Adventure Cove is a perfect day out with families and friends. Singapore is close to the equator, so it is hot and humid all year round. On our previous days in Singapore we got quite used to being hot and sticky except for temporary breaks when we found air-conditioning.
As a theme park, Adventure Cove Waterpark wasn’t as big as we had perhaps been expecting. With many theme parks you really need a map to find your way round and avoid getting lost but this is not the case for Adventure Cove. However, after having experienced the water park, it’s just about the perfect size. Adventure Cove is big enough to accommodate plenty of rides, attractions and experiences (sixteen in total) to keep you happy for a whole day but small enough that you don’t have to plan out your day like a military operation.
If you’re looking to beat the Singapore heat, take a trip out to Sentosa Island and pay a visit to Adventure Cove.
Note that our family was hosted by Voyagin, but all opinions and recommendations are 100% our own.
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- Adventure Cove Tickets
- How to Get to Adventure Cove in Sentosa
- Adventure Cove Opening Hours
- Adventure Cove Attire
- Adventure Cove Map
- Adventure Cove Rides and Attractions
- Rides for Thrill Seekers at Adventure Cove
- Relaxing Rides and Experiences at Adventure Cove
- Adventure Cove Food and Refreshments
Adventure Cove Tickets
The first step to organising a great day at Adventure Cove is to book your ticket. You can book tickets when you arrive at Adventure Cove but depending on how busy the day is you can face queues when buying at the gate. The way we prefer to buy tickets is to book online. There are various ways to buy Adventure Cove waterpark tickets online including buying directly through the Sentosa Store or through a reputable online provider such as Voyagin.
The advantage of purchasing your Adventure Cove Waterpark tickets through Voyagin is that they offer a great 10% discount on the normal ticket price, and also provide instant confirmation of your tickets. When you purchase your tickets through Voyagin you also receive an open dated ticket which can be used anytime in the next four months.
Adventure Cove Ticket Price
The regular Adventure Cove price when booked online through the Sentosa Store is S$38 (or US$28) for adults. The normal Sentosa waterpark ticket price is S$30 (US$22) for senior citizens and children aged between 4 and 12.
We recommend buying your Adventure Cove tickets using Voyagin’s Adventure Cove promotion ticket. Their Adventure Cove tickets promotion will give you a 10% discount on the regular ticket price as well as receiving your e-tickets within minutes of booking.
You can save even more when you bundle Adventure Cove Waterpark Sentosa tickets with another Sentosa Island experience such as the SEA Aquarium or the Singapore Cable Car Sky Pass. For example, bundling Adventure Cove with the SEA Aquarium will save you 18% off the regular ticket prices, and they are located side by side so make a very easy day out in Singapore. Click here to book an Adventure Cove and SEA Aquarium bundle through Voyagin.
How to Get to Adventure Cove in Sentosa
Catch the 123 Bus Service
One option to get to Adventure Cove at Sentosa from Singapore is to catch the 123 bus service which will take you to the Resorts World Sentosa Basement Terminal. From the terminal it takes about 5-10 minutes to walk to Adventure Cove Waterpark Singapore.
We used this bus service the day before our visit to Adventure Cove to get to Universal Studios Singapore and we found the service to be easy and convenient as our hotel was just a short walk from a 123 bus stop. Click on this link to find out whether a 123 bus stop is located near your accommodation.
Other Ways to get to Adventure Cove Waterpark in Singapore
If where you’re staying is not located near to the 123 bus route, there are various other bus services that will take you to VivoCity.If you prefer catching the train, the nearest train station to Adventure Cove is HarbourFront MRT station. This station is located about 1.6 kilometres (or 1 mile) from Adventure Cove Waterpark.
From the Harbourfront MRT station there are various ways to get to Adventure Cove.
Sentosa Cable Car
Our favourite way to get to the island is the Sentosa Cable Car. We booked our tickets through Voyagin to save 30% on the regular ticket price. Our tickets allowed us to use both the Sentosa Cable Car line and the Mount Faber line. The cable car to Sentosa Island provided spectacular views over the bay and Sentosa Island and took us directly over the top of Adventure Cove Water Park which certainly elevated our excitement levels for the day of waterplay ahead.
Later in the day we also used the cable car service to get a great view of other parts of Sentosa Island and we finished the day with a cable car visit to Mount Faber. Click here to book tickets for the Sentosa and Mount Faber Cable Car through Voyagin.
- RWS8 Bus – Board the bus at the bus stops outside Vivo City, outside HarbourFront Station or before Seah Im Road. Services depart every 5 to 7 minutes in peak times. In off-peak times you may wait up to 13-14 minutes for a bus. The bus will take you to the Resorts World Sentosa Basement Terminal. There is a flat fee of S$ 2.00 (US$ 1.48) to use this service. For more information click on this link.
- Boardwalk/Travellator – You can also wander along the 700m (0.43 miles) boardwalk between VivoCity and the Resorts World Sentosa Waterfront. The walkway is quite scenic and you can use the travellators if you want a break from walking. There are also some great dining options along the boardwalk if you are feeling hungry or thirsty. There is a S$1.00 (US$ 0.74) fee when you use the boardwalk to enter Resorts World Sentosa.
- Sentosa Express Monorail Service – The monorail service departs from the 3rd level of VivoCity and takes you to Resorts World Station (previously known as Waterfront Station) on Sentosa Island. From Resorts World Station it is a short walk to Adventure Cove. The cost to use the monorail service to get to Sentosa Island is S$ 2.96. You can also book an instant e-ticket for the Sentosa Express through Voyagin. Once on Sentosa Island the monorail service is free and we used it quite extensively to explore the island.
Take a Taxi to Sentosa Water Park Singapore
Catching a taxi is another option to get to Adventure Cove. The taxi will need to drop you off at the taxi drop in the Resorts World Sentosa underground car park.
Adventure Cove Opening Hours
The Sentosa Water Park timings are 10am to 6pm daily. We recommend getting there close to opening time, not only to make the most of your day but also to quickly get to the rides you most want to do before the queues get too large.
We weren’t there on a busy day and so really didn’t face queues much longer than 20-30 minutes and this was mainly for the Riptide Rocket.
The queue length for other rides was shorter than this. However, we have heard that waiting times can get quite long at Sentosa Cove for the more popular rides so getting there early is one strategy to reduce waiting times.
Another strategy to minimise time spent waiting in queues is to purchase the Adventure Express which can only be purchased on site and is valid for one admission to Riptide Rocket, Rainbow Reef and Dueling Racer.
Adventure Cove Attire
Our Adventure Cove attire was a mix of swim suits, board shorts, and rashies (Aussie for ‘swim shirt’). The dress code for Adventure Cove is quite relaxed and you are also allowed to wear a bikini, wear suit/body suit, full body swim wear and even round neck t-shirts. Babies and toddlers can wear waterproof diapers/nappies. In addition, you can wear swim goggles and waterproof shoes.
When in the water you are not allowed to wear jeans, jackets, long skirts, undergarments and clothes with buttons, zippers or buckets. Babies and toddlers can’t wear non-waterproof diapers/nappies.
If you have forgotten to bring something, there is a Reef and Wave Wear store at Adventure Cove.
What Else to Bring to Singapore Water Park
As well as swimwear, we also brought our waterproof camera (in our case a GoPro) and phones. If you want to use your phone in the water don’t forget to bring a waterproof case. Otherwise you easily store your phones in an Adventure Cove locker which is conveniently located near the park entrance and other locations. We also took our cash and cards, towels and sunscreen. In hindsight it would also have been a good idea to bring along soap and shampoo.
What Not to Bring to Adventure Water Cove Park
There is no need to bring flotation devices and life jackets as there are plenty of them located throughout the park in sizes ranging from infants to adults.
You also don’t need to bring snorkelling equipment as this is provided for activities such as Rainbow Reef. You are also not allowed to bring outside food and drink into the park but there are some great places to buy food and drinks in various locations throughout the park which we write about later in this article.
Adventure Cove Locker
Once you enter Sentosa Water Cove and have changed into your swimwear and put on sunscreen, the first thing you should do is rent a locker. There are a large number of lockers located near the change rooms just inside the entrance.
There are additional lockers located right near Bluwater Bay which would probably have been a better place to store our items as it was closer to most of the rides and attractions.
There are two different types of lockers – small lockers which are 360 mm (14.2 in) high x 370 mm (14.6 in) wide x 500 mm (19.7 in) deep in size, and large lockers which are 910 mm (35.8 in) high x 370 mm (14.6 in) wide x 500 mm (19.7 in) wide. Our family needed a large locker to fit everything in but a small locker should be fine for 1 or 2 people.
Renting a locker costs S$ 10.00 (US$ 7.40) for small lockers and S$ 20.00 (US$14.80) for large lockers which allows you unlimited use of the lockers for the whole day. You can pay for the lockers with either cash or card.
When renting the locker, you enter a numerical code of your choice and also enter your favourite colour. This acts as a digital password. You can access the lockers as many times as you wish throughout the day. We would strongly recommend leaving as much as you can (hats, sunglasses, bags, towels, money, phones and cameras) in the lockers and go back and get stuff when you need it. Most of the more adventurous rides won’t allow you to take a phone in a waterproof case or camera with you.
Adventure Cove Map
Check out this link to see the detailed map of Adventure Cove.
Adventure Cove Rides and Attractions
There are a great mix of rides for people seeking an adrenaline rush as well as a bunch of attractions if you looking to chill out. In our case, we tried out the more adventurous rides in the morning, had lunch and then tried out the more relaxing experiences after lunch.
Rides for Thrill Seekers at Adventure Cove
There are six main rides if you are looking to elevate your heart rate – Dueling Racer, Riptide Rocket, Pipeline Plunge, Tidal Twister, Spiral Washout and Whirlpool Washout. In addition, Splashworks is a great change of pace for the more adventurous members of your family, while the Big Bucket Treehouse is great fun for the younger members of your family that need to burn a bit of energy and the Wet Maze has both general water fun and the thrilling experience of a high ropes course.
The main aspects of the Dueling Racer which makes for a great ride are the pure speed and the fact that you can challenge a friend or family member which introduces an element of competitiveness.
This ride really brought out the rivalry between our boys and at the end of each turn on this ride there was fair bit of good-natured banter as to who won the race with accusations of cheating flying left, right and centre. There is also a bit of technique involved to maximise speed which meant that the heaviest rider didn’t always win.
We visited the park on a week day and based on our experience, queues weren’t long so you could do a heap of turns in a short period of time.
We were fortunate enough to visit Adventure Cove on a day when the number of people visiting was quite moderate. As such, we didn’t have to face any significant queues. Of all the rides we went on the queue for the Riptide Rocket was the longest but even then we only had to wait for 15-20 minutes.
One of the great features of the Riptide Rocket is that you don’t have to climb up a tower to start the ride. Instead, you climb on the float at the base of the ride and let the travellator take you to the top for a great view of the park.
This ride is the closest thing you can get to a roller coaster on water. You will be plunged into darkness, and experience intense turns and drops before the hydro-magnets shoot you back up again. In places, we also felt like we got temporarily airborne.
The Riptide Rocket is a long ride but because you are travelling at high speed it is over very quickly. Our family including our three children rated this ride very highly.
Pipeline Plunge and Tidal Twister
Tidal Twister is a great ride with a big funnel where after travelling at high speed you slosh from side to side in the large funnel before going down the drain. We all enjoyed this ride!
Pipeline Plunge was a faster ride with lots of twist and turns as well as dark sections, so you could not see what was coming next, which definitely added to the anticipation.
Spiral Washout and Whirlpool Washout
Spiral Washout was another big funnel ride where you travel slightly slower and go sloshing when you enter the larger funnel.
The Whirlpool Washout was one of our most highly recommended and action-packed rides at Adventure Cove. Our children described it as like being in an oversized toilet and from the aerial shot above it even looks like a toilet bowl. There were plenty of jolts and spins at speed which our youngest described as like cleaning the sides of the toilet bowl. Our family went on this ride a number of times and on some occasions, we ended up getting flushed backwards down the ‘toilet drain’ which added to the fun.
Spashworks provided a great change of pace for our children and it definitely brought out their inner Ninja Warrior. They very much enjoyed cliff jumping from two different heights of ledges, with the lower ledge being recommended if you are less adventurous of have never experienced cliff jumping before.
Our youngest son advises not to belly flop off the highest ledge.
They also got to test their athleticism and skills on obstacles such as:
- Climbing a cargo net before transitioning to an angled rock climb before ringing a bell;
- Performing a rope climb before again ringing a bell; and
- Testing their skills on balance beams and tightrope walks.
Big Bucket Treehouse
Big Bucket Treehouse was an excellent water obstacle park for the children which included a mini-obstacle course, fun slide, fun standing under the big dunking water bucket and racing up the ropes course. Our children enjoyed squirting water guns at people at the top of the slide.
The Wet Maze is a water based obstacle course with two different levels. The lower level has a great maze with lots of water squirters making it a very fun Sentosa water play experience! More adventurous children and adults can head up to the second level to do the Rope Course.
Relaxing Rides and Experiences at Adventure Cove
Bluwater Bay gives Adventure Cove a nice beachy vibe. You can either splash and play in the water which is not overly deep. When the water was still the water was about 1.5 metres (or 4 feet 11 inches) at its deepest point getting up to about 2 metres (or 6 foot 6 inches) when the waves were operating. Bluwater Bay was a great way to refresh and get out of the heat between more adventurous rides. Because of its central location we went swimming in Bluwater Bay on 2-3 occasions throughout the day.
The waves in Bluwater Bay arrive every 15 minutes and compared to other wave pools we have experienced, our kids thought that the waves felt a bit more random and dynamic with some sideways movement which made the experience more like swimming in the surf at a beach. Our youngest child enjoyed testing his improving swimming ability against the waves.
The other nice part about Bluwater Bay was that there were plenty of sun lounges/recliners if you just wanted to chill out. There were also a number of cabanas located around Bluwater Bay which were available for hire. A cabana rental at Bluwater Bay starts from S$ 98 (US$ 72) and includes locker hire, a S$ 10 (US$7) food and beverage voucher and two towels. Cabanas are allocated on a first come, first served basis.
If you are interested in hiring a cabana but want to save a bit of money, cheaper cabanas can be found at Seahorse Hideaway and Adventure River Gardens.
Adventure River is one of the world’s longest lazy rivers at 620 metres (or 2034 feet) in length. A full circuit of Adventure River takes over 20 minutes and along the way you experience 14 different scenes. Some of the best parts of Adventure River include getting squirted by puffer fish, entering the darkness of a cave and encountering a waterfall, and entering an underwater tunnel under Stingray Bay.
Adventure River is a fabulous way to experience the whole park and is both relaxing and entertaining. Our children loved spotting all the little details in the scenes and you could travel around the river multiple times and keep on finding new and interesting details. For us, it was also a great change of pace after experiencing the more adventurous rides earlier in the morning. There was a decent current in the river which meant you travelled at a good pace and our two boys in particular enjoyed trying out various tube tricks.
Rainbow Reef is one of the most unique experiences at a water park which we had personally not come across at a water park before. If you or your family have not experienced snorkelling before this is a great introduction.
Before entering the reef located in a large circular pool, you are given a clear briefing and a flotation vest making for a very safe experience. When you enter the reef the water is noticeably cooler than other areas of the park. You follow the reef around in a one-way direction and get to enjoy a very well stocked reef with a great variety of thousands of colourful fish. Our youngest was very excited to spot lots of ‘Dory’ fish.
The only limited downside for our children wasn’t that you couldn’t do a great deal of exploration such as diving down into the pool and you couldn’t kick with your fins to go faster for safety reasons. All in all this experience contributed to us feeling that this activity contributes to Adventure Cove being the best water park in Singapore and definitely whetted our kids appetite to try more snorkelling in the future.
If you are a family with young children, Seahorse Hideaway is a shallow wading pool with fountains and is a great place to chill out for a while.
Adventure Cove Food and Refreshments
You are not allowed to bring outside food and drinks into Adventure Cove but there are three main places to buy food, drinks and refreshments that are conveniently scattered throughout the park.
We refuelled at the Bay Restaurant after a hectic morning sampling the more adventurous rides. The Bay Restaurant is located between the Seahorse Hideaway and Rainbow Reef.
They have a range of tasty choices including burgers, fish and chips, curries, pasta and salads.
The photo below shows a sample of the food that we ate including a burger, Katsu chicken curry and mango bingsu. We enjoyed all the food we ate at Bay Restaurant and in particular we can highly recommend the mango bingsu as a refreshing and tasty shaved ice dessert.
The two food cards at Adventure Cove are Blu Ice Treats and the Hot Dog and Drinks Cart. At Blu Ice Treats you can purchase turkey legs, sandwiches, corn dogs, donuts, soft drinks, slushies, fruit cups (and even beer) along with other treats.
At the Hot Dog and Drinks cart, some of the food and refreshments you can purchase include Nasi Biryani, Bangers and Mash, Hot Dogs and Nachos with Cheese.
We had a great day at Adventure Cove Waterpark. It was an excellent mix of adventure rides and more relaxing rides as well as providing a welcome reprieve from the Singapore heat. We would highly recommend a visit to Adventure Cove if you have a few days in Singapore and are looking for a different experience.
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