'Once a year Go someplace you have never been before '
- Dalai Lama
Travel is not just for the heart or mind, its for the soul. Its refreshing, rejuvenating and incredibly therapeutic. In today's fast paced world, life can get stressful and overwhelming which is why its necessary to unwind once in a while. Rediscover your mojo and break the monotony of daily life. Indulge your senses in these idyllic beach getaways all located a few hours away from Singapore. The best part of it all? No need to take a flight! Simply hop on a ferry and find yourself in a tropical paradise.
Relax and Rediscover .
1. Telunas Private Island
Located just over 3 hours from Singapore, Telunas Private island offers the ultimate escape from the hustle bustle of city life. Experience tranquility as you witness a golden sunset cascading over the ocean in this eco friendly tropical paradise. Sample an array of seafood delicacies and try your hand at cooking the local Indonesian cuisine. With only 15 sea villas, you are guaranteed utmost privacy to relax and unwind.
How to reach Telunas - Take a ferry to Batam and an onward domestic transfer to Telunas. The private island is 1.5 hours from Batam with a total travel time of over 3 hours from Singapore.
|Telunas Private Island - Courtesy Official Website|
2. Nikoi Island
Think crystal clear azure waters, think white sand beaches, think Nikoi! A scenic beach getaway that will make you think that you are somewhere in the Maldives without shelling out the extra moolah. Located just 2.5 hours away from Singapore, this unspoilt paradise is often regarded as the most beautiful island along the coast. Its pristine waters provide ample opportunities to experience the vibrant aquatic life and the coral reefs. Lie on the beach under the vast blue sky and witness the beauty of the south china sea.
How to reach Nikoi - Take a ferry to Bintan and an onward domestic car and boat transfer to Nikoi. The total travel time from the Tanah Merah ferry Terminal in Singapore is approximately 2 and a half hours.
3. Palau Tengah - Batu Batu
Home to crystalline turquoise waters and powdery white sand beaches, Palau Tengah is an exotic tropical paradise off the coast of Malaysia . As the only resort on this island, Batu Batu promises total seclusion from the city life . Wake up to the sound of waves gently lapping up on the shore and drink in the picturesque views of the south China sea . This largely uninhabited island is home to vibrant marine life and white sandy groves. In short, its the perfect indulgence.
How to reach Batu Batu - Drive from Singapore to Mersing (Approximately 3 hours) and take a private speedboat transfer to Batu Batu (20 minutes in good weather).
|Batu Batu Resort - Palau Tengah|
4. Rawa Island
Vivid hues of blue and green greet you as you step off the boat to enter this idyllic paradise . Nested among the swaying Coconut groves and sandy beaches, Rawa is another tropical island off the coast of Malaysia. Located just 20 minutes by speedboat from Mersing, Rawa also offers white sand beaches and turquoise waters. The Rawa island resort has 77 rooms which remains in high demand by the city dwellers looking for a scenic getaway.
How to reach Rawa Island - Drive from Singapore to Mersing (Approximately 3 hours) and take a speedboat transfer to Rawa Island (20 minutes in good weather).
|Rawa Island - Flickr|
5. Joyo Island
Looking to fulfil your castaway fantasy? Head to Joyo Island, a private island located off the coast of Indonesia. With 6 beach palaces made of salvaged driftwood , the rustic feel is hard is miss. Walk barefoot on the white sand beach and witness an amber sunset over the horizon. This is as surreal as it gets.
How to reach Joyo Island - Take a ferry from Singapore (Tanah Merah) to Tanjung Pinang and a domestic transfer to joyo island .
Time to pack those bags ! :)
Where's your next getaway?