Sentosa IslandSingapore

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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
Shangri-La's Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa
Shangri-La's Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
101 Siloso Road Sentosa, Singapore
Rs17,173
per night
Feb 19 - Feb 20

Nestled on the beach, this Singapore resort is within a 15-minute walk of Siloso Beach, Wings of Time and Madame Tussauds. Adventure Cove Waterpark and Sentosa ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,706 reviews)

"Very clean Great staff Lovely views Nice and quiet"…"

Reviewed on 14 Feb 2020

Shangri-La's Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa
W Singapore - Sentosa Cove
W Singapore - Sentosa Cove
5 out of 5
21 Ocean Way, Singapore
Rs17,634
per night
Mar 18 - Mar 19

This family-friendly Singapore hotel is located on the boardwalk, within 2 mi (3 km) of Tanjong Beach and Palawan Beach. Universal Studios Singapore™ and S.E.A. ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,305 reviews)

"I stayed a weekend over at W Singapore in their Marvellous Suite. This stayover was planned because I want to use this chance to propose to my girlfriend. Our stay was amazing, the room was very clean and spacious. The front desk staff were very professional and quick to address concerns when there ..."…"

Reviewed on 30 Jan 2020

W Singapore - Sentosa Cove
Village Hotel Sentosa by Far East Hospitality
Village Hotel Sentosa by Far East Hospitality
4.5 out of 5
10 Artillery Avenue, #02-01, Sentosa Island, Singapore
Rs11,073
per night
Feb 20 - Feb 21

This family-friendly Singapore resort is located in the entertainment district, 0.6 mi (1 km) from Universal Studios Singapore™, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Orchard ...

4.2/5Excellent! (316 reviews)

"The property is stunning. Rooms are small but well designed. The pool area is spectacular and caters very well for children. Breakfasts very generous."…"

Reviewed on 2 Feb 2020

Village Hotel Sentosa by Far East Hospitality

Popular things to do in Sentosa Island

Universal Studios Singapore™
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Universal Studios Singapore™

4.5/5(129 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(14 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.

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.

Resort World Sentosa Casino
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Resort World Sentosa Casino

Why not try your luck with a visit to Resort World Sentosa Casino during your visit to Resorts World Sentosa? Visit the shops and top-notch restaurants in this vibrant area.

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