27 TOP SENTOSA ATTRACTIONS

The Bus will get you to most of the top Sentosa attractions
The Sentosa Bus … will get you just about anywhere you need to go on the island

By LINDA JAMES | Updated APRIL 2, 2022 | SEE & DO

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There are so many Sentosa attractions it’s no wonder it’s one of the top 10 things to do with kids in Singapore and also makes the Top 5 most popular activities lists too.

If you’re planning to do a lot in Sentosa, the Fun Pass may be a good option.

The idea is that you buy a pass based on how many attractions you want to see (tokens call also be used to buy food and beverages). You can also top up at the various ticketing counters if you run short. You can also pay extra to include entry to Universal Studios Singapore.

Getting around Sentosa is extremely easy with free bus and beach shuttles that run around the island, picking up visitors from the various cable car and Sentosa express stations.

Cost: 60 token Fun Pass $S60, 90 token $S90 (includes 5 free tokens); 120 token (includes 10 free tokens) $S120

Getting there: Sentosa Express – take the North-East or Circle line to HarbourFront station, take Exit E to VivoCity and go to level 3 to board the Sentosa Express; cable car - walk to Exit B in HarbourFront train station. Follow the directional signs leading to Singapore Cable Car station at HarbourFront Tower ll.

Adventure Cove Water Park

This will keep your kids busy all day! There are a stack of rides and slides or you can snorkel around Rainbow Reef checking out the 20,000 tropical fish. At Ray Bay, you can even get up close and personal with rays between 11am and 3pm but there is an additional charge ($S18 for adults and $S16 for children) and children must be at least 5 years old and 107cm.

When you need a break, you can drift your way down Adventure River, which winds its way through themed areas such as a jungle, a grotto and an underwater tunnel.

There are a range of height restriction for the slides with the minimum at 107cm. Generally, children under 122cm must be accompanied by an adult.

There is a wet maze though that has no height restrictions and Seahorse Hideaway is a special wading pool with water fountains for toddlers.

If you’re planning to spend the whole day at Adventure Water Cove Park, you might consider hiring a cabana, which comes with some perks such as locker hire. Prices vary according to the section of the park with cabanas at Bluwater Bay costing $S108 for 10am-1pm or 2pm-5pm or $S166 for the whole day.

You can also buy a skip the line Adventure Express pass for $S15.

Address: Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway
Open: Friday to Sunday 10am-5pm
Cost: One-day ticket is $S38 adults 13-59 and $S30 for 4-12yrs. Online prices for residents are $S32 and $S24. 
Getting there: Sentosa Express – get off at Resorts World Station, walk to the Merlion statuette, past the Candylicious store on the left, keep left and cross a small bridge to arrive at the Maritime Experiential Museum. Follow the signs to Adventure Cove Waterpark. 
Cable car – disembark at Imbiah station. Take the Sentosa Express and get off at Resorts World station. Directions as above
More information: Adventure Cove Waterpark

Beaches

Sentosa has three beaches: Palawan, Siloso and Tanjong. They’re all man made (given Sentosa itself is a man-made island that’s no surprise). All of the beaches are open daily until 10pm.

Due to Covid, you now have to book a timeslot on the weekends either 8am-1pm or 2pm-7pm.

Cost: all of the beaches are free but many activities are not

Getting there: For all of the beaches take the beach shuttle from Beach Station (accessible for either Sentosa Express or public bus) to the beach you want

Palawan

This is perfect for families. The activities here are geared towards children. You can take a walk on the suspension bridge to continental Asia’s southernmost point.

Photo of Palawan Green sign
Palawan Green … perfect for picnics

Siloso

Siloso Beach is the busiest and the place to go if you have older children and like a bit of action. Here you’ll find the Mega Adventure Park, iFly Singapore, water jetpacking at Ola Beach Club and bungee jumping at AJ Hacketts.

Tanjong

It’s the quietest. Tanjong Beach Club is where the hip and cool hang out and there’s a host of activities here aimed mostly at adults.

Tanjong Beach is a favourite with guests who treasure its tranquility and solitude. Here, you can while away the hours with the sun, a favourite book and a gentle breeze for company. This beautiful stretch of beach gets especially romantic by night, with the twinkling lights of nearby ships providing a magical backdrop.

Dolphin Island

All of the “experiences” here – which involve interacting with the dolphins either in or out of the water – come at an additional cost. The Dolphin Discovery allows you to get in the water with Indo-Pacific Bottlenose dolphins. The cost includes wetsuits and lockers. The Dolphin Encounter has you interacting with them out of the water.

Open: Saturday to Tuesday 10am-5pm
Cost: Dolphin Discovery - $S90, Encounter - $S35 and observer (for those accompanying but not participating) $S20
Getting there: Sentosa Express – get off at Resorts World Station, walk to the Merlion statuette, past the Candylicious store on the left, keep left and cross a small bridge to arrive at the Maritime Experiential Museum. Follow the signs to Adventure Cove Waterpark. Dolphin Island is within the waterpark.
Cable car – disembark at Imbiah station. Take the Sentosa Express and get off at Resorts World station. Directions as above
More information: Dolphin Island

Fort Siloso

This well-preserved coastal fort formed part of Singapore’s defences and the on-site military museum contains a huge range of WWII memorabilia such as coastal guns, the remains of fortified military structures and tunnels, as well as an interactive video documentary. It’s one of Singapore’s important historical sites and museums.

There’s also a mural, created by muralist Yip Yew Chong, called “Waves of the Straits”, which documents the timeline and legends of the Singapore Straits. It runs the length of the 230m Fort Siloso Rd and is the muralist’s largest physical artwork ever created.

Open: Fort Siloso and Surrender Chambers 9am-6pm, exhibits open 10am
Cost: free
Getting there: From Beach Station get Sentosa Bus A, C or the Beach Shuttle to Siloso Point.
More information: Fort Siloso

Fort Siloso Skywalk

This scenic treetop trek is on the way to Fort Siloso and should not be missed. The walk is 11 storeys high and 181m long.

Open: Daily
Cost: free
Getting there: From Beach Station get Sentosa Bus A, C or the Beach Shuttle to Siloso Point.
More information: Fort Siloso Skywalk

GoGreen Cycle

The Beach Shuttle is fantastic but if you want to get right to the doorstep of your attraction, you can’t beat the GoGreen rental bikes. Grab a copy of Sentosa’s cycling map and get on your bike! Rentals are available at the Segway® Eco Adventure counter at Beach Station and at Segway Eco Adventure at Siloso Beach.

Open: Daily 10am-7.30pm
Cost: $S15 for 1hr or $S18 for 2hrs
Getting there: Hire one at Beach Station or take the beach shuttle to Gogreen Segway Eco Adventure at Siloso
More information: GoGreen Cycle

GoGreen Segway @ Eco Adventure

If pedalling isn’t your thing, try scooting around Sentosa on a Segway. There are two options – a 30-minute exploring Palawan and Siloso beaches or the Fun Ride, an 800m trip.

Cost: Funride $S25 a person
Open: Daily 10am-7.30pm
Getting there: Hire one at Beach Station or take the beach shuttle to Gogreen Segway Eco Adventure at Siloso
More information: GoGreen Segway

HeadRock VR

Here you can virtually try 8 extreme attractions from the edge of a high-rise building to the depths of a jungle or navigating crazed zombies. There’s also an interactive media indoor playground for kids called Hello My Dino!

Address: 80 Siloso Rd 
Open: Daily 11am-7pm
Cost: Hello My Dino! (1 adult and 1 child $S30
Getting there: Take the beach shuttle to Siloso Point
More information: HeadRock VR

Hydrodash

Who doesn’t love a floating water park? Here you get to climb, leap, slide and bounce. The obstacle course is perfect for a family challenge.

Open: weekdays noon–6pm, weekends, public and school holidays 10am–7pm
Cost: 5-6yrs, 1 hour, includes 1 adult ticket and access to kids area in zone 1,
$S13; 7yrs and above, 1 hour, includes access the open section in zones 2,3,4
$S18
Getting there: Get the beach shuttle to Palawan Beach 
More information: Hydrodash

Ifly Singapore

If you’ve always wanted to try parachuting but aren’t quite game to jump out of a plane, this is for you. Here at ifly, you get to give it a go in a massive indoor wind tunnel. There are restrictions though including that children must be at least 7 years old. You need to be there one hour before your scheduled “jump” for your pre-flight training. 

Address: #01-01 43 Siloso Beach Walk 
Open: Daily 10am-9.30pm
Cost: Range of packages but the Challenge is $S109 if you book two days in advance and even cheaper at $S89 if you go off peak
Getting there: a short walk from Beach Station
Sentosa Express map
The Sentosa Express … a quick and easy way to get to, and around, Sentosa

Madame Tussauds Singapore

If you’ve ever wanted to get a selfie with a celebrity like Cristiano Ronaldo or Lady Gaga, here’s your chance! There’s also a Marvel Universe 4D Cinema and a VR Racing Experience.

Open: Thursday to Monday 10am-6pm
Cost: adults $S30, children 3-12yrs inclusive $S18
Getting there: Sentosa Express, get off at Imbiah Station, public bus 123 to Village Hotel, cable car to Imbiah Station
More information: Madame Tussauds Singapore

Magical Shores

Singapore is renowned for the quality of its light and sound shows – think Gardens by the Bay and Marina Bay Sands. This interactive light and sound show is no different, transforming Siloso Beach at dusk into a kaleidoscope of colour and music. Visitors need to book beforehand.

Open: Session 1 7.30pm-8.45pm, session 2 9pm to 10.15pm
Cost: free
Getting there: Take the beach shuttle to Sentosa Beach 
More information: Magical Shores

Mega Adventure Park

If you’ve been cooped up travelling and you need to burn off a bit of energy, then this is the place to go. You can try the 36-obstacle treetop rides of MegaClimb or take flight on the 450m MegaZip. There’s also MegaBounce, a bungee trampoline, and MegaJump, a parachute simulator.

Address: Sentosa Beach or Imbiah Lookout counter
Open: Monday to Sunday 11am-6pm
Cost: Individual prices from $S15 with a combo, zip, jump and climb ticket for $S75.
Getting there: Take the Sentosa beach shuttle, get off at the 3rd stop or take the cable car to the Imbiah Station. 
More information: Mega Adventure Park

Nestopia

The kids can let loose in this indoor centre and climb around 17 play sections that have challenging obstacle courses that feature three giant nests 7.5m off the ground – and all with outstanding views of the South China Sea. There are also two huge slides for those moments when the legs grow tired.

Open: Wednesday to Friday 2pm-6.45pm, weekends, public and school holidays 10am-6.30pm
Cost: 1hr play $S10
Getting there: take the beach shuttle to Siloso Point
More information: Nestopia

Ola Beach Club

Who doesn’t love a beach club? It’s a chance to combine some gentle watersports like paddleboarding and kayaking with some Tiki-style cocktails and Hawaiian-style food – all with some VIP service.

Open: Sunday to Thursday 9am-9pm, Friday to Saturday 9am-10pm
Cost: from $S25 for a banana boat or donut for 15 mins
Getting there: Take the beach shuttle to Sentosa Beach
More information: Ola Beach Club

Sentosa 4D Adventureland

Here you can get the full 4D experience – feel the wind in your hair, the water in your face and, in Desperado, the horse beneath your saddle! There are 4 experiences to choose from including one taken from Journey 2 – the movie starring the Rock. They are reasonably short though about 15 to 20 minutes long. 

Address: 51B Imbiah Rd
Open: Friday and Saturday 10am to 9pm. Sunday to Thursday 10am to 7.30pm.
Cost: a 4-in-1 combo ticket is $S39.90 for adults and $S29.90 for kids.
Getting there: take the beach shuttle or cable car to Imbiah Station
More information: 4D Adventureland

Sentosa Nature Discovery

Get up close and personal with Sentosa’s greenery when you walk this nature trail complete with interactive exhibits, sculptures and a lookout point. If you pay close attention, you might actually catch the endangered Magpie Robin or the insect-eating plants, migratory birds and butterflies that call Sentosa home.

You can also drop into the Geology Gallery, which details how Singapore and Sentosa were formed.

Sentosa is actually similar to the main island of Hawaii in that it contains a host of different habitats. Sentosa actually contains eight different habitats including coastal rainforests, rocky seashores and wetlands.

Open: Daily 9am-5pm
Cost: free
Getting there: Take the Sentosa Express or cable car to Imbiah Station
More information: Nature Discovery
Cable cars Singapore
Singapore cable cars … a bird’s eye view of Sentosa

Singapore Cable Car Sky network

The cable car is one of my favourite things to do in Singapore. If you want to really ramp up your Sentosa visit, start or end it by riding all the way to Faber Peak, which has a whole host of entertainment and dining options – and absolutely stunning views of Singapore. On Sentosa, there are six stops, which makes it easy to get around and see everything in a day.

Open: Daily 8.45am-8.30pm
Cost: Sentosa line round tip – residents adults $S3, children $S2; others – adults $S15, children $S10
More information: Cable Car Sky network

Skyhelix Sentosa

These open-air gondolas rotate as they go up to a height of 79m above sea level. What a way to get a view – and a 360-degree one at that; all the way from Sentosa to the Keppel Bay area and the Southern Islands.

Open: Daily 10am–9.30pm
Cost: adults $S18, children $S15
Getting there: Take the Sentosa Express or cable car to Imbiah Station
More information: Skyhelix

Skyline Luge Sentosa

I’ve tried luges before but found them a bit scary. With the Sentosa Island luge though, you can control the speed so you can go as fast or as slow as you want to. Children have to be 6 years and over and taller than 110cm to ride on their own. The best idea is to get the Skyride-Luge ticket. This way you can take the chairlift to the top and luge down. It doesn’t last long but it’s a lot of fun. You have to wear helmets too so, if you’re not a fan of sharing, take a hotel shower cap along.

Address: 45 Siloso Beach Walk
Open: daily 10am-9.30pm
Cost: 2 luge and skyrides $S24 per person up to 5 (plus a free ride) for $S30..
Getting there: You can go to either Imbiah Station via the cable car or beach shuttle or to the Siloso Beach Counter at Beach Station
More information: Skyline Luge

Skypark Sentosa by AJ Hackett’s

What’s your poison – a bungee jump from the 50m Skypark Sentosa Bungy tower or the slightly less adventurous walk along Skybridge, a 40m walkway with see-through sections or the Giant Swing that’ll hurtle you towards the beach at 120km/h?

Cost: $S15 from skybridge, bungy jump $S89 and giant swing $S59
Getting there: take the beach shuttle to the Mega Adventure stop and walk to Sky Park by AJ Hackett.
More information: Skypark Sentosa
SEA Aquarium one of the Sentosa Island tourist attractions
S.E.A. Aquarium … definitely worth visiting

S.E.A. (South East Asia) Aquarium

This consistently ranks as one of the most popular Singapore tourist places. One of the biggest aquariums in the world, it has more than 100,000 marine animals including sharks, clownfish, rays and seahorses. There’s also a touch pool where you can get hands-on with sea stars and cucumbers. I spent about 2.5 hours there and enjoyed it immensely.

Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway
Open: Daily 10am-7pm
Cost: $S41 for adults 13-59 and $S30 children 4 to 12. Online prices for residents $S37 and $S27.
Getting there: Go to Resorts World Station and walk down the Sentosa Boardwalk to Resorts World Sentosa
More information: S.E.A. Aquarium

Southernmost Point of Continental Asia

Walk from Palawan Beach along the suspension bridge to this tiny islet to get to the southernmost tip of Asia. There are two viewing towers that give you an uninterrupted view of the South China Sea.

Open: daily 9am-7pm
Getting there: take the beach tram from Beach Station or walk along the beach
Suspension Bridge Sentosa Singapore
Southernmost point … the suspension bridge is most of the fun!

Trickeye @ Southside

Optical illusions always fascinate me so this is loads of fun. Using an augmented reality app, you can interact with all of the exhibits in the Trickeye Zones. The name comes from the Trompe-l’oeil technique, which turns two-dimensional paintings into three-dimensional images by using optical illusions. And if you’re a fan of the Gram, you can get some Insta-worthy selfies in the Rainbow Garden.

Address: 80 Siloso Rd
Open: Thursday to Monday 11am-7pm
Cost: Adults 13yrs and above $S32, children 4-12yrs $S28
Getting there: Near Siloso Point Cable Car Station
More information: Trickeye @ Southside
Universal Studios - Lake of Dreams
Universal Studios … make a wish at the Lake of Dreams

Universal Studios Singapore

This is one of the most popular Sentosa Island things to do as a kid – who can resist a theme park? However, if you’ve been to Universal in the US, you’ll find this one much smaller although still very crowded.

Like most, it’s best visited first thing in the morning or at night to avoid the crowds. Queues of up to two hours are common especially on weekends. Unless you can go on a weekday, I would recommend getting an express pass to skip the line.

It has the usual variety of rollercoasters and rides such as Revenge of the Mummy in 7 different zones with names such as Ancient Egypt, Sci-Fi City and New York (my personal favourite). There are height restrictions on many rides but there are some for children from 80cm such as the Madagascar boat ride.

As well as a lot of fun street entertainment and the usual meet and greet with the characters, there are shows like Elmo’s TVTime and the Shrek 4-D Adventure when you want to have a break and rest your legs. Keep in mind too that they will close down rides if there’s any rain – and that does happen quite a bit in Singapore but there are pass-outs as well so you can leave and return later. Despite this, it’s still one of the must-see attractions in Singapore.

Open: Thursday to Sunday, noon-7pm
Cost: Adults (13-59) $S81 and children (4 to 12) $S61. Online tickets for residents are $S77 and $S58. The annual passes are good value if you're planning to visit more than once. 
Getting there: Go to Resorts World Station and walk down Sentosa Boardwalk to Resorts World Sentosa
More information: Universal Studios

Conclusion

If you love theme parks and action-packed activities then you should make sure you see the top Sentosa attractions. It could take you days to see and do all of the activities on offer. There are many places to stay on Sentosa but I would suggest only doing that if you plan to spend a lot of time there. Check out my itineraries for ideas on how to plan your trip to include Sentosa.

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