ultimate guide to Sentosa
Sentosa is an island in Singapore, off the country’s southern coast. Sentosa island is connected to the country’s city by 4 types of transport: road, cable car, pedestrian boardwalk and monorail. By the monorail – Sentosa Station, you can visit the iconic Tiger Sky Towers and enjoy a bird eye’s view which goes as far as the Indonesia peninsula. On the south coast, the Palawan Beach is populated with food stalls, bars and has a suspension bridge to a small offshore island. Not only that, it has a sunny, relaxing and breezy Tanjong Beach for you to enjoy the serene environment there.
1. Sentosa Beaches
Singapore is one of the countries that has a small land space, thus the country faces issues such as land scarce and a dense population. To solve the issue with lack of land, Singapore is well known for building and creating many man made developments that have quickly gained popularity and usability. Don’t be surprised to realise that the skyscrapers and metropolis you see are in fact once a small jungle full of trees and unsuitable for inhabiting!
Do you know that Singapore’s beaches are also man made? The white and golden sand makes you feel like you’re actually stepping on any other natural beach around the world. But in fact, the beach is planned and curated that the soft sand is literally imported from Singapore’s neighbourhood country, Malaysia. Sentosa island is covered with fine sand spanning about 3.2km. You can appreciate the wide array of activities such as playing volleyball, setting up a picnic or just spending your time at one of the many beach bars at Sentosa. Entry to the beaches in Sentosa is absolutely free! To get the best spots for sun tanning, you can choose Tanjong, Palawan or Siloso Beach!
2. Universal Studios Singapore (USS)
Located within Sentosa Island is Singapore’s largest theme park, Universal Studios Singapore (USS). Universal Studios Singapore is Southeast Asia’s first and only Universal Studios theme park located within Resorts World Sentosa on Sentosa Island, Singapore. It features 28 rides, shows, and attractions in seven themed zones.
For families and kids
Your kids will be excited to catch their favourite characters up-close. Fun and interactive activities include striking a pose with Elmo, shaking hands with the cast from Madagascar or getting despicably close to the adorable Minions for the family album. Don’t forget to enjoy exciting shows and have an exhilarating time on the rides.
For thrill seekers, don’t miss the world’s tallest duelling roller coasters Battlestar Galactica: HUMAN vs. CYLON™, indoor coaster Revenge of the Mummy and TRANSFORMERS The Ride: The Ultimate 3D Battle.
Ticket prices might be affected by PEAK/NON- PEAK seasons!
The theme park is usually peak during Fridays, weekends and Public Holidays where most families would bring their kids out. Note that June and December are also popular months as these are the Singaporean school holidays! This means that each ride during peak period would be around 3 to 4 hours of waiting time. You can opt for the USS express pass (skip queue) for a very much more enjoyable experience during peak period! A pro-tip would be visiting the park during non-peak periods where ticket prices are cheaper and a shorter queue for rides!
Off-Peak (Mon – Thu, except Gazetted School & Public Holidays)
Peak (Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, Public Holidays, June, December)
Child (Age 4-12) – SGD61
Adult (Age 13-59) – SGD81
Senior (Age 60 and above) – SGD43
Monday to Friday, Sunday: 10am – 7pm.
Saturday: 10am – 8pm
8 Sentosa Gateway, 098269
3. Adventure Cove Waterpark
Adventure Cove Waterpark Singapore is Resorts World Sentosa’s only water theme park. It has a selection of fun, wild rides and slides to satisfy thrill seekers of all ages. This is an incredible suitable park for families to bring their kids! You can be guaranteed that your kids will surely enjoy the water features. Other than that, the water park also caters a set of other water-based activities for those who just want a quick splash of water and a relaxing time at the park.
The water park offers 16 different attractions, some which include thrill seeking and adventurous rides. The water park has its signature and unique attractions like the Ray Bay and Rainbow Reef which allow you to have a close proximity and interact with over 20,000 fish. This water tunnel is truly one of its kind and distincts Adventure Cove Waterpark apart from the rest of Sentosa’s list of eye opening key attractions.
Daily: 10am – 6pm
Child (Age 4-12) – SGD30
Adult (Age 13-59) – SGD38
Minimum height restrictions apply to some rides, varying between 107 and 122 cm.
8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore
Phone: 6577 6000
4. Skyline Luge Sentosa
If you’re visiting with families, you probably won’t want to miss the Luge & Skyride. It is an ideal key attraction in Sentosa island and one of the top things to do for your visit to Sentosa Island. The skyline luge is a unique wheeled gravity ride that provides riders full control over their journey on the purpose-built tracks. The luge uses a high technology and new kind of vehicle to ensure that your ride is smooth and easy to have fun with, even if you’re a beginner and this is your first time riding such a vehicle!
For adventure seekers, the Sentosa Luge would allow you to explore the Jungle trail or you can challenge yourself on the Dragon trail – the most exciting route. After that, you can try the 2 brand new Luge tracks that were implemented only recently. Both tracks feature a twist and turn measuring up to 638m and 658m, linking through the mystical forest. Enjoy the whole journey which takes up 2.6 kilometres with your families and feel the breeze sweeping through your hair as you race down your tracks!
For those who prefer activities with a slower pace, get aboard on the Skyride for a tranquil journey on a 4-seater chairlift that gives you a panoramic view of Singapore skyline and the South China Sea while being surrounded by the natural and green habitat of Sentosa Island. If you’re lucky, you might also catch the cheeky cockatoos that call Sentosa their home and their fondness for entertaining guests.
Daily: 10am – 9.30pm
2 Luge & Skyrides + 1 FREE ride – SGD24
3 Luge & Skyride – SGD27
4 Luge & Skyride – SGD30
Must be 6 years of age and 110cm or taller to ride Luge alone.
**Children under the age of 6 years can ride tandem with an adult.
One Way – SGD11
Two Way – SGD18
Unlimited – SGD19
- Rides Skyride (to the top)
- Rides Luge (to the bottom)
Skyride: Min. height 85 cm (33.5 inches) to ride with an adult. Min. height 135 cm (53 inches) to ride alone.
Luge: Must be 6 years of age and 110 cm (43 inches) or taller to ride Luge alone.
An adult must accompany children under 110cm tall (43 inches) or below 6 years old.
45 Siloso Beach Walk, Singapore 099003
Phone: 6274 0472
5. S.E.A. Aquarium
Inside Resorts World Sentosa’s only SEA aquarium, you will get to admire the gigantic fish containers that hold many different marine plants and animals from the nearby Southeast region to exhibitions and information about the marine plants and animals inhabited inside it. A fun fact about the SEA aquarium is the enormous glass panel at the Open Ocean habitat. The glass panel itself weighs more than 250,000 kilograms, equivalent to two rows of three double-decker buses stacked atop one another and it contains more than 18 million litres of water.
The aquarium is a mystical marine world which is home to more than 100,000 underwater animals from approximately 1,000 species, including leopard sharks, goliath groupers and squadrons of manta rays. If you’re there, make sure you do not miss the main inhabitants of the aquarium – nurse shark, poison arrow frog and dugong. The magical SEA aquarium also hosts attractions such as marine shows where the aquarium trainers will swim around the tank with the fishes to welcome guests as well as feeding sessions of marine mammals, so you can catch them in their most natural habitat.
Daily: 10am – 7pm
Child (Age 4-12) – SGD30
Adult (Age 13-59) – SGD41
Senior (Age 60 and above) – SGD30
8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, 098269
6. Singapore Cable Car
Take a ride at Singapore’s very own cable car experience. Make your first stop at the Mount Faber Line and Sentosa Line, the 2 major cable car networks in the Cable Car Sky pass. On the Mount Faber line, you would be able to enjoy the unblocked views from Faber Peak Singapore at Mount Faber, Harbourfront and Sentosa island as it is the only cableway that travels into and within Sentosa. Make a brief stop at Arbora Hilltop Dining for lunch, or have a chilling time watching the evening at Dusk Restaurant & Bar. If you have more budgets and decide to pamper your loved ones, you can also book the exquisite 4-Course Dinner offered by the cable car network. In this 4-Course dinner, you will have an unique dining experience in the sky as the cabin runs through the city at night.
Enjoy a cosy meal with your loved ones in Singapore’s night scenery and the spacious surrounding. It’s the perfect gateway to propose, celebrate special occasions or to just have a memorable dinner with your family. On the other hand, other dining options in the sky cabin includes the Singapore Flavours Cabin where you can feast on the best of Singapore’s local favourites or the Champagne Cabin for a luxurious and grand celebratory affair!
Daily: 8.45am – 8.30pm
*Last boarding at 8pm
*Last ticket sale at 7.45pm
Child (Age 3-12) – SGD25
Adult (Age 13-59) – SGD35
Trip duration: 15 min
- Admission to Sentosa
- 1 round trip on both the Sentosa Line and Mount Faber Line
- Visit 2 popular destinations – Faber Peak Singapore and Sentosa
HarbourFront Tower, Harbourfront Pl, Level 1 2 3, 099254
Phone: 6377 9688
7. Mega Adventure – Singapore
Mega Adventure Park is Singapore’s adventure park located on the sunny island of Resorts World Sentosa, home to Singapore’s many key attractions. Mega Adventure is a well known name for adventure parks around the world. The Mega Adventure Park is the sister park of its Australia counterpart. The Mega Adventure Park in Singapore operates the world famous MegaZip flying fox, spanning 450 m long, you can fly at 60 km/h over the jungle and beaches of the Island and enjoy the cool breeze hitting your face. Do you know that the MegaZip travels at a high speed of up to 60Kph, as fast as the average horizontal speed of an eagle! So you can definitely imagine the fast speed and thrill the MegaZip flying fox will bring you!
Become a modern day Tarzan and test your balance on the 36-obstacle treetop ropes of MegaClimb. Do also try on the parachute simulator MegaJump, or just test your acrobatics on the bungee-assisted trampoline at Megabounce.
MegaJump & MegaClimb: 11am – 7pm daily (Last entry: 5:30pm)
MegaZip & MegaBounce: 11am – 7pm daily (Last entry: 6:45pm)
**1 MegaZip + 1 repeat ride for 1 pax only (last entry 5:30pm)
MegaBounce – SGD15
MegaJump – SGD18
MegaClimb – SGD37
MegaZip – SGD55
MegaZip + Bounce Combo – SGD65
MegaZip + Jump + Climb Combo – SGD75
Mega Adventure Park, 10A Siloso Beach Walk, Singapore 099008
Phone: 6722 3785
8. HeadRock VR Sentosa
HeadRock VR will probably sound very foreign to you in the list of things to do in Sentosa. HeadRock VR is Singapore’s first ever stunning VR Theme Park with many different themes and 11 extreme attractions to choose from. It is also the first in the whole Southeast Asia. Definitely an exciting and adrenaline rush adventure awaits you. Envisage yourself rafting across extremely strong currents, attacking many enemies while carefully trying to maintain your balance off the edge of a high-rise building and bracing yourself against a stormy winter that threatens to blow you away? HeadRock VR will deliver you with the most unforgettable memories and bring out the adventurer in you with an unforgettable, larger-than-life experience.
The list of attractions are listed below and categorised into 3 zones –
Blue zone: Storm Blizzard, Jump Jump, Flying Dive, Beat Saber
Orange zone: Extreme Train, Jungle Rafting, Horror Room, Skyscraper
Green zone: VR Room, Robin Hood, Zombie Busters
Daily: 10am – 8pm
(Last Admission: 7pm)
Age Requirement: 6 Years Old & Above
BIG 3 – 3 RIDES: 1 Blue, 1 Orange, 1 Green – SGD35
BIG 5 – 5 RIDES: 2 Blue, 2 Orange, 1 Green – SGD50
BIG 7 – 7 RIDES: 2 Blue, 3 Orange, 2 Green – SGD65
FAMILY PACKAGE (when you purchase 3 or more packages) – 15% OFF
Resorts World Sentosa, 26 Sentosa Gateway, #01-38/39, 098138
Phone: 6963 4127