There’s a myriad of things to do in Singapore, but if you ask us, visiting Sentosa will always be the top one on our list. Located below the southern tip of Singapore, Sentosa is a small island that’s your escape from the city. But if you think that Sentosa is all about the beach and sun, you thought wrong. The island is also home to endless hotel resorts, amusement parks, cultural sites and outdoor parks! In our Best of Travel series, we have curated the latest 17 Best Things to Do in Sentosa, providing quality recommendations to suit your travel needs and budget. Read on and enjoy!
This post was last updated on 22 January 2022.
Before anything fun begins, make sure that you avail the Sentosa Fun Pass – your ticket to endless fun and play in Sentosa Island. Admission tickets can be pretty expensive, more so when you buy them directly at the attraction you want to visit. Not to mention the inconvenience of queueing every single time to avail them. But with the Sentosa Fun Pass, you only need ONE ticket to go to up to 21 attractions in Sentosa Island! The best part is, you can get them at a bargain price – with discounts up to $120.
Basically, each Sentosa Fun Pass includes tokens that would allow you to get into the tourist spots that you want to visit. Aside from admission tickets, the fun pass can also be your key in trying for a whole lot of activities, plus food when you need a break. A pass with 130 tokens can get you to try up to 11 unique activities on Sentosa Island, so get ready for a jam-packed day full of adventure. Just flash your mobile voucher at any Sentosa ticketing counter and get ready to explore! However, keep in mind that the tokens depend on the activity or attraction that you want to try.
Moreover, the Sentosa Fun Pass is an open date ticket. Meaning, you can use it anytime you want! Read here for more info.
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Now that you have your Sentosa Fun Pass ready, let’s move on to the best things you can do in Sentosa!
17 Best Things to Do in Sentosa
A massive theme park with 7 movie-themed zones and 24 unique rides – Universal Studios Singapore is your happy place in Sentosa island. You don’t even have to have kids with you, just to enjoy every ride. But if you have your family with you, get ready for some festive meet and greets with the stars from Illumination’s Despicable Me, Sesame Workshop’s Sesame Street, and DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls and snap a photo or two. Also, take the time to catch some wonderful live entertainment, one that you will only get to see at Universal Studios Singapore!
If you are up for some adrenaline-pumping rides, ride the world’s tallest duelling roller coaster, Battlestar Galactica: HUMAN vs. CYLON™ and scream your heart out every twist and turn. And since Universal Studios Singapore take inspiration from some of your favourite films, don’t miss out on a hyper-realistic 3D ride based on Transformers, as well as a thrilling river raft ride with the dinosaurs from Jurassic Park.
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Educational, immersive, and wonderfully fascinating – S.E.A. Aquarium at Resorts World Sentosa offers you the ultimate marine life experience in Singapore. In fact, it is Southeast Asia’s largest giant aquarium, providing a home to more than 100,000 marine animals of over 1,000 species. Here, you will get to enter the marine realm and meet interesting marine species like hammerhead sharks, bottlenose dolphins, jellyfishes, and a whole lot more. Even threatened species like the manta ray and Napoleon wrasse are within your reach!
Aside from just marvelling at the marine animals as they swim and wander around their habitats, what’s great is that the S.E.A. Aquarium holds daily shows to educate people more about marine animals and ocean conversation. If you have your little ones with you, explore the mysterious musical walkway that turns footsteps into the musical sensation ‘Baby Shark’ and learn more about the wonders of sharks and how they are actually not dangerous. Who knows? Maybe you have a future marine biologist with you!
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A magical place situated at the heart of Sentosa Island, you can only expect the best of modern luxury from W Singapore – Sentosa Cove. From the modern interiors to the state-of-the-art amenities, this 5-star luxury hotel resort will provide you with the vacation of your dreams. Right in the middle of the lush greenery and lively coastal setting of Sentosa! What’s also great is that the hotel is literally just minutes away from all your favourite attractions in Sentosa, offering convenience like no other.
After a long day of sightseeing, stay cool and enjoy a dip at the WET pool, one of the largest resort outdoor pool areas in Singapore. Then, swim up to the WET bar for refreshing cocktails and quick bites before you ascend to your room.
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Imagine riding a go-kart, but down a thrilling race track with various slopes, corners, and tunnels. Skyline Luge, the first of its kind in Southeast Asia, offers a gravity-fuelled ride that’s enjoyed millions of people all around the world, regardless of age and experience level. Basically, guests will hop on a three-wheeled type of sled and then descend a 1.2m track by pulling or pushing handlebars to brake or accelerate. Simply put – hop on, brace yourself, and let gravity do the rest! You may opt to choose your own adventure from the four themed tracks available: Kuppu Kuppu Trail, Expedition Trail, Jungle Trail, and Dragon Trail.
With all the fun that comes in every ride, a single go is never enough. Luckily, you can head right back up for the next run by boarding the Sentosa Skyride. Similar to what you’d see in ski resorts, the Skyride offers a fun open-cabin trip with a bonus of scenic panoramic of the beautiful Sentosa!
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You probably have heard of this place already since Adventure Cove Waterpark™ is famous for housing Southeast Asia’s first hydro magnetic coaster. However, that is not the waterpark’s only claim to fame! A thrilling aquatic adventure awaits every guest with the variety of high-speed slides that are within your reach. Or perhaps challenge the daredevil in you by walking on a balance beam above water! But if you are more of a laidback person, you can just laze the day away while drifting on a meandering river or catch a wave on Adventure Cove’s giant wave pool.
Adventure Cove Waterpark™ is not all about rides, though. They also allow guests to have once-in-a-lifetime experiences of meeting the majestic marine animals up close! Dive with sharks, touch the string rays’ velvety wings, snorkel with over 20,000 tropical fish – there’s so much for you to try!
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Bungy jumping is certainly not for the faint-hearted. But if you don’t mind leaping off 47m above the ground and free-falling for 2.5 seconds, drop by the AJ Hackett Bungy Jump platform at Skypark Sentosa. Try bungy jumping in different styles – fall forward, backward, anything to get that adrenaline pumping. You can even jump off the roof! Before you jump, though, make sure that you take a moment to appreciate the stunning Siloso beach from an eagle’s eye point of view.
Also, with their in house technology and an advanced video editing program, you can capture your jump in action and share it on your SNS complete with music, effects, and all. You are now the star of your own extreme adventure movie!
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An escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, Sofitel Sentosa is the perfect place to spend an intimate staycation with family or friends. Stay in absolute comfort within the palatial spaces of the idyllic resort and admire the surrounding lush greenery with breathtaking views of the South China Sea. Revitalize your mind and soul with the resort’s indulgent spa packages. Go on a complete gastronomic feast – from a hearty breakfast to a decadent lunch or dinner. Whatever you need for a much-needed break, Sofitel Sentosa provides you with the ultimate retreat!
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At HydroDash Singapore, nobody is ever too old for play. As Singapore’s very first floating aqua park, get ready to dash through four zones of thrill-seeking floating obstacle courses. Looking for more fun? Leap off the 3M-tall Springboard, bounce to new heights at a massive trampoline, or challenge your loved ones to the wildest water battle of their lives! The inflatable playground caters to all ages, making it the most perfect place for some exhilarating fun for the whole family in Singapore.
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Mega Adventure is home to Asia’s #1 Zipline that spans 450m, so it is definitely a must-visit site to every adrenaline junkie out there. Zip through the air at the speed of 60kph and get creative! It is up to you if you want to fly hands-free, Superman-style, or upside dow. What’s important is that you will get to fly over the jungle, beach, and sea in just minutes, so make sure that you take in all the stunning views.
Other than the zipline, there are three additional activities for you to try at Mega Adventure. Embrace your inner acrobat and bounce up to 8m high at MegaBounce, navigate a 15m high rope obstacle course at MegaClimb, and experience a thrilling free fall jump at MegaJump. After a whole day spent at Mega Adventure, you are ready to conquer anything that life will throw at you!
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At some point, we have all wanted to fly and then maybe float in space. And at iFly Singapore, those dreams are turned into reality. Introducing the new sport of body flying, guests will have the chance to hover and fly inside the world’s first themed wind tunnel. It is more like skydiving since the 16.5ft-wide, five storey-high tunnels propel flyers to replicate the jump experienced from a plane, but minus the costs and dangers of actually doing that. Don’t worry, you will receive professional training before your ‘jump’. So suit up, learn some few tricks, and fly!
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With breathtaking views of the Marina, a night at ONE15 Marina Club is definitely one for the books. From the infinity pool, fitness centre, members’ lounge, modern spa, restaurants and bars – there’s so much for you to try in this premium waterfront lifestyle destination. It is not your typical hotel nor resort, though, and more of an exclusive yacht club. Hence, you can expect that the neighbouring Marina is dotted with luxurious yachts, offering a picturesque view that transports you overseas. But whether you are a boater or not, for sure, your time spent here will be an absolute pleasure.
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If bungy jumping is still not enough for the daredevil in you, there’s more in store for you at Skypark Sentosa. With their very own giant swing, you will get to swing from the heights you’ve never imagined before! The best part is, you can dare your friend (or partner) to go with you, so you have someone to share the stunning sights of Siloso Beach with. And once you have reached the peak height at 40m – you can pull the release and descent to the ground at exciting speeds of over 100km/hr! The giant swing at Skypark Sentosa is the first of its kind in the world, and the perfect activity for a couple of thrill-seekers.
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Watching a movie inside the cinema is 100% more fun at Sentosa 4D Adventureland. Here, you will get access to three of Sentosa’s most surreal 4D experiences. First, go on a full-blown adventure with the Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, and brace yourself for some real wind and water thrown at your face. Plus some creepy crawlies on the side! Next, hang tight while watching Extreme Log Ride as the ‘indoor roller-coaster; soar over cliffs, plunge over waterfalls and then dive into crocodile-infested waters.
Lastly, feel like an action star with Desperados, wherein you are tasked with chasing outlaws in the Wild West – firing pistols and all! Everything is so realistic, so it won’t matter if you are a kid or a full-grown adult.
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Sentosa is not all about the expensive resorts, hotels, and theme parks. We know how staying on the island can really burn a hole in your pockets, so if you want to take a break for a while, hike the Imbiah Trail and Fort Siloso Skywalk. A hidden gem in Sentosa, the Imbiah Trail allows you to breathe and immerse yourself in nature and greenery. If you are still not too tired, head to the Fort Siloso Skywalk where a scenic view of Sentosa awaits. Towering 11-storeys high and stretching 181 meters long, a treetop trek at Fort Siloso is something you should never miss out on. The Fort is also pretty interesting history-wise, so if you have extra bills to spend, join the guided tours for a more detailed account of the area.
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Palawan Beach is best enjoyed with food and great company. However, no beach trip is ever complete if you won’t witness (or participate!) a beach game that keeps everyone entertained. Schedule your Palawan beach trip on a Saturday afternoon, so you can play an exciting beach ultimate frisbee pickup with locals and tourists alike during the regular Saturday Beach Pickup. Everyone is welcome – just bring your game face on! Maybe you will get to meet new friends, too.
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When night falls, most tourists in Sentosa head back to their respective hotels. But before you cap your day, indulge first in a gastronomic feast at Quayside Isle Sentosa Cove. With a total area of over 40,000 square feet, Quayside Isle offers more than 20 exciting dining concepts. The restaurants are a mix of international cuisines, comprising Asian, Italian, Mediterranean, Spanish and more. Afterwards, shop ‘til you drop with Quayside Isle’s variety of specialty retail shops. The best part? Quayside Isle is located at the waterfront, just beside W Singapore, so you can also enjoy enchanting views as you unwind.
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A sea-view restaurant along the golden stretch of Siloso Beach, Coastes is our top choice for great food by the beach. This restaurant has it all – from premium beers, beach cocktails to hearty beach food and delicious desserts. All of which you can enjoy while soaking the sun on a sunbed, maybe even dip your feet on the water rushing below! At night, the cosy, laid-back beach vibes transform into a completely romantic ambience – the perfect place to spend your date nights by the beach.
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