With so many interesting things to do in Sentosa and myriad experiences to savour, reaching this beautiful island off the coast of Singapore is akin to feeling like Alice entering wonderland. Visiting Sentosa is embarking on a rollercoaster with no stops; you can go on experiencing one high after another on this truly magical island.
From a luxurious stay at the Resorts World to witnessing the mesmerising Wings of Time laser show, visiting picture-perfect beaches and thrilling adventure parks, you’ll never have enough time to do all that Sentosa offers. We’ve curated some of the best things to do in Sentosa for a holiday you’ll cherish for a long time to come:
10 Best Things To Do In Sentosa Island
1. Lose yourself in the dazzle of Universal Studios
Undoubtedly one of the best things to do in Sentosa island is letting the child within you get amazed and thrilled by the many wonders at Universal Studios. With seven equally exciting themed sections, countless shows and 24 cool rides, Universal Studios is a great place to spend a fun day with family. From dinosaurs at The Lost World to Shrek’s swamp and the hugely popular Madagascar section, kids will be delighted to meet their favourite characters and thrilled by the amazing rides and shows. With a huge range of food outlets as well, you can be assured of a fulfilling and wonderful day at this land of dreams.
Most popular rides: Best for adrenaline junkies – Battlestar Galactica, Revenge of the Mummy, TRANSFORMERS The Ride. Best for kids – Dino Soarin’ in The Lost World, Puss in Boots’ Giant Journey in Far Far Away
Timings: 10AM to 6PM
Entry fee: $76/adult; $56/child. Discounted price for senior citizens. Express passes available for shorter queues.
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2. Discover the wonders of marine life at the S.E.A Aquarium
Visiting the SEA Aquarium with 100,000 marine animals in their unique habitats is a fascinating experience for the young and old alike. Of all the Sentosa island activities, visiting this well-laid out, educative and amazing underwater world is one of the must-dos for children. One of the largest aquariums in the world, it has tunnels, touch tanks and under-the-floor glass tanks that children will absolutely love. Seeing sharks, octopuses, blue & white crabs, seahorses up close is a wonderful experience for kids. There are also many interesting craft and fun activities to make this an immersive experience.
Timings: 10AM to 7PM
Entry fee: $39/adult; $29/child
3. Get amazed by the visual delights at Trick Eye Museum
If you’re looking for something different, exciting and lots of fun then visiting this quirky museum should be high on your list of things to do in Sentosa Island. The Trick Eye Museum is one place where you can truly let your imagination run wild and get amazed at the stunning 3D artwork displays enhanced by Augmented Reality Technology. You can download their App to get some brag-worthy photographs and videos that come alive with sound, fireworks, water, etc. The AR technology creates a more realistic optical illusion with sound and light effects to enhance the experience.
Timings: 10Am to 9PM
Entry fee: S$21/adult; S$17/child
4. Enjoy the cool rides at Adventure Cove Water Park
The perfect place to beat the heat and one of the coolest things to do in Sentosa is to spend some hours at this fun water park. The Adventure Cove is your one-stop-shop for thrilling water rides and some memorable moments with marine life. Get prepared to be immersed in a world of high-speed water slides, languid river rides and snorkelling in the colourful reef alive with thousands of tropical fish.
Best rides & attractions: Riptide Rocket, Pipeline Plunge, Tidal Twister, Whirlpool Washout. You must definitely stop by at the Rainbow Reef for a memorable experience.
Timings: 10AM to 6PM
Entry fee: One day tickets from $38/adult; $30/child
5. Get close to nature at Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom
You must not miss out on this tryst with nature in all its splendour on your Sentosa island tour. A walk through the lush tropical paradise with blooming flowers and more than 3000 species of rare insects and 1500 butterflies will leave you both spellbound and rejuvenated. A guided tour with the helpful staff is informative and interesting for younger children, including a trip to the hatchery. The beautifully landscaped park has waterfalls and also sections dedicated to birds and reptiles. The unique Insect Safari Tunnel allows you a peek into the lives of interesting insects like Dynastes Hercules beetle, diving beetle, etc.
Timings: 9:30 AM to 7PM
Entry fee: Tickets from S$ 18/adult and S$ 12.60/child
6. Relax & rejuvenate at the breezy beaches of Sentosa
Whether you’re looking for spending a lazy day relaxing at the beach, indulging in some happening beach parties or thrilling water sports, the man made island of Sentosa has some beautiful beaches to choose from. The hugely popular Palawan beach is a great getaway for families, and also home to the iconic suspension bridge linking Palawan to the southernmost point of continental Asia. Siloso beach offers a plethora of water sports for the thrill seekers and also nice restaurants with hip music at night time. Tanjong beach is perfect not only for party hoppers who throng the Tanjong Beach Club, but also those seeking a tranquil evening by the sea.
7. Enjoy history and adventure at Fort Siloso & its Skywalk
The historical fort has the distinction of being the only surviving coastal fort of Singapore and a repository of important World War II memorabilia. Of all the things to do in Sentosa, a walk through Singapore’s history at Fort Siloso is a must for history enthusiasts. The rooms are loaded with history which is well written and interesting, especially the details about Singapore’s war with Japan. The fort also has many scenic trails and offers panoramic views of the entire island. Walking the 11-storey high trail, the Skywalk, before entering the fort is highly recommended.
Timings: 10AM to 6PM
Entry fee: free for both the Skywalk and Fort
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8. Feel the thrill of Skyline Luge & Skyride Sentosa
This two-part adventure cum mode of transportation is one the most exciting things to do in Sentosa, and an experience to remember. Steering the Luge down from the Imbiah Lookout to the Siloso beach on the Jungle or Dragon Trail is a thrilling experience – it’s like riding your own personal cart with brakes! The Skyride back on a chairlift allows you to marvel at the sweeping views of both sides of Sentosa Island. Equipped with helmets and safety features this is one ride you would want to take again and again so we recommend you buy a multiple way ticket.
Timings: 10AM to 9:30PM
Entry fee: 2 Luge & Skyrides from s$23.50/person
9. Say hello to the iconic Merlion
When in Singapore, you cannot miss visiting the iconic Merlion which is the face of the country standing as a guardian protecting its shores. Located in a lovely park, gazing at the majestic and architecturally awesome 37 metre tall Merlion is one of the top things to do in Sentosa. To add some more fun to your visit, you can opt for going inside the mythical half lion-half fish figure through a lift after watching a short film about its history and origin. The statue looks awesome when lit up in different colours at night.
Timings: 10AM to 8PM
Entry fee: Free entry; you need to pay if you want to go inside it and watch the views from the top. S$12/adult; S$9/child
10. Get mesmerized by the Wings of Time Night Show
The fascinating visuals and enchanting storytelling at this award winning show is sure to leave you spellbound. Stare in amazement as laser lights, water jets, animation and fire effects work in perfect harmony to create a magical visual extravaganza before your eyes. As you take in the smells of the sea at the beach, this heartwarming tale of friendship and courage unfolds before you and sweeps you into another world with its magnificent music and spectacular vistas.
Timings: 7:40PM to 8:05PM; 8:40PM-9:05PM
Entry fee: Standard seats from S$18/person
Note: All prices are in Singapore Dollar
Now that you know all about the best things to do in Sentosa, we hope you will visit the amazing attraction soon. And to help you out even further, we would recommend you book a Singapore Tour Package from TravelTriangle and include all the attractions in your custom made itinerary for a hassle free holiday.
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