With most of our travel plans on the backburner indefinitely, the closest we’re getting to a slice of island paradise is across the “causeway” at Singapore’s very own Sentosa island. If you’re looking for activities to fill up your weekends, here’s some activity inspo for you.
From zip-lining and bungee jumping to romantic getaways and cruises, here are five Sentosa activity ideas and itineraries for every type of person, whether you’re an adrenaline junkie or a serial sloth. Best of all, you might be able to use your SingapoRediscovers Vouchers for even better deals!
Note: Sentosa has FREE island admission till 31 March 2021, and you can also take $4 off your Grab ride with promo code “SENTOSAFUN”*.
*While codes last
From WFH together to braving rough waters like economic and health woes, many couples will tell you that 2020 was a real curveball. Come 2021, it’s high time you reward yourself with a trip aboard the Royal Albatross – a luxury ship that will take you and your partner offshore for a romantic and relaxing sail.
This deal for two includes a Sentosa cable car round trip, a four-course set meal from Quentin’s and a 2.5-hour scenic cruise – giving you and your partner some precious quality time.
You’ll also get to enjoy Singapore’s panoramic cityscape with a complimentary cake and free-flow soft drinks. Just the thing for a birthday or anniversary celebration.
Exploring New York’s Central Park might be a pipe dream for now, but in the meantime, you still have Singapore’s very own Mount Faber Park.
Escape from the urban jungle and embark on a hilltop adventure instead at Mount Faber. Go on a Gai Gai Tour where a friendly guide will let you in on the area’s best-kept secrets in a 2-hour walk, concluding with an exhilarating ride through the skies on a cable car.
If all that walking has got your stomach rumbling, you can end the day with dinner at the Arbora Hilltop Restaurant, which is linked directly to a cable car station. Your ticket nabs you a 10% discount when you dine, with a minimum spend of $50.
The affordable tour and cable car package prices also make it great for families with little wide-eyes wanderers.
Gai Gai Tour
Price: $20 for adults, $15 for children aged 4-12 years old
Pre-Covid times, splashing on a $500+ staycay would be something reserved for the real crazy rich Asians and almost unheard of for most of us ordinary folk. But these unprecedented times call for new ways to escape our everyday lives, and when we’ve cut down on dining and travel for the most part of the year, what’s a little indulgence?
Celebrate the start of a new year with a once-a-year baller vacation by bringing your bestie or partner down for Sofitel Singapore’s Royal Retreat.
You’ll arrive in style with a luxury two-way transfer, and check in for a stay in the tastefully adorned Luxury Room. But the true highlight lies at the award-winning Sofitel SPA, a full-fledged sanctuary complete with a cascading waterfall, mud pool and even a galaxy steam bath. Here, you’ll enjoy a 1-hour massage that will whisk you straight to Bali.
Sofitel SPA’s waterfall pool
You’ll also enjoy a feast fit for royalty, with lunch at The Garden and a 3-course dinner at The Cliff – complete with a bottle of bubbly. Else, if you prefer to walk around the lush compounds instead, nail some #highlife shots with a complimentary 2-hour photoshoot session.
Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa’s Royal Retreat
With work from home blurring the lines between work and rest, the amount of tension stored in our shoulders is proof that we’ve all worked way too hard last year. To recharge and get rejuvenated for a whole new year, check out W Singapore’s Wellness Escape Package.
Image credit: @wsingapore
You’ll be staying in one of W Singapore’s super modern, chic rooms at Sentosa Cove. Once you get some beauty sleep, awake to a complimentary breakfast spread or start your day right with some morning yoga.
The gorgeous and stylish Away Spa.
To continue your wellness journey, book in for a 45-minute spa treatment at Away Spa that will finally dispel all your stresses. But if you need a more active way of rejuvenation, get those endorphins pumping and seek out a segway or bike adventure, or take an exhilarating walk atop the AJ Hackett SkyBridge.
W Singapore’s Wellness Escape Package
Price: From $709++
Note: Package is valid till 31 Mar 2021.
AJ Hackett’s Giant Swing
Paragliding in Switzerland, snowboarding in Niseko and riding ATVs in Taiwan are probably things on an adrenaline junkie’s bucket list. But until leisurely travel is on the cards, you can get your fill of thrills with Sentosa’s Get Thrilled! Pass. With this pass, you’ll get to take on any two of these three activities: the Giant Swing at Sky Park by AJ Hackett, MegaZip at MegaAdventure, or iFly Singapore.
450-metre zipline at Mega Adventure Park
Image credit: Mega Adventure Park
Free fall over Siloso beach with AJ Hackett or hop on Mega Adventure Park’s 450-metre zip line that stretches across the jungle, beach and sea. Else, you can also learn how to skydive at iFly Singapore in preparation for your next skydiving trip in New Zealand.
If high element activities just aren’t your thing, you can also opt for a yacht cruise around Singapore’s waters or get some Sentosa Fun Pass Tokens that you can use at a whole bunch of other Sentosa attractions like the S.E.A Aquarium and the Wings of Time show.
Get Thrilled! Pass
Price: $106 (Use your SRV for up to $100 off)
Price: $100 (Use your SRV for up to $100 off)
If you’ve brought over a ton of annual leave thanks to the lack of travel in 2020, and you’ve still got those SingapoRediscovers vouchers sitting at home, it’s time to whip them out for a little fun-filled day trip across the Sentosa causeway.
And it doesn’t matter if you’ve promised to live frugally this year or just wanna start the year with a bang, you’ll be able to find a range of activity bundles on Sentosa’s website to accommodate every budget.
Take your pick from Sentosa’s curated list of $100 getaway deals – or even under $100 – that are eligible for your SingapoRediscovers Vouchers, and you won’t have to cough out a single cent. Alternatively, live the high life and treat yourself to their most luxurious bundle for two. The choice is yours!
We’re likely to be stuck on our little red dot a little while longer, but with so much rediscovering to do and activities to try, why not make time for a short holiday on Sentosa to upgrade your 2021 weekends?
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