It is undeniable that Singapore’s Southern Islands have rich histories, including Lazarus Island. Also known as Pulau Sekijang Pelepah, the island is one of Singapore’s best-kept secrets.
While the island has been growing increasingly popular over the years, especially with images of its pristine beaches going viral on social media, it is still far less busy as compared to places like Sentosa.
For those who are planning a trip to Lazarus Island, we have got your back. Here is a list of 3 things you can do on this serene stretch of land.
1. Take a stroll by the beach
If Lazarus Island had to be known for only one thing, it would undoubtedly be its beaches. The tranquil beach, still unaffected by a large flood of visitors, offers just enough sea, sand, and sun for those who want to relax and feel the nature around them.
Sometimes, a little walk is all you need to de-stress and unwind. An absolute contrast to the high decibel and hectic city life, Lazarus Island offers a serene and vibrant landscape that is sure to wash all your worries away!
Kick-off your shoes and feel the waves crashing on your bare feet as you walk along the shoreline. Feel the sun on your face and listen to the sound of the waves as you take in the beautiful clear turquoise water.
2. Have a picnic
There is nothing better than spending quality time with the ones you hold near and dear. And what is a good time without some good food? Pack your picnic mat and load up on your favourite snacks, fruits, sandwiches and drinks, because Lazarus Island is the picnic location of dreams!
With coconut trees lining up the beach, Lazarus Island offers plenty of natural shade for you to set up your hearty picnic. The beauty of the green landscape coupled with a stellar view of the sea promises a relaxing day with friends and family.
Pro tip: Be sure to pack enough water and food as there aren’t any shops selling food on the island!
3. Take a dip in the sea
Take a dip into the cold seawater to get some relief from the heat! While the sea at Lazarus Island may not be ideal for diving or snorkelling, it is perfect for a swim. As mentioned earlier, the island is usually not crowded with people, so you would not have to worry about someone else getting in the way of your relaxing swim. However, do take note that there are no lifeguards on duty.
Don’t forget to bring along your swimming attire and towels to dry yourself off! There are 2 public restrooms on the island, and shower facilities are available in both toilets. For some added fun, you can even consider bringing along some inflatables so you can lounge in the sea in style.
Bonus: Enjoy an undisturbed suntanning session
We promised 3 fun activities, but here’s a bonus one!
If you are dying to get a tan but are self-conscious or just not the biggest fan of crowds, Lazarus Island is the place for you. With almost no prying eyes, you can get your desired tan in peace and thoroughly enjoy your me-time. Bid farewell to worrying about space to lay your towel because you will likely have almost the whole beach to yourself!
Getting to Lazarus Island
Ready to embark on a weekend (or weekday) of fun in the sun? Now that you have some ideas of the activities you can do on this scenic beach paradise, all that’s left is figuring out how exactly to get to Lazarus Island.
The simple answer? Hop on a ferry to Lazarus Island! To be exact, book a ferry to St. John’s Island with Singapore Island Cruise. The ferry will depart from Marina South Pier to St. John’s Island, where you can then take a short walk across the paved connecting bridge to Lazarus Island. Alternatively, if you are looking to have the whole ferry to yourself, you can charter a ferry as well.
Click here to check out the ferry schedules and to book your ferry tickets with Singapore Island Cruise, the first and longest-serving operator of ferry services to the Southern Islands.