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Sentosa IslandSingapore

Singapore's island playground just 800 metres from the mainland offers fun in the sun for all ages.

Just 15 minutes away from the city centre is Sentosa, an island packed full with entertainment options: here you will find world-class attractions, sea sports, golf and great restaurants and beaches. The name Sentosa means 'peace and tranquillity' in Malay, and while there are a few quiet spots, expect crowds of people looking for a fun day out.

Back in the 19th century, the island played an important role in the defence of Singapore and several forts were built. By the 1930s, the island was heavily fortified and during WWII, the island was a British military fortress. When the Japanese invaded and captured Singapore, the island became a prisoner of war camp. Sentosa's past is still much in evidence at Fort Siloso and Changi Museum.

In the 1970s, the government developed the island into a holiday resort for both local visitors and tourists alike. Over time, Sentosa's attractions have grown considerably and now there is something for everyone. If you catch a cable-car from Singapore to reach the island, you will land on one of the highest points on Sentosa, Imbiah Lookout. Here you can enjoy stunning views across the island and sea.

If you need some beach time, Sentosa enjoys two kilometres of protected beach with beautiful white sand and beachfront dining and bars. If you want more exercise, golfers should tee off at the Sentosa Golf Club and enjoy its 18-hole championship courses and luxury clubhouse.

The newest and biggest attraction on the island is Resorts World Sentosa Singapore. The integrated resort is the home of Universal Studios Singapore, one of Asia's most popular them parks, the luxury retail outlets of FestiveWalk, and the soon to open Marine Life Park.

You can reach the island via monorail or bus from the VivoCity Centre, by taxi or by catching the cable-car from Mount Faber or from the Harbourfront Centre. Sentosa is open daily.

Top hotels in Sentosa Island

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
W Singapore - Sentosa Cove
W Singapore - Sentosa Cove
5 out of 5
21 Ocean Way, Singapore
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs19,718 per night from 27 Oct to 28 Oct

This family-friendly Singapore hotel is located on the boardwalk, within 3 mi (5 km) of Madame Tussauds, Resort World Sentosa Casino and Sentosa Luge. Adventure ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (984 reviews)

"Good cleanliness; staff were friendly and helpful."…"

Reviewed on 17 Sep 2020

W Singapore - Sentosa Cove
Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa
Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
2 Bukit Manis Road Sentosa Island, Singapore

This family-friendly Singapore resort is located in the entertainment district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Resort World Sentosa Casino, Palawan Beach and Wings of ...

4.2/5Excellent! (990 reviews)

"The stay at Sofitel Sentosa Resort & Spa was awesome and the atmosphere did give Bali vibes as what other reviews mentioned before. We would stay again longer to enjoy the facilities more such as trying out the Spa. Definitely a place to come and experience a resort far from the city vibes."…"

Reviewed on 14 Sep 2020

Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa
Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa
Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa
5 out of 5
1 Larkhill Road, Sentosa Island, Singapore
The price is Rs17,211 per night from 29 Oct to 30 Oct

Situated near the beach, this luxury hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Chinatown Heritage Center, Raffles Place and Boat Quay. Raffles City and Gardens by the ...

3.8/5Good! (932 reviews)

"Overall relaxing atmosphere and the skypool is really charming and calming.."…"

Reviewed on 25 Sep 2020

Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa

Top Holiday Rentals in Sentosa Island

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
The Club Residences by Capella Singapore
The Club Residences by Capella Singapore
5 out of 5
1 The Knolls, Sentosa Island, Singapore
The price is Rs48,092 per night from 7 Oct to 8 Oct

Situated near the beach, this luxury aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Madame Tussauds, Adventure Cove Waterpark and Palawan Beach. Siloso Beach and Wings ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (67 reviews)

"Well serviced, excellent place for a retreat"…"

Reviewed on 16 Feb 2020

The Club Residences by Capella Singapore
Ascott Raffles Place Singapore
Ascott Raffles Place Singapore
5 out of 5
No 2 Finlayson Green, Singapore
The price is Rs15,443 per night from 11 Oct to 12 Oct

Located in Financial District Singapore, this luxury aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Raffles Place and Marina Bay Financial Centre. Merlion and Merlion ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (286 reviews)

"Excellent time at Escott"…"

Reviewed on 17 Feb 2020

Ascott Raffles Place Singapore
Shangri-La Apartments
Shangri-La Apartments
4.5 out of 5
1 Anderson Road, Singapore

This family-friendly Singapore aparthotel is located in the shopping district, within a 10-minute walk of Orchard Road and Royal Thai Embassy. ION Orchard and ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (349 reviews)

"We loved that the kitchen was so well-stocked, and the complimentary washer and dryer services made laundry a breeze. The apartment itself was very nicely decorated, and though a bit dated, had a cosy feel to it. Highly recommend!"…"

Reviewed on 27 Jul 2020

Shangri-La Apartments

Popular places to visit in Sentosa Island

Universal Studios Singapore
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Universal Studios Singapore

4.5/5(133 reviews)

Enjoy the exciting rides at Universal Studios Singapore and find out why this is a favourite theme park in Resorts World Sentosa. Amble around this vibrant area's marina and enjoy its top-notch restaurants.

S.E.A. Aquarium
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S.E.A. Aquarium

4.5/5(16 reviews)

Take the family to visit the sea creatures you'll find at S.E.A. Aquarium, and learn why this is a favourite attraction in Resorts World Sentosa. Stroll along the marina or experience the fascinating museums in this vibrant area.

Palawan Beach
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Palawan Beach

4/5(8 reviews)

Nothing says holiday like spending a lazy day at Palawan Beach, a popular beach in Singapore. Amble within picturesque gardens or visit the shops in this vibrant area.

Siloso Beach
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Siloso Beach

4/5(1 review)

Nothing says holiday like spending a lazy day at Siloso Beach, a popular beach in Singapore. Stroll along the marina or visit the shops in this vibrant area.

Sentosa Luge
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Sentosa Luge

Sentosa Luge is one of the more well-known attractions to visit during your trip to Singapore. Amble within picturesque gardens or visit the shops in this vibrant area.

Wings of Time
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Wings of Time

Enjoy a trip to Wings of Time, a well-known attraction in Singapore. Amble within picturesque gardens or visit the shops in this vibrant area.