Many developments boast a resort-inspired environment, but nothing beats the real deal.
While many urbanites thrive on the hustle and bustle of the city, some would trade it for a relaxing island life in a heartbeat. Given the stressful times we live in, replacing city chaos with luxuriant treetops and the gentle lapping of the waves is sure to be a welcomed move.
Alas, living on a resort island often comes with one hurdle: the assumption that it would be less convenient than the city. Well, that may be true for larger countries but when you live in petite Singapore, where the resort island of Sentosa is a mere 15 minute drive from the city, the reality of waking up in a beachfront resort is closer than you think.
Those living in Capella The Club Residences would concur. In this serviced apartment arm by Capella, you’ll have the best of both worlds: a District 04 city-fringe address as well as luxury award-winning resort hospitality at your service. Plus, residents are privy to Capella Hotel Singapore’s top-notch amenities.
The Sentosa neighbourhood
Being a resident of The Club Residences – and by extension, Sentosa – means having Palawan Beach (Singapore’s best beach, no less) right at your doorstep. When the sweltering heat gets too much for you, pad across the fine white sand and take a dip in the cool clear waters. Tanjong Beach Club, the famous and Instagram-worthy beach bar, is a few minutes’ walk away. Try their Signature Bloody Mary and Tanjong Burger.
And while many travel far and wide to visit the award-winning Auriga spa, you need only head next door. With nine experience rooms and private outdoor gardens, this is paradise in itself. No wonder it has held strongly to its five-star Forbes Travel Guide status for 10 consecutive years.
Golfers can head to Sentosa Golf Club, which has been voted the best golf course in Southeast Asia. Not that good a golfer? Well, a buggy ride around the scenic course designed by acclaimed golf course architect Alister MacKenzie will make the trip worth it.
Yacht owners can conveniently berth their boats at ONE ̊15 Marina Sentosa Cove, located a mere six-minute drive from The Club Residences. Residents can charter yachts here, too, if they want to kick it up a notch for an event or celebration.
Nature lovers will have plenty of walking trails to choose from for their morning hikes, while parents can bring their kids to Universal Studios Singapore and Adventure Cove Waterpark for a fun-filled weekend. We reckon there’s more to do in the Sentosa neighbourhood than the city.
Of course, you don’t actually have to step out of the comfort of The Club Residences at all. In here, the glistening Clubhouse pool, along with a tennis court and 24-hour fitness centre, are exclusive to residents. The family will enjoy the lounge room with a pool table, table tennis equipment, board games and an Xbox 360 gaming system.
The place you’ll call home
The Club Residences is not only ensconced in lush tropical greenery, but boasts sweeping views of the South China Sea as well.
Naturally, its 72 sea- and garden-facing suites as well as standalone double-storey manors were designed to magnify this unique view. Think warm wood furnishings in an understated contemporary style and granite stone finishes in the bathroom.
Those who’ve had the privilege to stay in the famed Capella Hotel Singapore would be familiar with its generously sized rooms. These serviced apartments and manors are no different, with the one-bedroom suites starting at 89sqm. The two-bedders come with a balcony (an idyllic spot for a tipple or two) while the four-bedders are enhanced with both a wet and dry kitchen and a walk-in wardrobe.
The manors, on the other hand, were designed to host larger families. No matter the style you choose – the bungalow-style Contemporary manor, the heritage building that is Colonial Manor, or the contemporary tropical oasis of Capella Manor – you’ll enjoy the utmost privacy. Each manor comes with a personal driveway and a private pool.
You’ll also find that the kitchens are well-equipped with Miele appliances, a high-end German brand known for its sophisticated technology and designs. Having a dishwasher, built-in microwave, cooker hood and induction hob, oven, and a family size refrigerator at the ready will make family meals a breeze. They also come with washers and dryers.
The high ceilings and a lush garden space enhances the bright and airy resort atmosphere, while a dedicated and comfortable space for helpers ensure every family member is taken care of. Residents can bring their furry companions to stay with them, too.
Living life in Capella fashion
Scrumptious food is in no short supply. Being a resident means starting your day right with a complimentary continental breakfast in the picturesque Club Lounge. You’ll also have access to Capella Hotel Singapore’s array of restaurants for lunch and dinner. Head over to Cassia for Cantonese cuisine, The Knolls for Mediterranean, and Bob’s Bar for its bespoke Navegante rum. Wherever you choose to dine, you’ll be accompanied by a pretty vista and a soothing sea-breeze.
But here’s one perk you won’t find elsewhere: an on-demand in-suite dining service – available anytime, even at 2am after several episodes of Top Chef on Netflix. A delectable seasonal menu is only a call away, thanks to Capella’s highly personalised concierge service.
With this concierge, you can arrange book your spa treatment at the aforementioned Auriga spa or even hire a private party planning service for special occasions. The latter comes complete with a Capella chef who will prepare a gastronomical delight for up to 20 guests, a florist to jazz up the function room with seasonal blooms, and an event planner who will ensure things go according to plan.
Daily necessities are taken care of. With complimentary housekeeping services available six days a week, as well as complimentary services such as property, pool, landscaping and window cleaning ready to be scheduled, you won’t even have to lift a finger. Laundry services, with a small fee, is also at hand.
Residents can feel safe knowing that there is 24-hour security and front desk services in place. All is taken care of.
A District 04 address
The trend of working-from-home will surely continue, and residents will be able to work without interruptions thanks to the complimentary high-speed internet in every home. However, if you do need to head out, being near two major expressways, CTE and AYE, makes getting to business hubs a quick and fuss-free affair. Shenton Way, Raffles Place and One-North are a 15-minute drive away. Residents enjoy complimentary parking.
Prefer to go green? There is a complimentary shuttle bus service to VivoCity Shopping Centre (where Harbourfront MRT is located). Here, we suggest dropping by VivoCity’s FairPrice Xtra for a spot of grocery shopping. Alternatively, you can stock up on artisanal foods at the Market Place by Jasons and Cold Storage in Sentosa Cove – both of which are a six-minute drive away.
You’ll also be happy to know that Harbourfront MRT is a jackpot for convenience. Apart from being an interchange for the Circle Line as well as North-East Line, it is also only one to three stops away from the East-West Line, Downtown Line, and the North-South Line. Getting to work, school, or entertainment spots will be a cinch.
To find out more The Club Residences, visit https://www.capellaclubresidences.com/
Brought to you by Capella The Club Residences Singapore.