Water Slides * Water Slide Playground * Lazy River * Wet Maze * Dolphins * Wave Pool * Toddler Pool * Obstacle Courses * Lockers * Restuarant * Open Daily * Kids Under 4 Enter Free (Closed 13th September to 16th October for upgrades)
Adventure Cove Singapore is located at Sentosa Island, which can be accessed by taxi over the bridge or you can or catch the MRT to the Harbour Front then catch the Sentosa Express Monorail. With 2 adults and 2 kids we preferred to use a taxi to get to Sentosa Island. It's about 15mins from Marina Bay (~$7-10).
You may also like to catch the cable car across and get a birds eye view of the island. You'll need to get off at the Harbour Front MRT and take Exit B. Then follow signs leading to the Cable Car Station at Harbour Front Tower II. Tickets for the Cable Car to Sentosa Island start from $8 for kids.
Adventure Cove Sentosa Island was our favourite day out with kids in Sinagpore. Our kids are not really thrill seekers but there is so much more at Adventure Cove Waterpark than just water slides.
Before you start your day out at Adventure Cove we recommend you find yourselves a locker to put your valuables in for the day. We recommend the lockers near the BluWater Bay Wave Pool. These lockers are centrally located so they are easy to access throughout the day. If you get lockers right at the front entrance it's a bit far to keep walking back and forth.
The favourite was definitely the Adventure River. We must have gone around this over 10 times throughout the day. There are several entry points to Adventure River so it's one attraction you don't need to line up for. Kids under 122cm need to be supervised on this attraction.
You can grab a tube to float along the river on (you don't have to use the tube) and if the kids aren't strong swimmers they can also wear a vest to help them stay bouyant. The river has a gentle current that propels you around the 16 differerent scenes. The scenes include the stingray aquarium (above), a glimpse at Dolphin Island, waterfalls, a tunnel aquarium (below), a dark cave and more.
The next favourite was Rainbow Reef. This is a man made reef with over 20,000 tropical fish swimming around and below you. Minimum height for this one is 107cm, and under 122cm need to be accompanied by an adult. Our kids have had trouble wearing a snorkel and mask in the past, but had no trouble using them for the Rainbow Reef. I think having the vest to keep them bouyant means they don't have to concentrate on trying to float and use the snorkel so they really enjoyed this one and we did it about 4 times.
It's a little colder in the water in Rainbow Reef and wearing a vest is mandatory so that you stay on top of the water to protect the reef. You can take as long as you like to swim around the reef, but once you reach the end of the reef you need to hop out. Little ones may need some help to get around. Our 5 yo needed some help from Dad the first time but he was ok once he got his confidence up to swim around unaided after that.
The only waterslide we did was the Duelling Racer (below), minimum height 107cm, under 122cm must be accompanied by an adult. The line wasn't too long for this one and I took our 5 yo to the Seahorse Hideaway toddler pool next to this slide while we waited for his older brother. There are a few more thrill seeker water slides at Adventure Cove. The Spiral Washout, which is a bit like the Kraken at Adventure World, Riptide Rocket, which is a is described as a water rollercoaster and Pipeline Plunge which is like a water tornado in the dark.
The Seahorse Hideaway is a lovely spot to relax for a while if you have younger ones. There are lovely cabanas and lots of sun loungers here. The pool is very shallow and features water sprays and fountains, so you can relax while they have a splash around.
The Big Bucket Treehouse was a big hit too. It's much like Kahuna Falls at Adventure World with a big tipping bucket that fills up and drops when the bell rings with waterslides back down to the bottom. This is a fun one for the whole family to enjoy with kids under 122cm to be accompanied by an adult.
Splashworks was another favourite but is only for the bigger kids with a minimum height requirement of 122cm. Splashworks features a series of challenges. We weren't allowed to bring the Go Pro in here so wasn't able to get some better pics, but my older boys' favourite was the veritical rope climb - you have to pull your way to the very top to ring the bell. There is also balance beam, tight rope walk, cargo net and two cliff jumps into the pool, one high and one even higher.
Bluwater Bay was popular with our older son too. It's a wave pool and it's a pretty big challenge to try and battle your way through the waves to the other side of the pool. Our 5yo boy wasn't too keen however it was a bit rough for him. Kids under 122cm need to be accompanied by an adult, but we recommend even with bigger kids you go in with them as it does get really rough in the deep end when the waves are on.
We finished off the day exploring the new Wet Maze. This is much like the maze at XScape at the Cape Dunsborough but with water cannons and tipping buckets to keep you cool as you try to find your way out the other side. You'll find it right on top of the big brown rock that's located around the centre of park.
Master 5 loved going through the maze over and over again while his bigger brother waited in line for the elevated ropes obstacle course that's directly above the Wet Maze. We are not certain of the height restrictions for the obstacle course (it's not noted on the website) but it's definitely more suited to kids around 6 years +. They need to wear a harness and it is quite high, but it's lots of fun if you aren't too worried about heights and it's a great physical challenge for kids.
For a dolphin or stingray experience you need to pay extra to get to Dolphin Island (details on the website - link below). You can get glimpses of Dolphin Island from various other spots around Adventure Cove Waterpark but when you are heading back down from the Wet Maze have a little look over the edge before you head down the stairs and you can get a birds eye look at Dolphin Island.
You can enjoy alfresco dining at The Bay Restaurant (which is alongside Rainbow Reef). The restaurant features both Western and Asian dishes and is a nice spot to spend a bit of time out of the sun and water to recharge. Note: you are not allowed to bring in food & drink to Adventure Cove (all bags and prams are checked at the door).
Adventure Cove is open daily from 10-6pm (please note closure Sept 13-Oct 16, 2016 for upgrades). You need to allocate a full day to explore Adventure Cove Waterpark Sentosa Island Singapore. We saved our visit to Adventure Cove for our last day in Singapore and it was hands down our favourite all day thing to do with kids in Singapore. Ticket prices are great value at $36 for adults and $26 for kids (under 4's free).
You can purchase a $10 per person express pass. This lets you go to the front of the line once on the Riptide Rocket and Rainbow Reef. We did purchase these however we didn't really need them. We advise you get there at opening and do these attractions first before it gets busy and you shouldn't have to wait too long. We only had to wait 15-20mins for a few attractions, many others had no line at all and we visited at a busy time (over Easter). The lines where notably shorter than that of Universal Studios and that's just one of the reasons why we think that Adventure Cove Waterpark is one of the best value days out with kids in Singapore.
More information: www.rwsentosa.com
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Review by Kids Around Perth Reporter Lauren, 25th April 2016
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