Sentosa Beach Guide
On Sentosa, you can choose from three beaches – Palawan Beach, Siloso Beach and Tanjong Beach – collectively stretching for more than 3km along the southern coast.
Lapped by calm water, separated by forested outcrops and facing delightful palm-fringed sandy islets, this manicured series of crescent-shaded beaches offers a surprising holiday interlude, just minutes away from busy Orchard Road in Singapore.
Although you would be hard pressed to guess it, these 30m-wide beaches are all artificial, dressed by dozens of coconut palms and thousands of cubic metres of white sand imported from Indonesia and Malaysia.
Siloso Beach – Located on the southwest coast, Silosa offers a range of activities, including beach volleyball, canoeing, skim boarding, mountain biking and rollerblading. Sip a cocktail and savour local cuisine at a beachside restaurant, climb up to historic Fort Silosa or pamper yourself at the spa of the luxury beachfront Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa Resort.
In July (or August) watch Singapore's exciting annual Dragon Boat Festival, which is usually held off Siloso Beach.
Palawan Beach – Located in the centre of the southern coast of Sentosa, Palawan offers several bars and a suspension bridge leading to a small, palm-fringed islet that is said to be the southernmost point of continental Asia. Watch cute pink dolphins jumping through hoops and balancing balls at the beachside Dolphin Lagoon.
Tanjong Beach – Located on the southeast shore, this wide crescent of tree-fringed white sand is the most secluded of the three beaches and provides the perfect spot for a relaxing afternoon of sunbathing and reading.
Offshore islands – Sentosa’s offshore islands of Kusu, St John's, Sisters and Pulau Hantu offer quiet alternative spots to go swimming, sailing, scuba diving and snorkelling.
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