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What to Do in Sentosa – A Guide to Singapore's Island Resort

What to Do in Sentosa – A Guide to Singapore’s Island Resort

Home to the world’s largest oceanarium and Southeast Asia’s first Universal Studios theme park, Sentosa has something for everyone.

Whether you’re looking for a day of fun at the beach, a night of adventure at the zoo, or a cultural experience at one of the island’s many museums, you’re sure to find it on Sentosa.

Let’s explore the many things you can do on Sentosa and get tips for planning your trip, whether traveling with family, as a couple, or solo.

Experience the excitement of Universal Studios Singapore


Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway

Contact details: +65 6577 8888

Operating hours: Open daily from 11:00 am-6:00 pm

Universal Studios Singapore is a world-renowned theme park with rides, shows, and attractions based on popular films and television shows. 

It offers exhilarating rides for adrenaline seekers, such as Battlestar Galactica: Human vs. Cylon and Revenge of the Mummy: The Ride.

If you have young children, they’ll also enjoy the kid-friendly rides and attractions, such as Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase and Madagascar: A Crate Adventure.

Pro tip:
Get a Universal Studios Singapore Express Pass. This pass will allow you to skip the lines for the most popular rides and attractions.

Discover marine life at S.E.A. Aquarium


Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway

Contact details: +65 6577 8899

Operating hours: Open daily from 10:00 am-5:00 pm

S.E.A. Aquarium, one of the world’s largest oceanariums, houses over 100,000 marine animals from over 800 species, offering visitors of all ages an excellent opportunity to learn about marine life.

You can see sharks, stingrays, jellyfish, and penguins. 

S.E.A. Aquarium is also a great place to take photos, offering many opportunities to get up close and personal with marine life. You can touch and learn about them in interactive exhibits.

Pro tip:
S.E.A. Aquarium is busiest on weekends and public holidays. To avoid the crows, I recommend visiting during weekdays instead.

Dive into Adventure Cove Waterpark


Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway

Contact details: +65 6577 8888

Operating hours: Thursday-Tuedays, 10:00 am-5:00 pm

Adventure Cove Waterpark offers a wide range of slides, rides, and attractions for visitors of all ages. 

Thrill-seekers can ride Pipeline Plunge and Riptide Rocket. But if you’re seeking a laid-back experience, you can float down Adventure River or snorkel in Rainbow Reef. 

You can also swim with dolphins for a truly unique experience!

Pro tip:
Wear water shoes to protect your feet from hot concrete. The park has hot concrete and rocks, making walking barefoot painful. 
Water shoes will also help you grip wet surfaces and prevent you from slipping. Additionally, these will keep your feet clean from dirt.

Immerse in TrickEye Museum’s optical illusion artworks


Address: 80 Siloso Rd.

Contact details: +65 6592 0607

Operating hours: Open daily from 11:00 am-7:00 pm

TrickEye Museum is an art museum featuring interactive exhibits with optical illusion artwork that engages visitors of all ages. 

Start your visit at the Eco Garden, a lush oasis filled with plants and flowers. Then, explore the Upside Down House and Ames Room, which are gravity-defying and mind-bending exhibits. 

Pro tip:
Come prepared with your props and costumes. Trick Eye Museum is a great place to get creative and have some fun with your photos. 
You could bring a superhero cape, pretend to fly, or wear a princess dress and pretend to be in a fairy tale to create even more amazing illusions.

Soak up the sun at Siloso Beach


Address: Siloso Beach

Contact details: +65 6376 2432

Operating hours: Open 24 hours daily

Siloso Beach offers relaxation, exploration, and a variety of activities for families and thrill-seekers. You can enjoy swimming, sunbathing, water sports, and stunning views from the Fort Siloso Skywalk.

You can also visit the International Food Street, featuring a variety of cuisines from around the world, or take a break from the sun and enjoy food and drinks at Coastes at sunset. 

If you prefer something more adventurous, there’s the Mega Adventure Park, which offers a zipline, a high ropes course, and a bungee swing.

Pro tip:
For a more peaceful and relaxed beach experience, plan your visit during the off-peak season, from November to January or May to August. Avoid the weekends and public holidays. 
By doing so, you can steer clear of the crowds and enjoy the serene beauty of the beach.

Go kayaking at Tanjong Beach


Address: Tanjong Beach

Contact details: +65 6736 8672

Operating hours: Open 24 hours daily

Tanjong Beach, a tranquil oasis in Sentosa with calm waters, clear skies, and lush greenery, is the perfect place to relax and escape the hustle and bustle of the city.

Kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding are popular at the beach. Rental operators offer equipment to explore the coastline or paddle out to the open sea to have up-close views of marine wildlife.

Pro tip:
The fastest way to reach Tanjong Beach is by taxi for no more than SGD 20 per person. 
Alternatively, you can head to Vivocity level 3 and take the Sentosa Express to Beach Station. From there, you can take the tram to Tanjong Beach.

Explore the historical Fort Siloso


Address: Siloso Rd.

Contact details: +65 6736 8672

Operating hours: Open daily from 10:00 am-6:00 pm

Fort Siloso on Sentosa Island, constructed in the late 19th century, played a crucial role in the Battle of Singapore during World War II. 

Today, it’s a popular tourist destination with attractions like the Siloso Point Skywalk, Underground Galleries, Fort Siloso Museum, Surrender Chambers, and Mural Walk. 

You can start your tour by heading to the Discovery Centre, which offers an excellent overview of the fort’s history and significance in Singapore’s military past, along with engaging interactive exhibits and displays.

Pro tip:
If you plan to explore Fort Siloso, wear comfortable shoes and bring sunscreen and water. The fort is expansive, and there’s a lot to see and explore, so you’ll want to be prepared for a fair amount of walking.

Lounge by the pool at Tanjong Beach Club


Address: 120 Tanjong Beach Walk

Contact details: +65 6270 1355

Operating hours: 

  • Monday-Friday, 10:00 am-8:00 pm
  • Saturday-Sunday, 10:00 am-9:00 pm

Tanjong Beach Club is a laid-back oasis with stunning views of the South China Sea. Offering a restaurant, bar, swimming pool, beach area, kids’ club, and gift shop, it has something for everyone.

Soak up the sun, lounge on the beach, or dip in the pool while enjoying refreshing drinks and delicious food. 

With regular events like live music and pool parties, the beach club is the perfect place to unwind and spend quality time with loved ones.

Pro tip:
During happy hour, you can enjoy discounted drinks and snacks from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm daily, providing an excellent opportunity to save money and indulge in a few drinks before dinner.

Party at Mambo Beach Club


Address: 40 Siloso Beach Walk

Contact details: +65 6276 6270

Operating hours: 

  • Sunday-Thursday, 12:00 pm-11:00 pm
  • Friday-Saturday, 12:00 pm-12:00 am

Mambo Beach Club welcomes guests with music and the aroma of delicious food. Sunbeds, cabanas, and poolside tables offer a variety of seating options. 

Relax by the pool, sip cocktails at the bar, or enjoy a meal at the restaurant.

Its menu features international dishes, including pizzas, burgers, salads, and seafood. The drinks menu is extensive, with a wide selection of cocktails, beers, wines, and spirits.

Pro tip:
If you’re on a budget, order the food and drinks from the bar instead of the restaurant. The prices are lower, and the portions are just as big.

Stay over at Capella Singapore


Address: 1 The Knolls

Contact details: +65 6377 8888

Operating hours: Open 24 hours daily 

Capella Singapore, a luxury hotel on Sentosa Island, blends traditional Malay elements with modern design, offering stunning views of the South China Sea and the Singapore skyline.

The hotel showcases a beautiful fusion of natural wood, rattan, and traditional motifs that create a cozy and inviting atmosphere. You can choose between rooms and suites with spectacular views of the South China Sea or the lush hotel gardens.

Capella is well-known for its excellent service and amenities, including various restaurants and bars, a spa, a fitness center, a swimming pool, and a private beach club.

Pro tip:
Capella Singapore’s free shuttle service to and from Sentosa Island is a great way to save money and time during your stay. 
The shuttle service is available to all hotel guests and departs from and arrives at the VivoCity shopping mall on the mainland. The shuttle runs frequently throughout the day, so you can quickly get to and from Sentosa Island whenever needed.

Relax and rejuvenate at The Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa


Address: 101 Siloso Rd.

Contact details: +65 6275 0100

Operating hours: Open 24 hours daily

The Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa is a luxury family resort on Sentosa Island, with a private beach, two swimming pools, a water slide park, a kids’ club, water sports, and diverse dining options.

The resort also offers relaxing spa treatments like the C.H.I. Enchanted Journey. Their signature spa treatment is a revitalizing experience that combines exfoliation, deep-tissue massage, and facial cleansing.

Pro tip:
Though the resort caters to walk-in customers, I recommend that you book in advance to make sure that you don’t spend too much time waiting in queue. 

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