For a barefoot luxury sort of island getaway, check out Cempedak Island, a private island located roughly 2.5 hours from the Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal. The island boasts beautiful white sand beaches, stunning rock formations and lush rainforests that are home to a rich variety of wildlife including pangolins, otters and monkeys. The Crusoe theme continues with the bamboo, non-air conditioned villas (the sea breeze helps keep the villas cool) that each come with private plunge pools.
The villas, which have separate lounge areas and bedrooms, are also spaced out generously over the island to ensure maximum privacy. While it might be tempting to spend the entire trip seconded away in the comfort of one’s villa, there’s also a slew of outdoor activities ranging from jungle trekking, seashore walks and rock-climbing to partake in. The resort also has a newly opened spa with treatment rooms overlooking the ocean so you can drift off to the soundtrack of crashing waves.