Singapore can now experience the ultimate beach party life this island has to offer. Café del Mar (CDM) gives sunsets on Sentosa a new meaning and thrill. CDM is setting new standards as beach parties become de rigeur in nightlife. With its music and Ibiza pedigree, Café del Mar Singapore reinvents the beach party culture and is set to become the iconic spot in beach life and entertainment in this city.
Taking up over 35,000 sq ft of space on Siloso Beach in Sentosa, this latest hotspot boasts picturesque ocean views, tropical sensuality and Ibiza decadence. The look is Miami Beach-meets-the Mediterranean—crisp, cool whites and soft palette tones, on CDM’s colour backdrop of blue and white. One of the biggest draws is the music—Café del Mar’s label that shaped a generation and categorized “chill-out” music to the world.
The original Café del Mar in Ibiza was created in 1980 as an inspired thought to showcase the Mediterranean Sea on San Antonio beach. Designed by emblematic architect, Luis Güell, CDM Ibiza is an architectural icon of eroticism and sensuality. When the place was unveiled, it became the watering hole for DJs, artists and celebrities.
From the onset, CDM was about putting music to spectacular sunsets in Ibiza. A unique blend of new age classical and jazz fusion was the first step to CDM’s signature sound, and in time, new musical formulas were created with the Café del Mar seal. With its growing reputation as the epicenter of superb music and laid-back cool, CDM became the gig that top international DJs would vie to play. Now, after 25 years of great music and legendary sunset parties told all round the world, Café del Mar has materialized on our shores.
“As the largest Café Del Mar in the world, Café Del Mar Singapore is an exciting addition to the expanding array of quality entertainment products established in Singapore by global lifestyle brands and icons such as Fashion TV, Hed Kandi, Buddha Bar and Ministry of Sound. Café del Mar’s trend-setting concept and chill-out environs on the resort island of Sentosa are an irresistible draw for visitors seeking a unique experience in Singapore.” says Mr Oliver Chong, Director, Cluster Development (Events & Entertainment), Singapore Tourism Board. “World-class lifestyle offerings such as Cafe Del Mar help to reinforce Singapore’s vision to become Asia’s leading entertainment capital, boosting our efforts to achieve our targets of $30 billion tourism receipts and 17 million visitor arrivals by 2015.”
At Café del Mar Singapore, the most smashing beach parties are staged for those so inclined. Groove to the cool, sexy beats of the music while savouring tapas and sipping on sangrias in the sultry sea breeze while live bands and DJs play above the pool bar on a mobile platform and check out the crowd togged out in their body-beautiful best. Bikini and board short-clad bodies dance to the pulsating beats. Its haute beach life personified. Think style without pretension, complete with laid-back buzz.
Café del Mar in Sentosa has a 6,000 sq ft air-conditioned bungalow and generous outdoor grounds dotted with spacious day beds and cabanas. Surrounded by lush greenery and white sands overlooking the sea, Café del Mar exudes a sense of exclusivity. Decked out with two Jacuzzis and a pool with a bar, this restaurant/bar is an ideal spot to soak in while enjoying a refreshing cocktail on a hot sunny day.
Lunchtime at the indoor restaurant makes for a great break from work. In the evening, wind down on the beds by the sea as you watch the sun set. The bungalow interior has Café del Mar’s signature blue and white with gold trimmings, multi-level beds, an island bar and a comfortable dance floor. At night, the pool glitters with fibre-optics and LED lights changing colours to reflect the music beats and moods.
The ultimate playground for the beach-inclined, Café del Mar serves up an extensive menu of beach cocktails (daiquiris, pina coladas and mojitos etc), and their signature sangria, perfect accompaniments for their sensuous tapas.
Some of the chef’s recommendations from the Food Menu include Linguine Pescatora, Marisco Paella and Succulent Lamb Chops, meticulously marinated with the finest herbs and spices and grilled to perfection and definitely not to be missed when you visit.
With a perfect blend of Spanish sensuality and Miami glitz, Café del Mar is poised to be the most stylish beach party in town.
Café Del Mar Details
Address : 40 Siloso Beach Walk
Siloso Beach, Sentosa Island
General Enquiries : firstname.lastname@example.org
Reservations : (65)6235 1296 (11am-9pm daily)/
Website : http://www.cafedelmar.com.sg
Operating hours : Monday–Thursday: 11am – 11pm
Friday / Eve of Public Holiday: 11am – 2am
Saturday: 11am – 2am
Sunday / Public Holiday: 11am – 11pm
Capacity : 1,000 pax comfortably
80 pax for outdoor restaurant seating.
Size : 35,000 sq ft total; 6,000 sq ft (air-conditioned
Special features : 20m long kidney-shaped pool with
Fibre-Optics and LED lights; 2 Jacuzzis, day beds, cabanas; Indoor DJ console; platform above the pool for live acts; Café Del Mar statues with balls of light; Air- conditioned island bar and outdoor pool bar.
DJ Dalley (real name: Dalley Sani) began his professional DJ career in 2001 as a mobile disc jockey and soon progressed to becoming a club DJ. Dalley drew his influences from the likes of Mark Knight, Marc Romboy, Gorge, D.O.N.S., Steve Lawler, Booka Shade just to name a few. Dalley constantly wins audiences over with his unique style of playing and mixing of music -incorporating elements of House, Techno, Progressive and Electro. In 2007, he joined the Pioneer Pro. DJ Juice DJ Quest Competition and was crowned champion. Also emerging as Heineken Music DJ Quest Regional Finalist representing Singapore in 2007 and recently Pioneer DJ Battle 2008 champion, he has held helm at Fashion Bar and has spun at the de-funct Kandi Bar & Balcony Bar as well doing regular nights at Cafe Del Mar. Also he’s appeared for gigs from eM studio, Butter Factory, Marina Bay F1 Circuit just to name a few… Having cut his teeth on the island state’s most discerning musical playgrounds, he’s used to winning over the most difficult crowd, expect nothing less here. “Music answers any questions…” is his philosophical musing on the matter, Dalley’s take on electronic music hopes to take him to new heights