With travel restrictions in place, the closest we can get to a “getaway” is probably a staycation in Sentosa. Previously a popular spot among tourists, Sentosa offers a ton of activities that you can go for while you’re on your staycation.
We know you are already familiar with the Universal Studios and S.E.A Aquarium. Here are 20 activities in Sentosa curated by AVENUE ONE that we thought you may be surprised by.
For adventure seekers
If you’re up for some outdoor adventure, check out the Mega Adventure located along Siloso Beach Walk. Here, you’ll find Asia’s number 1 zipline, which spans 450m, where you can zip across Siloso Beach up to the speed of 60 KpH – an exhilarating experience no less! However, if zipline isn’t your cup of tea, you have the option of Mega Bounce, where you get to leap up to eight metres and pull off stunts and flips on their bungy trampolines.
Get tickets to Mega Adventure here. Prices will vary depending on whether you’re going for Megabounce or Mega Zip.
For the ultimate adrenaline-seekers looking for an added thrill in the outdoors, check out AJ Hackett.
We have to preface this by saying that this attraction is not for the faint-hearted. AJ Hackett offers visitors the experience of Singapore’s one and only Bungy Jump. You will take a literal step (or flip) of faith at the height of 47m and get to experience your heart drop for a good 2.5 seconds, all in good fun! Coupled with AJ Hackett’s in-house technology, you can capture this experience of a lifetime in a social media-ready video, and keep this memory close to your heart years down the road.
AJ Hackett also offers a package that includes 1 Skybridge ticket, perfect for folks who would like to challenge and overcome their fear of heights. Folks can see the Skybridge as a prelude to prepare themselves for the Bungy Jump. And if the height of 47m simply does not sit well with you, perhaps you can swing into your day out at Sentosa in style with AJ Hackett’s Giant Swing. Not only can you reach up to a speed of 120km/hour, but you’ll also get to overlook the view of Siloso Beach!
If you prefer water over land activities, Sentosa doesn’t disappoint as well!
The HydroDash, conveniently located at Palawan Beach, is Singapore’s first floating aqua park. The park offers four play zones, including obstacles courses, a three-metre springboard, and a slide off the Action Tower. It’s basically the perfect combination of adrenaline and fun in the water.
Purchase your tickets for an afternoon of splashing fun and delight here.
Just because we’re unable to travel overseas to skydive, it doesn’t mean we have to abandon the idea of skydiving entirely. Especially with iFly, one of the world’s largest indoor skydiving wind tunnels, here’s your opportunity to experience all that thrill skydiving has to offer.
Get to experience true free-fall conditions – you’ll feel as though you’re really falling through the air from 12,000 feet to 3,000 feet!
The only difference? You’ll be safer under the supervision of certified professionals. What’s more, iFly costs one-fifth of a tandem jump – so you’re essentially getting a similar experience for a fraction of the usual price.
Get your tickets to this value deal here.
One attraction that never gets old in Sentosa has to be the Skyline Luge. Available in the day and night time, visitors will get to experience the Luge in vastly different yet similarly thrilling ways. There are four trails available: Dragon, Expedition, Kupu Kupu, and Jungle, all of which are designed with exciting turns and corners for an exciting ride.
Right now, Klook is offering several bundles that include the Skyline Luge and other attractions. Check out the value bundles here.
Don’t want to compromise on your New Year’s resolution to get fitter while on staycation?
Check out the TravelFit Tour that takes place on Sundays, 9am, and lasts for four hours. The tour is inclusive of a trip to the Merlion Statue, a Segway ride, and a one-hour bootcamp-style exercise by the beach. There’s no better opportunity to soak in the Vitamin D, take in the incredible views, and be pushed by a team of certified professionals who will ensure you’re working out in a safe environment.
Gather your group of friends and sign up for the tour here today.
For nature lovers and beach bums
Sentosa Nature Discovery Trail
If you’re reading till this point and you simply want to enjoy a relaxing holiday at Sentosa, we hear you too. With the Sentosa Nature Discovery trail, you’ll discover a side of Sentosa you’ve never experienced before. Give your senses a rest and enjoy Sentosa in its utmost tranquility.
Located at Imbiah Station, the trail is also lined with interactive exhibits, sculptures, and a lookout point. Opening hours are from 9am – 5pm and admission to the trail is free.
Siloso Beach/Palawan Beach/Tanjong Beach
For all the beach bums out there, what is a staycation at Sentosa without a visit to the beach?
The great news is that Sentosa has three notable beaches for you to choose from.
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Siloso Beach is known as the thrill-seeker’s playground, as its nearby activities include AJ Hackett, Mega Adventure Parks, and iFly. If you can’t decide whether to indulge yourself in some adrenaline-inducing fun or if you simply want to be under the sun, Siloso Beach will be perfect for you.
On the other hand, Palawan Beach is touted as the family-friendly beach, where its lagoons are safe and open for a relaxing swim. Visitors will also have the opportunity to climb up the watchtower to observe ships pass by, ideal for winding down after a long day of fun.
Finally, there’s Tanjong Beach, the grown-up beach, where the renowned Tanjong Beach Club is located. This beach is also a popular spot for sports such as yoga paddle, Ultimate Frisbee, and beach volleyball. Party-lovers and sportspeople, this is your go-to beach!
However, take note that registration is required at these beaches on weekends. You can make an online reservation in order to skip the queues.
A day at the beach is guaranteed to have your stomach rumbling by noon. At Sentosa, you can rest assured you’ll find good food just about anywhere you go.
If you’re near Siloso Beach, there is the Bikini Bar. They aim to bring the likes of Bali beach bars to Sentosa’s shores and we dare say they’ve done it. This bar brings a good mixture of laid-back energy and an upbeat spirit. Those who are up for a fun beach game can enjoy a few rounds of beer pong but if you just want to lie back and enjoy some delicious bar bites, they’ve got nachos, tacos, and even satay!
Check out their menu and ongoing promotions here and make your reservations today!
Ola Beach Club
If you’re an avid Instagram user, chances are, you’ve probably seen friends chilling at yet another beach club – Ola Beach Club.
This Hawaiian-inspired club is also located at Siloso Beach and takes on an entirely different vibe from the Tanjong Beach Club and the Bikini Bar. Ola Beach Club is home to a slew of water sports, where visitors are given the chance to ride the Sentosa waves with activities such as the Jetblade and Jetpack. The beach club also has a unique take on beach bites with a menu that includes Hawaiian-inspired fare such as the Kalua Pork Pizza, and a variety of Tiki cocktails to wash down the delicious fare.
Make your reservations for the beach club here.
For those who want photos for the ‘gram
Fort Siloso, also known as Pulau Blakang Mati, is Singapore’s sole remaining well-preserved coastal fort from World War II. Unlike any other attraction in Singapore, Fort Siloso is sure to satisfy the inner history buff in you. The fort-turned-museum offers a clear glimpse into Singapore’s past as visitors get to explore underground tunnels, ammunition stores, and gun structures. It is open daily from 9am – 6pm and the exhibits open at 10am.
This historical site is also a popular spot for taking great Instagram photos, so don’t forget to drag your Instagram buddy along.
Usually, you can make your way to the fort through a trek from the Fort Siloso Skywalk, a treetop trail that’s 11 storeys above ground. However, the skywalk is temporarily closed for maintenance. So do take note and hop on to the free Fort Shuttle from the Skywalk lift lobby to Fort Siloso instead. The shuttle runs every 15 minutes between 9am – 6pm.
Gone are the celebrity meet-and-greet sessions – for many of us, Netflix seems to be the only place we get to see our favourite celebrities and stars. That doesn’t have to be the case with the Madam Tussauds museum!
In the museum, you’ll get to capture selfies with wax figures so realistic, it’s hard to believe! Famous (wax) celebrities include Cristiano Ronaldo, Lady Gaga, and Shah Rukh Khan. Beyond wax celebrities, there’s also the Marvel 4D Cinema, bringing you closer to your favourite Avengers.
Purchase your ticket to the Madam Tussauds museum here.
Trick Eye Museum
If museums are your thing but you’re not keen to meet your favourite celebrities for now, the Trick Eye museum is available as well. Capture mind-boggling photos and challenge your imagination with optical illusion artworks unique to the Trick Eye museum in Singapore. With the museum’s very own Augmented Reality Technology (AR:T), you’ll find yourself immersed in sounds, lights, and other effects, alongside these exhibits.
Tickets to the museum can be found here.
Dolphin Island is your chance to get real and up close to the ocean’s most intelligent creatures. Here, you’ll be granted the opportunity to swim, pat, and shake hands with Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins in a waist-deep lagoon if you opt for the Dolphin Discovery package. A guaranteed unforgettable and once-in-a-lifetime experience, you’ll also get to select different photo packages to purchase for keepsakes after. Purchase your ticket for the S$90 package here.
However, if you’re not keen on getting into the water but you’d still like to get up close to the dolphins, check out the Dolphin Encounter priced at S$35 here.
For the spa divas and food connoisseurs
Cable Car Sky Dining
Dine in style, and in air with the Singapore Cable Car. The Cable Car Sky Dining is perfect for celebrating a special occasion. You’ll be treated to a delicious four-course dinner as you enjoy the panoramic view offered while cruising in air through Mount Faber Park, Universal Studios, Resorts World Sentosa and more. If you’re lucky, you might even catch a golden sunset!
Tickets to the Cable Car Dining experience can be found here starting from S$70.
Unlike conventional fine dining experiences, Table 65 aims to help guests relax and enjoy themselves with communal dining and open kitchen concept.
Helmed by celebrity chef, Richard van Oostenbrugge, the restaurant was designed with the intention to boost interactivity and involve guests from the food preparation process to the dining experience. Having earned a Michelin star within its first year of opening, this is your go-to for an unconventional fine-dining experience.
Check out Table 65’s menu and make your reservations here.
Massage at Chi, The Spa
Before you end your staycation and head back to the WFH hustle, pamper yourself with a 75-minute Signature Aroma Massage for S$183.65 or a 30-minute Foot Reflexology session worth S$101.25 at Chi, The Spa at Shangri-La. Under the SingapoRediscover scheme, visitors can also purchase packages that include a Delizioso set lunch from Trapizza featuring signature delights such as the Siloso Prawn Salad and Pizza Siciliana.
Pick your lunch and massage packages here.
Being the first hotel spa in Singapore to have received the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star status for seven years in a row, the Auriga Spa is guaranteed to have you leave feeling well-rested and rejuvenated to take on the hustle and bustle after.
The hotel spa offers plenty of serenity with its location in Capella Singapore and features nine spa suites, each with its own garden. Just last year, Auriga Spa announced a new line-up of treatments and facials and upgrades to their existing treatment options.
For those who are looking for the full Auriga experience, give the revamped Auriga Signature Moon Ritual a shot. Priced at S$450, the entire ritual lasts three hours and is inclusive of a 30-minute body scrub, 30-minute body wrap, 60-minute body massage, and 60-minute facial treatment.
Plan for a restful experience at Auriga Spa by making a booking here.
Having obtained the Travellers’ Choice award in 2020, So SPA prides itself as a luxurious haven designed to help visitors find their French glow. From the natural and organic ingredients used to the combination of ancient healing system combining acupressure, and finally, the incorporation of Indian Ayurvedic principles, visitors can rest assured that their experience will be no doubt world-class.
Visitors keen complementing their spa experience with good food can opt for the Be Revived for S$100++ which is inclusive of a 30 minutes leg massage with a choice of tartines and burgers, or the Be Spoilt treatment for S$220++, inclusive of any 90 minutes massage with a choice of tartines and burgers as well.
Make your So SPA booking here.