This year, for Aina’s birthday, we decided to spend the day at Sentosa’s Adventure Cove. It’s pretty new, and we had never been there, so it’s always fun to try something new on your birthday 🙂
So, geared with swimsuits, sandals and bottles of sunscreen, off we went to the park. And on the way there, we met a huuuuge Bluub, the Go Blue mascot of RWS.
Then, we arrived at the entrance. The line was short, but since we have bought the tickets online and printed it, we could go straight to the turnstile and enter the park.
As soon as we got in, we put on our swimming clothes and sunscreen, and immediately went to buy tickets for the Ray Bay. Aina really wanted to pet the rays, and Ray Bay was the one she’s been asking to go to. There was only 4 Ray Bay sessions available in a day, and only 6 guests were allowed to go in on each session. You had to buy the tickets separately from the Adventure Cove tickets. The first session was already full by the time we got to the ticket booth, so we got the second session at 12:45pm.
On Ray Bay, we fed the rays during their 30-minutes feeding time. And it was amaaaaaziiiiiing! There were a few different ray species, but the cownose rays were the most friendly… actually waaay too friendly to the point of greedy. They were very adamant about their food, and they’re not afraid to suck on your legs to make you give them more food.
Our favorite, the spotted eagle rays, were the most gentle out of the bunch. they suck the food gently, and they flew beautifully across the water. Too bad that we weren’t allowed to bring cameras and phones into the Ray Bay. So, I only got the top down picture of the Ray pool.
Other than various pools, with and without fish in it, Adventure Cove had tons of twisting and turning slides! However, most of the slides required a minimum of 122cm in height, though, and Aina was still a tiny bit too short. Besides, Aina was too scared to ride the slides that she was allowed in…
So, while we were waiting for our Ray Bay session, we tried all different pools at the Cove. They said, we were not allowed to bring our own floatation device, and it will be readily available there. Basically, there were racks of floatation vests and tubes almost in ever corner of the park. So you just grab one that you need, and when you leave the water, just put them back on the rack for someone else’s use. The vests were available in many sizes, from toddler size all the way to XL. So, no worries, everyone can find the vests that fit them.
We mostly stayed in the kids-friendly areas, like the Adventure River (the river-like pool that went around the perimeter of Adventure Cove complex)…
…and Bluwater Bay (the giant wave-pool). This pool got really crowded later in the day. When we just arrived, this pool was almost empty. By afternoon, everyone seemed to be bumping into each other during the wave session.
After lunch at The Bay Restaurant, we went to the Big Bucket Treehouse… Ari and I just sat out, while Aina got busy going in and out, up and down the treehouse.
Then, before we left, we went on the Adventure River again, going around the whole complex, taking random pictures of the Cove. And of course, a wefie 🙂
We finished and left Adventure Cove in the late afternoon, and decided to walk to Vivocity by the Sentosa Boardwalk. Since the sun had almost set, the boardwalk was less hot and it actually looked very pretty. I think we’ll take this way from now on. We like the Sentosa Boardwalk.
All the photos of the day is in Adventure Cove photo album in Flickr.