First Time in Sentosa - What to Do

Sentosa Survival Guide

The manmade island of Sentosa is the best place to have fun in Singapore. Guests of all ages are really spoilt for choice in terms of what to do. Attractions include the world famous Universal Studios, iFly Singapore, Cable Cars, MegaZip Adventure Park and don’t forget the tropical beaches! There are plenty of great places to stay at Sentosa too.

Another major point in Sentoa’s favour is its proximity to downtown Singapore. In 20 minutes, you can get from your lounger on the beach to the historical landmarks and shopping malls in the city – the perfect combination of beach and city vacation.

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Sentosa Island At a Glance

Here’s a summary of what we like about this area, and also what we don’t like. We have tried to give a balanced view, so you can decide in seconds if this is the right place for you. This is genuine, first-hand advice.

  • You can stay in a beach resort but still be close to the city
  • Dozens of family-friendly attractions like Resorts World Sentosa and Universal Studios
  • Clean and pretty beaches (albeit manmade)
  • Abundance of greenery
  • Getting to the mainland can be time consuming, particularly at night
  • Little in the way of shopping
  • No historical landmarks

The Best Things to Do in Sentosa

Sentosa is the only place in Singapore where you can enjoy rollercoasters, beach walks and water slides. This is where families come to have fun and relax. You won’t find any temples or grand old relics here; instead, you get modern attractions that will keep you fit, active, and laughing all day long.

  • Universal Studios Singapore

    Universal Studios Singapore

    The latest addition to Singapore’s attractions is Universal Studios. Opened in March 2010, it has seven themed sections Read More»

  • Siloso Beach Singapore

    Siloso Beach Singapore is a clean, sandy cove on Sentosa Island, just 30 minutes from the bustling city centre. Read More»

  • Adventure Cove Waterpark Singapore

    Adventure Cove Waterpark

    With a fun range of water rides alongside some more gentile activities like snorkelling with the fishes, Adventure Cove Read More»

Best Places to Go at Night

Sentosa is primarily a holiday spot so you’ll find more tried and tested international brands like Hard Rock and W’s famous Woobar. If you’re feeling lucky you might want to try your hand at Resort World’s huge casino. The beach bars also stay open late into the night, if you don’t fancy changing out of your shorts and sandals.

  • WOOBAR at W Singapore

    Tucked away at Sentosa Cove (southeast on Sentosa Island), this trendy spot is enough reason to visit this glamourous Read More»

  • Hard Rock Café Sentosa

    Hard Rock Café Sentosa

    The Hard Rock Café in Singapore is no ordinary Hard Rock Café. Sure, you’re guaranteed nightly renditions of classic Read More»

  • Resort World Sentosa Casino

    Resort World Sentosa Casino

    The country’s first as well as biggest integrated resort spread over 49 hectares of land, Resort World Sentosa is a Read More»

Our Favourite Restaurants and Places to Eat

Sentosa has plenty of beachfront dining, fancy five-star restaurants and some budget dining options tucked away too. Here’s a sample of three of our favourite restaurants: one super fancy, one beachfront and one tasty food court.

  • Joel Robuchon Restaurant Singapore

    Joel Robuchon Restaurant is Singapore’s first and only three Michelin star restaurant. A romantic evening of wining and Read More»

  • Malaysian Food Street in Singapore

    Malaysian Food Street in Resorts World Sentosa presents street food in a stylish hawker centre. It’s a little slice of Read More»

  • Tanjong Beach Club

    Heralded as Singapore’s ‘sexiest strip of land’, Tanjong Beach Club on Sentosa is an upscale bar and restaurant that’s Read More»

The Best Hotels in Sentosa

These are the best hotels in Sentosa. These hotels in Marina Bay are some of the fanciest around. Offering beachfront vibes and easy access to all the famous attractions in this area, these hotels make very popular places to base yourself when visiting Singapore.

Resorts World Sentosa - Festive Hotel

Located in Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa - Festive Hotel is within a 15-minute drive of Universal Studios Singapore® and Read More...

The Club Residences by Capella Singapore

When you stay at The Club Residences by Capella Singapore in Singapore, you'll be next to a golf course, within a 15-minute drive® Read More...

W Singapore - Sentosa Cove

W Singapore - Sentosa Cove, is located on the Sentosa island development project and reachable from Singapores international Read More...


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