Head on out to Sentosa Singapore for more than a jetlag-busting stopover.
Out & About with Kids gives you our Top 7 reasons to stop and stay in sensational Sentosa Singapore with your family.
With the steamy climes of this gorgeous island, Sentosa has a host of water fun to keep the whole family cool. Splash and swim at Adventure Cove Waterpark.
This adventure water park has something for the whole family. Zoom down waterslides, relax at the Bluwater Bay wave pool or grab a tube and float down Adventure River. Snorkelling over a colourful coral reef with 20,000 friendly fish is a treat or you might prefer to wade amongst dozens of rays. Or not….
For a little more adrenaline take the kids surfing at Wave House Sentosa. This simulated wave surfing attraction sits in the heart of Siloso Beach. No-effort surfing on man-made waves up to 3 metres high in the FlowRider and FlowBarrel wave pools.
Have a splashing good time at Port Of Lost Wonder, Singapore’s first kids’ club by the Beach. Designed for a unique experience of family bonding, the attraction has a water fun areas, themed play islands and caters for all ages. We love that you pay for the kids’ entry but parents enter free after a hug from their offspring.
Tons of activities will make it hard to leave and there’s even a Bubble Party on weekends.
2. Eat Eat and Eat some more
Traditional Singaporean cuisine is a mix of its people. Chinese, Indian and Malaysian dishes leave so much choice you just have to keep eating to try them all. Sentosa gives you all of that and more.
With over 50 restaurants from casual to high end, to cater for every budget and taste. From local treats including sate and Laksa to world-class gourmet, you and the family will find it all here. Let your kids run on the beach in the warm evenings whilst supping at one of the many beachfront restaurants or indulge in a buffet that will have you staggering away replete.
3. Have Fun
Universal Studios Singapore needs no introduction – 24 exciting movie-themed rides and attractions. Our favourite – the Sesame Street Gang for all the family. For fear fans, give ‘The Mummy’ a whirl and scream your lungs out with the fantastic film-inspired effects.
Finding the heat hard to beat? Head for some indoor fun at 4D AdventureLand. Get lost in your 4-D movie, ride on a virtual 4-D roller coaster “Extreme Log Ride” and grab a motion-sensor pistol, aim and fire at Asia’s first 4-D Interactive Shoot-Out game happening at “Desperados”. So much interactive fun to be had here.
4. Explore the deep
Immerse yourself in the magic of underwater seen through the world’s largest aquarium window at S.E.A Aquarium.
Over 800 species of marine life swim here. With majestic manta rays, enormous goliath grouper, napoleon wrasse and other gentle giants of the sea. Come face-to-face with over 200 sharks as they swim over and around you in the tunnel.
5. Go sky high
Get a bird’s eye view from the Tiger Sky Tower, 131 metres above sea level. Singapore’s tallest tower has a perfect panorama perspective of Sentosa and Singapore’s Southern Islands – and neighbouring Malaysia and even Indonesia.
No visit to Sentosa is complete without a visit to The Merlion, the 37 metre tall icon of Singapore that’s half lion and half fish. Climb to the crown and enjoy a spectacular 360-degree view of Sentosa.
Hop into a Cable Car and explore Mount Faber. Now this is a cable car! Cruising through office buildings up to Mount Faber, this sky-high ride will be the perfect perspective for a relaxing highflying family.
6. Travel in style
Zip, Luge, Segway – Sentosa has many modes of fun, frantic and futuristic transportation. The luge will have your kids wanting to go again and again. The Zipline is a little more challenging and will take you on a breathtaking journey from the green hills down to the beach.
For the older kids give the 2-wheeled Segway a try. Fun and easy after you get through the practice run, you’ll all find yourselves wanting more.
7. Stay in fashion
There is a dazzling array of fantastic family friendly resorts on Sentosa. We recommend W Singapore for a funky, fabulous and friendly stay. The staff is divine, the buffet breakfast will keep you going till late afternoon, and we LOVED the pool.
Fountains, pool toys, shady cabanas and a dedicated kids pool left everyone swimmingly happy. Everything here is stylish and cool. Thank you W Singapore we had a blast.
Want family friendly resorts, pristine beaches, world-class attractions, and endless fun for all the family? Only 15 minutes from Singapore city centre. Sentosa has it all and more.
Don’t just make is a stopover. Make it a holiday!
Elisa Elwin is a Publisher, Travel Writer, Social Worker and parent to 2 teenage daughters Sam & Tori. With family far and wide, they visit and spread their wings a couple of times a year.