Before it was known as Sentosa, this island just off Singapore’s southern coast was a British military fortress. After the Japanese Occupation in World War II, Singapore returned to British rule, and the island was renamed “Sentosa” which translates to “peace and tranquility.”
Over the course of its remarkable history, Sentosa has transformed into a beloved island resort, best known for its tropical beaches, luxurious hotels and thrilling attractions. Whether you’re looking for an adrenaline rush or a day of bold exploration, a world of adventure awaits you at Sentosa.
Exploration from coast to jungle
Avid explorers looking to discover the island’s varied charms and natural landscapes will be able to choose from a range of inspiring activities.
To get your bearings, take reference from three beaches that span Sentosa’s coastline. Each beach holds its own unique charm: Siloso Beach is the island’s most bustling stretch, and home to various restaurants and attractions; Palawan Beach’s playgrounds, parks and lagoon are perfect for families, and Tanjong Beach is ideal for a tranquil getaway.
Nature lovers who are fascinated with Southeast Asia’s wealth of tropical flora and fauna can further their pursuit of knowledge with a hands-on journey at Sentosa Nature Discovery. The trail begins at an interactive gallery—where vistors will get the chance to brush up on their skills of scientific enquiry—followed by a showcase of Sentosa’s teeming wildlife and heritage trees native to Singapore and Southeast Asia.
Drop by the S.E.A. Aquarium™ for a trip under the sea. One of the largest oceanariums on the planet, this attraction is home to more than 100,000 marine animals, allowing for up-close encounters with fascinating creatures from the deep. A range of educational programmes makes this a perfect location for families looking to foster a love for learning and growth in their little ones.
Soar high on adrenaline, as you partake in Sentosa’s various thrill-seeking attractions.
To live out your dreams of soaring like a superhero, drop by iFly Singapore, the world’s largest wind tunnel for indoor skydiving. The 18-foot-tall acrylic ‘glass walls’—allow you to enjoy panoramic views of the South China Sea and Siloso Beach. State-of-the-art technology will lend you wings in an experience that simulates free falls from heights of 12,000 to 3,000 feet. First timers needn’t fret, as trained professionals will be on hand to guide you.
For more high-octane activity, brave new heights at the Mega Adventure Park - Singapore. The park’s star attraction—dubbed the MegaZip—is Southeast Asia’s steepest zip wire. Those courageous enough to hop on this adrenaline-pumping ride will get to experience a whole new perspective of Sentosa's lush jungles and white beaches from 450 metres in the air. Other activities include a high ropes course, rock climbing wall and a 15-metre free fall simulator.
After all that fast-paced action, wind down and experience Sentosa and Faber Peak as you take a ride on the Cable Car Sky Network. Soak in a stunning bird’s-eye view of Sentosa island and Mount Faber. Explorers looking to admire a view of Sentosa’s pristine beaches can stop at the Merlion station or Imbiah Lookout station.