When deciding on a honeymoon destination, privacy is the most desirable characteristic couples look for. Singapore is a nice and carefree honeymoon destination and has always been the first choice of all the Indian newlyweds for many reasons. However, lesser-explored and secluded islands of Singapore have never been one of them. Thanks to backpackers, these peaceful islands are slowly becoming popular and can be covered in a trip of a day or two.
If you don’t want to go mainstream on your honeymoon, then these secluded islands in Singapore are waiting to be explored. Rent a personal ferry and sail away from the madding crowd with your partner.
1. Sisters’ Islands – The place to be footloose and fancy-free
Sisters’ Islands in Singapore is a set of two islands, separated by a narrow but deep canal. Gradually, turning into a hot spot for adventure lovers as they are two of the closest islands near Singapore. The legend has it that these two islands were formed after the painful separation of two orphaned sisters who drowned in the sea, hence the name.
The water here is beautiful and there are high chances of spotting sea star, octopus, blue-spot nudibranch, and five-spot anemone shrimp during low tide.
Distance from Singapore: 23 km
How to reach Sisters’ Island: You can charter your own boat from West Coast Pier. We advise you to join guided walks that are organized by the park authorities for a great trip.
Rent for a small boat: $18 per person for a two-way trip
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2. Lazarus Island – Relax under the tall palm trees
One of the lesser known islands to visit in Singapore for honeymoon couples is Lazarus Island. It is spread across 47 hectares and is located to the south of Singapore. Lazarus and St John’s Island are connected by a paved bridge, which means you can explore both the islands in a day.
On the island lies a clean sandy beach, swimming lagoons, and tall palms. If you want to spend a night on the island with your loved one, you can rent a holiday home.
Distance from Singapore: 24 km
How to reach Lazarus Island: You won’t get public ferries to Lazarus, but you can take a public ferry from Marina South Pier to St. John’s Island and then take a short walk over to Lazarus. Couples can also hire a private boat to directly reach Lazarus Island.
Ferry rent: $18 per person for a two-way trip
Holiday home rent: $55
Suggested Read: 10 Romantic Places To Visit In Singapore For Your Honeymoon
3. Pulau Hantu – Experience the beautiful marine life
If you are looking at romantic things to do in Singapore on your honeymoon, you must pay a visit to Pulau Hantu. This is a place for beach junkies and couples who want to relax on a calm beach and curl up closely. The reefs at Pulau Hantu are rich in marine life and attract a lot of diving enthusiasts.
This place is never crowded making it a cozy little island for couples to spend some quality time. You’ll also find shelters along the beach to relax.
Distance from Singapore: 25 km
How to reach Pulau Hantu: You will have to hire a chartered boat from West Coast Pier, as there are no public ferries to reach the island. Boat charges vary according to available.
Note: Staying at Pulau Hantu overnight is not allowed without permission from Sentosa Leisure Group. The most common form of accommodation is camping there.
4. Kusu Island – Laze by the lagoon
Kusu Island, which means island of tortoise is home to more than 100 tortoises. There is a popular Chinese temple, Da Bo Gong or Tua Pek Kong housing two main deities Tua Pek Kong – God of Prosperity and Guan Yin – Goddess of Mercy. You can visit the temples, and then laze by the lagoon to spend a relaxed day on the island.
Distance from Singapore: 27 km
How to reach Kusu Island: You can board a ferry operated by Singapore Island Cruise or Ferry Services Pvt Ltd from Marina south Pier to reach the island
Ferry rent: $18 per person for two-way trip
5. Pulao Ubin – Lose yourself in the rustic island
Amongst all the few secluded islands in Singapore for couples, Pulao Ubin is the most delightful and rustic island with ecological diversity. Ubin is known for romantic, lazy walks and cycling. You can also rent bicycles for around $6 to explore the island for a fun experience. Couples can also book a kayaking tour to paddle along the coast.
Distance from Singapore: 69 km
How to reach Pulao Ubin: You can board a bumboat from Changi Jetty Ferry Terminal to reach the island in just 10 minutes
Bumboat charges: $3 per person for a 12 seater boat, or you can pay $36 or $37 to leave straight away
Further Read: 10 Best Adventurous Activities In Singapore
What’s more romantic than spending your day by the water on clean sandy beach under the shade of tall palm trees. Let the water of the ocean and the rustic of beauty of these island add some romance chapters to your love story.
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