Before the school holidays end, we decided to swim with some fishes. We had some close encounters before at Krabi’s Hong island, and Daddy thought Rainbow Reef would be interesting.
Resorts World Sentosa (RWS)’s newly open Marine Life Park has two attractions, SEA Aquarium (World’s largest aquarium) and Adventure Cove Waterpark (water themepark).
*Adventure Cove Waterpark Map credit
We arrive at 1000 to beat the crowd, but some 300 families had the same idea! After “setting up tent” at BluWater Bay, the kids help themselves to the water tubes.
The waves can be very strong, kids (swimmers or not) must wear life jackets. If kids are tired with waves hopping, relax at Seahorse. (Wading pool)
(There is a cheaper waves-generator at Jurong East).
While Mummy brings the smaller ones to Seahorse, Daddy brought Wei and Kang to snorkel with 20,000 fishes ! Rainbow Reefs is a must-go when you visit Adventure Cove.
It will definitely be more fun if the kids know how to snorkel.
No worries, the sharks are not here, but over at SEA Aquarium. Both of them want to dive again 🙂
Video (Link) : Rainbow Reef is too cool !
Not to worry, if our kid cannot swim yet. The view from the glass panel is interesting too 🙂
Stingrays will impress the kids with their gracefulness. $20 fee applies for closeup interaction, fortunately our kids are contented with viewing from a distance.
Yi is happy with his stingray portrait, and Wei ask whether his $4.50 BBQ stingray rice is from same family :p
Dolphins might come on-board later.
Lunch, recharge. Kids are hungry but refuse to leave their water play! That speaks volumes of the FUN at Adventure Cove Waterpark.
Price wise, expect $10 to $16 per meal. We brought in some buns, staff are not so strict on food-import, as we witness families with hugh pot of curry :p
The smaller kids will love Big Bucket Tree house! Abundant slides, ropes, and splashes kept them coming back for more.
The older kids will play hide and seek among the ropes and nets. Xin went down the slide so many times the lifeguard recogonise her.
The selling point for Adventure Cove Waterpark are the different S.L.I.D.Es. As we went during school holiday, queues from 30 to 60 minutes are not uncommon.
Daddy try only two slides, and he told us he loves the green-landscaping. Daddy is not a thrill-seeker haha. All the Rides are listed here.
We need to keep our spectacles and slippers in these cylinders. Unfortunately, some revelers will become blind like bats, thus discounting the fun factor. Do take note underwater cameras are not allowed on the slides.
We paddle down the Lazy Adventure River twice. Easy to navigate, just sit on the tube and let the current push us along.
You must watch our River video below, one loop will easily last 20 mins!
Windows and openings will allow you to get upclose to stingray and catfish habitats! We even venture into a dark tunnel. Go on a weekday, so that you can spend more time (less congestion) to appreciate the “exhibits”.
Hot dogs, ice cream is available at mobile F&B outlets.
Video (Link) : We did mention we love Adventure River, catch us cruising the river of FUN !
Feedback and recommendations :
1) Tickets for adults and kids are $29 and $20 respectively. It is almost $100 for a family of four, not including F&B. We always feel Singapore attractions can accommodate more family-friendly pricing (maybe run a $50 whole-family-package once a year)
2) As with most water themeparks (and even swimming pools), usage is subject to lightning warnings. Maybe Adventure Cove Waterpark can do partial refund for affected users, as a goodwill gesture.
3) Car park fees for a whole day will amount to $20.
We suggest that you might want to park at Beach-carpark for a maximum of $8. (updated 2015Jan – Sentosa entrance per car is now $7 weekends, we ended up paying $18 for carpark fees. Beach Carpark might not be feasible anymore)
4) You can actually walk 15 min from Vivocity over to Sentosa via Boardwalk.
** For point 3 and 4 (including carpark rates), click Sentosa link.
5) Lockers will be $10 or $20 for the whole day, unlimited open/close. We might recommend that you leave your non-valuables luggage at Bluwater Bay’s deck-chairs.
6) Leave weekends and holiday periods to tourists, unless you love to queue. It is no fun to shiver for 45min waiting for the next 2min slide !!
7) Above photos are taken underwater (Dicapac) and our Nikon D5000 (not waterproof)
SengkangBabies came, conquer and enjoyed ourselves. We only wish we had visited on a weekday 🙂 .We LOVE Adventure Cove Waterpark !
More details and photos about Adventure Cove Waterpark :
– our Fanpage album
– RWS Homepage
– RWS map
** Do you wish to compare Adventure Cove Waterpark, Sea Aquarium and River Safari?
** Read our Legoland Waterpark comparison too