Need a quick getaway without going too far from mainland Singapore? Want to avoid the overdone beaches and destinations you’ve already visited? So do we!
This week’s blog is part travel guide part daydream, because honestly, who wouldn’t want to get away to these fantastic island destinations?
So grab a mimosa, sit back, and imagine yourself jetting off to a fantastic beach retreat.
St. John's Island
This island is as beautiful as its history is interesting. Just offshore of Singapore proper, St. John’s Island was once a quarantine station for Chinese immigrants with cholera.
Don’t let its grim history deter you though, because the island has become justly famous for its dreamy lagoons and beaches dotted with picnic spots, sports fields, and hiking routes. Kusu Island
Kusu is the coolest option for historical and cultural tourism on our list. Associated with the Chinese temple dedicated to the deity Tua Pek, the island receives thousands of devotees during the ninth month of the lunar calendar.
If you go during this time, expect crowds and lots of wonderful cultural experiences. The scenic lagoon and the very clean beaches are just a bonus!
Named for the sad legend of two sisters blown apart, each landing on a separate island, this pair of islands are home to beautiful beaches, sight seeing, and snorkeling. If you want to see some reefs, this is definitely the spot for you.
The best part of all these islands is how easy they are to get to! All you need to do is hop on a ferry at Marina South Pier and you’re on your way to instant relaxation.
Tickets are inexpensive for a round trip, clocking in at just under $20. Plus, taking the ferry is a great way to see the islands and get out on the water.
Enjoy yourselves, ladies!