We stayed in a two bedroomed apartment with our 9 & 11 year old kids. The kids commented that their beds were so comfortable and they liked, as did we, having a separate bathroom to ours. Their bathroom had a corner shower in it. Our bed, also, was very comfortable; a big room for us to have our suitcase in and still have room to walk around. Our bathroom had a shower over a bath.
It was great to arrive quite late at night and have a simple food basket waiting so we didn't have to worry about finding a quick snack to eat. Due to the time difference we were awake at 4am the first morning so the cornflakes & cocoapops came in handy with the kids.
We'd read previous comments about the complimentary breakfast, and that it didn't live up to expectations. However we had no issues with it. Everything was continually topped up. Fresh fruits, cereals, yoghurt etc; or cooked options that changed daily; and of course asian options.
The swimming pool is large and can cater for a lot of people, and very welcoming each afternoon after we'd come back from our daily travels.
The Reception staff were helpful and friendly and nothing was ever too much of a bother for them. Easy to arrange taxi's through them.
We were there first week of October and the weather was hot and humid, with an average temperature of 28 degrees celcius.
Easy to get around and good public transport. Remember to keep your Passport, Embarkation Card, and Boarding Pass with you wherever you go. There can be cheaper/ free transport if you can prove you are a visitor.
There is a free Sentosa Island Bus that leaves either Marina Bay Sands or Orchard Road areas on a regular basis and takes you across to Sentosa RWS (need passport and embarkation card). Once on Sentosa the monorail is free on the Island to get around and I believe the buses are also.
The yellow Hop On Hop Off bus is also discounted if you have your SIA boarding pass with you.
Taxi's are cheap (keep in mind if you book a Black Taxi, they're more expensive, but then they are very nice cars.) It should cost you about S$30 to get from the airport to the Orchard Road area.
Malls everywhere. If you're into 'brands' then you're in luck. There weren't many sales on while we were there and with the $NZD being almost the same as the $S I noticed that pricing in these branded shops were no different from what you'd pay in NZ.
Options of every type of food available. You wont starve.
Shopping at 'supermarkets' a bit expensive for some items, but then cheap for fresh fruit and veges.
Activities we did:
Universal Studio - catch free Sentosa bus; opens at 10am closes at 7pm. Best to go during the week, pricing is slightly cheaper and fewer people. We didn't pay for the Express Lane Pass and only had one long wait (40mins) at the Jurasic Park water ride, the rest of the waits were less than 15 mins and the queues keep moving. Expect to spend the entire day there, but you wont need two days as the park is quite small.
Swim with Dolphins - at Underwater World Sentosa. Expensive, but a great experience. Approx 30 mins in the water with the dolphins. You get to see the dolphin/ seal show, free cake & drink, free t-shirt, free entry to the aquarium. You don't need to take towels with you, just ask them. They don't offer them!
Night Safari - Sentosa. We paid extra for a personalised tour and glad we did, especially with two kids in tow. Buffet dinner to start with. Good opening show. Roy our tour guide was fantastic and kept the kids engaged throughout the tour, very knowledgable. We got to feed the elephants. If you don't want to personlise the tour then be prepared to queue for the 'tram' that takes you around, or you can walk yourself around.
Imbiah Lookout - Sentosa. Good to get some height to see around. The Tiger Tower is expensive to go up and unless you're into looking down on Singapore, then I wouldn't bother. Good to get up close to a Merlion, which was huge.
Mega Zip - Imbiah Lookout. Good fun, but don't think it's worth the $35 per person. At least it gets you from the Lookout down to the beach in less than 1 minute.
Marina Bay Gardens - we went during the day for a wander around. Apparently it's great at night. It's worth a look as the gardens are amazing and 'eco friendly'.
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