10 Islands in Singapore That are Too Mesmerizing to Skip!
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Lazarus Island, Sentosa Island, Coney Island, Pulau Ubin Island, Pulau Semakau, Kusu Island, St. John’s Island and many more.

Islands in Singapore form the best escape for all those people who are looking for a break from their mundane life. Singapore's vibrant nightlife, shopping destinations, and recreational spots are well known. However, if you are soon planning a visit to this enticing land of Singapore, you can’t miss out on its surreal islands which will introduce you to the scenic vistas of the city.

Whether you are going for a brief jaunt with your family or heading for a romantic getaway in Singapore, these islands cater to a variety of experiences to the visitors. From Sentosa Island to Lazarus and Rawa, the list of these coral beauties in Singapore remains endless. On your visit to their beaches, delve into the rich marine life, engage in exhilarating water sports or simply bask in the warmth of nature.

If you want to try something different, head to any marine park and witness vibrant aquatic species including corals, octopus, and giant clams. So, if you are tempted to plan a Singapore tour, don’t forget to go through this compiled a list of the top-notch islands in Singapore.

Here are some of the best islands in Singapore:

01

Lazarus Island

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A serene beach lying in proximity to St John’s Island, Lazarus Island is truly a hidden gem of Singapore. With its sandy beaches, coral reefs, and rich flora and fauna, this island is a treasure trove of surprises. If you wish to relax in the lap of nature, step into its exotic beaches and experience sand, sun, and sea, all at a time. Though Lazarus is a small island in Singapore, stretching over 47 hectares of land, it still has a bountiful of activities to amuse its visitors.

From relishing sunbathing at its turquoise beach to taking a plunge into the sea and trying your hands on beach photography, the list of things to do on this island remains endless. If you feel like doing nothing, just take a stroll by the beach side and soak in the panoramic view.

How to reach: The easiest way to reach Lazarus Island is by taking a public ferry from Marina South Pier to St John’s. From here, you can head to the bridge that links Lazarus Island and St John’s Island. If you are ready to splurge a bit, hire a private charter.

Attractions: 
Lazarus beach
                     St John’s Island

Things to do: 
Head for a fun-filled picnic
                        Enjoy the warmth of the sun by the beach side
                        Hit the beach and engage in water sports
                        Record the beauty of the Island in your camera

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02

Sentosa Island

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Hailed as the most iconic island in Singapore, Sentosa Island, sees a huge influx of tourists throughout the year. Sentosa is situated in proximity to the mainland and could be reached either by walking through the footbridge or by boarding Sentosa Express.

The island boasts a plethora of exhilarating sports that will set your adrenaline racing. From its enticing waterpark to shopping area, and Trick Eye Museum, Sentosa has everything to make your holiday worth it.

How to reach:
If you prefer to reach the island through public transport, take the Singapore MRT system to Harbourfront station. From here, you can either board a public bus or walk through the Sentosa Boardwalk.

Major Attractions: 
Universal Studio
                                Trick Eye Museum
                                SEA Aquarium
                                Tanjong Beach Club

Things To Do: 
Indulge in joyous rides at Universal Studios
                         Spend fun time at Tanjong Beach Club
                         Explore the magnificent Sentosa beaches which are stretched over 3.2 Km

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03

Coney Island

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Though this island doesn’t have many facilities for the visitors, its quaint location and surreal landscapes will leave you in awe. To make the most out of your Coney Island trip, plan your visit in the day time and delve into the world of adventures.From an enthralling boat ride to water skiing and fishing, there are ample of activities here to keep you engaged.

Coney Island is also known for its incredible picnic spots which are surrounded by lush greenery and natural habitat. If you are a big-time bird enthusiast, you have certainly landed in your paradise.

How to reach: Take a bus to Punggol Park and from here, walk through the linking walkway from Punggol Nature Walk.

Attractions: 
Coney Island Beach
                     The Riegelmann Boardwalk
                     Thunderbolt
                     Luna Park

Things to do: 
Nature walk
                       Boat riding
                       Fishing
                       Water skiing

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Pulau Ubin Island

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Nestled in the eastern coast of Singapore, Pulau Ubin Island provides a perfect escape from the boisterous city crowd. Whether you wish to rejuvenate your inner soul or soak in the charm of nature, Pulau Ubin is a top-notch destination to reconnect with yourself. This Singapore Island features sun-kissed beaches, surreal hamlets, wetlands, and observation towers.

Spend a peaceful day watching the sun going below the horizon at Changi Boardwalk or experience the thrill of biking on its treacherous trails-the choice is all yours. On your visit to this spectacular island in Singapore, don’t forget to visit the iconic Fo Shan Ting Da Bo Gong Temple.

How to reach: To reach Pulau Ubin Island, take the MRT to Tanah Merah Station. From here, you will get a bus to Changi Village Bus Interchange. Bus Interchange is situated in proximity to Changi Point jetty from where you will get a boat ride to Pulau Ubin Island.

Major Attractions: 
Fo Shan Ting Da Bo Gong temple
                                Chek Jawa
                                Changi Boardwalk

Things to do
: Bird watching
                       Biking
                       Sunbathing
                       Nature walk

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05

Pulau Semakau

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Situated in the south of the Main Island, Pulau Semakau is an absolute treat for nature lovers and peace seekers. It is a small island in Singapore which welcomes travellers with a bountiful of recreational activities including fishing, bird watching, cycling, and island walks.

On your visit to Pulau Semakau, recharge yourself amidst its impeccable landscapes or explore its untouched flora and fauna. The entire island boasts tall mangrove trees and coral reefs which add to its existing charm. 

How to reach: To reach this island without any obstructions, take a sea boat from Pasir Panjang Ferry Terminal. The journey will last for around 35 minutes. 

Attractions: 
Semakau Landfill
                     Flora & Fauna

Things to do: 
Cycling
                        Fishing
                        Star-gazing
                        I
sland Walks
                        Bird-watching

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06

Kusu Island

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A serene spot cradled away from the vibrant streets, Kusu Island, is a tortoise-shaped island that has left the travellers magnetized with its impeccable charm. The quaint island encompasses three Malay Kramats and two Chinese temples which stand as the major attractions of the place. If you want to discover the history of the islands in Singapore, Tortoise Sanctuary is your go-to spot.

How to reach: Take a ferry ride from Marina South Pier and reach this beautiful island well on time. The ferry will take its first halt at St John’s Island.

Attractions: 
Tortoise Sanctuary
                      Da Bo Gong Shrine
                      Syed Abdul Rahman Kramats
                      Guan Yin Shrine

Things to do: 
Plan a picnic on the beach
                        Spend joyous time with tortoises at Tortoise Sanctuary
                        Pay a visit to popular Chinese shrines and Malay Kramats
                        Relax on the beachside

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07

St. John’s Island

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A magnificent island nestled to the south of Main Island, St John’s has emerged as the most sought after tourist spot among the vacationers. The site is dotted with crystal clear beaches and tall mangrove trees that quadruple its charm.

Previously Known as Pulau Sakijang Bendera, St John’s Island is also known for housing a large number of cats and dolphins. On your visit to this place, either engage in leisure activities like fishing or spend an ideal evening watching the sun going down.

How to reach: The best way to access this island is through a ferry ride. Get a ferry ticket for Marina South Pier, which is close to the Marina South Pier MRT Station. Once you reach the pier, get a ticket from Singapore Island Cruise at the entrance gate.

Major Attractions: Lazarus Island
                                Pulau Seringat
                                Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

Things to do: 
Nature walks
                        Fishing
                        Exploring the hidden beach of Lazarus Island
                        Enjoying the vibrant aquatic life of the island
                        Spend some time with cats

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08

Pulau Hantu

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Formed by two surreal islands, namely Besar and Kechali, Pulau Hantu is a large island stretched over 12.6 hectares. Apart from its enchanting tourist spots and adventure activities, this island in Singapore is also known for its distinctive structure. Pulau Hantu is nestled far away from the city clamour, which is why it forms a perfect spot for peace seekers and leisure tourists.

Head for a romantic island walk with your partner or spend some time in the marine world-the island will truly spoil you for choices. Pulau Hantu Island is also popular for inhabiting a huge variety of coral reefs including mushroom corals, soft coral, and hard corals.

How to reach: You can reach this island by Metro Rail, bus or taxi. However, if you want to spice up your travel tale, take a ferry ride from West Coast Pier and admire the enchanting views throughout the journey.

Attractions: Coral Reefs
                     Diving Spots

Things to do: 
Snorkelling
                        Scuba Diving
                        Island walking
                        Camping

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09

Sister’s Island

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Named after two missing sisters who disappeared mysteriously, Sister’s Island represents a beautiful convergence of lush greenery and beautiful beaches. This quaint island in Singapore is home to several animal species which form its major highlight. Though this place is frequented by many wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers, it has still managed to preserve its beauty.

A walk through its nature park will give you a sneak peek into its vibrant flora and fauna. The island also boasts several diving and snorkelling sites where you can spend quality time with your family or friends.

How to reach: The best way to reach Sister’s Island is by taking a ferry ride from Marina South Pier.

Attractions: 
Nature ParkBeaches
                     Diverse flora and fauna

Things to do: 
Head for a nature walk through Sister’s Island Nature Park
                        Relish scuba diving and snorkelling at its water sports sites
                        Enjoy barbecue dinner at one of its camping sites.

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Pulau Tekong

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Pulau Tekong is a magnificent island situated on the northeastern coast of Singapore. This island is formed by the confluence of two islands, namely, The large Pulau Tekong and small Pulau Tekong. The place is largely known for its hot spring, called Sembawang, where one can enjoy undisturbed time in the laps of nature.

In addition to its natural splendour and unique vibe, Pulau Tekong is also popular for its small hamlet called FIBUA. This village has been used as a shooting location for several movies owing to its scenic backdrops.

How to reach: The fastest way to reach Pulau Tekong is by boarding a bus from Singapore. The entire journey will take around 1 hour.

Attractions: 
FIBUA village
                     Sembawang hot springs
                     Leopard cats

Things to do: 
Unwind in the ethereal surroundings of FIBUA village
                        Pay a visit to Sembawang Hot Springs
                       Witness one of the rarest cats, i.e., leopard cats in Pulau Tekong island

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11

Pulau Brani

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A tiny island cradled between Sentosa Island and Singapore Keppel, Pulau Brani is a secluded spot frequented by peace seekers. Though the island doesn’t have many touristy destinations, it will amuse you with its calm atmosphere and historical tales.

Currently, Brani Island is among the busiest ports in the world owing to its abundant crude oil production. If you want to delve into the history of forgotten islands in Singapore, this is a perfect place to begin.

How to reach: One can reach this island by bus, public transportation, or underground terminal.

Attractions: 
Ferry terminal
                     Cable car tower
                     Boat depot

Things to do: 
Explore the royal history of Brani Island
                       Spend quality time with your loved ones on this secluded island
                       Explore the nearby islands

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  1. Which are the best islands in Singapore?

    1. Sentosa Island: One of the most beautiful Islands in Singapore is Sentosa Island – home to premium hotels, luxury resorts, spas, beaches, entertainment centres and much more. Some of the best attractions here are the S.E.A. Aquarium, its white-sand beaches and Universal Studios.

    2. St. John’s Island: One of the most visited Islands in Singapore is St. John’s Island. There are several seaside bays and beaches that are perfect for a quiet and peaceful time. The island is also known for its pristine natural beauty. Some of the places you must visit here include Cinnamon Bay, Honeymoon Beach and Virgin Islands National Park.

    3. Pulau Hantu: 
    These magical Islands in Singapore are ideal for camping trips, trekking, picnics and much more. Parts of the island disappear during high tide, making it even more magical. You can also try your hand at snorkelling on the beaches of this island.

    4. Lazarus Island: 
    This untouched natural treasure is one of the most picturesque places in Singapore. The beach is fringed with hills covered in rainforests and it’s relatively unpopulated, allowing you large stretches of sand that you can have to yourself when camping here.
  2. Which are the best islands in Singapore for water sports?

    1. Pulau Hantu: Pulau Hantu is frequented by adventure lovers and water sports enthusiasts who are looking for well-maintained Singapore Islands. Diving, swimming, snorkelling and kayaking are just some of the sports that are popular here.

    2. Sentosa: 
    Undoubtedly, one of the best Singapore Islands for water sports is Sentosa Island, where you can do anything, from wakeboarding to swimming, jet skiing to scuba diving.

    3. Rawa Island: 
    If you are searching for quaint Singapore Islands where you can explore nature without too many tourists, you can head to Rawa Island. This coral island offers the opportunity for water sports like kayaking, wakeboarding, scuba diving, windsurfing, canoeing and much more.

    4. Sister’s Island: 
    Sister’s Island is a secluded beach with clear waters and clean beaches where you can go snorkelling and check out some of the most beautiful marine life in the area around Singapore.

    5. Bintan: 
    The largest island in the Riau group of islands is the Bintan Island. It is a haven for peace-seekers as well as those who want to indulge in a few water sports in and around Singapore. Popular activities here include kayaking, swimming, windsurfing and wakeboarding.
  3. What are the best things to do at Pulau Ubin Island?

    1. Explore the many trails: Pulau Ubin is one of the most popular Singapore Islands, where you can explore nature trails. These trails are ideal for taking in the local nature, going for walks, hikes and cycling tours.

    2. Visit the Jawa Wetlands: 
    The Jawa Wetlands consist of one of the richest ecosystems in Singapore. You should visit this natural reserve during low tide, where you can check out various species of plants and animals, observe the best of nature and catch an unparalleled view of the ocean.

    3. Go kayaking through mangrove forests: 
    This unique experience can only be had in the beautiful islands of Pulau Ubin. You can rent a kayak, with or without a guide, to make your way through the serene and stunning mangrove forests of Singapore.

    4. Outdoor camping: 
    Camping is one of the most popular activities to do in Pulau Ubin. There are several designated camping spots, and you can choose from wonderful beaches, cliff sides and parks where you can set up camp and spend the night outdoors.
  4. What is the best time to visit the Islands in Singapore?

    The best time to visit these islands is immediately after the rainy season, which occurs in November. Therefore, between December to April is the best time to explore these islands.

    Due to the tropical positioning of all Singapore Islands, they receive a substantial amount of rain throughout the year. The only way you can explore the complete beauty of these islands is when the rainfall has subsided.

  5. Which is the biggest island in Singapore?

    Sentosa Island is the largest offshore island in Singapore. It is also one of the most popular islands, where you can visit places like Universal Studios, the S.E.A. Aquarium, several manmade and natural beaches and much more.
  6. What is Singapore famous for?

    Singapore is famous for its colourful lifestyle – where the traditional and the modern have learnt to coexist beautifully. The culture of Singapore is also a big attraction for tourists, who come to see how Chinese, Indian and Malay cultures have come together to create one unique culture.

    Singapore is also an economic superpower, with several advanced technological industries within the city, as well as for its luxurious hotels, retail outlets and theme parks.