Carrying an inflated raft up the winding paths and many steps to the top of a waterslide is one of childhood’s fondest memories. The hot sun, distant sounds of a waterpark and excitement of racing your friends to the bottom of a tunnel was truly one of life’s treasures.
But these days, waterparks are on a whole other level. Enter Resorts World Sentosa’s Adventure Cove Waterpark – a place of six thrilling waterslides from our wildest summer dreams. It’s the only place in Singapore where you can take in the fun of a water park and experience marine life encounters.
But it’s not just Adventure Cove Waterpark that will seriously increase happiness levels on your Singapore holiday, with other attractions like Universal Studios Singapore, S.E.A. Aquarium and The Maritime Experiential Museum in close proximity, here are eight ways to relive your childhood this summer in Asia Pacific’s Best Integrated Resort.
1: You can snorkel with 20,000 friendly fishes
Darling it’s better, down where it’s wetter – under the sea! Explore a real reef habitat – perfect for real-life mermaid wannabes like ourselves. Parents can rest easy since this is a completely safe environment (not the open ocean!) and there’s lifeguards to watch over the family. Strap a snorkel on and take in the kaleidoscopic colours of the coral reef while fish swim right up to your goggles!
2: Laze the day away on one of the region’s longest lazy river
You had us at ‘lazy!’ Is there anything better than jumping on a tube and drifting down a stunning tropical river? At 620-metres long, Adventure River is Singapore’s longest lazy river attraction with 14 epic themed zones. Think thick jungle, an enigmatic grotto cave and through a glass tunnel with marine life swimming around you.
3: Experience Southeast Asia’s first hydro magnetic coaster
Adrenaline junkies rejoice. The Riptide Rocket is a two-person dinghy rider that cruises uphill, whips around bends and plunges down impressive drops. The ride is 225 metres but takes just 40 seconds. Where do we sign up?
4: Get competitive on the Dueling Racer
The most iconic of waterslides. Grab a racer mat and speed down a system of bumps and drops, it’s all about beating your mates. This one’s perfect for the competitive at heart.
5: You can cliff jump like a pro
Make like an Instagram influencer and jump from a free-fall platform cliff at Splashworks for that perfect social media snap. There’s also a wet and wild rope swing, tight rope and cargo net that all count as a workout, so you won’t have to go to the gym for a week.
6: Brave the wildest of rollercoasters and hit up the ‘Hollywood in Singapore’
Universal Studios Singapore, the only Universal Studios in Southeast Asia, is a thrill-seeker’s dream. Test your nerve on the world’s tallest duelling roller coasters Battlestar Galactica: HUMAN vs. CYLON. Take the kids to a meet and greet with everyone’s favourite characters: The Minions! Or meet the AUTOBOTS and join them to become freedom fighters in the ultimate 3D battle against the forces of evil on hyper-realistic 3D thrill ride, TRANSFORMERS The Ride: The Ultimate 3D Battle.
7: Sleep underwater with 100,000 marine animals
Ever desired an otherworldly experience? S.E.A. Aquarium not only allows guests into a marine realm with more than 1,000 species, but offers once-in-a-lifetime lush overnight stay for those who like the finer things in life. There are 11 Ocean Suites that are chic and ultra exclusive, designed like a two-story luxe townhouse – the top level has an open terrace with a jacuzzi and the lower level is under the sea! Oh-la-la.
Through 15 thematic galleries including state-of-the-art visual projections, multimedia shows, interactive hands-on exhibits and olfactory experiences, guests can embark on a maritime adventure through the eyes of legends like Marco Polo to explore the iconic Maritime Silk Route and learn about the roaring tales of sea trade between Asia and the Middle East. Stepping back in time has never been so fun.
The adventures are endless at Resorts World Sentosa and oh-so close to home. Book your trip ASAP and get excited for a holiday you won’t forget.