When someone says “Let’s go to the beach” in Singapore, there’s a 99.999% chance that they’re referring to Sentosa. It’s no surprise that the area is our island’s “beach club central”, and within it lies Tanjong Beach Club, which some of your beach bum buddies may recommend as the best in the country.
If you’ve seen it on social media and are wondering what the hype is all about, here’s the low down on everything you need to know before heading down:
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While other hotspots like Ola Beach Club and Rumours Beach Club lie in the heart of Siloso Beach, Tanjong Beach Club (TBC) is a hideaway at the southern end of Sentosa’s beach stretch. Away from all the hurly-burly, this is the club to go to if you want a little more peace and quiet.
And though it’s a little bit of a walk from the nearest Sentosa Express monorail station, your journey here will not be for naught as TBC has been lauded by many to be one of best beach clubs not just in Singapore, but around the world.
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They’ve got a variety of spacious day beds to relax on and enjoy the view of the open sea and islets popping out along the horizon. Lay back on one of their poolside daybeds and lounges that provide easy access to their infinity pool, or on their giant beach daybeds that can fit up to eight guests (or five during Phase 3 Heightened Alert).
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P.S. The beach club is pet-friendly as well, so your ocean-loving pup doesn’t have to stay home while you have fun.
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Comfy daybeds aside, Tanjong Beach Club is also known for its fresh seafood, sharing platters and all-day brunch fare. You may have seen their popular Crispy Calamari ($21) or Acai Bowl ($21) while browsing through its Instagram tag.
Order the nosh straight to your daybeds and lounges to enjoy while you kick back and lepak the day away. If you’re not planning on leaving without some drinks, catch the sunset with food in one hand and a tequila-based Flamingo Margarita ($21) in the other. Ballers can also open bottle (from $218) with options like Beefeater, Four Pillars Rare Dry and Monkey 47.
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Other than baking on the beach like a happy potato, you can also visit their restaurant which has both indoor and alfresco dining available.
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While Phuket is now open to vaccinated travellers, try Tanjong Beach Club if you need a quick and safe getaway from city life. Below are the minimum spends required, with rates depending on the day and time of visit:
You’ll want to make reservations about a month in advance, especially if you’re planning to head down during the weekends. They do accept walk-ins, though chances are you’ll have to wait in line to enter and not get the bed of your choice. View the latest list of safe distancing regulations here.
*Capacity per bed is limited to five as per Phase 3 Heightened Alert guidelines. The beach club also typically has direct access to the beach, but during the pandemic, there’s a barrier set up to separate the areas. You can still access the beach via a short detour through the club’s main entrance.
Tanjong Beach Club
Address: 120 Tanjong Beach Walk, Singapore 098942
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 10AM-8PM | Sat & Sun 9AM-8PM
Telephone: 6270 1355
Getting there: Walk 15 minutes towards Tanjong Beach from Beach Station.
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