My mother, cousin and I recently took a trip to Sentosa Island Singapore and discovered all it had to offer: beautiful beaches, great shopping & even a familiar theme park. The northernmost part of Sentosa Island (also known as “Resorts World”) is home to Universal Studios Singapore!
We took a taxi down to Palawan Beach in Sentosa (named after the infamous Island in the Philippines) – Other beaches included Siloso and Tanjong beaches. I was a little discouraged at first when I saw tankers in the far distance but was instantly impressed at how clean these beaches were. The place was empty – I mean completely empty. It felt like our very own private island.
The most beautiful part of Singapore’s Palawan Beach is Palawan Island which you can visit via rope bridge from Palawan’s main beach. The view looking back toward Sentosa’s mainland is absolutely stunning.
(Photo below: My Mom at the Entrance of Palawan Beach)
(Bridge to Palawan Island. The lagoon separates the main land from the island and is so fun to swim in. Water is warm and clear!)
(The beaches here are quiet and very clean!)
(Exotic Plants are found everywhere on the Island)
(Entrance to Palawan Bridge)
One of my favorite attractions in Sentosa were the endless amounts of bars along the beach. After laying out and touring the island, we stopped at this local bar for some tropical drinks and music. This side of the Island was not so abandoned. There were people galore.
And then it rained! It didn’t stop my mother and I from enjoying the ocean though. After all, the water was really warm! (Major props to my mom for heading out in the ocean with me. Not only can she not see, she cannot swim! She certainly gets the women of courage award)
We made a Pit stop at Universal Studios Singapore. I loved this Universal Park. It was right on the beach, had roller coasters (different than Universal Hollywood), an indoor/outdoor mall and the park rides mimicked the Universal Studios back home in California. There were hardly any lines but the one thing it lacked was the back lot tram ride. Nevertheless, Universal made for a great added experience.