7 Exotic Beach Destinations With Direct Flights from Singapore

7 Exotic Beach Destinations With Direct Flights from Singapore

Your options for a beach getaway just expanded.

Check out these seven exotic beach destinations for a splashing good time! The best part – they are all a DIRECT flight away from Singapore, plus perhaps a short ferry ride to the beautiful beach.

Pack your suntan lotion, slippers, and swimsuits. LET’S GO!


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BULAAAAA! Fiji is an exotic island paradise that has everything you’ve ever dreamed of for a beach vacation. There are so many beautiful beaches in Fiji that you’ll be thoroughly spoilt for choice at which one to visit. Some of the clearest and most pristine beaches in Fiji include: Castaway Island, Honeymoon Beach on Turtle Island, Horseshoe Bay, Liku Beach on Tokoriki Island, Namale Private Beach, Natadola Beach on Viti Levu, Seagrass Bay on Laucala Island, Yasawa Island Beaches, Vomo Island and Mana Island.

They promise you the best time of your life, lying on soft, white sand while just gazing into the horizon of blue sand and glistening waters. You can go snorkelling, diving, or have a refreshing massage at the spa resorts on the island, and just ENJOY LIFE. Pretty sure the luxurious villas, coconut palms swaying in the wind, and the delicious cocktails will give you every excuse to miss your flight home and extend your stay indefinitely.

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Did you know that Fiji is home to Cloud9, one of the coolest places in the world? YES. Cloud9 is a floating bar surrounded by just turquoise water and coral reefs. Here, you get to enjoy wood-fired pizzas along with colourful cocktails after a swim. Alternatively, just laze around on one of their daybeds. You can also try watersports just as jet-skiing or parasailing right here! Fly me to Fiji right now, please.

Also read: These Reasons Will Make You Want to Jet Off to the Island Paradise of Fiji Now

Fiji Airways fly from Singapore to Fiji.

2. Mauritius

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Mauritius is another gem in the Indian Ocean perfect for a beach getaway, but many Singaporeans do not know that they can fly there directly! Paradise is just a seven-hour flight away. The great part about Mauritius is that all beaches are public. YAY! This means that you don’t have to fork out a hefty sum staying at a five star resort just to gain access to white sand beaches with azure waters. The five beaches that are highly recommended are Grand Baie, Trou aux Biches, Ile aux Cerfs, Belle Mare Plage, and Blue Bay. Blue Bay in particular, is a marine park which has the best underwater scenery with rare fishes and colourful coral reefs.

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There is also an extensive list of land and sea activities available that you’ll be spoilt for choice. Grab this chance to try your hand at quad biking, horse riding, kite-surfing, parasailing, kayaking, or go for a relaxing sea walk. You can even go skydiving in Mauritius as well. Imagine the magnificent view and the ethereal beauty of Mauritius waters from up above! Also, don’t forget to relish Mauritian rum and their Creole cuisine which is a mixture of native African, French, Chinese, and Indian influences.

Air Mauritius fly from Singapore to Mauritius.

3. Maldives

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Ahhh…The dream location, one on everyone’s lists of honeymoon destinations. Getting to Maldives is not as hard as we think it is! It’s less than five hours away, faster than a flight to say, Tokyo or Seoul. One of the key attractions of Maldives is definitely the beautiful water villas that overlook the shimmering lagoon. Isn’t having your own private chill-out area amidst clear, blue waters that seem to stretch to no end, such a dream? I would want to live FOREVER in that fantastic place. Also, the convenience of being able to swim, snorkel or dive in your own ‘backyard’ is so enticing!

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People don’t call Maldives the honeymoon paradise for nothing. Here, enjoy romantic candlelit dinners with your loved one on the beach, with the calming sea breeze and the sound of the waves crashing onto the shore. One trip to the Maldives will certainly leave you with memories for a lifetime. Snorkelling in Maldives is also a MUST because you get to spot the big five: manta rays, eagle rays, adorable sea turtles, dolphins and sharks underwater! Keep your eyes peeled for them.

Singapore Airlines, Tigerair, Silkair fly from Singapore to Maldives.

4. Manado

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Manado, located in the North Sulawesi province of Indonesia, is a hotspot for divers all over the world because of its clear, warm waters and the wide diversity of fishes and corals at the Bunaken National Marine Park! Dive into a mesmerising world as the eco-marine life underwater will certainly excite all your senses. Aside from the water activities, you can also choose to go trekking at Mt Mahawu Volcano, or visit the Kali Waterfall. Enjoy unparalleled views of the sunrise and sunset while relaxing at one of the food stalls by the beach, sipping on coconut juice and the local delicious speciality, pisang goreng sambal roa, which comprises of fried bananas dipped with chilli sauce. Mmmm sounds so finger-licking good!

Silkair flies from Singapore to Manado.

5. Davao → Samal Island

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Visit Samal Island, which is a short ferry ride away from Davao City, a tropical eden with its white sand and blue waters! Take your pick from around 70 resorts all around the island, with accommodations that range from modest to luxurious. The most famous one is the Pearl Farm Beach Resort, a name which has become nearly synonymous with Davao itself, as they have spacious, lavish villas that offer you private access to beaches so you can enjoy them fully to your heart’s content. If you’re looking for a relaxing escapade away from noisy crowds, Samal Island is the place for you. Also, if you want to explore more beaches and go scuba diving, head to Talikud Island, Big Ligid Island, Small Ligid Island. If you’re lucky, you might be able to catch sight of Vanishing Island, which only emerges during low tide. How interesting!

Silkair and Cebu Pacific fly from Singapore to Davao.

6. Iloilo City → Guimaras Island

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Accessible by a short 15-minute boat ride from Iloilo City harbour, the Guimaras Island is another precious beach getaway destination. The two key places known for its pristine beaches are the Alubihod Beach and Guisi Beach. These two places are a popular hotspot for locals to just have fun, picnic with their loved ones, and enjoy themselves. They have never lost their pristine beauty despite being frequented by tourists over the years, so you definitely know it’s worth visiting!

Also, are you a mango lover? If yes, then you should know that the Guimaras Island is heaven on earth for all mango lovers! Guimaras mangoes are considered one of the sweetest in the world and are made into dried mango products, jams, and many more. Oh yes, did i mention they even have a MANGO PIZZA?! It is the house speciality of Pitstop Restaurant. I don’t know about you, but I’m thinking of migrating there already.

Cebu Pacific flies from Singapore to Davao.

7. Danang, Vietnam

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Danang, located in Central Vietnam, offers plenty of stunning beaches and great beach resorts for holidaymakers. Considered one of the most picturesque beaches in Danang, the My Khe Beach is frequented by locals who flock there before sunrise to exercise. After that, the beach is largely empty and peaceful, perfect for beach sports like kite-surfing, jet-skiing, surfing, or beach volleyball. Remember to have a hearty meal of delicious grilled seafood while admiring the white sand and blue skies! It is also perfectly located in the centre of World Heritage sites like the ancient town of Hoi An, Hue Imperial City and the mysterious Phing Nga Caves, which you can explore after you’ve had enough of suntanning.

Silkair and Jetstar fly from Singapore to Danang.

Also read: Top Secret: 8 Gorgeous Islands Easily Reached From Singapore

Book your tickets and say hello to white sand and sparkling aquamarine waters!

About Author

Carissa Ng
Carissa Ng

Carissa is fascinated by the complexity of globalisation, and the interdependence of diverse cultures. Her mind constantly drifts off to dreams of travelling around the world, because she wants to explore every continent and city. She is also a sleepyhead-sloth who has a huge weakness for rainbows, sushi, all things Korean, and adorable chubby babies.


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