Singapore – Sentosa Island

There is certainly nothing wrong with traveling to Singapore and actually staying in Singapore. You may be thinking, “Of course! Where else would stay?” Well, you might want to take a look at Sentosa Island.

Sentosa is small island on the edge of Singapore. Despite being only a few miles from downtown Singapore, it feels like a world away. Don’t get me wrong, Singapore is a fantastic city. It is clean with beautiful architecture, majestic gardens, bustling waterways, and friendly people. Even though it is reported to be one of the most densely populated cities in the world, it didn’t feel that way at all. However, while planning for this trip, it was the thought of crowds that drove me to the more spacious and relaxing pace promised on Sentosa. It didn’t disappoint.

Sentosa Island Marina
Walking south along the shoreline of Sentosa Island. Marina Bay is to the right.
Condominiums on Sentosa. I may have been on a resident-only walkway but the gate was open, and it looked too inviting to pass up.
Look closely on the horizon and note all the cargo ships – Singapore is a one of the busiest ports in the world.
On the inner side of Sentosa facing Singapore and the cargo zone. On the far right, you can see the Marina Bay Sands hotel and Gardens by the Bay.
Stylish condominiums on Sentosa Island

I ended up spending most of my free time in Singapore but there was quite a bit that I missed on Sentosa Island. Universal Studios has a park on the island. There is a highly lauded zip line, several sandy beaches (requires an entry fee), Adventure Cove Waterpark, and S.E.A. Aquarium. Looking back, Sentosa Island is like going to Disney World if you live in this part of the world. You can spend several action packed days here with a wide range of activities for kids and adults. I would have definitely enjoyed these activities but, with my limited time, I opted for the more historical and architectural pursuits available in Singapore. That said, I never regretted returning to Sentosa for a nice dose of tranquility to end or begin each day.

The W Sentosa Island

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