Best Things to Do in Sentosa, Singapore – A Visitor’s Guide

A man-made island resort located just off the southern tip of Singapore, Sentosa Island is where to go if you’re looking for a weekend of fun. From adventure and sports, to nature and history, and arguably Singapore’s best beaches, there’s plenty to satisfy everyone from beach bums to active young families. 

Here’re our top picks of the best things to do in Sentosa.

Best Things to Do in Sentosa – Lounge on Sandy Beaches

Despite Singapore’s geographical status as an island, you won’t find very many beaches on the mainland. But that’s ok, because some of the best beaches in Singapore are on Sentosa anyway. With over 3.2km of coastline covered with fine white sand imported from Malaysia, and dotted by beach bars, Sentosa is the ideal spot for a weekend beachside hangout. 


Take your pick from one of three beaches – family-friendly Palawan Beach and its suspension rope bridge; pulsing Siloso Beach to check out the party people; and tranquil Tanjong Beach for a romantic nighttime stroll against a backdrop of glittering lights from nearby ships. 

Best Things to Do in Sentosa – Get Up Close to Nature

Sentosa may be a man-made island, but there’s nothing artificial about it. The island retains its tropical rainforest character, with different natural habitats and points of attractions carefully weaved in. The result is a breathtakingly refreshing excursion that allows plenty of opportunities for close encounters with animals and Nature. 

A must-visit is the SEA Aquarium (located at Resorts World Sentosa), home to more than 100,000 marine animals of over 1,000 species, across 50 different habitats. Observe and learn about all sorts of exotic marine life as you explore this mesmerising attraction. 


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Love dolphins? The head over to Dolphin Island (located at Resorts World Sentosa), for an up close session to learn all about bottlenose dolphins. You might even make a new marine friend or two. 

For fans of insects and butterflies, don’t miss the Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom, set within a lush rainforest. Stay awhile and enjoy the majestic butterflies dancing in the air around you, or make a game of spotting your favourite creepy crawlies. 

Best Things to Do in Sentosa – Get the Ride of Your Life

Sentosa is also home to Universal Studios Singapore theme park (located in Resorts World Sentosa), known for its top-notch thrill rides based on popular movie franchises and beloved popular culture icons. 

The park may be small, compared to the other Universal Studios around the world, but imaginative rides and speciality events (such as Halloween Horror Nights) keep the thrills going and the crowds thirsty for more. 

If racing down a winding path is more your style, give the Skyline Luge a try. This two-part attraction lets you take command of your very own luge to steer and speed down four different tracks designed with hairpin bends and thrilling slopes. Take a break between races with a panoramic Skyride and enjoy breathtaking views of Sentosa and the surrounding coastline. 

Waterpark fans should head on over to the Adventure Cove Waterpark, a unique family-friendly destination that combines thrilling water-rides with opportunities to interact with marine life. Zip down high-speed water slides, snorkel and swim with schools of colourful fishes, or take a lazy trip down the Adventure River for the ideal family outing.

Best Things to Do in Sentosa – Conquer Gravity

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For the ultimate thrill, try taking a dive off a 50m high platform – with a bungee cord securely tied to your legs of course. A J Hackett is Singapore’s only true bungee jumping station that will let you experience the exhilarating freedom of jumping off into empty air and the heart-stopping rush of bungeeing to a stop. You can also try the Giant Swing which promises to hurtle you towards the beach at over 120km/h.

If your idea of conquering gravity is less bouncy and more floating, book a slot at iFly Singapore to try floating inside the world’s largest wind tunnel. Suit up and be accompanied by experienced instructors for an authentic taste of free falling, while learning how to do flips and stuns in mid-air. 

Best Things to Do in Sentosa – Take Quirky and Breathtaking Instagram Shots

Sentosa island has plenty of Insta-worthy locations scattered all over, but for some truly startling and quirky photos, head over to the Trick Eye Museum Singapore.

Hailing from Korea, Trick Eye Museum features dozens of installations and props, cleverly designed to create convincing illusions for the camera. Pick a pose and create some truly dramatic Instagram moments to share with your friends and family.

And if you’ve always wanted a photo with your favourite celebrity, but haven’t yet had the luck to meet them in person, then Mdm Tussauds Singapore may have the solution. The world-famous exhibition features eerily convincing wax replicas of the world’s beloved celebrities and Hollywood legends, giving you the chance to (almost) rub shoulders with the stars.  

Wrap up your day with the enthralling Wings of Time, an award-winning outdoor night show that tells an epic tale of courage, mystery and magic. Featuring mesmerising light and sound effects, you’ll be treated to thrilling artistic interpretations of historic vistas as you follow the journey of a prehistoric bird.  

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