The Island Of Fun: 25 Exciting Things To Do In Sentosa

things to do in sentosa

With the school holidays fast approaching, it is the best time to unwind and enjoy a day out. But if you’ve already been to most tourist attractions in Singapore, it can be a hard time finding somewhere exciting to go. Thankfully, we’ve got a brilliant suggestion for you: Sentosa Island! From having a splashing time in the water to flying up high in the sky, there are plenty of Sentosa attractions and activities to try. Here’s our roundup of the many fun things to do in Sentosa! 

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Where is Sentosa Island located? 

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Sentosa Island is located off the southern coast of Singapore’s main island. Formerly a British military base and a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp, the island has since become a popular tourist destination over the years. Today, Sentosa is home to many fun attractions including two golf courses, three beaches, 14 hotels and Resorts World Sentosa.

How do I enter Sentosa Island and what is the entry fee? 

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There are many different ways to enter Sentosa, and the good news is: some of them are free of charge! 

  • Walk 

Firstly, you can travel to Sentosa Island on foot via the Sentosa Boardwalk. Starting from VivoCity Shopping Mall’s waterfront promenade, the boardwalk has two-way canopy-covered travelators to protect you from the sun and rain. 

  • Drive

You can also enter Sentosa Island by driving in via the gateway. The entry fee per vehicle is $2 during off-peak hours and $6 during peak hours. Additional car park charges start from $1.20 per hour from 7am to 5pm and $2.40 per entry from 5pm. 

  • Monorail

The nearest MRT station to Sentosa Island is Harbourfront MRT which is connected via the North-East Line and Circle Line. From there, you can enter VivoCity and proceed to the 3rd level to take the Sentosa Express monorail to get to the island. The monorail runs daily from 7am to 12am and admission is free. 

  • Bus

There are plenty of bus services from multiple points of mainland Singapore that can get you to the VivoCity bus stop where you can proceed to walk or take the monorail. Only bus service 123 brings you directly into the island. 

How much time do I have to spend on Sentosa Island? 

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With so many things to do in Sentosa, we don’t blame you if you need more than a day on the island. With that said, there is no hard and fast rule over how long you should spend on the island. Some choose to go there just to do one activity while others prefer to pack their day by visiting many attractions. Do note that while the island is open 24/7, the monorail and shuttle buses end service at midnight. So if you’re planning to stay on the island till late, do ensure you are driving in or have booked an overnight stay at one of the hotels there. 

Things to do in Sentosa: Paid outdoor activities

1. Try out thrilling rides at Universal Studios Singapore

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We can’t write a list of fun things to do in Sentosa without mentioning the Universal Studios Singapore (USS) theme park. Opened in 2011, USS has since become synonymous with the island and many youths and families flock there for a day of fun! That’s because the USS is home to many thrilling Sentosa attractions and activities. This includes cutting-edge rides like Battlestar Galactica and Transformers The Ride: The Ultimate 3D Battle. Meanwhile, kids will love the Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase and the Puss in Boots’ Giant Journey. Don’t forget to grab some USS Tickets (available on DirectConnect Official Store) online for the best deals! 

Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, S(098269)
Opening Hours:
Wed – Sun: 11am – 6pm
Price: From $58/child, $68/adult

2. Splash around Adventure Cove

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Thinking of what to do in Sentosa that offers more splashy fun than Wild Wild Wet? Adventure Cove of course! Boasting Southeast Asia’s first hydro-magnetic coaster, the ride simulates a roller-coaster fit for adrenaline junkies. But that isn’t the water park’s only claim to fame. It also houses six high-speed water slides and a winding lazy river where you can snorkel with over 20,000 marine fish in the shallows. Be sure to purchase Adventure Cove Tickets (available on DirectConnect Official Store) online once you’ve decided that is something you want to do in Sentosa! 

Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, S(098269)
Opening Hours:
Fri – Mon: 10am – 5pm
Price: From $24/child, $32/adult

3. Befriend some dolphins at Dolphin Island

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A great add-on to your Adventure Cove experience would be to visit the neighbouring Dolphin Island! This is a Sentosa attraction where you can build an intimate bond with bottlenose dolphins through five different programmes catered according to one’s age. For instance, in ‘Dolphin Encounter’, kids below the age of four can get up close and personal with the dolphins without entering the water. Meanwhile, adults can swim with the graceful marine animal in ‘Dolphin Adventure’. Either way, Dolphin Island promises many fun things to do in Sentosa during the holidays! 

Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, S(098269)
Opening Hours:
Fri – Tue: 10am – 5pm
Price: From $20

4. Leap your way through HydroDash

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Get ready to climb, slide, leap and bounce your way through HydroDash! As Singapore’s very first floating aqua park, there are four play zones made of inflatable floats where you challenge your friends to obstacle courses. But be careful! The platform can get slightly slippery so we recommend wearing water booties for a stronger grip. As a fun family-friendly water theme park, kids are not forgotten too. There is an area dedicated for the young ones fully equipped with water trampolines and slides. We can’t see how spending a day at HydroDash is not a fun thing to do in Sentosa! 

Address: Sentosa Island, Palawan Beach, S(098498)
Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri: 12pm – 6pm
Sat – Sun: 10am – 7pm
Price: From $13/child, $18/adult

5. Zip away on the Skyline Luge

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Looking for fun things to do in Sentosa that are both on the ground and in the air? Then the Skyline Luge should be right up your alley! Start by zipping down the four different luge trails (Dragon, Expedition, Kupu Kupu and Jungle), which are specially designed with hairpin corners and exciting slopes. Thereafter, hop on the Skyride for a scenic view of Sentosa and the surrounding coastline. Wait no more and get your Skyline Luge Tickets (available on DirectConnect Official Store) online to secure a slot – this is a Sentosa activity you must try! 

Address: Sentosa Island, 1 Imbiah Road, S(099692)
Opening Hours:
Sun – Thur: 11am – 7.30pm
Fri – Sat: 11am – 9.30pm
Price: From $30

6. Let your hair down on the SkyHelix

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Opened in December 2021, the SkyHelix is one of the newest Sentosa attractions. As the highest open-air panoramic ride in Singapore, there’s no better place to let your hair down and dangle your feet in the air with a cool drink in hand. Ascending to a height of 79 metres above sea level, you will be charmed by the breathtaking 360° views of the Keppel Bay area and the Singapore Southern Islands. If this is not one of the most mesmerising things to do in Sentosa, we don’t know what is. Get these value-for-money SkyHelix Tickets (available on DirectConnect Official Store) to stretch your savings now! 

Address: Sentosa Island, 41 Imbiah Road, S(099707)
Opening Hours: Daily, 10am – 9.30pm
Price: From $16.20

7. Bungee jump at Skypark Sentosa by AJ Hackett

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Calling all thrill seekers looking for what to do in Sentosa! At Skypark Sentosa by AJ Hackett, you get to try a couple of nerve-racking activities. First, you can take a walk on the Skypark Skybridge which is 47m above the sandy white Siloso Beach. Together with two friends, you can also scream your lungs out on the Giant Swing which swings at a speed of 120km/h. And if you’re up for it, take a leap off Singapore’s only bungy tower at 50m high. These are definitely fun things to do in Sentosa that are not for the fainthearted. Book your AJ Hackett Tickets (available on DirectConnect Official Store) and experience it for yourself!

Address: Sentosa Island, 30 Siloso Beach Walk, S(099011)
Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri: 1.30pm – 7pm
Sat – Sun: 11.30am – 7pm
Price: $15 (skybridge), $59 (swing), $89 (bungy jump)

8. Live out your Tarzan dreams at the Mega Adventure Park

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Are you a modern day Tarzan? Then you should visit the Mega Adventure Park (available on Kings Travel SG) which guarantees many fun things to do in Sentosa. To begin, bounce on a bungee-assisted trampoline at MegaBounce and try the parachute simulator at MegaJump. If that’s no kick for you, test your balance on the obstacle course at MegaClimb that’s 15m off the ground. Otherwise, soar like an eagle on the 450m MegaZip across the beach. The activities at this Sentosa attraction are all family-friendly so your kids can join in the fun too – if they dare to that is! 

Address: Sentosa Island, 10A Siloso Beach Walk, S(099008)
Opening Hours: Daily, 11am – 6pm
Price: From $20

9. Rent a segway at the GoGreen Eco Adventure 

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Why walk when you can explore the attractions in Sentosa on two wheels? And no, we’re not talking about the best city bikes, we’re talking about renting a segway from GoGreen Eco Adventure! The two-wheeled, self-balancing personal transporter may look like a challenge to master but is rather easy to use after a few tries. In fact, kids are also encouraged to try riding it (with a helmet, of course!). We’re sure this is a fun thing to do in Sentosa with your little bubs! On top of segways, you can also choose to rent bicycles and scooters at GoGreen as well.

Address: Sentosa Island, 51 Siloso Beach Walk, S(009901)
Opening Hours: Daily, 10am – 7.30pm
Price: From $30

10. Watch the Wings Of Time show

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First opened in 2014, the Wings Of Time permanent show is a Sentosa attraction that has been seen by more than 5.4 million guests worldwide. Watching the show is usually the last thing to do in Sentosa for most people given that the 20-minute show starts only when the sun sets. Staged nightly, this spectacular light water show highlights the values of friendship and courage. Be wowed by the spellbinding laser, fire and water effects complete with a jaw-dropping fireworks display at the end. Remember to purchase the Wings Of Time Tickets (available on DirectConnect Official Store) with us to stretch your dollar! 

Address: Sentosa Island, 50 Beach View, S(098604)
Show Timings:
Mon – Fri: 7.40pm
Sat – Sun: 7.40pm, 8.40pm
Price: $16.20

Things to do in Sentosa: Paid indoor activities 

11. Enjoy scenic views on a cable car ride 

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Up, up and away! The Sentosa Cable Car ride has been a symbolic part of the island’s culture since the 1970s and has provided Singaporeans with a cosy spot up in the air away from the hustle and bustle of the city with scenic views. Offering scenic views of Sentosa’s lush jungle foliage and the surrounding coastline, the six different cable car routes make for a perfect way to explore Sentosa’s attractions. So if you’re still thinking of what things to do in Sentosa, start by getting these Cable Car Tickets (available on DirectConnect Official Store) for extra discounts! 

Address: Mount Faber Peak, 109 Mount Faber Road, S(099203)
Opening Hours: Daily, 8.45am – 10pm|
Price: From $10/child, $15/adult

12. Say hello to marine life at the S.E.A. Aquarium

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Wonder what life is like under the sea? Dive deep and experience the beauty of the underwater world at the S.E.A. Aquarium! Home to more than 100,000 marine animals of over 1,000 species, this marine aquarium will bring you up close to sharks, jellyfishes, stingrays and many other exotic marine creatures. It also provides many fun things to do in Sentosa such as a diving programme where you can descend up to 12m for an unforgettable up-close encounter with the ocean’s gentle giants. Purchase your S.E.A. Aquarium Tickets (available on DirectConnect Official Store) earlier online to skip the queues! 

Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, S(098269)
Opening Hours:
Fri – Tue: 10am – 5pm
Price: From $28/child, $38/adult

13. Take selfies with your favourite celebrities at Madame Tussauds

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Ever dreamt of taking a selfie with Taylor Swift? You can do so at Madame Tussauds! Well, with a wax figure of her that is. And she’s not the only ‘star’ you can snap a pic with. From local icons like Phua Chu Kang to Western singers like Lady Gaga and Katy Perry, there’s more than enough star action at this Sentosa attraction. There are many other things to do in Sentosa at Madame Tussauds too. For instance, there is a Marvel Universe 4D Cinema that transports you right into the heart of an action movie, while the VR Racing Experience pits you against the best of the best. Make sure to get your Madame Tussauds Tickets (available on DirectConnect Official Store) early to enjoy special online rates! 

Address: Sentosa Island, 40 Imbiah Road, S(099700)
Opening Hours: Daily, 10am – 6pm
Price: From $25/child, $35/adult

14. Entertain yourself at the Trick Eye Museum

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There are many fun things to do in Sentosa but none of them are as entertaining as spending a day at the Trick Eye Museum! This 3D interactive AR museum is one that will engage your senses through six zones of mind-bending exhibits with plenty of picture-perfect opportunities. Suited for all ages, you can slay dragons and swim with whales, as optical illusion is weaved with AR technology. We recommend downloading the free “XR Museum” mobile app where you can watch your photos and videos come alive with special effects. Here are some online Trick Eye Museum Tickets (available on DirectConnect Official Store) you can get for the best prices!

Address: Sentosa Island, 80 Siloso Road, Southside Block B, #01-04, S(098969)
Opening Hours: Daily, 11am – 7pm
Price: From $28/child, $32/adult

15. Go skydiving at iFly Singapore

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I believe I can fly, I believe I can touch the sky! Make all your flying dreams come true inside iFly Singapore. Spanning 5m wide and 17m tall, this is the world’s largest themed wind tunnel where you can float around freely. Moreover, you’ll love how there’s a stunning view of the South China Sea and Siloso Beach during your indoor skydiving experience. With a diving age limit of seven years, even primary school kids can join in on this fun thing to do in Sentosa. All that’s left is for you to get some iFly Tickets (available on DirectConnect Official Store) today!

Address: Sentosa Island, 43 Siloso Beach Walk, #01-01, S(099010)
Opening Hours:
Mon – Tue: 9am – 10pm
Wed: 11am – 10pm
Thurs – Sun: 9am – 10pm
Price: From $89

16. Embark on a journey at 4D Adventure Land

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Another frontrunner on our list of fun things to do in Sentosa is embarking on a journey at 4D Adventure Land! With four different rides that bring you face-to-face with the effects of 4D technology, this is a Sentosa attraction that kids will love. Choose from the simulated Haunted Mine Ride 4D or strap in for the Extreme Log Ride that will bring your senses out of this world! Otherwise, shoot it out in Desperados or get into the heart of the action with Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. This Sentosa activity allows kids from as young as four years old to participate, so they won’t miss out on the fun!

Address: Sentosa Island, 51B Imbiah Road, S(099708)
Opening Hours: Daily, 12pm – 7pm
Price: From $34/child, $43.90/adult

17. Immerse yourself in another world at HeadRock VR

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You might own the best VR headsets but battling it out at HeadRock VR is on a whole new dimension! From being stuck in the depths of a jungle to navigating crazed zombies, there are eight larger-than-life immersive zones to enjoy here. Even better, there is a new kids’ media interactive indoor playground themed after ‘Hello My Dino!’ for the little ones to play in too. It comes fully equipped with high-quality VR headsets that ensure a comfortable gaming experience. This is definitely a fun thing to do in Sentosa with your kids!

Address: Sentosa Island, 80 Siloso Road, Southside Block B, #01-03, S(098969)
Opening Hours: Daily, 11am – 7pm
Price: From $13

18. Smell the roses at a Scentopia workshop

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Love the smell of the best women’s perfumes and best men’s perfumes? Great! But how about making your own scent? Explore the wonderful world of aromas at Scentopia where you can take a personality quiz and create your very own signature fragrance. On top of that, there are many other fun things to do in Sentosa here. For instance, there is an innovative touchless perfume-making bar where you can indulge in free scented tours and enjoy over 300 augmented reality experiences. Wish to bring home a souvenir? Purchase a DIY kit to create your very own family perfume at home!

Address: Sentosa Island, 36 Siloso Beach Walk, S(099007)
Opening Hours: Daily, 11am – 7pm
Price: From $75/child, $95/adult

Things to do in Sentosa: Free activities

19. Party all day long at Siloso Beach

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A hot spot for university orientation camps, Siloso Beach is a place filled with wild and youthful energy. So if you’re thinking of what are some free things to do in Sentosa with your friends, grab a volleyball or frisbee and have some fun in the sand! Siloso Beach is also home to some of the best beach clubs in Singapore where you can frolic in the pool and sip on some craft beers. Additionally, this Sentosa island beach occasionally hosts large scale events like the Sentosa GrillFest and ZoukOut 2022 where you’ll enjoy a night of good music and food! 

Opening Hours: Daily, 24/7

20. Soak in the sun at Palawan Beach 

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Wondering what other free things there are to do in Sentosa? We suggest dropping by Palawan Beach for a nice soak of Vitamin D! At this Sentosa Island beach, the first thing you’ll notice is probably a suspension bridge that makes a good photo spot for you and your pals. It leads to a tiny islet known as the Southernmost Point of Continental Asia. There, you can climb up the two viewing towers which offer an uninterrupted view of the South China Sea. Don’t forget to slap on some of the best sunscreens to protect your skin from harmful UV rays!

Opening Hours: Daily, 24/7

21. Chill out on Tanjong Beach

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Arguably the quietest of the three Sentosa island beaches, Tanjong Beach is the perfect spot for those looking for free things to do in Sentosa. Offering tranquillity and solitude, you can peacefully chill with your favourite book or go sunbathing under the gentle breeze. As a pet-friendly beach, you can also bring your dog or cat to join you as you laze around in the sand. All that’s missing is for you to wear the best bikinis and best sunglasses to slay under the sun! 

Opening Hours: Daily, 24/7

22. Learn about Singapore’s history at Fort Siloso

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Whoever said that Singapore’s history is boring obviously hasn’t been to Fort Siloso. At this Sentosa attraction, you get to learn about life during the Second World War and how our little red dot eventually survived against all odds. This military museum showcases a treasure trove of war memorabilia including coastal guns, the remains of fortified military structures, as well as wax figures of soldiers. This is one of the many free things to do in Sentosa that’s educational and sentimental at the same time. Additionally, have fun while crossing the 11-storeys high Fort Siloso Skywalk before entering the museum!

Address: Sentosa Island, Siloso Road, S(099981)
Opening Hours: Daily, 9am – 6pm

23. Explore the wildlife at Sentosa Nature Discovery

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Hand up if you’re a nature lover who’s looking for free things to do in Sentosa! Go on a geological adventure at Sentosa Nature Discovery, a zoology museum that details the flora and fauna found on the island. In total, there are eight types of habitat in Sentosa including rare ones like coastal rainforests and rocky seashores. This Sentosa attraction also consists of a nature trail with interactive exhibits, sculptures and a lookout point. Keep your eyes peeled and you might just spot the endangered Magpie Robin! Given the unfamiliar terrain, it is advisable to wear the best hiking shoes to protect your feet from abrasion.

Address: Sentosa Island, 51 Imbiah Road, S(099702)
Opening Hours: Daily, 9am – 5pm

24. Cycle around the island 

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Just got yourself a brand new foldable bike and a pair of cycling shoes? Then it’s time to head out for a cycle around the island! With five different cycling trails, you’ll find one that best suits your abilities. Beginners or those with kids can try the Coastal Trail (1km) or Beach Walk Trail (3km) which offers stunning views and a calming sea breeze. Meanwhile, expert riders can go for the VivoCity to Sentosa Cove Trail (6km) as it includes some long and steep slopes. Of course, you don’t have to follow the trails, there are other areas within the island that you can explore on your bicycle too. It is without a doubt that cycling is a free and fun thing to do in Sentosa!

25. Catch the Sentosa Musical Fountain show

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As an icon from the 1980s to 2007, the beloved Sentosa Musical Fountain (SMF) has returned as part of Sentosa’s new Central Beach Bazaar! Offering a slew of free activities and things to do in Sentosa, you’ll be in for a fun time. This Sentosa attraction comprises two curated five-minute performances. The first show sees sophisticated synchronised water jets dance to an array of soundtracks from the 1980s. Meanwhile, the second show focuses on Singapore’s National Day. So if you ever find yourself wondering what to do in Sentosa, pop by the beach and catch this free show!  

Address: Sentosa Island, 50 Beach View, S(098604)
Show 1 Timings: Daily, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm
Show 2 Timings: Daily, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 3:30pm, 4:30pm

You’ll never run out of fun things to do in Sentosa!

From chilling on the Sentosa Island beaches to getting that adrenaline pump, there are plenty of Sentosa attractions for you to visit during the holidays! For other fun-filled adventures with your little ones, check out our ultimate guide on fun things to do with kids in Singapore during the holidays that will leave them squealing with joy. Alternatively, these best prawning places and best indoor playgrounds are a safe bet too.