Frolic in the tropics with our ideas for an amazing staycation in Resorts World Sentosa. With food, fun and deals, you won’t wanna leave this island!
Rediscovering Singapore has given us something to look forward to on off days, and there are few things better than a weekend island getaway to up the excitement. We’re talking about a staycation at Resorts World Sentosa (RWS), of course! You don’t have to stay indoors: make it a fun-packed weekend with a full itinerary of places to explore within RWS. We’ve got it all planned out for you…
Saturday: A trip to Universal Studios Singapore and an Italian dinner
Begin your weekend with a hotel stay of your choice. For a staycation within Resorts World Sentosa, the idyllic Island Escapes packages offer luxe stays at Equarius Hotel or Hotel Michael from just $278++ a night! Wanna extend your getaway? The Tropical Nights package lets you enjoy a second night at half the room rate for either hotel. Perks include complimentary reusable face masks and two Monster Energy Mango Loco drinks to kickstart your day.
Note: the Island Escapes packages are currently unavailable for booking from now till 14 June, but you can still score your perfect getaway with other packages!
Drop off your bags and get ready for a Tropical Thrills adventure at Universal Studios Singapore (for just $66 for an adult one-day ticket with a free treat)! Don’t miss the meet and greet sessions with iconic stars in their tropical island outfits, such as DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls featuring Guy Diamond’s first-ever appearance at Universal Studios Singapore, Minions and Gru from Illumination’s Despicable Me, the stars of Sesame Street and more. You’ll also spot King Kahula from a mile away at the Lagoon Stage; who will say hello with music and jokes.
Savour the tropical-themed treats such as the Hala Kahiki Pot from Loui’s NY Pizza Parlor – a pineapple-shaped pie pastry that hides a creamy honey turkey ham, mushroom, potato, carrot and chicken stew, and the refreshing Sunray Punch that has pineapple juice and Sprite mixed with a fruity punch. The Coco-pine Ice Cream from Mel’s Drive-In is a summery soft serve with flavours of coconut, pineapple and vanilla. Get it in a cone or as a sundae cup topped with roasted coconut flakes and chocolate or strawberry sauce!
Once you’ve fuelled up, have a blast taking on the myriad rides at this theme park that transports you into another world. The line-up of stars also includes Shrek, Princess Fiona, Puss in Boots and Kitty Softpaws from DreamWorks Animation’s Shrek as well as Alex, Gloria and King Julien from DreamWorks Animation’s Madagascar; Woody Woodpecker will pop out for some fun at New York, so keep your eyes peeled for them!
After a day of adventure, indulge in a satiating Italian feast with a dinner at Fratelli. On its Haute Tropics Aloha Italia menu (till 31 May), enjoy tropical-themed highlights like Lomi Lomi Salmon made with cured salmon and ‘carpaccio’ salad; Pizza Hawaiian Ku’uipo that’s topped with Italian ham and peppers; and Ono Luau Pizza featuring shredded kalua pork and marinated zucchini. Pair your meal with the boozy Blue Hawaii with Blue Curacao and Smirnoff vodka or the Champagne Punch with Santa Margherita Prosecco and Famous Grouse whisky. And save room for dessert because the dark chocolate Haupia Pie is a must-try.
Note: due to the suspension of dine-in services, The Haute Tropics menu is unavailable and the drinks and canapes included in The Island Wonder staycation package will only be available via takeaway.
Sunday: A hotel breakfast feast and S.E.A. Aquarium fun
Rise and shine! A beautiful breakfast spread awaits at your hotel in the morning, with local and international dishes to suit your fancy. Grab your morning coffee or tea and you’ll be all set for another exciting day.
For a hearty lunch to celebrate the weekend, tuck into Osia Steak & Seafood Grill’s The Haute Tropics: A Sun-and-Sea Spread (till 31 May) for an amazing five-course meal. The selection includes Pacific-style grilled seafood and meat including Blackmore full blood wagyu skirt steak and wild red prawn served with fragrant garlic herb butter, roasted asparagus and golden pineapple salsa.
Head over to S.E.A. Aquarium for an aquatic adventure (from $32 for an adult one-day ticket with a free treat), where 100,000 species of marine animals call home. With The Sea of Tiki (till 11 May), follow a tiki-themed tropical trail and spot tropical aquatic life at the Coral Garden, Clownfish and Anemones Habitat and Hard Coral Habitat. Along the way, bright tiki totem sign boards provide you with fun nuggets of information on these animals.
For snaps to remember your trip by, take a picture at various photo points such as at the Shipwrecked entrance, Tiki Totem Me, and the Volcano where the manta ray mascot will appear daily.
While you’re there, you might catch the tiki warrior dive feeding sessions at the Open Ocean Habitat, featuring an incredible display of 40,000 marine animals. Keep your eyes peeled for your favourites as you explore the space!
With this as the last stop on our itinerary, it’s time to head home for a good rest. And there you have it, our plan for an island getaway at Resorts World Sentosa. Wanna curb your wanderlust? This is the perfect place to spend the upcoming long weekends, like the Hari Raya Puasa public holiday.
Perk alert: Enjoy discounts and win prizes
Enjoy 40% off special menus at Fratelli and Osia Steak & Seafood Grill when you pay with Mastercard from now till 31 May. To enjoy this offer, use the promo code “RWSMC40” when making an online reservation (terms and conditions apply).
Plus, show up in your best tropical paradise outfits to join the Frolic in RWS Contest! Snap a picture of yourself in Universal Studios Singapore or S.E.A. Aquarium, upload it onto Instagram with the hashtag #FrolicinRWS, tag @rwsentosa and three friends for a chance to win a free ticket to Universal Studios Singapore and S.E.A. Aquarium.
Psst: at Loui’s NY Pizza Parlor at Universal Studios Singapore, show off your hula hoop skills during the Hula Hero Challenge and stand to win a complimentary one-day ticket to Universal Studios Singapore. Simply spend $30 at Loui’s NY Pizza Parlor in a single receipt from 6pm to 8pm to participate – good luck!
Ready for an island getaway? Get booking to plan your Resorts World Sentosa staycation adventure.
This post is in partnership with Resorts World Sentosa.
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