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A Guide to the Beaches of Sentosa Island

Sentosa, meaning peace and tranqulity in Malay, is a little island off shore from Singapore that consists of a host of attractions, mega hotels, bars, Universal Studios Singapore, a casino and 3 beaches located at the southwestern coast of the island, each one catering to different crowds. I’ve spent a great deal of my youth on the this island mainly for these beaches so I decided to compile it into a guide for you complete with dining, attractions and resorts available in Siloso, Palawan and Tanjong.

Getting Around

Getting to any of the three beaches are pretty straighforward as they are along the same coast. Walking and cycling from one end of Siloso Beach to Tanjong Beach will not take you very long either but if that’s not what you’re up for, there are Beach Trams available. Alight at Beach Station whether you are taking the Sentosa Express or any one of the Sentosa Buses. From there, you may choose to walk, go on a Segway Tour, cycle or take the Beach Tram.Operating Hours
0900hrs – 2230hrs (Sun – Fri)
Last Beach Tram from Beach station leaves at 10pm

0900hrs – 0000hrs (Sat)
Last Beach Tram from Beach Station leaves at 11.30pm

Frequency
Every 10 minutes

Siloso Beach

Siloso got it’s name from Selusuh – a medicinal plant used traditionally by Malay women in postnatal care – and is believed that they could be found and used by the old villagers here. However, when the British soldiers arrived on the island, the word was mispronounced into becoming Siloso which actually means “a jealous person” in the Philipines! Today, Siloso Beach is best known for it’s hip bars, parties and sports activies like surfing on man-made waves, kayaking, bungy jumping or playing volleyball. If you’re looking to have an adreneline rush and have a cocktail within reach, Siloso Beach will be the best choice for you. And while you’re here, look out for Signs on the Loose for photo-taking opportunities.Resorts
Costa Sands Resort
Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa
Siloso Beach Resort

Bars & Restaurants
8 Noodles
AJ’s Bar & Beach Dining
Bikini Bar
Casserole
Co + Nut + Ink
COASTES
Eco Alfresco Cafe
Flame
Makan2
Mambo Beach Club
Ola Beach Club
Sandbar
Silver Shells Cafe
The Bubble Bar
Wavehouse Sentosa Restaurant & Bar

Retail
7-Eleven
Cheers
FUN Shop

Attractions
AJ Hackett Sentosa
GoGreen Cycle
GoGreen Segway
iFly Singapore
Megabounce by Mega Adventure Park
Ola Hydro Sports
Skyline Luge SentosaSkyline Luge Sentosa
Wavehouse Sentosa
Wings of Time

Palawan Beach

Pulau Palawan is short walk from the left of Beach Station. Pulau is the Malay word for Island and Palawan means leader, warrior or hero that relates back to the island’s history of piracy. Now, Palawan Beach infuses that bit of it’s history into it’s ambience and turned it into a fun-packed haven for kids specially catered for family friendly activities.

One of the highlights of Palawan Beach is The Southernmost Point of Continental Asia that is accessible via a suspension bridge. The viewing towers offers the view of the South China Sea and a host of Insta-worthy shots.Resorts
Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa
Capella Singapore
The Barracks Hotel (Opening April 2019)
The Outpost Hotel (Opening April 2019)
Village Hotel Sentosa (Opening April 2019)

Bars & Restaurants
Bora Bora Beach Bar
Co + Nut + Ink
Foodcourt
MOSH! Cafe

Retail
7-Eleven

Attractions
Animal & Bird Encounters
Kidzania Singapore
MOSH!
Palawan Pirate Ship

Tanjong Beach

Tanjong Beach is the furthest to get to and the smallest of the three beaches. The only attraction besides the beach that you will find here is Tanjong Beach Club which closes by 10pm. Occasionally, it hosts open-air cinema events and team building activities which also has a cut-off time due to the Cove residence nearby so don’t expect to party till late here.

Tanjong Beach is ideal for lounging with a book and if you want peace and quiet away from too much activities. It’s a great place for couples and for playing frisbee with your dog too.Resorts
Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa
Sentosa Golf Club

Bars & Restaurants
Tanjong Beach Club

I hope you’ve found this guide helpful for your next trip to Sentosa. However, do take note that the island is a constant work in progress hence there are a number of shops and restaurants that have been replaced over the years that I’ve patronised so as to give the guests the best experience possible. I’ll be updating this list as much as possible and if you notice any changes, feel free to inform me.

Download: Sentosa Island Promotions and Map
Last Updated: 20/08/18

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