6 Must-Do Things on Sentosa Island, Singapore

With its captivating cityscape, endless number of shopping malls and exotic eateries advertising all kinds of interesting fare, it’s easy to spend weeks if not months exploring the streets of Singapore, but you’d seriously be missing out if you didn’t take the time to at least step foot on the neighbouring Sentosa Island. Yes, there isn’t anything authentic or cultural about the location and it is a place for tourists, but that doesn’t make it any less fun. If you need any persuading to visit an island nicknamed The State of Fun, here are the top things to do in Sentosa Island, Singapore which you’d instantly regret not doing as soon as you got home.

Top Things to Do in Sentosa Island

1. Spend a Day at Universal Studios Singapore

Whether you’re young or old, spending a day at Universal Studios Singapore is money well spent. This action-packed theme park is just as good as its Orlando sibling and offers an intoxicating mix of high-octane rides and family-friendly live shows, all set in awesome themed zones.

Top Things to Do in Sentosa Island: Universal Studios Singapore
The entrance to Universal Studios Singapore. Image via Flickr, Nic / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

2. Visit Adventure Cove Waterpark

Even if you think you’ve been on every type of water slide there is, it’s still definitely worth spending an afternoon at Adventure Cove Waterpark. Not only is this park modern and stunning, just like the rest of Singapore, but it’s also home to Southeast Asia’s first hydro-magnetic coaster.

Top Things to Do in Sentosa Island: The lazy river at Adventure Cove Waterpark Singapore
The lazy river at Adventure Cove Waterpark. Image via Flickr, Tony Lin / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

3. Swim at Siloso Beach

Even though they’re man-made, the beaches on Sentosa Island are beyond stunning. At Siloso Beach you can do nothing more than lie your towel down on the soft, white sand and work on your tan before cooling off with a dip in the shimmering aquamarine water or be a bit more adventurous and try kayaking or stand-up paddle boarding.

Top Things to Do in Sentosa Island Singapore: Dense palm trees lining the sandy shores of Siloso Beach.
Dense palm trees lining the sandy shores of Siloso Beach. Image via Flickr, mawique / CC BY 2.0

4. Ride up Tiger Sky Tower

The best way to really appreciate the beauty of Sentosa and get your bearings of the top things to do in Sentosa Island at the same time is to take a trip to the top of the Tiger Sky Tower. This rotating observation tower revolves 131m in the sky, giving you an incredible view of everything on Sentosa. There’s also a handy voice over telling you what you’re looking at to help you get orientated.

Top Things to Do in Sentosa Island Singapore: Tiger Sky Tower
The underside of Tiger Sky Tower. Image via Flickr, Wee Sen Goh / CC BY-NC 2.0

5. Fly on a Trapeze

It’s not every day you get to fly on a trapeze like a circus performer, so when you’re on Sentosa Island, make sure you snap up the chance! For 15 minutes or so, you’ll be the star of the show as professionally trained performers teach you how to pull yourself up on the trapeze and even swing from your knees before putting you in charge and letting you try it for real.

Top Things to Do in Sentosa Island Singapore: Swinging through the air on a trapeze.
Swinging through the air on a trapeze. Image via Flickr, Laura Bittner / CC BY 2.0

6. Catch a wave at Wave House Sentosa

The still waters which surround Sentosa Island, although ideal for swimming and SUP, are rubbish for surfing, which is why Wave House Sentosa is such a popular attraction. Here you can try surfing or body boarding on the Double FlowRider or FlowBarrel which generate constant waves ideal for learning and practising the watersports.

Top Things to Do in Sentosa Island Singapore: Body boarding at Wave House Sentosa.
Body boarding at Wave House Sentosa. Image via Flickr, Tony Lin / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Have you tried any of these top things to do in Sentosa Island? If you have anything to add, please leave a comment!

About Nicola Quinn

Website: http://www.happyhealthymotivated.com

Nicola is a travel and food writer living in the Canary Islands who loves exploring far-off places, pushing herself to the limit and trying local eats wherever she goes.

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