Named Singapore’s best beach by the online community, one should seriously consider a trip to Lazarus Island as part of their weekend getaway.
If you’re looking for a relaxing break and love the sun, sand and sea, this almost untouched and tranquil spot is perfect for you! Totally opposite to the fast-paced city life, Lazarus Island offers you a mini beach getaway in Singapore.
You can get to the island in less than half an hour from Marina South Pier. There’s no ferry terminal on Lazarus Island. Instead, it’s connected to St John’s island via a short pavement that’ll take no more than 10 minutes to cross!
Things to do in Lazarus Island
Picnic at Singapore’s most secluded beach
Beach visits are almost always associated with picnics, so be sure to bring your picnic mat as well as your favourite food and beverages.
You will find that the island is lined with coconut trees, so it’s definitely easy to enjoy your meal in the shade. Of course you could bring a parasol if you’d like some extra coverage from the sun!
Above all, remember to bring trash bags so you don’t leave any litter behind -- let’s help to keep the island clean!
Enjoy your favourite beach activities
As mentioned, this is a hidden gem of Singapore that not a lot of people visit. So bring your bathing suit and inflatable floats and let yourself enjoy the peaceful and tranquil waters!
It’s never too crowded or noisy, so you can even enjoy a book or even take a quick nap as you get tanned. And if you’re bringing your little ones along, you can easily keep your eye on them as they build sandcastles or even fly a kite along the beach (without worrying about losing them in the crowd).
Phone reception is something that you don’t have to worry about here as well. So if you’d like to laze by the waters while streaming your favourite show, you certainly can!
Make friends with the resident felines
If you’re a cat lover, you’re in luck. The island is full of adorable stray cats just waiting for your attention.
Get to meet the famous one-eyed cat affectionately named the Pirate Cat. You are free to feed them too, so you can bring along some food or treats for them if you’d like!
Spice up your usual running route
Bored of running at the same old places all the time? Take your exercise regime by doing a run at Lazarus Island!
The island is good for both short and long distance jogs, but be sure to bring your beverages -- the island doesn’t have any convenient shops for you to pick one up along the way.
If you’re not into running, no problem. Take a brisk or leisure walk instead, surrounded by the lush greenery and fresh air.
Do take note that it gets pretty dark at night and the path may not have sufficient lighting for you to run safely after nightfall, so we’d advise against doing night runs here!
Spend the night with friends and family
If you’re feeling adventurous, you are certainly welcome to camp overnight on the island.
The only facilities available on Lazarus Island are washrooms, so be sure to bring all items needed for your trip. We’d recommend packing some mosquito coils or insect repellent too!
Snap some insta-worthy shots
Say goodbye to the predictable lalang fields as the go-to spot for your next photoshoot.
If you’re planning for a pre-wedding shoot, or just want to have some insta-worthy pictures to add to your IG feed, you should definitely make a trip to Lazarus Island. The island offers an amazing view with various photo ops to check out.
Just remember: safety first! Though it promises a fantastic view, be careful not to venture out too far on the rocky or slippery coastal areas around the island. Besides being cost-friendly, the location gives you a tropical holiday vibe. So what is there to complain about really?
Organise a private yacht party
If you’re feeling fancy, why not plan a yacht party?
Make your celebrations extra memorable with a private charter to Lazarus Island, available with most ferry service providers!
Marina South Ferries has ferries available for charter too, so speak with us if you want to throw yourself the party of the year on one of our ferries!