The Ultimate Gay Travel Guide
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Being such a popular destination Singapore is home to a huge number of world-class hotels. Unlike many other parts of Asia, Singapore is not a place to visit for affordable luxury. Hotel prices in Singapore are on par with some of the most expensive destinations in the world.
Most of Singapore’s luxury hotels are concentrated in the Central Business District, especially in the Quays area and around Chinatown. While the Quays has some of the city’s best trendy nightlife, the most beloved gay bars and clubs in town are in and around Neil Road in Chinatown. It’s up to you to choose what you prefer, but bear in mind that public transport links are abundant, so you’ll always be able to get around.
Our recommend gay Singaporean hotels, range from iconic modern skyscrapers to heritage colonial buildings, but are all exceptional in their facilities and service. Expect exceptional views, show-stopping fine dining, lush tropical gardens, and incomparably comfortable rooms.
Gay visitors to Singapore are unlikely to experience any problems checking into hotels. Singapore is a cosmopolitan international city with hotels and their employees used to and accepting of LGBT guests.
It’s worth highlighting that Singapore is one of the last remaining advanced economies where sex between two men is still illegal. While the law is not fully enforced gay visitors should be aware of local laws. Additionally, there are no anti-discrimination laws protecting LGBT+ citizens in Singapore however gay visitors are unlikely to experience any discrimination while visiting the city-state.
Most of the gay nightlife in Singapore is grouped in Chinatown, in and around Neil Road. There are plenty of excellent gay-friendly hotels and hostels in this area, which are perfect for making the most of gay Singapore. These range from luxury boutique stays to basic capsule hostels, so there’s something for every budget. Several of our picks are housed in traditional Chinatown shophouses, lending them a unique Singapore charm, and many of them cater to nomads and other long-stay visitors.
♥ Stylish and modern decor
♥ Incredible city views from most rooms
♥ Great quayside location for enjoying Singapore’s nightlife
♥ Excellent pool and gym
Located on the banks of the Singapore River in trendy Robertson Quay, this luxury hotel offers impeccable modern amenities. Rooms feature large floor-to-ceiling windows with stunning city views. The large outdoor pool is the perfect place to cool off, and you will also find an airy, well-equipped gym on site. There are several restaurants and bars within a short distance from the hotel, but the in-house dining options are worth checking out, from authentic Italian fare to elegant Japanese cuisine.
♥ Cool and contemporary design
♥ Awesome outdoor swimming pool
♥ State-of-the-art fitness center
♥ Great amenities in every room
Featuring W’s usual blend of youthful style and sophistication, this Sentosa Cove hotel is filled with unique, quirky design. All rooms are incredibly spacious, with large windows (look out for the Harbor View rooms!), colorful design, mood lighting, and Bose sound systems. The suites take things up a notch, both in terms of decor and amenities, with cool add-ons like a private plunge pool available. The hotel boasts a huge pool, complete with floats, underwater speakers, as well as a truly exceptional on-site gym, two restaurants, and a bar. W Singapore – Sentosa Cove is the most booked gay-friendly beach resort in Singapore.
♥ Great rooftop pool
♥ Excellent location for both sightseeing and gay nightlife
♥ Floor-to-ceiling windows in the rooms
♥ Buffet breakfast included in rate
The gay-friendly Holiday Inn Express Singapore Clarke Quay boasts comfortable, modern accommodation by the Singapore River. Rooms are on the small side, but make up for this with floor-to-ceiling windows featuring awesome city views. The facilities are excellent, especially the rooftop swimming pool, fitness suite, and complimentary breakfast. The hotel is located in Clarke Quay, with the Chinatown gay nightlife just under a 20 minute walk away.
♥ Unique location in one of Singapore’s historical parks
♥ Beautiful blend of colonial and modern decor
♥ Outstanding fitness and wellness facilities
♥ Peaceful garden rooms available
Hotel Fort Canning is a colonial-style heritage hotel located in the midst of the historical Fort Canning Park – for this reason, the gorgeous garden and terrace rooms are well worth the upgrade. You’ll find an excellent gym on-site, as well as an outdoor pool filled with mineral water, an award-winning luxury restaurant, and a state-of-the-art spa. All of this within walking distance of the National Museum, Orchard Road, and countless restaurants and bars.
♥ Lovely vintage-inspired rooms
♥ Excellent fitness center
♥ Good public transport links
♥ High-quality room amenities
Hotel G is a sleek and trendy hotel, designed to reflect Singapore’s cosmopolitan nature. Rooms are impeccably decorated in a vintage-inspired style, with good amenities like a rain shower, METIS toiletries, and a digital newsstand. The gym is truly exceptional, both in terms of its decor and its equipment. The hotel is located near Little India and the sprawling Bugis Street Market, but the Chinatown gay nightlife is about 20 minutes away on the Downtown MRT Line.
♥ Unique boutique accommodation
♥ Lovely natural surroundings
♥ Charming colonial interiors
♥ Excellent amenities in every room
Villa Samadhi is truly one of Singapore’s most unique luxury accommodations. The hotel is located inside Labrador Nature Reserve and housed in a beautiful 1920’s colonial building. It feels remote, but is connected to downtown through public transport. There are only 20 rooms, giving the place a romantic boutique feel, and all of them are decorated in authentic colonial style, albeit with modern conveniences like rain showers, speedy WiFi, and Bluetooth speakers.
♥ Jam-packed schedule of activities
♥ Beachfront location
♥ Stunning views from several rooms
♥ Balcony in every room
This resort sits on Siloso Beach, arguably the most popular and developed beach in Singapore. There’s a large natural water pool with slides, a gym, and a wide selection of daily activities ranging from kayaking to karaoke, aqua aerobics, volleyball, and live music, not to mention a luxury pampering spa. The rooms are spacious and pleasant – look out for the panoramic and terrace rooms to make the most of the location.
♥ Relaxing and peaceful
♥ Awesome luxury options for groups
♥ Four outdoor pools with distinct vibes
♥ Walking distance to a beach and theme park
Amara Sanctuary is made up of lush gardens and colonial-style buildings. The rooms are stylish, with large windows and lovely views, but it’s the villas and studios that stand out. The Family Mansion is especially luxurious, and a great option for a group of friends. There are four outdoor pools, a good gym, and a state-of-the-art spa. The resort is located a short walk from both Palawan Beach and Universal Studios Singapore, while more central areas like Chinatown are just a 10-minute drive away.
♥ Comfortable and spacious rooms
♥ Extra-luxurious villa available
♥ Direct beach access from the pool
♥ Excellent fitness facilities
This beautiful resort is decorated throughout in a French colonial style, a nod to both Singapore’s history and Sofitel’s origins. Every impeccably designed room comes with Sofitel’s trademark extra-comfy bed and Lanvin toiletries, but opt for a suite or villa for extra luxury. Head to the secluded spa to relax, or to the state-of-the-art gym to keep fit. There’s a large swimming pool for lounging and laps, and behind it a set of stairs that lead down the cliff straight to Tanjong Beach, where you’ll find the gay-popular Tanjong Beach Club.
♥ Private and luxurious villas
♥ Several sizes available
♥ Excellent facilities
♥ 24/7 butler service
For beachside luxury and privacy, you can’t do better than one of these 5-star villas. Each one is beautifully furnished, with high-quality amenities like rain showers, large freestanding tubs, and Nespresso machines, as well as a round-the-clock butler service. Several villas come with their own private plunge pool, but all have access to the large central swimming pool. They come in 1, 2, and 3-bedroom, so both couples and groups are catered for. The spa offers various treatments as well as a good gym, and there is an excellent restaurant and a bar on-site.