Bringing your family on a holiday has never been easier as Sentosa offers a range of activities fit for everyone. From thrilling rides at Imbiah Lookout to dining options by the beach, you'll have no lack of fun things to do.
Ride the waves at Wave House
Siloso Beach, one of three artificial beaches along the southern part of Sentosa Island, was made using sand imported from Malaysia and Indonesia, complete with imported rocks and palm trees. You can find everything to do with beach culture, with sporting activities like volleyball, kayaking, cycling and rollerblading. If you’re feeling hungry, there are 15 restaurants to choose from here and you can’t go wrong with the killer fish and chips ($20) at Coastes (50 Siloso Beach Walk; 62749668)and the Crunchy Chicken Tulips (fried battered chicken drumsticks with calamansi and thai chilli sauce, $10.50)are popular at the bar/restaurant at Wave House Sentosa (36 Siloso Beach Walk; 62381196).
Also at Wave House is one of the more popular attractions on the beachfront. The only of its kind in Asia, the main highlight is the FlowBarrel, a continuous three-metre manmade barrelling wave rushing down at a fast 48 kmph. It has attracted everyone from surfers, skim boarders and even snowboarders seeking to perfect their skills. (One hour: $45, $50 on weekends)
For beginners, the Double FlowRider is ideal as it creates a safe, gentle, endless wave that even kids on body boards can ride.(One hour: $35, $40 on weekends)
Fly without wings at iFly Singapore
If you prefer to fly, iFly Singapore (43 Siloso Beach Walk; 65710000. Adult: $89, child: $79 for two skydives) offers the experience of free-fall skydiving in a safe, indoor environment. The largest wind tunnel in the world, it was built at a cost of $25 million and creates winds of up to 240 km/h which support your whole body in mid-air.
Walking east along the seafront brings you to the more family-oriented Palawan Beach, which has the Port Of Lost Wonder kids’ club (near Beach car park; 18007368672. Child: $8, $15 on weekends. Accompanying adults go free), with its array of water cannons surrounding a pirate ship-like structure. For adults, the small island beyond the beach, which is linked via a suspension bridge, is perfect for some quiet and calm respite from the bustle.(Free)
Tanjong Beach Club is a good spot to wind down
A walk to Sentosa’s most eastern beach, the tranquil Tanjong Beach with its gentle breezes and swaying palm trees, is ideal if you want to be away from the crowds, Sun downers at Tanjong Beach Club (120 Tanjong Beach Walk; 62701355) is a good choice here. Modelled after a 1950s beach resort, the club has a pool, a restaurant and a bar popular for their signature Tanjong Sling cocktails ($16, vodka, elderflower cordial, apple juice, lychee, kaffir lime leaf and fresh ginger).
Back at Siloso Beach, Azzura Beach Club (46 Siloso Beach Walk; 62708003)is also great for pre-dinner cocktails. Offering water sports during the day, it turns into a nightclub at night with international DJs playing into the wee hours and you can choose to put on your swimwear and party where the Jacuzzi and pool is.
A bus from Beach Station at Palawan beach brings you to Resorts World Sentosawhich is home to a casino, hotels, world-class attractions and shops galore, including the first and only Victoria’s Secret store outside the United States. The first Chihuly Gallery, in Asia and the world’s first Michael Graves Gallery are also worth visiting if you're an art lover. A stone’s throw away is the Hershey's store, where you can check out the world's largest Hershey's chocolate bar which weighs in at a heavy 2.24kg. ($60)
There’s no shortage of dining options here. Some of the best include world-class celebrity chef restaurants like Joel Robuchon Restaurant (#01-104/105 Hotel Michael, RWS; 65777888)and L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon (#01-101/103 Hotel Michael; 65777888)from culinary heavyweight Joel Robuchon, whose restaurants around the world have garnered him an impressive 26 Michelin stars.
Tuck into some chef Scott Webster's take on Australian chow at Osia
Also here is Chinois by Susur Lee (Hotel Michael #02-142/143; 68847888)which serves a frequently changing menu of contemporary Chinese food with dishes like sautéed tiger prawn with egg white and a dark vinegar reduction.
Scott Webster’s OSIA (Crockfords Tower; 65776560) does modern interpretations of Australian cuisine and a popular favourite is their stone baked flat bread starter topped with flavourings for the day like macadamia pesto or truffled kalamata olives and served with their "toothpaste" tube savoury dips. ($9)
If you're in the mood to party, there is nowhere better than to check outthe newly opened Mambo Cafe (40 Siloso beach walk; 62766270)on Siloso beach. Loosely based on the classic 1950s bars of Miami and Cuba, this club is the new tenant replacing the now defunct Cafe Del Mar. You can come here for all-day dining and tuck into a cuban-inspired menu or have a dip in the pool. Pop by here in the evenings for live bands and DJs spin late into the night.
Alternatively, you might prefer the stylish and sophisticated feel at WOOBAR (21 Ocean Way; 68087288)located in the newly opened W Singapore hotel in Sentosa Cove. Aside from DJs spinning out lounge-y tunes, look forward quirky cocktail creations by their mixologists like the Masala Teh Tarik ($20), Bak Kwa Whiskey ($25) and Sesame Seed Gin. ($25)