Looking to refresh and recharge? With world-class beach destinations just a short distance from Singapore, there are plenty of reasons to escape for the weekend and unwind by the waves and sand. Here’s a guide to some of the best beach getaways from Singapore for that perfect weekend break.
Short Beach Getaways from Singapore
Pulau Tioman, Malaysia
Clear waters, coral reefs and rich marine life make Pulau Tioman a popular destination for divers and snorkelers. Visit the Marine Park or go for a jungle trek at this island getaway in the South China Sea. Beautiful beaches are in abundance and you can easily while away the day enjoying the white sand, sea breeze and sun. Be sure to put on your sunscreen!
Just a boat ride away, Bintan is an ideal choice for a short beach getaway from Singapore. Resorts with modern conveniences provide all the comforts you need to unwind. If you can pull yourself away from the beach, other family-friendly activities on Bintan include land sports and guided nature tours.
Everyone who visits Bali flocks to Kuta to laze about on its beautiful beaches. Next time, try heading a little further out to Lovina in northern Bali instead. Famous for black sand beaches and dolphin-spotting tours, this is a getaway that the family will not be forgetting anytime soon!
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Some of the most pristine beaches and crystal-clear waters in Southeast Asia are found in Krabi, Thailand. Kids will absolutely love the fine white sand on Railay Beach and the famous Phi Phi islands. Reachable only via speedboat, the feeling of cutting across the top of the pure seas under perfect cloudless skies is heaven on earth. Don’t forget to take your sunscreen for the day under the sun.
Rawa Island, Malaysia
A tropical paradise off the East coast of Malaysia, Rawa Island offers its visitors turquoise blue waters and white sandy beaches. This idyllic beach getaway from Singapore is perfect for those who wish to laze about. Activities on the small island include jungle walks, snorkelling and kayaking.
Koh Samui, Thailand
A tropical island in the Gulf of Thailand, Koh Samui charms with its many different facets. Enjoy the cosmopolitan vibes of Chaweng Beach and rustic atmosphere at Fisherman’s Village near Bophut Beach. Enjoy a day of exploration at Ang Thong Marine National Park or simply slap on some sunscreen and settle down at one of Samui’s popular beaches.
Stay Protected Under the Sun
Be sure to keep the entire family well protected against the harmful rays of the sun while enjoying the outdoors. Whatever your plans, don’t forget the sunscreen. Don’t let sunburn ruin a wonderful weekend getaway.
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