Getting to Sentosa Island by Taxi
You can take a taxi anywhere from Singapore to Sentosa Island. You also have the option to take the taxi from Harbourfront Station.
If you wish to access Sentosa by taxi or private car, you will still need to pay $2 to $7 per vehicle to enter. There is also application surcharges for taxis taking you out of the island.
Walking to Sentosa Island
You may think it is not possible, but walking to Sentosa from VivoCity can be done via the new Sentosa Boardwalk. Here are the steps:
Step 1. Alight from the HarbourFront MRT station.
Step 2. Head over to the waterfront promenade of the VivoCity Shopping Mall.
Step 3. Follow the boardwalk, which is equipped with two-way travellators, covered by a canopy. At some point, you will be walking parallel to the vehicular bridge that connects Sentosa to the main land.
Step 4. Enjoy the garden-themed trail.
Sentosa Boardwalk was built to provide a certain kind of feel and experience to hikers. The trail features five tropical landscapes found in Singapore, and has lookout points that highlight the bay, the sunset and cruise liners coming into the harbor.
The boardwalk is open daily for 24 hours, but the ticket counter is only operational from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm. Travellators operate from 7 am to 12 midnight daily.
Visitors are usually required pay $1 Singaporean dollar to use the Sentosa Boardwalk. But according to the official website, walk-in guests are granted free access to the Boardwalk until December 15, 2015 to promote this mode of ‘healthy’ transportation.
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Accommodation Information – Singapore
Staying on Sentosa Island
Once you arrive on Sentosa Island you will plenty of tourists carrying their luggage on the way to their hotel. Sentosa isn’t huge, but it does have 14 hotels as of the time of writing.
Most of the hotels on Sentosa get rated quite well based on guest reviews. The top choice of guests visiting Sentosa Island is Capella Singapore Hotel followed closely by W Singapore Sentosa Cove. This is based on verified guest review scores.
Where did we stay in Singapore?
We have been to Singapore over ten times. During this trip, we decided to stay at Jayleen 1918 Hotel. We don’t have a direct affiliation with this property and they haven’t paid us anything to write about them. Therefore, we can say in an unbiased manner that we actually enjoyed the place.
Jayleen 1918 is a cozy budget hotel conveniently located 200 meters from the Clarke Quay MRT Station. If you are booking a flight to Changi, then you can easily reach Clarke Quay using the MRT which is really cheap, especially during off-peak times.
The staff was friendly and the room was clean. Breakfast was good. At the time of writing it had a score of 7.4/10 based on 405 verified guest reviews. If you are looking for a large spacious room then you will be better off shopping around.
How to book the cheapest room in Singapore?
Being proactive can save you some nice cash when it comes to booking a room in Singapore. Do your research early and try to use large, reputable providers that offer a large selection of rooms in the area that you want to stay.
Singapore is obviously a pricey place to visit in terms of accommodation. Our readers usually go with www.agoda.com, www.booking.com or www.hotelscombined.com when they are visiting Singapore. I have created links to their respective property lists for Singapore to save you some time:
Top Rated Properties in Singapore Based on Verified Guest Reviews
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- Properties rated based on ‘overall’ review scores from each respective website’s verified guests.
- Minimum of 50 verified guest reviews required to be considered eligible for comparison.
- All star ratings and verified guest review scores are tallied at the time of writing, and therefore, are subject to change.
Map of Singapore – Top Accommodation Choices
Flight Information – Singapore
What airport should you book your flight to, if you are visiting Singapore?
This is an easy answer – you should book your flight to Singapore Changi Airport. Changi is often considered one of the best-managed airports in the world. We have flown into Changi Airport at least 10 times and it tends to be clean, efficient and extremely well managed.
Can you use the MRT from Singapore Changi Airport to reach downtown Singapore?
We have used the MRT from Changi to various areas of Singapore before. Therefore, this is not a problem unless you arrive late after the MRT closes.
The last time we flew into Singapore we arrived at midnight and we missed it. Instead, we had to take one of their shuttle buses to Clarke Quay.
What is the cheapest way to get from Changi Airport to downtown Singapore?
By far the cheapest transport option from Changi to downtown Singapore is the MRT. Expect to pay around $3 Sing dollars if you are heading near the Marina area.
Next cheapest are the shuttle buses – around $9 Sing dollars. Taxis will run you about $30 Sing to get downtown.
What’s the best way to get the cheapest flights to Singapore?
Singapore Changi Airport has many airlines that fly there. Singapore Airlines, their national carrier, tends to be quite pricey but they boast one of the best safety ratings in the world. Since flights to/from Singapore can get pricey, I would suggest using a price comparison site to save you time and money.
During our flights to/from Singapore we used two different sites for price comparison purposes: Momondo and BookingBuddy. We recently started using Momondo and they often seem to have the cheapest prices available. I have made a link below to both of these price comparison pages to save you some time and cash:
COMPARE FLIGHT PRICES TO SINGAPORE – Momondo
COMPARE FLIGHT PRICES TO SINGAPORE – BookingBuddy