Top hotels in Sentosa Island
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Top activities in Sentosa Island
Take a quick trip by bus or cable car to this luxurious island resort for plenty of attractions to entertain both young and old. Located a mere 800 metres from the coast of Singapore, the resort island of Sentosa is the ultimate in family-friendly indulgence. Boasting museums, golf courses, theme parks, and some of the finest beaches and wildlife in the area, it really is no exaggeration to say that Sentosa has something for absolutely everyone.
While there are a number of buses running from the mainland to Sentosa, by far the most exciting way to get here is via cable car. This deposits passengers on one of Sentosa's highest points, Imbiah Lookout, for stunning views back across the water to Singapore city centre. For even more spectacular views, head to the Tiger Sky Tower which will whip you 131 metres up into the sky, or try a trip to the giant Merlion statue – a mythical lion-heded fish and icon of the island, from whose mouth you'll get a 360-degree view of the surrounding landscape.
After a morning visit to Images of Singapore, where impressive multimedia displays convey the history of the country, followed by a wander through the flutterings of the Butterfly Park, settle yourself down on the beach and chill out for a few hours. Sentosa is home to 2 kilometres of protected coastline – some of the nicest in Singapore. While these stretches aren't the best for swimming, they are a great spot to laze in the sun or sample the local cuisine with your toes in the sand.
If you fancy something ever so slightly more active, Sentosa Golf Club boasts two 18-hole championship courses, not to mention a decadent clubhouse. Alternatively, if you have the kids in tow, nothing will bring a smile to their faces like a trip to Universal Studios Singapore, one of the most popular theme parks in all of Asia. Or, you could take them on a visit to the Underwater World and Dolphin Lagoon for a closer look at marine life ranging from sharks to turtles.
The Sentosa resort is less than a kilometre from Singapore. You can get here by monorail or bus from the VivoCity Centre, or hop on the cable car at Mount Faber or the Harbourfront Centre. Admission to the island is included in the cost of your transport.