HOW TO CELEBRATE VALENTINE’S DAY FOR EVERY TYPE OF RELATIONSHIP
No date, no problem! For those looking for an alternative way to celebrate the day of love, the island has something for everyone
Who says that you can’t celebrate Valentine’s Day if you don’t have a girlfriend/boyfriend/spouse or significant other?
It is the day of love, and all you need is someone to love. Friends, BFFs, family-members or furkids — all of these can have a day filled with warm and fuzzy, feel-good vibes while enjoying Sentosa’s fun!
If you are stumped on how to celebrate, allow us to lead the way …
Celebrate with friends
If you and your crew are all sailing on the same (singles) boat, how about celebrating together with some feel-good island fun. Bali’s famous Rumours Beach Club opened up, so the island now has a new beach club where you can spend the day chillaxing on beach bean bags, dipping into one of three pools, tucking into hearty grub or grooving to resident DJ Matty Wainwright’s beachy tunes.
Come evenings, all through February, there are free outdoor movies being screened over at Palawan Green — all you need is a picnic mat. If your squad is the sporty kind, there are so many activities on the island; from fitness bootcamps to ocean paddling, bungy jumping or beach volleyball.
Get involved with one of these sporting communities or simply show up — Tanjong Beach is equipped with a few beach volleyball nets and portable courts — all you need is the ball itself.
Celebrate with family
The island is packed with activities that allow you to spend quality time with the family and your little ones. Our top picks for things to do as a family are the Skyline Luge Sentosa which is a unique go-karting experience that allows tandem rides for parents and their kids, and the MegaClimb Rope Course at Mega Adventure Park.
If your kids are too young for those, enjoy peek-a-boo moments at Nestopia, which is an open-air play space with 17 play sections with netted obstacle courses connecting 3 giant nests and 2 of the longest slides on Sentosa island. For something a little less thrill (and more chill) opt to simply hang out at the beach, building sandcastles, dipping their tiny feet in the water and chasing after lazy waves — Tanjong Beach is best for this.
Post-activity nosh can be had at one of those family-friendly restaurants. They will have child-approved foods, kids activities and a general laid back vibe.
Celebrate with a BFF
Friends are the family we choose, and if you have decided to spend Valentine’s Day with your #friendlikefamily or BFF, here are some fun activities you can do together. Universal Studios Singapore™ is a no-brainer. There are 28 rides across various levels of thrill, but each one is guaranteed fun. From Battlestar Galactica: HUMAN vs. CYLON™ to Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase.
For some “me-time”, why not head to one of the many luxurious spas on the island. We cannot stop gushing about Auriga Spa’s four signature treatments that are themed on the phases of the moon, and its other amenities such as the Vitality Pool, the Herbal Steam Room, the Experience Shower and the Ice Fountain.
Explore the island with your cameras in tow, Sentosa is packed with ‘grammable’ spots, from beaches and suspension bridges to museums wholly dedicated to photo ops. Plus, this is also a mega BFF-bonding opportunity.
If photo-taking is your thing, head to Sentosa's newest attraction — Magical Shores. It is a multi-sensory, interactive, light and sound spectacle on Siloso Beach. The magic begins daily at 7.30pm. Did you know that the island's restaurants serve a minimum of 14 world cuisines? If your BFF is a foodie, you can refer to this handy guide and go explore.
Celebrate with pets
Celebrating Valentine’s Day with your beloved furkids — well, why not? Definitely one of the purest forms of love out there, and what better way to celebrate than on an island that welcomes them with open arms and fun beach activities. First off, be a responsible pet parent and read this on what is allowed and not allowed when it comes to pets and Sentosa.
A game of catch on the beach, a refreshing dip in the ocean or just rolling about in the sand — pets can and will love, doing it all. The beaches and most of the beach-side restaurants are all pet-friendly.
If you are looking for a celebration that lasts more than a couple of hours, book yourself into either the Amara Sanctuary or at the Capella Singapore. Both hotels allow pets in specially appointed rooms and several common areas. At the Amara, your pampered pooch will be treated to a Fur Kid Welcome Pack, complete with treats and amenities.