5 Ways You Can Save On Fun, Relaxation, and More at Sentosa

Emma Lam

Emma Lam

Last updated 12 May, 2023

Save more, enjoy exclusive promos, redeem freebies, and unlock island perks with a Sentosa Islander Membership. And best of all, it’s free.

When you hear the word “Sentosa”, what immediately comes to mind are warm sandy beaches, chill pool lounges, and overall good #islandvibes. 

Regardless of whether you’re a local or local resident, Sentosa is definitely the getaway spot to be transported to an island paradise, even if it’s just for a few hours.

Did you know that Sentosa has its own Islander Membership programme that elevates your R&R experience to a whole new level? 

Introducing a new tier system following its recent revamp, members now get access to more exclusive perks, attraction & accommodation discounts, retail vouchers, and more!

Well, don’t all these sound wonderfully luxurious? And you can start unlocking all these perks for free! 

Well, if your curiosity is piqued, read on to find out how the Sentosa Islander Membership can help you save money on fun, relaxation, and more.

Table of contents

Overview: Sentosa Islander Membership tier system in Singapore 2023

Islander Explorer
Islander Insider 
(400 points onwards)
Islander Priority 
(5,000 points onwards)
Earn 1 point per S$1 spend
Min. S$20 spend in a single receipt required to earn points
Use points to redeem vouchers
Welcome vouchers
Promos and discounts at participating outlets
Welcome vouchers
Promos and discounts at participating outlets
S$20 birthday treat
Up to 4 hours of free parking at selected car parks
Yearly free island admission via Sentosa Gantry and Sentosa Express
Early access to curated attractions and experiences
Welcome vouchers
Promos and discounts at participating outlets
S$20 birthday treat
Up to 4 hours of free parking at selected car parks
  • Reserved parking at Beach Station Carpark
Yearly free island admission via Sentosa Gantry and Sentosa Express
Early access to curated attractions and experiences
Redeem a 1-night hotel stay with 5,000 points
Invitation-only experiences

5 Ways a Sentosa Islander Membership Can Help You Save While Having Fun

#1 Free membership

You know what they say, “The best things in life are free”. A good example of that - free memberships.

Compared to other membership rewards programmes, you can enjoy Sentosa Islander membership if you're 15 years old and above. 

This makes the membership incredibly accessible for teenagers because, unlike most memberships, you don’t need to wait till 18 years old. 

Teens can start enjoying Sentosa perks and promos early on and practically get a head-start on racking up points to further redeem more perks in the future.

#2 Free complimentary vouchers

What’s better than free membership? Free complimentary vouchers upon registration, of course!

Yes, you read that right. Upon signing up for an Islander account, your account will automatically be rewarded with a slew of free vouchers at your fingertips without even spending a dime yet. 

In the app, you can find vouchers for complimentary extended hotel stays, activity and F&B discounts, 1-for-1 bar deals, spa promos, and much more.

For those planning a quick staycation getaway, you can redeem free breakfast, refreshments, and S$100 dining credits at The Barracks Hotel Sentosa or enjoy a complimentary 3rd-night stay in the Deluxe Room at Siloso Beach Resort.

If you prefer activities, you can charter a yacht for up to 18 pax with a minimum of 10 paying guests at White Sails Yacht or go on a perfume date at a 1-for-1 perfume workshop at Scentopia. 

And once you’re all tuckered out from a whole day of fun and relaxation, it’s time to satisfy your cravings with these delectable 1-for-1 dining deals and discounted promos at the best restaurants and bars that Sentosa has to offer.

As it seems, Sentosa is really your oyster when you have an Islander Membership. And the best part is, all these free vouchers will help you get more bang for your buck for both you and your accompanying guests – so it’s truly fun for the whole family and friends!


#3 Free Sentosa Island admission

By now, you’ve probably heard that Sentosa has reinstated the entry fees for its Sentosa Gantry and Sentosa Express into the island. 

For those driving in, Sentosa gantry fee is either S$2 or S$6 per car depending if it’s peak or non-peak period. On the other hand, those travelling into Sentosa by the Sentosa Express will be charged a standard fee of S$4 – unless you’re a student/senior citizen, then it’s only S$2. 

What a good deal! 

But if you have Insider or Priority status, these fees wouldn’t be a concern at all.

As an Islander Insider or Priority member, you’re entitled to free entry to Sentosa Island all year round regardless of whether you drive in or take the monorail. 

#4 Earn rewards points for every dollar spent

As with every membership rewards programme, Sentosa Islander rewards members with 1 point per S$1 spent with a minimum of S$20 on every receipt

This means that effectively, you’ll be earning at least 20 points per transaction.

While signing up for the basic Islander Explorer membership is free, members will need 400 points for Islander Insider and 5,000 points for Islander Priority. But before you get intimidated by those numbers, allow us to break down the figures for you in simple, S$20 receipts.

Tier upgrade
Minimum spend
No. of S$20 transactions needed
Islander Explorer → Islander Insider
20 x S$20 receipts
Islander Insider → Islander Priority
250 x S$20 receipts

Based on these transaction breakdowns, upgrading your Islander Membership tier seems more feasible now, doesn’t it? After all, spending S$20 within a single receipt is quite an easy amount to hit – for example, a regular lunch or dinner out with friends or family.

But if you’re still not convinced, here’s a scenario:

Imagine you’re basking in the warm glow of sunset hour, sipping on a refreshing margarita, and chowing down on some yummy Italian grub at Trapizza. This is how much you can expect your bill to add up to for a table of two…

Trapizza receipt 🍕🧾
Dish type
For sharing
Pizza Italia
Salmone Alla Griglia
Gnocchi Alla Sorrentina
S$18 x 2 glasses = S$36
Total = S$172.26 (incl. GST & service charge)

Your total will be S$172.26, which converts to roughly 172 points in this single transaction alone. You’d be almost halfway to an Islander Insider tier upgrade already!

So what’s the moral of the story here? Just plan and enjoy your usual experiences and activities and you’ll be bumped up to Islander Insider in no time!

In turn, these points accumulated will contribute towards exclusive rewards. For instance, Islander Priority members can redeem their 5,000 points for an extra night stay at either Oasia Resort Sentosa or Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa, so you can think of this as paying your future staycation forward.

Lastly, all points earned are valid for one year.

Note: The maximum number of points you can earn in a day is 600 points, which is equivalent to S$600 spend. So keep in mind, you won’t be able to leap in membership from Islander Explorer to Islander Priority straight in one day.

#5 Redeem cash vouchers across many participating outlets

While we appreciate exclusivity in membership perks, we also appreciate versatility in rewards redemptions. The points you accumulate can be used to redeem cash vouchers worth S$5, S$10, or S$50.

These cash vouchers are eligible for use across 67 participating outlets in Sentosa including restaurants, bars, hotels, and experiences. Below are some examples of what you can expect:

Restaurants / Bars
Health & Wellness
Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa
1-Altitude Coast
Ola Beach Club
Forest Play
Far East Hospitality - Oasia Resort Sentosa
Bedrock Origin
Summerhouse Beach Club
HeadRock VR
Far East Hospitality - The Barracks Hotel
MIYOSHI by Fat Cow
Sofitel Spa
iFly Singapore
Far East Hospitality - The Outpost Hotel Sentosa
Mykonos On The Bay Greek Restaurant
Chi, The Spa
Madame Tussauds Singapore
Far East Hospitality - Village Hotel Sentosa
Blue Lotus Chinese Eating House
VIVA Pilates | Wellness | Beauty
White Sails Yacht
Siloso Beach Resort
Dusk Restaurant & Bar
ONE°15 Marina
Boater’s Bar

And the list goes on…

With so many activities and services to choose from, you have everything you need and more for a fun and relaxing day out at Sentosa.

Note: Some outlets do not accept cash vouchers. They only contribute towards earning points for your spending.

Best credit cards to pair with Sentosa Islander Membership

To squeeze out more rebates from your Sentosa Islander Membership, these are some of our favourite credit cards to earn cashback and miles on your spend. 

They can be used across a range of categories like green merchants, health & wellness, entertainment & ticketing, and dining – so choose the best credit card for you according to your spending habits and categorical preferences.

Cashback 💵
Credit card
Key benefits
OCBC Frank Card



Up to 10% cashback:
8% cashback on FCY spend
8% cashback on online and mobile contactless spend
Extra 2% cashback on selected green merchants
0.3% cashback on all other spend
Min. S$800 monthly spend
S$100 cashback cap per calendar month:
  • S$25 per category
DBS Live Fresh Card



5% cashback on SimplyGo, online, and mobile contactless spend
Up to 10% cashback on selected eco-friendly merchants
0.3% cashback on all other spend
Min. S$600 monthly spend
S$75 cashback cap per calendar month:
  • S$20 on online spend
  • S$20 on mobile contactless spend
  • S$15 on selected eco-friendly merchants 
  • S$20 on all other spend
Maybank Family & Friends Card



8% cashback on 5 preferred categories:
  • Groceries
  • Dining & food delivery
  • Transport
  • Data communication & online TV streaming
  • Retail & pets
  • Online fashion
  • Entertainment
  • Pharmacy
  • Sports & sports apparels
  • Beauty & wellness
Min. S$800 monthly spend

S$125 cashback cap (per calendar month):
  • S$25 per category
Three-year annual fee waiver
CIMB Visa Signature Card



Up to 10% cashback:
  • Online shopping
  • Groceries
  • Beauty & wellness
  • Pet shops & veterinary services
  • Cruises
0.2% cashback on all other spend 
Min. S$800 monthly spend

S$100 cashback cap (per statement month):
  • S$20 per category
  • No cap on all other spend
Miles / Rewards ✈️
Credit card
Key benefits
UOB Preferred Platinum Visa (PPV) Card



Up to UNI$10 per S$5 spend (4 mpd):
  • Retail shopping
  • Grocery 
  • Dining & food delivery
  • Drugstore
  • Electronics
  • Entertainment and ticketing
Up to UNI$10 per S$5 spend via mobile contactless spend
S$1,000 spend cap per calendar month:
  • Online spend
  • Mobile contactless spend
UNI$ are rounded down to nearest S$5 transaction
HSBC Revolution Card
4 mpd on online and mobile contactless spend:
  • Travel
  • Shopping
  • Groceries
  • Dining
0.4 mpd on other local and overseas spend
S$1,000 spend cap (per calendar month)

No annual fee
UOB Lady’s Card



15X UNI$ per S$5 spend on chosen category (6 mpd):
  • Beauty & Wellness
  • Fashion
  • Dining
  • Family
  • Travel
  • Transport
  • Entertainment
1X UNI$ per S$5 spend (0.4 mpd) on all other spend
Choose Bonus UNI$ category per quarter

S$1,000 spend cap (per calendar month)

UNI$ are rounded down to nearest S$5 transaction


Conclusion: Sentosa Islanders get more rest & rewards

We think we’ve covered a lot of ground on how to take advantage/utilise the Islander Membership to enjoy everything that Sentosa has to offer to the fullest. Honestly, whether you’re a casual visitor or a frequent goer, everyone can (literally) freely benefit from Sentosa’s Islander Membership.

So why not just sign up for a free membership first, and accumulate points as you naturally spend on the island? Pretty soon, you’ll realise your expenditures qualify you for the next membership tier upgrades and the rest is history.


This article was written in partnership with Sentosa.

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Although she struggles *slightly* in resisting good deals and sales, Emma is on a lifelong journey to understand what financial independence as a Z-llennial means. That said, her inner child is still very much alive… with animals and gaming being her weaknesses.


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