The man-made island of Sentosa is located just off the coast of Singapore and is one of the most incredible islands to visit in the world. With an active nightlife, world-famous amusement and theme parks, a host of dining and entertainment venues and tons of opportunities to indulgently shop, tourists flock to Sentosa each and every year. Here, we introduce to you the bountiful beauty and endless fun Sentosa has in store for those who seek to visit! Undoubtedly one of the best places to visit in Singapore, here is a step-by-step guide to making the most of your time in Sentosa Island:
How to Get to Sentosa
Private Car/Taxi: There are several ways you can find your way to Sentosa Island from Singapore. If you opt to take a private car or a taxi, note that there is a fee to enter the island and you can expect to pay around $2-$7 USD (per vehicle) and there is also an application surcharge that applies to any taxi that takes you off Sentosa. So if you are trying avoid higher fees you may want to check out some of the other options to get there.
MRT: One of the most common, cheapest and quickest ways to get to Sentosa is to just take the Singapore MRT Service. The MRT service is a railway line that will get you to Sentosa Island from pretty much anywhere in Singapore. To avail the MRT service, just get a metro map and pinpoint the closest MRT station to where you are staying. That station can in turn take you to either the North-East Line or the Harbourfront Station, both of which will take you directly to Sentosa. If you find yourself at VivoCity Mall, you are already at the Harbourfront Station – simply follow the signs and you can head off to Sentosa right from the mall itself.
Sentosa Express: The Sentosa Express is also another great and convenient option. The lines to board the train can be quite long on holidays and weekends, however, so you may have to wait a while. Additionally, there are four main pick-up stations – you can expect to find a convenient area to board your train pretty much anywhere in Singapore. There are 5-8 minute boarding operations, so if you miss a train, worry not – you can be sure there is another following close behind. The four stations can be found at: the Waterfront Station, VivoCity, Beach Station and Imbiah.
Walking: If you prefer, you could opt to take a leisurely stroll across the Sentosa Boardwalk. The Boardwalk is unique – it was created to give you a feel of a garden-like atmosphere, so that if feels like you are on a nature hike and not just a city stroll. There are also several different lookout points where you can take in luxury liners, the beach and bay and some of the most beautiful sunsets. You are required to pay a $1 fee at one of the ticket counters (open between 9 am and 1 pm). The boardwalk is open to enjoy 24 hours a day.
What to Do in Sentosa
Sentosa Island is loaded with things to do for the entire family. Whether you are looking to simply relax on a pristine white sandy beach or pack in some worthwhile adventures, Sentosa has something in store for any member of your traveling party. Here are just a few of the top things that you may want to take advantage of when planning your visit to Sentosa:
Beaches of Sentosa
The beaches of Sentosa are world-renowned for no surprising reason: they are simply unmatched in terms of their beauty and cleanliness. Boasting gorgeous beaches of endless white sand and pristine waters, it is truly of no great wonder why so many people visit each year.
If you need to get around Sentosa and are also looking to take in some of the most incredible views of the island, you will most definitely want to take a ride on the Skyline Luge. The Skyline Luge offers stunning, scenic views of the island and is most certainly well worth the trip! You can take the chairlift all the way to the top and even ride a 3-wheel luge on the way down!
Whether you are a thrill-seeker or are simply looking for a great place to take the kids, you will surely not want to miss out on the chance to visit Universal Studios on Sentosa! With live shows, real-life movie sets, huge roller coasters and so much more, an afternoon at Universal Studios is sure to be one of the most fun times during your vacation!
Resort World Sentosa Casino
If you are heading over to explore Sentosa, why not take a chance and try your luck at the Resort World Sentosa Casino. This huge casino first opened its doors back in 2010 and since then has become an area boom for both locals and tourists alike. Regardless of your game of choice – the slots, blackjack and poker, you name it! – you can find it all here at Resort World Sentosa Casino!
Sentosa Golf Club
The Sentosa Golf Club offers golfers two incredible 18-hole courses with beautiful views abound. While there are a ton of golf courses to choose from, this one sets itself apart due in nature to the fact that it is the prime location for anyone who wants to golf regardless of their skill level. The club also offers you the opportunity to rent any and all of the equipment that you may need right on site to save you the stress of having to invest in new equipment or attempt to lug yours on the plane. There are even shopping areas, dining areas and even a driving range, all conveniently located at the club.
Adventure Cove Waterpark Singapore
If your family is planning on hitting the waves of Sentosa, you may also want to consider hitting the action and thrill-packed water adventures of the Adventure Cove Waterpark Singapore. Centrally located on Sentosa Island, you will find all of the water fun that your family is looking to get out of your Singapore vacation! With exciting water slides and countless attractions (including Rainbow Reef where you can take the opportunity to check out more than 20,000 various species of fish), you can be sure to fill your vacation with tons of great family memories at Adventure Cove Waterpark!
Sentosa Island is one that is full of both legend and legacy and there is plenty to see, do and experience all in one prime location. While these are only a mere few of the top things that you may want to consider doing during your time and visit on Sentosa, you can surely find more to your liking all in one central location. You know now that if you are planning a Singapore vacation, be sure to spend quality time in marvellous Sentosa Island!
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