What You Need To Know Before Heading To St. John’s Island

St. John’s Island is one of the beautiful local islands you shouldn’t miss. Adorned with luscious greenery and idyllic beaches, St. John’s Island is a must-visit for any families or individuals who love the outdoors and spending a day in nature. Previously known as Pulau Sakjiang Bendera, this popular getaway spot is located approximately 6.5km to the south of the mainland – which is why it is one of the Southern Islands of Singapore.

Here are a couple of things you should keep in mind before your trip to St. John’s Island.

1. What is St. John’s Island best known for and is it worth visiting?

St. John’s Island is currently a well-loved destination for people who wish to get away from Singapore’s concrete jungle. The island’s rustic atmosphere promises a relaxing, yet fun-filled day surrounded by nature. Whether you want to have a picnic with friends and family, explore the intertidal zones and nature trails, or visit the Marine Park Outreach and Education Centre, there is something for everyone here on St. John’s Island.

Plus, did you know that St. John’s Island is Singapore’s very own cat island? On St. John’s Island, which once housed 100 cats, there are now just about 16 little cats roaming around.

So, to answer the question of whether it is worth a visit – it is definitely a resounding yes!

2. Can you stay overnight at St. John’s Island?

Bookings can be made at St. John’s Island Lodge (formerly St. John’s Island Campsite and Holiday Bungalow) for guests who wish to spend the night amidst the stunning natural beauty.

There are even barbeque pits and a kitchen that allow you to cook your own food. Talk about a true camping experience!

3. Are there any stores on St. John’s Island?

As much as St. John’s Island is among one of the more developed Southern Islands of Singapore, unfortunately, there aren’t any stores available on the island. So, make sure to stock up on your snacks and drinks beforehand. The last thing you would want is to be dehydrated or hungry whilst enjoying your day on the island!

Psst — don’t forget to pack some insect repellent! St. John’s Island is a tropical environment with its fair share of mosquitoes and other creepy crawlies. So, if you’re worried about getting insect bites, be sure to wear long, loose-fitting clothes and pack your trusty insect repellent.

4. How do you get to St. John’s Island?

It’s considerably easier to get to the island than most people might think. All you need to do is take a ferry to St. John’s Island. You can take a ferry with Singapore Island Cruise from Marina South Pier and be at your destination in 30 to 40 minutes!

What’s more, after you have explored St. John’s Island, you could always head on over to Lazarus Island for its pristine beaches or hop back on a ferry to Kusu Island and indulge in its rich culture.


That sums up the 4 commonly asked questions about St. John’s Island! Now, you are equipped with everything you need to know. So, what are you waiting for? It is time to book your ferry tickets with Singapore Island Cruise and brace yourselves for a fun-filled day with friends and family.

With a fleet of 14 air-conditioned vessels, Singapore Island Cruise is the country’s original ferry service provider that has been providing daily scheduled ferry trips to Kusu Island and St. John’s Island for over a decade.

To learn more, do not hesitate to get in touch with us today!