Here are the best beach bars in Singapore
We admit, it’s easy to forget that we live on a tropical island. We spend our days in air conditioned comfort and the sight of the CBD skyscrapers are far more common than is the sight of coconut trees. Yet a beach getaway is just minutes away if you choose to take one. Indeed, there simply isn’t a lack of beach bars and clubs in Singapore, some of which have even won global awards. If you’re a tourist on our island city, welcome and we hope these bars will satiate your appetite for the sun, the sea and the shore.
Tanjong Beach Club
New visitors to Tanjong Beach Club at Sentosa must know one thing: You have to choose the experience you want. On weekdays, the space is a tranquil getaway from the madness of the city while on weekends, it transforms into a mini party haven where the music is as good as the drinks. Recline under one of the beach facing cabanas outside or take shelter from the heat indoors – either way, you’ll be sure to have a fantastic time.
Rumours Beach Club
Do you miss Bali? Rumours Beach Club will have you sorted. It’s the only beach club in Singapore with three swimming pools and areas dedicated to VIPs as well as sections with daybeds, cabanas, a sun deck and an indoor alfresco area. While these spaces are an experience to be had, food remains its central focus. If you ask us, go straight for the Jimbaran Bali BBQ – a mix of seafood grilled with Balinese spices that will have you feeling like you’re on the Island of The Gods.
Who would’ve thought that a Spanish restaurant would eventually find itself on a beach where it will have all the trimmings of a proper beach club? Yet FOC Sentosa stands as testament to this winning combo. The trick we think is that the space manages to be the perfect beach getaway in the day time and turns into a cosy dining establishment come sun down. Expect a generous Spanish menu where crispy roasted suckling pig can be had with squid ink paella washed down with an excellent selection of gin and tonics.
If you’re one for laidback vibes minus the crowds who are clearly there to strut like peacocks then Coastes will be for you. The family-friendly joint is rustic and casual, with deck chairs that stretch all the way to the water’s edge. If you’re feeling peckish, there’s an all-day menu featuring easy eats like burgers and pizzas. If you come before 3pm though, there will be a breakfast menu to tuck into and the fluffy pancakes are simply to die for.
Ola Beach Club
Forget lounging on the sun decks and working up that tan – instead, partake in some water sports and burn some calories. Ola Beach Club lets you do both, and offers kayaking and paddle boarding on top a healthy menu centred around poke bowls, burgers, pastas and pizzas. There is also a kids menu so families with a knack for a day out at the beach are more than welcome to make themselves home.