When in Singapore, a Sentosa Island tour is a must for every traveler. Home to more than two kilometers’ of sheltered beaches, the world’s largest oceanarium and Southeast Asia’s first Universal Studio’s park, it’s no wonder that the “Island of Tranquility” continues to turn heads. With luscious rainforests, golden beaches, golf courses, and an integrated resort, the stunning island offers both travelers’ and locals some much-needed downtime away from the big smoke. Just 15 minutes from the city’s central shopping and business districts, either a day trip or a longer stay at the popular island resort will never disappoint.
Stroll to the end of Asia. A wander across the floating rope bridge at Siloso Beach offers more than just an Instagram-worthy photo. Reach the end of the bridge and you’ll be at the southernmost point of continental Asia.
Get prepped. The weather here can be unpredictable, so bring a waterproof jacket on your Sentosa Island tours just in case!
Beat the crowds. Bid goodbye to long queues and book your tour to Sentosa Island well in advance. Talking about Singapore’s top experiences, Universal Studios and the S.E.A Aquarium are particularly popular, so snatch up some tickets early to avoid missing out.
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Best time to visit
In true island fashion, weather in the island averages about 30º year-round, with the odd short downpour.
The tourist hotspot is at its busiest during the months of June and July, and November through to December, as locals line up a holiday to coincide with the school breaks in south Asia.
So if you fancy a quieter visit, organize your trip to Singapore’s top attraction for the months of April and May to avoid peak times.
There’s plenty of ways to get to the island, but arguably the most rewarding journey is by cable car. Hop on a cable car to the island from the Harbour Front Tower two, and enjoy epic sky-high views of Singapore and the island ahead. For those seeking a cheaper journey, the Sentosa Express monorail and the local bus to the island both depart regularly.
Money saving tips
The animal and bird encounters on Palawan Beach offers free shows and epic live entertainment each day from 2pm to 5.30pm. View the exotic birds and even handle a python if you dare. For cheaper entry to the island’s main attractions, book one of our super-saver tours to Sentosa Island and enjoy fewer crowds and skip-the-line entry.
Did you know?
Impress your fellow travelers with these interesting titbits about Sentosa Island attractions…
The world’s largest oceanarium, Resort World Sentosa is home to almost 700,000 diverse sea creatures and holds 20 million gallons of water.
Now known as “The Island of Tranquility”, the island’s previous name was far more somber. Up until 1972, the island was called Pulau Belakang Mati, meaning “The Island after Death”.
Despite being a thriving tourist destination, almost 70% of the island remains natural rainforest, with a flourishing and diverse wildlife ecosystem.