Things to do in Singapore: Where to Stay
If you want to feel like you are on vacation, then Sentosa is a great option. This human-made island is known for its adventure activities. Here you will find Universal Studios, Bungi Jumping, luge ride, aquarium, waterpark and much more. Sentosa is a family favourite as you could spend your entire time here and not get bored.
However, it is human-made, so it feels like one big resort, which means that it doesn’t have the authentic feeling like other parts of Singapore. Sentosa Island is also expensive, with many activities an ongoing cost.
Recommendation – Sofitel Singapore is in a great location (the island is so small that anywhere is fine), with the beach across the road, and most fun activities at your doorstep. The monorail is a short walk and will take you to Singapore in no time.
Before I moved to Singapore (I was a regular visitor), this was my favourite location to stay. Although Orchard Rd is known for its shopping, it is also a great place for restaurants and bars. This vibrant part of the city is a convenient location and is an ideal spot for public transport, as you have three train stations and ample amounts of bus stops and taxi stands.
It is walking distance to many favourite places like Fort Canning, Botanical Gardens Little India and Clarke Quay. The downside is that the area can get busy, especially on Sunday’s when the streets are full to the brim, or on Christmas Eve when shopping is almost impossible.
Recommendation – Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel is an excellent location for anyone wanting to be in the heart of the city. The service is fantastic, the rooms are clean, and the buffet is plentiful, which so many options that it will have you coming back for more.
When most people see photos of Singapore, they see the Marina Bay area. You can find Gardens by the Bay, The Supertrees, The statue of the merlion, The Fullerton Hotel, The Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Singapore Flyer and Art Science Museum as it’s the backdrop, so you can see why this is an ideal location for any visitor.
However, this part of Singapore can be expensive as it is close to the financial district and is a sort after area with so many tourist attractions. Shopping in the Marina Bay Sand can be costly, with many luxury brands stores inside.
Recommendation– Marina Bay Sands is famous for it’s views of Singapore and it’s infinity pool (which you can only visit if you are a guest). This location is ideal if you are spending most of your time in this area.