We are huge water theme park fans!
This year, we decided to bring NINE boys to Adventure Cove Sentosa to celebrate my son’s 9th birthday. The boys could hardly contain their excitement!
We chose to go on a school public holiday, with the hopes that it will not be too crowded. Also, as it is a water theme park, any rainfall during the last quarter of the year will not damper our spirits. Just in case, we purchased our tickets online so that we did not have to queue long to get in.
We woke up to overcast skies and thought: “Uh-Oh!!” My son prayed hard. My daughter sang: “Rain, rain, go away…”
By the time we arrived on Sentosa, the sky had cleared and it was a beautiful day to be outdoors and in the water.
Adventure Cove, here we come!
The guards are pretty strict during the bag check about bringing in food or drinks for consumption. They will allow plain water (500ml), food required for special dietary needs or medical reasons and baby food. Even though it was a birthday celebration, we were not allowed to bring a cake in, unlike our previous celebration at the Port of Lost Wonder (POLW).
When we got hungry, we stopped by to grab a bite at the Hot Dogs & Drinks stand (photo below). Different stands will sell you pizza, hot dogs or burgers and mash. Prices range from $6 to $10. Bottled drinks or soda are sold between $2.50 – $3.80
You can also stop over at The Bay Restaurant for a proper meal like pasta or meat dishes. But knowing kids, they are more likely to grab a bite and go (which was pretty much what the boys did).
Overall, we thought that the park was a bit small and not as exciting as some of the waterparks overseas. Read more about our other Water Park Adventures – Wild Wadi (Dubai), Aquaventure (Atlantis Dubai), Dolphin Bay at Atlantis (Dubai) , Waterbom Bali (Indonesia) and Wild Wild Wet (Singapore).
One of the primary reasons was because we could not get on most of the “exciting” rides due to long queues or height restriction.
We will not recommend hosting a birthday party there as it could get a bit expensive as you have to buy everything on site. Plus, you are not allowed to bring or purchase a birthday cake.
Another issue we had was where to leave our valuables or how to carry cash with you around the park? You can rent the lockers in the park for $10 (small) or $20 (big) per day and retrieve your cash each time you want to make a purchase. Alternatively, you can purchase waterproof pouches from the Reef n Wave Wear Shop.
You may also like our Birthday Parties @ Adventure Cove, Build-a-Bear, Wild Wild Wet, Universal Studios and Port of Lost Wonder, OR birthday parties at home – Laser Tag, Ninja Gangnam Style, Royal Princesses, Slumber Parties or 20 Great Birthday Party Ideas.