So, you’ve finally booked your family’s plane tickets to the Lion City and have decided to spend a day or two (or more!) at Resorts World Sentosa. But then it hits you: Planning your much-awaited grand getaway trip isn’t as easy as you thought it would be. In fact, it’s quite overwhelming because there’s just so much to do in Singapore’s world-class lifestyle destination resort!
To help you brush stress off your shoulders, we crafted this nifty guide featuring the best sights and experiences in Resorts World Sentosa:
Getting There (Public Transportation)
Resorts World Sentosa is located at 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, which is accessible by a number of ways. Assuming your point of entry would be Universal Studios, here are your options:
Take any of the following buses: 65, 80, 93, 188, 855, 10, 30, 97, 100, 131, 143, 145 or 166, and step down at VivoCity. Hop on bus RWS8 from bus stop 14141 at VivoCity or bus stop 14121 at Merrill Lynch, HarbourFront. Alight at Resorts World Sentosa drop-off point.
Take any of the following buses: 123, 188R, 963R, NR1 or NR6, and step down at Resorts World Sentosa bus stop 14519. Enter via The Forum and turn left. Take the escalator going up to one level. Keep left and walk until you see the Universal Studios Globe.
Hop on a North East Line train headed to HarbourFront. Alight at Harbourfront Station, then take the exit towards VivoCity Mall. Go to Level 3, then walk to Lobby L. Purchase tickets to board the monorail (4SGD or 3USD). Step down at Waterfront Station and follow the signs pointing to Universal Studios.
Alternatively, you may book a cheap and hassle-free transfer from the airport if you’ve chosen to stay in any of the hotels within Resorts World Sentosa or opt to purchase a discounted Universal Studios ticket that comes with a roundtrip shuttle service.
Fun and Entertainment
The first thing that comes into mind when Resorts World Sentosa is brought up is fun and entertainment, which is no surprise, as the entire place is teeming with exciting attractions for the young and old alike!
Universal Studios Singapore
If there’s one spot you cannot miss on your trip to Resorts World Sentosa, it’s Universal Studios Singapore. Southeast Asia’s first and only Universal Studios theme park, it features 24 rides, shows, and attractions in seven themed zones. Make sure to come early for that less-crowded photo op with the Universal Studios globe!
Park Hours: 10 AM – 8 PM daily
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There’s so much to love about the S.E.A. Aquarium! This award-winning destination stuns as among the largest aquariums in the world, built across ten educational and fun-filled zones that replicate over 50 habitats. It houses more than 100,000 marine animals across approximately 1,000 species.
Adventure Cove Waterpark
For some family fun under the sun, head on over to Adventure Cove Waterpark. Be thrilled by six waterslides and rollercoasters or have a nice swim with colorful schools of fish at Rainbow Reef.
Park Hours: 10 AM – 6 PM daily
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Trick Eye Museum
Enter a fascinating world of illusions and jaw-dropping 3D artworks at Resorts World Sentosa’s Trick Eye Museum. Get your cameras on the ready because you will surely be taking a lot of pictures here!
Don’t forget to share your pics online with the help of a trusty portable Wi-Fi or a SIM card with high-speed internet connection!
Operating Hours: 10 AM – 9 PM
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Meet and make friends with the adorable Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins. Greet these magnificent mammals in a simple encounter or let them propel you through the water on a body board for an exciting ride you won’t soon forget.
Operating Hours: 10 AM – 6 PM daily
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From fine dining to fast food, the food selections at Resorts World Sentosa are seemingly endless. But for families with an appetite for sumptuous specialties, we highly recommend these restaurants:
Hard Rock Cafe
Dig into American favorites like burgers and fried chicken, while listening to a live band playing in the background in this popular rock-themed restaurant chain.
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The Bay Restaurant
Sit down with the fam at a breezy dining area in Adventure Cove Waterpark and gorge on delectable Japanese fusion dishes.
Enjoy a feast of Mediterranean-Californian flavors while marveling at the sight of thousands of marine animals gracefully swimming by in this aquarium-themed restaurant located at the S.E.A. Aquarium.
Curate is where great food meets art, as Asia’s first Michelin Star showcase restaurant. Be stunned by exquisite dishes conceptualized by visionary resident chef Benjamin Halat. Recognized as the nation’s best at the 2018 Singapore Tourism Awards, Curate is for families with a refined palate, who don’t mind splurging for a superb bite.
Malaysian Food Street
Delight on hawker favorites at the Malaysian Food Street. Mimicking a charming old colonial street-side dining experience, this air-conditioned foodie location also offers halal and vegetarian options. It is definitely a mustn’t-miss.
Now, who doesn’t love pizza? Fratelli Pizzeria is a family-friendly restaurant with a menu that boasts a wide variety of pizzas made with the finest ingredients imported from Italy.
What’s a holiday without some shopping on the side? Aside from high-end brands like Rolex, Versace, and Salvatore Ferragamo, Resorts World Sentosa is also brimming with shops perfect for souvenir and gift shopping that won’t put a huge dent on your travel budget:
Stepping into Candylicious is like stepping into a candy wonderland that you thought exists only in fairytales. This 6,600 square feet heaven of all things sweet features walls and aisles of irresistible candy from all over the world.
Hershey’s Chocolate World Singapore
If Candylicious hasn’t satisfied your sweet tooth yet, prepare for a sugar rush at Hershey’s Chocolate World Singapore! Grab the largest Hershey’s Chocolate bar, chomp on Twizzlers, or feel the chill from Ice Breakers.
LEGO Certified Store
Operated by Singapore’s oldest, largest and most-trusted LEGO retailer, the LEGO Certified Store guarantees an awesome creative experience on every visit. Kids and kids-at-heart will love their exclusive sets. Build something new in their mini play area. Or, simply get your LEGO fix from the Pick-A-Brick wall!
Stop by the Rock Shop for merchandise featuring the iconic Hard Rock logo. From T-shirts to mugs to enamel pins, you can get them all right here!
Bee Cheng Hiang
Complete your souvenir shopping by making a stop at Bee Cheng Hiang for Singapore’s famous bakkwa. This beloved and incredibly addictive meat jerky is definitely a must-try!
Where to Stay
Resorts World Sentosa is a premiere destination for rest and recreation, so you can expect to find some of the best hotels in Singapore in this massive leisure complex! Here are our picks for visiting families, who wish to maximize their stay:
This hotel is as colorful as its name suggests. Located in the center of all the action in Resorts World Sentosa, the family-friendly Festive Hotel is a fabulously-appointed hotel. It’s also just minutes away from the resort’s top attractions, such as Universal Studios Singapore, S.E.A. Aquarium, and Adventure Cove Waterpark.
Hard Rock Hotel Singapore
Receive a treatment fit for a rockstar when you check in at Hard Rock Hotel Singapore. This hotel boasts a cutting-edge contemporary design and amenities that will make you and your fam feel like rock royalty. The rooms also come with pull-out beds, making it perfect for families.
The hotel nearest to Universal Studios Singapore, Hotel Michael is a tribute to one of America’s most celebrated architects Michael Graves. Take in its art gallery-like interiors and have the sweetest and most colorful dreams in its artsy rooms.
Stay in one of the 11 luxury nautical suites that are designed to resemble two-story townhouses. Unwind and dip into your private jacuzzi, then head on over downstairs to check out your very own underwater view of 40,000 fishes. For the ultimate marine experience, Ocean Suites provides its guests a ferry ride to the S.E.A. Aquarium and Adventure Cove Water Park.
Looking for a close-to-nature retreat? The TreeTop Lofts are tucked away from the hustles and bustles of the resort and in a canopy of native trees. Catch a breath of fresh air from your room, and bask in some sunshine from the veranda, as you enjoy the comforts of a 5-star accommodation 12 meters above ground.
Resorts World Sentosa Contact
Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269