First timer’s guide to Adventure Cove Waterpark

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Adventure Cove Waterpark is Resorts World Sentosa’s water fun playground. It holds 14 rides and attractions and has remained one of the top 10 water parks in Asia on TripAdvisor two years in a row.

For first time visitors to or those unfamiliar with the park, here’s a guide to make your trip to Adventure Cove Waterpark the best it can be.

Before your trip

Types of tickets and where to get them

One-day ticket
Entrance ticket for the Park. Usual price is S$38 for Adults and S$30 for Child (4 to 12 years old) and S$30 for Seniors (60 years old and above. You can find promotions online.

Adventure Express
Allows you to use a separate (shorter) queue for three attractions: Rainbow Reef, Riptide Rocket, and Dueling Racer. These aren’t entry tickets.

Price starts from S$15 and can be used only once at each participating attraction.

Packing clothes for the visit

You are expected to be dressed for the water, so swimwear, board shorts and tee shirts are perfectly okay.

However, no jeans, jackets, long skirts, clothes with buttons, zippers and buckles allowed. And certainly no stripping down to undergarments.

dress code at adventure cove waterpark

If you somehow made your way to the water park and didn’t bring suitable clothes even with this guide, there’s the Reef ‘n Wave Wear retail right at the entrance to grab some gears.

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Life vests are available for free at ACW.

What you don’t need to prepare

How do I get to Adventure Cove Waterpark?

Adventure Cove Waterpark is part of Resorts World Sentosa.

The nearest MRT is HarbourFront Station. To head into the Resort, using Sentosa Express, RWS8 Bus or walk in via the Sentosa Boardwalk.

If you’re coming by taxi, you’ll stop at the entrance in front of Resorts World Theatre Casino. Look for McDonald’s. Take the escalator upwards to Maritime Experiential Museum. Look for signs to Adventure Cove Waterpark.

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Must-ride for thrill seekers

1. Riptide Rocket

This is Southeast Asia’s first hydro-magnetic coaster. You’ll experience multiple climbs, intense drops and speeds that (while not as fast as a ‘normal roller coaster’) will leave you squealing with excitement. Rides two so best experienced with a friend.

2. Pipeline Plunge and Tidal Twister

Both rides share the same platform. Grab a float and follow the queue indicators marked on the platform floor.

On the Pipeline Plunge, you’ll fall through darkness at high speed, with plenty of twists and turns. Rides two so best experienced with a friend.

On the Tidal Twister, you’ll drop at a moderate pace but it can feel never-ending at times. (The queue for this ride tends be longer because of the length of the ride.) Rides two so best experienced with a friend.

3. Spiral Washout and Whirlpool Washout

Both rides share the same platform. Grab a float and follow the queue indicators on the platform floor.

On the Spiral Washout, you’ll drop down a funnel at a great speed, go through a dark tunnel with twists and turns before you escape with a splash into the exit pool.

The Whirlpool Washout is the more relaxed of the two rides. But watch out for one thrilling part of the ride, you’ll be spinning in a “whirlpool” into what seems like an impossibly small entrance.

4. Splashworks

If you have great arm strength, the obstacle course will provide a great work out. You can walk the balance beam, cross the tight rope and jump off a platform to make a big splash.

Adventure River at Adventure Cove Waterpark

Attractions for the “chill” seekers

1. Adventure River

Grab a tube or life vest and float along leisurely on the Adventure River.

You’ll see interesting sights such as the Grotto, the Squid Bridge, the panels looking straight into Ray Bay and more. A favourite for families with kids.

2. Bluwater Bay

Get wet or stay dry. It’s up to you! In the water, you’ll be buoyed by the gigantic waves every 15 minutes. (Wear a life vest so you can float on top of the wave.)

By the bay, lie on the lounge and catch some rays.

3. Rainbow Reef

Snorkel with 20,000 colourful tropical fish swimming right by you.

Adventure Cove Waterpark for kids

Here’s a quick glance at the height requirements for rides and attractions at Adventure Cove Waterpark.

We recommend these attractions for kids:

  • Adventure River for a relaxing float around the Waterpark.
  • Big Bucket Treehouse for the unexpected splashes of water.
  • Seahorse Hideaway for the wading pool and fountains.
  • Wet Maze for the kid-friendly obstacle course.
The Wet Maze obstacle course has safety harnesses.

Picking the best cabana for you

Limited cabanas are available for rent on first-come-first-served basis.

Full-day rental includes the use of a locker, a S$10 meal voucher and two towels.

Three choice locations available:

  • Pick Bluwater Bay to be at the centre of the rides.
  • Pick Adventure River (Gardens) to have a little more privacy
  • Pick Seahorse Hideaway to be close to the kid-friendly attractions.

You can book yours online here.

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What’s on the menu at Adventure Cove Waterpark

Bay Restaurant

Cafeteria-style restaurant that serves all-day breakfast and Japanese fusion meals, such as All-Day Breakfast for S$13, Monster Curry Combo for S$25 (good for two), and Monster Pasta with Tomato Sauce Combo for S$25 (good for two).

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Hot Dogs & Drinks

Food cart selling snacks such as Hot Dog (S$6) and Banger & Mash (S$6.80) plus drinks.

Halal Food at Adventure Cove Waterpark

Riverside Snacks

Serves light meals such as Pizza (S$9.50), Nasi Briyani (S$8.90) and Nachos (S$6).

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Ultimate Marine Encounters

Ray bay at Adventure Cove Waterpark

While here, you have the option to top up for Ultimate Marine Encounters, a series of amazing educational and underwater programmes:

  • Ray Bay: Learn and feed dozens of rays.
  • Sea Trek® Adventure: Don a helmet and walk on the seabed of the Open Ocean Habitat. Diving skills not required.
  • Shark Encounter: Get up-close with sharks, separated only by an acrylic panel.
  • Shark Dive: Scuba dive in the Shark Seas.
  • Discover Scuba Diving: Short course for beginners to experience Scuba Diving. Not a full-course.
  • Open Ocean Dive: Recognised as an Open Water dive site, you can log your dives at the Open Ocean Habitat. The abundance of species in the Habitat cannot be beat.

Find out the schedule of Ultimate Marine Encounters.

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