers, and fill ourselves to the brim with coffee and good conversation.

We then decided, with an hour and a half still to go before our spa appointment, to go and relax by the pool. The Boy relaxed while I went wandering to take photos.

Of course, I had to take photos of the wonderful fabrics and textures around the Resort area. I am beginning to love just going to these places to see the kind of interior design work that is done.

The Resort had many lily ponds, koi fish ponds, fountains, pebble gardens and sprawling grass areas.

We loved that there was such a vast number of animals about. We debated over whether the Peacock was the man and the Peahen was the woman but after we got over that (using google) we just enjoyed their beautiful colours.

The Peacocks and Peahens were particularly friendly, and had no problem with wandering past while the guests ate their meals.

One Peahen was happy for the Boy to take a photo.

I, on the other hand, wasnt so happy to have my photo taken by the Boy!

After breakfast, we were taken via golf buggy to the Spa Botannica. Here we were taken on a tour of the spa facilities and outdoor areas, and we then went off to receive our spa treatment (the rather odd, but still enjoyable - i thought - Vichy Shower).

The indoor spa facilities were gorgeous. There were orchards everywhere, scented oils burning, fresh fluffy white towels, fluffy slippers, a jacuzzi, a plunge pool, a steam baths and wonderful showers with complimentary moisturisers, shampoos, conditioners, face creams - delight!

Then unfortunately the rain fell..... and fell.... and fell and after hoping the rain would stop after an hour, it didnt... it continued to fall. Nevertheless, the Boy and I still made the most of our time there, by using the indoor facilities and then "mucking" about in the mud pools.

The International Man of Mystery enjoying his herbal tea.

The International Man of Mystery and I mused over the fact that the bathrooms were possibly the nicest, most luxurious bathrooms we have ever visited. We contemplated leaving the idea of the Spa behind, and just sit in the bathrooms and relax.

After the day at the Spa, we stopped off for some wine and cheese - and a bit of Monkey Business!

We sat and talked, as the rain fell around us....

And then it was goodbye to the Boy, once again.

We shall see each other again in two weeks time.


  1. Loved all your photos. Poor M always hiding behind something.

  2. Thats the point. He wants it that way. He thinks its funny.

  3. ooooh.... I only go there for conferences every now and then. Maybe I should check out the spa :D