Sentosa Island Guide

About Santosa Island

Sentosa Island is a spectacular blend of pristine white beaches, amazing themed attractions, breathtaking tropical landscapes and hundreds of dining and stay options.

The island was once a military fortress but over time it has been transformed into a magnificent island resort that draws millions of visitors from around the world each year. There are unique museums, laser light shows, award winning spa and wellness centers that can transport you to a whole different world of adventure.

Every attraction in Sentosa Island offers a unique experience for all kinds of visitors. For e.g, Madame Tussauds Singapore offers a special boat ride that takes you to the streets of Singapore; the Luge Ride is one of the most fun rides which combines nature and adventure. The amazing sets, rides and experiences at Universal Studios Singapore are famous worldwide. Experience skydiving without having to jump off a flying plane at iFly Singapore or visit the only aquarium that houses the giant oceanic manta ray at S.E.A. Aquarium.

With a multitude of places to see in Sentosa like beaches, thrilling amusement parks, awesome rides and experiences, Sentosa Island is a fantastic island getaway in Singapore.

Top Attractions in Sentosa Island

Universal Studios

Sentosa Island Universal Studios is the second Universal Studios theme park in Asia. The park covers an expansive 20 hectares area and features over 18 attractions based on blockbuster movies and TV series. These include Puss In Boots’ Giant Journey, Transformers The Ride: The Ultimate 3D Battle, Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure, Battlestar Galactica: Human vs Cyclon, Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase and many others. Visitors can enjoy a stroll along Hollywood Boulevard which is the shopping area of the Park. Other major attractions of the Park include Sci-Fi City, Ancient Egypt, the Lost World, Far Far Away Land, and Madagascar. Universal Studios also has quite a few restaurants and eateries where you can grab a bite while exploring the attractions of Universal Studios.

Opening times: Sunday–Thursday from 10am to 7pm

Friday–Saturday from 10am to 10pm

S.E.A. Aquarium

S.E.A Aquarium is home to over 100,000 marine animals across 1000 species and it is one of the largest aquariums in the world. There are over 40 diverse habitats that give these amazing underwater creatures a natural home to thrive in. The Aquarium also features interactive programs and visitors can have a close encounter with many of the marine animals here. Some of the major attractions here are the 12 different species of sharks, black blotched fantail ray, black sea cucumbers, blue tang, bowmouth guitarfish, green brittle star, Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins, moon jellies and pick handle barracudas to name a few. The Aquarium also has two restaurants, a gift shop and an active conservation program.

Opening hours: Friday - Tuesday & Public Holidays: 10am - 5pm

Closed on Wednesday and Thursday

Opens from 9am - 5pm on school holidays

Madame Tussauds Singapore

Madame Tussauds Singapore is a wax museum and one of the best places to go in Sentosa. Get your selfies clicked with celebrity wax figures of Christiano Rinaldo, Katy Perry, Leonardo DiCaprio, Serena Williams, and several other famous personalities from Hollywood, Bollywood, sports, music and other fields. Madame Tussauds Singapore also has other exciting activities such as the action packed adventure of Marvel Universe 4D where you get to experience movies in a whole different way. Enjoy the first ever Madame Tussauds Singapore boat ride that takes you on a spectacular journey into the streets of Singapore. Feel the rush of adrenaline as you race on a virtual track at the VR Racing Experience.

Opening hours:

Thursday to Monday - 11am to 7pm.

Closes on Tuesday and Wednesday

Adventure Cove Waterpark

Adventure Cove Waterpark is one of the best places to go in Sentosa to enjoy thrilling water rides and the famous hydro magnetic coaster which is the first of its kind in Southeast Asia. There are quite a few activities guests can indulge in at the park. Right from amazing rides, to relaxing lazy waters and meeting unique marine animals.

Adventure Cove Waterpark has several water rides catering to visitors of all age groups. Some of the most famous rides are the Rocket-Powered Riptide, Whirlpool Washout and the Adventure River to name a few.

Adventure Cove also offers amazing experiences such as swimming amongst sharks, playing with dolphins, having a close encounter with large friendly Ray's and many other special interactions. Visitors can also indulge in immersive dives such as the Sea Trek Adventure, Open Sea Dive and Shark snorkeling.

Opening hours: Friday to Sunday 10am to 5pm.

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Trick Eye Museum

Located in Resort World Sentosa, the Trick Eye Museum showcases optical illusions and AR enabled 4D entertainment that can overwhelm any visitor. The Museum is divided into 6 Zones - World of Masterpieces, Excitement, Supernatural, Fairytale, Fantasy and Trick World. The Museum has paintings that create an illusion of size, shape, and location. Trick Eye Museum Singapore takes visitors to different scenes and backgrounds where they become part of the illusion. You can touch and feel the exhibits to experience its amazing artistry. Here you can live the fairytale life, walk over waterfalls or ride a unicorn, step into a graveyard or into the crystal ball of a gypsy.

Opening hours: Thursday to Tuesday 10am to 6pm.

IFly Singapore

Measuring 16.5 feet in diameter and a flying height of 56.5 feet, iFly Singapore is one of the largest themed vertical wind tunnels in the world. This is the best way to experience skydiving if you do not wish to jump off a flying plane from thousands of feet over the ground. The facility is located in the center of Sentosa near the Beach Station. Up 16 passengers are allowed in one group and the experience lasts for about an hour and a half. Professionals in the field will guide and instruct you about correct posture and how to handle the experience before your dive. For this dive you will get a helmet, goggles and a set of jumpsuits that can be worn over your clothes.

Opening hours:

Monday to Sunday (exceptWednesday): 9am to 10pmWednesday: 11am to 10pm

Wings of Time

Wings of Time is a fascinating show and best places to see in Sentosa that would enthrall both kids and adults alike. The show is the first permanent night show in the world, which uses the sea as its stage as it combines 3D projection mapping, robotic water fountains, laser lights, and pyrotechnics. All this technology and artwork is put together to relate the heart touching tale of Shahbaz the mythical bird and his two human friends Rachel and Felix.

The story follows the journey Shahbaz and his friends undertake across time passing by breathtaking landscapes along the way.

The entire show is projected on the water offering a visual feast that is unmatched. The music enhances the experience of the narrative taking you along in their incredible journey.

The whole show is an exceptional experience for both adults and children as the narrative weaved relates the tales of bravery, friendship and courage of the three friends.

Show time: 7:40pm to 8:40pm

Dolphin Island

The best place to go in Sentosa to enjoy a close encounter with the majestic Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins is Dolphin Island. Here, there are various programmes where guests can indulge in unique experiences with these fascinating marine animals. You can do so either by standing on the sidelines or getting into the wading pool or going into deeper waters. While you get close to the dolphins, you will also have a better understanding of their habitats, diet, anatomy and migration patterns. Your visit to Dolphin Island will also get you acquainted with the various research that is going on in order to build a more sustainable marine environment for these magnificent creatures.

Opening hours:Friday to Tuesday and Public Holidays - 10am to 5pm

Fort Siloso

Fort Siloso is a decommissioned military facility that was once used for defense during World War II. Today it has been converted into a military museum and showcases a wide array of World War II distilleries, guns, cannons and an interactive documentary. The most popular attraction at Fort Siloso is the beautiful Skywalk which is eleven storeys high and offers a fantastic view of the beach on one side and places to see in Sentosa on the other. Other attractions at the museum are the realistic looking wax mannequins and the Surrender Chambers that have been designed to give visitors a feel of how captured prisoners lived.

Opening hours: Daily 9am to 10pmExhibits open at 10am

Dining Places at Sentosa Island

4AM Pizza

4AM Pizza is a casual dining place in Sentosa Island, serving some of the best versions of Neo-Neapolitan pizzas in the region. The restaurant uses a fired up Moretti oven to give the pizzas a distinctive flavor. What makes this oven unique is that it can heat up to 500°C. The restaurant is located next to Siloso Point Cable Car Station, near Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa.

Opening hours:

Opens daily 11am to 7pm Last admission 6pm

Arbora Cafe

Arbora Cafe serves up a wide selection of amazing sandwiches that can also be customized according to your choice. You can either pick your sandwiches on the go or enjoy them at the restaurant, accompanied with fresh salad bowls and refreshing beverages. The Cafe also offers an amazing range of Arbora Craft beers and coffee blends.

Arbora Cafe is located in Imbiah Road on Imbiah Lookout.

Opening hours:

Monday - Sunday: 8.45am - 8pmLast order: 7.30pm

Angliss Marketplace

Angliss Marketplace is located in Interim Market and features a fantastic range of dishes made from its freshest meats and produce from their ecommerce store. Angliss is one of the largest integrated food services in Singapore and is famous for its high quality seafoods. The stall at the Interim Market offers a delectable selection of dishes made from the freshest produce they have.

Opening hours:

Opens daily 11am to 7pm Last admission 6pm

Bedrock Origin

Bedrock Origin has the perfect setting for romantic dinners, family and friends get-togethers, corporate dinners. The restaurant offers a fantastic selection of seafood items, dry-aged meats and fish, and their signature steaks along several roasted items. The restaurant also has an amazing selection of wine and other beverages. They also feature a set lunch menu and is one of the best destination dining options in the region.

Opening hours:

Breakfast: 7.00am to 11.00am Last order at 10.30am

Lunch: 12.00pm to 3.00pm Last order at 2.30pm

Dinner: 6.00pm to 11.00pm Last order at 10.30pm

Bob's Bar

Bob's Bar is located in Capella Singapore and offers the best vantage point to enjoy the beautiful sunsets here. The bar is set in a colonial setting with an ambience that features the tropical forests of Sentosa Island. Bob's Bar is famous for its cocktails that add a modern twist to the flavors and combinations. The Bar also promotes sustainability in all its food and beverage offerings.

Every evening, the Bar offers a tasting rum which is infused with pineapples and small bites to honor the naval tradition of the hotel. This evening's soiree is well known as Bosun's Call.

Opening hours:

3pm - 11pm daily

Bread Talk

Bread Talk is a casual dining restaurant that features over 1000 unique bread recipes. What makes the bread here special are the high quality natural ingredients, modern technology and expert artistry in baking. Whether breakfast, lunch or dinner, Bread Talk offers breads that are simply incredible and they have won the hearts of many with their artistry.

Opening hours:Thursday- Sunday 8am - 5pm

Where to Stay at Sentosa Island

Beach Villas

Beach Villas offers spacious villas with 1 to 4 bedrooms, a private deck, access to the pool, a personal butler and unparalleled luxury. The Villas offer panoramic views of the sea and the lush green forest surrounding the property. Facilities and services include a free form swimming pool, shuttle service, butler service for each villa, private jacuzzi, a complimentary Sentosa Express pass, complimentary valet parking and buggy services.

Oasia Resort Sentosa

Oasis resort Sentosa offers an idyllic luxurious stay that can rejuvenate the mind, body and soul of each guest. The Resort offers comfortably luxurious rooms, a plethora of activities, an amazing selection of food and a relaxing in-house spa. The Resort has 191 rooms and suites with earthy tones and comfortable furnishings. The resort also provides a wide range of activities to ensure a well balanced lifestyle for the guests. Amenities and facilities include the wellness lounge, the Bedrock Origin restaurant, spa, 24/7 concierge services, airport transfers, free wifi and several others.

Crockfords Tower

Crockfords Tower offers the best in luxurious living with spacious rooms, elegant furnishings and creative play on color combinations. Crockfords Tower offers spacious suite rooms, villas and mansions on the penthouse floors of the building. The Villas have their own private pools, elegant dining and living rooms. Facilities and services include complimentary valet parking, complimentary Sentosa Express card, shuttle service and outdoor pool.

Festive Hotel

Festive Hotel Sentosa is best suited for families especially those with children. These facilities include loft beds in the family deluxe rooms, kids pool, children's play areas as well as a number of organized activities. The property also offers a business center, meeting rooms, complimentary Sentosa Express cards, valet parking and shuttle services.

Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa

Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa features 140 air conditioned rooms with terraces and gardens from where you can enjoy idyllic views of the lush greenery surrounding the resort. This 5-star property offers an unmatched array of luxuries and experiences that would definitely make your stay here a memorable one. The property has 3 swimming pools, a gym, entertainment facilities, high speed internet, an in-house spa, an all day dining restaurant, a bar and lots more. The luxury suites have their own private jacuzzi and courtyards.

Capella Singapore

Located in the beautiful Rainforests of Sentosa Island, this luxurious property features 3 outdoor pools, free WiFi in every room and garden or sea views. The in-house spa Auriga offers a wide range of relaxing treatments using natural and organic products. The property also has a well stacked library along with DVD rentals, video games and a full suite of entertainment options. Enjoy the beautiful sunsets of Sentosa Island from the famous Bob's Bar while you sip on some of their signature blends.

Hard Rock Hotel Singapore

The Hard Rock Hotel Singapore offers luxury with a modern vibe. Each room features modern interiors and a rock and roll vibe. Guests can enjoy the free form outdoor pool with poolside cabanas and overlooks the man made beach. The hotel also features a beach volleyball court and a well equipped fitness center.
The air conditioned rooms feature state-of-the-art entertainment systems, flat screen TVs, minibar and an elegant ensuite bathroom. The property also features a state -of-the-art fitness and wellness center, a terrace lounge, Rock Shop the gift store, complimentary Sentosa Express pass, valet parking and Rock Bar cabanas.

Siloso Beach Resort

Siloso Beach Resort is an eco-friendly resort featuring a landscaped water pool, in-house spa, a hot tub, water slides, comfortable spacious rooms, hot water spa pool, and garden or sea views from the rooms. The resort is just a few minutes away from attractions like Sentosa Luge and Skyride and Wave House.

The property also offers complimentary eco tours and an in-house cafe featuring local dishes as well as international cuisines. Dishes are prepared using homegrown herbs and locally sourced fresh and organic ingredients.

Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa

Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa is a 5-star luxury resort located on a cliff top overlooking the beautiful Tanjong Beach. The resort features 215 luxurious rooms, 5 dining options, an award winning Spa and panoramic views of the South China Sea. The property has a fantastic spa and wellness center featuring therapies that revitalize the mind, body and soul. The resort also offers excellent facilities for weddings, meetings, conferences and other events.

Tips for Visiting Sentosa Island

  • Guests entering the Island using a taxi or rental car, but they have to pay an additional fee
  • Visitors who enter Sentosa Island by taking the Boardwalk, on bikes or by Bus can enter free.
  • Buses will collect some normal fares from visitors.
  • Getting the Sentosa FUN pass is highly recommended as it can be used to access many attractions of the Island.
  • Sentosa Fun passes are available online or can be purchased at the ticketing counters of Sentosa spread across the island.
  • Visitors should download a map of the Island as this will help them to organize their trip. They can also get the map of the Island from the hotels.
  • Sentosa Island summers are hot and humid, make sure you wear clothes that are comfortable.
  • Plan outdoor activities in the early morning hours or in the evening to avoid the hot sun.
  • Apply a good quality sunblock whether you go for indoor or outdoor activities.
  • Sentosa rain is unpredictable so whichever season you plan your visit, don't forget to pack your umbrella or any other rain gear.

Know Before You Visit Sentosa Island

Best Time to Visit
How to Reach

Sentosa Island can be visited anytime of the year. However, the best time to visit Sentosa Island is between October to December. The weather is really pleasant during this time and you can truly enjoy the sights and activities.

Winter months between November and December, the weather is excellent for enjoying all the outdoor activities and sightseeing that Sentosa Island has to offer.

Cable CarTo board the cable car to Sentosa Island you need to reach Harbourfront MRT and take Exit B towards Harbourfront Center. Follow the signs that lead to Singapore Cable Car station which is at Harbourfront tower II. There are two lines for Sentosa Island: Mount Faber Line and Harbourfront, Sentosa

Take the Sentosa BoardwalkYou can actually reach Sentosa Island by taking a leisurely walk along the Sentosa Boardwalk. The boardwalk is a specially designed garden themed boardwalk and it is the only one of its kind in Southeast Asia. This walkway starts from VivoCity shopping Mall. The Boardwalk is made up of two way travelators that run parallel to the Sentosa vehicular bridge. To get here you will need to board the MRT and get down at Harbourfront MRT and head to VivoCity Mall.

CyclingYou can also get to Sentosa Island by cycling. The Island has always promoted the use of cycles to explore its attractions right from the time it started. The best part is that the entrance for cyclists is free of charge.

By DrivingIf you want to know how to reach Sentosa Island by driving, you can use the Sentosa Gateway. Parking spaces are available at Tanjong Beach, Imbiah, and Palawan Beach Sentosa Cove Village Park.

By MRTIf traveling by MRT you can take the North East Line and get down at Harbourfront MRT. From here you can either take the Sentosa Express from the 3rd level of VivoCity shopping mall or you can enjoy a leisurely walk along the Sentosa Boardwalk.

BlueSG car sharingYou can also book an electric car from BlueSG station and drive to BlueSG Beach View Station located at Sentosa Beach car park.

FAQ's of Sentosa Island

What is so unique about Sentosa Island?

Sentosa Island is Asia's leading leisure destination spanning across 500 hectares of tropical greenery. There are several attractions and places to see in Sentosa like themed adventure parks, golf courses, spa retreats, golden beaches, luxury hotels and resorts, yachting marinas and many others.

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How big is Sentosa island Singapore?

Sentosa Island is a lush tropical island off the coast of Singapore featuring golden man-made beaches, tropical forests and a wide variety of attractions, luxury resorts and golf courses covering over 500 hectares of land.

How can you get to Sentosa island?

By MRTIf traveling by MRT you can take the North East Line and get down at Harbourfront MRT. From here you can either take the Sentosa Express from the 3rd level of VivoCity shopping mall or you can enjoy a leisurely walk along the Sentosa Boardwalk.

By CarIf you are driving or taking a can then you can enter Sentosa Island by using the Sentosa Gateway bridge

By BusIf you choose to travel by bus, then Route number 123 from VivoCity will take you directly to Sentosa.

Do I get food inside Sentosa?

Yes, you will be spoiled for choices when it comes to food options at Sentosa Island. There are over 120 restaurants spread across the Island ranging from exquisite fine dining restaurants to cafe fares to bars and grills. Some of the popular ones are 4AM Pizza, Angliss Marketplace, Arbora Cafe, Bali on the Cove, Bob's Bar to name a few.

What are the facilities provided at Sentosa Island Singapore?

  • Wheelchair and pram accessibility.
  • ATMs are available at Sentosa Golf Club, Sentosa Resort World and QuaySide Isle.
  • Bicycle Rentals
  • Nursing rooms are available at Universal Studios, Adventure Cove Waterpark, Festive Walk, and SEA Aquarium.
  • Forex shops are available at Resort World Sentosa, VivoCity and Harbourfront
  • Locker facilities are available at Siloso, Palawan and Tanjong
  • Restrooms are available at convenient locations all across the Island.
  • Restaurants serve a wide variety of cuisines ranging from Indian, Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese, Indonesian and many others.

Is Sentosa Island wheelchair accessible?

Yes, the whole Island of Sentosa is wheelchair accessible.

Is Sentosa a man-made island?

Sentosa is a tropical island located off the coast of Singapore. Its beaches are largely man-made but the Island itself is not. The man made beaches are made from reclaimed land and sand purchased from Indonesia.

Is Sentosa Island safe to visit?

Yes, Sentosa Island is a safe place to visit alone or with friends and family. Singapore is known as one of the safest countries in the world. Safety measures are incorporated in every section of the Island. Theme parks have age limits to get on the rides and minors must be accompanied by an adult at all times.


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