Thanks to the very nice people of Sentosa, I got invited to a preview of this latest attraction on the Island last Saturday, which was also the day of their official launch.
As Kenan had class in the afternoon, we couldn't stay long, but it was enough for this mommy to recce the new kids’ wet 'n wild wonderland - and to share the details here.
Adventures at POLW
The POLW at Palawan Beach is just a few minutes' walk from the Beach Car Park
This is where you pay for admission and obtain your curio coins, which are for kids to pay for activities or a surprise snack
The coins come in a bag like this; kids will also receive a Port Pass to record their activities, collect stamps and redeem prizes!
Even before we entered POLW, the boy was already having fun! There was a bubble-making machine near the entrance spewing hundreds of bubbles to the delight of our boy.
Let the Fun Begin!
1. Ahoy matey!
The HUGE pirate ship docked right in the middle of the place is obviously the main draw of POLW.
Children were all having a splashing good time as they moved up and down the decks, jump into the waters and go down the numerous slides. However, parents do keep a close eye on your young children as they play with the various features, and in case the older kids get rowdy in their excitement.
The front and back of the Pirate Ship
2. Sand and foam
Enough of water play? Then head to the sand pit at the back to build some awesome sandcastles or have a frothy good time at a real cool kids-only foam party (pay 30 curios).
3. Pot a plant and meet some animal friends
Over at the Curiosity Island, children can work their little green fingers at a 'Pots & Planks' activity where they get to plant seedlings in a pot or boot and bring it home. The activity cost $20. From what I see on the board, it's not the POLW currency i.e. curios coins, they are referring to.
From what I read on the POLW website, there's also some activities involving little animals but I didn't see it when we were there and was a tad disappointed. Perhaps it wasn't time yet. Gotta check this one out another day as my boy is fond of animals.
There's also supposed to be board games, traditional games and storytelling, which I didn't see on that day. Made a mental note to look out for these too, at our next visit.
4. Picnic at the deckPOLW has thoughtfully incorporated a lounging area called The Deck so parents tired out from running after their energetic kids can take a break here. Families can also buy picnic baskets from Port Belly restaurant and enjoy a meal together in the open shaded area.
Other thoughtful designs include a diaper changing area, as well as locker facility.
Are you falling in love with this place yet? We'll likely be back soon, before the word goes out far and wide and it gets too crowded!
Port of Lost Wonder
54 Palawan Beach Walk
10:00am to 6:30pm daily (last admission to POLW at 4:30pm)
Weekdays -$8.00 (receive 50 curio coins and Port Pass)
Weekends & holidays - $15.00 (receive 100 curio coins and Port Pass)
Annual membership - $90.00 (600 curio coins, Port Pass and unlimited admission)
Charges is per child - accompanying adults enter for free. Love it!
Another reason why you should visit now? POLW is also having an opening specials - there's 15% off ticketing charges, and 20% off membership. For a limited period only.