Few holiday destinations have everything one could ever ask for, yet nestled in the heart of Southeast Asia is Singapore’s Resorts World Sentosa, the one-stop tourist destination that defies limits. Home to the world-renowned Universal Studios Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa is more than just an amusement park for daredevils—with quintessential restaurants, iconic hotels, and unforgettable attractions, Resorts World Sentosa is the place to be.
A light stroll around the resort unveils some of the most iconic hotels it harbours. While families can be sighted at Festive Hotel, many choose to stay at the eclectic Hard Rock Hotel or Hotel Michael, both of which are strategically placed slap-bang in the centre for shoppers. Those looking for a true getaway could also opt for the exclusive Crockford Tower or the blissful Equarius Hotel. Though these hotels differ in style, exceptional service is something they all have in common.
Resorts World Sentosa’s attractions were what launched it to global fame, but the resort is also a culinary heaven. Having recently hosted The Great Food Festival, a mouthwatering tasting experience for food enthusiasts, it’s only natural that Resorts World Sentosa is home to some top-notch restaurants and world-class chefs. Embark on a culinary adventure with OSIA by celebrity chef Scott Webster and Chef de Cuisine Douglas Tay. Merging Australia’s exceptional meats and Asian palates, the two chefs serve fusion dishes with great finesse. Start your meal with moist flatbread topped with OSIA’s trademark “toothpaste” tube dips before digging into the succulent Milk Fed Lamb. To end your meal, sip on the rich Valrhona Hot Chocolate Soup served with black pepper vanilla ice cream and sesame crisp before heading off to an exciting adventure at Universal Studios Singapore.
A main driver and tourist attraction, Universal Studios Singapore boasts marvellous rides, including the visually astonishing Transformers, the long-awaited Jurassic World, and the thrilling Battlestar Galactica: Human vs. Cylon. And to ensure that visitors get the chance to experience everything without having to wait, the amusement park offers VIP passes used by the likes of celebrities and famous personalities. At the end of the trip, visitors can treat themselves to the extensive merchandise store.
Ready to help avid travellers and thrillseekers unwind is ESPA at Equarius Hotel. Offering only the finest massages, refreshing outdoor tubs, and tranquil saunas, ESPA transports guests into a world that knows no stress. Just a few steps away from ESPA is the coolly lit Forest restaurant. Led by the famous celebrity chef Sam Leong, this enticing eatery challenges the concept of Chinese cuisine and gives traditional dishes the contemporary take they need. What sky-rocketed the restaurant’s reputation was the wasabi shrimp followed by the salted egg shrimp. Joining Chef Sam in orchestrating new tastes is his son, pastry chef Joe Leong, who offers delectable delicacies that will elevate anyone’s stay at Resorts World Sentosa.
Another adventure awaits at the Maritime Experiential Museum, where history is brought to life at the Typhoon Theatre. Follow the trail of intriguing artefacts and installations at the thematic galleries and learn about the trading ships that changed the world. Connected to the Maritime Experiential Museum is the SEA Aquarium, a mesmerising way to savour the oceanic wonders. With more than 100,000 marine animals and over a thousand species, the SEA Aquarium is a sanctuary for those seeking to witness nature’s beauty. Dine with the manta rays at Ocean Restaurant by Cat Cora, where fine dining is served with otherworldly views of SEA Aquarium’s main tank. Adopting the same concept as the restaurant is the Ocean Suite, a luxurious room that reveals an exclusive all-day view of the enchanting ocean life in the main tank.
If watching marine animals isn’t enough, arrange a playdate with magnificent Indo- Pacific bottlenose dolphins at Dolphin Island, where you can interact with these brilliant mammals and witness their strengths firsthand by riding on their backs. Where else can one ride on a dolphin if not at Resorts World Sentosa?
With this vast variety of hotels, attractions, and culinary experience, Resorts World Sentosa maintains its title as Singapore’s finest gem and the one-stop tourist destination for anyone and everyone. One might be able to book a trip to the resort in a flash, but leaving it is another thing.