13 Experiences at Resorts World Sentosa to Reignite Your Wanderlust!

Reignite Your Wanderlust at Resorts World Sentosa With These Unique Experiences Fit for Every Traveller!

More reasons for you to book that long-awaited holiday to Singapore.

It’s safe to say that it has been a while since many of us have travelled overseas for a vacation. As we kick off 2022 with quarantine-free travel schemes, like the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) between Singapore and Malaysia, here’s hoping for a brighter year filled with joyful travels! 

If you’re heading to Singapore soon, then we suggest making Resorts World Sentosa your top destination. After all, it’s an all-in-one getaway fit for every traveller! 

Sentosa’s integrated resort made its debut 11 years ago; since then, it’s been the ultimate getaway for both locals and overseas travellers where luxury hotels, lavish restaurants, and an array of thrilling attractions reside. It goes without saying that whether you’re an adventurous soul or simply want to lay back and relax, Resorts World Sentosa is the perfect place to be. 

For fun-loving families

1. Feel the rush of the river as you enjoy a splashing day out

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Nothing says a splashing good time like spending your day at Adventure Cove Waterpark! Beyond adrenaline-packed water slides, the Resorts World Sentosa water park also boasts an array of family-friendly attractions that’ll let you unwind. 

Case in point: Adventure River, a winding lazy river that’s perfect for whiling away an afternoon. Bobbing in the water with a float sounds like an ideal time, but how about making your way to the underwater tunnel where you’ll get a mesmerising view of marine fish swimming above you? What’s more, water shooters and buckets are aplenty here, ensuring a fun-filled moment for everyone! 

2. Meet and greet your favourite characters

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Are you yearning to fill up your Instagram feed with documentation of fun pop culture references? Then, head over to Universal Studios Singapore, where you’ll get to meet and greet your favourite characters, experience cutting-edge rides, and attractions based on your favourite blockbuster films and television series! 

With seven themed zones, there are plenty of popular characters and thrill rides to expect! For instance, Sci-Fi City is home to Transformers characters like Megatron and Bumblebee, while Hollywood and New York are home to popular icons like the Minions from Illumination’s Despicable Me. For a unique twist to a childhood favourite, check out the stunning new Sesame Street Goes Bollywood: a stunning ensemble of music, dances, and costumes all packaged into an unforgettable show! 

While a showtime board displaying meet-and-greet timeslots is available in the park, you can also download the Universal Studios Singapore Guide App to find out more about the meet & greet times. In addition, you can also use it to check the timings of the different rides, find a map of Universal Studios Singapore, and more! 

3. Get up close and personal with playful bottlenose dolphins and rays

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If swimming with marine life has always been on your bucket list, then make your way to Ray Bay and Dolphin Island for that once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Once you’ve purchased your Adventure Cove Waterpark admission ticket, you’ll get to enjoy the Ray Bay encounter at just S$18 for adults and S$16 for children. 

It’s truly a picture-perfect moment to be touching the velvety wings of the friendly marine animal as you feed and interact with them!  

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As its name suggests, Dolphin Island opens its doors for the opportunity to interact with the magnificent marine animals! 

The Dolphin Encounter will acquaint you with adorable Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins without even getting into the water, making it the ideal daytime activity for all ages including children under four years old! 

On the other hand, the Dolphin Discovery programme invites you into a waist-deep lagoon that’ll bring you closer to the playful mammal, allowing a more in-depth and enriching learning experience. 

Regardless of age, one thing’s for certain: Being close to the fascinating marine animal is sure to bring out the child in all of us. 

Note: Admission to this attraction requires a separate ticket from Adventure Cove Waterpark.

4. Splash around the exhilarating Bluwater Bay

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Do you miss wading in the waters of Bali or Phuket? Then, make your way over to Adventure Cove Waterpark’s Bluwater Bay

This giant pool gushes out waves every so often, offering you an experience unlike any other! Try to keep your balance as the waves swirl around you, giving you a simulated experience of being in the ocean! Surely, the excitement here will make for a whale of a time for the whole family! 

5. Say hello to 20,000 friendly fish at the Rainbow Reef snorkelling experience

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Have you always wanted to snorkel through the crystal clear waters of the Great Barrier Reef or the Maldives? While awaiting that bucket list adventure, why not head over to Adventure Cove Waterpark’s Rainbow Reef in the meantime? 

Expect an aquatic playground of over 20,000 tropical fish as they swim through reefs. This underwater kaleidoscope of colourful fish is sure to be one for the books — and will only fuel your wanderlust for a true overseas marine adventure! 

For adventurers and the young at heart

6. Get your adrenaline pumping with thrilling rides

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One thing’s for sure: Whether you’re visiting Universal Studios Singapore during the holiday season or are simply enjoying your weekend here, your adventure wouldn’t be complete without a ride on the Battlestar Galactica: HUMAN vs. CYLON roller coaster at Sci-Fi City. 

The world’s tallest dueling roller coasters, inspired by the hit television series of the same name, consist of two tracks that go by the names Human and Cylon. Each track offers a little something different, but both offer a truly memorable experience.

Pick a side and blast off into a thrilling intergalactic battle as you go through numerous twists turns and drops!

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If you’re looking for even more awesome rides that will get your heart pumping, how about being surrounded by a 3D adventure of flames and water? Enter the exciting TRANSFORMERS The Ride: The Ultimate 3D Battle, an indoor hyper-realistic adventure that will get your heart pumping as you join Optimus Prime and the Autobots on an electrifying quest to save the world! 

Another indoor roller coaster is Revenge of the Mummy, which features a blend of dramatic accelerations and backwards motion punctuated by mummies and flames in total darkness! Finally, take to the outdoors at the Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure, an energising water raft saga with a white water drop within the Jurassic Park compound render a thrilling time!

Want a smoother experience at Universal Studios Singapore? Then opt for a Universal Express Pass to skip the queue! 

7. Swim alongside the gentle giants of the deep

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Are you equipped with a scuba certification but haven’t had the opportunity to put your skills to use in the past two years? Luckily, Resorts World Sentosa’s S.E.A. Aquarium organises diving programmes for experienced individuals to swim with aquatic marine animals! 

There are two diving activities currently available — which, most importantly, come highly recommended. Firstly, the Open Ocean Dive is a scuba diving extravaganza where you can expect to swim with diverse aquatic wildlife such as groupers, manta rays, and more! 

On the other hand, the Shark Dive is perfect for a marine adventure with a little more oomph; scuba divers get the rare opportunity for an up-close encounter with over 100 sharks from 12 different species, including the endangered scalloped hammerhead shark, silvertip shark, and sandbar shark. 

Note: Kindly ensure that you’ve booked in advance and have a scuba certification before making your way to these diving attractions.

8. Get up close and personal with the ocean’s top predator

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You may wonder: What if I want that first-hand encounter with sharks but don’t have the necessary certification for it?

Enter the Shark Encounter, where you’ll be able to marvel at the glorious marine animal from the safety of an acrylic enclosure! Basically, think of an aquarium, but you’ll be donning your swimwear and paddling in the enclosure while the marine predators swim just inches away from you.

As someone who doesn’t have a scuba certification yet, I think this is a great first step to admiring the marine animal up close. 

9. Experience the thrill of Southeast Asia’s first hydro-magnetic coaster

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Let’s face it: you’re probably venturing to a water park precisely because you want to ride a waterslide. Fortunately, Adventure Cove Waterpark is home to the Riptide Rocket Southeast Asia’s first hydro-magnetic coaster. 

Put simply, the intense speeds and plunging drops of this water coaster will remind you of a roller coaster on water. Sounds like an amazing experience to me! 

The array of water slides here also offers the perfect bonding opportunity with your friends; the Pipeline Plunge, Spiral Washout, Tidal Twister, and Whirlpool Washout feature an amalgamation of twists and turns before landing in a splash pool, while the high-speed competitive Dueling Racer is perfect for deciding who’ll be treating everyone to the post-activity meal. (Jokes aside, just remember that it’s all about the fun and games at the end of the day!). 

For avid foodies

10. Fill up your tummies with jumbo-sized desserts and tapas

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The excitement at Universal Studios Singapore doesn’t stop at the roller coasters and meet-and-greet sessions; the food here is served to impress, too. 

Enter the enormously magnificent bites of Jumbo Thrills at KT’S Grill, where tapas and dessert platters get a massive upgrade in size. Dig in with the Jumbo Tapas Platter of chicken lollipops, cheesy meatballs, codfish sliders, and more!! Don’t forget to wash it all down with a refreshing drink (choice of soda, juice, or alcohol!)  

For something sweeter, go for the desserts and high tea and indulge in everything from towering waffle stacks with ice cream to ice-cold local delicacies. Combine that with the free flow of coffee or tea and you’ve got yourself the perfect midday treat to keep you going for a couple more hours! 

11. Be charmed by the culinary masterpieces of award-winning celebrity chefs

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After your daytime excitement at Resorts World Sentosa’s attractions is over, wind down with a scrumptious meal by choosing from one of the resort’s many restaurants. 

What’s more, did you know that many of these eateries are award-winning eateries, too? Take table65, a one-star Michelin restaurant serving up modern European cuisine. Founded by Dutch Chefs van Oostenbrugge and Groot, the lavish restaurant promises to be the perfect sumptuous treat after a jam-packed day. 

Similarly, Osia Steak and Seafood Grill boasts grilled-to-perfection prime beef and succulent seafood that never fail to impress. 

12. Tour the world with your palette

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Italian, Japanese, and even Malaysian: these are just a few of the restaurant cuisines you can find at Resorts World Sentosa! 

The splendid eateries here promise an extravaganza of a journey with your tastebuds. Even the wallet-friendly option at the unique old-town Malaysian Food Street — a space that gathers the most sedap street food from Malaysia’s famous hawkers — will offer you a taste reminiscent of home. 

If you’re craving international cuisine, CURATE CUCINA PISANA is one of the first restaurants in all of Singapore that specialise in the colourful cuisine of Pisa, Italy! Feng Shui Inn, on the other hand, offers you an intimate experience of authentic Cantonese cuisine that will leave you craving more every day! Finally, for those who love Japanese food, Syun serves up some of the best nouvelle Japanese cuisine you’ll find anywhere in Singapore! 

13. Dine at Southeast Asia’s first underwater restaurant

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Southeast Asia’s first underwater restaurant guarantees a spectacle for both your eyes and taste buds. Ingredients for the mod-Asian menu here are carefully sourced from certified environmentally-responsible fisheries to ensure the sustainability of the marine environment and a healthy, hearty meal. You can also enjoy ‘High Tea in the Deep Sea’ amid an aquarium of giant manta rays and majestic sharks for a truly memorable dining experience! 

Note: Since dining at Ocean Restaurant is such a popular experience, especially dining at the aquarium panel tables, we would encourage you to make a booking at least one to two months in advance to give yourself plenty of time to plan that long-awaited trip to Singapore! 

See you there! From reigniting that childlike wonder at Universal Studios Singapore and Adventure Cove Waterpark to feasting your way through appetising restaurants, Resorts World Sentosa is truly the all-in-one destination we’ve been longing for! 

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Cassandra Nerva
Cassandra Nerva

Cassandra seeks comfort in warm blankets, period dramas, and all things hazelnut. If she's not getting carried away with a wartime novel or decorating her house with plants & fairy lights, she's uncovering hidden gems around her as she continues to embrace her keen sense of adventure.