Re­sorts World Sen­tosa

Named Best In­te­grated Re­sort ev­ery year since 2011 at the TTG Travel Awards, Re­sorts World Sen­tosa is un­ques­tion­ably one of the re­gion’s most im­pres­sive fam­ily des­ti­na­tions. The ques­tion is, where will you go first?

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Lo­cated on Sin­ga­pore's re­sort is­land of Sen­tosa, Re­sorts World Sen­tosa (RWS) is Asia's ul­ti­mate life­style des­ti­na­tion re­sort. Set on 49ha of land­scaped trop­i­cal is­land, RWS is home to many award-win­ning and world­class at­trac­tions in­clud­ing Uni­ver­sal Stu­dios Sin­ga­pore, S.E.A. Aquar­ium, Dol­phin Is­land and Ad­ven­ture Cove Wa­ter­park. It also fea­tures the largest num­ber of Miche­lin-starred restau­rants in one des­ti­na­tion: Cu­rate, For­est, Fratelli, Osia Steak and Seafood, L'ate­lier de Joël Robu­chon and Joël Robu­chon Restau­rant, firmly es­tab­lish­ing RWS as lead­ers in the city's vi­brant din­ing scene.

There's lots to see and do at Re­sorts World Sen­tosa and here's a look at just a few of our fam­ily favourites for kids of all ages.

AD­VEN­TURE COVE WA­TER­PARK

A wa­ter­park filled with ex­cit­ing high­speed wa­ter­slides, fun pools and ad­ven­tur­ous jour­neys, a trop­i­cal reef with 20,000 friendly fish to snorkel with and the chance for face-to-face en­coun­ters with rays and sharks! If that's your idea of fam­ily fun, then look no fur­ther than the Ad­ven­ture Cove Wa­ter­park.

Grab a racer mat and beat your dad into sec­ond place on the fast and fu­ri­ous Du­elling Racer or pop over to the Pipe­line Plunge, it's like rid­ing a wa­ter tor­nado in the dark! Drop through an el­e­vated chute that sends you ca­reen­ing down banked turns, rad­i­cal twists and dips be­fore splash­ing out in a pool of wa­ter. Or get flushed in the Spi­ral Washout, an os­cil­lat­ing tube ride that has you twist­ing and turn­ing through the high-speed wa­ter flume. The ad­ven­tures just keep on com­ing. Check out the Tidal Twister, Splash­works, Whirlpool Washout and the Riptide Rocket be­fore head­ing to the im­mer­sive ex­pe­ri­ences of Rain­bow Reef and the fab­u­lous Ray Bay where you can wade in the shal­lows sur­rounded by rays.

Sounds fun? But there's more! Take a tube on the leisurely ride down Ad­ven­ture River, float­ing through 14 stun­ning scenes in­clud­ing a lush jun­gle gar­den, a mys­te­ri­ous grotto and an un­der­wa­ter tun­nel with a sea

of marine life swim­ming above and around you. Head to the Big Bucket Tree­house, Blue­wa­ter Bay or to Sea­horse Hide­away de­signed for smaller kids who can splash around in this shal­low wad­ing pool, com­plete with funky foun­tains.

S.E.A. AQUAR­IUM

Home to over 100,000 marine an­i­mals from 800 species, a visit to S.E.A. Aquar­ium is a fas­ci­nat­ing ex­pe­ri­ence for all the fam­ily.

Di­vided into 10 zones fea­tur­ing 49 dif­fer­ent habi­tats, each one as mes­meris­ing as the next, your jour­ney be­gins in Strait of Kari­mata and the

Java Sea. Pre­pare to be as­tounded by a mon­u­men­tal ship­wreck with a splin­tered hull that has evolved into a thriv­ing marine habi­tat. Next up is a won­drous un­der­wa­ter jour­ney over the Strait of Malacca and the An­daman Sea seen be­neath your feet via the glass floor.

Zone Three ex­plores the mys­ter­ies of the Sun­dar­bans Man­groves found along the coast of the Bay of Ben­gal be­fore you head out to sea to en­counter the famed In­dopa­cific bot­tlenose dol­phins and crea­tures from colder wa­ter like gi­ant spi­der crabs, cham­bered nau­tilus and the elec­tri­fy­ing pul­sat­ing dances of the translu­cent jel­ly­fish seen from be­low through the mas­sive Ocean Dome.

It's the Per­sian Gulf and the Red Sea next be­fore head­ing in­land to the Rift Val­ley lakes of Vic­to­ria and Tan­ganyika, home to an as­tound­ing va­ri­ety of fish that come in all shapes, sizes and colours.

The South China Sea zone is crammed with brightly coloured crus­taceans, some bold, some hard to see and it is here we find one of the kids' favourite spots, the mo­ray eel habi­tat, where they can scram­ble into a cave, peer from a dome like a deep-sea diver to get close-up and per­sonal with the eels as they dart from their crevices.

Last but by no means least en­ter Shark Seas, an awe-in­spir­ing habi­tat that trans­ports you right into the un­der­wa­ter world of one of the ocean's top preda­tors. See the ag­gres­sive sil­ver­tip shark, the sand­bar shark - one of the largest coastal sharks in the world - plus en­dan­gered species such as the scal­loped ham­mer­head shark swim ma­jes­ti­cally above your head in this stun­ning walkthrough aquar­ium.

RE­SORTS WORLD SEN­TOSA

8 Sen­tosa Gate­way, Sen­tosa Is­land, Sin­ga­pore 098269

T: (+65) 6577 8899 E: reser­va­tions@rwsen­tosa.com

Pipe­line Plunge

Ad­ven­ture River Ray Bay

Ray Bay

Open Ocean Gallery

Co­ral Gar­den

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