Island Escapes to St John’s Island
Posted on January 15, 2020
So you want to celebrate the year-end holiday season in an easier, breezier fashion, far away from the busy life in the city? You can plan a short getaway or escape to a quiet little island just around the corner.
Not many locals have ventured to any island other than Sentosa.
St John’s Island is a great place to start! Just a short ferry ride from Marina Bay will take you to this rustic
enclave, which has remained largely rural throughout the decades.
Fishing boats are still moored at the jetty, with tennis courts and football fields stretching across the grounds.
Fancy a short stay here? There’s even a village-styled chalet on one end.
And if you cross the breakwater to the meadow-lined Lazarus Island, you will find Singapore’s best-kept secret:
a secluded crescent beach with sparkling turquoise waters. That’s right: Not grey but turquoise! It’s the perfect corner for a quiet picnic with your loved ones.
How to get to St John’s Island from Jayleen 1918 Hotel?
The ferry serving St. John’s Island can be boarded at Marina South Pier.
From Clarke Quay Station, board the train towards Punggol Station and alight at Dhoby Ghaut Station.
Change to the North-South Line, by boarding the train towards Marina South Pier Station and alight at Marina South Pier Station, 4 stops later. Walk around 90m to Marina South Pier.
Catch the ferry to St John’s Island.
Prices for a two way trip are fixed at $18 for adults and $12 for children aged 1 to 12 years old.