Though Sentosa Island may not be the best place to mix with locals (a stiff entry fee is levied against permanent residents and Singaporean citizens), this Universal Studios-themed resort that contains the region’s second-largest casino, Resorts World Sentosa, is a quality destination for travelers seeking games of chance and other Vegas-esque diversions.
The equivalent of Sea World in Singapore, Underwater World and Dolphin Lagoon (both located on Sentosa as well) provide opportunities for visitors to swim with dolphins, seals and even sharks, as well as explore a nearly 300-foot-long underwater tunnel.
Siloso is one of the best beaches on Sentosa Island. The following features distinguish Siloso Point as the go-to destination in the area. If volleyball is your thing, you’ll be thrilled to spike and serve in the sand at Siloso. The swimming is also great and there is plenty of supervision for the little ones.
Fort Siloso has been a functioning battery since the 1880s when it was constructed by the British to “protect” Singapore’s port. Situated on the summit of what once was known as Mt. Siloso (the summit was leveled by engineers to provide a foundation), the fort is the sole remaining gun battery of the previous 12 that once constituted the area’s defenses.
The holiday season from early November to mid-January is a great time to take in all the splendor that Sentosa and Singapore in general have to offer. Zoukout (Southeast Asia’s largest beach party) and the Fairy Tale Christmas installation at Resorts World are among the most enticing attractions.
Check out our video exploring Sentosa Island on an afternoon trip