The Palawan @ Sentosa & Tipsy Unicorn Beach Club

Anyone who has been to Sentosa over the last few months would have noticed some serious construction works going on. Yeah, loud drilling and clunky machinery on the beach ain’t fun. But beach bums, you’ll be happy to know that something cool has been brewing. Enter: The Palawan @ Sentosa and Tipsy Unicorn Beach Club.

We’re talking 3 beach clubs, an indoor go-karting circuit, mini-golf experiences, and a dog run – just to name a few. Some of these are already open, so you can head over ASAP if you’re looking for something fresh and exciting to fill this weekend with. Here’s the lowdown:

– Now open – 

1. +Twelve – 12 cabanas with private plunge pool

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Swim-up pool bar.

We have Ola Beach Club, Tanjong Beach Club, and Rumours Beach Club to help satiate that Bali wanderlust. Now, there’s a new kid on the block for those of us who simply can’t get enough.

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Poolside Daybed.

+Twelve has everything you’d expect including an infinity edge pool and swim-up bar. It’s got beach daybeds and poolside lounges, but if you’re looking for drippin’ luxury, they also have 12 cabanas, each with a private pool. Talk about shiok.

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Private cabana.

Enjoy live DJ music, and seafood like Dynamite Shrimp ($27) and Spicy Ahi Tuna Roll ($30). Of course, there are beverages as well with beer from $14, and cocktails from $21. This hang is recommended for adults above 18, but if you’ve got kids, there’s the family-friendly Splash Tribe opening soon as well. 

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Dine in your private pool.

Min spend:
Picnic Table: N/A
Beach Daybed: From $100 for 4 pax
Poolside Daybed: From $150 for 4 pax
Poolside Lounge: From $200 for 10 pax
Cabana: From $400 for 10 pax

Location: Palawan Beach
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 10am-9pm | Fri-Sun & PH 10am-10pm
Contact: +Twelve website

2. UltraGolf – Seaside mini-golf from $15

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If you are still mourning over the closure of Holey Moley, head to UltraGolf, where you can flex your sick swings to your friends, or your cute date.

Put – or, should we say, putt – your skills to the test at this 1,900sqm, 18-hole outdoor course by the sea. They’ve got 2 tee positions catered to both beginners and advanced players, with tickets priced from just $15/pax if you come at the right time.

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Price: From $15/pax (off-peak) | from $22/pax (peak)

Location: Palawan Beach
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 12.30pm-9pm | Sat-Sun 10am-9pm
Contact: UltraGolf website

3. Splash Tribe – Family beach club with water slides 

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If you’ve got little ones in tow, keep an eye out for Splash Tribe beach club. Splash buckets, water spray jets, and tube slides – they’ve got them all. The sandcastle-themed water playground will keep them occupied while the adults catch a break at the in the infinity-edge pool facing Palawan Beach.

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You’ve got plenty of seats to choose from here including dining tables, and in-water sun loungers. But the gazebo’s probably your coolest bet, featuring a private 2-storey space you can call your own. Come with up to 7 people for birthday celebrations, get-togethers, or even family reunions. Each comes with a hammock, couch, baby chair, and even sofa bed on the top floor for sunbathing.

Don’t worry about your phone running out of battery or data either since they have power sockets and free WiFi.

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Refuel with everything from cocktails and mocktails to sliders and seafood.  The menu’s extensive and you’ll probably find something to satisfy the growling tummy – salads are also available if you don’t want a food baby! Just be sure to make an online booking in advance to secure a slot, especially if you’re visiting on the weekends.

Min spend:
Dining Table: NA
Sun Lounger: From $50 for 1 pax
Daybed: From $150 for 4 pax
Gazebo: From $400 for 8 pax
There’s a $10 cover charge for every guest above 5 years old.

Location: Palawan Beach
Contact: Splash Tribe website

– Opening soon – 

4. HyperDrive – 3-storey gamified go-karting 

Opening mid-August 2023 

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Image credit: The Palawan @ Sentosa

HypeDrive is an indoor electric go-kart circuit that’s gamified so you’ll feel like you’re in an Super Mario video game. Not to mention, it’s the first of its kind in Asia. Much like Mario and Luigi, you’ll be able to collect digital weapons or boosts to rush headfirst to the finishing line.

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Image credit: The Palawan @ Sentosa

Race your friends to complete the 3-level neon-lit racetrack with 14 twists and turns. For the little ones, there are also junior go-karts available. Have we mentioned there’s a cafe you can refuel at after as well? 

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Image credit: The Palawan @ Sentosa

Rates: To be announced

Location: Palawan Beach
Contact: HyperDrive website

5. Tipsy Unicorn Beach Club – Indoor & outdoor zones

Opening 1st September 2023

+Twelve isn’t the only new beach club in store. Tipsy Unicorn Beach Club is opening on 1st September 2023, taking over the space of Wave House, along Siloso Beach. 

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Image credit: Tipsy Unicorn Beach Club

Expect private cabanas, daybeds, and VIP lounges. Apart from having an outdoor space for those seeking a healthy tan, they also have an indoor zone you can escape to when you need a break from the heat. 

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Image credit: Tipsy Unicorn Beach Club

Address: 36 Siloso Bech Walk, #01-01 Sentosa Island, 099007
Contact: Tipsy Unicorn Beach Club website 

6. The Palawan Food Trucks – 10 vendors with burgers & tacos

Opening mid-August 2023

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Bao Jiak.
Image credit: The Palawan Sentosa

There’s perhaps no better way to a Singaporean’s heart than through food. The Palawan Food trucks will be serving everything from burgers to tacos. Vendors below:

  • Bao Jiak 
  • Off The Hook
  • Tacos De Playa
  • Beach Brews
  • Super Chilled
  • Sweet Mother of Pearl
  • Yaki Hama 
  • Seoul Food
  • Tropo Burgers 

Enjoy your piping hot nosh at the sheltered seating area nearby. Pawrents can bring their dogs along too since it’s a pet-friendly space. 

Location: Palawan Beach
Contact: The Palawan Food Trucks website 

7. The Palawan Dog Run – Free-entry zone for dogs

Opening in August 2023 

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Image credit: The Palawan Sentosa

The Palawan Dog Run is a gated field for all doggos – good bois, floofy bois and bombastic side eye bois – to run free. You can unleash your dogs here but just ensure that they’re supervised at all times. This area’s free to enter and water points will be available for the dogs as well. 

Location: Palawan Beach
Contact: The Palawan Dog Run website

Spend the day outdoors at Sentosa 

If you need me, you can find me at The Palawan @ Sentosa or Tipsy Unicorn Beach Club. Add these to your 2023 bucket list if you’re always looking out for a new and exciting hang as well. 

Address: 54 Palawan Beach Walk, 098233
Contact: The Palawan website 

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Cover image adapted from: The Palawan Sentosa, Tipsy Unicorn Beach Club

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