You may actually want to build in a longer layover at Singapore Changi Airport, the No. 1 international airport according to Travel + Leisure readers.
In our annual World’s Best Awards survey, respondents weighed in on everything from airports’ check-in and security facilities to access, restaurants and bars, shopping, and design.
And Singapore Changi is proof that airports don’t necessarily have to be a boring purgatory while you wait for your flight.
Singapore’s international airport is known for its groundbreaking design, which include amenities like themed gardens (including a two-level butterfly habitat in Terminal 3) and a Balinese-style rooftop pool.
There are even Snooze Lounges, where travelers can curl up on comfy chairs and really unwind, and more than 80 restaurants, bars, and fast-food options for hungry travelers.
Endless diversions, like 24-hour movie theaters and multiple spas, keep people occupied during their layovers.
But for travelers who have somewhere to be — and fast — it’s the Changi Experience Agents that really excel. There are hundreds of these purple and pink-blazered, iPad-wielding staff members that can help you find your way.