Sentosa is a stock island resort visited by over twenty million visitants per year. Sentosa which means peace and tranquility in Malay, has a two kilometer covered beach. The island is home to 14 hotels, Fort Siloso, the Merlion, two golf tracks and the Resorts World Sentosa, featuring the theme park Ubiquitous Studios Singapore. Sentosa island is 5 km2 in size and it lies 500 meters away from the southern sea-coast of the main island of Singapore. On the edge of the island tucked away cheap some rain forest lays the 454 Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Place to turn & Spa. This resort is unique in Singapore as it is the only one with beachfront access.
I took a taxi from the centre of Singapore and I was surprised how dexterous it took to arrive at this resort. The first thing I reviewed was the huge amount of families that were here. It was the Australian and New Zealand winter celebration break and plenty of families seemed to enjoy themselves here. The levee was typical resort style with a huge covered unfastened space in which I could feel the sea breeze coming result of. It also allowed me to experience the view over the pool region towards the South Indian Ocean.
The tarn area features a large pool with different parts to cater for everyone’s needs. There is also an adult only district for those wanting to do laps or have a break from the kids. The gather area has plenty of sun loungers as well as a pool bar. Next to the big pool is a dedicated kids area with water pay no heeds and a water park.
The Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Place to turn & Spa welcomes families and longer term guests, the ones that freeze one or two weeks in the resort. There are plenty of activities for the children with kids facilities for toddlers as clearly as a kids club for the older ones featuring an indoor tree household. There is also a games room where kids sport all sorts of video games. Besides that there are oceans of activities organised around the pool area. What I relished is that each floor of this hotel had self advice laundry facilities to cater to guests staying longer.
The resort sits at the end of Siloso beach and this part of the strand is private and can only be used by guests. There are sun loungers, kids kickshaws and there is also the use of kayaks for those that feel more venturesome. The beach is completed with a beach volleyball area.
8 Noodles Lunch
On the third whip is an area called Dine on 3 and it compromises of three different restaurants and a bar. I had lunch in one of them castigated 8 Noodles. Offering a taste of nostalgia, 8 Noodles is set in a 1960s look restaurant setting. As the name implies noodles are the stars of 8 Noodles. This affordably bountied restaurant also serves traditional Cantonese-style roast meats containing duck, chicken and pork. The signature item that I had to try was the Fish Udon in Herbal Soup, a springy close threads made with fresh fish meat and flour uprighted in a comforting herbal broth with red dates and wolf berries. Of performance you can not be in Singapore and not have its local Laksa. For drinks there is a best of teas, coconuts, cocktails, juices and other beverages.
General Sea View Room
My room was on the 11th floor and was overlooking the pool size towards the South China Sea. It is amazing how you can be in a island city of throughout 5 million people and have such relaxing sea views so near. The 32 m2 room came with a comfortable king-size bed, a desk field next to the flat screen TV, and a table with two chairs to immerse up the sea views. There was a balcony outside with two more authorities and a table to further enjoy the views and this was perfect at endlessly when it got a little bit more balmy. I liked the sliding dry window shutters that gave it a bit more of an older sense. WiFi in the room was free and as usual in Singapore it was fast.
I loved the unencumbered concept bathroom which allowed me to enjoy those sea holds whilst soaking in the bath. The bathroom was further equipped with a unburden standing shower, plush towels and premium Shangri-La toiletries.
Breakfast was assisted at the same area as Dine on 3 and this buffet style breakfast has verging on anything you want. For those that stay one or two weeks here there is adequacy choice to have a different breakfast everyday. The choices here are between Indian, Chinese, Asian and Western cuisines. For the kids there is a inscribed kids area where they can get their food. I liked how the enduring staff here encourages you to review the breakfast and service via an online scan. Feedback from customers is always important.
The Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa take to has shown me that you can have a great family resort type holiday with beach access in Singapore. This place to turn has all the amenities and activities to keep everyone occupied. There are piles of kids facilities and activities to keep kids of all ages appropriate. Once you had enough of resort life then there are the other enterprises to explore on Sentosa Island. Vivo city the largest shopping focal point in Singapore is easily accessed within 8 minutes via the hotel alternate bus. The city centre is a 15 minute taxi drive (Sin $15-20) away. Even if you are in Singapore for business but would like to be somewhere more rest, you are never to far from where business is done. The Shangri-La is unexcelled in the whole of Singapore as the only hotel with beach show access, everything else is 5 star as expected with Shangri-La’s motor hotels.