If you’re looking for an easy way to escape all the hustle and bustle of the CBD, don’t worry. All you have to do is hop on a train or taxi and head on over to Sentosa, Singapore’s famous beach playground. Upon arriving at Sentosa, you’ll be surprised to discover a lush, tropical island full of world-class resorts and an unlimited array of activities. Whether you’re looking for an adrenaline rush or a chilled out afternoon by the beach, Sentosa’s got you covered. Today, Evolve Vacation shares 7 Things You Must Do In Sentosa:
1) Try the Battlestar Galactica at Universal Studios Singapore
If you love roller coasters, you’d seriously enjoy the newly re-opened Battlestar Galactica. The Battlestar Galactica is the world’s tallest duelling roller coasters, featuring two options – HUMAN or CYCLON. These two roller coasters intertwine, featuring breathtaking drops, twists and turns that will surely have you screaming your head off.
Fun fact: The highest point on both coasters is 42.7 meters, around 14 storeys high.
2) Have a leisurely brunch at Quayside Isle
The picturesque Quayside Isle provides the perfect backdrop for a leisurely brunch on a Sunday. Located in the exclusive Sentosa Cove and right next to the 5-star W Singapore-Sentosa Cove, Quayside Isle is the first and only dining and retail destination in the area. With more than 20 restaurants to choose from, you’re certainly spoilt for choice. Don’t forget to check the Quayside Isle website for deals and promotions!
Tip: If you’re heading over to Quayside Isle for brunch on the weekend, make sure you reserve in advance.
3) Get the best view of Sentosa beach on the Megazip Zipline
If you haven’t had enough of an adrenaline rush in Universal Studios, why not try out the Megazip Zipline on Imbiah Hill? At 75 meters high, 450 meters long and at a speed of 60 KMPH, you’ll get the best view of Sentosa beach as you come careening down. From the jungle canopy starting point at Imbiah Hill all the way down to the white sands of Fox Finish Point at Siloso beach, it’s definitely a rush worth experiencing!
Tip: If you don’t feel like walking up to Imbiah point, Megazip provides a buggy ride at $5 from Siloso beach all the way up to the top.
4) People watch at Tanjong Beach Club
Awarded by Condé Nast Traveller as one of the World’s Best Beach Clubs, Tanjong Beach Club is located on one of the best stretches of sand in Sentosa. And the bikini and boardshorts clad set know it too. On weekends, Tanjong Beach is filled with the who’s who of Singapore, all decked out and ready to get that golden tan. If you’re done with all the people-watching, the food and drinks at Tanjong Beach Club are pretty decent too.
Tip: If you don’t like crowds, head to Tanjong Beach Club on a weekday afternoon. We guarantee that you’ll have most of the place to yourself!
5) Take some Instagram-worthy photos at the Trick Eye Museum
Looking for a way to fill your Instagram feed with some awesome photos? Look no further than the Trick Eye Museum at Sentosa. The Trick Eye Museum uses optical illusions to create 3D-like images for the most memorable photos ever. As there are 6 themed zones, make sure you visit with enough space in your camera/phone. Use your imagination and harness your creativity to make your best profile picture yet!
Tip: Bring a portable tripod so that everyone can be in the picture!
6) Watch the sunset and grab a drink
One of the best things about being at the beach is being able to watch the sunset with a drink in your hand. Thankfully, you don’t have to fly to Bali or Phuket to enjoy this experience. At Sentosa, you’ll be spoilt for choice with the numerous beachfront bars that serve delicious cocktails and snacks. If Tanjong Beach Club isn’t your scene, head over to FOC next door or Coastes for a family atmosphere. Try to get there at least an hour before sunset — a lot of people want to enjoy an ice cold drink while watching the sun set too!
Tip: To help you plan out your afternoon, check out this link for the most accurate sunset timing.
7) Catch a wave at the Wavehouse
Always wanted to know what it feels like to catch a wave? At Wavehouse Sentosa, you’ll get to experience surfing a roaring 10-foot wave without having to leave Singapore. Don’t worry about falling because the ride surface is designed to absorb the energy of impacts. So even if you fall, you’ll soon be back on your feet.
Tip: If you’re determined to master surfing, approach the front desk and inquire about private lessons with an instructor.
So how does one get to Sentosa?
Any car/cab that enters Sentosa must pay a flat admission fee for entry. If you choose to drive, there are several parking options in Sentosa: Sentosa Cove Village Car Park, Beach Car Park, Imbiah Car Park, and Tanjong & Palawan Car Park. More information can be found here.
If you want a great view of Sentosa, you can opt to take a cable car, which brings you straight to Imbiah Lookout. Check out the huge Merlion statue while you’re there.
If you prefer to exercise, you can choose to walk from VivoCity to Sentosa. If you’re feeling tired, don’t worry, there are two travellators to make it easy.
The Sentosa Express Tram, located at level 3 of VivoCity, is the most popular option for the general public. A simple tram ride will take you to all the popular places of interest in Sentosa and back to VivoCity.
So tell us, which of these activities will you try out this weekend?