Singapore is home to a plethora of delights for business and leisure travellers alike, with shopping, dining and sightseeing possibilities lying at every turn. With limited time in the city, where should you go to take in the best of Singapore all in one place?
Lying within easy reach of central Singapore, Sentosa Island combines some of the city’s best entertainment options with stunning manicured landscapes and magnificent ocean views. Boasting an exhaustive range of entertainment options, from championship golf courses and indulgent spas to historical attractions, critically acclaimed restaurants, thrilling rollercoasters and white-sand beaches, this island resort is a true Singapore hotspot.
Escape the city and experience Singapore’s favourite leisure destination with our favourite Sentosa sights.
Sentosa Golf Club
Sentosa Golf Club is Singapore’s most exclusive, boasting two world-class championship courses, a lavish clubhouse, state-of-the-art meeting facilities and sweeping views over the South China Sea. Located at the south-eastern tip of Sentosa Island, this historical club also boasts both casual and fine dining options including, notably, ilLido Restaurant. This Italian eatery is one of Sentosa’s most sensational culinary experiences, with fantastic views complementing the stylish surroundings and award-winning creations of acclaimed restaurateur Beppe De Vito.
Special events in Sentosa
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Singapore has no shortage of festivals and events, but the stunning surroundings of Sentosa Island can add that extra special touch to festivities. Visit during Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, and soak in the kaleidoscope of colour provided by the magnificent Sentosa Flowers event.
Singapore’s marina community is one of the region’s most prestigious developments, offering premium waterfront properties and an unrivalled lifestyle. Take a stroll around Sentosa Cove’s luxury precinct and pay a visit to Quayside Isle for international dining options, speciality shopping and spectacular views.
Tiger Sky Tower
Situated in the Imbiah Lookout zone in the centre of Sentosa Island, the Tiger Sky Tower is the tallest observatory tower in Singapore. Extending 110 metres into the sky, this vantage point is the best place to soak in panoramic vistas over Singapore and the city’s islands, with views extending as far as Malaysia and Indonesia on clear days.
Sentosa Island beaches
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Make the most of Singapore’s tropical climate and relax on one of Sentosa’s three idyllic white sand beaches. Palawan, Siloso and Tanjong Beaches collectively stretch for over three kilometres, offering the perfect place to sunbathe, swim, kayak or simply relax under a palm tree.
Sentosa Island spas
Sentosa Island is home to numerous spas and relaxation spots, making it the perfect place to unwind. Feel the benefits of the Sentosa Island spa treatments utilising traditional ancient practices and indulge the senses in a variety of massaging spa pools, tranquil gardens and even volcanic mud pools.
Fine dining in Sentosa
Visitors looking for a special or unique culinary experience will be spoilt for choice on Sentosa Island. From Chinese fine dining to French haute cuisine, diners can choose from an array of exquisite restaurants. Visit Ocean Restaurant by Cat Cora to sample the offerings of Singapore’s first aquarium dining outlet or book a table at Forest to dine under spectacular rainforest-inspired ceilings.
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Getting to Sentosa Island from Singapore
As much as Sentosa Island feels like a different world from Singapore’s bustling main island, it is very easily accessible from the city centre. Public buses and the MRT North-East and Circle lines stop at the VivoCity shopping mall, from where visitors can choose to take the scenic Cable Car, a quick shuttle bus or a leisurely stroll on the Sentosa Boardwalk across to the island. Alternatively, the island can also be reached by car or taxi and is only a 15-minute drive from the comfortable Pan Pacific Singapore hotel.
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