About Sentosa, Singapore
Consider Sentosa for a romantic beach holiday while visiting Singapore. Sentosa is located half a kilometre away from the southern coast of the main island of Singapore and is easy to get to by taxi, light-rail or cable car.
Things to do and see
With neatly arranged white-sand beaches set in sheltered coves, as well as two championship golf courses and range of exciting attractions, this tiny 5km² island offers a perfect island holiday just minutes away from the shimmering skyscrapers and glittering shopping malls of Singapore.
Promenade along the beachfront, sip cocktails at a beachside bar, relax in the shade under a beach umbrella, join a game of beach volleyball, explore the island on a bike and meet some Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins at the Dolphin Lagoon. Or sample some of the many attractions Sentosa has to offer, including Underwater World, Butterfly Park, Fort Siloso, CineBlast and the four-dimensional theatre at Sentosa’s 4D Magix.
Sentosa Island is also home to a wide range of flora and fauna including monitor lizards, monkeys, peacocks and parrots. Take a stroll along the elevated boardwalk through Imbiah Forest and try to spot long-tailed macaques, squirrels, geckos and some of the 20 species of birds that inhabit this secondary rainforest, which covers almost 70 per cent of the island.
Unwind in comfort at one of the island’s several resorts, such as the luxurious five-star Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa Resort or the Sentosa Resort and Spa. Both resorts are set in landscaped hilltop gardens overlooking the blue waters of the South China Sea.
Best time to visit
Any time is good to holiday in Singapore, where the climate is typically hot and humid with an average temperature of 30°C year round. It can rain any time in Singapore – usually short torrential downpours. The heaviest rainfalls are from November to February; July is the driest month.
Note: Air-conditioning in Singapore is usually ferocious, so long sleeves are useful indoors. For more climate info: Singapore Weather Guide
Getting there – Singapore receives daily flights from all the major cities of Australia, Asia, Europe and Middle East.