Singapore's Sentosa Island Gets A New Resort
The pretty Sentosa Island, just a short cable car ride from Singapore, has been spoiled by a lot of construction work recently, but it's all starting to come good. This week the Amara Sanctuary Resort opened its doors for business amidst the tropical gardens of the island. The resort is opening in stages over the next few weeks, including verandah and courtyard suites in a restored barracks building, and deluxe rooms and villas in new buildings.
Singapore has quite a mixed heritage, and the style of the resort is intended to reflect this, according to the CEO of the Amara Group, who said:
Our aim with this property was to create a vernacular style that is quintessentially Singaporean, combining Singapore's architectural heritage, its tropical vegetation and its modern casual-chic style. This site, with its historic colonial architecture and its lush tropical gardens all within easy access of the city centre has given us a unique opportunity to create an authentic Singapore style resort.
When everything's opened there will be a number of restaurant options, including a 13-seat Japanese boutique restaurant called Si Bon, an all day restaurant named Shutters and a fine dining restaurant Thanying featuring Thai cuisine. Accommodation rates run from S$500 to S$2000 (US$330-$1300) but it might be worth waiting until everything's complete and opened before you spend this kind of cash.
· Amara's First Resort Project Opens on Sentosa [Lushhome]