The old neighbourhood driving range or putt-putt course may not be cutting it after so many months stuck in one place. Travel restrictions have ensured that we’ve been firmly rooted to one place, and while going overseas may still not be an option for most of us, that doesn’t mean we can’t trek out to the East end of Singapore for a glamorous staycation where golf is an option on your agenda.
Dusit International’s first hotel property in Singapore, Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore, aims to give guests an uplifting and relaxing experience, one deeply rooted in Thai culture and tradition. The newfound premium holiday destination, nestled in the grounds of the Laguna National Golf & Resort Club, is the first on our island to offer access to two championship golf courses (which Tiger Woods himself has played on). Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore is also big on a specialty wellness approach—to cater to the burgeoning desires of holistically health-conscious travellers.
Looking to start the new year afresh? The Dusit Wellness programme has been uniquely designed to cater to whatever a guest might need, whether it be of the environmental, emotional, spiritual, emotional, or intellectual variety. Operating off the mantra ‘Eat Well, Sleep Well,’ the extensive programme features low-carb and gluten-free menus, with delectable plant-based dishes made with fresh ingredients harvested from an onsite organic farm.
If you’re looking for the ultimate spa retreat, Devarana Wellness offers an array of pampering treatments, therapies and workshops that teach things like stress management, nutrition, mindfulness, and physical vitality. Meditation, breathwork, yoga, and personal training sessions can also be taken advantage of, to ensure you glean the maximum rest and relaxation possible while on your vacation, and emerge from it a stronger being.
The ergonomic, curvilinear resort building blends seamlessly into the surrounding, rolling landscape, and is home to 198 rooms and suites, all stocked with amenities from L’Occitane and Nature Touch. From your room, emerge into the surrounding community and take advantage of not just the golf courses, but the resort’s impressive 24-hour fitness centre, the DFiT, which spans over nearly 400 square feet. There you can get your cardio on—or, if you’re feeling a more “outdoorsy” workout, head to the nearby swimming pools or tennis courts. Or the next one, or the next. (There are three of each.)
If you’re not staying overnight, perhaps Greenhouse, the hotel’s all-day, multi-ethnic restaurant with five kitchens will pique your interest. The dining gem offers cuisine from northern and southern Thailand, as well as from cultures as diverse as Peruvian, Japanese, Mediterranean and Punjabi. Expect a vast smorgasbord of sourdough and sushi, noodles and naan, and steamed fish and salads. For a stellar outdoor dining experience, head onto The Tee Deck, an al fresco street food spot that’s just as likely to serve up a hot plate of whole wheat blueberry pancakes as it is a perfectly grilled leg of lamb.
And if you’re itching to explore off the grounds of the wellness-focused urban resort? The property is just minutes from iconic landmarks like Jewel Changi Airport, as well as heritage-infused areas like Katong, Siglap, and Joo Chiat—perfect for a quick jaunt in between sessions on the green fairway.
Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore, 11 Laguna Golf Green, Singapore 488047