Romantic Singapore Tour Plan:
A Day on St John's Island

Going on a romantic Singapore tour?
Spend a day on a secluded beach on St John's Island...

Why go to St John's Island?

  • Seclusion, away from it all
  • Beaches, lagoons, trails, mangroves, corals!
  • Imagine a 'Blue Lagoon' romantic getaway, minus the birthday suits ;-) ...

If you are planning a romantic Singapore tour, this day trip will give you something quite different. No candle-lit restaurants. Nor luxurious spas. Just plain isolation and seclusion!

Important Note

There are no restaurants and eateries on the island. Prepare your own picnic basket! Go on a weekday and you may even have an entire beach to yourself!


Arrive before 10am (Mon-Fri)

Arrive before 9am (Sat, Sun, Public Holidays)

1. Journey to Marina South Pier
(Ferry terminal for St John's Island)

  • MRT to Marina Bay Station (NS27).
  • Bus no. 402 from outside Marina Bay MRT Station to Marina South Pier. Bus journey takes about 8 minutes.

2. Take the ferry to St John's Island.

  • Ferry ticket costs
    • $15 per adult
    • $12 per child (12 years old or younger)

  • Ferry Departure Times

    Marina South Pier
    to St John's Island

    • Monday-Friday:
      , 2pm

    • Saturday:
      , 12pm, 3pm

    • Sunday & Public Holiday:
      9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm

St John's Island to Marina South Pier

    • Monday-Friday:
      10.45am, 2.45pm

    • Saturday:
      9.45am, 12.45pm, 3.45pm

    • Sunday & Public Holiday:
      9.50am, 11.50am, 1.50pm, 3.50pm, 5.50pm

    (Ferry timings accurate as of 16 Dec 08)

Give yourself ample time on the island! Leave on an earlier ferry. Return on a later ferry.

Late Morning - Early Afternoon

Romantic things to do on St John's Island

  • Laze on the beaches, swim in the lagoons.
  • Wander through the Island's trails.
  • Explore the fascinating coasts - rocky shores, mangroves, inter-tidal coral reefs.
  • Even spot the dolphins off the waters if you are lucky!

A St John's Island Dolphin Video!

A few visitors spotted dolphins off the jetty on St John's Island. Listen to their excitement!

Will you be as lucky? Will you spot the dolphins on this romantic Singapore tour?

Enjoy the isolation!

Late Afternoon

Ferry back to Marina South Pier

  • Remember to catch the last ferry back.

  • Last ferry from St John's Island to Marina South Pier:
    • Monday-Friday: 2.45pm
    • Saturday: 3.45pm
    • Sunday & Public Holiday: 5.50pm
    • (Ferry timings as of 16 Dec 2008)


Stay the night!

  • Book a bangalow on the island.

  • Rates range from $53.50 to S$214 for 3 nights, depending on:
    • time of the week (Tue-Fri or Fri-Mon)
    • school term or school holiday

  • Where to book:
    • Sentosa Express Station, Vivo City Shopping Centre Level 3
    • Enquiries: 1800-736 8672

  • When to book:
    • Up to 2 months before stay
    • 9am-8pm over the counter
    • first-come-first-served

Staying a night means you could take a walk together on a moon-lit beach on St John's Island. You could even look beyond the waters at the Singapore skyline!

Yes, you will be away from the creature comforts of a 4-star hotel. But a night on St John's Island gives you a nice rustic touch to your romantic Singapore tour.

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